“Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British film inspired by the band The Beatles and their song ‘Yellow Submarine.’
Pepperland is a cheerful, music-loving paradise under the sea, protected by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The titular Yellow Submarine rests on an Aztec-like pyramid on a hill. At the edge of the land is a range of high blue mountains. The land falls under a surprise attack from the music-hating Blue Meanies, who live in or beyond the blue mountains. The attack starts with magical projectiles fired from big artillery stationed in the blue mountains. The Blue Meanies seal the band inside a music-proof blue glass globe, they render the Pepperlanders immobile as statues by shooting arrows and dropping giant green apples upon them (a reference to the Apple Records music label), and drain the countryside of color. In the last minute before his capture, Pepperland’s elderly Lord Mayor sends Old Fred, an aging sailor, to get help; he runs to the Yellow Submarine and takes off in it. Old Fred travels to Liverpool, where he finds Ringo and persuades him to return to Pepperland with him. Ringo collects his ‘mates’ John, George, and finally Paul. The five journey back to Pepperland in the yellow submarine.
The film features 12 of the Beatles’ songs: ‘Yellow Submarine’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘All Together Now’, ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’, ‘Only a Northern Song’, ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, ‘All You Need is Love’, ‘Hey Bulldog’, ‘It’s All Too Much’, and ‘All Together Now.’
The Beatles were not enthusiastic about participating in a new motion picture, having been dissatisfied with their second feature film, Help! (1965), directed by Richard Lester. They saw an animated film as a favorable way to complete their commitment to United Artists for a third film, however. George Dunning, who also worked on the Beatles cartoon series, was the overall director for the film, supervising over 200 artists for 11 months. The film’s surreal visual style, created by creative director Heinz Edelmann, contrasts greatly with the efforts of Disney Feature Animation and other animated films previously released by Hollywood up until the time.
The Beatles’ animated personas were based on their appearance in the promotional film for the song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, with the exception of Paul being without his moustache.
Initial press reports stated that the Beatles themselves would provide their own character voices; however, aside from composing and performing the songs, the real Beatles participated only in the closing scene of the film, while their cartoon counterparts were voiced by other actors.
The film received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, in contrary to some of the Beatles’ previous film ventures. Time commented that it ‘turned into a smash hit, delighting adolescents and aesthetes alike.’
In The Beatles Anthology, released in the mid-1990s, the three surviving Beatles all admitted that they truly liked the film; regarding their initial non-participation, Harrison, who considered it a ‘classic’, later admitted that he preferred that the group did not provide their own voices, feeling that the professional voice actors captured a certain ‘cartoonish’ element far more effectively than they might have done themselves. Starr also revealed that for years he was approached by children and asked ‘Why did you press the button?’, referring to when his character curiously pressed the panic button ejecting him from the submarine into the sea of monsters. Lennon also implied that his son, Sean, first realized his father had been a Beatle because of the film. After seeing Yellow Submarine at a friend’s house at the end of the 1970s, Sean came home asking why his father was a cartoon. Harrison’s son Dhani also claims that he had no idea about his father’s past life until watching this film. As Dhani said: ‘I came home and I freaked out on my dad: ‘Why didn’t you tell me you were in The Beatles?’ And he said, 'Oh, sorry. Probably should have told you that.’”
Just for you bubbles: Lets have some obiyuki food sharing with FEELINGS
Belling the Cat (Chapter One)
“Are you okay, Obi? Do you need me to carry you back?”
He laughs. Or at least he tries. Pain shoots through him like lightning as he leans back against the tree; His throat feels raw, breath rattling wetly in his
chest as he struggles to breathe. Every inhale is a trial, every exhale a release encouraging his surrender.
It’s too much effort to turn his head, so he shifts his eyes towards Torou and
smiles bitterly at her intent expression.
Ah, she’ll be getting a much larger cut without him in the
“It’s fine,” he rasps. “We finished the job, didn’t we?”
Sansa and Sandor and Jon and Ygritte - Why Understanding the Connections in their Stories Could Help Explain What is to Come
So I joined Tumblr about 4 years ago with the intent to blog about A Song of Ice and Fire, one of my favorite book series but because of life and other things, never really got around to it. Now as the show is winding down and diverging so much from the novels, I thought I would post my thoughts about where I think the major stories in the books maybe headed. A couple of these theories I’ve recently posted in response to discussions on other sites but I wanted a place to put them down all in one place.
To start off, I’m going to discuss Sansa and Jon as I think their stories are strongly connected and will have repercussions on the final battle for the dawn. And I’m going to begin with why I think Sansa is a greenseer.
SANSA AS A WARG AND GREENSEER
As we know, Sansa’s direwolf, Lady was killed and so that bond was never able to fully developed, as was the case with the other Stark children and their wolves. Then she lost her father to beheading, was beaten multiple times on the orders of Joffrey and had to literally fight to survive in the cesspool that is Kings Landing using nothing but her wits. The fact that she was able to make it through with such strong odds against her speak to her inner strength. However, I think that these same traumas are what helped to develop her as yet unrecognized warging and green seer abilities.
Stressful situations seem to help to open the “third eye” of individuals with potential warging and or green seer abilities. Think of Dany in the House of the Undying; Bran being pushed out the window; or Arya being blinded by the Faceless men. What helped these three with their awakening was their bond with their dragons and direwolves respectively as well as the shade of the evening, given to Dany in the House of the Undying by Pyat Preet, Jojen paste given to Bran by the Children; and the “special” candle lit for Arya by the Faceless men.
You’re probably saying to yourself, what is she talking about? Sansa has no warging or green seer abilities. Well, I’m here to argue that she does and I’ll tell you why I think this—her wishes and thoughts that came true or are about to come true…all without her knowing. What do you think the odds are that so many of her wishes and thoughts would actually happen? I think they are coming true because Sansa, like Bran is having green seer dreams, only she is not recognizing them as such and probably were initially forgetting most of content. Think about these examples…
Sansa thinks, “I want a knight to cut off Jonas Slynt’s head” and later without her knowing, Jon does just that. She also thinks that Cersei eyes are bright with a feverish heat. “Eyes like wildfire,” Sansa thought. She tells Dontos that she wants the Sept of Baelor to burn. Well, it hasn’t happen yet in the books but I’m pretty sure that like on the show, Cersei will use wildfire to burn the Sept of Baelor and possibly all of Kings Landing. (I also suspect that this is one of the 4 major plot points that George told D&D would take place in the books). Also, as Sansa is entering the Sept of Baelor to pray prior to the Battle of the Blackwater, she thinks that the man walking next to her is a “guard, whose watch has ended,” which totally hints at what will happen to Jon.
In addition, as she makes her way down the mountains with Sweet Robin, a cold wind blows and it is described as “howling fiercely.” To Sansa, it sounds like a wolf but not just any wolf. To her, the wind sounds like “a ghost wolf big as mountains.” Interesting analogy don’t you think. I think it’s another tip to her green seer abilities as she is probably sensing Jon’s death. However, I think that it also hints at one of two things. Ghost will be in the mountains around the Eyrie at some point and where there’s Ghost, there you will find Jon. Or, Ghost is dead because he was the sacrifice to bring Jon back (death must pay for life) and it’s Jon, returned from the dead as a symbolic ghost who will be in the Eyrie.
If I’m right about Sansa’s abilities, and I think that there is a very strong chance that I am, then she has to be extremely strong…as powerful or maybe even stronger than Bran if given the proper training. I say this because she has been able to develop her abilities even though her direwolf was killed. Second and more importantly, she seems to be gaining control of her dreams and be able to go where she wants—something Bran is now learning under the tutelage of the Three Eye Crow. Why do I think this you ask? Well, in the last Alayne chapter from AFOC, she plans to curl up under her feathered covers and have one of her “sweet dreams.” As most people can’t control what types of dreams they have, it’s telling that Sansa seems able to plan hers in advance. Speaking of sweet dreams lets move on to…
JON & YGRITTE, and SANDOR & SANSA
You are probably wondering what do Jon and Ygritte have to do with Sandor and Sansa. Well, I think that their stories and intricately tied to each other. I’m going to give a brief summary of some chapters to support my theory but to get the full effect of what I think GRRM has done, you have to read the chapters side by side for yourself.
A Clash of Kings
Sansa goes to meet Dontos in the Godswood for the first time and is caught by the Hound on the way back. She lies and says that she was praying for her father and Joffrey’s safety. The Hound doesn’t really believe her but asks her to sing him a “song”. She says that she knows a song about Florian and Jonquil but the Hound doesn’t want to hear a song about a fool.
Joffrey has Ser Boros beat Sansa because of the loss of the Lannister army to Robb at Lannisport. He then orders Boros to strip her nude in front of everyone but Tyrion comes in and stops it before her clothing can be completely ripped off. He orders someone to cover her and the Hound throws his “white” kings guard cloak to her. She uses it to cover herself and even though the material is rough, to her it feels like velvet because of the protection it offers her.
JON VI (in which he meets Ygritte)
Chapter starts out with Jon and Qhorin Halfhand and their ranger party spying a fire in the night on a mountain in the Skirling Pass. It burned redder than any star and did not twinkle and they recognize it a fire lit by the Wildings for warmth as they watch the pass. Halfhand orders Jon and Stonesnake to climb the mountain and kill the watchers. When they reach the top of the mountain, they discovered three watchers. One with red hair was asleep; one was feeding twigs to the fire and the other standing watching the pass with a horn ready to blow in warning if he saw anyone attempting to pass through the mountains. Stonesnake attacked the wilding with the horn while Jon went after the one at the fire. This turned out to be Orel, the skin changer. When Jon attacked, Orel grabbed a burning brand, which he thrust at Jon’s face. It barely missed and would have burned Jon in the face if he didn’t quickly jump back. (Note symbolism of a possible burnt face). Jon saw the figure under the blankets stirring and knew he had to kill his opponent quickly before the other came into play. He was able to swing sword and pretty much severed the wilding in the stomach. However, the wilding took Longclaw with him when he fell and so Jon quickly pulled his knife and was able to grab the redhead by the hair and put the dirk to her throat. It was only then that he realized she was a girl. Stonesnake told Jon to kill her but before he could, Ygritte yielded.
You can read the chapter yourself to pick up more details. However, in addition to Ygritte’s red hair, there are three other things on importance in this scene to note. First is that Ygritte told Jon that she would sing him the “song” of the Winter Rose, which is a song about how the Wilding lord Bael the Bard stole the daughter of one of the Kings of Winter. Note that song does not always mean singing but sometimes simply to tell a story. The second thing is that when Qhorin climbed the mountain the next morning, he ordered Jon to kill Ygritte and walked away to leave him to it. Jon puts “Longclaw to her neck” to mark where the sword would fall but as he looks at her, he thinks of his father and could not kill her. We also find out later that the man Jon killed was the skin changer Orel and his spirit jumped into his eagle when he died. Oh, and GRRM makes a point to note that Jon hadn’t shaved since he left the Fist of the First Men (will get into the importance of this later) and Jon describes Ygritte’s breath of smelling like onion.
SANSA IV (immediately follows JON VI)
As with Jon, Sansa’s chapter opens with her watching a fire, only this time it was the fire Tyrion set to burn the docks before Stannis arrived. Sansa is on her way to the Godswood to meet Dontos. While talking to Dontos, she says that she hopes the great Sept of Baelor burns and he tells her not so say so as the gods may hear her. After leaving him, she heads back to her room. However, when she got to the doors to her room, she couldn’t enter because being inside made her feel trapped. She turns and goes up the steps to the top of the castle where she looks out over the Red Keep and pretty much all of Kings Landing. She also gets a sudden pain in her stomach and almost collapses but a hand suddenly reaches out and catches her and it turns out to be the Hound.
When Sansa tries to thank the Hound for previously rescuing her, he makes fun of her girlish fantasies about knights. He tells her that all men are killers and even her father was one. She tells him that her father only killed because it was his duty, not because he liked it. (Her sentiment probably echoes what Jon is probably feeling in his chapter). Anyhow, the Hound then lays the edges of his long sword against Sansa’s neck and tells her all about his first kill and about the real life of a knight. (In Jon’s chapter, he puts his sword to Ygritte’s neck) Sansa runs away from the Hound and that night has multiple nightmarish dreams. She dreams of the riot where she was attacked and pulled from her horse and also of twisted faces with monstrous inhuman masks. The breath of the man who pulls her from the horse “smells like garlic” (A similar smell to onions). She cries for her brothers and fathers and prays to the gods for one of the knightly heroes from her song to come and save her but no one answered. She also dreams of women attacking her and someone hitting her in the face which made her “teeth shatter.” (More to come on the shattered teeth later) In her dreams, she sees a glint of silver and someone “stabs her in the stomach.” She wakes in the morning to evidence that her first moon blood has started and she tries to burn the evidence but is caught by the servants who report it to Cersei. While the knife in the stomach could have been a hint of her first moons blood, I think it was also a green seer dream and along with the vision of the masks and monstrous faces could be the same the Mellisandre and Aeron saw in their visions and will turn out to be important later.
JON VII (Immediately following Sansa IV)
Not going to go into this chapter in much detail except to note that Jon has a wolf dream and while in Ghost, he is attacked by Orel in his eagle form. When this happens, Jon is kicked out of Ghost. They are now discovered by the Wildings and must run. This is also the first but not the last time that Orel in eagle form will attack Jon.
Two things of note… Sansa is ordered to the Queens Ballroom where she is to stay with Cersei and the other ladies of the court while the Battle of Blackwater takes place outside. Ser Illyn who chopped of Ned’s head is also in the room with the ladies and when Sansa asks why he’s there, Cersei lies that he’s there to protect them. And Sansa’s thought at that moment is “I would be gladder if it were the Hound.” Harsh as he was, she did not believe Sandor Clegane would let any harm come to her. “ This is the first time that Sansa has any true positive thoughts about the Hound as she was always afraid of him previously and could only see the ugliness of his face. Of note is that the writers of the show had Sansa say something very similar to Brienne about Jon on the show. “Jon is Jon. He would never let any harm come to me.”
Sansa goes back to her room after leaving the Queens Ballroom. This is at the point before Tywin arrives and everyone thinks the battle is lost. In her room, she cries for Lady and wonders if she will see her wolf again if she dies. Then someone reaches out and grabs her wrist and it’s the Hound. He had come to her room and fallen asleep there. He tells her that if she screams, he will kill her. He tells her about the battle and that he’s leaving. He says that he’s there for the “song” (again a reference to a song) she promised him. She tells him that she can’t; he’s scaring her and to let her go. He then says that everything scares her and demands that she look at him. However, she becomes even more afraid. He says that he can protect her as everyone is afraid of him and asks her to come with him. He pulls her closer and she thinks he means to kiss her and closes her eyes. This makes him even angrier and he pushes her on the bed and pulls his knife and puts it at her throat…demanding she sing him his song about Florian and Jonquil. (Now Sansa has a knife held to her throat the way Jon held one on Ygritte) She’s too afraid to remember the words and instead recites a prayer to the mother to protect the sons of war. The Hound takes the knife away from her throat and some instinct makes her reach up and cups his cheek with her fingers where she feels the blood on his face (from the battle) and also his tears. Sansa wonders why she touched his face and we will get to an explanation later. He calls her “little bird” once more in a soft voice, whips off his white Kings Guard cloak, and throws it on the floor and leaves. She crawls out of the bed, see the cloak on the floor, “the white wool stained with “blood and fire.” Curious that Martin used the Targaryen words to described the stain on the white (snow) cloak. Also, interesting that they had Sansa make Jon a cloak on the show. It’s not white but you can certainly connect that scene with this one from the books.
Ygritte and the Wildings capture Qhorin and Jon. Jon Kills Qhorin on his orders and begins his infiltration of the Wildings.
Now as you can see from the ACOK chapters, Sansa and Ygritte had both a knife and a sword drawn against their necks. Fire also played a role in a few of the chapters and Jon is almost burned in the face like the Hound. Could Martin have written these similarities just as happenstance? I don’t think so as he does nothing without a reason. If you still don’t think that Jon and Sansa’s stories and intricately and deliberately connected— lets move on to ASOS to see if further evidence will convince you but first, lets talk about the symbolism and mythology behind numbers and their usage in ASOIAF.
can you do a kj x reader smut where they’re both on riverdale & are close friends & after rough sex they’re hanging out with the rest of the cast and they see hickeys/bruises/scratches (daddy kink & choking kink please)
Warning!!: unprotected,daddy kink,choking kink plus roughness but like not a lot
A/N: Sorry it sucks send me feedback
“KJ what the fuck dude?” Cole spoke “what?” KJ turned around and was clearly confused as to why his mate had asked him that randomly “have you been to the woods lately? where you fucking attacked by a mountain lion?” Cole joked KJ went silent as my cheek heated “he’s got scratches” Lili commented “KJ take off your shirt you need some ointment on that asap” Charles chimed in “guys i’m fine” KJ finally spoke up.
Warnings: Damon attacks Reader, Reader almost dies?
Zac had warned you to keep a distance when the brothers
came. Stefan was respectful enough to allow you privacy but Damon deemed you as
something he owned. Zac payed for your food, if tips had been low he’d forget
to remind you about the rent and, some weeks he simply refused to take it.
The little things that Zac did to look after you had Damon
firmly believing that you owed his family, despite Zac’s insistence that you didn’t.
Eventually Damon warmed up to you, often finding you curled up on one of the
sofa’s surrounded by college work, stuck on something that he’d deem trivial.
It became a small routine, you’d offer him copious amounts
of alcohol while he’d relay historic events or little facts, that had you
improving and pushing for a higher grade. Eventually Zac stopped warning you
away from the brothers, as if he’d accepted the oldest Salvatore had wormed his
way into your life.
OBI DOING THE KOREAN BOW THIGH THING. SHIRAYUKI'S REACTION. YOU CANNOT ESCAPE YOUR FATE, JOANNA.
Authors note: This video cannot encapsulate how hot the “Korean bow thigh thing” can be, but here’s a link in case you’re confused about the description. Note that this is not the same as a traditional bow - the one linked is fiberglass and the one in the fic is a traditional horn bow (which requires a lot more strength to string). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPG3z9I-rh4
too much!” Shirayuki exclaims, eyes wide as he hands her a longbow taller than
Sienna Johnson, now 17, has been sentenced to up to five years in a juvenile detention facility and will face four years of supervised probation upon her release after pleading guilty to an adult felony count of menacing and one juvenile count of conspiracy to commit murder. Johnson planned an attack at Mountain Vista High School with her friend, Brooke Higgins, who received a three year sentence for her role in the shooting plot.
In the following brief audio clips of Johnson’s interview with police, you can hear her discuss how the Columbine shooting inspired plans of her own, and the moment they became real.