12 August 2011 @ 12:05 am
Another Gratuitous GIF Post  



That just never gets old for me.



( Smaller version here)
Okay, two things:

1) I love whoever made the choice to have a wind machine there to gently blow at Claude's hair. And it must have been focused at CE, because you totally don't see Peter's hair blowing that much. Oh my god, what if it's not meant to be the breeze or whatever, but Peter's telepathy just going kind of haywire? No, that's stupid. But... Here, have another look:



2) The adorable little half-smile that he gives Peter happens when Peter is still looking at him. When Peter turns away, though, there's that long, wistful look that's just as good and angsty and fond. Also his eyes glance down like he's checking out Peter's ass, just saying.



Mmm, I do so love the incredibly prominent Empire State Building with its flashing red tip just being there.



Yeah, you just throw him down there, Peter, mm-hmm. Also his shirt kind of rides up there, not much, but just saying, I love that moment. At least partly because of how Claude ends up in that chair with his legs wide open.

Also I will just leave this here.



Speaking of mm-hmm...yeah, I'll just leave it at that.



I have had many problems with Heroes and will always have those problems, but I will always love it for the blocking in this scene.



I don't think it came out very well in the .gif, but in the video you can totally see the wall shake when Claude slams the door. Like enough that you can tell it's a set. It makes me wonder what Peter's neighbor's thought was going on. "Jeez, that Petrelli kid's having another fight with his boyfriend."



That awkward moment when your ship kind of sinks :(



Peter is so pissed off, I love it. That's about the same level of pissed off he was when he saw Simone with Isaac (the very next scene is, hilariously, of Simone in Nathan's office), which makes Claude the second relationship Isaac's screwed up for him. And later when he goes all angry!puppy on Isaac it's pretty obvious who he's more upset about losing.


Anyway, that's about it for now. Maybe some scarf-stealing and clothes rack-grabbing for tomorrow, depending on my mood/interest level.
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hermione_vader: bowhermione_vader on August 12th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oh my God, I miss this pairing so badly right now.
I had fun once and it was awful: Plaudevisiblemarket on August 12th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
Aw, you don't have to miss it, we're all still here ;)
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 12th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
That long wistful fond angsty look gives me ALL THE FEELINGS. Seriously, ALL OF THEM. Nnnnng! (that's the sound you make when you feel all the feelings)

Wow, Peter really does put a lot of power into shoving Claude away. Kind of more than I expect him to have before getting super-strength. Not quite sure what to make of that...

I didn't realize it's Peter who pulls Claude's shirt and coat down. I mean, it only makes sense, considering the angle, but... Dude. I suppose I was rather distracted by the quite frankly gorgeous curve of CE's shoulder. I regret nothing.

If there are any more .gifs on the way, could I request some where they get about two-ish inches away from each other's faces? Like when they first met?
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 12th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Nnnnng! (that's the sound you make when you feel all the feelings)

I thought that was the sound which described the cut of Adrian Pasdar's suits ;)


Wow, Peter really does put a lot of power into shoving Claude away. Kind of more than I expect him to have before getting super-strength. Not quite sure what to make of that...

For some reason I always thought that Peter punched him in that scene, but he totally just shoves him down there. And honestly, given how solid Claude tends to be, I'm kind of surprised Peter manages it, except that I guess they've kind of been scuffling and Claude is a bit unbalanced? I like it, though. It's fun watching him be fiesty. Claude being handsy and dragging Peter around is just Claude and it's expected, but when Peter gets pissed enough to get physical it's, um, interesting.

I didn't realize it's Peter who pulls Claude's shirt and coat down

It's actually kind of both of them; Claude starts to, and then Peter helps, because he needs to to get a proper look. I love the look on Peter's face when he does, though. There's a level of concern for Claude there that I appreciate, beyond the shipper stuff, because it's Peter being all S1 kind-hearted and empathetic.

I suppose I was rather distracted by the quite frankly gorgeous curve of CE's shoulder.

Well there is that too.

If there are any more .gifs on the way, could I request some where they get about two-ish inches away from each other's faces? Like when they first met?

Mm, I'll see what I can do. I keep wanting to do the scene when Peter first follows him to the rooftop and Claude just hauls him up close there and Peter's all red-lipped and pretty.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
No, that would be Nnneeerrrrrnn! The difference is subtle, I don't blame you for missing it.

Yeah, I mostly put it down to Claude being off-balance and both of them being confused and scared and upset. *sigh* So many better ways it could have gone if Heroes was on Showtime.

I'm doing my re-watch, so I'll have to look out for that. Shame those are the only scars of Claude's we got to see (physical, anyway).

Always.

That one's definitely among the two-inchers.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 12:49 am (UTC)
Still, I suppose I should have known. I mean Adrian's tailoring is quite affecting, but perhaps not so much as Claude being all lovesick and sad.

Plus Claude had just gotten tasered so he probably wasn't at his best coming off of that. I still enjoy picturing the h/c scenario that would have ensued after Claude woke up, if the world were in any way fair. I like to think Peter also enjoyed picturing that, once he was less angry at Claude leaving him.

Also look out for the way the wall shakes at the door slamming. I got such a laugh at that, in the middle of the pain. You know, I copied the Bridge of Sorrow scene, and realized that, once again, I had been picturing the scar situation all wrong. Possibly because I'm sappy enough to want them closer to the middle of his chest, for thematic proximity to his heart, etc.

CE's neck/shoulder porn skills are well documented, although I have to admit the ratty t-shirt he wears as Claude kind of detracts from that for me. At times anyway.

Indeed it is.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
No, a nice suit is definitely not enough to distract me from sorrowful/hopeful manpain.

Yes, the tasering had to have an effect. Awww, I'll bet Peter did fantasy about all the ways he could have made Claude feel All Better, if he'd only stuck around.

Dang, kinda missed it, and what I assume was the glimmer of Nurse Petrelli. Guess I'll have to check it out again. *snort* It's the same for me. The way I described them in Off the Reservation was waaaaaay off.

We-ell, you barely see the ratty shirt what with all the flesh on display.

Mmhmm. ^^
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
LOL, manpain.

It must have given him something nice to think about while locked up at Primatech. Or something nice to angst about, either way.

Pfft, the sacrifice of having to watch again. But it does go by quick and may or may not be entirely my imagination/slash goggles, so. I feel like we should get one of those diagrams they use on crime shows, to show where the victim was wounded, because otherwise I'll never remember.

*laughs* Well, maybe you don't but...

formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Ye-eah, Claude's got some manpain issues. I mean, he's more deserving of manpain than most, but...

It's fun in a hurt-y sort of way to imagine how many bad things might not have happened if Claude hadn't run.

I will try again at a later date not to let CE flesh distract me. Well, I've just finished up "Company Man" and I've personally settled on one bullet to the far right pectoral muscle, and one high up on the left trapezius.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Well in fairness to Claude, and the Heroes writers, loathe as I am to give it, I think we make a bigger deal of Claude's manpain than any of them do. Unlike Sylar's (or Nathan's, or Noah's) manpain, which was explored in depth.

You could counter that by thinking of what bad things would have happened if he had stayed, but that's just sad too.

Really, it's not hard to get a glimpse at CE flesh, the man is not shy about that. I think that's plausible. They're definitely further apart than I thought/would like.


formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Well, I feel like you could say Claude living as an invisible hermit for seven years is a fairly good example of manpain indulgence, but he definitely has a solid reason for it in avoiding the Company's attention.

Hm. Umm... Well... Nope, can't think of any. Sorry.

Doesn't make it any less distracting when it shows up. I like that their positioning makes his survival at least something like possible, though I'm still pretty baffled by it.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
I don't feel like he was wandering around going "woe is me, I feel pain like no one else has before" about things, though. From what we saw of him, he was just kind of hanging out and stealing stuff for kicks. He only really gets angsty after spending time with Peter because he's his true love because he's afraid of losing that connection after having gone so long without because he's scared of the Company.

Well he could have gotten captured by the Company, or he and Peter could have gone on the run and the city would have blown up and both of them would spend the rest of their lives feeling guilty, plus all of the horrible futures were always a real possibility. You just never know.

I have much less of a problem handwaving the gunshot wounds (even if they had been closer to his heart) than I do the fall from that height.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
I think there was some "woe is me"-ing, which slowly transmuted into the People Suck Theory of Life. But again, I wouldn't say he hasn't earned it, and also what else is he going to do with his time when he gets tired of stealing shit? But OTOH, Peter probably does bring out the angst in people. Consequence of being an emo puppy dog.

Well yeah, but I don't think that stuff would have happened. Because.. stuff.

I definitely don't think he actually fell off the bridge. I can only believe he managed to cling invisibly to a spot until Noah left.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Huh, I always just figured the People Suck Theory of Life was always there (if a little less broad, like Most People Suck Except For My BFF Noah And His Pretty Wife Sandra), it just kind of...was cemented by the big betrayal. Peter is just full of feelings, and when he goes around feeling things at people they probably can't stay immune.

Of course, true love would make everything sunshine and puppies, as it did with all Heroes relationships.

I think he went over, if only because he's about halfway over when he fades out, and Noah fires another shot that, if it hit him, would definitely have been enough momentum to get him there. But it's not like there's a right answer here, so both are pretty about as likely and about as plausible.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Ye-eah, you're probably right, but there's just something about his delivery when he's describing it to Peter ("People suck, friend, every last one of them.") that just sounds like there's a specific pain driving it.

Oh burn. :(

See, A) I cannot see a way for him to survive that fall, and B) I really don't think he was hit more than twice, just from the way each gunshot is filmed. Though, y'know, I wish we'd seen what happened after Noah stopped firing. Because I find it hard to believe he would just say "Okay, he's dead" if he never saw Claude's body. I have to assume that he had a kind of freak-out moment and ran to try to escape what he'd done.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
There's definitely the specific pain there, but I guess it's a question of whether he's in hiding because he's given up on humanity (more manpain-y), or if he's in hiding because he thinks that's what he needs to do to survive (more pragmatic). And I think it's at least somewhat obvious that he hasn't given up on humanity (he's very "us vs. them" with Peter, wants to save New York, etc.) entirely, although there probably is an element of that.

Which is why they're much better off getting together post-canon, when the writers can't jerk us and them around any more. See, silver lining!

Well, we do see Noah rush over to the edge of the bridge and look down, which makes me think he's pretty sure Claude went over and into the river. Which probably would have made the body very difficult to find, plus he was hopefully freaking out somewhat about having shot his best friend. I mean we're pretty sure there's no way Claude could have survived the shooting + the fall, so I'll cut Noah some slack for thinking the same.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)
I'd say the speed and severity that the Company came down on Claude once they found him indicates that he was right to keep such a low profile, though they were also motivated to get Peter.

Indeed. These days I vastly prefer to imagine their adventures as New Company Agents.

Ah, true, forgot that. Okay, I can buy Noah genuinely thinking Claude was dead from bullets+fall, plus his personal freak-out.

I think I'm actually going to go to bed. And you should sleep too, missy! You're sick!
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
You know, I don't know if they would have had any interest in Claude had he not been involved with Peter. Noah knows he's around and all, but I don't think he reports it to the Company or anything. Maybe if it had been someone else that was in charge of collecting Peter, but...

That's valid. But I do so love paramedic!Peter, too.


But I've been asleep all day! I actually did just take my dose of Advil, so once that kicks in I think I'll try and sleep.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure they'd see Claude as a security risk, and besides that, him being the only invisible person they knew of would make him a nice treat for Research Division. But you're right, I'm not sure Noah actually told anyone about Claude besides the Haitian.

Paramedic!Peter is lovely, but I just can't see him not getting involved if the Company started up again.

P.S. I'm downloading Shallow Grave and I'm about to download Strumpet. I'm a little scared to actually watch them.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Well, if they'd needed him for the Research Division they could have just locked him up instead of shooting him in the first place. I kind of always wonder why they didn't. Maybe they didn't actually mean for Noah to shoot him, just scare him into telling who he'd hidden, and then it would've been Research Division?

He probably would feel obligated, plus he'd be good to have around to be all nice and comforting, which most of the Company agents we meet are...really not that great at.

Ugh, Shallow Grave. I think that is my least favorite CE movie and I have seen Heart. Let me know about Strumpet, I tried to download it once and couldn't get it to work. But I hear decent things about it, although it's weird in the Revengers Tragedy way.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
That is a good question, why they didn't just stick him in Research when they found out. I honestly can't think of another answer beyond what you came up with. Which actually kind of accounts for Noah's surprise when he fires the first time. And it also means Noah did Claude a favor.

Heh, he and Sandra could commiserate about having to be the Nice agents all the time.

You know, I'm thinking of doing a buzzed live post for one of them, since you're the only one who gave me a suggestion for buzzed fic-writing, and while I did have an idea for it, I'm not sure I want to tackle Death/Satan.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
Noah probably told himself he was doing Claude a favor afterward, just to avoid the guilt.

Heh, he and Sandra would totally be the good cops. But you know, if it were government run, hopefully you'd get at least some more idealistic good-hearted bureaucrats in there.

*laughs* I can't believe you have an idea for it. Although as far as buzzed live posts go, I don't think Shallow Grave would be much fun, so maybe go with Strumpet?
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
No doubt. *sigh* So would have liked a proper reunion between them.

They'd definitely need some of those folks around, to avoid a relapse.

It would've been silly, for sure. I dunno, maybe the buzzed-ness would help for Shallow Grave. Strumpet I just.. I don't even want to look up a summary for it... I'll probably flip a coin.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Yet another of those missed opportunities.



It might. Plus Strumpet is crazy enough without trying to understand it while drunk, and I will give Shallow Grave this, it is pretty straightforward.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Well, whatever, we come up with better stuff than the show would have anyway.

Ye-eah, I wouldn't have wanted to try to understand Revengers Tragedy while drunk, if Strumpet is similar. So Shallow Grave it is, after I've finished reading Carpe Brewski.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
We clearly care about it a lot more.

*snort* I totally just read Carpe Brewski yesterday. As much of it a there was, anyway.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. About things like continuity and characterization, which you can apparently toss out the window when you're getting paid.

Aw man, it's not finished? I need Charles and Erik to get together, those crazy kids.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Apparently. I suppose it's better we don't get paid, then.

Heh, that was my reaction. I think it goes up to Chapter 6 thus far?
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
Sad but true. Apparently.

Arrrgh, you're right! And it hasn't been updated since July! Nooooo!

ETA: Wait, no! There's another chapter on Dreamwidth!

Edited at 2011-08-13 06:19 pm (UTC)
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
It'd be much less fun, and we'd be workaholics.

Awesome! God, this is why I hate WIPs, though. They're so frustrating.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah. We probably shouldn't rag on the writers so much, clearly there's a whole lousy system that turns good stories into crap for some reason.

Seriously. And now I have two options: I can bookmark the journal and check it all the time for updates, or I can not be a creep and friend the person and let LJ check it for me. Decisions, decisions...

Edited at 2011-08-13 07:09 pm (UTC)
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
Nah, I still feel pretty comfortable ragging.

Or you could put a notification thing on it, specified on the "erik/charles" tag or whatever she uses, and then you'd get an email whenever she posts anything with that tag. Which is also kind of creepy.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't think we'll ever really know how things went so to shit on Heroes, but at the very least we still have this awesome world to play around in.

Ah, well, too late for that. Anyway, gyzym seems pretty cool, I don't mind friending her.
I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on August 13th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
I feel better off not knowing. That means I can keep complaining and not feel bad about the writers who probably tried but where fenced in by studio interference or whatever.

Well, let me know when there's a new chapter, although I think she does usually post it on the oldfriends comm.
formerly rainne83: peter&claudelotus0kid on August 13th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, best all around. It's a victim-less crime, anyway.

Ah, yeah, I'd be surprised if she didn't let people know on one comm or another when a new chapter is up.
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