Hello, I just read your animal story about Gus the emu and let me tell you I work at a zoo and we have emus and you are a very brave person, emus are pretty much all assholes. (I still love them though lol.) Did I read it right that you just had an emu wandering around your house sitting on your couch?? Wow, you are amazing. I am totally aware that you are a very busy person so feel free to ignore me, but I would LOVE more of these stories!
Yeah, that was Gus. Gus was, to put it mildly, a total asshole. He’d been raised in an apartment as a “pet,” and he had too many “I am the boss of people, I want to hang out on the furniture” traits to really re-acclimatize to being a normal emu. So he got bounced from foster home to foster home until he wound up at the emu farm and was eaten for being a jerkzilla.
My favourite tidbits from Live with Kelly on 9 February 2017:
- he called Julian Edelman a “dreamcrasher” for the New England Patriots defeating the Seattle Seahawks
- the Walker Stalker Cruise was a crazy experience for him, being “trapped on a boat with 3,000 fans” and since the fans were not separated by walls or tables, Jeff “got goosed probably 3,000 times” (he was laughing about it, but guys, I mean, seriously, WTF?)
- he took Gus with him on the the Walker Stalker Cruise and Hilarie’s dad was with him while Jeff was working
- Gus really wanted to do zombie make-up, Jeff was at an autograph session (or as he put it at a “goosing session”) and got an emergency call on the ship phone because when Gus looked in the mirror to check the make-up, it was so scary that he fainted (poor baby)
- Gus loves Norman and “as soon as my kid like sees him, that’s it, it’s like a little duckling following the mama duck around” (awww…)
- at night a floor of the ship was reserved for the stars so that they could have a little privacy
- Jeff compared the Walker Stalker Cruise panel the first night to “MTV Spring Break” with most fans screaming “I love you” instead of asking questions (no wonder he was impressed with the fans’ drinking skills)
- he still has their Christmas tree up at their house because he “was out of town” (but Hilarie is probably very disappointed with him because of this and is taking it down now since she has just returned from LA shooting Lethal Weapon)
- when they pulled out the “snow guns” for the Winter Lip Sync game, since “they needed more snow”, Jeff pointed at his gun saying “I’ve got 4 to 6 inches right here for you” and after a set of giggles added “I mean 10 to 12″ (precious dork)
- he saw The Lego Batman Movie with Gus the other night and thought that it was the greatest movie they had ever seen
+1: although I love seeing Jeffrey in black (he is hot as hell in black), I would looove to see him wear other colors too!
P.S.: Dear ABC, can you please stop shrinking the screen ratio because of snow alerts next time Jeff is on Live with Kelly, thanks!
Sincerely, JDM fans who like to watch and GIF him in 16:9 ratio
can we just be honest for a second? keanu reeves is one of the greatest “movie stars” of all-time and that is the fucking truth! speed, point break, and the matrix films are all iconic blockbusters. john wick has quickly becoming a cult-hit-turned-legitimate-pop-culture-event. he’s worked with gus van sant (in the ~iconic~ gay masterpiece my own private idaho), kathryn bigelow, richard linklater, francis ford coppola, kenneth branagh, sam raimi… he can do comedy and he doesn’t take himself all that seriously and he’s overall a very decent person like way to go keanu!!
Austin McKenzie to star as LGBT rights leader in new ABC miniseries by Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black
The 22-year-old, who recently starred as Melchior Gabor in Broadway’s Spring Awakening revival by Deaf West Theatre, will portray young activist Cleve Jones, who joined the gay liberation movement in
1972 with pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk.
The highly anticipated project, titled “When We Rise,” marks a reunion for director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance
Black, who worked together on the Oscar-winning “Milk.”
Also starring in the miniseries are Emily Skeggs (Medium Allison in ”Fun Home”) as women’s rights leader Roma Guy, Mary-Louise Parker as the older Roma Guy, and Guy Pearce as the older Cleve Jones.
A knock on the door caused Gus and Shawn to glance up. Gus stood up as Shawn began to gulp down the rest of his cereal. The knocking came a second time.
“I’m coming,” Gus called. He opened the door. “Hello ther-oh!”
Gus was caught off mid-sentence as their visitor tackled him with a hug.
“Gus,” you cheered, “It’s so good to see you!” He raised a brow. “Y/N? Wow. I haven’t seen you since-” “Highschool, I know,” you replied while pulling out of the hug, “I was in town and saw that you worked here. May I come in?” Gus grinned. “Oh, yeah. This way.” You walked with him. “Why are you in town?” You shrugged. “I needed a vacation, so I decided to take a road trip.” “Y/N?” Shawn asked as you two entered the office. You smirked. “Hey Shawnie,” you teased, “You haven’t changed at all.” “I’ll take that as a compliment,” he replied with a smirk, “Why are you in town?” You chuckled. “You’re the psychic. Why don’t you tell me?”
Gus giggled while Shawn smirked. He gave a slight nod. He brought his hand to his head and squinted. His eyes flitted from your wrist, to your keys, to your clothing, and back to your face. He smiled.
“You’re having a rough time at work, so you decided to take some time off by seeing some of your high school friends.” You blinked. “Wow. That was amazing.” He held up one finger. “And…you came to share a delicious pineapple with your favorite high school friends.”
You chuckled as Shawn held up a pineapple. Gus rolled his eyes. His mouth twitched into a smile as he saw yours. The three of you had been so close in high school. Once you moved, however, it was hard for you guys to connect as much as you would have enjoyed. You moved to sit down at their table, the pair following your lead.
“Sure, but are you sure you can trust me with such a delicious fruit?” you teased. He smirked. “I see you take this seriously.” “As serious as Oprah giving stuff away.” “I hear that.”
You and Gus fist bumped while Shawn chuckled. You really had missed these goofs.
17. “What? What will you do?”
You huffed as you sat across from Spencer Reid. A chess board was in between the two of you. A hesitant hand hovered over a bishop. Spencer smirked ever so slightly.
“I wouldn’t do that, if I were you,” he told you. You quirked a brow at him. “Well, you aren’t me.” He shrugged. “Just trying to help.”
You lowered your gaze back to the chessboard and focused. You moved your hand away from the bishop and over to a pawn. You sighed in exasperation as you pulled off one of Spencer’s knights. The second your hand was pulled back, Reid moved his own bishop to capture your last rook. You groaned.
“I give up,” you muttered, “It was a bad idea to play a genius in the first place.” “Come on, Y/N. You can’t give up,” he encouraged. “Why’s that?” “Because if you don’t then I’ll…” he trailed off as a blush bloomed across his cheeks. You bit back a chuckle. “What? What will you do, Spence?” “I, um…Never mind.” You licked your teeth. “It’s just chess,” you continued, “Or did that mind of yours wonder…elsewhere?”
His blush darkened. You batted your eyes at him, letting him know you weren’t about to let it go. You began to trace a finger along his knuckles and fingers, biting slightly on your lip. Spencer mumbled his reply.
“I’m sorry, what was that?” “I said, if you didn’t play, I’d kiss you,” he murmured just a bit louder. “Well, in that case,” you paused to snatch his gaze, “I’m not going to play another game.”
[#Kanji of the Day] Wednesday February 15, 2017 (Heisei 29):工廠
Japanese Romaji: koushou
Japanese Meaning: ammunition factory / arsenal / munitions factory / military
Japanese to Chinese Translation: 兵工廠 (bīnggōngchǎng)
kou(ku, gu, takumi) -
construction / craft / skill / work / art / workman / artisan / mechanic /
carpenter / (factory) worker / means / idea
shou - workshop
Chinese Pinyin: gōngchǎng
Chinese Meaning: a factory / (industrial) plant / a workshop / works / mill
Japanese Translation: 工場 (koujou / kouba)
gōng - work
/ worker / workman / labor / labour / laborer / labourer / skill / profession /
trade / industry / craft / be skilled in / shift / time used in doing a piece
of work / day’s work / engineering or building project / defense work / fine /
chǎng - a factory /
(industrial) plant / a workshop / yard / depot / workhouse / works / mill
*Note 1: the
Chinese definition is more general and means any kind of factory. The Japanese
term specifically refers to a factory that produces or holds weaponry, arms,
*Note 2: a
variant of the second character is 厰
*Note 3: the simplified Chinese form of the second
character is the “cliff” radical 厂
combining the baby au ideas that float around every once and a while and the gta au: Geoff and Jack, in starting their own crew and working with the Cockbite Empire (Burnie, Gus, and the like), have somehow accumulated a small group of children. It started with Ryan, a child of a mob boss who abandoned Ryan when he was held up for ransom. The Cockbites discovered the child when taking down the crew that took him and even went as far as bringing Ryan back to his family. But the mob boss refused to take him in and Geoff, the bleeding heart that he is, takes him in. Ryan is only 14 at the time.
The next is Gavin, a child of some rich family, another child taken in an attempt at getting ransom from those who can pay it and they refuse. This time the Cockbites were hired to help the crew that took the six year old that Gavin was. The second they found out though what this crew was up to, well, you can imagine what a bunch of angry guys with a deadly skills with guns can do with a crew that is daring to harm a child. And again they tried to get in contact the family and again the family didn’t care. Geoff just had to give one look to Jack, she sighed and already started planning on how they were going to take care of him.
Michael and Ray (age 8 and 5 respectively) were found together, huddled on the streets, caught in a shootout at the end of a heist gone to shit. And fuck if Geoff and Jack were going to leave these kids there, no place to go, no food to eat, no shelter. So they pick them up and offer their home to two more children, bringing their crazy family to a total of six people now.
And just. Mama Jack and Papa Geoff taking care of these forgotten children while still being the badass criminals that they are. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this au but I’m calling it FAHC Children. im sure others have made aus similar if not the same but my new motto in life is fuck it
Edit: Some time, a few years or so down the line, they find a Lil J left alone in the aftermath of two crews wiping each other out. He was only 5 at the time (keep in mind everyone else now is a year or so up from their ages they were found, making Jeremy the youngest of them all now), left wandering the empty home his parents left and never came back. Jack and Geoff were in the area when they found him wandering, and learned of what happened. And of course, with their ever bleeding hearts, their family became 7.
By Chinese artist 花酒清明 (hua-jiu-qing-ming). The first two characters of the pseudonym mean blossom and wine. The last two mean clear and bright. Usually fans call her Huajiu. Besides the name, her works are also loyal to the gu-feng style. It weds ancientry to popular culture in an exquisite way. See my first post of Huajiu: X