“They say necessity is the mother of invention, but what about television? For this was the unlikely genesis for Gorillaz, the World’s Most Succesful Virtual Band.

Hewlett explains: ‘Damon and I were living together in a flat on Westbourne Grove (in London), and he bought one of the first plasma screens. It was one of those massive ones where we could watch ten channels at the same time, which we did on a big leather couch.’  The pair lost hours watching MTV in particular, which induced in them a growing frustration at what they saw as vertiginous decline in pop culture at the time.  ‘It wasn’t the videos as such, it was the bands. They were so phony and manufactured and they were so clearly playing up to it. It was almost as if in order to be a sellable commodity you had to adapt a character also. Which is fine, but why can’t they do it well? The Monkees were a manufactured band, but they were brilliant. So my question to Damon was, If it’s manufactured, why can’t people do it properly?’

And with that question hanging in the air, the duo set to work. Albarn created the music- a superb collision of musical styles which ram raided the very best chapters of the Pop Encyclopaedia, from reggae to country to psychedelia and dub. And Hewlett designed the band, a quartet of characters with outrageous back stories and outsized personalities to boot.

2D was the charismatic but vacuous frontman and keyboardist, constantly locking horns with the contemptuous bassist Murdoc Niccals. Ten year old Noodle was on guitars, and Russel Hobbs was on drums and percussion, while also possessed of the ability to channel the souls of dead rappers from a fictional hip-hop canon. Together they looked like the coolest group that (n)ever lived, making music and hanging out at the legendary HQ Kong Towers.

The characters were impeccable and the concept immaculate but, crucially, unlike other virtual pop bands such as The Archies, Gorillaz had the killer tunes to match, and soon enough this theoretical band became a very real worldwide success. Heralded by the hits ‘Clint Eastwood’ and ‘19-2000′, the eponymous debut album shot to number 3 in the UK charts, selling over five million copies worldwide. It was outdone, however, by it’s successor Demon Days, which topped the UK charts on release and ended up going platinum five times over; the third album, Plastic Beach, entered the charts at number 2. And then there was also a fourth album, The Fall, released as a free download on the Gorillaz website to fans in the Sub Division fan club. The band broke records in the US, Europe, Australia and beyond, spawned toys and clothing lines, netted Brit and MTV Awards and even, for Hewlett, a Designer of the Year Award from London’s Design Museum in 2006.

With Gorillaz, Albarn and Hewlett didn’t so much push the boundaries of what a band could be as redefine the musical landscape entirely. There is no doubt that the pair more than accomplished what they set out to do- which was to bring about a massive paradigm shift in pop music, and make it cool, credible and relevant for a new generation of impressionable young music fans.

‘That’s why we brought people like Del the Funky Homosapien, Lou Reed, Mos Def and Shaun Ryder on board… When kids like something they tend to immerse themselves in that whole world, so why not make it really cool? I like the thought of a teenager listening to Demon Days and maybe discovering Dennis Hopper and then years later, going on to track down his films. Because that’s what kids do, isn’t it?’” 

- Jamie Hewlett Artbook.

anonymous asked:

uh was it just me or was Dean like turned on when Cas said 'I'm your Huckleberry' and ISN'T THAT SLANG FOR 'I'M THE MAN YOU'RE LOOKING FOR'????


Firstly (everyone’s screamed about this already; I’m still DYING fyi), Dean and Cas watch movies together (or Dean makes Cas watch his favourite Westerns like a cool, cultured hubbie should do). 

God, just look at Dean’s lowkey scandalized face saying “Babe! How dare you suddenly forget the MOVIE Tombstone!”

(Meanwhile I’m laughing at Cas’ casual, vague summary of it because you have no idea how many times my mom talks like this when my dad would ask her if she remembered a certain action movie [he’s an action movie buff]. To my mom, the action genre consists of two things: guns and blown-up cars. That’s it. They’ve been married for 25 years.)

Secondly (of course), Cas watches these movies because Dean wants him to despite not having a fetish/obsession with Westerns and cowboy paraphernalia like Dean does. Happy Dean = Content Cas. 


Yep–popularized by Tombstone, the phrase is 19th century slang for ‘I’m the man you’re looking for’ according to Urban Dictionary (or ‘the man for the job’).

Dean: *fondly confused/flustered* *swallows* *licks lips*

Here, Dean’s voice catches on a gasped inhale as he shakes his head (both in disbelief and amusement) at Cas’ endearing antics.

UGH. Textbook married.

Maybe once I gather my wits I can write proper meta alongside flailing but we’ll see–like I said, there’s barely any sub left in that text, if you ask me  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  1. Dean had a good snore-ful sleep after sleepless grieving nights post-Cas return.
  2. Cas knows Dean sleeps like “an angry bear”. AN “ANGRY SLEEPER…LIKE A BEAR”.
  3. Cas (who “doesn’t sleep”) makes Dean coffee in the mornings.

*What Cas is actually thinking* “Nice job, Jack. Now I must make your father coffee again. I didn’t resurrect myself for this.” 


Charley has an insatiable lust for wood…his old owner tried to warn me about it, citing the wood mouldings that he’d torn off the walls as a reason to keep him caged.
Just buy your bird toys my man, he has chewed my wall ONCE since I’ve had him and I just gave him some extra wood toys and he was like, “Oh cool this is better.”
Voila “problem bird” fixed.


delos: you never told me you were going to ask someone to homecoming

mateo, over the game: im telling you now

delos: well, do i know them–– go, go, go, go

mateo: probably not dude. thats–– shit, almost had it–– one of the downsides of being such a loner; you dont know anybody

delos: mateo…

mateo: ha. sorry. it’s this guy on my track team, simon scarsarotti. we hung out a bit over the summer. he’s cool, you’d like him

(loud gunshots over the tv)

mateo: HA! beat your kill score. how’d that feel, st clair?

delos: pretty fucking awful. gotta go, mateo

mateo: wha––

(game console clicks off)

So due to something going down in my old fandom today, I want to bring something up.

I’m 23. Which is kinda on the older side of the age spectrum in this fandom. A lot of the lovely people I see posting content and the people I follow are younger than me, so I want to speak to you guys directly.

If, at any point, I or another older fan, make you, a minor, feel uncomfortable in any way because I’m older, you have EVERY RIGHT to end the relationship and keep yourself safe.

If anyone on this site who is an adult, no matter how old they are, ever tries to push you to write something explicit or draw something explicit or god forbid engage in explicit conversation with them, please, PLEASE, get away from them. Do not do anything you are uncomfy with. You have no obligation to just because a person seems like a cool older friend or whatever. Your safety comes first. End of story.

This sounds random to most of you I’m sure, but in a previous fandom I was a part of there’s some really horrific allegations going around about something that happened between a grown adult person and a child on the site. I want nothing more than for my followers and friends to be safe, so i wanted to make this post to assure you all that 1) I will never be angry if my age makes you uncomfortable and you want to not talk or have me not follow you and 2) that i will always do what I can to help you younger kiddos on this site stay safe.

Please be safe my friends. I love you all.

The Justice League as One Big Family

Diana’s totally the Mom™

Clark is the nice Dad with a heart of gold

Bruce is the brooding/cranky Dad with a heart of gold

Barry is the dorky/geeky son always cracking jokes

Victor is the emo/tech-obsessed son who pretends he doesn’t give a shit but secretly does

and Arthur’s like the cool surfing uncle who drinks whiskey and smokes pot

anonymous asked:

im bi so i love bi headcanons but there is zero (0) evidence l//ance is literally anything but straight?? if they made him bi that would be cool and good but like. why do antis pretend he is?? and honestly they dont even want him to be bi. they want him to be gay n they wanna erase literally any attraction to women he has and erase his relationship w a//ura bc it gets in the way of kl and its so gross!!

It’s the fact that bi Lance headcanons aren’t even him being bi they exist just so people can justify kl@nce being canon bc Lance has shown no interest in guys in canon yet but has shown a lot of interest in girls. Their bi headcanons are just a way for them to pass kl@nce

Mystrade prompt - “Not what you expected, eh?”.

Inspired by all the gifs of Rupert’s tongue I’ve seen over the past few days. For @itsnotaniesha. Cos you’re cool like that. :D

Originally posted by wktn

“He can’t keep doing this, Mycroft! I can’t give him any more cases to work on. It’s the third time he’s stolen evidence!”

“Detective Inspector”, Mycroft tried to interrupt the man shouting and pacing across his office. Gregory flicked his right wrist and waved away the formality. “It’s Greg”, he snapped and continued his rant.

“My team thinks I’m an idiot to bring him back each time. My boss is breathing down my neck because I can’t control him”. Suddenly, the police officer halted in his tracks, put his hands on his waist and glared at Mycroft. “And don’t you dare try to convince me that this is a minor inconvenience! I’ll have his hide when I find him!”. His voice echoed in the tiny office.

“You will do no such thing”, Mycroft ordered in a bored voice as he twirled a pen with his fingers. That last sentence was terribly presumptuous of the DI, but Mycroft would let it slide for now. He’d heard Gregory vent for five whole minutes.  It was rather extravagant by Mycroft’s standards. He was surprised Anthea had not made an appearance yet to drag the man out of his office. Yes, Sherlock had stolen evidence. Yet again. But would he not turn up eventually with the dead woman’s bag and solve the case for the DI? Yes, his team would think Gregory was a gullible goose, but that was hardly important. It was just a matter of gaining leverage over each of them and ensuring their silence. Easily done. Half a day’s work at the most.

“Excuse me?”, Gregory asked, his voice low with anger. 

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Y'all do too fucking much sometimes like no shade but…. How you gonna get mad at how other muthafuckas took something to mean? We all comprehend things differently. Did he mean someone in the group was gay probably or did he mean generally as people we think that way. I took it as the second one. If he meant the first one cool but like chill not everyone is anti lgbtq. I love people from all walks of life. It’s just that A Bish literally took a different meaning to the shit.. Damn.

*sidenote: don’t come in my inbox trying to be cute. Cuz I have time and I love to read. Try me if you want to. it’s always shady in my neck of the woods….. :)

Have a great day…

The Adventure Zone: Commitment Episode 3 Thoughts

-the cool, sci-fi vibe of the theme is wonderfully soothing to my current mild headache


-aaand it’s initiative time!!

-they’re robot babies with wings i’d like to point out

-remy going straight in with some crazy flipwizard shenaigans

-how the fuck do you roll a negative two?

-oh cool i like the picking the order mechanic

-nooo don’t hurt re- oh nevermind all’s well

-wow Nadiya is savage

-At least there’s a competent woman goddess on the team

-I love Kardala so much

-is she gonna be the new magnus?

-gotta love her enthusiasm

-remy is a cinnamon roll and the team diplomat

-yes, that’s totally how it works, scienceing your way out of the way of attacks

-… but to apply science, when remy punches stuff in midair, wouldn’t he fly back in the opposite direction(Newton’s third law)?


-poor irene…

-nadiya is not great at tracking people

-as before, i’m finding the whole abandoned biblical theme park setting IMMENSELY CREEPY *shudders*

-aww remy you dork you do realise that’s a terrible diet right?

-remy cinnamon rolling his way out of trouble

-love all the throwbacks to balance catchphrases

-kardala fundamentally misunderstanding ‘put that thing back where it came from or so help me’

-so… do the powers kick in whenever there’s at least three people who have had the treatment are close enough together?

-~ad breeeak~

-griffin catching himself before saying he’s the dungeon master

-didn’t realise remy was such a computer wiz

-…how is a graze on the ribs a ‘mild consequence’?!

-”In the beginning, Kardala punched in the stomach” yeah sounds like her tbh

-yeah i mean kardala punched a five and mary was inside there of course she’s down for the count

-remy is such a sweetheart honestly

-griffin loves his elevators

-very atmospheric, kinda spooky

-is this the bond villain?

-…and what’s a king of the USA when he’s at home?

Hey what’s you guys’ opinion on Hidge?? I’m quite curious

Personally I find it very cute but that’s probably influenced by my Sim AU since Hunk and Katy are like. Best best best friends and are super close so I could definitely see them becoming a thing. Super smart nerdy kids

I dunno, I’m just wondering :0c Since I rarely ever see content of it I’m not sure if it’s a widely liked ship in the fandom or not

anonymous asked:

I keep pronouncing Chaelin as Ki-lin. So of course when I saw the ship post I thought "oh cool it sounds like Skyward. Perfect for the oc creator who made the stars and the sun personified (Vera and Nessa). But then I was all like "ooooh"

That’s such a pretty way to pronounce it too tho OMG 😭

anonymous asked:

Bowers gang headcanon where they’re doing whatever it takes to get reader’s attention cause they’ve got A FAT CRUSH ON THEM (sorry if they’re closed and I’m just a dumbo!)

i’m sorry this one took so long! but it’s so adorable <3 i’m a sucker for crushes and first meetings

victor: victor tries to act smooth, which is hard considering he’s about as smooth as crunchy peanut butter. he dresses up in his best clothes (which often leads to him recycling outfits) to impress you, and slicks his hair back (which horrifies henry) and leans against your locker trying to emit the vibes of duckie from pretty in pink. he tries to be so cool and aloof, all like “hey, little lady” whenever he sees you, but he’s soon reduced to a blushing mess when you start talking. you’re the only person that can nickname him billy idol and get away with it, and he writes you little poems and shares his cigarettes with you. he always makes an effort to just notice you, even though he’s not very good at it - if you’ve changed your perfume or you’re wearing a new shirt, he’ll compliment you on it, always.

henry: henry is protective of you without even realising it. it’s a strange mix of contempt and the same protection you’d have for a younger sibling or a child. he glares at you whenever you pass by him, but at the same time he always drifts over to you if you have to partner up (”didn’t want you to be alone”) and walks you home when the nights start drawing in (”lotsa shady assholes around at this time… it’s not safe for a girl to be out late on her own.”) he refuses to admit he has a crush if asked, yet will go home and think about you at night. he yells at most guys who try and talk to you in his line of sight, which you have to tell him off about multiple times. he doesn’t know what to do with all these feelings, but just the way he acts gets your attention just enough. you also learn to be around him whenever the losers club or any other kids are near as he won’t hurt them in front of you.

belch: belch is the most well-adjusted of them all, but like henry, doesn’t quite know how to act around girls (he doesn’t agree with henry’s method of yelling at them from cars, though.) he tries to find out your shared interests and shyly offers to loan you some of his slayer cassettes (”but, y’know, it’s not like a big deal if you don’t want them or anything…”) which you graciously accept. he’s really worried about offending you or hurting you, so he barely says anything to you, which makes you unaware of his crush until he starts offering you rides home in the car. he likes to sneak little glances at you as you chill out in the passenger seat with the window down, the breeze blowing through your hair and you tap your fingers in time with the music. the silence soon turns to conversations, and he starts to miss you when he has to drive home, which leads to him seeking you out to talk to you at school. you tell him one day that you like hanging with him, and he only smiles in reply, but when he gets home it’s all he can talk about to his mom.

patrick: patrick acts like a cat. he brings you ‘gifts’, and they’re quite sweet… in a weird way. it’s like he’s an alien trying to figure out human courting customs - he brings you little posies of wildflowers, a scrappy piece of fabric or ribbon he found that ‘reminded me of you’, a junk-shop tape of an obscure band that are actually pretty good, a string of fairy lights, and even some jewellery he stole. you often feel that he’s one step away from bringing you a dead bird or a human hand so you thank him each time, putting the gifts in a box in your room. he waits by your locker and even slopes home behind you until you awkwardly let him catch up, which he’s thrilled about. he also manages to take you out on the weekend one time, which you later realise was your first official ‘date’ together. he finds out your favourite movies and your favourite bands, and buys you tickets to go see bands or movies he thinks you’d like because of it.

my first url on this site was “radicaltrash” which is kinda funny cause back then my blog wasn’t like, politically radical at all, it was just a wavves/grimes/witch house style hipster aesthetic blog and i just meant “radical” in the sense of like, “cool”


So I told my friend that I’d create a pokemon based on anything he wanted and he chose a peach. so I was like cool beans I’ll get it done, and so I present to you Peachum the shy fruit pokemon.

“It can usually be found in the summer, looking for small places to hide. Its leaves can be used to make an anxiety reducing tea”

You know what would be kind of cool, a female unit of NCT. Idk NCT is just so diverse, i feel like a female unit and maybe a co-ed unit could really be cool. But like a female unit that doesn’t do cute concepts but like bad-ass “CLC- Hobgoblin” concepts

Don’t take this too seriously it was just a thought that hit me while I was listening to limitless