THIS IS THE BEST SCENE I HAVE ALREADY REWATCHED IT LIKE 4 TIMES I CaN’T KIlLIAN JONES IS MY EVERYTHING
BECAUSE FUCKING LOOK AT THIS ASSHOLE
SO SMUG ABOUT HIS JEWELS PLAN
AND THE OH I DIDN’T MEAN TO INTERRUPT. NO NO. YES I DID. ASSHOLE.
AND FUCKING, EVENING BLACKBEARD! WHAT AN ASSHOLE HONESTLY.
AND LOL THE TRYING TO GET THE SAND OFF HIS COAT IS FUCKING ADORABLE EVEN THOUGH THE SECOND HE SAYS PART OF A LONG JOURNEY HOME, I CRIED 4 TIMES.
BUT HERE’S THE MAGIC OF IT THO. BECAUSE DESPITE HIM BEING CONFIDENT AND CHARMING AND AMAZING, THE SECOND HIS SAYS MAGIC BEAN, HIS FACE AND HIS VOICE CHANGE.
BECAUSE THIS IS SERIOUS AND REAL AND HE NEEDS TO GET HOME TO HIS SWAN OK?
LIKE THE FUCKING JAW CLENCH BECAUSE HE’S REALISING THAT IT’S NOT GONNA BE AS EASY AS HE’D MAYBE BEEN HOPING BUT HE ALREADY KNOWS AND HAS A PLAN FOR WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO NEXT.
AND OK THIS LOOK, THIS LOOK IS WHAT HE’S ACTUALLY FEELING. THE REST IS ALL FOR SHOW AND IT HURTS ME AND ALSO LIKE FUCKING THIS IS WHAT KILLIAN JONES WALLS LOOK LIKE.
AND HE ALREADY KNOWS WHAT’S HE’S GONNA HAVE TO DO AND THERE IS LIKE NO HESITATION BECAUSE EMMA FUCKING SWAN IS HIS FUCKING HOME LIKE HOW DID WE GET SO FAR I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE
THE EAR SCRATCH OF DEATH TBH
AND LOL SMUG ASSHOLE IS BACK. I LOVE HIM.
ALSO WHAT KILLIAN JONES’ WALLS LOOK LIKE BUT ALSO HOW FUCKING WELL IS HE MANIPULATING BLACKBEARD THO? IT’S FUCKING AMAZING.
ARE YOU TRYING TO ANTAGONISE ME? YES I AM.
OMFGGGGGGG CONFIDENT KILLIAN JONES IS MY EVERYTHING. I AM WEAKK.
ALSO THIS MOMENT WHEN HE PUTS THE SWORD DOWN AND HIS VOICEEE
SOMETHING MORE CIVILISED.
AND THE FUCKING CARD SHUFFLING IS FUCKING AMAZING AND ALSO KIND OF ADORABLE AND ALSO KIND OF TOTALLY FEEDING INTO MY THING WHERE CONFIDENCE IS HELLA ATTRACTIVE
A GAME OF CARDS FOR THE JOLLY ROGER LIKE THE FUCKKKKKK AHHHH
AND OMG THE DORK IS CONTINUING TO PLAY WITH THE CARDS IN THE BACKGROUND. HE’S SO CUTE AND I LOVE HIM.
ALSO THIS. THIS IS ABSURDLY ADORABLE.
AND THIS. THIS IS THE BEST.
THIS IS THE I AM SO FUCKING GOING TO WIN AND GO HOME TO MY SWAN.
JUST YOU WAIT.
JUST SAYING, THIS SCENE WAS AMAZING AND COLIN IS FUCKING INCREDIBLE FOR MAKING ME FEEL SAD AND HAPPY AND LAUGH AND CRY ALL IN THE SPACE OF A FEW MINUTES BECAUSE DESPITE ALL THE BRAVADO, HIS EVERY MOVE FEELS LIKE A DESPERATE STEP TO GET BACK HOME AND IT IS EVERYTHINGGG.
Ok! The second of 4 Andre prompts! I will break up the next
few with a Michael Latta and JVR one! I hope you all like the cute fluffy
Andre, especially you anon! Loved the prompt and I hope I did it justice!
Warning: Teasing (you know the kind)
Anon request: Can you please do an Andre Burakovsky imagine
about his gf spending the night and when she wakes up she tries to leave but he
won’t let her and and they end up spending the day together in bed and it’s
super adorable and fluffy. Please and thank youuuuu!!!
up, your back pressed against Andre’s front, his arms wrapped tightly around
you. You sighed and snuggled back into Andre as the morning light filtered
through the window.
We arrive at Lucky Shack! Gunther is once again killing it at karaoke..
……….’it’ referring to Lucky Shack’s business.
-And now for my next song, Nickelback’s How You Remind Me!
OMG IT’S MEADOW THAYER. The default replacements may have ruined her iconic look but I firmly believe she and Gunther are a slutty pair made in heaven. Always the tease, she leaves as soon as she enters and I have Gunther run after her but we couldn’t catch her </3 ONE DAY MEADOW
Victoria is unsurprisingly slaying at poker..
-Don’t fuck with me, fellas. This ain’t my first time at the rodeo.
..while Komei continues his life’s work of bankrupting us. Seriously, whatever amount Vic won, Komei managed to lose in the next 10 seconds.
-Man, ok.. So if I match 4 of the same color I get a power up?
…..the sound of divorce bells getting louder and louder.
After bimbo Cinderella Meadow ran off, Gunther quickly bounces back by getting drunk with local milf Ivy Copur.
-Ha, I like you kid. Let me come a little closer, I have something for you..
IVY DON’T YOU DARE. I’M SO TIRED OF PLAYING TO CATCH A PREDATOR WITH THOSE FUCKING TOWNIES
Oh. Well that’s fine then!
-HAHA. Thought you were gonna get lucky in Lucky Shack, did you, brat?
Ivy who knew you were such an asshole?? Your face template is only rivaled by the Kaylynn Langerak one in how annoying I find it but with that shitty personality it looks like you might be Union material after all!
LMAO oh we got you now, Ivy, this is the Union area of expertise. Land this flatulent plane Gunther!
-You were raised by cats? Well that’s pretty cool.
-Not only that, I also used to sleep in the litterboxes when I was little! But unfortunately I can’t fit now </3
Wow I can’t believe she left after that sexy convo about cat excrement. Sorry Guns. But not that sorry, way too old for you.
-This night blows :(
Fucking tell me about it. I don’t even want to look inside, Komei has probably lost us the house by now..
OH GOOD GOD. JOJO YOU’RE NOT GETTING WITH A FEMALE CLONE OF YOUR FATHER. ENOUGH.
-There’s really something.. deeply comforting about your facial features..
Yea could it be the fact that you share a good 70% of them??? TIME TO LEAVE
The obvious choice to drive us home: our drunk 15 year old. Jesus take the fucking wheel.
At the exact moment that Komei is disgustingly dreaming of Marisa’s sweet embrace..
..she’s out in our yard stealing our newspaper! Talk about a ~love connection. I’m so emotional about Marisa’s furious thought bubble showing Jojo instead ofVictoria tho. The little ones are all grown up ❤
Ok y'all there’s a lot I want to say about this haha but really you need to watch it if you haven’t. ITS HUMANIZED TURTLES
FIRST of all of course they want pizza of course. I love that they simplified it down to pizza I feel like we often forget the real OTP turtles x pizza hahaha.
Second of all Raphael turning himself into a princess makes sense. LMAO HIS DRESS IS RED TELL ME HE DID NOT LOVE EVERY SECOND
THIRD) why does Leo want fingers so bad? WHY
4) DONNIE AND THE GLEE CLUB YASSSSS that means he can sing 🎶
5) Leo still being Leo looking at the class president poster always suspicious of something
6) RAPHAEL HITTING ON THAT GIRL I MELTED OMG THAT CHARM AS SOON AS HE HAS THE CONFIDENCE
7) they slipped in a little raphril in there she didn’t push them away for no reason IF you know what I mean.
8)scarfing down pizza in classic turtle fashion
9) lmao the way donnie twirls frozen April after they’re turtles again I just thought that was funny 😂
10) In the last frame you can see her schools name is “Laird High”
So overall I liked it but I think they could’ve depicted the turtles better but it’s good for a short story. Also interstellar is a thing this kid I used to know in high school (Who happened to be a quadruplet and the most outgoing one out of all his siblings) used to say it ALL THE TIME.
Ow. Goddamn ow ya’ll. Ok so my “core” aka torso was sore from yesterday so I decided to do some yoga, maybe stretch things out a bit get blood flowing, forgot that “engaging your core” is essential in like EVERY YOGA MOVE EVER that plank in Wake Up and Connect got broken up into 4 sets of 5 seconds each because that was the most I could do but still I decided I hadn’t done enough yet, that took less than 10 minutes, not good enough, so I did Level .5 of the first page of Hero’s Journey. (will do post re: Hero’s Journey in a bit, it’s really cool and deserves more space) I figure when I can do Level 1 all the way through I can move to the next page but so far I fell in the floor after doing 30/30/30 and 12 respectively. I feel good so about this whole thing so far, feeling stronger and kind of occasionally proud of myself, a little..
One Night to Forever ( Pregnant Jack Gilinsky Imagine) PART 2
• 7 Months Later •
I woke up in the middle of the night feeling a sharp pain in my lower stomach. I slowly got up and put a hand over my stomach. I threw my legs over the side of the bed and another pang of pain hit my stomach again.
“Ahh fuck.” I whispered yelled.
That must of gotten Jack’s attention because he rolled over in bed.
“Y/n? Are you ok babe?”
Jack has been amazing these past months. He hasn’t been going out to party as much with his buddy’s even though I tell him to go have fun. He feels bad that I can’t go out a party with him but I feel bad. Jack is so excited to be a daddy. We decided to keep the gender of the baby a surprise until it’s born. It keeps the pregnancy exciting.
“Y-yeah. I just- ah fuck.” I said feeling another pain hit my stomach. All of a sudden I felt a wet sensation, uh, down there.
“J-Jack I think my water just broke.” I said panicking a little bit.
“Oh my god, ok don’t freak out babe.” Jack said jumping up out of bed, scrambling to get the hospital bag I previously packed.
“Don’t worry Jack. I’m fine - ah shit.” I said trying to stay calm even though the pain was almost unbearable.
“It ok babe. This is a good thing. We’re gonna hold our baby soon.” He said helping me up.
Once we got loaded into the car, I texted Jack J, Sammy, & Nate to all let them know what was happening. Gilinsky was driving like mad man to try and get to the hospital.
“Jack babe, you can slow down a little bit. I’m going to be alright.” I said trying to breathe to subside the pain.
Once we got to the hospital, they checked me into a big white hospital room the woman’s ward. The pain was terrible put I tried to put my brave face on for my Jack so he wouldn’t freak out. I wanted Jack to not worry but the pain just kept getting worse and worse.
“Goddammit.” I said clutching the bars on the side of the hospital bed.
“Babe. Are you ok?!” Jack said hushing to my side.
“Yeah, it’s just these contractions hurt like a bitch.” I said squinching my face up. “Don’t worry about me babe.” I said once the pain subsided.
“But I do worry about you.” Jack said taking my hand. “Just squeeze me hand when the pain hurts.”
I raised an eyebrow at him.
“Hey, I watched those documentaries ok?” He said laughing. I laughed at him until another contraction came along and my laughter quickly faded to heavy breathing and trying to stop the screams.
I few more hours past and I had finally gotten an epidural that completely made the pain go away. But before I knew it, it was time to start pushing.
‘This is it.’ I thought.
They pulled my legs back into the stirrups. I was getting really nervous and so was Jack. Jack sensed my nervousness and grabbed my hand.
“It gonna be ok babe. Just breathe.” He said kissed my forehead.
“Ok Mrs. Y/L/N and Mr. Gilisnky, you guys ready to have a baby?” The nurse said putting on a pair of latex gloves & an apron. “Ok y/n, when another contraction comes were gonna push for 10 seconds. You should feel a pressure. Ok here comes a contraction.”
Once I felt the contraction I started pushing. Man did I hurt like shit.
“Cmon babygirl 4…5…6…7” Jack said while counting. “8…9…10.”
I let out a loud groan and threw my head back.
“I can’t do this I said” starting to cry.
“Baby c'mon I know you can!!” Jack said kissing my head.
After many pushes and jacks encouragement we had ourselves a babygirl. Sophia Elizabeth Gilinsky.
She was the most beautiful little girl I’ve ever laid eyes on. She was dark brown whisky hair, beautiful light blue eyes, and had all of Jacks’s features. She was gorgeous in every sense of the word.
I held her in my hands and admired her. She was so amazing. Jack stood over me.
“She looks just like you, Jack.” I said looking at him. By the look in his eyes, you could tell that he was in love with her.
“I think she’s gorgeous, like you.” He said, making me blush.
“You wanna hold her?” I said.
“I-I mean yeah, but what if I drop her? What if she doesn’t want me?” He said looking scared.
“Jack, look at me.” He looked at me nervously. “She’s going to love you. You’re going to be a great dad, okay? And you not going to drop her. Here sit down.” He took a seat next to me.
I handed the baby to Jack. As soon as she landed in his hands, she opened her eyes to look at Jack. She just stared at him. Jack looked at her intently and smiled.
“Hey babygirl. I’m your daddy. I’ve waited so long to finally she you. I’m going to try my hardest to give you everything you could possibly want.” Jack said and kissed her tiny nose.
This is when I knew that I could never love two people as much as I love loved them.
1. pretty u minghao is still the King, the cream of the crop, the love of my entire pathetic life. basically anytime minghao’s forehead is out is a good time and pretty u let it breathe the whole era how did we get so blessed
2. dwc specificalLY BANDANA MINGHAO IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED ME AT ALL SINCE THIS MIRACLE WAS BESTOWED UPON US U ALREADY KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS LOOK OK
3. the reds of boom boom!! that wine red hair he had for like .2 seconds (when will it return from the war) and his flaming hot cheeto hair :’) get u a man who can do both
4. uh so tbh honest with u idk exactly where in the timetable this one is but the silver hair he had during predebut (does that even count as an era lmao) but also in adore u era….. were they different silvers or the same?? someone educate me
5. and lastly, but certainly not leastly, it wouldn’t be a top five hao looks without some kid of ice cream hair thrown in there, for me it’s the pink and blue!
A/N: Enjoy and feel free to request! Yes, the imagines are still winter themed.
“Stiles! Almost ready?” You called out.
“I’m not going.” Stiles answered, walking out in sweat pants and a bag of chips.
“Ok first, what did I tell you about food in the room, and second, your dad invited us over 3 moths ago. He doesn’t get honored at a fancy gala every year, we have to go support him. Now, go get ready.” You pouted.
“I really don’t feel like going to a fancy party and sitting in a monkey suit for 4 hours.” Stiles whined.
“Honey, I didn’t by this dress for nothing. I have a corset on, not the sexy kind, that is smashing all my internal organs together, and I will be cold all night because I cant wear a coat with a dress that has a waist line and a skirt like Cinderella!” You yelled as you stomped your foot.
“Ok, you’re not a spoiled 5 year old, so don’t ever do that again, and it’s not my fault you chose to wear that.” Stiles chuckled, settling on the couch.
“You chose this dress! You have 5 minutes to get ready, or no sex for three months.” You threatened.
Stiles sat up immediately, “You wouldn’t dare.”
“Oh, but I would.” You glared, hands on your hips.
“I got you lingerie for Christmas! You can’t do this to me!” Stiles yelled.
“Well, I can wear it under my regular clothes, you have 4 minutes and… 25, 23 seconds.” You smiled.
“You can’t blackmail me.” Stiles whispered.
“5 months, go get ready.” You stated.
“Make me.” Stiles replied, squinting his eyes in what you assumed was a glare.
“I can do a whole year buddy, but obviously you like that idea and you have two minutes, so I’ll just finish getting ready and wait for your dad. Enjoy your night.” You finally gave up.
Or so Stiles thought, when he saw you putting on your earrings and sadly wrapping yourself in a shawl before you made you way outside and got in the awful limousine.
Stiles groaned, rushing to the bedroom and putting on the tux you had picked out and struggling with the navy blue bow tie you got to match the dress he chose for you.
“Don’t fail me now.” Stiles whispered to the old Jeep, throwing his coat on the passenger seat.
It had taken him 10 minutes to get ready, and suddenly a gala for Beacon Hills was the most popular event in town, traffic was crazy.
“I’d like to take a moment to thank all my loved ones, those here and not… my beautiful date Melissa McCall, her son Scott, and my gorgeous future daughter-in-law, (Y/N). I’m not one for long speeches, but thank you to all my coworkers, who are really my friends. This means a lot, thank you all again.” Sheriff smiled.
“That was awesome!” Scott exclaimed, giving Sheriff a big hug.
“Yeah Dad, just wished that maybe you had mentioned your kid.” You heard Stiles chuckle.
“Maybe if you had decided to join us,and not waste time in sweat pants and devouring a family sized bag of potato chips, should I ask to extend my speech?” Sheriff asked sarcastically.
“Sorry about that…”Stiles trailed off.
“I know you will be.” Scott mumbled.
“Well, let’s all have dinner now.” Sheriff smiled.
“Thank you for the mention.” You smiled at the honoree of the night.
“You are very welcome my dear, a pretty girl in a fancy dress deserves attention.” Sheriff smiled.
“Yes she does, I’m going shopping with you next time I need clothes.” Melissa smiled.
“Actually, Stiles picked it out. Glad to see you showed up.” You smiled, taking a sip of the champagne that had just been poured.
“I’m sorry babe.” Stiles whispered.
“I know you will be, now eat your chicken.” You smiled.
“I have a question first, is it still a year that I’ll be in time out?” Stiles whispered in your ear.
“We’re back at three months buddy, but I’ll reconsider if you dance with me later. Practice for the wedding that we have actually yet to start planning.” You said with sudden realization.
“I love you.” Stiles laughed.
(Yes, Melissa and Sheriff are like perfect together but Chris might change my mind..)
So Bleach ended and I’m gonna be honest. It wasn’t the best ending but that’s not Kubo’s fault since he got rushed. But now I have so many questions!
1- What the hell is Aizen’s bankai?
2- What happened to Yachiru? Was she indeed Kenpachi’s zanpakuto spirit? if so, how come she had her own? Also, what’s the name of Kenpachi’s bankai?
3- What is Yoruichi’s zanpakuto?
4- What is Hisagi’s bankai? It got super hyped but nothing came of it.
5- What is Shinji’s bankai?
6- What the hell is Orihime’s power? As in, what kind of power is it. It’s not shinigami, it’s not fullbring, it’s not hollow, it’s her own thing and I wanna know what it is!!
7- Is Kira ok? (probs not)
8- What happened to Grimmjow? Did he unlock a second release form like Ulquiorra? Did Nel?
9- What the fuck happened to Tier Harribel?
10- What is Ginjo’s zanpakuto? What’s his backstory? How did he become a substitute?
11- Did Karin ever get shinigami powers? That was teased a bit early on in the fullbring arc.
12- What is Isshin’s bankai?
13- What happened to the soul king? Was he replaced, fixed?
14- Did Zangetsu ever get fixed? Did it need to get fixed? Did it revert back to it’s original state? Can Ichigo still dual wield?
15- Does Ichigo know that he’s related to Ganju and Kukaku?
16- What is Zangetsu’s release command?
17- What is Kazui’s zanpkauto? Is it moon themed like Ichigo and Isshin? Does he only have shinigami powers or did he inherit some quincy powers too? Does he have some of Orihime’s powers? (Also, we must protect this sweet summer child)
18- What is Ichika’s zakpakuto? Is she dead? Rukia and Renji aren’t technically alive so… (Also, we must protect this sweet summer child)
Hello internet, here is a photo of a photo of Misha Collins kissing my face. And that is probably the most genuine smile I have ever given a camera. I will now attempt to recall the story about how this picture happened since reading about other people’s photo stories with Misha have made me super happy. <3
Short back story: My sister and I started watching Supernatural a couple years ago because we kept seeing so much about it on Tumblr, but we continued to watch (And got really into it) because we found out that Misha was from the same hometown as us! (“He’s from Greenfield?!?” “What? WHO? No one’s from Greenfield!!”) My sister is literally two years older then him, but they didn’t go to the same school or anything. Chances are high that they at least passed each other at the store or something. :P And I was born the year my sister graduated high school.
Basically, Greenfield was such a horrible experience that we both ran away to the west coast in our early 20’s. When we found out the Supernatural convention was coming to Seattle, I was just like… “I MUST TELL MISHA THAT I AM FROM GREENFIELD, HE WILL UNDERSTAND.” So I bought a ticket for a photo op with him. :3
Anyways, I’ll try my best to remember the approximate dialog and what happened.
The line’s moving quickly. I walk up to him for the photo and say “I’m from Greenfield! Kiss my face!” As he reaches in for the usual quick hug and photo he stops, grabs onto my left shoulder, and looks at me and says, “What! Really? Where?” To which I respond, in confusion, “Greenfield, Massachusetts!” “Yeah, but like, where?” He’s still holding onto my shoulder. Like, I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing keeping me from floating off the face of the planet at this point. “Oh! Uhh… on —— street!” My brain is kind of melting, but I manage to answer. He takes a step back (lets go of my shoulder) and looks like he’s trying to remember where that is, so I add, “It’s sort of near Highland Pond!” He goes, “Ohh, yeah! We used to skate up there in the winter.” To which I probably respond with something like “Yeah!” Now at this point the photo coordinator lady comes up beside me and is like “You gotta hurry it up.” I turn to her like… “What? Oh… I know!” o_o;;;; But Misha, no. Misha grabs back onto my shoulder and is like, “Hang on, this is all me.” (As if to say, “I’m the one slowing down the line here.”) and turns back to me and asks, “Wait, ok, how old are you?” Now in my excuse, usually when people ask me this question I have to stop and think about it for a second since time has flown past me in a blur since I moved to Washington… But I’m just like.. “UHH…. 22? Wait no- I am 24 years old.” He’s probably used to fans failing at answering simple questions in front of him because he doesn’t miss a beat and asks, “And when did you move out here?” Now this question, I got this one. “4 years ago.” He thinks for a second and asks “OK, where did you go to High School?” “Just… the public High School.” I don’t even know what’s happening. “And where did you go to Middle School?” He’s apparently on a mission to find something in common between us. “The public Middle School.” I already knew that we didn’t go to the same schools. Again, the photo coordinator lady came over and very politely says “You gotta hurry it up.” And Misha, I don’t know if he had let go of my shoulder again or not, but he certainly re-gripped me as if to say ‘Hang on, don’t you go anywhere’, and quickly makes sure that she understands that it’s his fault that the line is being held up, not mine. And then he continues to hold up the line more and turns back to me, “What elementary school did you go to.” “Federal Street School!” I do not answer nearly that concisely. And after some mild confusion over if it was indeed the same school (Since the name of the school changed slightly in between the time when we were there.) We confirm that we both went to the same elementary school! :D I point to my face and ask, “Can you kiss my cheek?” And he says "Of course.“ or something and pulls me in for a hug and gives me the most professional posing-for-a-picture kiss on the cheek I have ever received.
I’m pretty sure I thanked him, and he probably patted me on the back or something as I hurried off. I have no idea. I wasn’t even sure what kind of face I was making for the picture. 10/10. Would have Misha Collins kiss my face again. Next time I am dragging my sister with me and they are going to figure out if they ever had the chance to meet while they were growing up. :P
I sat on the edge of my bed while Derek gave me lecture on drinking. Um, last time I checked, in a human, not some dog who he can boss around all of the time.
“Derek, the last time I checked your my boyfriend, not my dad ok?”
“I’m just looking out for you baby”
“You weren’t like this before…” I murmured under my breath.
“Well that was before I walked in on you and Nate. That can really change a person”
It’s been about 3 weeks since we got back together and he will not let it go. Granted that if I did walk into our room to see Derek fucking another girl, I would worry 24/7 about him. But, he might have taken this one a little too far. He hasn’t let me go anywhere or let me out of his sight. This is the first time he let me go anywhere, without him, since we got back together. I knew he didn’t trust me and I understand that. But I would appreciate it if he didn’t tell me what to do.
I chuckled in false humor, “stop making me sound like some horrible person who didn’t sacrifice my our feelings to protect you”
“Well you clearly didn’t give a fuck about my feelings while you fucked 2 of my friends!”
“Ok first of all, I was drunk the 1st time. And the second time, I only did it to protect you!”
He shook his head and walked towards our bedroom door, “fine. I’m done trying to fix us. You broke my heart”
“Yeah well now you’re breaking mine”
-4 months later-
“Babe”, I looked up from my laptop and smiled at my boyfriend to only be met by a scowl on his face and something behind his back. p>
“Hey babe. What’s up?”
“What the hell is this!?”
I saw that he had my phone and on the screen where old messages between me and Nate.
“Oh. That’s nothing” I said. “I didn’t think they mattered and why are you going through my phone.”
I stood up and grabbed my phone from him.
“Do you have something to hide!” He said, a little too calmly.
“Jesus Dylan! It’s my phone! It’s not yours and I don’t like the fact that you went through it, without my permission! Do you not trust me!“ I yelled.
“Stop putting words into my mouth”
“I’m not putting words into your mouth” I retorted, “what if I went though your phone huh?”
“Shut up, damn. You always have something smart to say” he said while walking away
I chuckled sarcastically,
“don’t tell me what to do”
He stopped and turned around, jaw clenched and fists at his sides,
“what did you just say to me?” He said through gritted teeth.
I swallowed hard, “I said don’t tell me what to do” I said lowly.
He slapped me.
He fucking slapped me.
“Next time, this won’t happen. Just think about what you say to me”
“O-ok” I said.
“When I get back, dinner better be ready” he said while walking out the front door.
I stared out the window and watched his car speed down the road until I couldn’t see it anymore.
I grabbed my purse from the table and started to walk towards the front door. I pulled out my phone and texted Nate.
Carter: are you busy rn?
Nate: no why? What happened?
Carter: I’ll explain later, but can I come over?
Nate: yeah sure, just be careful
Carter: I will
“So he just slapped you” Nate said while placing 2 cups of hot chocolate on his wooden table and sitting across from me.
I nodded while picking up my mug.
“What a dick” I heard him mumble under his breathe.
“Yeah-” I was cut off by the door bell.
Nate for up and answered it.
“Yeah, sure come in” I heard Nate say.
Was it Dylan? I thought
The person rounded the corner and it was a really pretty, blonde girl.
“Oh, Carter this is Emily, Sammy’s sister, Emily, this is Carter, Derek’s ex”
reading now if you don’t want Hamlet spoilers and if reading about stage door
is something you disapprove of or you don’t like. I totally understand if it’s
not your thing. This was my trip and I was there for Hamlet. It all started
with that but it grew into so much more. I did have a wonderful 11 days that I
planned out, my days were pretty much packed with visiting but most of my
evenings were reserved for Hamlet (not the 11 days obviously). I actually loved
London (duh!) and the people so much that I need to go back. Meeting online
friends and new people was also pretty incredible.
These are my thoughts, unorganized ramblings on doing stage
door on September 25th and September 29th. I might go
back and forth between both nights.
I was there on September 26th, Benedict didn’t
come out but I got to meet some of the lovely cast again. I was with online
friends (some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Why do you all live so far
away, dammit!) and we just had a fun
night. I will not be naming names as I don’t want to put anyone on the spot.
I was also there on September 28th but I missed
him since I was a bit further in the back. I did see Andy Serkis entering the
Barbican. I would have gone to talk to him because that man is a genius but I
was stuck in a sea of people.
Just to put things in perspective. I saw Hamlet on September
22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th. I did stage
door on September 25th, 26th, 28th and 29th.
There was no stage door on the 22nd (event), 23rd-24th
(BBC trucks were there, NT Live Hamlet rehearsal during the afternoon on the 24th,
23rd was just some filming at the Barbican for other events).
September 29th. (this is going to be a bit random and more of point
The play start at 7:15 PM.
On both nights I arrived at around 8 pm. There were a few
people already there, maybe 5.
Some actors come out of SD to smoke during the play. I’m not
naming names here ;). They maybe have 10-20 minutes until their next scene.
They are super friendly and sometimes they chat with the crowd. (29th)
Intermission is at around 9:20 pm so it gets a bit more
crowded. I have no idea if people leave the play during intermission to do SD. I
hope not, lol.
At around 10:20 pm, Hamlet ends. It gets pretty crowded
(duh). Since I was in the front and I don’t like crowds, I didn’t really look
often on how many people were there. I caught a glimpse and I would estimate
the crowd at 100 maybe but I might be very generous in my estimate.
While waiting you get to talk to a lot of nice people. The
atmosphere is pretty charged but in a good way. Everyone is very respectful. I
didn’t really see anything out of place or fans acting insane. They just get a
bit more excited but that is perfectly normal for that sort of thing.
At 10:30 a security person comes out. Very good idea on
their part. Someone (very nice cute guy, no idea who he is but he’s brilliant)
then comes out to make an announcement. He basically tells people to keep the
noise level to a minimum because it is a residential area. I do think that
people understand but it is a crowd so it does get a bit noisy but when it gets
too noisy or you can hear a collective shhhh from the crowd. On the 29th
, a friend said my name a little bit too loudly and everyone went shhhhhh!!!! I
thought it was funny. Again for this
sort of thing, people are very well behaved. I don’t know what they were trying
to show with the SD insanity stories but it’s all rubbish (stupid media). It’s a
crowd, it’s delusional to think they can keep absolutely quiet. People are also
mostly good at not using flash photography.
10:40 actors start coming out.
Not everyone stops to sign which is understandable.
Here is a list of people that did stop to sign for me. In
order of SD exit.
(Player King), seems to sign every night, very nice.
(Voltemand) She didn’t sign for me but I should have asked her. I get the
feeling she is just shy. I heard people talking to her and she’s very nice.
Paul Ham (Fencing
Official), I don’t think he signs
every night but he’s nice and he asked me my name (so I have to Lysianne
written on my program), very handsome too ;)
(Rosencrantz). He high fives everyone that wants too. He’s very energetic
and he seems to be having an absolute blast. His cologne is Jean Paul Gaultier.
Too much information, I know but I have a thing for perfumes and it’s one of my
favourites for men.
Karl Johnson (Ghost,
Gravedigger) He doesn’t sign but he pretends? to take pictures of everyone
and he’s really funny. He’s adorable.
(Laertes) He doesn’t always sign but I was very lucky on the 29th.
Very polite and handsome guy, a real gentleman. He is a bit shy. He apologized to
me because someone interrupted him while he was signing for me.
Jim Norton (Polonius)
He is just lovely. He signs every night. Very nice, very patient, takes
selfies. I told him he was brilliant and that the play was amazing. He then
asked me where I was from because of my accent, I think. I told him and we
talked for a bit about how he had finished shooting a movie in Canada recently.
Lovely man, I can’t say enough good about him.
On the 29th, people thought he wasn’t coming out
and they said oh no, he said that he’d be out in a bit. He came out 5 minutes
later and said you see I always keep my promises.
(Claudius) I know there is an accent in there but I can’t figure out a way
to put it.
Squeeee! Sorry, I was kind of a fan before so I was kind of
He is quite intense but lovely if that makes any sense. He
signed for me then looked me in the eyes for a bit. Very intense gaze. I just
don’t know how to describe that look. I still remember it but I can’t put it
into words. He just exudes confidence. It’s the same with Jim Norton, they just
have this presence.
I did manage to say something but I forgot what it was, he
said thank you, that I remember.
Richard (stage door glasses man) comes out at some point, I
forget. I think he usually does announcements if BC can’t come out or when he’s
coming out. He kind of gives briefings and messages. He’s the one that usually
says he can’t come out because….or he won’t be staying long because…
You will be very disappointed because I remember practically
nothing. It was a real blur, both times. He comes out and it gets a bit crazy.
It’s not anything insane, people just get more excited and with reason ;). I
just think it’s normal for this type of thing but that’s just me.
I just kept staring and it really felt surreal. I could not
believe that it was happening. He is very rushed because he’s trying to sign
for as many people as he can. He looks happy to do it. I think that if he didn’t
want to do it, he wouldn’t. (just my 2 cents) He’s also very, nice polite, kind, generous with his time, at times he seems overwhelmed but in a good way he seems a bit shy too.
On the 25th, I said nothing, I think my brain
left my body. I just gave him my programme, he signed, then moved along. He has
a really small waist. I was eye level to his chest. He had a gray shirt on, Addidas
sneakers I think. He also has the most amazing eye colour I have ever seen. I
remember his eyelashes for some reason. He smells clean, linen fresh. I was being pushed from behind on the
barricades so I got quite close. After that I just looked at him for a bit
while he was signing and I tried to get away from the crowd. I met up with my
friends after and we squeed like teenagers.
He came out really late on the 29th, almost 11
pm. We thought he wasn’t going to but he did. I do think that he didn’t sign
for a lot though. I’m so glad that he did but if he hadn’t, it would have been
a fun night anyway because of the 2 lovely persons that I met there. We just
talked and had so much fun.
I managed to say something coherent when he was in front of
me. It’s not much but it’s better than nothing. He took my program. I told him
that he was great and that the play was just breathtaking. He said thank you
very much, I’m so glad you enjoyed it (said enjoyed with his lisp). I think I said thank you again. Someone
shoved me from behind and I hit my program on his arm. I said I’m so sorry, he
said that’s quite alright. He had white sneakers on, Converse?. I have no idea
why I remember these details but here they are.
After that I was in pain actually because of the pushing but
it only lasted for a few moments so no worries. Richard was in front of me and
he looked concerned. I think I mouthed that I was fine. People moved away and I
was able to break free, lol.
I then shared a cab with a Norwegian girl I met there. I
also met a nice American girl. We have been talking on fb ever since.
So there you have it, my ramblings about stage door. I have
rarely had so much fun in all my life. It has a lot to do with the people I met
there or that I went with. If I hadn’t started to talk with these people, SD
would have been a totally different experience. It would have been ok but not
Hamlet review (sort
I’ll just start off by saying that I’m very rusty when it
comes to analyzing and reviewing texts or plays. I’ll just write what I
remember, what I liked and what I didn’t like and why, very simple basic stuff.
I saw it 4 times (September 22nd, 24th,
26th, 28th). I am so glad that I did because I missed a
lot during my first viewing. Also, English is a second language and it was kind
of hard for me to take it all in. The text is so rich and beautiful but a bit
complicated for me. It took a while before I understood all the nuances.
To me, a few performances stand out because the actors
seemed to have good chemistry with each other. Karl Johnson (Ghost,
Gravedigger), Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet), Jim Norton (Polonius), Ciaran
Hinds (Claudius), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Laertes). The other performances were
ok but they didn’t stand out to me. Sometimes, they seemed to be going through
the motions. I do think they were capable of doing better. It seemed uneven at
I know that theatre is always a different experience and
maybe I caught them on an off week. I do know that the 2 best performances I
saw were on the 22nd and the 26th (matinee). They just
were on fire. Everything clicked and seemed to be flowing. It was amazing to
watch. I completely forgot where I was and was sucked in the story and I never
thought for 1 second that I was watching a play.
The first night I was 3rd row theatre left and
that was the best performance to me because I got to see Benedict act. I saw
everything, his micro expressions, crying with tears and everything. I actually
was overwhelmed. That man can act and it is something to see live.
Being so close though, I missed out on the amazing set. On
the 28th I got last minute tickets theatre left stalls, row m near
the middle, right before it gets insanely expensive. The production design,
sets, just blew me away. It’s something, it’s just massive. The confetti cannon
from that angle is very impressive. I’ve also sat in stalls theatre right one
time. IMO, left is much better ;)
The massive set and art direction obviously.
The music!!!! I still want that toy soldier music (anyone?)
All the toy soldier bits.
Claudius with the confetti cannon before intermission.
Hamlet dancing with Rocencrantz.
The richness of the text.
The projections on the set walls?
The slow motion effects
Seeing amazing actors all together on one stage.
Nature boy at the beginning.
Gravedigger bit with all of me (Frank Sinatra) music.
To be or not to be.
Ophelia’s “suicide” music by Jon Hopkins-Abandon window
When I think about it, it almost felt like I was watching a
musical at times.
Well, there you have it. I want to write so much more about
Hamlet but I would have to do research and it already feels as if I wrote an
essay. I’m not too familiar with the text either. I bought the play and I will
I really wish that they would put this one on dvd (Frankenstein
too) because I think that people can really gain from multiple viewings. If they
can put it in cinemas, they can put it on dvd. Oh well, fingers crossed…
wow so it’s way harder to get people to listen to your music than look at your art, because art is so instant! it’s like wow here i am look at me for 10 seconds ok cool thanks ya did it! whereas music is like hey take some time out of your busy life to concentrate on this thing i did for 4 minutes - IF you happen to be at a place where you can listen to things right now… so anyway i thought i’d make a cute video of me and my dog and maybe that’ll convince you haha.
This is my whole concert experience. Getting the tickets, getting ready, the concert, and photo op. I saw on tumblr somewhere that Jackson wanted us to not post pictures or videos because they will get in trouble which makes me really sad. Before I knew of this I posted a pic with Mark but being a good obedient igot7 I deleted it. But I am still gonna describe everything in great detail.
Getting the tickets: So I was saving up the money and I was around 60 dollars short but my mom helped. The night before they went on sale I was so nervous all I wanted was good seats. So I didn’t sleep so well the night before. We had to pick up my friend Savannah who lived like 15 to 20 mins away then we had to find somewhere that would let up load up the card. We picked up my friend and then we went to the Walmart. When we got there it was like 15 min till they went on sale. So we spent five mins waiting in line and then the lady was like the amount loaded on the card can’t be over 15 or something like that and we were already shaking holding that much money and being able to put it on a card. We asked her to repeat and she said that It had to be under 450 to transfer on the card and we were like whoosh. Then we gave her the money and I promise she was counting so slow also messing up and I was like omfjvjjvgjvrjhvfvhtrugvtv hurry upjujjvhr. She finally gave us the receipt and i had my mom pull up the car while she was messing up counting the money. We all started dippin and I was in heels that are like flip flops that hit the back of your heel every step because we did some religious work before we got there and I was dressed up. We got to my friends apartment and I took off my shoes to run faster and then I had to like wait a second for Morgan to open the door, 3 minsnjehgduev before they went on sale. I went to Ticketmaster and went to the event thing. I kept trying to slide down so it could refresh but it wouldn’t so my friend was like go back then go back in and i was like ok so i did it and right as i did it the option for tickets started. I was so fast I picked 4 tickets then I put best seats. It went blank for a few secs then it showed our seat but from where the seat view was it looked far in the middle of the section so i held onto that ad my friends were trying to see if there were any better. My seats looked the best so we got them and we went to celebrate at Frisches breakfast lol. Then we looked at the tickets closer and it was row A 1-4 and we were like whhhaaaa does this mean were in the front. Like a month later we realized that it wasn’t the very front and were salty but we were on the side part behind the pit which tbh was the best place.
Getting ready: I had no idea what to wear since this was my first concert. I wanted to wear like a shirt dress but then I ended up finding white shorts black buttons on it a respectable length and I also found a random like a light pink whatever shirt. On the way to Chicago we got white vans at a random shoe store. Then I found a black necklace and my three blind mice glasses at another random store in Chicago. I basically had all my make up together except for lipstick which I was planning on wearing black but I ended up getting a dark maroon I guess.
So after I got my stuff we went back to our hotel which was a Hilton because my mom is apart of travel company called Dreamtrips and it got us the room also a rental car for a much cheaper price. I took a bath and i mixed my bath soap so I smelled great because I was gonna meet them and I didn’t want to be a mess. So I did that then got dressed and did my makeup. So the thing is because its summer and I have gotten a little darker I hoping that my foundation wasn’t too light. So it set fine but then it was time for the eyeliner and I messed it up so much. I tried one eye then messed up. Then the other one and messed that up. I tried again and I was so close to crying because it was 5 by then. Then I calmed down and then I put on that liner and i got my stuff together. I had to run down to our car before we walked down the street to the venue to get my purse because I printed my tickets. So after I got my purse we walked to the venue we got there saw the line and we and to get our wrist bands but we were a little too late so we had to get them inside. So when we went inside the dude was like,“If you don’t have a wristband then you shouldn’t be in here”. So savannah’s mom told him that they told us to get them inside so he let us go. So Morgan rode with some other friends and we had to wait for her to get her wristband. I wanted a lightstick and a mask so Savannah’s mom bought it for me and my mom was gonna pay her back. So after we got everything including hearts for confession song we got in line for the door to open.
Concert: They open and an older lady checks our tickets and then we walk to our seats in the front and the piece of the stage is in front of us and I was like we have our own little table but then security was like yeet and said clear it so we did. After that we talked to our other friends till they said go to your seats and we went back to our seats. When it started I could feel the bass go through my body and I screamed so loud. I hit whistle tones and I didn’t know I could do that and neither did my friends. Youngjae and Junior stood the closest to us and I would yell to Youngjae and look then he would look at me a little and have his plain expression. But I’m pretty sure that was because he was bothered by the fog machine and he didn’t feel well. I started blowing kisses at him then I got a little embarrassed then he smiled at me. I called to Junior several times and he would look sometimes but not all the time because there were fans louder than me. When they were dancing I was doing the moves with them and then I would like scream when they did my fave part. And I was proud of myself for knowing most of the words. I recorded some but then one security guard came from nowhere and took this girl for recording and put my phone away so quick. I danced some more and sang along. Jb looked me and Morgan at least 10 times and smiled. Then during “Playground”/1:25 I started to tear up but nothing ran anywhere because I had to keep my make up together. I waved at Bambam and he waved back as he saw my eyes water up. Then during their little pause where they were standing Youngjae stared at me and so did junior which sorta made me be like uhhhhh even though it was only for a few seconds. Poor Youngjae was still focused on the fog machine. Then during “Girls Girls Girls” Yugyeom looked at me while I was dancing and he mimicked my arms and pointed at me. I was like yassssssss. Then they left off the stage for a little bit and we yelled got7. Then I think confession song happened and the were walking through the crowd. Bambam walked down the aisle and shook my friends hand but I snuck my hand in with it. Then Junior was walking and smiled then turned to the other side but somehow I got my hand between his hand and mic and he firmly squeezed my hand. Then Jb walked past us but the security guard was in the way so i just lightly touched his back but it wasn’t hard so he couldn’t get hurt you know with his recent recovery. Then during bounce the unbelievable happened, our dear makne Yugyeom jumps on the tiny piece of stage and dances in our faces then goes to the edge to do his naughtiness /1:49 you can see me with my phone. Then he had the great and crazy idea to sing in my phone dbfuierhhuihuerhfguerbgruihjdcgwdfhr. Junior was getting sassy with the fans then realized I noticed him then laugh and pointed a little. He was making his judgy faces but they were cute. Youngjae was just there trying not to be affected by the fog machine but I do have a picture of him smiling when I showed him his name on a heart. Then the confetti started to fall and I had a mouth full of it because screaming and confetti don’t mix. So that happened and then I screamed to Jb he looked up and smiled / .06. Then during “Before the Full Moon Rises “ Mark actual Tuan picked my phone so he could take a picture with it. My arm got tired and I sorta made a pouty face which I usually never do and he took my phone and my thing is why is his hand so soft oml. Then this boi came back and threw confetti on us like whafvfrgfyhryhg at 1:50. Jackson stood on the little stage part too but he wasn’t really looking at anyone he was in performing mode. That is the end of all that. Throughout the whole show each app was getting deleted and now i’m slowly adding each one back one at a time
Photo op: So the concert part over and we want to be close to last so we go sit all the way at the top of the section for our photo op and it turns out we were right so we were close to last. We see Fei but she was in line and it was moving fast and I was like we will just see her after me get out. I’m sweaty so i put my mango lotion on my shoulder and a little on the tip of my hair. So we walk in the line two girls cut for no reason so it puts savannah’s mom in another pic. We are in the room and my dumb self didn’t record the sound but anyway it was Jb, Jackson, Mark, Bambam, Yugyeom, and Junior. Youngjae left early because he didn’t feel well. I wanted my friends to line up with their bias because I don’t have one but no one was going in front so I just went. I wave at Jb and smile. He smiles back and then I move on a little passing Jackson that was focusing so on something behind me. So i like wave hi and I’m like he ain’t noticing me but I put my hand down and he is like, “Oh hey, hey.” As he gave me a handshake and my nails could have scratched him a little but he was fine he made no hurt face. They were so soft and they felt like cool pillows. Then it was Mark, I bowed a little to say thanks for the picture and he smiled because I know he recognized me as the girl that whined for him to take a picture. I didn’t shake his hand I think, I’m actually not sure I could have maybe. Then Bambam held out his hand and i shook it and smiled. He smiled back then I think in the mist of doing that I said I’m shaking so much and then I look up to see Yugyeom smiling really big at me. I wave and smile and slightly bow because he was really intense for my eyes looks wise. Then somehow I sit down in the chair in front of Junior and I turn around saying “Kamsamhanida” a little shaky. Then he nods and smiles and says hi. My first nature is to say “How are you?” then he places his hand on my shoulder. Puts his beautiful face next to mine and smiles while he says “fine.” Ok first he bends down to my face level and then he say that word fine in a sincere manly way like he appreciated it very much. I barely had time to realize they were taking the pic, so we just gone have to see how it will turn out in a few weeks. Then after that the man yelled for us to hurry up. Junior waved bye and Yugyeom waved too I think. I was so mesmerized I forgot I was living. It felt like a dream.
After all the killing: I got outside and then I see Fei. I hug her and ask can we take a picture with her. She is so nice.
Then we waited for them to come out on the side. So my phone was about to die and my fellow IGot7 had my back and let me see his portable charger. Shout out to Lorenzo. So I got Bambam recording us while he was leaving and I was satisfied. Then we went to Dennys and while we were waiting we saw so many people there from the concert because it was the only thing open. After that we went back to the hotel and I freaked out to a bunch of my friends who knew I like K-pop.
Well that is all that happened to me in the period of this concert stuff. Now I can be satisfied and save up for the next concert. Hopefully it will be B.T.S. even though I’ll be just as happy if it’s Got7 again. Hope you enjoyed my experience.