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The Signs as 2004 Films
  • Aries: Shrek 2
  • Taurus: A Cinderella Story
  • Gemini: Spider-Man 2
  • Cancer: Shark Tale
  • Leo: 13 Going on 30
  • Virgo: The Incredibles
  • Libra: Ella Enchanted
  • Scorpio: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Sagittarius: Anchorman
  • Capricorn: The Notebook
  • Aquarius: Saw
  • Pisces: Mean Girls
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camisado // panic! at the disco

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i can never really it trust when someone that good-looking is into me. do you know what i mean? i just don’t get it. like, if they’re mediocre-looking, i can sort of appreciate why their standards are so low. when they’re that pretty, i’m just like, what are you hiding? you know?

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i love baby rotten and i can’t believe i haven’t drawn her yet. i imagine her social skills are pretty much on par with azula’s

feat. stephanie in a tuxedo because yes

Meta Monday: Lucifer Edition

So inspired by this post, and also a recent fic I read, I’d like to do a post on how Lucifer does and doesn’t use names.

To quote from the above linked fic:

“You’re weird about names, you know.”

“I am?” Their voices had become low murmurs. Chloe wondered how far away dawn was.

“You are. Even now, you hardly ever call me by my name. It took you months to sometimes use Dan’s name and even then you’re the only one to call him Daniel. Most of the time you use Linda’s title and you say Ms Lopez instead of Ella like everyone else does. And Trixie… I think I’ve heard you use Beatrice once or twice? Even with Amenadiel…”

She could feel his thumb gently going back and forth on her skin. “What else should I do? You humans… you use names so carelessly. You mangle them, you forget their meaning, you…” He sighed before raising their joined hands and kissing the inside of her wrist.

- More Than Waves and Particles, by @titconao3

It’s an age-old adage that names have meaning, and yet I hadn’t noticed it in the context of Lucifer until recently. So let’s look at the meanings of names in Lucifer. 

Chloe Decker

Chloe: From Greek “Khloe” which was used to represent Demeter, the fertility goddess, and mother of Persephone (*wink wink*). The name means “blooming” or “new green shoot.” 

Decker: meaning ceiling, shelter, or blanket.

Her name literally means ‘natural protector’ and also connects her to the myth of Persephone. 

I do think Lucifer not using Chloe’s name is more of an emotional distance thing than anything else (he doesn’t even use it when they’re kissing, as shown above). As stated in the post, he hasn’t used her name to her face since the pilot episode, and most of the time when he uses it to others he’s in tears or otherwise emotionally compromised. 

Daniel Espinoza

Daniel: From Hebrew, meaning “God is my judge.” The name references the story of Daniel in the lion’s den: Daniel is a young Jewish prophet living in captivity in Babylon. Jealous rivals spread lies about him to the King, and he’s thrown in the lion pit to die, but an angel saves him because of his faith. 

Espinoza:  From Spanish espinoso meaning “thorny.” A thorn in Lucifer’s side, perhaps? Also potentially the crown of thorns Jesus wore.

Given the meaning of Dan’s name, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Lucifer hesitates to use it, quite aside from the whole “douche” thing. Why the change occurs is also fairly straightforward: Dan proves himself to Lucifer while they’re going after the formula for Chloe’s poison and earns his grudging respect.

Linda Martin

Linda: Spanish and Portuguese for “beautiful” and also derives from a Germanic element linde meaning “soft, tender”.  

Martin: derived from the Latin name Martinus, referring to Mars, the god of war.

So this one is a little disappointing. “Gentle/beautiful war”? I suppose it could be referring to the way she is both kind and firm in the way she interacts with her patients. 

In my opinion, Lucifer’s choice to use her title is a form of professional respect: she is a doctor, his doctor, and he refers to her as such - her function, if you will. (The way angels are referred to?) Likewise with Chloe and detective. 

Ella Lopez

Ella: Ella means “goddess” in modern Hebrew. 

Lopez: originally a patronymic, meaning “Son of Lope” or “son of the Wolf” in Spanish. 

I admit I got nothing for this one, aside from it being mildly interesting that she was introduced at the same time as Goddess, and a potential connection to wolf legends, like the wolf in sheep’s clothing and the big bad wolf. 

I think Lucifer not using her name and instead calling her “Miss Lopez” is just a formality thing: they’re work colleagues, and he doesn’t do first names in any case.

Mazikeen

In Jewish mythology, Mazikeen are invisible demons which create minor annoyances or greater dangers. Sorry, Maze! :(

Beatrice (Trixie) Espinoza

Beatrice: comes originally from Latin beatrix meaning “she who makes happy”. 

This is where things get interesting. I’m not sure if the debate surrounding Trixie’s last name has been settled yet but given that both have been addressed above I’m not too concerned about it.

What is significant is the reference inherent in the name especially when it comes to Lucifer, because in Dante’s Inferno, the woman Beatrice Portinari is one of Dante’s guides to the underworld. She takes over from Virgil, as Virgil, being a pagan, cannot enter Paradise. In the poem, Beatrice is the incarnation of beatific love. 

I think the implications here should be obvious: Trixie loves everyone without restraint and everyone in turn falls in love with her (Maze being a prime example). The connection to Dante’s Inferno is just icing on the cake. I doubt Lucifer could be ignorant of the connection either, even if his choice to call her “spawn” or “small human” is likely more indicative of celestial beings being unfamiliar with the concept of childhood. Lucifer’s aversion to Trixie, as I see it, is a combination of that and just a true fear of the unknown: children don’t show up in Hell and her exuberant affection is something he has no point of reference for. 

And finally…

Lucifer Morningstar

Lucifer: originally a Latin word meaning “the morning star, Venus” or as an adjective, ‘light-bringer’. 

Morningstar: the planet Venus. 

So, yes, in a very literal sense Lucifer has named himself ‘Morning Star Morningstar’, but more significantly, the name comes from Isaiah 14:12 - “How you are fallen from Heaven, O star of the morning!” which in certain interpretations is a reference to the Devil.

You’ll note I said ‘certain interpretations.’ I’ll write a second part to this post unpacking all of Lucifer’s various names, as it’s far too much to go into here, but let’s just say for now that Lucifer wasn’t always understood as referring to the Devil and that makes his choice of the name very, very interesting indeed. On a more superficial level, however, I feel like it represents his rejection of Hell and a cheeky reference to the light that he’s supposed to be the opposite of and that he once represented.


I love names and name meanings and it’s been a lot of fun to research this! I’ll write a follow up post (maybe for next week?) delving into the mythology surrounding Lucifer/Samael and how the show uses it, because there’s some really interesting stuff there. If you got all the way to the end, thanks for reading! This has just really been me rambling about my weird interests so I hope it was informative/enjoyable for you! 

(Edit: Here’s Part Two!)

ah i have such a massive musical crush on salvador. his voice is so fucking pure and timeless and he’s such a darling i just want to give him a cuddle and i could listen to him sing for hours and hours. swoon*

Lunch (Jeff Atkins)

Requested: yes (my first request yay!) 

Words: 2541

Request: nishattazz: Hey here’s an idea! Anyways, I LOVE Jeff and I hope they explore his character if they do season 2. ANYWAYS! I want an imagine where y/n is a friend of Hannah’s like how Jeff is to clay. And basically Jeff and y/n have always liked each other and they kind of know that they have feelings for each other, but y/n always put a had front up and likes to play hard to get. So an example would be that Hannah and y/n are eating lunch and they see clay and Jeff on another table. Y/n is pushing Hannah, but she won’t do it and Hannah turns it around and y/n is like meh! And then c&j come over and ask what they’re talking about. Y/n blatantly say ‘you’ to clay and starts eating normally. And then Jeff put his hand around y/n and her eyes widen at Hannah, she pulls his hand down and he does it again. This time he pulls her into her, and she’s trying to still play hard. A lot of funny and flirty moments, maybe like he intimidates her and walks her into the lockers until he gets a date, complimenting her etc. And like he snakes his hands around her waist and leans his head on her should from behind.

Hi guys! So this is my first imagine and I hope everyone will like it especially the one who requested it!
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Ella

Hey, it’s Ella, Ella Montoya. Don’t worry nothing bad happened. I’m just going to tell you the story of how I fell in love. So lean back and grab a snack and let me tell you how this all began.

Liberty High, Senior Year

“Ella! Hey!” Hannah called, running after the blonde
“Hannah Baker, to what do I owe the pleasure?” Ella grinned
“Well, I need help in Spanish and Ms. Gomez suggested you for tutoring?” Hannah said nervously, eyes locked on the ground
“Yeah sure! Meet me at the library after school?” Ella said happily, but when is Ella not happy? That is one of the many reasons why people enjoyed talking to her, she has never greeted anyone without a smile.
“Okay thanks!” Hannah said
“No problem” Ella grinned

But for me, Hannah Baker helped me more than I helped her.

After School

“So, what does el pan mean?” Ella asked, tucking her hair behind her ear

“Um, A cup?” Hannah said, but more like asked
“No but it means bread” Ella giggled
“Oh my gosh. I’m sorry. This is what I meant when I said I needed help” Hannah said
“Don’t worry, It’s okay. You’re not the first person to have trouble” She assured the curly headed girl
“Thanks for doing this” Hannah said gratefully
“No problem! So I think I know why you’re having trouble” Ella smirked
“Really? Why?” Hannah asked
“Well for starters, you keep glancing at Clay Jensen. Tell me do you like him?” Ella said
“Yes. No. Wait. I think?” Hannah said, looking at Ella who just raised an eyebrow
“Ugh yes!” Hannah finally concluded
“Yay! I definitely have to get you two together!” Ella squealed
“How about you and me head down to Monet’s and get together there, bonita” A voice said, Ella turned around and there he was, Jeff Atkins, star baseball player of Liberty High and behind him was Clay Jensen, who kept glancing between the floor and Hannah, who was also glancing at Clay.
“Hi Jeff” Ella said bluntly
“C'mon I like you, you like me! Why are you making this hard?” Jeff pestered
“Not everything is supposed to be easy, Jeff. C'mon Hannah, let’s go. I’ll give you a lift home. Bye Clay” she smirked at the two oblivious lovebirds.
“Thanks. Bye Jeff, bye Helmet” Hannah said, waving to the two boys
“Bye” Clay said, waving back
“Bye Hannah. I’ll see you tomorrow, hermosa!” Jeff shouted, earning him a ‘shh’ from multiple students.

In Ella’s Car

“So?” Hannah grinned, smiling a smile that that was bigger than the Cheshire Cat’s

“What?” Ella asked

“What’s between you and Jeff?” Hannah grinned even more if that was possible

“Nothing” Ella smiled

“Oh yeah sure! That smile means nothing” Hannah scoffed

“Okay let me tell you, Jeff made it clear that he likes me and sometime between his confession and now, I also made it clear that I like him back” Ella explained, pulling out of where her car was parked

“Then why are’t you two together?” Hannah questioned

“Because! What if I’m nothing but a conquest for him? How do I know that he’s not part of some group that sleeps with girls and keeps score in some sort of secret play book?” Ella exclaimed, keeping most of her focus on the road in front of her and the other on Hannah talking

“Okay you have to stop watching Riverdale and you need to listen to me, Jeff is literally the nicest jock at Liberty High and it looked like he really likes you and I think you should give him a chance” Hannah smirked

“But what if he-” Ella got cut off by Hannah shushing her

“No buts!”

“Okay” Ella sighed

“How about this? If I get at least a B in a Spanish test then you have to give Jeff a chance” Hannah negotiated

“Okay. If you don’t then you- you have to tell Clay that you like him” Ella said

“Excuse me?”

“Oh sorry correction, you don’t like him-” Ella started

“Yes” Hannah sighed

“You looooove him!” Ella continued laughing

“What? No! I don’t- Shut up!” Hannah blushed, making her cheeks pinker than what a blush powder can do

“Awhh! Hannah Baker’s blushing, Hannah Baker’s blushing” Ella sang, laughing afterwards

The next day

“Hey Ella!” Hannah called

“Hannah Baker! What do you got for me?” Ella smiled

“Well I’m doing a test later in Spanish” Hannah revealed

“Won’t that test determine if you need a tutor or not?” She asked

“Yeah but tutor or not, I still want you to be my friend” Hannah grinned

“Awh thanks Hannah Banana! Eat with me later at lunch!” Ella squealed

“Yeah sure!” Hannah giggled and there they were chatting about things when Ella heard that voice that instantly made her day

“Hey bonita!” He called

“Ugh Jeff” Ella groaned, pretending to not be fazed by his presence

“Bye, Ella” Hannah winked, walking away to her classroom

“Let me walk you to class” Jeff offered

“Thanks but no thanks. I’m capable of walking to class on my own and don’t you have class in the other building?” Ella declined

“So you know my schedule?” Jeff grinned, outside he was happy but inside he was jumping up and down out of happiness

“Yeah” Ella said

“May I ask why?” Jeff asked curiously

“So I know what classes to steer clear of” Ella smirked

“That hurt me, hermosa. You should know that” Jeff faked groaned, his hand holding the chest part above his heart but Ella just smiled at him and walked away.

As she walked away, Jeff watched her with a smile on his face that always appeared whenever she was around before walking away.

At Lunch

Ella and Hannah walked over to a vacant table, carrying their trays and sat down.

“So? How did you do on the test?” Ella asked then taking a bite from her fruit salad

“I don’t know but I think I failed it” Hannah said, pushing her food around with her fork

“Be positive. You probably did good” Ella encouraged

“Thanks. And good enough to get a B, so you can finally give Jeff a chance?” Hannah said, suddenly having her big grin

“Nah you probably failed” Ella joked then taking another bite from her salad

“Okay ouch!” Hannah laughed, throwing a fry at her

“Hannah, Clay hasn’t taken his eyes off of you since we sat down. Look C or not, you have to tell the poor guy that you like him back!” Ella exclaimed

“I can’t!” Hannah said

“Why not?” Ella asked

“I don’t know why!” Hannah said

“Just tell him and- Jeff and Clay are on their way here” Ella said shocked

“Hey girls, what are you talking about?” Jeff asked, taking a seat next to Ella

“We are talking about Clay” Ella said bluntly

“Me?” Clay asked, sliding into the seat next to Hannah

“Yes Clay, you” Ella said

They continued talking, but not about Clay anymore obviously the poor boy would probably be tomato red if that conversation continued on. So as they were chatting and eating, Jeff did the oldest trick in the book,  The old yawn-then-arm-over-shoulder trick on Ella.

“Okay Jeff, we are at the cafeteria, not at a cinema in the Crestmont” Ella said pushing his arm off her shoulders

“Then let’s go to the Crestmont, after school and catch a movie?” Jeff offered

“Jeff, for the hundredth time-” Ella started

“Ella! Can I tell you something for minute?” Hannah cut in

“Sure, We’ll be right back boys” Ella said following Hannah to the side where they were out of earshot

“You have to give him a chance!” Hannah said

“Okay” Ella said

“Wow that was easy. Okay let’s go and-” Hannah said before getting cut off

“I just wanna see the B on your Spanish test paper” Ella said, tapping her foot

“Okay” Hannah shrugged, pulling out a folded paper from her pocket

“Hannah?” Ella rolled her eyes at the sight of the contents of the paper

“Yeah?” Hannah sheepishly said

“This is a B” Ella said slowly

“Yup” was all Hannah said

“From your old school!” Ella exclaimed

“Well you never said the recent test paper” Hannah shrugged

“I- ugh Hannah Baker, you are one sneaky mujer” Ella groaned

“What does that mean?” Hannah blinked

“Look it up” Ella simply said, returning to the table and taking her seat next to Jeff

“Jeff?” Ella started nervously

“Yeah?”

“Yes” Ella said quickly

“What?” Jeff said clear shock on his face

“Yes” Ella repeated

“What?” Jeff said again still shocked

“Yes! I’m saying yes to-” Ella laughed

“I know! But you finally said yes!” Jeff exclaimed happily, standing up

“Jeff, calm down!” Ella laughed

“The girl of my dreams finally said yes! Woohoo!” Jeff pumping his fist in the air

“Before Jeff starts jumping from table to table Clay, Hannah likes you” Ella revealed and both Clay and Hannah was blushing from the revelation

“Ella!” Hannah said blushing

“Bye! Love you Hannah Banana!” Ella sang, standing up and running to Jeff, who was standing next to Justin’s group’s table and pestering Zach

“Jeff! Leave poor Zach alone!” Ella scolded and he ran off happily again

“Sorry about him” Ella apologized to Zach

“Don’t worry about it. Congratulations” Zach smiled at the blonde

“Thanks” Ella said then went to Jeff to calm him down

“Jeff! Calm down!” Ella laughed, giving him a kiss on the cheek which made him stop immediately

“Okay, bonita” Jeff grinned

“Now Crestmont, after school?” Ella smiled back

“That’s the plan” Jeff said kissing her on the forehead

“ELLA MONTOYA! YOU’RE DEAD!” The couple broke apart at the sudden words of Hannah Baker

“See ya!” Ella grinned kissing Jeff on the cheek before running away from Hannah

“Bye” Jeff chuckled

He was happy that he finally got the girl of his dreams.

Now let’s go back to Ella and Hannah and see how’s their chase is going.

“THIS IS FOR TELLING CLAY!”

“NO HANNAH! DON’T!”

Or maybe we shouldn’t…

After Classes

Ella was putting some of her stuff in her locker, humming to herself when she felt arms wrapping around her waist and by the sudden warm feeling that grew in her she knew who it was.

“Hey, cariñoa” Jeff said placing his chin on her shoulder

“Hi” Ella giggled turning around to place a kiss on his cheek

“Are you ready?”

“Sure! Oh wait! Hannah!”

“She told me to tell you that she’s working today” Jeff said

“Okay then let’s go!” Ella smiled closing her locker and pulling Jeff by the hand to the school doors

At The Crestmont

The couple were walking towards the ticket booth when they heard a voice that they never expected to hear.

“Hey!” Hannah grinned from inside the ticket booth

“Oh hey, it’s Hannah!” Ella grinned

“Hey, Hannah” Jeff greeted her

“You work here?” Ella asked

“Yeah. it’s good money” Hannah chuckled

“Here you go” Hannah said giving them two tickets

“How much?” Jeff asked reaching into his pocket for his wallet

“On the house! What’s the use of having a friend that works at the movies if you can’t get in for free” Hannah whispered

“Thanks! Monet’s on Sunday?” Ella asked

“Sure! Now go! You might miss the movie!” Hannah laughed

Jeff and Ella were walking and laughing at each other’s jokes when again they were surprised at someone who they never expected to be there

“Clay!” Ella called walking over to the concession stand where Clay was the cashier

“Hey” Clay greeted the couple

“Hey, man” Jeff said doing a some sort of guy handshake with Clay

“You work here?” Jeff asked

“Yes! It’s good money here” Clay answered

“And the girl he likes works up front” Ella smirked

“Dude, she’s right. When are you going to ask her out? I mean you know she likes you.” Jeff asked, Ella nodding in agreement

“Soon? I don’t know! Now go to your movie! You might-”

“Miss our movie? Yeah we know” Ella laughed

“Good! Now here’s two complimentary drinks and jumbo popcorn” Clay said giving them the said items

“Wow, Clay and Hannah working here just saved you 20 dollars” Ella realized

“Even if they didn’t work here I’ll get anything for you"Jeff sweetly said

So the couple walked to the cinema and went to their seats

“So, tell me what is the movie about?” Ella whispered leaning close to Jeff

“I don’t know” Jeff whispered back

“Who’s the lead in the movie?” Ella whispered again

“I don’t know” Jeff whispered back

“Do you know anything about the movie?” Ella laughed

“No” Jeff laughed

After the movie

“So? How was our date? Tell me, do you want to marry me now?” Jeff asked jokingly

“The date was perfect and maybe or maybe not. Let’s see how this relationship goes” Ella chuckled

“I’m in a relationship? I thought I was in a dream” Jeff said smoothly

“Smooth, Atkins, smooth” Ella laughs as they got into the car

Ella’s street

“Park here. my house is like three blocks away and I don’t wanna disturb my parents and brother with the headlights” Ella said, so Jeff parked at the side

“Walk me to my house?” Ella asked

Jeff nodded and turned off the engine, taking off his seat belt and Ella doing the same. They both got out of the car and started walking to Ella’s house

“Tell me, why wouldn’t you say yes to me when we both found out that we liked each other and I asked you out?” Jeff asked while they were walking and holding hands

“Honestly? I was scared that I was just something you do and dump when you’re done” Ella answered nervously

“I’ll die before that happens, cariñoa” Jeff promised

Before they knew it they were in front of Ella’s front door and Jeff’s eyes flickered to her eyes then to her lips then he started to lean in and Ella doing the same then their lips collided against each other and Jeff felt Ella smile into kiss and sparks flew but like the night, the moment had to end and so when they pulled away they both blushed and promised to call the other back. Ella took her keys out and opened the door and gave Jeff a peck on the lips before bidding him goodnight and closing the door. Behind the door Ella smiled and touched her lips still feeling the sparks from the kiss and outside the door there stood Jeff who also touched his lips an feeling the same and started walking to his car. The memory of the kiss replaying inside his head.

The Next Day

At Ella’s house

Ella laid in the living room, reading a book though she couldn’t focus on it as she remembered the events of last night when the doorbell rang. She stood up and answered it.

“Hey, hermosa ” There stood Jeff with a bouquet of pink roses and a smile

“Hey! aw thank you! What are you doing here?” Ella said pecking him on the lips when he handed her the roses

“We are going on an adventure!” Jeff announced

“Really? Where!” Ella asked excited

“Calm down hermosa, it’s a secret” Jeff laughed and Ella laughed back and just looked at Jeff mentally thanking Hannah for convincing her to say yes to Jeff.

“Well? let’s go! We have a long journey ahead of us!” Jeff said, grabbing her hand and pulling a smiling Ella to his awaiting car to start their adventure.

THE END

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YAY my first imagine! I hope ya’ll liked it and if you want to see more like this just request! I’ve got 2 Jeff imagines and 1 Clay imagine coming in the days to come! Hope you guys loved it!

Oh my god, it’s only just hitting me in book 20 how young most of Jacuzzi’s gang is. Usually we only focus on the older folks - Jacuzzi, Nice, Nick, Donny, Jack, Jon, Fang, and Chane once she joins. The ones that are maybe 17 at the earliest point in the series, all of them easily over 20 by ‘35. They get the screen time, they get the development, they get the lines, and rarely the other kids get filler chatter in the background.

But it’s just hitting me that they’re the only adults in this gang of up to 50 people. In this scene Jacuzzi is basically trying to wrangle grade schoolers. There’s this sobering illustration where (currently-17ish) Jacuzzi is by far the tallest and oldest person in the shot. There’s the kid (maybe 14 tops?) acting all old and in-charge because he Got Orders From Jacuzzi. And his group that he’s in charge of has 22-25 people, and it seems like all of them are the same age or younger!

I think we’d spent so much time with the Adult Characters that I’d kind of forgotten that Jacuzzi isn’t quite the “kid” that all of them make him out to be. He’s the one keeping all these actual kids marginally safer than they’d be if they were fending for themselves on the streets.