September Halloween Challenge: 30 Days of Halloween Movie Trivia
Day 3/30 >>> The rule that the Creeper could “only eat for 23 days every 23 years” was included in the first film to ensure that a sequel wouldn’t be made because a studio wouldn’t want a film set that far in the future. Francis Ford Coppola was the one to figure out that the second film could be set during the same 23 days as the first film in order to bypass that rule. During one of the earlier scenes on the bus, you can hear a church fire being reported on the radio which references the first film where a fire set at the church to hide the evidence of the dead bodies.
Capturing Hilson: The Tribute by the Amazing Theartofvidding (Ale)
This beautiful tribute to Hilson has a special place in my heart because it has:
1. David Shore confirming that House has a deep love for Wilson and that House took care of Wilson until his end.
2. Hugh Laurie implying the Romeo-Juliet ending for House and Wilson.
3. Beautifully haunting music and scenes.
4. The magic of Ale, the artist who put the tribute together.
So in summary, both the creator of House and the actor who played House acknowledge that Hilson is real. Sadly, the other implication is that Wilson dies and House dies soon after.😢😩💔
The video also has the unexpected “snowball scene” in the bus during the road trip episode, Post Mortem. According to several folks who quote The Urban Dictionary, given the symbolic significance of “snowballs,” this was a BIG CLUE about the changing nature of the House-Wilson relationship, a coming out scene, if you will. See Wilson’s or RSL’s full blush in the scene when offered the snowball.
In a similar vein, the video depicts the final motorcycle scene where Wilson looks at House and just before he puts his sunglasses back on, his eyes trend downwards towards House’s torso…
Request - Reader is a tiny feisty and is taken hostage by Maniax. (specifically J) during the scene where they try to set the bus on fire and Jerome starts to like her because she has a lot of fight in a tiny package.
Pairing - Jerome Valeska X Female Reader
Wordcount - 919
Warnings - Hostage situation, violence.
A/N - I could write a part 2 to this
Being the school’s mascot was not enjoyable in the slightest. You would have never willingly taken the position, yet apparently, what extracurricular you took was not your decision to make; it was your parents and that pathetic oath of a headteacher. You would admit that you were no angel, your petite size often misleads people. They presumed that because of your size they could take advantage. The people who tried to walk all over must have forgotten your favourite saying, good things come in small packages or in your case a small feisty package. Nobody messed with you. If they did, then they would soon find themselves regretting that decision.
Sitting at the back of the bus, headphones in as your fingers drummed along to the beat. The bus abruptly stopped, you rolled your eyes as the other girls began complaining. All you desired to do was go home and for a few measly hours, forget that the hell hole known as school no longer existed. You looked up from your iPod to see what was the holdup, suddenly the doors jerked open, a man with slicked back ginger hair,wearing a straight jacket paraded onto the bus. You recognised this man, Jerome Valeska,one of the inmates that was broken out of Arkham. Could your day possibly get any worse? What are the chances that your bus would get stopped by a group of homicidal maniacs, you were positive that Jerome Valeska hadn’t come alone no-one was that idiotic?
Just as you suspected two other men entered the bus, handcuffing the other girls down to whatever they could. A man walked towards you, you tried to fight him off but it was no use. He handcuffed you down you instantly began to struggle against the restraints.
“I want you all to know this was a very difficult decision for us, it was between you and a senior citizen bingo party. In the end, we decided to skew a little younger, youth won today. Sorry.” There was no way you were going to die alongside these people.
“Hey! Ginger come over here!” You yelled you continued to tug on the restraints. Jerome’s ears perked up, he was surprised that anyone had the courage to confront them. Curiosity swarmed through him as he walked up towards the back of the bus, swinging his gun about as if it was made of rubber. Once Jerome was in front you, he crouched down in front of you swiftly brought your leg up to hit him in the crouch. Jerome stumbled back onto the floor, groaning in pain. Jerome soon recovered, making sure to pin your legs down, gripping both of your thighs tightly, his nails digging into your flesh.You flinched at the pain that was being inflicted.
“You’re a feisty little kitten aren’t you.” Jerome inched closer to your face, taking a deep inhale of your scent. Seizing the opportunity you slammed your head forward. Jerome flinched, he was shocked by how resilient you were.
“Aaron, we’re taking this one with us!” The giant man uncuffed, the handcuffs from the metal bar before he threw you over his shoulder, you slammed your fists down onto the man’s back. The man made no sounds or indication that your fists were doing anything. Once the giant man had successfully retrieved you from the bus Jerome came over with a dirty rag in his hand, your eyes flickered down momentarily.
“Night, night kitten. I’ll see you real soon.” Jerome’s rag covered hand smothered your mouth and nose. You tried desperately to not breathe, but soon enough the need for breath became too much, all you remember was the darkness consuming you.
“Jerome, I specifically instructed that no hostages were to be taken. Now, what are we are going to do with her?” Your eyes fluttered open to the unfamiliar voice.
“I’ll be more than happy to deal with her.” Another male voice replied this one appeared to be vaguely familiar to you.
“Technically I never disobeyed your instructions, since she’s not a hostage more like a token of today’s mediocre success. Greenwood if you so much as look at my kitten I will once again have to remind you who’s the boss…oh look she’s awake” Observing how there were several spaces that you could get between, seizing the opportunity you took your plan and ran with it. Only too soon you were being dragged back by the giant man, you struggled with all your might but the man once again displayed no sign of movement.
“Well hello there kitten” Jerome paused as you spat at him. “That was actually pleasant, do that again.”
“Maybe I should kick you in the balls again. It sure brought me a whole lot of satisfaction, you didn’t seem to like it too much.” You snarled back, Jerome smirked turned around. Big, mistake you swiftly brought your leg to attempt to kick him but Jerome caught your leg.
“So what ya say? Can we keep her?” Jerome asked, your eyes widened. The way he spoke about you like you were some sort of animal.
“I am not your pet!”
“Tabitha, would you be a dear and get the young lady some clothes. Now Jerome she is your responsibility, there will consequences if behaviour deems to be inappropriate.”
“Yippee. Come on kitten, I’m going to show you my room.” Jerome took you from the giants arms throwing you over his shoulder.
The long-awaited Walking Dead Season 4 DVD/Blu-Ray Setshave finally arrived and seeing how Carylers were granted a limited amount of “physically present” Carol and Daryl scenes, the anticipation for anything extra or even a little more insight in the characters story arcs, has been building up since the final episode and only made the hiatus more difficult.
Based on the previous season releases and the fact that all of them had deletedCARYL scenes included in the bonus material, my expectations while a little more cautious that before were definitively positive and on the hopeful end of things. Since the end of Season 4 the CARYL spirit has been boosted and empowered from many different angles and Carylers have a lot of reasons to feel optimistic about Season 5 especially regarding the direction the Carol and Daryl connection seems to be heading.
The Bonus Material granted does not include a direct CARYL moment like in the past BUTthere are several things in the commentary that certainly look and sound like they just might be favorable for our ship. That being said I have to admit that the extraordinary praise donned on Melissa McBride herself is the star here but then again listening to anyone fan-girling or fan-boying over her brand of fabulousness never gets old with me!
Without Further Ado I Present To You the Highlights;
Episode 1 “30 Days Without an Accident”
*Greg Nicotero commented on the Carol and Daryl first scene - “Just remember I liked you first” and “You gotta learn to live with the love” - by saying; “I love the chemistry between the two of them, they are great together..”
Now granted this isn’t exactly “new” news and a similar version of that sentiment has been uttered by a almost everyone BUT I still liked hearing Nicotero’s thoughtful take on the “thing” between Carol and Daryl because it highlighted his own emotional approach to creating and interpreting personal scenes between characters. The comment was said as an observational “fact”and not his personal opinion (like he did with his Alone “feeling”)
*This is the BIG ONE(I will revisit this in it’s own post) -
Scott Gimple said that he put a concentrated effort into making sure that the Carol and Daryl interactions in the premiere episode were highlighted and specifically meaningful because they were aware that they were going to be separated for much of the season.
The reason I consider this to be important is simply because it essentiallyconfirms that the relationship Carol and Daryl have is not just different from the ones they have with the others BUT was significant enough to need a strong acknowledgment from the get go so the audience doesn’t completely dismiss it and forget it’s importance to both of them.
It also implies that CARYL will come into play in the future and those scenes were the groundwork for what it’s to come later on.
*The comment about Norman Reedus’s contribution to the whole “finger-licking”part made me smile because it reminded me of the Season 3 Premiere “Seed” and Daryl licking his fingers clean before giving Carol a shoulder massage during the whole “Screw Around” scene on the bus.
Episode 8 - “Too Far Gone”
Scene - “Daryl finds out Rick banished Carol - reaction”
Seth Hoffman (writer):
“Darylcomes in and gives this whole speech about why he knows Carol is going to be a survivor and Norman came up to me and said look I like this speech, at some point in the series I would love to give this speech but this is not where this character’s head is at this point. So we cut the speech and he was completely right and the scene works great as it is.” “This was one of the scenes that the fans were looking forward to seeing. What was Daryl’s reaction going to be when Rick tells him he banished Carol.”
*Having seen the scene and read other Reedus statements the quote from the writer made actually makes sense - Daryl is a character that needs to process information which is why Norman wanted the scene open-ended. The conversation wasn’t finished and Darylwas too angry and taken aback to make any eloquent speeches - Carol was gone, Rick did it and Tyreese needed to be “handled”! Had the governor not attacked just then the speech might have been heard later on - Daryl was angry and that part was very clear! (this too will be revisited)
*The anticipation and fan enthusiasm about getting to this scene was plainly and bluntly acknowledged in the commentary - What is Daryl going to do? was HUGE! (Nod to CARYL)
Episode 14 “The Grove” - Andrew Lincoln Version
First I am going to let the quotes speak for themselves;
*Andrew Lincoln - “Can I just say I know I’m supposed to talk smack about Melissa but she is the single greatest actor I have ever worked with. Am I allowed to swear? She’s a fucking alien. She’s so good. Seriously, remember the first time doing a scene in S1 at the camp. she says two things to me. It was so real, so disarming and brilliant, I said to Jon Bernthal who the fuck is that? I’m so thrilled you’ve written this incredible journey for her. I think she’s one of the strongest. She’s one of our secret weapons on the show.”
Scott Gimple - “Not a secret anymore. I watched S1 from home and it was the same reaction. Who was that? From a character standpoint, the thing that is most exciting about her character is seeing characters change and for her to be here from where she started, it was a remarkable thing. “
*Scene - “Lizzie kills Mika and Carol talks her down into giving her the gun and going in the house with Tyreese. Once out of sight Carol breaks down to tears”
Scott Gimple: “The performance Melissa gives here is astounding.” Denise Hutg: “She’s Amazing!” Scott Gimple: “It’s one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen!” Andrew Lincoln: “She’s so amazing, man. So amazing.” (muffled - almost sounds like he’s holding back tears)
*About working with and writing for Melissa McBride;
Scott Gimple:“When you’re writing something for people. And you know they have super powers, it give you super powers to deliver them material that you know they can do. There’s a weird relationship to fanfiction. Fanfiction on the internet is always based on passion. It’s the same here, just a lot more expensive. Oh man, if I had a dream where I can write for Melissa Mcbride.”
***Now I can’t speak for him but personally I can’t see a guy whose dream is to write material for Melissa McBride killing that DREAM just to further something as unoriginal as man-pain or solve something as tacky as an offensive love triangle!
*About The Grove Episode (in summary)
Denise Huth: “It’s the whole story, the tragedy, the zombies and all of that. The ugliness of what you have to do then you have this scene of just utter grace and forgiveness between two human beings who only have each other left.”
Episode 14 “The Grove” - Melissa McBride and Chad Coleman Version
My favourite quote;
“I think you’re an acting teacher in disguise… You’re so incredibly intuitive and always passionate and always driven to go further. I never had to worry. All I had to do was look at you, babe.”
Chad Coleman speaking to Melissa McBride
*I think the undertone of that statement works for both Tyreese to Carol and Chad to Melissa
“When was the last time Carol had a hug?”
Melissa McBride on Tyreese hugging Carol
***The commentary itself was beautiful and surprisingly light-hearted and worth the listen for Melissa’s voice alone! ****This masterpiece will get its own post!
***I will be including some material from “Still” because there are those out there who use that particular episode to undermine the relationship between Carol and Daryl. I feel that there are a few things in the commentary that reinforce the platonic/familial bond between Daryl and Beth and confirm claims a lot of Carylers predicted and concluded prior to this release.
*Scene - “Drinking game and the confrontation-breakdown that follows”
Emily Kinney: “Beth hasn’t gotten to be much of a teenager since everything happened…lets do something kind of fun like play one of these games that I remember.”
Julius Ramsay (director)“She thinks she’s coaxing him into having fun but what she’s really doing is antagonizing him…” “…she doesn’t know that she shouldn’t confront him about something which is part of the reason I think she does it…”
Many analysis posts have been done on this scene (mine is here) and the director basically confirmswhat almost every Caryler suspected in the first place - Beth has no clue who Daryl is, how to approach him or how to talk to him AND ultimately she is still very YOUNG in her ways and her attitude.
The writers went out of their way to portray Beth as a sheltered, vulnerable “teenager” which is confirmed by Emily Kinneyherself and the director says outright with no ambiguity that Beth was antagonizing him, pushing his buttons and initiating games for FUN without even an inkling of understanding of what kind of PAIN is brewing inside Daryl. The commentary indicates that this wasn’t some BIG masterful plan by Beth to heal Daryl’s emotional wounds and help him- she was trying to distract both of them from reality by coaxing some fun and because she doesn’t know Daryl, they have no history together, she doesn’t know that this is exactly what she shouldn’t be doing.
*On a side note - the mere fact that Emily Kinney refereed to Beth AGAIN as a TEENAGER makes this whole shipping contemplation with Daryl just…err…uncomfortable!
I will be honest - a CARYL deleted scene would have been amazing BUT Carylers were given some extra hopeful reassurance about Season 5, Melissa and Carol were clearly celebrated and some of our suspicions and gripes were vindicated!
*My favorite part was Scott Gimple giving Carol and Daryl extra time in Episode 1 because he knew they wouldn’t get it later on - that to me speaks volumes about what this show-runner deems to be important!
CARYL On My Lovelies - There is Hope…so much HOPE!
To be frank, Gotham isn't that amazing of a show that Bruno Heller and TPTB can actually afford to let go of Monaghan as the Joker. They obviously wrote his story beforehand but (as the article suggests) were not prepared for Cam's performance to be so popular. So if they want more viewers, they simply have to bring him back. Politics of television and all that. And Cameron has said in an interview that he will only come back if the story was right so it's not just Bruno Heller's decision.
Their ratings did go up after Cameron jumped on board, that’s for sure. I do find it really hard to believe, that nobody working for the show, saw this coming. Was nobody paying attention? How did nobody notice the magic that Cam brought to the character? Nobody ever stopped and said “ya know what guys? This guy is really great. He’s all the greatest Jokers rolled into one. The laugh, the facial expressions, the charisma, the ability to change from creepy to silly on a dime. He nailed Nicholson’s Joker when he walked into Essen’s office and the smoke bombs and gunfire erupted. He nailed Ledgers Joker, when he talked into the camera with his ” wake up" speech, and he totally nailed Romero’s Joker during the getaway after the bus scene. Maybe we shouldn’t kill him off after all.“ How did none of these so called "professionals” not see this? Did they really think they could do better? Do they have an Oscar winner lined up to play Joker that we don’t know about? Fools. Every single one of them. Let’s hope they get it right the second time around and Cam jumps back on board. No bullshit this time, Heller. No red herrings. We’ve had our fill, thank you.