Did you see The Mummy 2017? What did you think of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in the movie?
So! Universal is trying to use The Mummy to jumpstart their own Marvel-style cinematic universe called “”””””The Dark Universe””””””” using all of their old Hollywood movie monster characters, i.e. Dr. Jekyll, Frankenstein, Dracula. The main problem with this is that, while all these characters fall under the general category of “Late Victorian supernatural/scientific romance monsters,” their stories really have nothing to do with each other, and they’ve only really “interacted” in old-timey spoof comedies like Abbott and Costello.
Universal’s solution to this is to create an organization–a society, if you will–of supernatural monster-catchers headed up by Dr. Jekyll. Which is not … exactly??? the premise of my webcomic The Glass Scientists but it’s really too close for comfort. For reference, the premise of TGS is:
‘The life and times of a ragtag group of mad scientists and their enigmatic leader, Dr. Henry Jekyll’
The idea of literary characters forming a super group is not new–the obvious example being League of Extraordinary Gentlemen–but it’s a pretty weird decision to make Dr. Jekyll the leader of this group. If you think about it, the whole damn point of his character is his mental instability. That’s why in properties like League of Extraordinary Gentleman and The Avengers (the Hulk being a pretty close analogue for J+H) Jekyll is generally seen moping on the sidelines. That’s kinda where he belongs.
I broke this rule in TGS because TGS is ultimately Jekyll’s story, and his decision to found the Society for Arcane Sciences reflects his totally unrealistic self-image of himself. He’s placed at the top so he has the farthest to fall. Most of the drama revolves around Jekyll and his decisions, and when his story ends, TGS ends. It’s not meant to be a DARK!!!! UNIVERSE!!!!! used to churn out as many Blockbuster-y action movies as possible a la the Avengers.
So why would they choose Dr. Jekyll as the leader of this Dark Universe Magic Science Detective Agency? I literally don’t know??? I am genuinely curious to see transcripts of the meetings that led to this decision?? And full disclosure, I haven’t paid to see the thing yet, but I am pretty sure it’s bad because they chose this bland rectangle man to play him:
Ugh!!!! UGGGGGH!!!!! Look at him! He’s so BORING! He is a rectangle face boy who is so uninteresting to look at that I am crying of boredom!! Now I know how Les Mis fans felt when this man with the not singing and the scowly face acting was cast as their beloved Javert.
Why does he do the CG creepysmile? Does he think he can spooky-scare his way into my heart? Foolish man! He cannot! But wait it gets worse
AAAAAAAGH! Please let that not be Hyde! Someone please tell movie studios that roaring man + spooky make up + curly hair (????) does not equal a compelling character!! I can already tell they are going to try to make Hyde into some one-dimensional scary monster man and the audience is going to be so bored!
Apparently this version of Dr. Jekyll is already so hated that the reveal of his name elicited impromptu boos from the audience, and it is very?? VERY?? SAD?? to hear my precious child greeted with the kind of hatred usually reserved for M. Night Shyamalan.
Now granted: like 95% of Jekyll and Hyde movies out there are total garbage. I tend to just ignore them because they’re usually super cheap indie movies that nobody sees. But people WILL go see The Mummy and get (rightfully) super judgy about it because it’s a big budget Hollywood summer tent pole movie.
And it’s inevitably going to affect how people see the character and–possibly????–the very specific idea of Jekyll as the leader of a magic science society. At the very least, it’s gonna make studios super hesitant to greenlight any idea that has even the slightest whiff of Jekylldom. So. That sucks!
TL;DR: I am very grumpy about this movie and it looks dumb. I’m not going to support it financially but I am also very petty and would totally hate-read a play-by-play essay of all the stupid stuff that goes on in it.
It was your last night of leave before reporting to your new ship assignment and you were determined to put off the thoughts of the Enterprise as long as possible. It would be a fantastic career move, getting to work on the flagship of the Fleet with the best and brightest communications officer, Lieutenant Uhura, but the drawback was you’d have to serve under the man you’d once loved and now could barely respect. You hoped he’d have the goodness to at least leave you alone and remain professional around you when working. You didn’t know how you’d survive any other way. Jim Kirk had taken your heart and proceeded to royally stomp on it with his betrayal six years ago.
idea: human on the Lost Light gives everyone nicknames that they call them in public, and secret nicknames no one else knows about. Ratchet is Docbot (secretly 'Dr Grumpy') Rung is Grandpa ('Dr Psyche') Swerve is Gaffer ('Get the fuck out my bar') Rodimus is Cap'n Terror ('Johnny Storm' or 'Frat Boy Captain') Tailgate is Sweetheart/Sweetspark ('Cuddlykins') Cyclonus is Dear/Darling ('Reindeer') Whirl is Whirl ('Tiddy Guns') and Getaway is Trash Kitty. Just. Trash Kitty.
Oh and Fort Max is ‘Fort Maxipad’
The reaction varies from bot to bot, depending on what affectionate moniker you give them.
Ratchet is indifferent, as he’s used to those sort of nicknames.
Rung is secretly a bit offended, but endures it with a smile.
Swerve thinks it’s hilarious.
Rodimus has three new name plaques made for his desk.
Tailgate will only let Cyclonus call him Cuddlykins (spoiler: he won’t).
Cyclonus just sulks, but then what else is new?
Whirl will let you call him tiddy guns, if he can call you flesh bag.
Getaway is high key offended at first, but then reclaims it so that it can never be used against him again. >:3
(Not my gif) Pairing: Jim Kirk x Reader Word Count: 1,203 Warnings: Swearing, angst as far as the eye can see A/N: Third and final part! I’ve really enjoyed writing this. Feel free to leave some feedback and don’t forget to follow me for more fics!
Tags: female reader, reader is a doctor, psychologists, fluff and angst, medicine, outer space, divorce, tenderness.
Summary: Reader is aboard the USS Enterprise, and works with Dr. McCoy. Or, known to as his staff as the grumpy guy, which everyone tries to take advantage of, and try and make him not be his sarcastic self for a while. Or, at least until a special guy from HQ comes down to give Reader a heads up on her boss…
Notes: You have no idea how much I love Bones. He’s my favourite in Star Trek for the simple reason that he’s so sarcastic and I love metaphors. If I ever met Bones, he’d be first, much, much taller than me, and more importantly, much better than me because I would be nearly useless out in space on the Enterprise. Unless they want a creative writer?? Or even an assistant? That’s basically my use in life.
I actually pre-wrote this when I was getting my wisdom teeth out (all four out in the dentist’s chair).
That was closer than I expected it’d be, but I reckon all y’all rightly know the outcome weren’t in no doubt. With 7(ish) votes to 4, the winner is
The Tennessee Kid, ‘course!
The Panda King solemnly bows out, channeling any negative feelings into the night sky. Tennessee is already BREAKIN’ FURNITURE IN CELEBRATION
The first round has flown by! At last, we have our final match of the preliminary stages. Last but certainly not least, let’s meet our remaining contestants.
In the (Lusting For) Gold Corner, it’s the mysterious Dr M! The grumpy grampa of the series’ main villains, this angry genius’ vendetta against his former friend/colleague/owner Mr Cooper Senior may or may not be totally justified. And in the Bright Pink Corner, the one and only, it’s The Murray! An irreplaceable combination of awesome and superb, no-one has bigger muscles, a bigger stomach, or a bigger heart <3
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Murray: Alright! Time for The Murray to face his adoring public! Dr M: Yes, yes. Dance your little dance, caveman. I’ve never been popular in my life, and I don’t intend to start now.
Sorry to add on, but the nightmare before Christmas anon made me picture rob just hiding behind objects while looking for you,to make sure you don't hurt yourself and he's crushing hard not realising it's a tad creepy,and the sort,only after he escapes from the egos(like the grumpy scientist who created sally)since you mentioned how shy he'd be.Since Chase would plan to hide behind the same object to hit you both with his Cupid nerf gun he spots rob so pushes him towards you so you have to talk.
Awwww that’s adorable!!!! Dr Sneeple is the grumpy scientist in the wheelchair and I can just imagine him chasing after Rob with a stick. Scolding him whenever Rob left to go find you.