In honor of Harry’s big day, I wanted to share this cute Harry story with everyone. It’s kind of long, and I’m sorry if I bore you with the detail, but the detail is what makes it interesting, IMO - so I hope you read the whole thing.
Back in 2014 , my boyfriend, Jesse, was working as a special events media coordinator for a very large and popular venue in London. This was a cool thing because he often would get to meet the talent. He’s met a bunch of different people along the way which of course included, One Direction.
I had just met Jesse in the early part of 2014 so we weren’t dating yet when 1D was in town. I wasn’t a 1D fan either, so when he told me about it I didn’t really care. It was only after I saw Harry on SNL later that year (I think it was December) that I actually was fuming with envy that Jesse got to meet him.
Before the 1D show, Jesse first spotted Harry from a distance. He was walking down the hallway and peeked in to one of the dressing rooms only to see a long-limbed “skinny kid” lying on the sofa, with a woman standing over him with her hand on his forehead, as if she were gauging his temperature. Jesse didn’t know who the woman was or who the kid was (he couldn’t see because his face was turned toward the back of the couch). Anyway, the woman spotted Jesse walking by and waived at him to hold up a minute because she wanted to talk to him. She walked out of the room and shut the door behind her so she could talk to Jess in the hallway. She introduced herself (yes, you probably already guessed it was Lou Teasedale) and explained that H wasn’t feeling well and wondered if there were any blankets around, but she asked that he keep the news to himself - rather than getting someone else to find the stuff and bring it to them. Jesse, of course, was happy to provide whatever was needed (because he’s like that) and he scurried off to get it (even though this really wasn’t his job, he was happy to help and he liked the “spy stuff” about keeping it quiet)..
When he brought the juice and blanket back to the room, Harry’s eyes flew open and he smiled, Lou introduced Harry to Jesse, except when she said his name, Harry got it wrong and thought she said Jeffrey. Harry said, “Hi Jeffrey, thanks”. Jesse, of course, didn’t have the heart to correct him, so he just smiled and nodded and waived and told him he hoped he’d feel better before the show. Harry gave him a thumbs up and said “thanks, you too” (LOL) and Lou smiled and hugged Jesse and thanked him, then Jesse left the room.
He assumed this was the first and only interaction he’d have with Harry, but lo and behold, it wasn’t.
About two hours later, a completely revived Harry was bouncing around in one of the media rooms where 1D was meeting some photographers and some fans for a meet and greet type of thing. He was clearly feeling much better and had a huge cup of coffee in his hand while he was smiling and laughing and talking.
Anyway, being that he’s Harry, he spotted “Jeffrey” across the room and walked over to him, shook his hand and thanked him again. Jesse asked him how he was doing, and Harry said he was fine he’d been struggling with hay fever but he was feeling better after his inhaler and an hour under a humidifier mask (not sure what that is, but…ok).
Someone else called to Jesse from across the room, and it was only then that Harry realized he had his name wrong, that he wasn’t “Jeffrey”, he was Jesse. So Harry was embarrassed and shook his hand again and RE-INTRODUCED himself to Jesse. LOL, So they chuckled about it for a little bit and Jesse said Harry was really sweet and polite and funny. They chatted about what Jesse had done before this job and they ended up talking about a motorcycle museum that Jesse used to work at and Harry was thrilled, so they chatted about that for a little bit.
Then Harry finally went off to do his thing and Jesse never saw him again, but I always thought it was a neat story because it just reiterates what everyone always says about Harry. He’s sweet, funny, very down to earth and easy to talk to. Jesse was impressed with him (and he doesn’t impress easily), and their interaction has been something Jesse and I talk about once in a while. He likes to use it against me, because he’s an ass-hat, but our love of Harry Styles has become one of the many things Jesse and I have in common. He even knows I have a tumblr blog about him and he isn’t disturbed by it at all.
I’m still working on this AU but This is what I’ve got worked out so far:
-Jesse had a pretty big reputation, and by which he is either known as “Captain McCree”, “Deadeye McCree” or just “Deadeye”
-he has an eyepatch, hence the ‘Deadeye’ thing
-He was born a bastard son to an unmarried woman who died in a shipcrash and was stranded at sea until he was picked up by Captain Gabriel Reyes, who at the time was working as a Captain of the Royal Navy before he eventually goes rogue
-But before that he takes Jesse in and trains him to be a sailor on his ship, ‘Black Watch’
-He loses his hand in a battle with some pirates in his mid twenties and Reyes buys him the mechanical one
-After losing his arm, Jesse leaves Reyes and his crew behind when he gets older to captain his own ship ‘The Dead Lock’ and becomes a Pirate master in order to seek revenge on the ones that took his arm
-he only steals from royalty and other pirates, not civilians
-How he lost his eye is a mystery, and people say he can see your soul through his dead eye
-he’s extremely ancient and came to the warmer Caribbean ocean because his species was being hunted out in his native lands
-Is a special kind of Mermaid called a Sea Dragon that are the most powerful
-Got in a giant power struggle with his brother for territory when they were a lot younger and fucked him up, ripping out part of his tail
-They make up because Genji acknowledges Hanzo as the alpha but still gives him a lot of shit and pesters him now that they’re older
-he has magical abilities (though I won’t say what yet)
-he’s highly intelligent and can imitate any voice he hears
-also speaks a bunch of languages cuz he’s old as fuck
-he’s a siren so he’ll sing to you about what you want most
-can actually kind of see into your soul
-crazy long hair
-Is attracted to shiny things and likes collecting whatever he finds that catches his eye, and is extremely possessive over said things
-which may or may not include Jesse McCree
WORLD IN GENERAL:
-Gabriel Reyes was once part of the royal guard as a Captain, but now is a mercenary who will work for either the Crown or the Pirate Cause on a whim
-Got hung for treason by the crown but was revived by black magic
-Kind of a zombie/undead
-Also there are lots of other sirens
-James Morrison is the king
-there’s different kinds of magic
-It’s gonna be a cool AU
2x13 “Houses of the Holy” // 5x01 “Sympathy for the Devil” 5x10 “Abandon All Hope” // 5x18 “Point of No Return” 5x22 “Lucifer Rising” // 12x12 “Stuck in the Middle (with You)”
“You’re Chosen…” - Dean Winchester as Michael’s Vessel and the Thing about the Colt
“There was a gun that won the west. There was a man among the best.
The fastest gun or man alive.
A lightning bolt when he shot that Colt.”
- Lucifer in 12x12 “Stuck in the Middle (with You)
So after this episode I just felt the need to make a gifset on Dean’s ties to Michael as well as the Colt, because in this week’s episode both of these themes were directly brought together by the visual of Mary retrieving the Colt from a safe hidden behind the famous painting of Michael striking down Lucifer. And while I have little faith that the show will truly let Dean play an integral role as the one who is Michael’s vessel and should be perfectly able to wield the lance to get rid of Lucifer once and for all and rather think the possession allusions surrounding Mary may frame her possibly being the one heavily involved here , I keep holding on to a tiny bit of hope that probably is ridiculous to hold on to. But what can I say? Dean picking up the lance and taking it with him at least left room for possibility.
Summary: Sam’s nightmares lead you in pursuit of a string of mysterious deaths in Michigan. You and Dean talk about what happened with Cassie and Dan. Words: 3.1k+ Dean x Reader, Sam x Jess (past Dean x Cassie, OMC x Reader) Warnings: past infidelity, angst
A/N: this is part of my ‘Jess never died’ rewrite, find the masterpost here Beta: @blacksiren
I just want to thank you for putting Carol and Jess in A Moveable Feast. It makes me so friggin' happy.
Glad you liked them! But credit where it’s due, Carol and Jess was all @scifigrl47 :D I wanted to include Carol, but she came up with the idea of Carol and Jess as Problem Caterers and wrote most (I’d have to check, possibly all) of their featured scenes. I’d love to take credit for this one, but the glory goes to another. :D
So some of you may know, but recently we had a medical emergency for one of our rats. We did everything we could and fought as hard and as long as possible, but sadly our rat passed away and in doing so we also racked up a $345 vet bill. I’ve got a small section of commissions open to try and work back some of the money.
Specifically this will be for small fanfic commissions and a few larger ones revolving around smaller purchases.
I have a small list of prompts that I want to write, and anyone who wants to see that fic can commission it from me.
Here’s how it works. Select a prompt from the list below and end me an e-mail to Zjohnb@live.com, subject “Commission Request”. Therein tell me the prompt you want and any details you want added, including kinks, characters, etc.
-Blackwatch Genji topping Jesse, Gabriel, or both
-Blackwatch Genji exploring his new body
-Pick one: Genji, McCree, Gabriel, Jack, Hanzo, Lucio getting fucked by a monster [you can also pick the monster if you like]
-McGenji cuddle sex
-Merfolk!Au [For this one there’s tons of stuff to do, just hmu with whatever you like and I’ll get you a quote]
-Anahardt w/ Dom Ana
-Stuck in the Wall kink [1 character stuck in a wall, up to 4 other characters involved]
-Domspace!Genji [with Subspace!Jesse, Jack, or Gabriel]
-Trans!Gabriel topping Genji/McCree/Jack
-Sex pollen [Go wild w/ this]
-Roadhog topping [just about anyone]
-Reader x Character fluff interactions [Also 3rd person OC stuff for this too]
I’ll update the list with another post if I think of more prompts I want to do. At this time I only have these smaller, one-shot fics to do.
All base prices are $25. I’ll add to that for kinks or extra things. Each fic will be a minimum of 1,600 words.
I will not write Gency. I will not write McHanzo. Most other ships are fair game.
Donations are also welcome, my paypal is the same as my contact e-mail. If you send money without an e-mail or discussing a price for a fic then I will think it’s a dontaion, so please make some clear contact! I’m also available for chatting on Discord [DOOMFIST#6761] Skype [anonymous.fragger] and on Tumblr ask/messenger. Whatever makes you comfortable. I’ll write most kinks, don’t be afraid to ask, even if it’s something I won’t write there’s no kinkshaming from me. We’re all here to have fun and enjoy some nasty ;3
You were on set of Harry’s music video for Sign of the Times. It was freezing, so you were glad that you had brought your big jacket and beanie to wear.
“You look cute,” Harry smirked fixing the beanie from being crooked. “You look cuddly.”
You laughed. “I’m freezing is what I am.”
“There’s some coffee and tea over there if you need some. And you can get blankets from the van if you need to warm up,” he said.
You nodded. “So, I’ve never exactly been on the set of a music video before, how does it all work?”
“Well, I kinda just sing into the camera and they follow me around,” he laughed.
“Right… so it’s just you walking around and singing,” you said.
“Pretty much,” he said.
“While wearing thousands of dollars…” you joked.
He laughed wrapping his arms around you.
“Harry we’re about to start,” one of the crew members walked over.
“Coming,” Harry nodded before giving you a quick kiss and walking over to where he was needed.
You smiled as you watched him and Lou came over to talk to you.
“Hey, Y/N,” she smiled.
“Hi,” you smiled.
“You know, I’ve known Harry for years and I’ve never him seen like he is around you,” she smiled.
“Really?” You asked.
“Yeah, he seems really happy with you and I know he’s been looking for that for a while and I’m glad that he’s found that in you,” she smiled.
“Thank you,” you smiled. “That really means a lot to me and I’m glad that I’m that person. I feel the same way about him too. I’ve never felt like this before in past relationships.”
“That’s good because then it means what you and Harry have is real, so I expect you to be around for a while, yeah?” she smirked.
“I have no plans of going anywhere,” you smiled.
About an hour later, you got yourself some tea to try and warm yourself up. When you went back to where you were previously standing, you saw your boyfriend getting harnessed up.
“Uh… what’s this?” You asked Lou.
“Oh, you don’t know?” She asked.
“Know what?” You said looking at her.
“Um, I think it’s better if you just see it happen,” she said.
You were even more confused at that moment. Once he was hooked up to something, that’s when you noticed the helicopter. You knew a helicopter was there, but you figured they were just getting the above shots. It didn’t take long to figure out that it was what your boyfriend was attached to.
“What the fuck is he doin’?” You groaned.
“Just wait,” Lou laughed.
“Oh, God,” you groaned.
Just then is when the helicopter started taking off and lifting your boyfriend up in the air.
“Bloody hell, he’s crazy!” You shouted.
Once the helicopter started flying around, you couldn’t watch anymore.
“I can’t fucking watch this,” you said covering your eyes. “If that wire doesn’t break and kill him, I’m gonna kill him myself for this stupid shit!”
Lou laughed. “Get ‘em girl,” she joked.
Harry was finally back on the ground and unharnessed from the helicopter and came over to you. When he got within touching distance, you hit his arm.
“Ow, what the fuck was that for?” He laughed.
“For you being a fucking idiot and doing all that shit just to be artsy!” You said hitting him again.
“So, I guess I should have warned you about that?” He joked.
“You think?” You groaned.
He laughed. “I’m sorry,” he said wrapping his arms around you in a hug.
“Oh, don’t try to butter me up, I’m still pissed at you,” you mumbled.
“Aww baby,” he smiled kissing your cheek over and over again. “You know you love me.”
“I can love you and still want to kill you,” you joked.
He laughed. “Anyway, we’re almost done here, so I promise I’ll take you out for a nice dinner,” he smiled.
You rolled your eyes laughing as he continued kissing your cheek before you finally agreed on going to dinner.
It was a few days later and if the world didn’t already know about your and Harry’s relationship, it was pretty much known now. Paparazzi had gotten footage and pictures of the music video shoot including footage of you and Harry together.
You definitely had stayed away from your social media, but leave it to Jess to relay certain messages to you. Some were glad that Harry found someone, while other’s not so much.
You were in your flat getting ready that morning and you were nervous. That morning you were meeting Harry and his sister Gemma for breakfast. He was following through on getting her to help you as well as introducing the two of you for real this time.
You told him that he shouldn’t bring up the fact that you were looking for help because you didn’t want to come off as using him or her to get you work or your blog well known.
Once you were ready to go, you headed out to walk to the restaurant since it was just right down the street from where your apartment building was. You were hoping that you would arrive first or at least have Harry get there before Gemma, so that it wasn’t an awkward meeting.
Luckily, you didn’t see either of them in the restaurant yet, so you went ahead and got a table. You put your phone in your bag and hung it on your chair as you looked over the menu.
You ordered some water with lemon while you waited and saw Harry walk in with his sister. You smiled and stood up to give Harry a quick hug and kiss.
“Morning baby,” he smiled. “You look beautiful as always.”
“Thank you,” you smiled.
Harry pulled away from you and looked over at his sister. “Y/N, this is Gemma my sister, Gemma this is Y/N my girlfriend,” he smiled.
“Nice to finally meet the girl my brother won’t shut up about,” she smiled.
You blushed. “It’s nice to meet you too.”
You three then sit down and look over the menu before ordering.
“So, Y/N why don’t you tell me a little bit about yourself. I feel like I know a lot about you, but I want to hear from you,” she smiled.
“Oh um, well, I’m- I don’t really know what to say,” you laughed. “I’m not good at talking about myself.”
“That’s okay,” she laughed. “I get it. But Harry tells me that you’re looking into starting up your own website?”
“Uh, yeah, I am,” you said.
“I could help you with that, if you want,” she suggested. “But I will tell you that you’re going to have be willing to put yourself out there especially since you’re with my brother.”
“I know and I’m willing to do that. I’ve always loved writing and wanting to put content out there that I’ve enjoyed, I mean that’s why I got a degree in journalism,” you said.
“It’s good that you have that ambition for it, but what I mean is, you’re going to be putting yourself out in public, which means that all of your social media has to be public and you’re going to making at least a few weekly posts for your website and since you’re dating my brother there will be quite a few people who will try and bring you down. It’s easy to ignore it with you can keep your life private, but doing what you want to do, you’re going to get something everyday,” she said.
“I guess I didn’t think about that part of it,” you sighed.
“Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want you to not do it just because of that, but I want you to make sure you can just ignore all of that,” she said.
“If you can deal with all the shit Madison put you through for years, I’m sure you can handle it baby,” Harry smiled.
“I know, I know, but I guess I won’t really know until I try though,” you said. “i definitely don’t want our relationship or even other people to keep me from doing what I want. I’ve done that for too long,” you said.
Harry smiled kissing your head.
“Okay, you two are just… stop it,” she laughed. “I’m trying to keep my food down.”
Harry rolled his eyes and laughed as he went back to eating his own food.
The rest of the breakfast went well and the two of you said good bye to Gemma. You exchanged numbers and would set up for a date later on to sort of help you set things up.
Once she left, you and Harry got in his car and spent the rest of the day walking around and shopping in London, while you got used to seeing random people with cameras taking pictures of you out of the corner of your eye.
JESS BRINGS NICK TO SCHOOL ON AN ALL-NEW “NEW GIRL” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, ON FOX.
This week’s New Girl not only has a great Nick and Jess storyline that had both funny and cute moments, but we also get a classic Winston/Cece messaround, not to mention we get to see Schmidt adjusting to having his own assistant. So here’s everything that I can tell you about “Young Adult”.
Jess wants to be considered a “cool principal” instead of just someone who is constantly going to be laying down the law with the kids, so when she worries she may not be able to accomplish that, she has to enlist some help. Enter Nick, who is a really big deal to the students at her school because they found The Pepperwood Chronicles in the library and are now obsessed.
Meanwhile, while Winston and Cece are getting ready to pack for Schmidt and Cece’s move, Winston finds out that Furguson is two-timing him with one of their neighbors. So Winston and Cece must go against this neighbor to see who Furguson really wants to be with.
During all of this, Schmidt hires a very eager and overly-aggressive new assistant and soon starts to regret wanting an assistant that would anticipate his every need.
Then, Jess actually gets what she wants and becomes popular with her students when Nick comes to her school. It’s accomplished when Nick reminisces about his past relationship with Jess, which pretty much blows the students’ minds. But it soon backfires when Jess loses all control over them.
This was a really great episode, and I was happy to see so many great scenes involving Nick and Jess, including some with their typical bantering. Plus, it was overall just a very funny episode and made me eager to see what’s going to happen next with everyone.
Here are a few things to look forward to:
The last Winston/Cece Messaround
UPmost vs. UTmost
Nick stepping up to help Jess as she always does for him
Don’t miss an all-new episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Feb. 28 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
As always, send any questions you may have my way, and I will answer as long as they aren’t too spoilery!
Hi Julia. Do u know what happened to Jess today? Re the snakes? I've no idea but want to kick some but for her....👊🥊🤺🗡💣
Yes I do. All I’ll say is that people in this fandom have a tendency to treat Jess like shit, shippers included, despite all the crap she takes for all of us and has taken for years. Sometimes people have different opinions and that should be allowed without making someone feel like a pariah, which is exactly what’s happened unfortunately. And they know who they are. :)
i love this blog!! since requests are open, could i possibly request an angsty fic where either mccree, hanzo, or soldier 76 find their s/o severely injured on the battlefield when there's no healer in sight, so they prepare to kill them out of mercy (not the character)? thank you SO much!! i understand that writing for all 3 of them would be too much work, so please only do as much as you want to. thank you again!
hi again!! this was the anon asking for the mercy-kill with soldier 76, mccree, and hanzo! i forgot to include that i’d really like it if help arrived just on time before their s/o gets killed! sorry and thank you very much!
There’s a contingency for this
situation. Though the exact wording is different, Jesse has known the
contingency since he joined up with Deadlock. Don’t talk to the
cops. Don’t negotiate with terrorists.
Don’t let them take you alive.
You limp as fast as you can, keep
pushing Jesse to go ahead, run so at least one of you will get out of
this mess alive. He refuses to leave you, tries to steady you when he
can barely walk himself.
“Get going, idiot. It’s no use if
they kill us both.”
You push at him, have called him worse
things in the past ten minutes but he won’t budge, stubbornly shakes
his head and drags you along.
Right into a dead end.
You stop, both of you staring down the
cliff about a hundred feet too deep for comfort. You turn around but
the Talon mercs close in fast from the only available escape route.
“Well, shit.” Jesse says, and he’s
doing all he can to keep sounding light hearted, like he’s already
cooking up another plan. Unless he found a way to grow wings you
doubt any plan is getting you out of there.
“Jesse.” you say and cup his cheek.
“They’ll want to interrogate us.”
You have maybe a minute before the
mercs get into range, less than that to say goodbye. He turns his
head away, shakes it. “Y’can’t ask that of me. Don't… “ he
pleads with you, grabs your hand and holds it to his chest.
“I can’t fire a gun anymore. If you
don’t help me I’ll be captured.”
He kisses every knuckle of your injured
hand trying to get you to stop talking about this. He keeps shaking
his head, whines deep in his throat like an injured dog.
“Jesse, look at me.”
Finally he looks up and you almost wish
he hadn’t. Tears roll down his cheeks. He doesn’t sob, doesn’t sniff
or gasp, but he cries. Cries not because you’re asking him to kill
you but because he knows he will. There are fates worse than death.
He loads peacekeeper, as slow as he dares. The mercs are almost on
top of you he can’t draw it out any longer.
With that in mind, I wanted to do a couple of follow-up posts with makeup still being the primary topic. This time we’re going to move onto something a bit more fun: The Eyes.
The golden rule to remember is you pick either your lips or eyes, not both.
Unless you’re extremely confident in what you want for your look, you should only put emphasis on either your eyes or your lips. Personally, I go for a subtle combination of both but I usually sway slightly towards my lips. But I came here to talk about eyes, I’ll save the lips for next week.
What you do with your eyes depends entirely on your face (yeah I know, here comes Jess ranting about ‘what works on you’ again…). A lot of gurls will have quite small eyelids, so eyeshadow won’t show up as much unless you go over the top.
To make this simple, I’m going to go through this in the order I put it all on.
Like I said earlier, you want to go for either eyes or lips, not both. When doing my makeup, I take a neutral coloured eyeshadow. This includes bronze (my perosnal favourite), light-gold, brown, cream and light-pink. You’re only putting this on as a base for now, so it shouldn’t look too different to your skin just yet (go to the end to see why).
If you’re looking to do a darker colour, put the lightest colour you have down first. This will help your dark colour (black, grey, dark gold/bronze/pink etc) to stick in place and helps bring out the shade.
If you’re going to use fake eyelashes make sure they look natural. I like to go for slightly big ones that aren’t over the top as they help to make my eyes look bigger.
Unfortunately, when it comes to putting them on all I can say is start practising. It can be quite hard to get used to and sometimes the glue will refuse to stick. Just keep at it and you’ll master it eventually (it really helps to watch youtube tutorials too).
A lot of people put this on first, but it should go on after you’ve done your eyeshadow and lashes. This is because you want it covering your eyeshadow (otherwise it’ll look wonky) and make the glue for your eyelashes harder to stick.
If you’re not confident with eyeliner yet, use a pencil. Otherwise, using either liquid or felt eyeliner can work wonders.
I don’t really need to say much for eyeliner as it’s probably the easiest part. My main tip however is to use a black eyeshadow over your eyeliner. This helps to hide any bumps and doesn’t require anywhere near as much finesse. Just use it the same way you would your eyeliner with a thin brush and it’ll make the world of difference.
The Final Touch
Remember earlier in the post when I said ‘go to the end to see why’?
Once everything else is done, I finish off by putting a light touch of silver or gold (depending on how I’ve coloured the rest of my face) glitterto my eyelids. Before they would have been slightly noticeable, but with the glitter they really pop out without looking over-the-top. This is my cheat method of being able to do a lot to the eyes and lips without either looking like too much.
I hope this helps some of you who might be struggling to get to grips with some of the more interesting makeup. For good measure, here’s a picture of what the finished product would look like if you followed how I’ve described my makeup routine.
Next week I’m going to cover Lip Makeup, so make sure to come back next Monday!
If you have any questions please feel free to send them through, and remember to like and reblog!
Pairing: Sam x Reader x Jess Word count: 1,083 Warnings: Implied smut Request: Anonymous. I don’t know if requests are open but I was thinking about this, this morning while getting ready and I was wondering if you could do a Sam x reader x Jess? If not that’s totally okay! I love your writing and I hope you have a good day!
One thing that Sam loved about being with Jess was how freeing it felt. She made him want to live his life, and he wanted her in it. They could talk about anything and it wouldn’t be a huge issue. They would disagree, and even fight, but it would never be due to a lack of communication. That included finding other people attractive. They agreed that they were only human, and it was okay to look.
When Sam walked in one day, he groaned when he smelled Jess’s cooking. “Oh, now I’m starving.” He grinned, moving to where she was in front of the stove.
She turned to hug him, but backed up, laughing. “Go take a shower!” Jess playfully hit him with her hand towel. “As good as you look right now, I don’t want you getting sweat in the food!”
“Alright, alright, I’ll go shower. Can I at least get a kiss?” He asked, giving her those puppy dog eyes.
“Of course.” She rolled her eyes and moved close enough for a quick kiss. “Now, shoo!” When he turned, she whipped the towel and his ass and bit her lip.
Theo James and Christina Aguilera join Ewan McGregor in the sci-fi romance “Zoe”
Drake Doremus’ next film, Zoe, is rounding out the cast, adding Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James and Miranda Otto. Matthew Gray Gubler also joins in a supporting role.
Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux are starring in the sci-fi romance from the director of Equals and Like Crazy.
IM Global is financing the film alongside China’s HLCG Entertainment.
Scott Free’s Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss are producing along with
Doremus and Robert George. Ridley Scott is executive producing, and
additional executive producers are IM Global’s CEO Stuart Ford and
president of production Greg Shapiro along with HLCG’s Li Li, Michelle
Tong Zhou and Lawrence Bender. IM Global is also handling international
sales, with UTA representing domestic rights. Principal photography starts in Montreal on May 8. Written by Rich Greenberg (The Beauty Inside), the story
follows two colleagues (played by McGregor and Seydoux) at a
revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect
romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries
become more profound than they could ever have imagined. Aguilera has won six Grammys, has served as a coach on the TV series The Voice, and appeared in the film Burlesque opposite Cher, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming. She also had a role on the TV series Nashville. She is repped by CAA. James was recently seen on the London stage in Sex With Strangers and on the big screen in Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture. His other film credits include the Divergent series starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, Franny opposite Richard Gere and Dakota Fanning and War on Everyone with Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena. He will next be seen in the political thriller Backstabbing for Beginners opposite Ben Kingsley. He’s repped by WME and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin. Jones’ film credits include David Fincher’s The Social Network, I Love You Man starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and Celeste and Jesse Forever, which
she co-wrote with Will McCormack, executive produced and starred in
alongside Andy Samberg. She can be seen on the third season of TBS’s Angie Tribeca, created by Nancy and Steve Carell, and she co-created and executive produced the Netflix original documentary series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, which premiered in April. She’s repped by UTA.
Otto can be seen on Fox’s 24: Legacy and recently starred on the fifth season of Showtime’s hit series Homeland. Her film credits include Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film franchise and War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise, and she will next be seen in Annabelle: Creation, which will be released by Warner Brothers in August. She’s repped by Gersh, Management 360, and Shanahan Management.
Gubler is currently on the TV series Criminal Minds, and his film credits include 500 Days of Summer, Life After Beth, starring Aubrey Plaza and Dane DeHaan, and Band of Robbers, starring Kyle Gallner and Adam Nee. Gubler is repped by CAA.
(Disclaimer: before I get started, just let me say I don’t begrudge anyone else their opinions on this matter, and perhaps there’s an in-between solution that would please a lot of us, but this is just my take on what we actually saw. Also, I am not really a wedding kind of person. My family loves to get married almost as much as they love to get divorced, so I have a cynical take on these things in the first place)
So, about that big Luke/Lorelai wedding …
I’m actually glad we didn’t get to see what was originally planned.
Don’t get me wrong, the flash mobs sound cute. And I actually like the Luke-Danes-and-Kiefer-Sutherland-are-secretly-fishing-buddies detail. Kiefer is a tad eccentric and he moonlights as a country singer who occasionally hits up the Alabama hipster club. I figure if he’s willing to hang out with our rednecks, then he can make it to a random Connecticut diner owner’s wedding.
But this big, expensive wedding where Lorelai wears multiple wedding dresses based on famous brides throughout history?
It just sounds totally out of character to me.
Even Lorelai’s OG wedding in season 6 that she so desperately wanted at the time (and IMO, she was not quite ready for, but that’s another topic) wasn’t that big of a soiree. She planned the entire wedding in a day and was going to pull the whole thing off with about four months of planning. It didn’t sound anything near as elaborate as what ASP described.
Let’s look at this semi-realistically. Lorelai planned the wedding herself in four days. (That alone is the biggest indication that this show is a fantasy, but let’s move on). She’s been romantically involved with her prospective groom for nearly thirteen years. They are around fifty years old. They’ve been living together for a decade. They’ve been married (albeit very briefly) to other people. They both have grown children.
The idea of this actually being the wedding to end all weddings is really silly.
I know there’s this idea floating out there in some quarters that ASP owed the fans this elaborate wedding because Luke and Lorelai didn’t get their “middle” (aka the early marriage, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence). I’m not going to go into too much detail on that one (suffice it to say I think it’s ridiculous to state that their relationship didn’t mean anything unless it develops among those lines, especially since they were almost 40 and had already put in plenty of miles raising teenagers when they got together in the first place) but the fact that their wedding happens at this late stage is a clear indication of why it doesn’t need to be an elaborate shindig.
Their relationship was a long continuum that included years of friendship, almost-moments, mutual support, parenting crises, passion, fights, break-ups, reconciliations, and years of domesticity. It didn’t begin or end with their marriage. It had been going on for twenty years before they get to that point. Neither of them were fruitlessly pining for that final step this time, or holding off because one of them desperately wanted it and the other one wouldn’t budge. It happened when they both wanted it, and they didn’t feel that they were missing anything before it happened. It was part of the story, but far from the entire story.
So given all of that, it makes sense that their wedding is not really that big of a deal. It was a quiet moment that finally brought them and Rory together officially as a family, something that’s needed given the bomb she drops on her mother a few hours later. I imagine that this event will bring them closer together, and hopefully integrate the family together a little more (and that also includes April and Jess), but not that much else in their lives will change. They’ll still get up and come home to each other like they’ve been doing for the past ten years. They’ll still navigate the various foibles of their adult kids and life will go on, as it’s been going on for many years before then.
It is a happy ending, but it’s a lived-in one. Which is why the wedding we saw fits. At least for me.