Trolls and the gems meeting and amethyst is like “more rock buddies (shapeshifts into purple puma)“
Blinky loving that connie reads the books. Connie getting on with claire. Jim summoning his sword and shield Steven smirking while he fuses with connie and they summon their shield while pulling out roses sword.
Garnet staring strickler down without looking away all the time.
Greg and Barbara talking and worrying about their sons.
Just another Hollywood lesbian AU. Trixie is a struggling music artist finally discovered by a sleazy Hollywood manager; however, his Russian trophy bride (along with her small-waisted young lover) complicate and confuse Trixie’s rise to the top as a legend, icon, and star.
A/N: This is the brain-vomit first outing in an AU that will be two or three parts long? Fair warning, this is heavier on Trixya than Vatya. (But I’m a slut for Vatya, so there will never be enough.) Also, I’m not a Russian fish; so, if any of these phrases are totally and completely wrong…I apologize.
7 THOUGHTS ABOUT RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE - SEASON 9 FINALE
So, I take back everything I said. Season 9 of the acclaimed RuPaul’s Drag Race may have started with a whimper, but it certainly ended with a bang. To make things clear, I did not hate this season. I just felt it was rather lackluster compared to dynamic seasons like Season 2 (Bitch, I’m from Chicago!) and Season 4 (Go back to Party City where you belong!). However, after we got rid of a series of “filler queens” things picked up for me and I became a fan of this season. When Ru named Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee and Trinity Taylor as Top 4, I was thrilled. Honestly, I felt she could have done this Season 8 (Bob, Kim, Naomi and Chi Chi were amazing queens) but now was the time for RuPaul to flip the script. Last night, the Finale aired and while Drag Race Recap Podcast’s Joe Betance warned me it was going to be the ultimate RuPaul’s Drag Race finale, my mind, my body and my soul was not ready. Not ready at all.
Another season has ended and another queen has been crowned as the Next Drag Superstar.
Per my own tradition I will share my seven thoughts in regards to this
epic finale. For those of you who have not watched the finale there
will be a copious amount of spoilers! You have been warned…
My heart goes out to Shea Coulee and her family. Cancer is an ugly, ugly thing and I pray I see the day where we get rid of all cancer for good. To lose a parent and a sibling within days of each each other is devastating. In many ways, this season has been all about loss, i.e. Sasha Velour losing her mother and the death of Trinity Taylor’s grandmother. However, Shea managed to turn that tragedy into triumph. I was thrilled to see Shea’s mother in the audience. How far have we come. I remember the late Sahara Davenport from Season 2 talking about how her minister mother had come around to accept her as a drag queen and gay man and seven seasons later we have an actual minister in attendance at the finale! Shea, while you did not snatch the crown, I am so thoroughly proud of you. You turned it out time and time again and if you had to lose, I’m glad it was to Sasha Velour whom I was also rooting for. I look forward to seeing what you do next!
LET’S TALK FASHION! Every single queen to grace the finale stage looked sickening! My favorite look of the night was Sasha Velour’s first lip sync look. It was Myrtle Snow from American Horror Story meets Poison Ivy meets Veronica Lake and she looked gorgeous! I thought Bob the Drag Queen’s African-inspired look was beautiful and something I have never really seen on the show. Oh, and we cannot forget Ru. I know there was a bit of controversy surrounding RuPaul’s wigs and makeup this season but Raven and Delta Work stepped it up and she looked amazing in her finale look.
I’m so glad they separated the reunion from the finale. The reunion was all about petty drama between the queens and I think having that take place in the same show as the finale, would tainted the magic of the finale.
Speaking of the finale, having the four remaining queens lip sync for the crown was sheer genius and it helped to keep the show fresh. When Shea mentioned during her interview with Ru that she would love to lip sync against Sasha, I figured the two of them would be pitted against each other. Now I will be the first to admit, while I had expected Peppermint to beat Trinity Taylor, I had not counted on Sasha Velour besting Shea Coulee. Neither Shea nor Trinity were bad at their respective lip syncs. Let that be said. The passion, the hunger…it was all there. However, what they both brought to the table paled in comparison to what Peppermint (wig and outfit reveal!) and Sasha (rose petals abound!) brought to lip sync. In the end it was Peppermint versus Sasha and while Peppermint gave it all she got, Sasha owned that lip sync, hands down. All in all, the lip sync for the crown was a pleasant addition to the finale and I look forward to whatever other tricks Ru has up her sleeves for future seasons.
Peppermint, Shea and Trinity did not win but I would love to see all three of them returning for All Stars 3. Prior to last week’s reunion, I did want to see Valentina return but I think she has garnered enough fame. I feel like there are more deserving queens who should be cast in the third installment. Other queens I would like to see return: Jessica Wild, Trinity K. Bonet, Joslyn Fox, Darienne Lake, Pearl, Trixie Mattel, Chi Chi Devayne, Kim Chi, Naomi and Thorgy Thor.
While Peppermint did not take home the crown last night, she still went home a winner. Seeing Peppermint on the finale stage was yet another reminder of how far we have come in such a short time. When Monica Beverly Hillz came out as trans during Season 5 I remember there being online debates about if whether or not a trans person could be a drag queen. A lot of transphobia emerged as a result. Even the show and RuPaul herself have been accused of being transphobic in the past. Last night, Peppermint reminded us that trans people have been drag queens since the beginning of time. The march towards equality has been a collaborated effort by not just gay men and women but also trans men and women, bisexual men and women, queer individuals, and drag queens. It is important we remember this as we continue to march forward. With that said, Peppermint, I am so grateful for you and your presence on this show. I wish you nothing but success and happiness as you navigate your post-Drag Race fame.
Sasha Velour is our queen. Hate if you must but you can’t deny the bitch turned it out. I won’t sit here and quote facts and figure or deliver a PowerPoint presentation because at the end of the day it all came down to lip syncs.SASHA VELOUR LIP SYNCED HER ASS OFF AND DESERVED TO SNATCH THE CROWN. Now I totally get it! We all have our faves when it comes to reality show competitions and sometimes our faves do not win. However, that does not mean we should attack the other competitors. With each season, the fandom around RuPaul’s Drag Race increases - which is a truly amazing thing - but as the numbers increase so does the ugliness. For a community that is supposed to promote equality and inclusion, I am amazed at how ugly we can be to each other. As RuPaul says at the end of every episode, if we - The LGBT community - can’t love ourselves how the hell can we love someone else (or expect them to love us)? With that said, Sasha is our winner and I am happy. She will do amazing things with the platform and let’s be honest, a lot of the queens we stan for have not made the most of their drag race victories. So I support you Sasha and look forward to seeing what you do next! CONDRAGULATIONS!
S02E01: May the Giant Be with You: First draft ??? (Revised in July 7, July 9, July 10 and July 24, 1990): The uncut summary of Laura’s last day at the Sheriff’s station. A long post ahead!
52. INT. SHERIFF'S STATION CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
The blackboard is set up at one end of the room. Truman, Hawk and Andy enter and take seats at the opposite end of the table. A tearful Lucy enters with a platter of doughnuts which she sets down on the table. Everyone takes one. Cooper looks at his watch. Albert enters the room, sets down his briefcase.
ALBERT: (no apology here) Oh. Was I late?
COOPER: Have a seat, Albert. Albert, Harry, jump in any time;
we're going to reconstruct the last hours of Laura Palmer.
Cooper flips over the squeaky blackboard. A map of the town featuring a number of symbols, houses, etc. have been drawn on the board.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) Lucy, if you could man the pointer, I need to sit down.
He takes out his collapsible pointer, telescopes it to full length, hands it to Lucy and sits. Lucy stands in front of the board, blows her nose.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) We'll keep this simple, Lucy. When I say something, you point to it.
LUCY: (weepy) I'll try my best.
Andy looks pained.
COOPER: On the afternoon of February 23, Laura left school at
approximately 2:30 in the afternoon ...
Lucy points to a drawing of a building with "HIGH SCHOOL" printed beneath it.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) She proceeded by family car to the Double R Diner.
Lucy points, etc.
CUT TO: 60. 53. INT. DOUBLE R DINER - DAY
MOS flashback. Laura picks up two large paper bags from Norma at the counter.
COOPER'S VOICE: (CONTINUED) ... where she picked up nine hot meals and distributed them to nine shut-ins around town as part of the Meals on Wheels program.
CUT TO: 54. INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
Lucy points to six small "buildings" scattered around the map.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) At the conclusion of which she drove to the Blue Pine Lodge ... where she gave Josie Packard an English lesson.
ALBERT: You might consider making them manditory for all the
Just a suggestion.
COOPER: Laura then returned home ... she dined with her parents.
At 7:00 that evening she drove to Bobby Briggs' house. She and Bobby did homework together until 9:00.
ALBERT: (to Truman, trying to get a rise) What do you think, Sheriff: trigonometry?
TRUMAN: Bobby claims it was civics.
ALBERT: That seems much more likely.
COOPER: At which Laura drove home.
CUT TO: 55. INT. PALMER LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
MOS flashback. Laura walks through the room, says good night to Sarah, and starts up the (more) (CONTINUED) 61. 55. CONTINUED:
COOPER'S VOICE: (CONTINUED) She said goodnight to her mother and went upstairs. A few minutes later she received a phone call.
Sarah looks at the phone.
COOPER'S VOICE: (CONTINUED) Mrs. Palmer did not see her leave, but according to James Hurley she snuck out of the house on foot and met him here near the Roadhouse on Highway 21 ...
CUT TO: 56. EXT. ROAD - NIGHT
MOS flashback. Laura hops on the back of James bike and they ride off.
CUT TO: 57. INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
Cooper holds up Laura's diary.
COOPER: In her diary, Laura had written "nervous about meeting "J" tonite." I now believe this was a reference to James Hurley, she was nervous because she planned to tell him she didn't want to see him anymore.
(Lucy sniffles back a sob)
They drove up into the woods near the Old Sawmill road ... their conversation lasted approximately two hours. James drove them back down the hill.
CUT TO: 58. EXT. ROAD - NIGHT
MOS flashblack. James stops the bike. Laura screams something at him and jumps off. He tries to pursue her and she runs away.
COOPER'S VOICE: (CONTINUED) At 12:30, at the intersection of Sparkwood and 21, Laura jumped off the bike and ran away.
CUT TO 62. 59. INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
COOPER: This much we know as fact. What follows now is our
Nods to Albert.
ALBERT: Laura left Sparkwood and 21 on foot, to an unspecified
location, where, as prearranged ...
CUT TO: 60. EXT. ROAD - NIGHT
MOS flashback. Laura moves around a dark corner, comes upon Leo Johnson standing next to his Corvette, smoking cigarette. He grabs her, roughs her up a little, indicates she's late. She kisses him. He puts her in the car and they drive off.
ALBERT'S VOICE: (CONTINUED) ... she met Leo Johnson, the person who called her earlier. They drove off together.
CUT TO: 61. INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
LUCY: (reluctant to work for Albert) Do you still want me to point?
ALBERT: I so wish you would.
COOPER: Yes, Lucy.
ALBERT: Leo Johnson was Laura's source for cocaine. He was also
involved in Laura's bunco scheme, come-ins for cash in "Flesh World" magazine, with ads featuring pictures of both Laura and Ronette Pulaski.
He holds up an order edition of "Flesh World" pointing out the item in question.
COOPER: And thanks to Deputy Andy Brennan's fine eye for
detail, we now know that an ad featuring a picture of
(more) (CONTINUED) 63. 61. CONTINUED:
COOPER: (CONTINUED) Theresa Banks, the killer's first victim ran in the six editions of "Flesh World" before her death a year ago.
Under Laura's ring fingernail we found the letter "r".
Lucy points to the letter "r" written on the board, then the letter "t."
ALBERT: Under Theresa's ring fingernail was found the letter "t."
Positive triangulate linkage.
Andy beams. Lucy sniffles again.
ALBERT: (CONTINUED) Good work, Andy. Woof.
COOPER: Leo drove Laura to a location somewhere near the Pearl
Lakes off Highway J, at the foot of the trail leading to Jacques Renault's cabin.
Lucy points again.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) ...they met Jacques and Ronnette Pulaski here and climbed the trail to Jacques' cabin, where they were
heard passing by the cabin of Margaret the Log Lady. They reached the cabin at approximately one a.m. They partied; drugs and liquor were consumed. Laura was tied up and had sexual relations with both Leo and Jacques. Waldo, Jacques's bird, was let out of his cage and attacked Laura. Leo and Jacques fought. Jacques went outside and passed out. When he came to, Leo and the girls were gone.
Cooper rises stiffly.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) The Log Lady heard a Third Man pass by her cabin, go up the hill. This Third Man witnessed the events
in the cabin, watching through a window.
ALBERT: There were footprints outside the one window with a
clear view of the room.
COOPER: I believe that after his fight with Jacques, Leo left the
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COOPER: (CONTINUED) cabin, alone, walked back to his car and drove off. Laura was still tied up when the Third Man entered the
TRUMAN: It wasn't Jacques or Leo?
COOPER: Laura had ten thousand dollars in her safe deposit box. I believe that was drug money she owed to Leo. Leo wouldn't have killed her without first collecting that money. Leo also has an ironclad alibi for the night Theresa Banks was murdered. He was in jail, in Twin Peaks, on an assault charge.
ALBERT: The Third Man took Laura and Ronette to the train car,
here, on foot, a mile and half away.
ALBERT: (CONTINUED) He wore surgical gloves, he was thorough, he was careful. The girls did not struggle until they were inside.
COOPER: Suggesting they knew the man.
ALBERT: They were tied up again at the train car; Laura for the
second time, Ronette for the first.
TRUMAN: Finley's fine twine.
ALBERT: A generic household brand, available in most stores. He
was also smart.
CUT TO: 62. INT. TRAIN CAR - NIGHT
MOS flashback. Lit by a candle. We see a SHADOWY FIGURE strike Ronette. She falls to the ground. We see the figure advance on Laura. A knife gleams. (CONTINUED) 65. 62. CONTINUED:
ALBERT'S VOICE: The Man struck Ronette once with a blunt object,
knocking her unconscious. Then he killed Laura. He took his time; over an hour.
CUT TO: 63. INT. CONFERENCE ROOM
COOPER: During the course of which, Ronette came to, managed
to crawl out of the cabin into the woods and eventually to safety. The Man didn't know or didn't care that Ronette was gone.
ALBERT: He cleaned up. He built a mound of dirt, just as he had
with Theresa Banks. He left a note written in Laura's blood. Washed his hands in the rainwater pooled outside. My men also found these outside ...
Holds up an evidence bag containing water damaged scraps of paper.
ALBERT: (CONTINUED)Scraps of paper. Hand torn, scattered around the area. Ink washed away by the rain. Commercial quality.
TRUMAN: From what?
COOPER: (a guess) Letters? Personal papers?
ALBERT: Attempting to implicate Leo Johnson, he wrapped
Laura's body in plastic that was taken from Leo's house
or car. He carried the body to Elk River a quarter of a mile away and threw her in.
Lucy is too saddened to point. Cooper points.
COOPER: (CONTINUED) The body floated downriver into Black Lake and washed up outside the Blue Pine Lodge.
CUT TO: 66. 64. EXT. BLACK LAKE - DAWN (FROM PILOT)
The body lying on the rocky shore.