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[Imagination Lane // “Imagine This” Scenario #5: Bill Skarsgard]

Originally posted by hahahannah28

I’m in the mood for adventurous Bill. So there’s that lol. 

Also, I wanna thank Beyonce for literally inspiring me with this glorious idea today. *Shrugs*

Musical Inspiration: ‘03 Bonnie & Clyde by Jay-Z feat. Beyonce.

Imagine This: The Heist – The New-Age Bonnie & Clyde

You and Bill are notorious international art and jewel thieves. Over the course of three years, you’ve both stolen countless pieces of priceless art and jewels – only to return the art (and at times even the jewels) back to the people of where they were originally taken from. Financing the jobs through other jewel and casino / bank heists on the side, you both have become infamous underground legends. Thanks to your efforts to restore art back to their original homes, you’ve managed set up a plethora of safe havens – all around the world. 

As you both finally make it to the top of the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted & Interpol’s Most Wanted Lists – it becomes more apparent that you both need to find a way out and a place to retire to in complete secrecy; with no extradition treaties.

However after you complete one last job you both have decided to do in order to make your retirement a reality, there is a snag in the getaway plan. You both decide to dump over four million in cash and jewels into an open crowd in New York City; sending the crowds into an uproar of excitement – and jump into separate garbage shoots that drop you both into separate dump trucks in order to make your escape. The truck that’s carrying Bill manages to escape without an issue; however the truck in which you’re hiding gets stopped by local police and you’re discovered – leading to your arrest.

What you didn’t know in the midst of all the arrest drama, is that Bill had planned to ask you to marry him after you had completed the job and escaped.

With that idea out the window, temporarily, Bill soon makes it over the border into Mexico and manages to contact the cartels that owed you both a favor. A new escape plan is soon born, and Bill returns to the United States with a small army of men to go and extract you from the custody of federal agents. After a federal judge orders you to be held in a maximum women’s federal penitentiary until your trial begins, Bill makes his move and orders your escape. 

After a daring intervention on the convoy that was carting you off to the federal prison, it works. You barely escaped and both of you flee back to Mexico and into the safety of the Mexican Cartel, just until you can re-plan your final heist and make your final escape to an uncharted island in the south Caribbean seas. No longer wanting to wait for another potential disaster to separate you; Bill asks you to marry him in secret – before you both leave Mexico for good…

Consider this added to my “make this into a fic” list for 2018 lol. 

Enjoy :)

“Josh’s Suicide” (1911)

A small town man takes an adulterous trip to New York City with hilarious results in the restored film “Josh’s Suicide” (1911), now streaming on Filmed on location with “King of Comedy” Mack Sennett, look out for glimpses of Pennsylvania Station, Grant’s Tomb, and the New York Public Library at 42nd Street. Stream ends July 21.

[“Josh’s Suicide.” 1911. USA. Directed by Mack Sennett. Silent, with music by Ben Model.]

The Restorers at San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

Artist: Thomas Struth (German, born Geldern, 1954)

Date: 1988

Medium: Chromogenic print

Image: 119.1 x 159.7 cm (46 7/8 x 62 7/8 in.) Frame: 48 × 63 in. (121.9 × 160 cm)

Credit Line: Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel; Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts; Jennifer Saul Gift; Gift of Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, Theresa Sackler and Family; and Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz Gift, 2010 © Thomas Struth

Accession Number: 2010.121 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Description and image from The Metropolitan Museum of Art:  "The working method Struth devised for The Restorers, one of his first portraits, would become his standard procedure: photographing only subjects he could get to know over an extended period and collaborate with on how they wished to be seen. He also decided to focus on couples or groups defined by a shared history—often familial—or a communality of purpose, as with this portrait of four art restorers he befriended in Naples.

The setting they chose was the restorers’ current work place—the former refectory of a church then being used as a staging area for paintings from the surrounding area that had been damaged in a recent earthquake. The almost hypnotic effect achieved in this picture is due not only to the artist’s intimacy with his subjects and their own understanding of his aims but also to his technical choices. Struth uses a large-format view camera on a tripod, which, with its oversize negatives and slow exposure time allows for a tremendous amount of detail, and the shallow depth of field subtly pushes the four figures into the space of the viewer.”  (met)