cherry bits

The Gang+ as Gorillaz Songs

Darry: On Melancholy Hill
Soda: Dirty Harry
Pony: Revolving Doors
Johnny: Every Planet We Reach is Dead
Steve: Ancension
Two Bit: DARE
Dally: Demon Days
Curly: Kids With Guns
Tim: Tomorrow Comes Today
Sylvia: Saturnz Barz
Angela: Clint Eastwood
Kathy: We Got the Power
Sandy: Rhinestone Eyes
Evie: O Green World
Bob: All Alone
Randy: Don’t Get Lost in Heaven
Cherry: Feel Good Inc
Marcia: Andromeda

Theresa May et al Brexiteers are like “EU better not get vengeful at us now that we’re leaving, we want a sweet deal, it’s best for everyone” and I’m like sorry but no. You get the Norwegian system or you fuck off. There are shits like Farage in every country and we will make it clear to them that leaving the EU is a shitty idea. I’m sorry you decided to be the first one that gets made into an example - but if fucking France gets a LePen and decides to fuck off out of the EU we lurch a thousand steps towards another war. It’s all fine and dandy for you people on your fucking island with no recollection of being invaded in the past 80 years but some of us were, and some of us are still sitting right next to fucking Russia who can’t wait for Europe to go to hell and cherry pick the bits it likes. The EU is the only reason European countries have not been at each others’ throats for such a long time and you want to fuck all of that up because Romanians make you racist shits uncomfortable. I don’t care whether the British economy this or the European trade that, my first priority is to not let the EU disintegrate and fall right into another war because it fucking will.

The Outsiders + Rock and Riot
  • Dallas: I don't want to lie anymore.
  • Darry: Dally--
  • Soda: Lie about what?
  • Dallas: *sighs* It's Johnny. I've been dating Johnny.
  • Everyone: ...
  • Everyone: JOHNNY??!!!!
  • Cherry: *leaps up* Dally's not the only one!
  • Ponyboy: *gasps* /You're/ dating Johnny, too?
  • Cherry: What? No-- I...
  • Cherry: *sighs* Marcia's always been my best friend, but now I love her.
  • Marcia: *leaps up and hugs Cherry*
  • Steve: Wait a minute...
  • Steve: *counting on his fingers* Dally and Johnny...Cherry and Marcia? You mean...
  • Steve: O_O I'VE BEEN KEEPING MY RELATIONSHIP WITH SODAPOP A SECRET THIS WHOLE TIME FOR NOTHING???
  • Soda: <3 <3 <3 Babe--
  • Ponyboy: *uncontrollably sobbing* I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!
  • Two-Bit: Wait, /you/ have a boyfriend?
  • Ponyboy: Yeah...he's Tim Shepard's little brother, Curly.
  • Darry: *throws hands up in the air* Now wait a gosh-darned second!!!
  • Everyone: ...
  • Darry: Is there /anybody/ else who'se going to come out?
  • Everyone: ...
  • Two-Bit: *raises hand* I don't like anyone!

things i’m sick of:

- steve not being considered smart

- people pretending like some of the meaner/tougher guys would change everything about themselves when they meet some sweet perfect dream girl

- cherry valance being villainized 

- acting like johnny was weak

- treating bob or randy like they were anything worse than confused kids

- sylvia and sandy being treated poorly

- christ just give all the girls a little credit

- seeing ‘mickey mouse’ and ‘two bit’ in the same sentence constantly

- ^^^ ‘car’ and ‘steve’

I cannot BELIEVE that y'all erased the fact that Steve is smart?? Appreciate my son or catch these fucking hands

The Outsiders Characters as “The Most Popular Girls in School” Quotes

Curly: “Listen. I am buying this bottle of wine. Now you can sell it to me, or I can sell your organs on the black market.”

Steve: “Excuse me gentlemen, I see you are in the middle of something, but I was wondering if you might be able to assist me in the search for a certain misplaced taco?”

Darry: “Y’know what I just heard? WHINE WHINE WHINE! Oh I’m sorry, do you not want to be here? Would you rather be at home with a glass of red WHINE?”

Dallas: “I’m sorry, the FUCK did you just say?”

Johnny: “God I want to fucking murder you.”

Angela: “Yep. I’m gay.”

Two-bit: “Hey, didn’t smell you there.”

Sodapop: “Now that you’re a robot, do you find it easier or harder to love?”

Tim: “Alright dinosaur neck, I want you to bitch me out.”

Ponyboy: “You are… needing a haircut. When you poop. I… I would not buy you at a candy store, that’s how offensive you look to me.”

Buck: “I’m dressed as sexy Iron man.”

Marcia: “Wait? People are leaving Ipod shuffles on the bathroom floor? Why haven’t I heard about this?”

Cherry:  “Hey knock knock. Who’s there? NO ONE! That’s right, because you are gonna die alone!”

Bob: “I’ll call you a bitch.”

How They Kiss You (Visuals)

Darry:

Originally posted by pleasingpics

Darry always showed you that he loved you. He said it through his actions and his words. He would kiss you, long and slow and to him, he was saying ‘I love you.’

Sodapop:

Originally posted by painfulblisss

Soda always made you feel loved and cared for. He wanted to make you feel as special as he thought you were.


Ponyboy:

Originally posted by couplenotes

Ponyboy never knew much about love and affection. He told you that he loved you but that was long before he finally had the guts to actually kiss you. When he did, it was soft and sweet.

Dally:

Originally posted by couplenotes

Dally was never one to be really intimate around everyone, but when you were alone, he would kiss you a lot. He loved to set you on the kitchen counter so you could wrap your legs around his waist.

Steve:

Originally posted by perfectfeelings

Steve loved to see you smile. He would always end up making you laugh somehow right before he kissed you, so he could feel it, too.

Two-Bit:

Originally posted by relationshipaims

Two-Bit was always the one who loved to show the world that you were his. He would pick you up and twirl you around for the world to see.


Johnny:

Originally posted by perfectfeelings

It was always you kissing Johnny first. He was scared that he would mess it up somehow, but honestly, you didn’t mind. You liked to be the one to show him what love felt like.

A little reminder about Ponyboy Curtis:

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and just wanted to share.

Everyone in the fandom portrays pony as some shy, meek spirited wuss who is scared to stick up for himself or ask a girl out.

Let me just re-jog your memory of the time pony went out to get lunch with Steve and Two-bit, take a look at this quick excerpt from towards the end of the book.

// I was sitting on the fender of Steve’s car, smoking and drinking a Pepsi while he and Two-Bit were inside talking to some girls, when a car drove up and three Socs got out. I just sat there and looked at them and took another swallow of the Pepsi. I wasn’t scared. It was the oddest feeling in the world. I didn’t feel anything— scared, mad, or anything. Just zero.
“You’re the guy that killed Bob Sheldon,” one of them said. “And he was a friend of ours. We don’t like nobody killing our friends, especially greasers.”
Big deal. I busted the end off my bottle and held on to the neck and tossed away my cigarette “You get back into your car or you’ll get split.”
They looked kind of surprised, and one of them backed up.
“I mean it” I hopped off the car. “I’ve had about all I can take from you guys.” I started toward them, holding the bottle the way Tim Shepard holds a switch— out and away from myself, in a loose but firm hold. I guess they knew I meant business, because they got into their car and drove off.
“You really would have used that bottle, wouldn’t you?” Two-Bit had been watching from the store doorway. “Steve and me were backing you, but I guess we didn’t need to. You’d have really cut them up, huh?”
“I guess so,” I said with a sigh. I didn’t see what Two-Bit was sweating about— anyone else could have done the same thing and Two-Bit wouldn’t have thought about it twice.
“Ponyboy, listen, don’t get tough. You’re not like the rest of us and don’t try to be…”
What was the matter with Two-Bit? I knew as well as he did that if you got tough you didn’t get hurt. Get smart and nothing can touch you…
“What in the world are you doing?” Two-Bit’s voice broke into my thoughts.
I looked up at him. “Picking up the glass.”//

Pony says himself he doesn’t feel anything. No sympathy, no fear, nothing. Cold and empty. He doesn’t hesitate in busting the end off his bottle to fight off the socs and threaten them. Even after the fact two-bit realizes that pony was being tough.

Pony quotes what Dally told him after the rumble on the way to the hospital the night Johnny died. “Get tough and you won’t get hurt.”

I’m not ignoring the fact Pony began to pick up the glass afterwards, he didn’t want anyone to get a flat tire.

Another example:

//…remembering Tim Shepard’s kid brother. Curly, who was a tough, cool, hard-as-nails Tim in miniature, and I had once played chicken by holding our cigarette ends against each other’s fingers. We had stood there, clenching our teeth and grimacing, with sweat pouring down our faces and the smell of burning flesh making us sick, each refusing to holler…//

Let me remind you this is before Johnny died and Pony decided to “be tough” like Dally.

Pony wasn’t some super shy, awkward kid around Cherry either, he talked to her just fine. Didn’t hesitate to go up and get popcorn with her the night at the movies either.

Also, the night of the rumble he knew he was sick but sucked it up, took some aspirin and went anyways. He didn’t just sit around and get beat up during the rumble either. In the beginning he found the next best to a soc his size and ended up helping dally out by jumping on a soc’s back.

Sure, pony doesn’t go out deliberately looking for fights, but he does stick up for himself when need be. He’s not some baby. Remember, he is still a greaser. A no-good hood; with manners.

Stevepop Headcanons
  • steve is the big spoon
  • always
  • no exception
  • soda kisses steve’s forehead ALL THE TIME and steve pretends like he hates it, but it’s secretly one of his favorite things
  • during rumbles, they always stick together and look out for one another
  • they 100% fuck after every rumble.
  • soda bottoms
  • whenever steve is driving, one hand is on the wheel and the other is on soda’s thigh or holding his hand
  • they can’t show pda in public but whenever they’re alone or with the gang, you can’t get them away from each other
  • pony has walked in on them on more than one occasion
  • soda came out to pony first just to see what it would feel like
  • pony said some dumb ass poetic shit, but soda was more than happy that he was accepting
  • darry was confused at first, but once he saw how in love with steve soda was he was so okay with it
  • steve never came out to his dad, and soda has never met him
  • when steve and soda fight, it’s usually over something serious and they’ll go a couple days without talking
  • soda always apologizes first, because steve is so much more stubborn.
  • makeup sex
  • birthday sex
  • late night sex
  • morning sex
  • shower sex
  • these two just really can’t get enough of each other
  • steve gets pissed whenever him and pony are arguing and soda takes pony’s side
  • pony hates steve SO MUCH
  • steve takes advantage of that by making sure him and soda fuck on his and pony’s bed at least once a month
  • seeing soda cry is the most heartbreaking thing steve has ever seen, especially since he never knows what to do to make him feel better
  • soda makes steve stay at his house as much as possible just because he knows how much he can’t stand his old man
  • they couldn’t go to the drive in by themselves because they always had the nerve to hold hands or cuddle up with each other
  • date ideas would include: going out to eat, driving around, or just being by themselves in the Curtis house.
  • steve still lets pony sleep on his bed even though he hates him
  • when they’re at work, they have to keep busy or else they will distract them and they won’t get nothing done
  • when soda gets drafted, they spend the whole night together just crying and hugging each other, they were both to afraid to let go
  • soda refused to let steve go with him, he couldn’t take it if something happened to him
  • steve hated the idea, because all he wanted was to protect him and he knew he couldn’t do that unless he went.
  • soda wrote him letters as often as possible, and steve kept every single one of them, and he still has them.
  • when steve found out soda had died he hit rock bottom. he stopped eating until the gang forced him, he didn’t go to work, didn’t shower. For a week straight he laid on soda’s side of his and pony’s bed and no one dared to try and move him.
  • steve never dated anyone else, he still saw soda as his only love, whether he was alive or not.
  • the gang helped him get back on his feet, but he was never the same.
  • the passion he had for cars died down, if any of the gang needed help with one of their cars he could hardly do it without crying, everything he did reminded him of soda.
  • steve was okay, he could pull through, but their was nothing he missed or loved more than soda.
  • when steve got enough money to get his own place right down the streets from the curtis’ he had a drawer full of soda’s old shirts and flannels and whenever he was feeling sad or missing him he would put one of them on, and he felt like he was okay
  • the house was decorated with pictures of him, soda, and the gang
  • when he closed his eyes he could sometimes feel soda’s lips on his forehead
  • everything about soda was stained in his memory, from the way he said certain words to his scent, to how his skin warmed up under steve’s touch
  • steve visited soda’s grave as much as possible, talked to him as much as he could, vented to him, anything. he felt like soda was still there but he knew he wasn’t
  • Cherry: I could fall in love with Dallas Winston...
  • Johnny: *steps forward* Okay, first of all, bitch-

Stop treating the characters of The Outsiders like one dimensional tropes.


Ponyboy is a caring dreamer, but he’s also judgmental and immature.

Sodapop is happy-go-lucky and friendly, but he’s also reckless and damaged.

Darry is under a lot of pressure and has limited patience, but he’s also protective and arguably the most selfless character in fiction.

Dallas is dangerous and angry, but he’s also loyal and protective.

Johnny is anxious and sad, but he’s also a compassionate dreamer.

Steve is angry and violent, but he’s also emotional and intuitive.

Two-bit is a lazy drunk, but he’s also fiercely protective of his friends and cheerful.

Cherry is reserved and caught up with social status, but she’s also brave and understanding.

Bob is hateful and violent, but he’s also desperate and passionate.

Randy is judgmental and violent, but he’s also insightful and ready to grow.

Some Socs are obnoxious and dangerous, but some Socs are fun and friendly.

Some greasers are loyal and brave, but some greasers are violent and angry.


The book is narrated by somebody who sees others as very black-and-white, good-or-bad… but that isn’t the truth of the characters or the world.