OKay guys I just like. Hyperventilated for like 5 minutes hahahahaha SO.
I saw this post about Tyler Seguin during the 2010 draft and noticed he came from the Plymouth Whalers. Which I dunno I didn’t know because I never looked it up.
So I grew up in Plymouth. My sister’s girlfriend went to high school in nearby Ann Arbor and said she knew some Whalers that went to her high school at the time. I was going to ask my sister if idk her gf had any memory of names or anything and then I was like. You know what. He and I would have been in the same graduating class….I went to Plymouth High School…. I might as well check something.
So I pulled out my big fucking 2009 yearbook because he started playing with the Whalers in 2008? so I figured 2009 was a safe bet? and I looked in the index to find nothing.
And I sort of lost hope. and then I pulled out my 2010 yearbook. just in case. just to check.
And this is what I find:
So I freak out and turn to the page of course.
And lo and behold. (and Idk if this crosses any lines Idk what protocol is regarding yearbook photos and respecting the privacy of NHL players but uh.)
There he is.
So yeah. I apparently graduated high school with Tyler Seguin. Now I’m like…wracking my memory trying to remember if he was in any of my classes but like even if he was I would have totally disregarded him because at the time I was an artsy gothic theater kid and turned up my nose at “jocks” and “preps” aka anyone who didn’t wear tripp pants (jk but idk I was an ass and there were way too many Tylers to keep track of anyway) and haha jokes on me now I guess.
While we were all grieving Hannah Baker, consumed with secretly hating everyone she blamed, we didn’t notice Alex and his kind soul. Warning spoilers below!!
Let’s be honest, the whole time we watched, we judged everyone in Hannah’s life, for not noticing the things that were changing about her, and how each of those things brought her closer to her death. Unlike Hannah’s people, we noticed the little things she’d say that—from our point of view—made it hella obvious she was suicidal.
I worried more for Tyler, the creepy photography kid. Everyone treated him like trash, constantly told to “disappear” and “go away”. Yet, in the end I found myself incredibly surprised Alex Standall tried to kill himself. After we hear the Principal tell Mr. Porter, Alex had shot himself— I found myself wondering, WTF did I miss?
The writers of 13 Reasons Why were incredibly clever in slipping his suicide in. It serves as a reminder that, it is NOT simple to determine if someone will commit suicide. More so, if they’ve never attempted to, leaving us with no reason to watch them so closely.
WTF did I miss?
If you go over 13 Reasons Why a second time— after knowing Alex shoots himself— you’ll see details you disregarded before, as anyone would. Take for example the small discussion Alex and Troy (from his band club) have. Alex is asked if hes alright by a girl in his band club. He responds Yes, and hesitantly says he’s overslept (a symptom of depression, btw). Less than a minute later he speaks about song choice with Troy:
Alex: If they want a spirit raiser how about “Gloomy Sunday”?
Troy: Are you serious? That song’s totally depressing.
Alex: Or it’s beautiful, if you have taste.
Troy: Or if you’re suicidal.
Alex then walks off. He takes a breath and runs his hands over his hair. We dismiss his reaction as one pertaining to Hannah’s own suicide, but in a second take, he might have already begun pondering his own.
Prior to this even, his clothing goes from colorful, to dark t-shirts. He repeatedly arrives late, and has been seeing a doctor regularly, as seen in episode 2 when the school office clerk makes a remark ( “another doctor’s note?”). He goes on to a physical altercation, and having bouts of anger as he rips “Suicide is not the answer” type posters from the school walls.
In episode 12, while Hannah’s reasons gather around to discuss why they must protect their secret and what their futures will lose, Alex says “I’ve got no plans, I’m good to tell the truth.”
He’s later seen at home, putting finishing touches on his newly clean and organized room.
All of his actions point to depression and suicidal ideation. Total plot twist and eye opener for those of us, *cough* me *cough* , who think they can pick up on suicidal cues.
*crosses finger for second season*
I know, the show did end rather nicely, but I’m attached to these characters now! There could be a whole separate story line for Alex Standall. We can assume he died, but what if he didn’t. I’m sure others will be affected by his act. I just want more okay?!
I wonder, what did you think of it all? Were you not surprised he shot himself? I’d love to hear about it!
Cause when I hear your name I can not stop cheesing I love you so much that my heart stops beating when you’re leaving And I’m grieving and my heart starts bleeding Life without you has no goddamn meaning
A/N: Hi everyone! Here’s part 2 of Bestfriend Trouble! A lot of things are going to happen for this one. I hope you guys like this! Warning: This might be too cheesy for other people, especially near the end. HAHAHA. Enjoy!
Request: Can u do a imagine where Zach takes you to the dance and y'all do cute things like slow dance and all that.. and u can end it how u like it.
“Will you go with me, as my date, to the winter formal?” Zach finally asks after 10 minutes of clearing his throat, coughing and stalling. I laugh at him in response.
“Yeah, duh. Who else will I go with? You’re obliged to ask me since I’m your best friend.” I answer and he stares at me for a while with a confused look on his face.
“Well with that kind of reasoning, I should be asking Justin to the dance too since he’s also my bestfriend.” he mumbles under his breath but loud enough for me to hear while rolling his eyes.
“Yeah, Zach? I don’t get why you’re acting so odd for the past couple of days.” I reply as I lean back on my chair and cross my arms in front of my chest. He turns to face me and lets out a deep sigh.
“Look, I’m not asking you to the dance because I have to or because it’s my responsibility as your best friend.” he begins, adding finger quotations as he says the words “best friend”.
“I’m asking you to the dance because I genuinely want to go with you, Y/N. No one else, just you. Only you.” he continues and I give him a small smile.
“Alright, fine, okay, I’ll go to the dance with you. It’s not like I had a choice anyway.” I answer and he groans in frustration.
“Please don’t say yes because you don’t have a choice. Please don’t say yes if you feel like you’re just doing me a favor.” he says as he rubs the sides of his temples. I raise an eyebrow at him and shake my head before speaking.
“Okay, okay. I’m sorry, yes, I will go to the winter formal with you Mr. Zachary Dempsey. It will be my absolute pleasure to be your date.” I finally say and he lifts up his head to face me. There was a certain sparkle in his eyes, like he was ecstatic that I agreed to go with him to the dance.
The rest of Zach and I’s time in Monet’s was nothing out of the ordinary. After the whole conversation about the dance, we just got on with typical best friend stuff. He got us more food - celebratory pastries as Zach liked to call them - and he dropped me home after that.
There were only a few days left until the winter formal and I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t excited for it. If I’m being completely honest, I was excited to go to the dance and I was hoping - even to the point of praying - for Zach to ask me to be his date. However, I didn’t want to let anyone know just in case everything goes to hell. I didn’t want to expect anything because expectations lead you to disappointments. Fortunately, it looks like the stars have aligned and the Gods have listened to my prayers because so far, everything’s going great.
The night of the winter formal
Getting ready for a school dance is the most tedious task there is. You need the perfect dress and the right hairstyle to go with that dress. Not to mention your shoes also need to be flawless.
The gruff male voice speaks, “I said, ‘Kiss me you’re beautiful / These are truly the last days,’“ into echoes of guitar notes and swelling acoustic drones. These are the sounds of a culture in decline – not the fictional apocalypse that comes with one explosive blow, but the slow decay of humanity we witness every day. And Godspeed react with a deeply sorrowful sound. Their long instrumental tracks ebb and flow, expand and contract with guitars, bowed strings, hypnotic percussion and other classical, rock and jazz instruments. They exist as a large group of musicians (about nine) who tend toward anonymity, collective creation and improvisation. Their records’ liner notes give little information about them and they keep their public presence to an unassuming minimum; their music is a well meaning. Ever-present throughout their recordings are poetic monologues and tapes of man-on-the-street cynical rants about politics and cultural oppression. In lieu of vocals, these passionate speeches and interviews are not didactic, but they create a texture of struggle – a match for their tense, wandering orchestrations.
“Kiss me you’re beautiful / These are truly the last days” had been used in Godspeed You Black Emporor’s first song.
East Hastings is their second song that takes a more surreal approach to the post apocalyptic theme.
East Hastings, to me, is more terrifying to listen to than the other tracks in their first album, F#a#infinity.
Behind the scenes of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit (Part 1)
Excerpts from director James Strong’s “Director’s Diary” (DWM #372)
It’s our last night in the quarry, and we hang David off a cliff to represent him abseiling into the pit… We had him about 20 feet in the air, with wires and a safety harness attached to his chest, which made him really uncomfortable, but the effect is incredible. I love this scene - such a beautiful, sad, brave moment, as the Doctor unclips himself and hints of his feelings for Rose, before falling into the abyss. Now David hangs some 100 feet in the air, off the side of the quarry wall, and we just manage to get the shot before we fracture any of David’s ribs.
[Shooting with David & Billie on the TARDIS set] - We do the scene where they’re reunited, and you’d have to be a Cyberman to not be touched by their genuine affection for each other. I didn’t know it then, but this is the last scene that Billie Piper shoots on Doctor Who. What a truly special and proper way to end such an amazing journey. Russell, Phil, and the entire production team gather for the final shots. … Tears and champagne all around! It’s a wrap!
Other parts of this photoset: [ two ] [ three ] [ four ] [ five ] [ six ] All of my previous behind-the-scenes photoset posts can be found [ here ].
Summary:The reader drags Tyler to go grocery shopping with her when Tyler finds a way to entertain himself.
Honestly, I really don’t know what this is? I’m sorry in advance (you’ll see).
Warnings: None. Very mild fluff.
Pairing: Tyler x reader (boyfriend and girlfriend)
You hated Tyler. In a good way, that is if it’s possible. The boy could find the perfect ways to annoy you and get on your nerves, but not enough to push you over the edge and get mad at him. He was a blessing and a curse and you loved him dearly. You loved his kind personality and sure maybe you liked his dry sense of humor too.
But today Tyler was a curse and you should’ve known before nagging him to come shopping with you. It should’ve been clear that he had an obnoxious idea in mind as soon as you mentioned that you wouldn’t be shopping for clothes, but instead food. It also should’ve been very crystal clear the moment Tyler stopped acting lazy and uncooperative almost instantly. Of course, you weren’t thinking at the time and you were just happy to have Tyler as company. He even offered to drive and he was sweet the whole time.
Soon the two of you arrived at your local grocery store. Tyler trailed behind you as you walked through the parking lot towards the entrance. You pushed a shopping cart and made your way to the produce section first. Tyler was strangely quiet the whole time which seemed strange after he had been quite cheerful and talkative moments before. He was looking down at his phone intently while you grabbed various items you needed. From time to time, Tyler would scan the area you were in.
“Everything okay, Tyler?” you asked without looking at him.
“Yep, just checking something,” you didn’t hear the laugh escape from his lips as the two of you made your way out of the aisle.
Tyler was now oddly very close to you, bumping into your side at times. The two of you were walking side by side and it was almost like your shoulders and arms were glued to each other.
“You sure there’s nothing wrong with you?” you giggled quietly
“Oh no, I’m doing just fine,” Tyler smirked.
Now at this time, you and Tyler walked into the bakery section of the store. Tyler started grinning in a mischievous way. His hands were resting in his pants pockets and he stood watching your movements. After only a couple seconds you started to get disturbed by Tyler staring and smiling at you in a creepy way.
“Okay Tyler, sweetie, I don’t know what you’re doing but it’s making me slightly uncomfortable,” you smiled at Tyler.
A sad expression crossed his face. He looked down at a pile of bread in front of you.
“Wheat, I’m making you uncomfortable?” Tyler asked.
It took you a short moment to register what Tyler just said. The instant the words left his lips you groaned.
“Tyler if you tagged along with me just to do this, then I am going to strangle you when we get home,” you warned him.
Tyler made no attempt to hide his smile. He slowly walked away while saying, “Looks like I’m toast then.”
You shook your head, trying to look for the items you needed in the section quicker.
“Aww, crumb on. My puns aren’t that crusty today are they?” Tyler wrapped his arm around your shoulders and pressed a kiss on your cheek.
“Tyler please stop it, I’m cringing,” you tried to sound annoyed but a blush creeped it’s way up your face.
“Mmm, okay I know you loaf me though.”
“Oh, crepe you’re getting all heated now. I butter stop soon.”
You shook you head and pushed your cart, desperate to get away from anything related to bread. Tyler followed you like a lost puppy as he continued to throw more puns at you.
Five puns later, you spun around and stormed towards Tyler. A quick glance down the aisle confirmed that you two where alone. You grabbed the front of his shirt and pushed him against a shelf. Tyler looked very scared and startled by your sudden move.
“Yes Tyler, I do loaf you aldough you’ve gotten me all heated up with your crumby puns,” the words you just said made you want to strangle yourself more than Tyler.
“That’s cute, but you cheated. You stole my puns.”
You let go of Tyler, hitting his arm playfully. Dealing with the pun king 24/7 was awful but you loved him and his irritating sense of humor.