I used to have this hope that one day Jon and Ryan would join Brendon and Spencer on stage. One last time. And Ryan would sing Northern Downpour with Brendon and it would be epic and beautiful. Now, I don’t know if that will ever happen but the way I picture it.. Ryan walking out on stage and Jon doing the same from the opposite side, huge grins on their faces, and the lights going up to reveal them there. Ryan locking eyes with Brendon and it just being so perfect and ugh…
I want this to happen. I just don’t know if it ever will now that Spencer is officially gone from the group. -_-
Last night I had a dream I was working for the Creatures. And one night, we stayed over this hotel because we were going to a convention or something. Me, Spencer, and Dex didn’t know what Intern Joe looks like, so we snuck into his hotel room; he was sleeping next to Artist Joe for some reason. I go in the room while Dex and Spencer wait at the door. As I approached the bed, I saw that Intern Joe’s face was being covered by the bed sheets. I pull back the sheets and it turns out…Intern Joe is Asian.
As Mad Men is coming to a close, we should back at Don Draper’s gallery of lovers. Here is the official ranking of his women.
(Note: This ranking consists of women that lasted for multiple episodes. No one-night stands here!)
10. Bethany Van Nuys (Anna Camp)
Bethany meant well, but let’s face it, she was Don’s rebound girl after his first divorce. It was a poor setup. Plus, they had zero chemistry.
9. Suzanne Farrell (Abigail Spencer)
By day, she was Sally’s grade school teacher. By night, she was Don’s mistress. Their affair was brief, but steamy. In reality, we knew their relationship wouldn’t last.
8. Midge Daniels (Rosemarie Dewitt)
There’s such a nasty stigma that plagues Midge’s character. Nearly the entire pilot episode, we were led to believe she was simply Don’s girlfriend. Instead, she was the other woman. Well, the first of many “other women” it turns out. Sure, Midge ended up being a greedy, manipulative bitch. But hey, at least she introduced Don to the world of drugs!
7. Diane “The Waitress” (Elizabeth Reaser)
Okay, so none of us really know what the exact deal was with Don’s infatuation with Diane. He saw something in her the rest of us didn’t. And as of now, we don’t know if we have seen the last of her. Either way, Don could do without her baggage.
6. Bobbie Barrett (Melinda McGraw)
Honestly, we knew this relationship had no longevity. With that said, it was certainly one of the most fun. Perhaps its due to Melinda McGraw’s fun and arousing performance as the wealthy adulterer Bobbie “Cougar” Barrett.
5. Sylvia Rosen (Linda Cardellini)
Was Sylvia Rosen an interesting character? Not really. But the fact that this married woman was living in Don’s building certainly helped. And the whole game of keeping their affair a secret was fun to watch.
4. Megan CalvetDraper Calvet (Jessica Paré)
Megan and Don were never on the same level intellectually. Actually, their relationship was sorta all-of-the-sudden, almost completely random. But when the dust settled, we do eventually realize Megan (at one point) cared for her eventual husband. Plus, we can’t forget her little drunken song and dance of hers in Season Five. It’s too bad she turned out to be so needy and overdramatic.
3. Dr. Faye Miller (Cara Buono)
Dr. Faye Miller really falls on the wayside among Mad Men characters and it’s truly a shame. She was the definition of an independent woman. A go-getter who meant business, Faye didn’t put up with anyone’s BS. Faye is one of the show’s very few genuine characters. Ultimately her lack of connection with Don’s kids crumbled their relationship.
2. Betty Draper Francis (January Jones)
Betty, Betty, Betty, where to begin with her. Cookie cutter housewife, narcissistic mother, and at times a batsh!t-crazy woman, Betty is interesting to say the least. Arguably going through the most physical and mental changes of any character on Mad Men. And let’s not forget, we were rooting for her early on in the series when she was the victim of Don’s affairs. She and Don weren’t meant to be, but you can’t deny their connection they once had.
1. Rachel Menken (Maggie Siff)
The one that got away, Rachel Menken began as one of Don’s business associates and quickly developed into a romantic partnership. Of all Don’s lovers, he was never more himself than he was with Rachel. Above all, she was the only one that challenged him. Unfortunately, this relationship had many roadblocks, including the fact that he was married and how he really couldn’t get over the fact that she was Jewish. And despite her early demise in Season Seven, she seemed to have lived a happy life beyond Don Draper. The same cannot really be said for these other women.
Honorable Mention: Anna Draper (Melinda Page Hamilton)
Although technically Anna and Don never had a romantic relationship with each other, they truly loved one another. They came together under unique circumstances (Don stole Anna’s husband’s identity), yet she still took him in after the war. She was a companion and sort of his wife, but in reality, she was his best friend.
TODAY IS ME AND JOSH DUN’S FRIENDSHIPVERSY. AFTER THE SHOW IN MINNEAPOLIS LAST YEAR I MET JOSH AND HE CALLED ME SPIDER-MAN AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. JOSH FOR OUR 1 YEAR I GOT US TICKETS TO SEE YOUR SHOW IN OCTOBER. I AM ALSO FREE TOMORROW NIGHT. SO LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE FREE TOMORROW NIGHT FOR THE NIGHT OF FUN AND ADVENTURES WE WILL BE GOING ON TOMORROW NIGHT.
i was tagged by love-yoursxlf :) thank you, i think these are so fun to do
Nicknames: dollface, token white friend, kila, kels, kelso
Birthday: May 5th (so close and yet so far)
Sexual Orientation: greysexual heteroromantic
Favorite Colour: burgundy / variations of wines and berries
Time: 10:55 pm
Average Hours of Sleep: it can range from 2 to 10 so the average would be affected by outliers
Lucky Number: dont have one
Last thing I Googled: “romeo and juliet flicka da wrist” (i wanted to show my roommate, okay? dont judge)
First Word That Comes to Mind: what
One Place That Makes Me Happy: my bed
Favourite Fictional Character: i have many favorites but today im going to go with dr spencer reid from criminal minds
Favourite Book: the great gatsby/frankenstein/lord of the flies/night/an american childhood/till we have faces (im sure im forgetting some too and ill remember later and feel bad for not putting it down)
Favourite TV Shows: house, modern family, parks and recreation, criminal minds, breaking bad, how i met your mother, greys anatomy, touch (once again im sure im forgetting some) OH and little house on the prairie. have any of you seen it? its pretty close to my heart
Last Movie I’ve Seen in Cinema: guardians of the galaxy. at a discount theater. (im not a big fan of spending $10+ on a movie ticket)
Dream Holiday: germany or france or spain. anywhere in europe. id totally love to go back to italy.
Dream Wedding: if anyone wants (probably not) i can make a separate post going into detail because i sadly have a lot of it planned.
Dream Job: doctor and wife and mom, and an artist/photog and writer just for fun. i want to get the most out of life.
What Are You Wearing Right Now: a tshirt and soffees
CBC said it had “severed ties” with two senior executives Thursday as it released an independent report that said management “condoned” inappropriate behaviour by former radio host Jian Ghomeshi. Former head of radio Chris Boyce and HR director Todd Spencer had been on leaves of absence since January. “Management knew or ought to have known of this behaviour and conduct and failed to take steps required of it in accordance with its own policies to ensure that the workplace was free from disrespectful and abusive conduct,” reads the report from employment lawyers Janice Rubin and Parisa Nikfarjam. “It is our conclusion that CBC management condoned this behaviour.” Ghomeshi, who was fired last October, faces seven counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. His next court date is April 28. His lawyer says he intends to plead not guilty. CBC president Hubert Lacroix described the findings as “troubling and disappointing” when speaking to reporters after the report’s release. “As we have said from the outset, we are, and remain, committed to creating a workplace where safety and respect for one another is a fundamental attribute and non-negotiable,” he said. “To the extent that standard has not been met, on behalf of this organization, I offer a sincere and unqualified apology to our employees and to Canadians, who have a right to expect a higher standard from their public broadcaster.” The report found that, in a “small number of cases,” Ghomeshi’s behaviour constituted sexual harassment in the workplace. “There was behaviour and conduct on the part of Mr. Ghomeshi that was contrary to the Behavioural Standard established by the CBC,” reads the report. “Most prevalent was behaviour that was disrespectful including behaviour that is ‘considered to create an intimidating, humiliating, hostile or offensive work environment.’” Rubin and Nikfarjam concluded that “host culture” was a contributing factor in the failure to properly manage Ghomeshi. They found management had at least three opportunities to properly respond to allegations, but failed. Those three opportunities were: -when employees complained of work volume and Ghomeshi’s behaviour in 2012; -when an allegation was made in summer 2014 that inappropriate behaviour by Ghomeshi may have crossed over into the workplace; -communication by an employee to management of “various objectionable behaviours” on the part of Ghomeshi.
Rubin and Nikfarjam go on to say that “there was no one who had clear and consistent authority over Mr. Ghomeshi on a day-to-day basis in the workplace.” The authors said they did not believe that an allegation of sexual harassment made by former Q employee Kathryn Borel in 2010 came to the attention of management. Borel alleged she had been grabbed by behind on one occasion, and once told by Ghomeshi that he wanted to “hate f—” her. They found that the complaint had come to the attention of Borel’s union, the Canadian Media Guild, “and it failed to respond properly.” The authors’ recommendations include: a “broad review” of policies around protections and expectations of employees and training on the revised policies, a confidential workplace hotline, and establish a work and human rights ombudsperson. “If providing a respectful workplace is truly important to the CBC, it must demonstrate this value to its employees through meaningful and consistent action every day, and throughout the organization,” the report says.
Rubin is well known in the legal community as a thorough investigator who has conducted probes at other corporations. She was brought in by CBC management last November within days of Ghomeshi’s firing. She is considered a pioneer in the field of workplace investigations, having co-written a book on the subject. Her third-party investigation began as soon as she was appointed, and immediately drew criticism. First, the scope of the investigation was perceived by some critics as being too narrow, as it would only look at complaints and concerns about inappropriate behaviour from former or current CBC employees who had worked at Q or Ghomeshi’s former CBC Newsworld TV show, Play. Employees with information or concerns about harassment at the CBC not related to Ghomeshi were told to contact the human resources department. Second, no one was obligated to speak to Rubin. “Janice is interviewing people that have voluntarily come forward to her, but she will also be inviting people to meet with her if she learns something that suggests she should meet others,” Thompson told the Star last year. There was reticence on the part of the union to cooperate with Rubin’s investigation. The Canadian Media Guild warned its members last December that Rubin was allowed to provide information she gathered from interviews to management, which could be relied on for disciplinary purposes. Initially, the CBC was only going to release Rubin’s general recommendations on improving protections in the workplace, while the report dealing specifically with Ghomeshi allegations was only going to be delivered to senior management. But on Thursday, CBC said it was releasing the full report “in the spirit of transparency,” while redacting information that could identify individuals.
I was tagged by skinnyglasses
Rules: repost and tag 10 people you would like to get to know better.
Nicknames: bridge, gidget, Curleyfry, birdgey, Bridget face, bridey, mom
Current time and date: April 15, 13:37
Birthday: June 23rd
Average amount of sleep: 4-6 hours
Lucky number: 17
Last thing I googled: “believers never die"
First word that comes to mind: fuck.
One place that makes you happy: the bed in my room
Favorite characters: Alice McKinley, Soul, Death, Maka, Sebastian Michaelis, Sam, Patrick, Ross Geller, Dr. Spencer Reid
Favorite food: chicken tenders
Favorite drink: monster, rockstar, fresca, iced tea
Favorite book: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, Fated by Alyson Noël, Paper Towns by John Green Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Favourite TV show(s): Soul Eater, Black Butler, Deathnote, Friends, Criminal Minds, Video Game High School
Last film I saw in theaters: The Fault in Our Stars
Last holiday: a beach trip to New Hampshire I think
Dream holiday: England or road trip across the U.S.
Dream wedding: I’m more focused on finding someone I actually want to spend the rest of my life with.
Dream job(s): pharmacist, physical therapist
Relationship Status: single.
What are you wearing: black jeans and an Crown the Empire shirt
and then i’m going to tag: playcrackthenewyouandigot-lostinsanityhasstruckrayofsun123walkingconfessionsshanae-onlinedeathbypizzzaletsliveclassyhector3oookanga-roux
Sexual orientation: straight
Romantic orientation: straight
Favourite color: purple
Time and date at the moment: 11:33 15-4-15
Average hours of sleep: 5-6
Lucky number: 4
Last Thing I Googled: mtv movie awards
First word that comes to my mind: vacuum
One place that makes me happy: my bed
How many blankets I sleep under: 1
Favourite fictional character: Spencer Reid
Favourite famous person: Thomas Brodie Sangster
Celebrity crush: Matthew Gray Gubler
Favourite books: Maze Runner Series
Favourite animes: none
Favourite tv shows: Criminal Minds,Bones,Face Off,American Horror Story, Geordie Shore
Favourite musicians/band(s): too many
Favourite games: Just Dance, Mortal Kombat, Rayman Origins etc
Last movie: Home
Dream holiday: America
Dream job: Forensic Scientist
Wearing right now: baggy black top and joggers
Last book I read:Crime book
it happens before anyone can do anything about it. that sickening sound of a neck snapping , her sister’s body TUMBLING to the ground with a hearty thud. an audible gasp, a bodily sort of weakness that one never does, and she’s already knelt down beside melissa, sinking fangs into human flesh in an attempt to save her life.
you can’t fix everything.
elena is the last to arrive to the scene, but by that time spencer is nearly in hysterics after realizing how it’s too late. face contorting into DEVESTATION as she glances upward at the doppleganger, still hovered over the elder hastings – , confirming the asked question.
i - i, can’t get a pulse. elena. my blood — IT ISN’T WORKING.