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Robinson Crusoe 2016- Wild Life

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On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn’t always easy at first, as the animals don’t speak “human.” Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).

anonymous asked:

(Tani wants to know) Tell me about your first kiss.

Ask about Daniel’s firsts!

@causeforrevenge

“Okay, um.

“I was… in fifth grade, I think. I was stupidly in love with this girl named Lisa, who was, naturally, way out of my league. She was gorgeous but– she was also really SMART. I remember there was one day she argued with the teacher about Christopher Columbus, and I just loved that, and– anyway

“Against all odds, we got paired up for the science fair. I was a stammering idiot for most of it, but I guess eventually we got to be friends. The night before the science fair, she was over at my house, and we stayed up late to get done. My foster parents weren’t really keeping a close eye on us after dinner, so I, being the smooth operator that I was in fifth grade– bartered my dessert for a KISS.

“I’d like to think she would have kissed me even if there wasn’t cobbler on the line, but my step mom made a pretty mean cobbler, so– the extra bargaining chip just meant I had it in the bag. It was a good kiss, too. I mean, I didn’t kiss anyone else for a few years, but– for a fifth grader she had to be on AT LEAST a ninth grade level in the kissing department.

“Of course, you’ll probably be happy to hear that I grew out of trading kisses for desserts. 

                          “—— Mostly.”

Space Dogs: Adventure To The Moon (August 26, 2016 )

Get ready to blast off to an out-of-this-world adventure with canine teenage astronaut, Pushok, who is determined to find his missing astronaut father. Against all odds, Pushok stows away on a US rocket ship to the moon but soon finds he is not alone, as he is reunited with his mom and encounters a macho monkey and a baby alien. Together, the furry heroes learn the true meaning of teamwork as they join the search for Pushok’s dad.

I know I’ve talked about this before, but I can remember clearly as day when Vegascon 2013 happened, and I followed this girl on tumblr who attended, and she post such a beautiful J2 op. And I was sitting here, on my bed in Brazil, just thinking “whoa, I wish I could have this but I know I won’t because I’m too far away.” And everytime I saw a J2 op, I’d have the same feeling and I felt so sad. 

Then, against all odds, Karri and I attended Chicon 2014 and I finally got the chance to have my own J2 op. And to this day, I look and it framed in my room, and I can’t believe it’s real. But I thought that would be the only one.

Little did I know that I was meant to meet them a second time and have another fantastic photo op. I was so nervous meeting them again, I had thought about this pose but I was so anxious about asking. I even had the nerve of asking Jared to take his beanie off so it wouldn’t look weird. And omg, it’s fantastic, I can’t believe it came out so good. I actually had the original printed one signed by the boys so I can have it framed too. 

So, this pic here is the proof that dreams can come true again. I never thought I’d have a J2 op in my life, and now I have two. And I’ll never take them for granted, in my life. They are my precious treasures <3

“Lana has outlived the live fast-die young period, if only because she is now older than James Dean ever was.

The tragic heroines in her songs might live tragic lives and die for love before their time, but the real Lana has endured.

Her songs might involve broken figures living in the dark, beautiful realms of the shadows, but her career is the opposite: a feminine triumph against all odds amidst an uproar of critics who purposely misread her.

Lana is an enigma that after a year I am still unable to untangle…”

James Franco / Lana Del Rey

forbes.com
Still Brooding Over Warner Bros.' Heart of Darkness Ruling The DC Comics Universe? Why Praise Is Due.
What is Warner Bros. thinking? The same thing it's been thinking for about nine decades – a tonal aptitude in storytelling that has set it apart since the Golden Era of Hollywood. Investors and fans should take note.
By Jude Brennan

“As custodian of the DC Comics universe and the champion of the filmmakers they have supported over the years, the WB is known as a haven for the edgily creative, a home for maverick talent and above all a place where risks can be taken despite all odds against box office success,” noted Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst for the boxoffice tracking firm comScore.

But expecting WB to be like Disney or Marvel is like expecting The Rolling Stones to perform like The Beatles. WB prides itself in being a filmmaker’s studio allowing them to make their mark on the DC franchise; Marvel is the realm of Kevin Feige and filmmakers perform like an assistant director – their vision falling in step with Feige’s. Need a media comparison? In the newspaper business it would be like a writer’s paper (The New York Times) vs. an editor’s paper (the former Wall Street Journal).

“Warner Bros., like every other studio has to be true to its roots, its specific point of view and most importantly, its long term legacy,” notes Dergarabedian. “There is an unflinching devotion to the craft of moviemaking at Warner Bros. that has been a part of their filmed division’s DNA since the very beginning of its storied history as the edgy purveyor of gangster movies, the studio of James Cagney and later the supportive home to many great directors including Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Ridley Scott and the home base for some of the biggest film franchises of all-time like Dirty Harry, The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter & Lethal Weapon.To be fair, some of the criticisms are valid and should be given respectful consideration, but at the end of the day its always better to be authentic rather than imitative, genuine rather than trendy and above all, loyal to the filmmakers that have produced the body of work over the years that have given the studio its true identity.”

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“Take Me Home” by Phil Collins

No Jacket Required (1985)

Day Three Hundred Thirty Six.

This heart on my sleeve
Is tethered to you
It’s broken and beaten
It’s all I can do 
To keep the blood pumping
Cling on to life
Push through the pain
The stress and the strife
Yet you leave me breathless
Keep me on my toes
Your strawberry kisses
Your well-crafted prose
Your deep gaze so tender
Your arms strong and warm
Against all odds
You’re the one I adore
The light of my life
The best part of me 
Thank you my love
For setting me free

helym03  asked:

Looking for Crossfire fics where Kate is pregnant with Lily Thanks in advance :)

Here you go! :)

Without End and Ceasefire by bravevulnerability

Against all odds by kimmiesjoy

One Step by whatifellinlovewith

Fortitudo by ipreferwestside

Come Morning Light by Trinity Everett

Without Darkness, There Can Be No Light by alwayswritewithcoffee

Alive by adorbskatic

now and now and now by closingdoors

Lys by Katherinehgt

Miracles by Caskett1960

This Moment by CaskettFeels

The End is Just the Beginning by blueaeryn1

 A Love Like War 23k

Louis Tomlinson is a cliched rock star: he’s got everything except for love. But then he meets Harry Styles; the man that, against all odds, saves him in every way a person can be saved, even when Louis didn’t know he needed saving in the first place.

Not Quite 34k

Niall gives Harry an exasperated look, nodding slowly. “Okay…so do you want to explain why we’re hiring Louis? And do you want to explain it without making any mention of his soft hair or ample buttocks?”

As Harry prepares for the premiere of his first blockbuster film, his manager encourages him to hire a bodyguard as a precautionary measure. Harry ends up making an unusual choice.

Send me Photographs and Souvenirs 50k

Love is something that can cross time, space, and boundaries.

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Harry was supposed to be in France living with William and starting a small bakery in the countryside with adopted children. He wasn’t supposed to be in a rain cloud about to die because he was going to crash. It wasn’t supposed to end like this.

He also wasn’t supposed to crash into William’s Great Grandson’s backyard. He wasn’t supposed to see William at 95 and dying and him at 22 and healthy, he wasn’t supposed to meet Louis, and he most certainly wasn’t supposed to fall in love with him.

Or: Where Harry can’t help falling in love with Louis. who reminds him of his past but can show him a better future. Even if that means losing the past.

This Wicked Game 70k

AU in which The Bachelor is gay, Louis is a contestant, Harry is the bachelor, everyone drinks a lot of champagne, the entire world gets to watch them fall in love, and no one plays by the rules.

King and Lionheart 30k

Prince Louis Tomlinson is the first out gay monarch in his small country’s history. After facing a failed attack in town, he understands why. Expect the unexpected seems applicable, but nothing could have prepared him for his own mother’s reaction – a bodyguard by the name of Harry Styles.
Alternatively titled: A Prince and His Bodyguard

Pure Imagination 52k

Pure Imagination is full of bright colors, rhyming words, and bright smiles. It’s Louis’ creation, his very own local broadcast children’s show. That is, until Harry comes in, a spoiled rich kid who wants a part of the show for himself.
Louis doesn’t take it well.

Liam is Louis’ surf-instructor roommate and has a deep connection with his bong. Niall and Zayn are a couple that likes to get tipsy in bars.

Alone in a Sea of Stars 21k

He shifted his helmet, where it was still in his hands, watching the fluorescent lights shine off of Harry’s hair and reflect off his skin.
Louis knew he would have to let Harry leave, but before doing so he licked over his dry lips, asking genuinely, “So are you going to follow me back to the ship again tomorrow or…?”
Harry smiled in reply, dimples going all soft and sweet. “Going to wait until right before you close the doors again so you have no choice but to keep me.”
Louis felt his skin warming and a small laugh bubbling up from his chest, as he bit down on his lower lip to stop his smile from growing. He cleared his throat, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I could probably kick you out right now if I wanted.” The thing was, Louis knew he wouldn’t. He could wait at least ten more minutes before he let Harry leave. Maybe even twenty.

Based on the prompt: Louis is an astronaut who is sent to Neptune and really he expected to find a few old rocks but instead he found some kid who claims to be ten thousand years-old

Inertia is supposed to be the antithesis of impulse so it makes sense that if bart’s character changes, thad’s does too

in the young justice cartoon, bart’s from an apocalyptic future where food is scarce and almost everything he knows, he learns it because he needs to survive. So thad’s from a future that to him, seems pretty utopian (president thawne anybody?). he learns everything from tutors and the most highly recommended books. every day, he’s tested to his physical limitations

bart learns about the values of friendship and sticking together against all odds. he grew up to quick, but he grew into someone good despite it all.

thad learns about exploiting workers and feeling nothing when someone’s held hostage. he doesn’t grow up quick because he’s never been offered the chance to be a child, all he’s ever been is heir to the thawne’s and destroyer of the allen’s

but the end result is the same–bart knows love and knows people who would risk their lives to save him. and thad knows without a doubt that this is the one thing he’s never had, and it seems so pointless to fight for the family that let him live without it

With a possible reunion coming for Daryl and Carol, I’ve been thinking about those flashes Daryl had in the trailer.

- The Cherokee Rose moment: Daryl was giving hope to Carol, but he was also allowing a bit of it for himself. Not just about Sophia, but about the person he was allowing himself to become, the person who was changing with the influence of this group. By the influence of Carol, one of the first to look at him differently.

- Daryl carrying Carol from the tombs: Whenever I think of this moment and the angst prior to finding her and the pride after as he shared his prize with the group, I always think that this one of Daryl’s biggest wins. He was used to people dying or leaving or just plain giving up. He was used to akways losing. But against all odds, Carol lived. She survived and he found her and he didn’t have to put down her undead corpse. Nope, he got to carry her to safety.

- Daryl holding Judith: Another win and another against the odds moment. In the devastation, Daryl was able to pick up the reins his mourning leader had dropped and really do something. He took the lead, he made the decisions, and there was such pride and joy in that moment for Daryl, holding that symbol of hope and feeding her that bottle.

All these moments were building moments of pride and joy and moments that Daryl was the man he wanted to be all along.

And I keep thinking he’s struggling to find that part of him right now. After what happened with Negan at the lineup and then being taken, stripped of his identity and humiliated, maybe he’s needing to start anew.

Like Carol.

It’s almost like we’re back at that window overlooking the remains of Atlanta and Carol is talking about all the versions of herself that she’s had to burn away.

Maybe those flashes were significant, especially in regards to Carol, because they’re going to help each other find those moments again. Find that joy and pride and hope and assurance in who they are again. These characters have a good influence over each other and maybe in this moment of transition, before the war, but after so much turmoil, they can help each other out things back together again.

Maybe that’s just a bunch of fluffy nonsense, but I can hope. There’s a reason Carol hasn’t moved on and settled into life at the Kingdom. And there’s a reason Daryl is there beyond being kept safe from Negan. Or that’s what I think at least.