SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It’s only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here’s why.
1. The SeaWorld brand is now tarnished, at best. Toxic? Likely. The brand represents the torture of whales for an increasing population of concerned citizens. If you love whales (and who doesn’t), you don’t like SeaWorld.
2. Wall Street has turned on SeaWorld. The stock is down over the last year by 45% and $1.6 billion in market cap has evaporated. You can sometimes fight City Hall, but it’s nearly impossible to fight Wall Street. And Wall Street is done with SeaWorld.
Things we forget about Voyage of the Dawn Treader- book
-Caspian wasn’t allowed to go to the beach bordering Aslan’s country- he had to sail home with his crew.
-that golden lion head mounted on the cabin on the Dawn Treader? Yeah, it somehow morphed into Aslan’s face and spoke to Caspian when he was being… Not so kind or mature.
-Caspian was quite upset and shaken when Aslan was upset with him. Even though Aslan was only “a bit stern at first”, Caspian was beside himself
-the water leading to Aslan’s country is actually strengthening and makes it so you can see in the brighter sunlight and aren’t hungry anymore (the soundtrack has a track called “sweet water” which kind of pays homage to that)
-Trumpkin was Regent while Caspian was away and Caspian wanted to leave Narnia in his rule
-The Magician is actually a retired (punished) star (who is actually quite fond of Aslan)
-Lucy grows astronomically in character in this story (faith in Aslan, kindness to Eustace, courage and ability in battle)
-As does Eustace (we see this in the movie, but even more in the book. He brings food to the ship and gives rides as a dragon, and is the first to attack the sea monster in a surge of courage)
-Reepicheep gets extremely offended when anyone refers to Lucy as anything other than a queen
-Eustace had relapses into his old, annoying self (but, as Lewis puts it, “the cure had begun”)
-Aslan appears to the children at the end as a lamb momentarily
-there are Sea Peoples near the End of the World that Lucy saw- and she sees a shepherdess sea girl who she kind of befriends with a passing glance
-The only reason Edmund and Caspian stop fighting each other, and Lucy stops insulting them, is that they all catch sight of Aslan, and all of their terrible thoughts just dissipate
-Lucy is tempted by not only the beautifying spell, but also by one which allows her to see what her friends really think of her- and in the movie, it is the latter that she actually goes through with
-There is no Mist- although I can see why the idea of the Mist was added. VOTDT is very much a series of small adventures rather than one big one- unless, of course, you count the journey to Aslan’s Country as the main voyage (as I do). There are many mini adventures- the slave market, the golden lake, the Magician’s house, etc- which all get resolved in about a chapter, and the Mist was probably added to tie things together for theatrical purposes.
-Lucy sees Aslan at the Magician’s house. It’s such a beautiful scene- if I could change one thing about the Voyage movie, it would be to add in this scene
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I just finished the chapter where Dany eats the horse heart while pregnant and I realised that it was not her unborn child but Dany herself who the Dosh Khaleen saw in her vision as the Stallion who mounts the world.
“As swift as the wind he rides, and behind him his khalasar covers the earth…Fierce as a storm this prince will be. (Daenerys Stormborn)…His enemies will tremble before him…and the milk men in stone tents will fear fear his name.” (I believe these are the people of Westeros). And she even braided her hair like a Dothraki for this battle.
I didn’t know this until now but the Dothraki believed that a day would come when all clans would gather in Vaes Dothrak and will be united into a single clan. “The stallion is the khal of khals promised in ancient prophesy, child. He will unite the Dothraki into a single khalasar and ride to the ends of the earth.” I wonder if this is why in the show, Dany made a display of strength by walking out as the unburnt from the temple of Dosh Khaleen as she knew they had all gathered in Vaes Dothrak, their prophesy of being united one day & the fact that dothraki follow strength above all - what is stronger than walking out of fire without a being burnt?
No wonder they agreed to follow her beyond the narrow sea, which they believed to be the end of the world. I wonder if it happened because it was prophesied or if Dany used the prophesy to her own advantage. But it’s so cool to realise that she’s the
Stallion who mounts the world! That’s a good title, I like it more than ‘Khalessi of the great Grass Sea’
“Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and the revered and the right, right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched…
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh, this means no fear cavalier. Renegade steer clear! A tournament, tournament, a tournament of lies. You offer me solutions, and you offer me alternatives, and I decline!
It’s the end of the world as we know it It’s the end of the world as we know it It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine”
- from "It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)“ by Great Big Sea [listen] (originally by R.E.M.)
oops I made another Les Mis/Great Big Sea crossover
Fins and Needles: Alexander Hamilton X John Laurens
Word Count: 5394
Summary: Alexander Hamilton, starring as the Little Mermaid.
Warnings: Mentions of blood
The Little Mermaid: Alexander Hamilton
The Prince: John Laurens
The Sea-King: George Washington
The Mermaid Sisters: Marquis de Lafayette ; Hercules Mulligan ; Angelica Schuyler ; Eliza Schuyler
The Sea-Witch: Peggy Schuyler
Once upon a time, the waters of all the oceans glimmered as blue as the sky, and these waters were so deep that no man nor creature could swim to the bottom; and the pillars of all the buildings in the world, all upright and joined together at each end, would only graze the surface of what dwelled in the deepest parts of the ocean. Beyond these steeples would dwell the giant whales and fish bigger than any mortal has caught; deeper still one would find the sea-monsters of your deepest nightmares, the ones in the stories told by nannies to keep children away from the water; and in the deepest part of the ocean, where the water ends and the sand begins, dwelled the kingdom of the Sea-King.
a/n: so this took about two hours just to edit and it was edited while i am in the middle of a really bad headache so uh it may have a few mistakes and i mean it’s two am rn so i mean there is probably at least one mistake
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: swearing, unfaithful partners
“Alex, are you home?” I asked, my voice breaking as I let my bag fall to the ground. My brother didn’t appear but a man who I was familiar with did. Aaron Burr watched me with a concerned expression and he rushed over to me.
“What happened?” He asked me, a panicked tone in his voice.
“My ex-boyfriend.” I managed to say before breaking down into more crying. We just stood there like that for a little bit, as he didn’t push me for any other information. When I had calmed down a bit, I started to talk.
“He hadn’t been answering my calls for several days and so I was concerned about how he was and what not. So I… I went over to his apartment. I had a spare key, so I could just come in whenever and I called out for him. He came down shirtless and I hugged him but he smelled like perfume- woman’s perfume and so I… I went upstairs and…” I started before having to stop, unable to say it out loud. He cautiously closed the gap between us, hugging me tightly.
I hugged him back and I felt him relax. “I came to Alex because I knew he would try and cheer me up. Why are you here, anyway?”
“Alex told me to let myself in because we were going to go over some information for a case tomorrow but he had to do something with Eliza first.”
“I can leave if-”
“Nonsense. If Alexander is doing something for his girlfriend, then I want to do something for you.” He insisted.
“You don’t have to Aaron.” I said,
“I know. You can be so stubborn like your brother. I want to.”
“You’re doing enough just by being here for me, y'know? I really just need someone to hug and tell me that it’s not the end of the world and that there is other fish in the sea and all that crap.”
“But it doesn’t work?”
“Not really.” I said, glad that he couldn’t see my face because I was tearing up again. “But sometimes if you believe it enough it becomes a truth.”
“But that doesn’t make he fact that he cheated on you hurt any less.” Burr said and I closed my eyes.
“Fuck you. He didn’t move two spaces forward in Monopoly or something. He went and broke our lives.” I retorted, pulling myself away from his hug. He looked at me, his eyes wide and he took a deep breath.
“I know that wasn’t meant for you specifically… I just hate that word because he didn’t cheat on me. He didn’t move two spaces ahead of me while I wasn’t looking. He ruined our relationship, betrayed my trust and broke my heart. That’s what he did.”
“If there is anything I can do…”
“I’m just… tired. I’m gonna go take a nap on the couch or something but thank you Aaron. I appreciate it.” I told him and I headed towards Alex’s couch and I collapsed on it, exhausted.
I woke up to my brothers voice and Aaron discussing something as quietly as possible.
“So her boyfriend cheated on her? I’m gonna murder-” Alex started and Aaron shushed him.
“Alex, no. For the fifth time in this conversation, murder isn’t legal. And your sister is going to murder you before you can do that because he didn’t cheat on her. He went behind her back, betrayed her trust and slept with someone else.”
“Alex yes! He broke my sisters heart!” Alex yelled. He paused for a second and I could feel him looking at me. “What do I do, Burr? Because she came here for a reason but I don’t know how to make her feel better.” Alex told him.
“She came to you Alex. She was looking for you, I would say that you just need to be yourself.” Aaron said. Alexander laughed.
“That’s a first.” He remarked. I yawned and I felt both of their eyes on me. I opened my eyes and I saw Alex standing in front of me and he smiled. “Hey Y/N, how are you feeling?” He asked me softly and I offered him a weak smile.
“No you aren’t.” He said softly and I sat up. He helped me stand up and he hugged me tightly and I felt my body grow weaker.
“I’m okay.” I tried saying but the break in my voice made it mean nothing. He shook his head and he just kept hugging me.
“What can I do to make it better?” He asked, seemingly desperate.
“Talk. Do what you do.” I told them and they exchanged glances.
“Well I saw Jefferson and-”
“Please tell me you didn’t have another arguement.” Burr sighed
and Alex glared at him.
“I am a very responsible-”
“Alexander.” Burr said and Alex sighed.
“He was asking for it!”
“Okay fine! Burr how was your day?” Alex asked.
“Great, I waited for you Alexander because you said to meet you at eight am.” Burr said incredulously.
“My girlfriend needed me.”
“Your sister needed you as well.”
“Well you were there and you seem to love her just as much-”
“What?” I asked, taking in a deep breath.
Alex looked at Burr and realized his mistake. “Fuck.”
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the list! If you don’t see your songs on here, it’s probably because Spotify didn’t have them.
I Found - Amber Run
Sunflowers - Courteeners
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Lumberjack Song - Monty Python
Age of Aquarius - Hair
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Closer to Fine - The Indigo Girls
Five Years - David Bowie
Big Man - Boy and Bear
You Are My Sunshine - Johnny Cash
99 Miles From LA - Art Garfunkel
Baby, Now That I Found You- Alison Krauss
Ends of Earth - Lord Huron
Bigmouth Strikes Again- The Smiths
Photosynthesis- Frank Turner
Sometimes (I wish)-City and Colour
End of the World- Great Big Sea
Glory and Gore - Lorde
Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - (disco version)- Meco
Refried Beans - A.L.T. & Lost Civilization
If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
Big Yellow Taxi - Jodi Mitchell
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
History Maker - Dean Fujioka
Cradled In Love - Poets Of The Fall
A-Yo by SHINee
Big City - Merle Haggard
Highwayman - the Highwaymen
Mountain Sound- Of Monsters and Men
Hymn - Kesha
Say it Ain’t So - Weezer
Boot Scootin Boogie - Brooks and Dunn
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Make America Great Again - Pussy Riot
The Treehouse Song - Ane Brun
Early Days- Old Man Luedecke
Everyday is like Sunday - Morissey
Direwolf - The Grateful Dead
Bard’s Song - Blind Guardian
Names of over five hundred captive Orcas and other Dolphins, only five hundred of the 2,000 names I collected.. Two thousand animals suffering because of humans.. An orca can swim up to one hundred miles a day in the wild, in the average tank they would have to swim 1,208 laps each day to reach that equivalent. Not only are the tanks small but they’re over crowded with stressed, bored, scared, and depressed animals which only leads to violence and injuries to themselves and the people they work with. These animals are so much smarter than most people can even comprehend, they deserve better, say no to sea world and other marine parks promoting this slavery