i was there and it was awesome

Sam sees himself as almost like…used goods. You know, like, Sam kinda was… supposed to do bad things. He had some demon blood in him—and it’s still there! And we see Sam thinking that Dean hates him, as well, not just Jack. So we’re gonna see them come to terms with what exactly that means.
—  Jared Padalecki on Sam in s13 (from a video interview).
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Fire walk with me

Also @walk-among-us, @ohschistitsageologist, @prideandperdition, @ollis-beard, @dragon-on-the-sea and @type-ho-negative tagged me to do this selfie thingy, thank you!! c;

I’ll tag: @hera-salander, @kiwiturilli, @sebasura, @asylumsammet, @moveslikejaromir, @moonslices, @monicasanoli, @dauntlesswarden, @orthar-the-tooth-collector, @under-a-godless-sky, @misshammett, @death-delirium, @mathiasismywhore, @hobbitsmind, @resist-and-bite, @celtic-frosted-flakes, @kaylaapril620 and @bruceedickinson

Another random thought dump.

I really am in love with the jacksepticeye community, and everything to do with the egos, Anti especially. Every morning I wake up and think “wonder what’s gonna happen in the fandom today?” It gives me something to look forward to each and every day. And the creativity is outstanding. The theories, the fanart, the edits, the fanfiction, all of that. It’s amazing. I didn’t have this before, something to look forward to each day. So I’m so glad that this fandom exists and that jacksepticeye exists and everyone’s as alive and kicking and active in the community as they are. It’s fucking awesome.

Where have all these wonderful and seemingly new (to me anyway) UK based meta writers been hiding all this time?!?

Here me thinking that I am alone in the UK based SPN meta community (except you Lizzy of course) and suddenly everyone seems to be from around here!

Hello all UK based supernatural meta writers! I don’t know where you all cropped up from but I am very very happy to see you all floating around my dash. 

:D

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Festival of Snails!
I’m so glad people had fun, I really did, and I’m keen to do it again sometime!
If anyone’s interested, you can pop your name on a self-edit pinglist over here.

Some statistics, if anyone’s interested!

  • 14 days of festivities
  • 110 participants
  • 3330 snails collected
  • 5484 geodes collected
  • 9740g worth of prizes donated by the community
  • 12700g worth of prizes hosted by Clan Snastle
  • 1016g worth of ticket purchases from the raffle
  • 19065 raffle tickets in total
  • 4 Snailiths happily off to new homes
  • and one very happy Giant Snail!

Thank you everyone, I’ll be posting little bits of lore and stuff as I have time, but the Festival is over. The baby Snailiths have gone off with their partner clans, and the marketplace has been packed away. A trail of damp earth with a shimmery sheen of slime leads off into the distance, and Snastle is off to roam once more.

Good Stuff(?) - The Emoji Movie

WARNING: Flax seeds can be a great absorbent. Thank you, take care out there, prey for me, and enjoy.

The Emoji Movie? More like… the No See Movie! HA HA HA HA HA HA

Whew, best one yet. Okay, (*Cracks open a cold one*) so. I know this movie looks cheap. It’s from Sony Animation, so you know the effort put into making this a good animated film is Fyre Festival levels of fucked. And I know it’s a millennial satirizing knock off of the following:

  • Sausage Party
  • The Lego Movie
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Harry Potter
  • Toy Story
  • A majority of Pixar’s movies
  • Life is Strange (unfortunate)
  • Foodfight! (also unfortunate)
  • Barnyard
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • Rubik: The Amazing Rubix Cube
  • Rachet and Clank: The Movie
  • Fairy Odd Parents: Channel Chasers
  • Fairy Odd Parents: Internet Stupor Highway
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • The Mr. Men & Little Misses
  • The Brave Little Toaster
  • Spongebob 2: Sponge Out of Water
  • Tinker Bell 
  • Most Shonen animes

and so on, but you all know this. However, I see to share a bit of optimism towards this film as good as shamelessly possible. Because after that serviceable disappointment that was Smurfs: The Lost Village and the fact that 2017 has not much better in store this summer, in terms of animation, I just want to give Sony just one. Just a SINGLE glimmer of belief that they can pull something off better than previously. Or maybe, they’re a lost cause; who knows. Now, it’s time to defend this, for the sake of animated movies of all caliber.

BEST CASE SCENARIO: CREEPYPASTA MATERIAL

For once, the movie doesn’t look that bad. It looks colorful, the human designs look pretty good, and the gimmicks in the phone world look pretty creative. It doesn’t look as spastic as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or unnecessarily cartoony like Hotel Transylvania. It’s on par with their latest Smurfs movie, and I say that’s a good thing. The only setback are the emojis themselves. Most of them looks inhuman and this is what I consider the “hand effect”, where it’s like trying to animate your own hands to move like a human except you keep the muscle and bone structure of a typical human hand. When it comes to animating living characters, you should always either give the characters a humanoid stature with limbs or make them limbless shapes like with Angry Birds or Veggietales. And with this having the “hand effect”, this limits creativity in movement and it looks weird, jarring, or creepy to try making them act human with 3D animation. Then again, if a no neck design worked well with Crash Bandicoot, it can do well here too.

And on this day, I will forever feel guilty for making such a comparison

Secondly, and this is a small note: what competition does it have? I mean… Atomic Blonde? War for the Planet of the Apes? The Dark Tower? Another Al Gore movie? Jessica Williams? The movies surrounding this ranges from pretty risque for kids to who’s checking this. This flic is known more to a familial audience, so if it actually does good, the adult reviewers can feel more comfortable in recommending this to kids, giving it some merit towards a demographic, like most family films. And then any adult can enjoy it ironically because we’ll feel better knowing it was basically never for us. I’m not saying the hopes for success are high, but like the previous Sony asspulls, it’ll be passable to a particular group. And if not this, then what? Nut Job 2?

Originally posted by giantmonster

I’m serious. Nut Job 2? Anybody want to see that?
Does anybody know about that?

Other than those things, I got nothing. Except for the 107 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THE EGOJI MOVIE! That’s right. Thanks to a man named Jack Douglass, I have more than enough evidence to convince YOU why it can be a film that can titillate your sense of entertainment and leave you well pleased. And with the help of King Crimson, this list will be most accurate and foolproof plan I have come up with on this site in forever, so here it is:

107 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THE EMOJI MOVIE!

NUMBER ONE: T.J. Miller and Sir Patrick Stewart are pretty great actors and comedians, and to support their acting in the film can keep their streak of surprising choices for their craft solid.
NUMBER TWO:

and THAT was 107 reasons why you should see the Emoji Movie.

I admit, that is a lot to read, but it’s worth it. Trust me In any case, beyond all those reasons, I can’t say this movie is truly a must-see of the year, like Cars 3 or Captain Underpants, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth seeing at all. I mean, it could’ve been Ice Age 6, which I am certain will come out not long after 2021 or ‘22. I say it’s worth checking out to see what the fuss is about. It’s not controversial like the Ghostbusters reboot or surprisingly good like Baby Driver and 21 and 22 Jump Street, I can assure you, but it could be entertaining in some way nonetheless. I’ll say buy $5 cheap seats at least, don’t want the industry earning that money too easily. And it’s safe to say this movie was gonna be made eventually, so why not give a full look before putting it up on the fridge with all the other drawings? I mean, we already got Emoji merch, pillows, World Emoji Day, Emoji reviews, an Emojipedia, an Emoji Store, and this movie was the Buzzfeed effect that tipped the scale to say “Ya know. This has gone too far”? All in all, Sony may have done itself in with its marketing, but I find the Emoji Movie to possibly be a simple, nonsensical, time wasting film for the summer and a flic you and your buddies can get high to, like most other toy based productions that isn’t the Lego Movie.

I give Wreck-It Ralph a 4 out of 5

A couple big hiccups here and there, but it’s an otherwise solid video game movie