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This moment, right here, made me bawl my eyes out.

Think about all the crap Joy has been through.
She was taken from her school, her friends, her home. No way to contact any of them. She had to leave her best friend, and her crush, and she couldn’t do a thing about it.

Then, Nina came along and pretty much replaced her. Nina took her room, her house, her school, her friends, and even the title of being The Chosen One. Nina fit right in and joined the group without too much effort. Joy probably had to work really hard to grow those friendships and relationships, yet (from Joy’s perspective) Nina comes and now Patricia and Amber are her best friends, and she and Fabian are practically dating.

How would you feel if all that had happened to you? If everything you had worked so hard to get was just taken from you. Your every-day-routine became a distant memory. You’ve been shielded from the outside world for months and all you want is for things to go back to the way they were. Kidnapped by your parents and teachers just to put together this ancient artifact that you know nothing about. I don’t think I would be very happy about any of these things.

So Joy comes back to Anubis House only to find that an American girl has taken her place. I’d be pretty ticked off. What does Joy do? She retaliates. Spread rumors about Nina over a blog and made her seem like a terrible student and granddaughter Flirted with Fabian every chance she got Snooped around in Nina’s room Tried to steal Patricia and Fabian away from the group. Mimicked Amber to get attention Kissed Fabian when he thought she was Nina Joy wanted to show Nina how badly she hurt her. Joy made Nina’s life a living nightmare. And you know, I can’t say that I blame her! I would want things to go back to normal because change is hard! Adapting is hard, trust me. Not everyone can do it so smoothly. But this moment, she let’s go of her grudge and does a bit of self reflection. She saw all of the horrible things that she had done to Nina and her friends, and she hated it. She hated the way she acted and the way she made the others feel. Not only that, but she hated the way that SHE felt towards the other students. She was so angry and jealous and full of hatred. I have definitely been there, and if we’re honest with ourselves most of us have probably hated ourselves too. But here, she fell apart and realized that she hadn’t been a good person. She lost the things that truly made her happy and made her enjoy life. Joy lost her joy. She lost her joy in life. She lost sight of her true self, and that’s the saddest thing about her. She lost herself.

anonymous asked:

if you haven't answered something about it already, how exactly did ringo join rory storm and the hurricanes? did he know anyone in it or did they just pick him up and go "yeah that looks good"?


No, no one has asked this, so sorry for the very late reply. 

Above is the earliest photo I can locate of Ringo in the Rory Story & The Hurricanes line up (could very well be the first known). It’s from the 3rd May 1960 and they’re playing at the Liverpool Stadium as part of a 3 hour showcase put on by the Jacaranda and headlined by Gene Vincent. Ringo had officially joined the Hurricanes in November 1959, but at the time of this photo, Ringo is still “Richard Starkey”. He’d change his name to “Ringo Starr” that summer when the band were booked to play Butlin’s Summer holiday season. (Although I think Rory had changed his name by deed poll by this point to ‘Rory Storm). 

The path to Ringo’s Hurricane membership isn’t clear cut. In 1956, aged 16, Ringo got a job as an apprentice machinist at a factory in Liverpool. There he met Roy Trafford who he struck up a friendship with over a shared love of music. This is in the middle of the Skiffle craze which gripped Liverpool in the late fifties and Ringo and Roy decided to start a band. At this time, Ringo didn’t have a drum kit, so he played biscuit tins or anything he could get his hands on. He and Roy were joined by Eddie Miles, a neighbour and another co-worker of Ringo’s, who renamed himself Eddie Clayton. They became The Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, and later The Clayton Squares (after a place in Liverpool). 

Ringo playing with the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group on 23rd May 1957 at Wilson Hall, Speke Rd, Liverpool. 

For Christmas 1957 Ringo’s stepdad, Harry bought him a second hand drum kit. This make Ringo a rare commodity in Liverpool (few musicians had their own kit) and Ringo started helping out with other bands too. 

Meanwhile, Alan Caldwell aka Rory Storm (to be) had his own Skiffle band; The Texan Skiffle Group. They won a talent content, which along with a helping word from Rory’s sister Iris who was a dancing girl, secured them bookings at a holiday camp in Rhyl. 

Then, almost as suddenly as it started, the Skiffle craze was over. Playing home made, washboard and tea chest type instruments became unfashionable and most groups transitioned into either Jazz groups or Rock and Roll bands. At first, Rory’s group adapted to whatever was needed - they were The Jazzmen at the Cavern (although they got into trouble over their repertoire which contained too much rock, rather like the fledgling Beatles/Quarrymen at the same time), but most of the time they dropped the ‘skiffle’ from their name and became The Texans or Al Caldwell’s The Texans, a rock and roll band. 

To be a “proper” rock and roll band, The Texans needed a drummer, but they had a problem with transient band members - the only one who stuck it out was Rory and Johnny Byrne (Johnny Guitar). Rory met Ringo at a talent contest called 6.5 Special. By this time Ringo was playing still with the Eddie Clayton group, but also with a band called Downtown Skiffle. Ringo agreed to sit in with the Texans on occasions (as he did with the Beatles) and his first gig with Rory was on 25th March 1959, at the Mardi Gras, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool.

There were a few more name changes for The Texans. First to The Raging Texans, then Al Storm and the Hurricanes, then Jett Storm and the Hurricanes, and finally to Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. They held auditions for band members - one who was turned down was a budding guitarist you might have head of, George Harrison, who’d dated Rory’s sister. He was rejected for being too young. 

On the 11th October 1959, Rory Storm and The Hurricanes came second out of 150 acts. in a talent contest - "Search for Stars" at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, with Ringo on drums. It was a few weeks later Ringo joined them as their permanent drummer, and he never looked back!

Thank you for your ask! Sorry for the late reply! 

someone: *makes peace sign*

me: Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Good Night”, and their cover of “Act Naturally”. He also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”, and is credited as a co-writer of others, including “What Goes On” and “Flying”. Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during childhood, and he fell behind in school as a result of prolonged hospitalisations. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958. When the Beatles were formed in 1960, Starr was a member of another Liverpool group, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After achieving moderate success with that band in the UK and Hamburg, he quit the Hurricanes and joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best. Starr played key roles in the Beatles’ films and appeared in numerous others. After the band’s break-up in 1970, he released several successful singles including the US number four hit “It Don’t Come Easy”, and number ones “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen”. In 1972, he released his most successful UK single, “Back Off Boogaloo”, which peaked at number two. He achieved commercial and critical success with his 1973 album Ringo, which was a top ten release in both the UK and the US. He has been featured in a number of documentaries and hosted television shows. He also narrated the first two series of the children’s television programme Thomas & Friends and portrayed “Mr Conductor” during the first season of the PBS children’s television series Shining Time Station. Since 1989, he has toured with twelve variations of Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Starr’s creative contribution to music has received praise from other drummers such as Phil Collins, who described him as “a great musician”, and Steve Smith, who commented: “Before Ringo, drum stars were measured by their soloing ability and virtuosity. Ringo’s popularity brought forth a new paradigm … we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect … His parts are so signature to the songs that you can listen to a Ringo drum part without the rest of the music and still identify the song.” He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2011, Rolling Stone readers named Starr the fifth-greatest drummer of all time. Starr, who was previously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988, was inducted for his solo career in 2015, making him one of 21 performers inducted more than once.