Okay, listen up. First off, we have this rumor off of the TV Tropes website:
It’s since been taken down and isn’t exactly damning in and of itself, but bear with me.
A lot of the characters’ names in this movie mean something; of the central characters, there’s the Warren Peace pun, the obvious Will Stronghold, and Gwen Grayson, which a lot of people have pointed out may be a combination of Spider-Man’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy, and DC superhero Dick Grayson. The only main character’s name that doesn’t seem to mean anything is Layla Williams, which is weird considering she’s the female lead, and notably similar to supervillain Poison Ivy, whose alter ego is Pamela Lillian Isley, originally Dr. Lillian Rose, so they totally could have gone in that direction.
Now, remember the scene where they’re going through Steve and Josie’s old high school yearbook?
When they get to the picture of Warren’s father Barron Battle, Steve says “Always swore he’d have his revenge on me. And he totally stole the lead in Oklahoma!” and judging from Will and Josie’s reactions he still brings this up a lot.
Oklahoma! is a famous play in which the main storyline revolves around the male lead, Curly McLain, trying to convince the female lead, Laurey Williams, to acknowledge her affections for him. Spoiler alert: he succeeds and at the end of the play they get married.
They just called her Layla because no one names their kid Laurey anymore (no offense to anyone named Laurey), and this is clearly foreshadowing Warren and Layla getting together: Warren’s father “stole” the lead in Oklahoma!, a role centered on a romance with Laurey Williams, from Will’s father; ergo Warren was going to “steal” Layla from Will in a future film.
To make the evidence even more damning, the secondary storyline in Oklahama! follows a guy called Will Parker and his quest to marry this girl Ado Annie. He doesn’t look twice at Laurey. I rest my case.
Of course, it’s perfectly possible that is just another one of those million weird coincidences that show up way too often in a medium where creators always claim they actually think about this stuff, OR
my most vivid memory of high school is taking pictures for the yearbook w/ some friends and looking for a paticular student and turns out they were in an anime club meeting and we opened the door to see the lights turned off and a paticularly dramatic hajime no ippo scene was being projected and it smelled Awful
Since the Yu-Gi-Oh cast is still in high school I wonder what their yearbook signings are like.
I picture Kaiba as not caring one bit until he hears Yugi’s determined to get everyone’s signature and then decides to outdo him, Tea makes sure to sign all her friends’ before getting signatures, Joey and Tristan don’t really care but sign their friends’, and Ryou and Duke have hordes of girls trying to give or get their phone numbers. (Duke welcomes them, Ryou does not XD)
last minute! it’s still january 31st in california. my submission for clareiow’s #drawbenedict challenge. bic pen on strathmore bristol smooth, probably about 7 hours. open in new tab for 1280 x some larger number. [my art tag]
Honestly, it took Cat Grant practically zero time to gather all that information about Kara’s past. I would bet a very large amount of money that she’s had that binder full of information about Kara for a very long time. One day Cat woke up and decided she needed to spend an entire Saturday researching Kara, saved everything she found in a binder, and then occasionally added notes to the back of it every time she learned something new.
List of things in the binder:
Kara’s high school yearbook pictures. All of them.
A letter of recommendation from Kara’s favorite high school teacher. From which, Cat learned that Kara had always been a teacher’s pet. Not that she really needed confirmation on that one
A list of every movie Kara has ever rented from a Redbox. She really needs Kara to explain why she rented Pitch Perfect thirteen times.
Every address Kara has ever lived at. Cat visited all of them.
A list of all the music in Kara’s iTunes library. She’s apparently a showtunes fan, there’s a lot of Glee covers.
A very detailed report Kara did in the sixth grade about polar bears.
A picture of every cardigan Kara has ever purchased. Cat also looked into how many Winn had purchased as well, just to prove her theory that he owned more. He did.
In the very back (a recent addition), there’s a letter from someone named “Lucy” that just says “You know Kara’s in love with you, right?” Cat has spent a very long time trying to remember if she knows anyone named Lucy.