“World’s best pie,” Dean muttered as he pulled into the small diner’s parking lot. “I’ll be the judge of that.”
Grabbing a seat at the counter Dean looked to the specials board. A loud sensual groan snapped his head around. His jaw dropped a little at the sight of you. Eyes rolling into your head as it felt back, a look of pure satisfied bliss on your face.
As your eyes opened you immediately went bright red when you found a gorgeous man at the counter staring at you. “Sorry, it’s just really good pie. Like, we’re talking orgasmically good here!”
“Yeah I’ll bet, it sounds like you just had one!” his face went bright red as his eyes got wide. “Oh my god I am so sorry! I shouldn’t have said that. I’m just gonna turn around now and mind my own business.”
things you should all know about the lightning thief musical and why it was amazing:
they stayed true to the books ( some people may ask me why I say this, well… the movies are nothing like the books )
lots and lots of Luke. like, seriously. Luke was very much present in the musical and it was such a nice change of pace cause these days so many people forget Luke and his story and why he’s so important to the pjo storyline
the characterizations were pretty accurate !!! ( I’m gonna do a writeup on this later ) and not only did we get Annabeth / Percy / Grover but we saw Katie, Silena, and Clarisse as well
for those who couldn’t see it, the musical had little dialogue / plot drive outside song !!! so look forward to that CD coming out since the songs themselves are absolutely amazing and pretty spot on
they reference the other books. at one point theres a joke about “you don’t see a son of Hades or a daughter of Zeus running around now do you?” and the dam jokes are, indeed, present — among others! ( plenty of humor for adults to which good shit )
there’s this really great song that takes place around the campfire which basically summarizes to “fuck the gods” cause everyone complains about their parent, including our favorite horse man
while the storyline moved very fast, it was also very fluid
theres a song about Thalia and the way they had it acted out honestly made me tear up and Percy’s reply to it was “wait I’m not the only one” which broke my heart because Grover just went “she died”
when Percy first sees Annabeth after he fully wakes up he yells “THATS MY DREAM GIRL !!!” at her then realizes what he said and proceeds to half trip over himself
have I mentioned Luke ??? well, in the end he basically hijacks the tune to Good Kid( which does have a reprise in Hades ) to tell Percy he’s basically useless then literally stabs him in the back I’m not crying you’re crying
Percy: why does he hate me what did I do? // Mr. D: you were born
[ Luke voice ] protip, if you’re a son of Poseidon and you want to be alone, don’t sit by the lake.
Percy straight up called Grover a furry
the song with Charon actually killed me I want it on repeat for the rest of my life
[ Hades voice ] one does not simply walk out of Hades actual quote
YOU GET !!! BACKSTORIES !!! AAAAH !!!
if that wasn’t Bianca I’ll eat a shoe
Annabeths song ??? literal wonder I am so happy it happened and it really gave something to grab onto for her which I didn’t expect and totally approve of. it also strongly spoke of how she wants to build something permanent without straight up coming out and saying it so tbh really well done
White Winter Hymnal - Pentatonix // Breath of Life - Florence + The Machine // Hopeless Wanderer - Mumford and Sons // The Lightning Strike - Snow Patrol // Earth - Sleeping At Last // Reignite - Malukah // Frozen Pines - Lord Huron // The Light - Regina Spektor // The Voice - Celtic Woman // When You Believe - Michelle Pfeiffer and Sally Dworsky // Sun - Thomas Bergersen
“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?”
Stand by Me is seriously one of the best films about friendship, and growing up. The film came out in the late 80s, 1987 to be exact, and is one of the earlier films by Rob Reiner, who went on to direct The Princess Bride, Misery and When Harry Met Sally. This was before he forgot how to direct, of course. The film is based on the novella The Body by Steven King, who I adore. And this film is hands down my favourite adaption of what Steven King has written, he even said so himself.
“After director Rob Reiner screened the movie for Stephen King, Reiner noticed that King was visibly shaking and wasn’t speaking. King left the room and upon his return, he told Reiner that the movie was the best adaptation of his work he had ever seen.”
Sure The Shawshank Redemption is good, beyond good, but this film and the novella hit me hard, and it is in graved in my heart forever. I know that sounds rather sappy but it is the truth.
The film is about four, 12-year-old best friends, Gordie (Wil Wheaton), Chris (River Phoenix), Teddy (Corey Feldman) and Vern (Jerry O’Connell). The story plays out in the late 1950’s in the town of Castlerock, Oregon. They find out that the body of a missing boy is located in the woods, by the railroad, and they set out to find him before anyone else does. Gordie and his friends decided to lie about going camping and by foot, they make the journey to find the boy. Meanwhile, the bad kids in town set out to do the same, when learning about the boy’s whereabouts. This journey they make unlocks emotions within the four boys, that they usually don’t face head on, but now they must. The film is basically a story about how an event can unexpectedly change lives.
I saw this film way too late in life (mind you, I’m only 18) but this film would have put many things in perspective if I had seen it when I was 12-13. It would have changed my life I reckon, and it did to some degree change how I felt about friendship and what really matters in life when I saw it at age 16. I do still have a nostalgic feeling towards the film, although I shouldn’t have. I wished that I had friends like that when I was younger, that I had a life-changing adventure like that when I was young, but I didn’t.
The acting in this film is really what makes it, everyone is absolutely lovely, but some standout. River Phoenix is one of them, his sincerity and poignancy that he added to his role made my heart cry. Such a true talent, and I miss him, although I wasn’t born when he passed. One of my favourite scenes in film history ever is the milk-money scene, and if you watch that you will understand my eternal love for River. The other lads were also very good, and for their young age, I applaud them forever. One of my favourite villains is also in this film, Ace Merril (Kiefer Sutherland), and he is ruthless and sadistic, but so dashing all the same. Rob Reiner directed this film brilliantly, he pushed the four young boys to their limits and it paid off.
The ending will forever be one of my favourite endings in a film, I know I have said ‘favourite’ a lot in this review but I owe my love for film to this masterpiece of emotion. I won’t spoil the ending for you but I sobbed and I smiled and sobbed some more, just like in The Dead Poet’s Society (another favourite). You will find pieces of yourself in these four boys, and if you haven’t seen it you are missing such a gem.
I just saw the thing about Lightning being adopted as a baby into Radiator Springs and I was wondering if you could continue on, like to when Sally came along and how would their relationship be different and stuff?
Lightning woke up late one day, as teenagers do, and noticed the town was unusually full of energy. Doc wasn’t around, so he went to the cafe to see what was going on.
Flo told him a young lady had broken down just outside town and needed help. Doc was fixing her up as they spoke. Lightning was immediately intrigued. The town never had visitors.
A couple hours later, Doc came out of his office with a little blue car behind him. He told her to go rest at Flo’s and get some fresh oil in her.
Lightning immediately noticed her make and model and nearly ground a gear as he drove past. She was the prettiest thing he’d ever seen.
She was clearly uncomfortable with all the attention. Everyone was staring at her and asking questions. She was just tired, and looked a little stressed.
Flo was very sweet and let her have her dinner on the house. Then she took her over to the Cozy Cone and gave her a place to stay, The Porsche was very grateful.
The next day, Lightning saw her talking to Flo again. He figured she’d have left. Why did she stay? He gathered up every last bit of courage he had to introduce himself.
She seemed surprised to see someone around her age in this town. They got to talking and Lightning offered to take her for a drive, if she felt like it. She liked his gentle personality and agreed.
He took her to Wheel Well and showed her his world. She fell in love with it. The rest is history.
Do you have any lightning/sally headcanons? :D I remember when the movie first came out and I was like... the hell... too cute too cute I had to clutch my chest at how adorable they were halp i don't think I'm going to survive the next movie
I’m sorry I took so long to answer this bc
ANYWAY off of the top of my head
Lightning is like an international celebrity, right? Which makes Sally a celebrity as well. Headcanon that when they’re out, he kinda tries to shield her from the paparazzi bc that’s the exact kind of life she tried to leave behind in cali and he feels a lil guilty for dragging her back into it
They def have a weekly date night, and they’re always jokingly like “we should do something different, we ALWAYS go to wheel well” but they end up going there again anyway bc it’s their favorite place on earth and they never get tired of it.
every night they sit under the neon and quietly watch the tourists exploring the colorfully lit town, at peace seeing it so well-loved again.
They both see Doc as a father figure of sorts, but in different ways
They both are on great terms with their parents but don’t see them often
She’s as good of a racer as he is, but doesn’t have the passion for competing in it like he does, she only enjoys using it between them for fun.
They’re not big spenders in terms of luxury, they live below their means. However, there’s no limit to how much they’d spend on the town. They’re constantly pouring money into keeping the buildings and attractions well kept.
Marriage wasn’t a huge item on the to-do list (judging by the fact that Cars 3 is at least11 years in the future, probably more, and they still aren’t married.) UNTIL the crash. Bc in the US, if someone is in the hospital, only immediate family and spouses are permitted to be told information on the patient/visit them. Since they’re unmarried, she’d legally have to be left in the dark the whole time, not knowing if he were alive or dead. I think that’d change their minds.
Those are just a few, I have a million more! Also thanks SO much for asking me this like holy SHIT have I been ready for this
Summary: Sally has a feeling that Larry isn’t okay so he cheers him up.
Relationship(s): Sal x Larry
Warning(s): slight ableism,underage smoking
Sally looked at the clocked hanging above the chalkboard as his teacher rambled on about something that Sal wasn’t interested in.
He couldn’t wait until luch since him and his friends got to hang out with each other and take a break from work for a little while.
Since Larry was a junior and Sally was a freshman they didn’t see each other in school often. The only time they did see each other was when they stood by their locker and talked for a little bit before the late bell rang, or when they walked each other to class.
Sally was glad when the bell finally rang;he gathered his things and the algebra homework the teacher passed out, then walked straight out of the classroom.
Sally always liked being the first one out of class so he wouldn’t be bumped or shoued at him for dare not moving fast enough.
Luckily Sally had a locker near the end of the hallway,away from people he liked pretending didn’t exist for a few minutes. He walked to his locker and was kind of surprised that Larry wasn’t waiting for him there.
Usually his boyfriend would wait by his locker so they could walk to the cafeteria together.
’He’s probably wanted to be the first one in line.’ Sally thought,he shrugged it off,not wanting to make a big deal about it.
He turned the code to his padlock, replacing his algebra supplies for his biology textbook and binder. Heading to the cafeteria to meet his friends.
The cafeteria was busy like it normally was,students in line for the mediocre food the lunch ladies served them,and the sound of students talking to each other fill the cafeteria.
Ashley, Todd, and Chug were sitting at the table they normally sat at during lunch.
Ashley and Chug were talking to each other and Todd was reading a text book, writing on a piece of paper as he did his homework his teacher assigned for the weekend. Sometimes looking up from his work to join the conversation.
“Hey guys!” Sally said, waving at his friends.
“Hey Sally!” They greeted back.
“So,what were you guys talking about?“Sally asked,setting his books down and sitting next to Ashley.
“Plans for the weekend. After I finished my homework we could go to the arcade.It won’t take long,it’s pretty easy,” Todd said
“Plus I’m having a movie marathon at my place tomorrow! You guys can bring some of your movies over and there’s going to be soda pizza,ice cream,popcorn and it’s going to be hella fun!” Ashley told him.
“Plus,Cookies and Cream are going to be over my cousins house so you can totally come Sally!” She added,smiling at him.
“That’s sound fun! I would love to come over Ash!” Sally said,grinning widely behind his prosthetic. After he confessed his feelings for her a few months ago,she had let him down gently because she told him she was a lesbian.But after the confession the two of them became really good friends.
“I really want to show you guys ‘Attack of The Mutant Ants’ it’s a movie from the 50s. The plot doesn’t make sense but I find it quite interesting.” Todd told him,adjusting
“I’m gonna bring ‘Jake Quill: The Intergalactic Space Cop’ It’s my favorite movie!” Chug told them.
“Ooooo! Sally!Remember that movie you and Larry were dying to see?Something about a punk rock band having to find each other in the zombie apocalypse to use magic to defeat them,”
“You mean ‘The age of zombie Rock-calyspe?’ ”
“Yeah! That’s it!” My friend snuck into the theater and bootlegged it for me to so now we can watch it this weekend!“
Sally gasped exuberantly, he could just scream. He and Larry wanted to see that movie for months but it was rated NC-17. But now Ashley had the DVD at her house and Sally honestly wanted to cry tears of joy.
“Ashley you’re the second coolest I know!” Sally said, hugging her.
“You’re welcome Sally Face…” Ashley giggled, patting him on top of his head.
“Hey,what do you mean by second coolest? Who’s first?” Ashley asked.
“Well me obviously!” Sally answered in mock irritation,rolling his eyes at her about how clueless she was to this fact.
Ashley giggled,“Of course you are Sal. You’re the coolest person I know.” She said sarcastically.
“Hey! Leave the sarcastic remarks to me!” Sally said in mock irritation, playfully glaring at her. Todd and Chug were laughing at their banter.
Now that Ashley mentioned Larry…
“By the way, have you guys seen Larry? I thought he was getting lunch but he hasn’t showed up yet.” Sally asked.
Todd, Ashley, and Chug shook their heads.
“We haven’t seen him in here at all. We thought you knew.” Chug told him.
’Huh? That’s strange’ Sally thought;he knew Larry was here. They walked to school together and Larry was in a good mood when they talked to each other while Sal had gotten his stuff for third period.
Something didn’t feel right. Sure, he could of wait until school was over so he didn’t have to go on a goose chase to talk to his boyfriend, but something was telling him to go find Larry to see if he was okay anyway.
“I’m going to find him to see if he’s okay.” Sally said,getting up from the table.
“I’ll be right back! See you guys later!”
Larry wasn’t in his art class, which was strange since it was his most favorite subject in school. If he wasn’t in the cafeteria he was usually hanging out with the teacher or other students that were their during lunch.
If he wasn’t there there was only one place left he could be since he didn’t like school or half of his classes anyway.
Since there usually wasn’t anyone outside during, lunch,he and Larry liked to come outside under the bleachers when they wanted to by themselves or with each other. Sometimes Larry also came out here to smoke to relieve some stress for whatever bothered him or pissed him off.
And just as Sally suspected Larry was outside under the bleachers with a lit cigarette between his lips. Looking slightly agitated as he was lost in his thoughts.
“Hey Lar,” Sally greeted,his voice was quiet so he wouldn’t startle him. Larry was brought back to reality as he recognized the sound of his voice. A small smile appearing on his face as he looked at Sally.
Larry blew out the smoke, holding the cigarette between his fingers.
“Hey…” He responded.
“Rough day huh?” Sally said, pointing at his cigarette.
“I guess you can say that…” He replied.
“Well…me,Todd, Ashley, and Chug were wondering where you were and I wanted to see if you were okay. But if you want to be alone that’s fine too.”
“Nah dude, it’s cool. You can stay. I’m always glad to see you, baby blue.” Larry said,smiling at him.Sally was smiling back behind his prosthetic, happy to know that his appearance appreciated. Sally went under the bleachers to stand next to him.
“So…what’s wrong? You wanna talk about it?”
Larry sinply nodded.He took a long a drag of his cigarette,turning his head to puff out the smoke instead of Sal’s direction. Dropping it in the grass, putting out the butt with his feet.
“I got detention.” Larry told him.
“Really? What happened?”
“I went to the bathroom during art and some assholes hanging out in the bathroom started talking shit. I snapped and I punched the prick. Then a teacher came just in time to see me hit him and not how they started it.” Larry told him,trying not to smirk.
He remembered how he took a swing at the guy so hard he fell to the groundw hile his friend and him looked so shocked that a thin,scrawny teen like him could hit so hard.
He wasn’t lying about what he told Sally about why he got detention in the first place at all. But he did leave out the part where he only punched the student for talking shit about Sally. Sally was a well mannered, laid back,and polite person who has always been by Larry’s side to help him with his friends with whatever they needed.
But some people in their school would just judge him about how he had earrings,liked wearing nail polish, or that he wore pigtails. Taking that as reasons alone to judge Sally for his character.
Sure Sally didn’t care half the time about what they said but that didn’t mean a few things didn’t bother him. Sally was really sensitive about his prosthetic and his face. He remembered when Sally started school he told him heard some girls whisper about his prosthetic and how creepy he was… how hideous he must look under it.
Larry told him that he shouldn’t listen to them and that he was a cool person. Sally seemed to feel a little better but he could still tell that their words still hurt him.
The two boys insulted and laughed at Larry’s appearance. Larry was upset and annoyed at them but he didn’t do anything about it and was about to walk out…until they brought up Sally.
“You know that pigtail freak he hangs out with? I would fucked him but whoever made it wear that dumb ass mask already beat me too it.”
And they laughed. They thought Sally’s trauma and reason for him wearing a prosthetic were funny.
So of course he immediately gotten livid and swung at him. He didn’t care about what people said or did to him but do not mock or harass his friends.
Sally was a good person that didn’t need to be this highschools target.He didn’t want Sally to feel bad worrying about what the two guys in the bathroom said.
He wasn’t mad that he got detention. He was mad that they had the gull to joke about Sally like that.
’So that’s why Larry was upset…’ Sally thought, he would be mad too having bullies pick on you and being the victim then having a teacher catch you as the aggressor for finally snapping and fighting them back.
“Fuck those assholes Larry! I know it sucks to have people say shit about you sometimes but if there’s any consolation,you’re a really cool and amazing guy that I’ll always be glad to have as my best friend.. and I think really handsome too.”
Larry felt his lips curve up into a smile;his eyes glinted with love as he gazed at the other teen. He always appreciated Sally. Whenever he was upset or sad Sally was their to listen and cheer him up to the best of his abilities.
Larry hugged him,holding him tightly.
“I love you. You’re the best thing that ever happened to me,” Larry murmured,Larry loved Sally with all his heart. He would even die for Sally if he had to.
Sally hugged him back, they both told each other this a thousand times but that didn’t mean it didn’t stop Sal’s heart from swelling up with joy every time.
“I love you too Lar Lar.” Sally said,beaming behind his prosthetic. Sally really did loved Larry with all his heart. Larry was his first real friend when he moved here and they’ve been through so much together that it was hard for Larry to not mean the world to him.
“And hey, maybe we can convince them to go to Addison Apartments and let Megan scare them!” Sally joked.
Larry snickered a little,releasing him from the embrace.
“What if he dies from shock? Then we’ll have to deal with him haunting us for eternity.” Larry said, smiling in amusement.
“That’s why I have a plan B Lar Lar! You can tell me what they look like so we could jump them after school!” Sally said,he was half joking about jumping him but he really did want to fight the guy for messing with Larry.
“He was a bit taller though. Probably a sophomore or senior I think.”
“So!? I may be short but I can bite the shit out of his ankles if I need to!”
Larry bursted out laughing.Finding Larry’s laughter contagious Sally started laughing too. Larry grinned showing off his crooked teeth and one of missing tooth and it was so cute. Sally loved making him laugh and smile.
“You’re gonna be known the as the guy who gnawed a guy’s ankle off you chihuahua!” Larry laughed.
“I know! I could pee on their leg like a dog too to show commitment to the chihuahua thing!” Sally says,snorting in laughter.
“Ew! Gross dude!” Larry said but was still laughing anyway.
“You better give me some dog treats for service! Not the cheap stuff but the high quality, expensive ones!”
Larry snickered,“Only the best for my chihuahua,” He said,ruffling his hair a little bit.
“You’re damn right!” Sally said, chuckling,fixing his hair after he ruffled it.
After their laughter died down Larry patted down his pockets to find out that what he was looking for wasn’t there
“Damn. I left my gum in my locker. And I really want to kiss you right now baby blue.”
“And I really want to kiss you too Lar Lar,but your breath smells like death.” Sally teased,lifting up the side of his prosthetic to kiss his cheek.
“Guess we’ll just have to wait until you’re out of detention.” Sally said,only kissing the side of his mouth.
Larry sighed,slightly disappointed that he couldn’t kiss his boyfriend because of his cigarette breath.
“That’s gonna take forever… but it’s gonna be worth it.” Larry took his hand then kissed it tenderly,making Sally blush.
“God you’re such a sap…” Sally said, but he loved it.
He put his prosthetic back down and then the two teen just stood there for awhile.
Larry’s arm was wrapped around his shoulder and Sally resting his head on his shoulder.
They didn’t need to talk,just enjoying each other’s presence was a good way to hang out with each other. It was nice.
“We should probably get back inside, I think there’s only a few minutes until lunch is over.” Sally told him.
“Ugh, I guess so…” Larry grumbled, he would really liked to spend his time with Sally than go back to his class. He wanted to ask if he wanted to skip class to hang out under the bleachers some more but he didn’t want Sally to get in trouble because of him.
Sally toke Larry’s hand in his.
“Ready to go back into this hellhole?” Sally asked.
Larry snickered, “No,but might as well get it over with.” Larry answered, squeezing Sally’s hand.
They both walked hand in hand towards the building. Larry was undoubtedly in a much more better mood than he was earlier and it was all thanks to Sally.
“Hey, Sally Face?”
“Yes, Larry Face?”
“You’re a pretty great boyfriend dude.” Larry said,kissing the side of his head,smiling at Sally.
“And you’re a pretty great one too,” Sally said,smiling back at Larry behind his prosthetic.
I couldn’t think of a better title for this fic.
But thanks for reading this! I hope you enjoyed it!
•Cookies and Cream are Ashley’s pugs btw. I headcanon that she has a black one named Cookie and a white one named cream.
•I like the fan theory that a dog attacked Sal and after the incident Sally has cynophobia. So that’s why Ashley told Sally that her dogs are over her cousins house.
•I also headcanon that Sal doesn’t like the taste or smell of cigarettes and didn’t like kissing Larry after he smoked them.
“No Percy. Put that back.” Sally said for what felt like the 20th time. Sally, Percy, and Annabeth were all at Walmart. They realized the day of orientation that they completely forgot to get supplies the day they went shopping, and now they had no school supplies. So here they were. In the school supply section that every Walmart has the months before school starts up again. Percy was trying to convince Sally that he needed every fish folder in the box.
“How will you know which is which if they are the same folder?” Sally argued.
“I’ll write on them Mom.”
“No Percy you can get one but only one or else you’ll take the wrong folder to class.” He looked like he was about to say something else but I guess he thought his mom was right cause he put every folder back except one. He walked around the section getting everything blue in sight instead.
Skater!Percy and nerdy!Annabeth. One with them being hopelessly in love and in an intense makeout scene. Thank you!
anon, i hope you know i got really happy when i read this prompt and i hope i do it justice!
here we go (this is kinda lengthy)
The library. Percy didn’t know how he ended up there, he just really had to pee and it was the closet place besides the scummy gas station that got robbed on the hour. But anyways, he entered the intimidating, old brick building that he hadn’t been in since he was seven and started wandering around, weaving through the aisles of books looking for the loo. When he couldn’t find it, he finally went to go ask information.
Sally Jackson hastried everything she could think of to calm down her newborn son. It has only
been a few weeks since his birth and she still wasn’t too used to this new
dynamic of her life. Sally loved it though with all of her heart, despite the
few noise complaints she gets.
Currently she was
in the nursery her and…Poseidon had made together when Sally was a few months
along in her pregnancy. It was simple in design since she didn’t make that much
with her current job. The walls were ocean blue with some pictures of marine
life that Poseidon had said were good companions to him over the years. They
also put a white rocking chair, which she was currently using, near the window.
Sally always loved coming in here in the daylight. It was her favorite room,
just knowing her child was in here made it that way.
The sound of
crying reminded her of why she was in here at 1 o’clock in the morning. “Shh
now Percy. It’s okay. Mama’s here nothing’s going to happen.” Sally said gently
as she rubbed his back hoping that would sooth the crying baby. She heard him
settle a little after hearing her voice, but a few moments later his crying
returned. It was in these moments where she wished her mom was still alive, so
she could just call her and ask her what she was doing wrong., but her mother
wasn’t here and neither was the god that she fell in love with.
Sighing a little,
Sally got up from the chair and started walking around the room taking another
look. On the opposite side of the sea green crib was a dresser of the same
color. The dresser came up to her stomach and had seashells that the sea god
had gotten from one of the beaches in Hawaii. They all were various colors and
shapes, some even had boating rope connoting them together. It was one of the
best surprises she ever experienced. Sally had come home after her OBGYN
appointment and The Sea God was sitting in the living room with the dresser in
front of him. When Poseidon saw her he gave her this crooked, yet shy smile and
said, “Surprise” in a sheepish way, like he was prepared for her to hate it. It
was a good thing that he was already sitting down because she had tackled him
before he could freak out about her silence.
Right now there
was a sort of new boom box that she had gotten on the dresser ready to be played
anytime. Sally just continued to lightly bounce her still crying baby boy. “I know that you aren’t hungry, or that you
need to be changed so what do you need Perseus? I’m running out of ideas baby
boy,” She mumbled to herself just looking at the boom box.
more like slowly with how tired she was, an idea came to her. It was like her
mind just down once she heard Percy crying. She went to the crib and
reluctantly went to the crib and put her son down, cringing when he cried even
louder. Sally practically ran to her room, once there she got on her knees
beside her bed and grabbed a cardboard box. She carefully opened the lid and
took out the CD that was on top of the other miscellaneous things that reminded
her of Poseidon. Going back to the nursery she quickly put the cd into the boom
box and pressed play before heading to the crib and picking up Percy.
Sally held her
breath while the first track started to play. It started out very softly so she
turned the volume up, and like a miracle, once the sound reached her son’s tiny
ears he almost immediately stopped crying. Sally sighed in relied once Percy
completely stopped. “That’s all you wanted huh? You just wanted to her the
ocean and seagulls.” She whispered to him while Percy just looked at her from
where his head rested on her shoulder. “You are just like your daddy. He would
only calm down when he heard the ocean too. Hopefully you’ll become a good man
like he is.”
Sally walked back
to the crib and put Percy in it, than she covered him with his green baby
blanket and his stuffed clown fish. She stayed there just staring at her
beautiful baby boy while the sounds of the ocean pulled him into sleep. Sally
gently brushed his black hair away from his face before kissing his forehead
and quietly leaving the room, while keeping the door slightly ajar. She had
never expected this was going to be her life when she was younger, but now she
couldn’t picture it any other way.
Sally Jackson knew that there was going to be
hardships in the future. She won’t be able to know that her son was going to
safe everyday. She knew that the creatures that go bump in the night were out
there. Sally knows that her son was going to have to fight and grow up a little
too fast, but she would make sure that his days would be full of happiness and
love. That’s what mothers did for their
children and she was going to do it no matter the cost. So she went back to bed
while Perseus Jackson slept to the sound of the ocean.
~So I wrote this after seeing a list of head cannons about toddler Percy by blackjacktheboss and one of them was “the only thing that could calm him during his crying spells was a cd of ocean sounds” so I hope whoever reads this likes it.
Anyways! There’s a few stories about yesterday that I really want to talk about, but I wanted to start with one of my favorite ones.
So I went to DisneyLand with my mom, her sister, and my cousins - one of which brought he wife and kids. I don’t have many Disney shirts, but I still wanted to wear one for the trip. The one I ended up going with is a Nightmare Before Christmas shirt, but with Jack and Sally as ponies (this one).
At some point after we got off the Haunted Mansion ride, we splitted up. They went to get a fast pass for the Indiana Jones Ride, while I went in search of food, and to get in line to take photos with Jack and Sally. After I had gotten a snack and waited in line, it was finally my turn.
I don’t know if there’s some kind of protocol that the talking characters have about how they greet guests, but I’ve noticed a lot of them will usually do things like shake your hand, ask what your name is, ask if you’re having fun (sometimes all three), things like that. Anyways, I walk over to Jack and Sally, and Jack goes to shake my hand and asking what my name is. after he say hello back to me, he stops mid-sentence, and quickly takes a step back away from me. This is because he looked down, saw my shirt, and stared at my shirt for a good long second.
He then exclaims “What is THAT??” as he points and my shirt. Sally sees it too now, and she’s just staring. She hardly has said a word.
Jack takes a closer look before going back and pointing at my shirt again, asking “What…what is this? Sally do you see that -what is that?” I’m already grinning like a doofus at this this point, and in between giggles I say “they’re ponies!”.
Jack looks at me, then back to my shirt before looking back at me and saying something along the lines of “Well yes, a pony but..it looks like me! And it’s like this pony-dragon thing cause of the wings, and look at the horn on his head! I could skewer someone with that!”
I’m giggling even more at this point, and then Jack calls over one of the staff members that was stationed there (there were two of them - a guy and a girl). He calls over the guy, points at my shirt and says : ”Look at this! Don’t you think that horn would be perfect for skewering someone?”
The guy nods his head, and then says, “Oh definitely.” He then gestures to the Jack O Lantern cutie mark on Pony-Jack and says “I also like the little Jack-O-Lantern tattoo-thing it has”. Jack looks at where the guy was pointing, see the cutie mark, and says “Oh! You’re right! There’s a little Jack-O-Lantern there! I like that! Thank you for pointing that out. It’s so nice to have someone around with eyeballs” (he says even though Sally is right behind him).
Jack still looks kind of flustered about my shirt. I don’t remember what exactly he said, but it was something along the lines of how he was disappointed how he didn’t come up with it first. After that, he then starts to say something about how he doesn’t really know how to feel about the shirt, and then proceeds to telling me that I need to burn it.
This is the point where I lost it and started laughing pretty hard. Jack continues on to say “Yes. burn it or cover it or something!” The girl staff member that was there - who’s been standing the whole time with my camera, waiting for us to stand still so she can take a picture - makes the suggestion that for the picture, I should cover the shirt with my Zer0 plushie (I bought a Zer0 plushie earlier in the day). Jack agrees to the suggestion (Sally too), and also chimes in to cover the shirt with my Zer0 plushie.
Before he gets in position for the picture, he asks me where I got the shirt from. I wasn’t exactly sure how much detail I should have revealed about my shirt, so all I said was that I had got the shirt online. Jack then gives a rather annoyed, and slightly accusatory “Oh… Of course! You can find anything there.” after a pause, he asks “do you know if anyone else has this shirt?”. I told him no, and then he said “Oh, good,” following that with “Keep it that way”. I’m holding back laughter (still grinning like an idiot) and nod in agreement, while also making a little “zipping-my-mouth shut” gesture. Jack then says “Good!” rather cheerfully, and we all start to get ready to take a picture.
Jack interrupts the girl holding the camera two times; first time it was to turn to me and say something along the lines of “it’s good that no one else knows about this”. Second time is was so say “it’s just that it’s not scary enough! -sorry- (because he was apologizing to the girl with the camera) it’s not scary enough. If it were scarier, then maybe this could work”.
So I then turn to look at Jack while saying - smiling the entire time- “What if the pony breathed fire?” Jack nodded and quickly said “that’s good! Breathing fire’s a good start! and not just fire. It has to be like, the giant, explosive, dragon fire kind of fire. And the flames need to be blue. Sally blue. If it breathed fire, then it might be scary enough”.
So we took the picture, hugged the two (Sally still didn’t say much. She just murmured a “you’re welcome” after I thanked them), got my camera from the girl and thanked her, and then went to sit down somewhere.
So, yeah. I don’t think Jack liked my shirt all that much. Still, it was great to see how Jack reacted. XD
I didn't realize the girl this year was Sally! Can you walk us through her design concepts this year and what made you bring her back? :3
I always wanted to bring her back to continue the storyline established from the last Tip of the Hats promotional materials, so I did. Heavy was back as a Scout Leader with the bird (who Auzzie named Phil when I asked for a name), showing her around and making sure if she fell out of a tree that she wouldn’t get hurt.
Some new classes were rotated in as additional camping mentors (Soldier, Medic, Scout, I was about to put in Pauling as a Cadette but we scrapped it). We brought back two kids from last year’s promotional materials, and thus, we were ready to animate all of it.
Before the camping theme was decided and shortly after Tip of the Hats 2015, this was Sally’s earliest concept development art, using mods from SedimentarySocks, Psyke and Multitrip on a resized Scout body with Olivia’s legs still present. Haircuts were present as well as more emphasis on yellow rather than pink.
After we figured out our camping theme closer to the date of the event, a quick concept in SFM was thrown together based off a pile of mods made by Sedi, Sliferjim and Sexy Robot.
There’s this Brutal Bouffant model Maxxy also threw together for me that I liked using to shrink down - but the bones were hella broken at the back. So was everything else about how to build this model.
What this year’s Tip of the Hats’s SFM segment has made me realize is not everybody wants to spend the same amount of time or is used to doing what I do. Bapaul was one modeler already doing a bunch of our items - Sedi was brought in late because I realized there was only so much I can tell people to shrink down and scale up. Frankensteining to the extent I do is ridiculous for a group project and inefficient. I needed a body, and I needed hair that didn’t need to be broken to work. Forget resizing Scouts; let’s get a new “Scout”.
The body brought in potential for making more camping scouts. We brought back the younger girl and the kid with glasses, who we named Jill (who’s named after a Valve employee) and Timmy. Both respectively use Miss Pauling and Little Jack’s heads as bases. I would have liked to have 4-5 children and bring back that other kid but reasonably, 3 was the most manageable number to have.
The modeling sheet (with a headhacking guide) that I passed to our Source Filmmaker team this year. We didn’t end up using any bangs for Jill due to how weird it was to get the bangs I used onto her (which was from an MMD model and I didn’t feel like it was worth making people rescale/resize/alpha out more than they should) and Timmy’s eyes were changed from green back to Jack’s blue, effectively making him a Jack clone with bottlecap glasses.
There’s been a couple of comments on the animoo nature of Sally’s design. From the concept art above, there were two hair ornaments pitched: a Max’s Hairclip, as well as a top-knot headband tied “usamimi”-style (which means “bunny ears” and remained a trend in retro-influenced & Japanese fashion). The bunny ears headband was the choice the staff and I personally liked - which was cool because that meant any shot I put of her in front of a sun was absolutely a reference to the Sunbeams Max’s Head.
It’s always really humbling to see or hear that people like Sally or the children as characters, and even see fanart pop around. I know how people normally feel about characters that are children (in which if you screw up Scrappy Doo/Mary Sue style you screw up forever) but I was determined to really hammer it home that this was for the kids, and I was determined to actually make a storyline out of this with the SFM team.
I’m also glad that Bapaul and SedimentarySocks helped me out with making Sally’s hair as well as the camping Scout models: they came a long way, helped out a ton to make workflow more efficient, and added to the overall feel of everything from a body to a marshmallow stick.