Down was also the route of sorts for what could be the end of Fox’s not yet renewed Sleepy Hollow
While even with last week, the 9 PM season 4 finale of the
modernization of Ichabod Crane took a 29% drop from last year’s 8 PM
Season 3 ender of April 8, 2016. That’s an all-time finale low for Sleepy Hollow, which saw its Season 1 finale of January 20, 2014, a Monday, clock in at a 2.2/6 rating.
So because I’m a detail oriented gal, and I needed this info all in one place, I’ve compiled a canon compliant timeline of events in Kingsman: The Secret Service. See the end of the post for references to the other posts I used while compiling this list.
The biggest part for me was finding as many of the Sun headline dates as possible. I realize that the actual dates and such were likely not important to the set dressers, and they simply chose the front pages according to what they had available and what looked good on screen. A fair number were too generic for me to find definitive dates for, or I couldn’t get a clear enough image to actually read the headline. But I did manage to date more than I was expecting. (Also, it should be noted that the pages aren’t pinned to Harry’s wall in chronological order, which made the search process more difficult, and definitely points to the set dressers just going with what looked good, rather than what made sense canonically.)
I wanted to do this as an infographic, but I’ve got a million other things I should be doing, so this is just text. Anyone who wants to graphicize it is more than welcome.
Soo, I felt like I should upload some pics of my Allen the Calendar cosplay (by sarunochan) along with the my lovely parents for the day! Unfortunately I don’t know who took these photos (they were just on Facebook) so I don’t know who to credit but still! I’m hoping soon that my friend will upload the pictures she took of us from the con so yeah!
Free! boys Christmas Voice Messages (25 December 2014)
There are Christmas voice messages on the Free! official site this year!. There are 5 messages, from each of the main boys: Haruka, Makoto, Rin, Nagisa and Rei. They were uploaded around 18 December.
They’ll only be available on the official site until 25th December 2014, at 18:00 (6 p.m) - Japan time!
Here’s the page: http://iwatobi-sc.com/#x-special Messages celebrating Christmas for 2014! (25 December)
First, what’s written on the official page: “12月25日はクリスマス！ Christmas is on the 25th of December! スペシャル企画としまして、期間限定でキャラクターボイスを設置しました！ As a special project, we uploaded a set of time limited character voice messages. 遙、真琴、凛、渚、怜のメッセージをぜひチェックしてみてください！ Please check out Haruka, Makoto Rin, Nagisa and Rei’s messages! 配信期間は12月25日18時までとなっております。 The ending date is 25 December 2014, 18:00 o clock.”
Ryuugazaki Rei Birthday Voice Messages (14 December 2014)
There are birthday voice messages again on the Free! official site (they did this last year as well, for each of the 5 boys). There are 5 congratulation messages, from each of the main boys: Nagisa, Rin, Makoto, Haruka and Rei’s reaction).
They’ll only be available on the official site until 20th December 2014, at 18:00 (6 p.m) - Japan time!
Here’s the page: http://iwatobi-sc.com/#x-special Rei’s birthday is on December 14!
First, what’s written on the official page: “12月14日は怜の誕生日！ 14 December is Rei’s brithday! お誕生日企画としまして期間限定でキャラクターボイスを設置しました！ As a special birthday project, we uploaded a set of time limited character voice messages. 怜をお祝いする渚、凛、真琴、遙のメッセージをぜひチェックしてみてください！ Please check out Nagisa, Rin, Makoto and Haruka’s messages celebrating Rei’s birthday! 配信期間は12月20日18時までとなっております。 The ending date is 20 December 2014, 18:00 o clock.”
Here’s a translation for the voice messages:
- Hazuki Nagisa 葉月 渚 (seiyuu: Yonaga Tsubasa 代永 翼) Rei-chan! Happy birthday! Let’s all get together again! Let’s have a party! At Haru-chan’s house!
- Matsuoka Rin 松岡 凛 (seiyuu: Miyano Mamoru 宮野真守) I heard it’s your birthday. Happy birthday, Rei! Did your swimming improve since then? Show me next time.
- Tachibana Makoto 橘 真琴 (seiyuu: Suzuki Tatsuhisa 鈴木達央) Happy birthday, Rei! What would you want for your present? Let’s all go buy it together!
- Nanase Haruka 七瀬 遙 (seiyuu: Shimazaki Nobunaga 島﨑信長) Happy birthday, Rei. You’re coming to my house, right? Nagisa was talking about it. We prepared everything, so I’ll be waiting.
- Ryuugazaki Rei 竜ヶ崎 怜 (seiyuu: Hirakawa Daisuke 平川大輔) Everyone, even though you are so busy…to think that you care about me so much! Thank you so, so much!
The clock on Arthur’s wrist had been ticking steadily since the day he was born, the background music of his life. It wasn’t a very interesting sound, but the never ending tick-tick-tick of the countdown was soothing and safe, and Arthur liked soothing and safe.
Like everyone else on the planet, Arthur had a clock embedded into his wrist that counted down until the moment he’d meet his soul-mate. It was a symbol of something magical and exciting in years to come, but to Arthur it also represented order and promise: an ancient fact of life, a pre-determined future set in stone, as reliable as the unbroken tick of the clock’s hands. He was always mocked for his logical approach to his watch, but Arthur didn’t mind. Love would come when the countdown reached 0, so there was no point going starry-eyed over imaginary soul mates until then. For now, he would look to his watch for encouragement, when he needed the drive to work towards his future or a reminder that this hectic world did have some sense of order sometimes.
So relaxed was Arthur Kirkland in his approach to his soul mate clock that by the time it had reached 0 years, 0 weeks, 0 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes, 52 seconds, he hadn’t even noticed. It was the first day of school, and he’d been too busy that week to check his watch very often. He knew that his time was up soon, but he figured he’d know when the moment came. No use glancing at his watch every five seconds of the day when he had a hoard of new 11-year-olds traipsing through the door of his classroom, ready to make the year a misery if he didn’t show them who was in charge.
“Good morning, everyone!” Arthur called over the excited babbling as the children settled in at their new desks. “Welcome to grade 6. I’m Mr. Kirkland, and I’ll be your new teacher this year. I know most of you already since you’re the oldest ones in school now,” – a few of his students beamed happily, loving their position as the top dogs in school after all these years – “and I’m sure you didn’t want to be in this class because everyone thinks I’m such a scary teacher.”
The students’ faces fell as they glanced guiltily at Arthur, and at each other. Arthur didn’t mind – he knew his reputation amongst the students, and it wasn’t like it was undeserved.
“But you know, I’m only scary if you’re a naughty student,” Arthur continued. “You’re in grade 6 now, and you’re the biggest kids in school – that’s why I expect so much from you. When you act like a kindergartner, that’s when I get scary. But if you act like the mature students you are, then you’ll find out I’m actually really nice.”
Some of them nodded, heads held high, determined to prove how grown up they were. Of course there was the one student who had to make a fart sound, but Arthur had known exactly what kind of student Yong Soo would be, so he’d assigned the boy a seat at the front of the class. He eyed the Korean student, and Yong Soo wiped the smirk off his face as he realised he’d been found out.
“Now then,” Arthur went on. “We have a new student joining us this year. Alfred Jones? Would you please stand up?”
Arthur’s eyes turned to the new face as the boy stood up at his desk. He had a wide smile and a confident attitude, so Arthur was sure he’d have no trouble making friends. What was more, he also had a cheeky twinkle in his bright blue eyes, which was something Arthur liked to see in his students on occasion. He loved his mature, sensible children, of course, but there was just something about the class clown that he had to admire. Life would be so boring without them, after all.
“Would you like to introduce yourself, Alfred?”
Alfred nodded enthusiastically and stood up tall. “Hi, my name’s, Alfred F. Jones and I – ”
A clattering sound and a gasp at the front of the room interrupted his speech, and everyone’s heads turned toward the teacher’s desk.
Arthur stood there, clutching his wrist and staring down in horror at the clock that was spinning slowly on his desk. It revolved for several long, silent seconds, teetering on its fine edge like a spinning top. Then it fell to the desk, face up. The time read “0” and the hands had stopped ticking.
Arthur’s whole body grew hot, and his blood pounded in his ears like a war drum. He was sure that everyone in the school could hear it, and they’d come running to see what had happened and then they’d be disgusted…
“Mr. Kirkland! Your watch!”
Arthur’s head snapped towards Yong Soo, who was pointing and smiling excitedly. Suddenly everyone was on their feet, craning to get a look at the bare space on Arthur’s wrist and the clock sitting lonely and forlorn on his desk top.
“But there’s no other grown-ups in the room?” a student named Elizabeta piped up. “Why did it fall off?”
Arthur couldn’t help it. He looked at Alfred out of reflex, and suddenly twenty-six pairs of eyes lit up in realisation and snapped towards the new kid.
The American boy just stared at Arthur, looking more dumbstruck than horrified. Eventually he rolled back the sleeve of his hoodie and a small, round clock fell out.
“I…I didn’t even notice. I didn’t feel it come off.” Alfred looked up at Arthur, eyebrows drawn up in what looked like guilt, bless him. “I knew it was today, but I thought it would be some girl in class and I didn’t really care, so I just forgot about it after the bell rang.”
Arthur nodded absent-mindedly. It made him dizzy.
“Mr. Kirkland, how come your soul-mate is our age and you’re an adult?”
“Yeah, that’s weird. How can you marry Alfred if he’s just a kid.”
“My mom said her friend’s soul-mate was really old and her parents wouldn’t let them see each other. They had to move away.”
Hushed whispers swept around the room, with Arthur and Alfred at the centre like they were in the middle of a whirlpool.
Arthur’s body shook. He was a split second away from crying in complete despair and horror.
But then he noticed some students looking at him in concern, and shook his head to dispel the panic. He couldn’t let the children think he was scared, because he didn’t want them thinking he had any reason to be worried. He didn’t like little boys that way. And if Alfred’s clock had fallen off, too, that meant…they really were meant to be together in some way. It didn’t mean Arthur was some old pervert, it meant that they had both found a kindred spirit. It wasn’t like they had to fall in love right now. They had just found each other, that was all.
“Not all soul-mates get married and fall in love,” Arthur explained, all the children watching him with rapt attention. “It’s rare, but for some people a soul-mate is just a special friend who means a lot in your life. I’m sure…that must be what this is.”
“Yeah! I bet that’s it! You’re just gonna be bffs!” Yong Soo exclaimed, as if a 26-year-old teacher and an 11-year-old student being best friends were the most natural thing in the world.
Once more, excited chatter filled the classroom, and the sound actually made Arthur feel at home. It brought normalcy back to his classroom, and helped him stand straight and regain his composure. He looked towards Alfred, begging the boy’s forgiveness for ruining his life.
“So…we can’t get married one day?” Alfred asked.
Arthur choked and looked down at his desk. He couldn’t face Alfred: it would be a long time before he felt comfortable around the boy after this, and after all the drama he was sure to face once the news got out. He’d have to tell the staff at school, talk to Alfred’s parents, hopefully he wouldn’t get fired or investigated by the police…
He couldn’t help who his soul-mate was.
Then again, neither could poor Alfred.
“I don’t know. We’ll have to see,” Arthur finally replied.
“Um, Mr. Kirkland…what’s your first name?”
Arthur looked up, eyes wide. Alfred was looking up at him with a warm, nervous half-smile, and Arthur’s heart went out to him, the poor boy. He was in for a rough time, too.
Alfred’s smile brightened and he looked down at his desk, hiding a pink blush that lit up his freckled cheeks. Arthur smiled fondly at him. It was sweet. He didn’t feel anything for Alfred, of course, but it made him smile to see the boy’s reaction, to know that Alfred, at least, didn’t hate him.
“Nice to meet you…Arthur.”
“It’s nice to meet you, too, Alfred.”
And he really meant it, despite all the drama he was certain lay ahead of them.
The several different activities involved in celebrating Eric Harris' 33rd birthday.
April 9, 2014- Alarm clock sounds
The air is pulsing with the energy of the Ram.
Excitement abounds, & you are thoroughly impressed with the weather b/c seriously- only Eric Harris would be born on a beautiful spring day like today.
Then, you’ve gotta start by weaving your way in and around the tumblrsphere/Eric Harris tags and check out all the kool new edits
Then maybe make a lil’ collage yourself.
After that, shower time. You’re gonna start your day off with a little Eric Harris soundtrack concert.
You get carried away
And really into it
while you mentally trip balls a little bit bc the entire day is intensified
and your heart is infested with the CF
But you pull yourself together and articulate yourself to the best of your ability to fellow Columbiners
Gotta pick up breakfast
& You gotta look at a little Eric Harris/April 9 astrology, right?!
Feisty and opinionated, an Aries born on April 9 sees life as a series of missions. These intrepid individuals are not afraid to challenge the status quo.
You’ve gotta cry a little bit
When you hear any kind of lip/bigotry from people in real life on your perfect birthday posts:
& continuously put him down
You’ve got to mourn/say a prayer of comfort for his family
Time to head out to the woods/swamps/mountains to blow SOMETHING up and smoke until it hurts
Exit light, enter night.
You best believe it’s time to celebrate the vivacious soul that was EDH
But you’ve gotta light those bitches on fire bc Eric Harris wasn’t a fire sign for nothin
You appreciate the hell out of the inferno that steadily blazed inside of EH; so you engulf yourself in the flame:
The Rammstein is loud as fuck..the night is still young..
and Eric Fucking Harris, is NOT forgotten.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. May it ring from the mountain tops, from sea to shining sea, throughout every dimension in this universe, and may you somehow catch wind of all of our love and affection for you. We will forever keep your memory alive.