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anonymous asked:

How do you think Dylan's family feels about Dylan's friends being paid for giving away home footage of Dylan eg Nate

Well, of course, we already knew this about Nate selling the video tape that contained the Morning Ritual video footage for $16,000.   And to give a bit of background: Nate made the video for his real dad, Matthew, who lives in Florida to show him what Nate’s morning routine off to school was like along with his friend, Dylan.  Nate gives his reasoning in the article below as to why he decided to sell the rights to his video to ABC News (and allegedly also the National Enquirer for $10,000).  His real father, Matt, was in support of his son doing so which affronted his stepfather, Victor Good, and his real mother, Julie, whom Nate lived with in Littleton, CO.  Then again, Nate was offended by his mother’s reaction to Columbine and her retrospect paranoia of him being friends with the two ‘killers’ so he left home immediately and headed to live with his father in Florida. 

I honestly don’t think the Klebold’s fault Nate for doing what he did with the video/material. Nate was basically exploited by the media in the middle of a desperate, vulnerable situation. Sue and Tom knew Nate well as he spent a lot of time at their house and saw him as a good, close, friend of Dylan’s.  I would imagine they felt utterly sympathetic for eighteen-year-old Nate and the horrible shock and grief struck turmoil he was in the midst of  as a result of their son’s actions. So, Nate’s impulsive decision to sell his video of him and his friend to take care of immediate, dire problems would have been understandable - yes, even in receiving what most people would consider ‘blood money’ just so that he could survive through the fallout of the tragedy and get on with his life making a fresh start in another state and being able to afford college.  We also know based on Sue’s book that Nate had some hand in helping her complete her book, “A Mother’s Reckoning’.  Sue mentions in her book that Nate still pays the Klebold’s a visit to this day when he is in the area. 

Family torn apart in wake of Columbine

Posted: Tuesday, June 29, 1999

By Dn Luzadder, Scripps Howard News Service

LITTLETON, Colo. – Victor Good’s house seems uncommonly quiet as he sits at his desk near a window that looks out on Columbine High School.

Gone are the sounds he describes as those of “normal, awkward teenagers,” which, until recently, included his stepson, Nathan Dykeman, 18, Nathan’s best friend, Dylan Klebold, and Dylan’s friend, Eric Harris.

From a balcony upstairs in the tidy home, Good and his stepson watched through binoculars two months ago as SWAT teams surrounded Columbine. They saw, at that distance, wounded student Patrick Ireland’s desperate plunge out of the school library window.

It is where Good first heard Nathan’s chilling prediction: that Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were the boys with the guns who killed 12 students, a teacher and themselves, and wounded about two dozen others.

Now it is where Good and his wife, Julie, Nathan’s mother, mourn a different kind of loss: They haven’t seen Nathan since three days after the shooting.

They haven’t even spoken with him since he packed his bags and left home with his biological father, Matt Dykeman, to move to Florida, Good said.

Nathan walked out on his graduation, on the funeral of his best friend and on the only family he has known for the past six years.  (*note that Nate did not attend Dylan’s funeral only his stepdad and mom attended.)

The images left to the Goods were from Nathan’s national television appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” where he talked about his two friends.

And from the story that appeared about him in the supermarket weekly National Enquirer.

Both media organizations, Good said, paid Nathan thousands of dollars for his appearance – something Good and his wife warned Nathan not to take, something Good said, bitterly, has helped disrupt their family.

“His ‘Disney dad’ is responsible for that,” Good said.

Good said Nathan was paid $16,000 by ABC for an innocuous videotape he and Dylan Klebold had made. He also said an ABC producer called their home and offered them money for an appearance, and suggested they might make “$2 (million) or $3 million” from a book deal later on.

Good said they weren’t interested.

He said the media’s luck changed after Nathan left his Colorado home.

Reached at his father’s home in Florida, Nathan tells a different story.

“I was broke. I had to leave my truck in Oklahoma where it broke down,” he said. “Now my college tuition is paid for. I’ve been criticized enough for this. What was it I did wrong? I know at least a dozen people who were offered money from the media.”

Nathan says he wasn’t paid for an interview, but for the videotape that Klebold and he made of a trip to school.

He did enter into an agreement with the National Enquirer, which he now says distorted, mischaracterized and misquoted what he said.

The Goods’ trauma may seem less dramatic than the devastation that descended upon the families whose children died or were wounded by the two high school killers.

But Good said it seems as though they have lost a child.

“April 20 was the longest day of our lives,” Good said. “It’s like it took a month or more to turn the page on the calendar, to try to get on with living.”

“I suspect there will be a lot of families who will face something like this,” said John Kiekbush, chief of investigations for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and lead investigator in the case.

“This is the kind of thing that can happen to people who go though these kinds of traumatic experiences,” he said.

“It’s very hard to understand,” said Good, his voice cracking. “Nathan was so close to his mother; he was kind of a mama’s boy. His mother sat by the phone all day on Mother’s Day. The phone never rang.”

Nathan said the fallout came over the reaction of his stepfather and mother when they learned that his friends Klebold and Harris were the killers. He said it was as if they ceased to trust him, to believe him. They were terrified, he said, that he was somehow involved.

“They tore apart my room,” he said. “They threw away my heavy metal CDs, anything that had a skull on it or something like that. I couldn’t believe the way they treated me.” [Source]

Also see Critics say ABC Opened Its Checkbook for a News Source

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'Roseanne' revival may be in the works
'Roseanne' revival featuring Roseanne Barr and original cast members is being shopped in Hollywood. ABC hit, which ran from 1988 to 1997, also featured John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, who would be part of project.

Roseanne, an iconic hit sitcom that ran on ABC from 1988 to 1997, could be coming back to TV with its original cast and producers. Deadline Hollywood first reported Friday that a revival of Roseanne Barr’s comedy is being shopped in Hollywood as a limited series. USA TODAY has confirmed that news with a person familiar with the situation but unauthorized to speak publicly about it.

ABC and Netflix, the home of original-cast updates of Gilmore Girls and Full House, are said to be among the potential bidders for the show, according to Deadline.

Star and executive producer Barr and fellow cast members John Goodman and Sara Gilbert are reportedly on board, with others are in talks, Deadline says. Barr would be joined by two original executive producers, Tom Werner and Bruce Helford, with Helford and Whitney Cummings handling day-to-day oversight of the show.

One original star, Johnny Galecki, has his own contemporary top-rated sitcom, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory.

Roseanne drew big ratings and critical praise for its a groundbreaking look at a working-class Illinois family, the Conners, at a time when affluent clans were more the rule for sitcoms. A revival would seem to dovetail with increased talk about the entertainment industry reaching out more to middle-class and blue-collar audiences in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

Another pioneering hit sitcom, Will & Grace, is set to return at NBC next season as a limited series featuring the original cast. Original-cast revivals have been in vogue at Fox, too, with Prison Break returning this month and a recent order for a second edition of the network’s revival of The X-Files.

Holy Shit 90s me is jumping up & down right now!!

Shonda Rhimes Inks Deal With Netflix, Leaving Longtime ABC Studios Home 

Rhimes Moves to Netflix From ABC With Huge Overall Deal

In one of the biggest talent gets for Netflix yet that could shake up the drama series TV landscape, the streaming giant has landed one of the top drama showrunners on broadcast television, Shonda Rhimes. After a long tenure at ABC Studios, the Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator is leaving the studio for a mega multi-year deal at the streaming giant, Netflix announced Sunday night.

“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for — the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”

Crazy Rich Asians Book Review

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn’t know is that Nick’s family home happens to look like a palace, that she’ll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia’s most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back.

Rating: ★★★★★

I did not expect to love Crazy Rich Asians as much as I do. It is superbly written satire, complete with both amusing characters and situations. It would be easy to portray most of these characters as power and money hungry elitist snobs—and to be fair, some of them hold several of these characteristics—yet the lives of these characters are vastly complicated. Importantly, this narrative is not merely driven by Rachel’s isolation amongst Nick’s family and friends. In fact, she is immediately accepted by various friends and family members, just as she is harshly judged by the wider community to which they belong. This novel works precisely because Rachel does not just struggle amongst some of her new acquaintances—many of them take her under their wing and they become friends, helping Rachel to navigate this new world that she comes into contact with. 

At the same time, Crazy Rich Asians is not soley directed by Rachel’s actions and reactions, for numerous perspectives other than hers exist in the novel, including Nick, his cousins Astrid and Eddie, his mother Eleanor and Rachel’s friend Peik Lin. Each of these characters lead rich lives that are only truly understandable through their different perspectives. These changing perspectives reveal hidden depths to characters that might otherwise appear to be one dimensional caricatures. Though shallow characters exist, so too do many who are smart, emotional, thoughtful and empathetic; they immediately became favourites of mine. 

Kwan’s satire works because these characters don’t fall into mere archetypes, instead they are layered, even the ones you may dislike. Depicting characters at odds, Kwan is able to discuss the inherent issues of Singaporean high society, through characters which cling to these norms and those that oppose them. This leads to various confrontations between both friends and family, and inevitably set the tone for not only how Rachel is received by those close to Nick, but also the course of her relationship with him throughout the novel. Interestingly, the relationship between Rachel and Nick is also paralleled with the relationship between Astrid and her husband, Michael. This mirrored journey allows a glimpse into the possible future for Rachel and Nick if they don’t confront their issues and inequalities head on, and emphasises the action they need to take in order for their relationship to succeed. 

I was completely captivated by this novel, and wished I did not have to put it down for a single second. Kwan brilliantly combines the humour of the outrageous society in which these characters reside alongside thoughtful discussions of its inherent issues. Just as importantly, the vast number of characters and their interrelations with each other do not hinder the reading experience. Before the novel begins, the reader is presented with a family tree which allows for a smoother transition, but Kwan also carefully presents each new character to both Rachel and the audience directly throughout the narrative. Rachel particularly works as a main character because we, the audience, are in her shoes, and we are introduced to this extraordinary society just as she is. 

I am excited to read the rest of this series, and to watch the movie next year!

PTX SONGS ON YOUTUBE (May 2016)

Some Pre PTX (Not Problematic):

Telephone (Trio)

Sweet Dreams (Trio)

Firework (Trio) 

Smooth Criminal (Kevin) 

Covers (Live Vids):

Moves Like Jagger

Edge of Glory

How Will I Know? 

You Da One 

We Are Young

End of Time 

When Love Takes Over (feat. Natalie Weiss)

Payphone

Gangnam Style

Thrift Shop

Pusher Love Girl 

Crusin for a Brusin

Happy

No 

Covers/Mashups (Music Vids):

Starships

Somebody That I Used to Know

Aha! 

Save the World/Don’t You Worry Child

Radioactive (Feat. Lindsey Stirling) 

Can’t Hold Us

Royals

Daft Punk 

I Need Your Love

Valentine 

Say Something 

Problem 

La La Latch

Papaoutai 

Rather Be 

Cheerleader 

Where Are U Now 

If I Ever Fall In Love (Feat. Jason Derulo) 

Christmas Stuff:

Carol of the Bells 

Little Drummer Boy 

Angels We Have Heard On High

White Winter Hymnal 

Winter Wonderland/Don’t Worry Be Happy (Feat. Tori Kelly) 

Mary, Did You Know? 

That’s Christmas To Me 

Silent Night (Live)

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy 

Yule Log Videos (Playlist) 

Joy To The World 

The First Noel

Live Mashups:

As Long As You Love Me/Wide Awake

NSYNC Medley 

Evolution of Music

Evolution of Beyoncé 

Evolution of Michael Jackson

Originals:

Run to You 

Love Again

We Are Ninjas 

Can’t Sleep Love 

Can’t Sleep Love (feat. Tink) 

Sing 

Collabs on other Channels:

Wizard of Ahhhs - Todrick Hall 

Random Projects:

Oreo’s “Wonderfilled” Song

Evolution of Lucky Charms 

C is For Cookie/Rubber Ducky (Sesame Street)

A Couple of Them Doing Stuff:

Superfruit Songs

The A Team (Scott and Kevin Feat. Kina Grannis) 

Stay (Scott and Kevin Feat. Rozzi Crane) 

The Ghostbusters Theme Song (Scavi)

Bones

Individual Stuff:

Scott:

Mitch:

Kirstin:

Kevin:

Avi:

TV Performances (Some Interviews/Songs include, there are WAY too many to include, so I just added a few):

Sing Off All Performances Playlist 

AMAs Performance - Star Wars Medley 

Be Our Guest (Disney)

Season 4 Sing Off Finale (I Need Your Love) 

Season 5 Sing Off Holiday Melody 

Evolution of Beyonce on Ellen 

Grammy Performance with Stevie Wonder 

Country Christmas (CMAs Performance) 

CMAs Elvira 

Streamys Performance 

On My Way Home (Conan) 

ABC staff Serenade 

Honoring Tom Hanks 

The Tonight Show 

News Hour

Counting to 5 on Sesame Street 

C is For Cookie (feat. Cookie Monster) 

Barney’s Holiday Campaign 

Canada AM (Problem and Hark The Herald) 

Idek:

Barney’s Afterparty? 

Anyway You Want It (Pitch Perfect 2) 

Bose Demo 

Full Concert (On My Way Home Tour) 

Full Concert (PTX World Tour) 


If you see any that I’m missing or there are any issues with the links please tell me, idk if I’ll be able to change it but we’ll see

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“Six ingenious chefs create stellar party recipes inspired by the latest food and restaurant trends”: all recipes available in Food and Wine December 2015 issue.

  • bowls by Urban Oasis from ABC Carpet & Home - butter ramekins by Humble Ceramics - butter knives from Sweet Gum Co.
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  • pedestals by Souda - glasses from Tableart - tumblers by Ciovere - knife by Calvin Klein
  • marble board by Roost - glasses from Quitokeeto

anonymous asked:

If Dylan and Nate were so close then why did Nate sell the video of him and Dylan in the car to the media?

Simply put, Nate pretty much left Columbine right after the massacre and went to Florida.  His plan was to go to college and work for Microsoft. Only problem is he needed help paying for college and he saw nothing wrong with selling the Morning Ritual tape he’d made with Dylan (which they’d made to show his real dad in Florida what ‘A Day in a Life’ was like at High School for them)  to pay for his tuition. No hard feelings Dylan, but hey after all, look what Dylan did to him?  ;)  I would imagine the only thought in his teenage brain was that he was pretty much kicked out of HS and it was like ‘how can I make some money fast to pay for college?’  Nate coped by cutting his ties with Colorado, got out of dodge and moved to Florida with the hopes of trying to move on with his future, as shredded up as it presently was by Columbine.  Others saw it as blood money, he did not.  And I do not think he sold the tapes out of spite to Dylan, in all honesty. He was just doing what he needed to to get by.  Probably even figured Dylan wouldn’t give a shit. Not that he should have a say in the matter anyway.. Still, Nate remembers all the good times he had with his friend Dylan, it’s hard to somehow forget all of those good times.  Nate has apparently been very cooperative with Sue since he cannot quite forget his good friend Dylan and all the sleep over fun they had at the Klebolds as mentioned in the book. He is probably just as boggled and unreconciled today as to the bomb Dylan dropped on them all.

Nathan was paid $16,000 by ABC for an innocuous videotape he and Dylan Klebold had made. He also said an ABC producer called their home and offered them money for an appearance, and suggested they might make “$2 (million) or $3 million” from a book deal later on.

Good said they weren’t interested.

He said the media’s luck changed after Nathan left his Colorado home. Reached at his father’s home in Florida, Nathan tells a different story.

“I was broke. I had to leave my truck in Oklahoma where it broke down,” he said. “Now my college tuition is paid for. I’ve been criticized enough for this. What was it I did wrong? I know at least a dozen people who were offered money from the media.”

Nathan says he wasn’t paid for an interview, but for the videotape that Klebold and he made of a trip to school.

He did enter into an agreement with the National Enquirer, which he now says distorted, mischaracterized and misquoted what he said.
[Source]

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↳  ABC Kitchen and Home, Sephora | 12 November 2014 ♔ That time they wore complementary plaid outfits and Karlie helped Taylor shop for swiftmas about ten minutes before she had to hop on a flight to Paris what kind of

The Ultimate Thirst Post by Thirsty Marine for @lukegarrowayisamaincharacter and @poe-pilots-the-storm because they’re both as thirsty as I am and they need to accept that.

Bolded are the best ones!

Dance solos/Lead Dancer: [Bubble Toes], [I Gotta Be Me],  [Valerie]

[PYT],  [Moves Like Jagger],  [Dream a little Dream],  [Toxic]

[It’s my Life],  [You Should Be Dancing],  [Hate on Me],  [Hot for Teacher]

[Sexy and I Know it],  [I Wish],  [Valerie 100],  [Greased Lightning]

[You Can’t Stop the Beat]

Songs: [Sing!],  [Marry You],  [Cool],  [LOVE]

[Scream],  [ABC],  [Homeward Bound/Home],  [America]

Bonus: [Last Friday Night],  [Billionaire],  [The Rain in Spain],  [Safety Dance]

[Empire State of Mind],  [Trouty Mouth],  [Born this Way],  [Gives You Hell]

[Control],  [Hit Me],  [I Lived],  [Give up the Funk],  [Somebody to Love]

Bonus!!!: [Live Bad Romance] with Harry in red.