1955 Jaguar D-Type | XKD | Works Long Nose | Sports Racing Car |
RH Open Two Seater | Stabilizing Fin | Chassis No XKD-506 | Livery No 7 | Plate No 032 RW | 3.5L XK Inline 6 270 hp | Top Speed 280 kph 174 mph | Original Le Mans Racer | DNF
D-Types were the winners of the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1955, 1956 and 1957 | Only 18 factory team cars, 53 customer cars, and 16 XKSS versions were produced during 1954–1957
Valerie doesn’t even know why she’s here. She doesn’t have a date, doesn’t even have a group, and the most interesting thing that’s happened since she got here was Kwan smiling at her, once, from across the gym. Star had dragged him away before Valerie could even think about saying ‘hi’.
She takes another sip of punch. Nobody’s spiked it yet– Mr. Lancer’s been watching it like a hawk, and Valerie is starting to wish she’d brought something of her own, or, better yet, not come at all.
It’s senior prom, and Danny Fenton is dancing with both Tucker and Sam in the middle of the dance floor. His tie and vest are purple, matching both Sam’s dress and Tucker’s suit, and they’re so well coordinated, so well dressed, that Valerie is positive Sam just bought all three outfits together.
Two years ago, she might have gone over, but she hasn’t spoken to Danny since then, and she doesn’t really want to stand next to them, in her second hand dress and borrowed shoes, even if she’s positive none of them would care.
She checks her phone.
It’s dumb; the only person she ever texts anymore is either her Dad or Phantom, and she’s been avoiding the latter ever since he turned her down.
I hope I never experience the pain of being in love with two people at once.
“How would you know it’s painful if you’ve never experienced that situation?” you may ask. I’ve experienced it in the way I experience most things - in pieces. One young man had good looks and poetry. The other had tenderness and friendship. I can’t say I was in love with either of them as a whole, but the both of them had things the other did not. When I wanted adventure, I’d go to the left. When I wanted stability, I’d go to the right. Poetry? Left. Council? Right.
They both made me feel special. To have two boys is hard enough. To be in love with two, I don’t want to imagine having to make a choice. My Friend’s daughter once had two men who loved her, and she remembers sitting in the sand with one of them on either side of her. She had to choose. She told one of them no.
To hurt someone you love is to hurt yourself. Losing them too is to die a little. When someone’s existence becomes a part of your own, you notice when they leave, because a little of you goes too. You look in the mirror at your sad eyes and know what you had is withering away, starved and uncared for.
The voices and way of speaking you two had are a dead language, and you want so badly to yell and shout. Instead you cry against the bathroom wall.
You go out in the daytime and keep busy.
But you will always remember the details of their life, like a book you once read.
To love two people at once is to have everything.
But eventually a person must make a choice of some kind, because that’s what’s right.
One, the other, or neither.
It should be enough to have yourself.
Normally when you enter a serious relationship, it’s a cause for happiness.
But when you already feel like you’re breaking up with one person you care about in favor of another person you love, it creates tension.
- B. E. Barnes
What if Valerie figured out Danny’s secret in between the events of D-Stabilized and Phantom Planet? During the events of D-S she found out about both Dani and Vlad’s secrets. We all know she’s not stupid by any means. So, what if because she now knows halfas exist, she put the puzzle pieces together? It would explain her reaction(or lack thereof) in Phantom Planet. We don’t know how much time has passed between the two episodes. She could easily have had time to process the situation. Knowing how she was about her secret identity, she, like Jazz, respected that it was his secret to tell. What does the rest of the fandom think?
sliding back into auction fic & i kind of like this bit, actually
It was one of those nights, when Steve came back to the apartment with the cold still in his fingers, that he found Jane at the kitchen table, awash in the blue light of her laptop with a blanket thrown over her shoulders.
“Shouldn’t you be asleep?” Steve asked, wincing a little at the irony.
First off, I’m slightly conflicted, I’ll say. It’s always good when a number jobs open up that weren’t available before. Some players and staff who aren’t in the league right now will soon have an opportunity that simply wasn’t there before. On the other hand, it seems odd to me to be expanding now. When several teams are constantly coming up in relocation talk, you’d think maybe stabilizing them would be the priority, instead of adding another team in the middle of the desert.
As to the team itself, I don’t know. I’m not a big fan of the name. But that’s a personal opinion, so it doesn’t matter. They’re almost certainly going to suck, regardless of who they find to coach them, and who they draft. I’m old enough to have gone through several expansions in my life, so I’ve seen it before. If you’re going to jump on with the Golden Knights from the start, you’re probably going to be in for at least several years of bottom-feeding before they start to really compete, and maybe quite a bit more than several. We’ll see if the new expansion draft format helps them out.
I’m hoping they do well. I’d like it if every franchise was selling out and having good results, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. The trick will be keeping the fans invested in year three when the team still sucks and the novelty has somewhat worn off.
I’ll be following them closely, I think, because it’s interesting to me to watch a new team form and try to compete in the current NHL. The way social media works today, the information that’s available to everybody, that wasn’t there the last time the NHL expanded. I think it’s been interesting to follow even just to this point, before anything really concerning the actual on-ice product of the team has been decided. Once we get into that, with actual players being involved, and coaches who have a history we can look back on and use to try to figure out how the team is going to play, it’s only going to get more interesting.
This is an upcoming webcomic based on Danny Phantom (if you don’t know what this is, GO WATCH IT). The basic idea is this:
- Phantom Planet isn’t canon, and never will be.
- The comic begins when D-Stabilized ends.
- Art style, humour style, and the general feel of the show is to be preserved as much as possible.
- Chapters are presented as individual episodes. Season 4 begins at the first chapter. While an over-arching plot may work behind the scenes, each “episode” will retain its own self-contained feel.
- There will be extra characters and villains as required, however every effort has been made to make them diverse and fit in well with the DP universe. All canon characters have had their characterisations preserved as much as possible. OOC-ness is not being tolerated.
Why are you doing this?
Basically, I feel the show ended before it’s time. And after 10 years, I’d like some more canon to play with. So I want to make a pseudo-canon, using this comic. I really hope others get on board too, because honestly we all know we’re not getting more of this show unless we make it ourselves.
When will it start releasing?
Soon. Cannot stress this enough. I can’t give you an exact date, but I can say I want to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible. It depends on work and school.
For now there is no external archive, as I haven’t started releasing it yet. But I will let everyone know when this is beginning.
Who’s helping out? Can I help?
Currently, @derpydroodles is doing backdrop sketches for me, and an anonymous but wonderful person is serving as my idea springboard.
YES, you can help out. Pitch me ideas. Anything. If you want to be a backdrop artist please put up your hand, because that is definitely help I need, but you need to make sure you can draw in the show’s style first. You will be getting briefs from me, and this will function almost like a job. I’m happy to give you plenty of leeway and I’m very understanding about circumstances and such, but I also need you to be reasonably responsible.
Why are Danny’s eyes red?
If you ever wanted to see a Danny/Vlad body swap episode, this is Episode #1.
Copy this post into a new text post, remove my answers and put in yours, when you are done tag up to ten people and also tag the person who tagged you.
A - Age: 18 B - Biggest fear: dying, being hated too ig C - Current time: 3:43pm D - Drink you last had: i think water E - Every day starts with: running F - Favourite song: i have lots but at the moment i’m really into p!nk’s walk of shame G - Ghosts are they real: i believe they are I - In love with: girls, ocs, horses, food, praise, my friends, i’m in love with a lot of things M - Middle name: horselover N - Number of siblings: 3 O - One wish: for financial stability, that’d be real nice P - Person you last called/texted: my friend who’s driving me to school Q - Questions you are always asked: “whats wrong with you” LMAO R - Reasons to smile: my family, my friends, horses, ocs, the color pink, springtime, food, paychecks, i could go on forever. reasons to smile are important! S - Song last sang: walk of shame by p!nk T - Time you woke up: 7am U - Underwear colour: lmao its just black V - Vacation destination: i really love going to the beach… especially coast beaches! W - Worst habit: picking at my fingers tbh X - X-Rays you’ve had: i had one a few weeks ago on my wrist Y - Your favourite food: lots of stuff! i’ll eat almost anything but right NOW i’m mad craving this restaurant near my house that serves noodles with tons of veggies and meat. its like a buffet! Z- Zodiac sign: leo
Something i’ve been thinking about lately is the fact that Dani’s age is always kind of vague. In the show, she’s specifically referred to as twelve at one point, by Danny. However, it quickly becomes apparent that that’s inaccurate. The general consensus, at least that I’m aware of, is that Danny gains his powers at 14, two months prior to the start of the show, and that at most two years passes between that first episode and D-Stabilized. So, at most, he’s 16 during Kindred Spirits, and more likely is 15. Assuming that Vlad began the cloning project immediately after Bitter Reunions, when he realizes Danny is also a half ghost, Dani can’t be more than a year old, far less than 12. (In my portrayal, she had been conscious for two months prior to Kindred Spirits.)
Yet, physically, that age is right, meaning something in the cloning or growth process Vlad used rapidly accelerated her development. Add in the fact that human cells and ectoplasm don’t age at the same pace, and that Danielle is likely malnourished all the time, her aging process becomes weird.
While an argument could be made multiple different ways, for the sake of this portrayal, I believe Dani’s growth post-Kindred Spirits is slowed dramatically. She’s no longer exposed to the various growth hormones and goodness knows what other nonsense Vlad was using in the vats. Her body barely receives the nutrients it needs to maintain itself, much less grow further. She never quite does “grow up”, physically at least. In my older verses, she still only looks 14 at most, even though she considers herself 17 and is actually 5. The oldest she ever appears is about 20. It’s not a gradual aging, either. She’ll just be taller and look a little older one day, and then not change again for months. Luckily, no one notices this oddity, as she never stays in place for long.
A related question is how long Danielle ends up living, but that’s one for another headcanon post.
A test title card for Danny Phantom [Rebooted] S04E1.
DP Rebooted is a fan comic project of mine to give Danny Phantom the breath of life it so dearly needs. Each chapter is equivalent to one episode. Every effort has been made to preserve art, humour, and characterisation from the show.
This comic treats Phantom Planet as NON-CANON, and begins from the end of D-Stabilized.
The project has not yet begun as there is still preliminary work to do, but this title card is to give you an idea of what to expect.
When tagging anything related to the project, please use the #DP-Rebooted tag. However, I do follow a few variations of this, such as #dpreboot, #dp rebooted, etc.