fishing with guns

a long list of my fave lightning thief musical moments
  • before the play started they had fog in the air and the sound of thunder and crows playing over the speakers, it was so spooky, i walked into the theater and immediately fell in love (also they were selling orange chb t-shirts at the merch table!)
  • you’ve probably already seen pics of the set design but ancient greek columns sprayed w graffiti and covered in nyc scaffolding is the Ultimate PJO Aesthetic
  • sally calling percy “baby” :’) carrie compere’s sally was so good overall i loved her so much
  • mr. d’s song was so funny, george salazar really nailed him
  • luke going past percy while sword training and stopping to watch him go by when they met eyes uhhh…..
  • percy and grover’s hug when they see each other again, percy just ran to him and held him so tight i love them
  • luke annabeth and grover sitting together and joking in the background!! there were a lot of little interactions between characters when the focus wasnt on them that were so cute <3
  • percy making lightsaber noises with his sword when he first gets it before capture the flag
  • silena hyping clarisse up during “put you in your place”
  • grover crying about pan but trying to keep dancing during his part of the campfire song
  • percy at the campfire saying he can’t sing after he’s spent the entire first act singing, i love him
  • also the entire campfire song being abt how much everyone hates their parents and then percy standing up and being like “hi everyone, i love my mom”
  • percy climbing the scaffolding during “good kid” and hanging like he’s going to jump when he sings “all you get are bad grades and a bum rap and a bad rep and a good smack and no friends and no hope and no mom” chris made me cry real tears here oof
  • grover telling percy he’s coming w him on his quest and percy immediately going into Angry Protective Mode and grover jumping in before he can say anything w/ “don’t get mad!”
  • act 1 ending with this big triumphant song abt leaving on their quest but then the lights go dark and monster calls echo and groups of red eyes peak from the back of the stage and percy grabs for grover’s hand before the blackout 😭
  • “i don’t wanna die in the garden state!”
  • grover staring percy down for a good silent five seconds after percy responded to him talking to a squirrel w “this is nuts”
  • annabeth telling percy her mom turned medusa into a monster and chugging water halfway through her sentence so she doesn’t have to finish it
  • “that little squirrel came back and gave me these!” “three amtrak tickets?”
  • girl in braids and a floppy hat at the lotus hotel: why, my brother and i arrived just yesterday, may 1st, 1939!
  • thalia singing softly on the second level while luke and annabeth stand behind her with their hands held out, lit w green light, turning her into a tree while grover tells percy about being afraid he failed her, he was crying, i was crying
  • “it’s charon with an “a” as in AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • creators of this musical, apparently: well we dont have time to focus on them facing cerberus so now he’s a dj for a sequined charon who rocks the entire theater
  • “i think this pit is tartarus” “(gasping) YOU MEAN LIKE………..THE FISH SAUCE
  • the toilet paper guns used for percy’s water powers being shot over the audience until the entire orchestra was completely covered in toilet paper
  • “well the gods aren’t always fair but we’re not total dicks”
  • jonathan raviv’s quick change from poseidon to chiron was really quick so he came out as chiron with his shirt unbuttoned in the deepest v saying “I GALLOPED HERE AS FAST AS I COULD” which was ridiculous and yet completely in character
  • percy and luke’s handshake! and luke telling percy what he thinks of the gods and going for the handshake and percy hesitantly doing it w him bc he agrees w/ the way luke feels before realizing that luke’s the lightning thief
  • luke has a dark reprise of “good kid” when he betrays percy and i !!!! SCREAMED!!!!
  • also the creators of this musical, apparently: well we cant have a poison scorpion on stage so how about luke just fuckin stabs percy in the back? hm?
  • the stage was a huge mess of confetti and toilet paper by the end which is truly the only way a percy jackson musical should end
  • please go see this if you have the chance it’s so funny and so good, it’s really an amazing adaption that gets the tone of the book so well and every actor captures their character(s) perfectly, they all clearly know the material and seem like they’re having so much fun onstage, i loved it so much!!!!
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Hemingway’s Hunt for U-Boats

During World War II, German submarines were a big problem in the Caribbean, with scores of American and Latin American merchant ships bound for Europe being sunk.  To help counter the threat, the US Navy and the Cuban Government created the “Hooligan Navy”, a fleet of civilian boats equipped with direction finding equipment and long range radio gear, which were to radio in if they spotted a German U-Boat. Between 1942 and 1943, the famous writer Ernest Hemingway took part in the Hooligan Navy with his 38 foot fishing boat the Pilar. However, Hemingway took his duty one step further.  Equipping the boat with Thompson submachine guns and crates of hand grenades, Hemingway intended to take the fight to the enemy. 

Hemingway reasoned that his small boat would go unnoticed, thus he could sneak up on a U-Boat, throw grenades down the hatches, then him and his buddies could storm the submarines with their machines.  He also believed that at some point a U-Boat crew might attempt to board him, at which point he could unleash his surprise.

Hemingway never spotted any submarines, nor then a U-Boat ever attempt to board his fishing boat.  In the end, Hemingway’s U-Boat patrols amounted to northing but fishing and drinking cruises with his friends and quality time with his son.  At one point, he began to use the grenades for fishing rather than fighting Germans.  Some claim that Hemingway did it for extra fuel rations, others that he doing it to avoid drunk driving charges by the Cuban government. In 1943 the Hooligan Navy was de-activated as the U-Boat threat had mostly been mitigated. Hemingway later became a war journalist, being present at the Normandy Invasions and liberation of Paris.

a celebrity: donald trump is bad
some guy on twitter wearing a camo outfit in his twitter pic and holding either a fish or gun in hand (usually named greg): look at this another snowflake celebrity who’s so out of touch with reality and has no idea what is actually going on!

Rules: Use the prompt to write a scene or short story. 

I was tagged a really long time ago by @write-out-of-time, @eccentricwriterfreak, @boothewriter, @roselinproductions. I won’t be tagging anyone, but as always, you’re more then welcome to do this if you’d like.

Prompt: “I’ll shoot. I mean, you thought I actually loved you?”

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“I’ll shoot.” 

Kay froze in place, stiff as a statue but for the locks of dark hair that slipped out from behind her over-sized ears. Her outstretched arm trembled, but she did not dare pull it back. “Ya woul’na. Ya - ya took me in! Ya gave me clothes and foods an’ - an’ –” She stumbled over the words until they collapsed in her mouth.

“You… you thought I loved you?” Tia scoffed. The tip of her long barreled gun lifted the fell the slightest bit. “You? A slimy little, filthy-fingered thief! I took you as an experiment, to see which of my prized treasures you would decide to filch. And now – now I know.” Her finger tightened around the trigger. “Step away from the cookie jar.”

This was it. Now or never.

Kay drew in a sharp breath. “Ya gotsa kill me for you’ll take my chocola’e chip!” She shoved her hand into the jar.

The marshmallow gun whirled to life, put-put-put’s sounding as the extra large white balls of sugar smacked into Kay’s body. She shrieked with glee, shielding her face with a plate-sized chocolate chip cookie. 

Tia laughed malevolently. Tossing the gun on the counter, she scooped up Kay and wiggled her fingers into the girl’s stomach, distracting her just long enough to snatch the cookie away and set it off to the side. “I love you, but those are for after diner.” 

Kay grumbled. “Wha’ bou’ Marshmallows?” 

“… You can have two.”

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BECAUSE HOW CAN I IGNORE A OPPURNITY TO DRAW SWAP PAP IN A PINK BIKINI TOP???????

So, this is what I have been drawing all day today instead of drawing the stuff I had planned on working on :D oh well, at least I got some skeleton anatomy practice which is pretty good to do, because I know shit about it! pretty happy with the anatomy of the middle picture~

All is based on some of my favourite scenes in the new chapter of Skeleton Squatters and the Landlady which you can read HERE by @tyranttortoise because that fic is so damn awesome and I just love it so just go read it damn it!

The fish in Paps ribcage is kind of sexy (????)

I hope you’re happy @tyranttortoise, you did after all warn me there would be a Papy wearing a bikini top, so I should have know it would come to this <:

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We found a word war 2 pistol with magnets in a river, our first WW2 find!