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Gravity Falls 2017 Hunkles Calendar: December!

So here’s my full piece for the calendar!   Monster-fighting is festive, right?  SO FESTIVE. Yeah, you go ahead and fight that Krampus, guys.  I’m sure there is no way that could go wrong.

(The krampus is based on several of the traditional costumes actually worn by krampus figures in Austria for the Krampusnacht festival, which was December 5th.  Lots of fur, lots of alpine cow bells, I gather.)

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Here, have some nostalgia!
Pixel Perfect, Zenon Girl of the 21st Century, Sky High
I’ve Got a Date With the President’s Daughter, Boy Meets World, Read It and Weep
Stuck in the Suburbs, Smart House, Life Size
Wendy Wu Homecoming Warrior, Cow Belles, Now You See It…
Seventeen Again, Phil of the Future, Cadet Kelly
Twitches, Life With Derek, Naturally Sadie

friendly reminder that the iconic disney channel original movie cow belles (2006) dir. francine mcdougall is a literal cinematic masterpiece like the godfather who?? fight club what??? pulp fiction whom??

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Sorta feels good. Sorta stiff and that, but once I get going … then I like, forget everything. And … sorta disappear. Sorta disappear. Like I feel a change in my whole body. And I’ve got this fire in my body. I’m just there. Flyin’ like a bird. Like electricity. Yeah, like electricity.

Pony's Track Meets

-Soda and Steve came a half hour early, they came right after their shifts ended

-Johnny shows up right on time

-Two wanders in at god knows what point

-Two-Bit brings a god damn cow bell

-Every time something happens he goes nuts with the friggin cow bell

-Steve gets riled up and joins in making noise, causing Soda to do the same and eventually Johnny joins in screaming for his friend

-Curly watches from under the bleachers so he’s not seen

-Darry hurries over right after work and finds the four screaming boys

-A parent ends up getting into a screaming match with Two-Bit because of the cow bell

-Pony pretends not to know them

-Pony gets first place and the guys go NUTS….even Darry

-They all go to Dairy Queen after and somehow Dallas ends up there with them

MAMAs! Jackson walks out in all white. The rest of Got7 are behind him with some other folks. JB is holding the cow bell, BamBam the guiro and the others are holding other instruments.

Jackson grabs the mic dramatically…

“SUAVEMENTEEEE BESAME…. QUE YO QUIERO SENTIR TUS LABIOS BESANDOME OTRA VES. SUAVEMENTEEEE BESAME…. QUE YO QUIERO SENTIR TUS LABIOS BESANDOME OTRA VES.”

GOT7: SUAVE! *music starts*

HTTYD Marching Band AU

I was up until 3AM writing these, I don’t even know. 

Hiccup - Percussion

  • He’s an all-state oboe player but he has to play SOMETHING during marching band season.
  • He is actually very versatile and can play most percussion instruments but his inability to hold the heavy drums while marching limits him at first (until the growth spurt hits aka the magic of puberty oh glory to god in the highest).
  • Starts off playing mallet percussion and cymbals and gets a bunch of crap from Snotlout about only playing “wussy” instruments
  • The jokes stop soon after he starts playing snare drum. Y’all know those quick fingers can twirl a stick.  Y’all know. 
  • Is constantly guarding the cow bell from the wandering hands of Ruff and Tuff in the bleachers.
  • Gets super cranky toward the end of football season because why does it have to be so cold???????
  • Most likely to show up on game day with a wrinkled uniform or one missing glove. It’s not because he doesn’t care, he’s just super busy and something is forgotten near the end of the week. 

Astrid - Trumpet

  • There is no shinier instrument in the band than Astrid’s.
  • Takes solo auditions very seriously, even though she will undoubtedly receive every trumpet solo.
  • Is very territorial concerning where she sits (first chair in the trumpet section, the same seat in the bleachers for every home game, the aisle seat next to Hiccup on the band bus)
  • Can spot an incorrect roll step from 40 yards down the field.
  • Keeps a very strict practice schedule with a color coded calendar. 
  • Finds it incredibly arousing when Hiccup curses quietly under his breathe after breaking a drumstick.
  • Gives Snotlout really great pep talks if she thinks he’s getting nervous before a show, even if he won’t admit it. 

Snotlout - Trombone

  • “You know Astrid, it takes a lot of muscle and stamina to hold up an instrument of this size OUCH OK OK sorry-”
  • So many American Pie: Band Camp jokes. So. Many. 
  • Helped Tuffnut sew the color guard flags but don’t tell anyone it’s a secret ok? 
  • Can be seen rocking a Bro Tank™ every day of band camp, ever.
  • Keeps the cleanest uniform, always wants to look sharp. 
  • Gets really nervous if he sees his dad in the stands.
  • Most likely to be yelled at for being out of formation on the sidelines while waiting for the halftime show to start (flirting with a cheerleader or football player of course)

Fishlegs - Piccolo

  • Carries a laminated binder of all drill sheets throughout band camp, just in case anyone should need a reference.
  • Reviews performance footage with Astrid over lunch the Monday after a show.
  • Takes meticulous care of his instrument (it may even be shinier than Astrid’s on occasion but he doesn’t want to risk a punch by asserting the  idea)
  • Keeps a small bag with sunscreen and extra water bottles nearby during outdoor rehearsal just in case anyone gets dehydrated.
  • Is a very attentive section leader, always checking in to make sure the freshmen are keeping up and answering their questions.

Tuffnut - Color Guard

  • Designed and sewed all the flags used by the guard during a week of in-school suspension.
  • Regularly calls his sister a butt-faced troll but always carries extra reeds for her in his uniform pocket just in case she needs them (he’s a cinnamon roll, fight me).
  • If he wasn’t a color guard captain he would definitely be the school mascot.
  • Performed his whole sophomore season with two broken wrists due to a freak slip ‘n slide accident at the ‘end of band camp’ celebration. He refers to it as his “finest season.”
  • Names all the flags, apologizes to it if he drops one.

Ruffnut - Saxophone

  • Snotlout jokes about American Pie: Band Camp. Ruffnut lives it. 
  • No one has ever seen Ruffnut practice her instrument outside of band practice but she can effortlessly play all of her parts. ***Flawless.
  • Most likely to trash talk the opposing team/fans from the stands on game day.
  • Ruff loves embarrassing Hiccstrid by sneaking up behind them while they’re standing together and playing saxophone selections of obviously romantic/sexual songs.  Some favorites include Careless Whisper, Talk Dirty, and Smooth Operator.
  • Those screams you hear in the distance are the result of Ruffnut beating Tuff with his flag pole. 

{Headcanons are based on my band knowledge/experiences from many years ago so if my terminology is wrong or different from your school’s band program sorry not sorry I’m doing the best I can.}

In case you all forgot, AJ Michalka, the voice actress for Stevonnie from Steven Universe, was in a group with her sister Aly. This is probably their most popular song from that time.

Together they were also in this Disney Channel Original Movie….

I just can’t stop thinking of Stevonnie in Cow Belles now, or Steven and Connie and the idea of that is hilarious to me.

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not the greatest quality photos, but i love how this cos turned out 🐮💕
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ushimimi Mikuru all made by me
photos by ian @kanzensan