After finally retiring from the Xavier-Lehnsherr Institute for the Gifted, Charles and Erik embark on a romantic getaway to the beaches of Genosha. Genosha is a sanctuary for humans and mutants alike, at least according to the travel agents.
When they arrive, they find the brochures may have left a few things out. The island is being torn apart by political unrest and social upheaval. The escalating tensions between humans and mutants bring out old grudges. Torn apart by opposing factions, Charles and Erik struggle to hold onto their ideals and to each other.
Paradise has its price and they are all going to pay.
I’ve been watching them for almost 6 years now and although I never got the chance to see them in real life, these two movies/videos really summed up everything I love about them and more. The performance was incredible (cringey but amazing) and the documentary brought tears to my eyes. Thanks to Dan & Phil for always making us constantly smile and inspired with everything you do! Also thanks to the Phandom for embracing me into this community. This is the most fun, I’ve ever had :’)!
She spots her nose on strangers faces. When she walks through the library she sees her in a man with hair sticking on end, and women with a crooked mouth and can’t help but think. Peridot.
And all she can think, is ‘oh there she is!’ And her heart races.
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. But here Lapis was, seeing her in strangers and feeling sick like a million little pin pricks of ice in her stomach.
That is when she is 16.
When Lapis was 5 she met a shrill little girl with bad manners and the outlook of a mad doctor. The girl told her she looked like a sad llama-face on the first day and Lapis ignored her for half a year.
Half a year later she sat down next to her at recess and says, ‘I heard you poured sand down Johny T.’s boxers.’
She sniffed, ‘he deserved it.’ She defends, Lapis nodded sagely.
‘Rose said it wasn’t nice… How do you feel about Rose and her friends?’ Lapis asks curiously.
“Bleh,’ Peridot screwed up her face and stuck her tongue out, Lapis smiled like the sun came out. Finally.
‘Let’s build a sand castle together.’
Lapis frowns, ‘we can pretend to live in it– and that we never have to go to school again.’
‘I like school .’
‘You can be the princess of it.’ Checkmate .
Peridot agrees and Lapis is her knight and they build a castle out of sand. John T. tries to kick it over with all his might, she chases him away and she feels sunburn on her back as a just a shallow kiss of warmth.
Lapis is nine. She says she wants to kiss Timmy Thomas, and Peridot says that’s gross and Lapis pouts.
They trade clothes like it’s the stock market because Lapis saw that on TV and thought that’s how best friends acted.
Peridot walks like she has rocks in her shoes, and her parents tell her to walk taller still. Do better, join more.
Lapis wants to fight them. But she wanted to fight a lot of things, her parents call her a ‘firecracker,’ a quick whip when they’re happy and other things when they’re not.
Lapis likes Peridot’s house. Peridot hates it, and they trade clothes and stories and Lapis feels a little safer in her own skin and firecracker mouth.
She tells her she wants to kiss Timmy Thomas, she says she needs to practice. Peridot is indignant, Lapis reminds her of the time she took the fall for her when Peridot threw a tantrum and broke the art room.
It was her first kiss, a peck, only a peck. She didn’t think it counted, she wasn’t sure it meant anything. But that was when she was nine.
When Lapis is 14 they got in their first fight.
Peridot said Lapis shouldn’t try to smoke, Lapis says it was her body she can try what she likes. Peridot yells about how strange she had gotten, a weirdo with Indie rock mixes and friends that blink like the world is turning in slow motion.
Lapis breaks, she bites out that Peridot didn’t have enough friends to fill a thimble, only Jasper talked to her and Jasper was the worst. She held herself like an tiny, angry army general whose parents march her in line to the beat of good grades and bad people skills.
Peridot cries. Lapis was a firecracker, one who blew up in people’s faces. She broke her favorite CD that night.
Somehow, somehow, that same year after a month they find each other still visiting the same ice cream place they always did and give and take begrudging ‘sorry’s’ and then jokes and recipes, and laugh again. And again.
Lapis didn’t know why she fought her. But she wanted her safe and whole, and if she had to find new friends that didn’t stick cigarettes in her open mouth then so be it.
Lapis is 16. She saw her in strangers faces. Her heart skips a beat at the placement of her hair and crooked slope of her mouth and people in green doing silly victory dances over anything.
She saw her in strangers faces.
Peridot’s voice chased her across her dreams and she wakes up in cold sweets and little pinpricks of tears at the corner of her eyes.
Let the record show that Nurse Piglet is the best nurse ever. Very dedicated, very punctual and only payment she asks for is pets and ham. Only negative is that you have to get everything yourself, including food and clothes, but she comes when her name is called so that’s nice. 10/10 would recommend being taken care of by Nurse Piglet, you should totally ask your local hospital for one (they refer out to their local animal shelter).
“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.”
Okay, so I have to share this with you guys because it was the most amazing moment…
I went to Rapture in Melbourne recently. Saw Em & Kendrick & J.Cole and a couple others. But I didn’t actually think I’d meet Kendrick, because I idolize the dude and I am convinced that in thirty years time people will remember this time as the era that Kendrick came up. No other new rapper even compares… love J.Cole but I’m not even kidding, there’s no comparison.
Basically, i’m flying out the next day chilling at the Krispy Kreme counter and all these big black dudes are walking past. And then there’s this guy (shorter than I imagined) in this cute, wack exoskeleton dinosaur thing tracksuit. It took my brain a few minutes to process…
Now here’s the best bit. He saw me looking. He looked back at me. He looked me up and down, LICKED HIS LIPS AND BLEW ME A MOTHERFUCKING KISS. Kendrick motherfucking Lamar blew me a kiss. A kiss. For me. From Kendrick. I have literally not stopped thinking about it since. My vision is complete. My life is fucking made.
That said, I always imagined him to be this introspective, shy, serious kind of guy and I think I was mostly very surprised by the forwardness of him doing something like that, but I won’t lie I fucking loved it and I’m mad my brain didn’t react more quickly so I could have jumped on him…
20.2.14 (Melbourne Airport)…………The day Kendrick Lamar blew me a kiss.