River Song Appreciation Week » Day 7: Free Day – Alex Kingston as River Song “[River is] a fantastic character, and it’s a wonderfully
strong sort of role, and I’m pleased to play her, and I’m pleased to have a
character where she’s complex. She’s good, she’s naughty, she’s been sometimes
very bad, she’s got a great heart, and she’s also got a lot of fun in her. Who
wouldn’t love to play a character like that?“ – Alex Kingston//“I never expected that River
would be sort of a character who would provide strength to people in their sort
of darkest moments.” – AK//“Probably Alex Kingston [is the reason I keep bringing River back].
I think she brings such joy, such emotion, such a big heart to it that it’s irresistible
to come back to it.” – Steven Moffat
Creepypasta #1052: The Beast In The Dryer Liked To Eat My Clothing When I Was Seven
The beast in the
dryer liked to eat my clothing.
I didn’t know why, but he told me he loved the taste of my
socks, sweaters, underwear, pants, shirts, tights, whatever he could gets his
paws on. He told me he lived on soap, little girl’s clothes, and prayers at
night, but if I wanted to sneak him a candy bar now and again, he wouldn’t
complain. Because I was seven, this made perfect sense to me.
The company was
nice when I was down in our scary, unfurnished basement doing laundry. I was
forced to do my own laundry because my family was giant and difficult to
manage, so I had lots of time to sneak out a pair of socks, a shirt I didn’t
really like, or an old and holey pair of tights. In return for his “snacks,”
the beast was the best friend I’d ever had. I’d tell him about my day, about my
friends. I would even tell him all the secrets I was scared to tell my parents,
like how I found my oldest sister Victoria naked with her boyfriend, or how
Daddy talked about money problems when he thought we were all asleep, or how my
fourteen-year-old brother Levi snuck out every night and came back smelling sweet
and rotten. The beast told me I was a good observer, that I noticed things
nobody else did. He said this made me very special, especially because I didn’t
go blabbing all these secrets I carried.
He said, “Dolly, you’re a special girl and I’m a special
beastie, which is why we’re such good friends.” Dolly was his nickname for me,
since he said my real name, Diana, was very stuffy. I kind of agreed.
I liked talking to the beast in the dryer so much that I
started offering to do other people’s laundry. My nine-year-old sister Millie,
who was the meanest person in the world, told me that because I offered she
wouldn’t flush my goldfish down the toilet. Levi said thanks and gave me a
brownie that made me feel funny and then throw up. Victoria said I could, but I
was to absolutely never look in her drawers or touch her “lingerie.” The
second-meanest member of my family, my twelve-year-old brother Danny, told me
now I had to do his laundry forever, and I’d better give it to him all folded
and neat, or else he’d “mash me.” My siblings were horrible and I hated them
all. I told the beastie.
“I was being helpful and really nice,” I lamented to him as
I folded Danny’s laundry, making sure his shirts were nice and neat. “Nobody
even said thank you but Levi, and he gave me that dumb brownie. I think it was
The beast snorted furiously. “Dolly, don’t you think about
that. You’re so polite and kind to your brothers and sisters. They just don’t
appreciate you. But I do!” The dryer rattled and I could tell he was mad. He
cared about me so much, even more than my mom and dad. “I appreciate you more
than anybody else, and don’t you ever forget that.”
“They don’t appreciate me,” I repeated. “You do, though.”
“That’s right,” the beast affirmed. “Now, do you have any snacks
for me today?”
Notes: Three fic ideas in the brain mill and what is the first piece of fanfiction that I write in two years - a one-shot. Anyway, I would like to thank @welllpthisishappening for encouraging me to write this and dealing with my nuisance self for the past two days as I banged this out and constantly asked for her opinion. All mistakes are mine because I am trash. Depending on how this one goes, might make a “Little Pirates” drabble series starring Harrison, Westley (Wes) and Elizabeth (Beth) Jones. You can read on AO3 here: [LINK]
Summary: Since the birth of his children, Killian Jones has kept his hook out of sight in order to keep from scaring his children. His fourteen-month daughter doesn’t agree with this policy.
Word Count: 3,000+
“One of these days, we’re going to finally call it a quits and move to the other side of the country where no one can find us,” Emma says, exhaustion filling every word as they limp up the front steps of their home. She staggers slightly as her foot catches on the wood, swaying into Killian.
Killian groans at the unexpected contact but lifts an arm sluggishly around Emma’s shoulders to help his wife find balance. He’s feeling every single one of his years in this moment and nearly every part of him hurts. Bruises are starting to form on his shoulders and torso where the beastie of the week slammed into him. He feels blood trickling down his brow where the griffin’s talons grazed him. He is hoping against hope that he isn’t going to need stitches…again.
Emma gently pats him on the arm in silent thanks and leans slightly forward to open their front door. Both of them groan as they move to push off their shoes. Killian toes his boots into a fine line while Emma is more careless, one of her shoes flying into the air and hitting the wall in the dull thud. Killian is too tired to even care enough to complain. He just wants to lay in his bed with his wife and sleep for week.
On this day in music history: March 7, 1987 - “Licensed To Ill”, the debut album by the Beastie Boys hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 7 weeks, also peaking at #2 on the R&B album chart. Produced by Rick Rubin and the Beastie Boys, it is recorded at Chung King House Of Metal in New York City, from Early 1985 - Late 1986. Combining stripped down beats with Hip Hop and rock samples, it is one of the main catalysts in crossing rap music and Hip Hop culture over into mainstream pop culture. The album spin off six singles including “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” and “Brass Monkey”. The albums iconic cover art by David Gambale (aka “World B. Omes”) features an illustration of a 727 jet crashing into the side of a mountain. On tail end of the plane is the aircraft registration number “3MTA3”, which is actually an in-joke that when viewed in a mirror reads “EAT ME”. An instant smash upon its release, it becomes one of the fastest selling debut albums of all time, selling over a million copies in its first two weeks of release. The album makes further history in the 90’s as a catalog title. Following the Beasties resurgence in popularity after the releases of “Check Your Head” and “Ill Communication”, “Licensed To Ill” begins selling again at an unprecedented rate for catalog rap album. When Def Jam changes distribution from Sony Music to Polygram in 1994, it sells between 500,000 and 800,000 copies a year for the next five years. “Licensed To Ill” is certified 10x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, earning a Diamond Certification.
Here is a massive expansion of your musical youth!
New Songs: - 'N Sync - Bye Bye Bye - 50 Cent - Candy Shop (ft. Olivia) - AFI - Miss Murder - Adolescents - Amoeba - Alice In Chains - Them Bones - Alien Ant Farm - Glow - Anti-Flag - This Is The End (For You My Friend) - Aqua - Barbie Girl - Avenged Sevenfold - So Far Away - Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend - Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) - Bad Religion - You - Barenaked Ladies - One Week - Beastie Boys - Sabotage - Beyoncé - Halo - Blink 182 - First Date - Blur - Song 2 - Bowling For Soup - 1985 - Britney Spears - Oops!…I Did It Again - Carrie Underwood - Before He Cheats - Christina Aguilera - Beautiful - Chumbawamba - Tubthumping - CkY - 96 Quite Bitter Beings - Collective Soul - Shine - Counting Crows - Mr. Jones - DMX - Where The Hood At - Daft Punk - Around The World - Daniel Powter - Bad Day - Darude - Sandstorm - Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Disturbed - Down With The Sickness - Dope - Die Mother Fucker Die - Drowning Pool - Bodies - Eminem - The Real Slim Shady - Fear Factory - Cars (ft. Gary Numan) - Fergie - Big Girls Don’t Cry - Finger Eleven - Paralyzer - Flyleaf - All Around Me - Foo Fighters - All My Life - Fountains of Wayne - Stacy’s Mom - Garbage - I Think I’m Paranoid - Gnarls Barkley - Crazy - Gomez - Machismo - Good Charlotte - The Anthem - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc (ft. De La Soul) - Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For - Hilary Duff - So Yesterday - Hinder - Lips Of An Angel - Hoobastank - The Reason - Incubus - Drive - James Blunt - You’re Beautiful - Jennifer Lopez - Jenny From The Block - Jesse McCartney Just So You Know - Jimmy Eat World - The Middle - Jojo - Too Little Too Late - Justin Timberlake - SexyBack (ft. Timbaland) - KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See - Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone - Kid Rock - Bawitdaba - Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody - Korn - Coming Undone - Kylie Minogue - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Len - Steal My Sunshine - Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love - Lifehouse - You And Me - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz - Get Low - Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff - Madonna - Beautiful Stranger - Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People - Metallica - One - Metro Station - Shake It - Mindless Self Indulgence - Straight To Video - Misfits - Scream - Moby - Flower - My Chemical Romance - I’m Not Okay (I Promise) - Natalie Imbruglia - Torn - Nelly Furtado - I’m Like A Bird - Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds - Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit - No Doubt - Don’t Speak - Oasis - Wonderwall - Orgy - Blue Monday - Our Lady Peace - One Man Army - Outkast - He Ya! - P!nk - So What - Panic! At The Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Papa Roach - Scars - Paramore - Pressure - Pitchshifter - Genius - Plain White T’s - Hey There Delilah - Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows - Radiohead - Creep - Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio - Rammstein - Du Hast - Ricky Martin - Livin’ La Vida Loca - Rise Against - Give It All - Rob Zombie - Dragula - Sara Bareilles - Love Song - Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ - Semisonic - Closing Time - Shakira - Whenever, Wherever - Shania Twain - Up! - Simple Plan - Welcome To My Life - Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It’s Hot (ft. Pharrell Williams) - Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars - Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun - Spice Girls - Wannabe - Staind - It’s Been Awhile - Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without The “E” (Cut From The Team) - Tal Bachman - She’s So High - Tenacious D - The Metal - The All-American Rejects - Move Along - The Cardigans - My Favourite Game - The Cranberries - Zombie - The Fray - How to Save a Life - The Killers - Somebody Told Me - The Pussycat Dolls - When I Grow Up - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Face Down - The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock - The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Veronicas - Untouched - The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Wallflowers - One Headlight - The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army - Thirty Seconds To Mars - The Kill (Bury Me) - Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become - Timbaland - Apologize (ft. OneRepublic) - Tonic - If You Could Only See - Train - Hey, Soul Sister - U2 - Vertigo - Weezer - Say It Ain’t So - Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag - White Zombie - More Human Than Human - Yellowcard - Lights And Sounds
Nonetheless (enough bragging, right? ;) ), thank you for all of your hilarious comments, for your AMAZING submissions, and for sharing in the love of the Low Budget Beasts. I absolutely LOVE to read your comments and messages so don’t be shy if you have something to add. :)
Keep an eye out for your daily Beast later!
Oh, and in the meantime, enjoy the Low Budget Beast collage! HAHA!
It seems as if Vincent and Cat are slowly but surely finding their way back to one another. But now Cat’s faced with a new fear – maybe Vincent isn’t a danger to her, maybe she’s a danger to him. Vincent, embracing his humanity and feeling the joy of what being a doctor means again, is now resolved to be the best man he can be… but what does that mean for his beast side?
When we last saw Cat, Gabe was pressuring her to get Vincent out of their lives for the sake of their new burgeoning relationship. That, along with the seeds planted by Reynolds, Cat wonders if she might end up killing Vincent, after all it’s in her family lineage to kill beasts and she shot Beast-Jacob Sutter without hesitation. But Cat knows that while Sam Landon is on the loose and able to create beasts of his own, working with Vincent is the best tactic.
Meanwhile, Vincent, still trying to prove to Cat that he’s more man than beast, must discover for himself what it means fully embrace all of his own attributes and use them for the greater good. In so doing, Vincent and Cat go on a roller coaster ride of events throughout New York City to track Sam and his new beast. But what happens when two people, destined to be together, but at odds – one fighting for the other’s heart –are forced to work side by side? Do sparks fly? Do things become combustible?
Tune in to find out tonight at 9/8c on the CW and watch as our Beauty and Beast find their world flipped upside down…
I am so excited and so very apprehensive. Like on the one hand: science, riverboat rides, and fascinating beasties. On the other: no signal for 2 weeks, eating probably-not-veggie food at set times, and sharing a dorm with 4 randoms from my university (idek who yet).
It’s gonna be great, I’ve just got The Fear because of health stuff.
Since Donald Trump’s election last week, there has been an uptick in the amount of “biased-based attacks” across the nation. One of the latest victims is the the New York City memorial park in honor of the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch.
The Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was defaced with graffiti of swastikas and the words “Go Trump” on Friday (Nov. 18). Yauch, like the rest of his Beastie Boys bandmates, was Jewish.
I generally only see my parents every ten months or so which really sucks because they are awesome and we have an amazing relationship.
She came out for a week to hang out with me and beastie because the good dr cox had a conference and we took beastie on adventures and ate take out and once he was asleep drank wine and watched marvel movies and she laughed when Deadpool went down on his girlfriend with the vampire teeth and cried when Groot died in GOTG vol 1 and just it was so much fun and I hate being a 4 hour flight/5 day drive away from her.
Only good thing is I do see my parents in 6 weeks for our epic Disney World trip.
Yahoo! We just got the official copyright registration on the Periodic Table of Parasites and the Periodic Table of Viruses. On top of that we did the ISBN registration, so that they are “real” documents. If you want either one before they go out for sale and distribution let me know.
This was one huge pile of work! People ask “Why did you do it?” and I usually say 1 of 3 things back. “Clearly the periodic table of elements needed to be rewritten” or “Biologists need something cool to hang on the wall” or “I’m insane.”
With around 240 wee beasties, if we post 2 a week that will keep things busy for more than 2 years. Of course I haven’t finished the Periodic Table of Microbes book yet, but it’s almost there. I mean the Table is done, but the companion book isn’t. Oh, and I need to do the companion books to the Table of Viruses and the Table of Parasites. Yes, I think it’s insanity. But think of the challenge: “What can you say about small life forms in around 300 words that will be memorable and cool?”
The Tarantula Hawk Wasp and Kyzyl Agach virus are my current favorites. But Mad Itch, Titi Monkey, and Strawberry Crinkle are pretty awesome too.
The ISBN for the Table of Viruses is 978-0-9961456-7-1.
The ISBN for the Table of Parasites is
In light of the holidays eating up a lot of my month, and realizing it was likely a similar situation for others, I decided to extend the deadline 1 more week for submissions to Tim’rous Beastie. Now they’ll be due by midnight of January 7th, 2017.
Hello Beasties! What a fantastic episode to come back with after the long hiatus! We will discuss “Beast Is the New Black” but first we’d like to talk about the ratings. Monday night’s ratings were the best of the season! We raised the demo and the number of viewers! What a great way to start off the last six episodes of Season Two! Let’s keep it up and continue to watch LIVE! Also, stay active on Twitter, Facebook, tvtag, and other social media outlets! Now for our review!
What We Liked:
Catherine sprung into action right away after Vincent was arrested. She was back to Catherine on a mission. No one was going to get in her way when it comes to Vincent. She fought her way into the precinct just in time to save Vincent from fully beasting out while the nurse in the precinct tried drawing blood.
THE HEARTBEAT. We’ve touched on this in previous episodes but Vincent hearing Catherine’s heartbeat is always a special moment. For him to be able to calm down just by knowing Catherine is nearby is just beautiful. It makes their connection that much stronger.
The strip search with Vincent. Just going to leave that to your imagination… ;)
Vincent was very determined to take responsibility for his previous actions. He wasn’t willing to let Catherine and JT put themselves in danger for the sake of saving him.
Kudos to Austin Basis on his performance in this episode. His ability to evoke a plethora of emotions was outstanding. JT went from being witty and quirky with Tess in the beginning to being downright angry after Vincent escaped to showing his vulnerable side in front of Catherine when Vincent didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. This episode proved why Austin Basis should be in every episode from here on out.
Kudos to Jay Ryan. There are so many layers to Vincent and Jay is always spot on in his portrayal. His ability to show emotion and at the same time not show emotion at all when Vincent is trying to hide his feelings is incredible. The writers have given him a lot to work with this season and the character of Vincent has evolved. Vincent has been on quite the journey this season.
Every scene between VinCat was magic. They were able to have some lighthearted moments even in the darkest times. They weren’t going to let the outside world affect the love they have for each other. Vincent and Catherine showed a lot of vulnerability when realizing how many odds they have stacked against them. This came through during the impromptu shower scene. Vincent wanted to have one more night with Catherine to express just how much they love each other. Just a note, if there’s going to be another shower scene, please make it clothing optional… ;)
Vincent calling Catherine his gem was one of the most beautiful scenes of Season Two because she keeps his humanity intact. With this, he is admitting he really can’t live without Catherine. She is his lifeline and his reason to keep fighting.
We like how there is a start of a more meaningful relationship between JT and Tess. Both JT and Tess were able to express their fears and what they want out of their relationship. Looking forward to more scenes between JT and Tess.
We liked Ted Whittall’s portrayal of Agent Reynolds. There is a love/hate aspect to his character. Tough to see what his true motives are, which makes him a great villain. It is obvious he cares for Catherine as her father. He is trying to protect her but is doing it in the worst possible way, which is hurting her in the end.
We loved how humor was intertwined in every scene even under terrible circumstances. We have a feeling humor will also be prevalent in the upcoming episodes.
The tender moment between Catherine and JT. This is just a testament to how far they have come since Season One. They have a deeper bond and an understanding. They have a friendship and have been through so much together.
We were completely shocked when Catherine was kidnapped at the end of the episode. It’s clear Vincent will find a way to rescue Catherine. We think it’s leading into a very strong story arc for the rest of this season and leading into Season 3.
Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin. Another beautifully written episode. Their writing is the epitome of romance, especially when it comes to Vincent and Catherine. We hope that even though they are consultants for Season 3, they will be able to bring their writing of VinCat to the table. Every episode they write is truly special.
What We Didn’t Like:
“Beast Is the New Black” was such a strong episode and there wasn’t anything we didn’t like! One of the best episodes this season!
That’s it for our review of “Beast Is the New Black!” Hope you all enjoyed this episode as much as we did. Make sure to watch Beauty and the Beast LIVE on Monday at 9/8c on the CW! Continue to spread the word so we can keep our ratings up! Stay active on all social media outlets and stream the episodes online! Reblog and share! Look for our review of “Cat and Mouse” next week!
Conceived of and edited by ICC alum @littlefroggies, Tim’rous Beastie is a collection for those of us who grew up on Redwall, Watership Down and other sagas of tiny critters on thrilling adventures in a big and dangerous world. But this time, Iron Circus is in charge. So expect the strange and amazing.
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Thanks for reading, everybody! Amanda and I are excited to see what you come up with!