If you, like me, are drowning in dread right now…if you, like me, need a reason to feel hope or pride in America…if you, like me, want to watch a movie that would sincerely piss off the racist, sexist, imaginationless incoming administration: go see Hidden Figures. Go see it right now. Brilliant, incredible black women putting human beings in space is exactly what I think we all need right now.
The Hakuouki musicals are very important productions.
I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for the people I have met through these productions.
The role of Kazama Chikage is a very cherished role to me. Since meeting him, I’m very proud to have run along with him for five years. I’m really glad that I could maintain his demon pride. I’m grateful to him more than anyone else in the world. I’ve been saved by him so many times.
Starting with the producer, Mouri-san, all the members of the staff enriched my life as an actor. They taught me many things. They created this beloved production called the Hakuouki musicals. I will never forget this encounter for the rest of my life, and I would like to see you all again when I’ve grown more.
The same goes for all the actors I met through Hakuouki. Regardless of whether or not you were senpai or kouhai, we aimed for the same goals, competed with each other, cared for each other–we shared the suffering and glory together. We spent countless hours together exchanging words, crossing blades, drinking sake, and seeing things through the well of tears. It wasn’t always a fun time but because we each loved the Hakuouki productions in our own way, it was an honor to stand along side of you all on stage. That’s why it was such a happy company. It was truly a beautiful stage where we couldn’t win but we couldn’t lose, and it didn’t matter if you were senpai or kouhai. That’s the Hakuouki musicals.
With everything above, when HakuMyu Live 2 ended I thought:
Everything’s finally in order.
Every moment is incredibly beautiful, but, at the end of the last number, when Yuusuke put my sword in it’s sheath and handed it to me for the last time and I saw the audience and all the people who had supported the Hakuouki musicals–that was the best present anyone could’ve given me.
Hakuouki is the best and I will continue to love it forever.
Because of this ask I received, I was inspired to find the clock in Mason Industries at the end of each mission to see how long they were gone. The clock starts the second they leave for the past and stops when they return. It is not visible every time (especially not in later episodes), but I’ll share what I can find or derive.
So, for anyone else curious just how long the team was in the past each episode, here you go.
1.01 - Pilot
15 hours, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
1.02 - The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
23 hours, 48 minutes, 56 seconds
1.03 - Atomic City
13 hours, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
1.04 - Party at Castle Varlar
21 hours, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
1.05 - The Alamo
N/A *This timeline is a conundrum.
Historically, the Alamo falls early in the morning on March 6th. Jiya says Flynn jumped to March 2nd. Lucy says the Alamo is not supposed to fall for four more days, so March 2nd. And yet the date that the title card flips over from in the beginning of the episode says, “03041836″: March 4th.
Considering the long shadows coming from the tents in Santa Anna’s camp, Flynn does not first meet with him at midday. It is morning or afternoon. Enough happens during that day (also the team would arrive later than Flynn and did not do so at night) that I’ll assume it’s morning and Flynn interrupts Santa Anna’s breakfast. That night, Flynn kills William Travis. Most of the episode takes place during the second day, March 3rd. I see no evidence of a second night, but for the title card to say March 4th implies that is when the battle takes place. (Even though the displayed date is usually the first day they jump to. However, 1.07 is another exception to this.) The conclusion for this trip is indeterminable. Perhaps the title card date is wrong, confused by the fact that their interference made the Alamo fall prematurely. I will ignore the title card and remark on what I see. Flynn arrived in the morning. There is one night. The Alamo fell in the afternoon of the second day.
This trip lasted two days but less than 48 hours.
1.06 - The Watergate Tape
N/A *Given Flynn’s time limit of five hours + any time before/after it until they returned, this trip most likely lasted 8-10 hours.
1.07 - Stranded
*NOTE: This screenshot is taken at the beginning of the episode, three hours after Flynn returned. The team remains in the past another night and day.
This trip lasted four days.
1.08 - Space Race
N/A *Flynn arrived late at night and left the next afternoon. The team was there for a lesser amount of time.
This trip lasted less than one day.
1.09 - Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde
N/A *They arrived during the day, stayed the night, and left early the next morning.
1.10 - The Capture of Benedict Arnold
58 hours, 46 minutes, 38 seconds
*Blurry but the best shot I could get. I could be reading it wrong. I know the adventure itself lasted two days, and, logically, Wyatt and Rufus would then have to travel back to where they left the Lifeboat. 58 hours is a reasonable length of time, though it pertains only to Wyatt and Rufus. Flynn and Lucy would have been there less than 48 hours (perhaps 36 hours). They arrived on the morning of September 25th and left early in the night on September 26th, just after sunset.
1.11 - The World’s Columbian Exposition
N/A *After the episode first came out, I calculated that Lucy was with Flynn for at least 18 hours. Then she escaped.
Lucy and Flynn arrived, presumably, at night (if not before) and left at night. They were there a full day. Wyatt and Rufus were there for a shorter amount of time. We don’t see them until the next day.
This trip lasted one night and day for Flynn and Lucy, around 24 hours (or possibly more). Wyatt and Rufus were there 20 or less hours.
1.12 - The Murder of Jesse James
N/A *In the original timeline, Jesse James was killed by his partners in the morning. The time travelers were there that entire day. They camped at night. Spent the next day traveling. Made it to Emma’s cabin that night. Left the next day.
This trip lasted three days and around 48 hours.
1.13 - Karma Chameleon
N/A *Don’t hold me to this, but I believe Claire’s plane landed at around 1pm. I think the clock on the screen with the flights says 13:17. Last call for bars in Ohio (when Joel’s shift would end) is 2am. Shortly after that time, Joel and Claire went back to her hotel room, and later Wyatt interrupted them. After Joel’s death, Wyatt and Rufus leave. In the present day, it goes from being late at night/early in the morning to nighttime again in the end.
This trip lasted around 14-16 hours.
1.14 - The Lost Generation
N/A *Charles Lindbergh was supposed to land after 10pm. Flynn must have intercepted him in the late afternoon. The rest of the episode takes place at night without ever seeing morning.
This trip lasted several hours of an indeterminable count. Probably no more than 12-13 hours for the team.
1.15 - Public Enemy No. 1
N/A *I believe the clock above the hotel’s front door when Flynn first meets Capone says 11:10am. (But he would have been there a few hours already to steal all of the evidence he presented. Maybe since around 9am.) The team arrived four hours after him. When they go to the hotel later with Capone’s brother, the clock says 1:29am. They parked the Lifeboat in a field outside the city so travel needs to be included.
This trip lasted 14-16 hours.
1.16 - The Red Scare
N/A *They arrive during the day. The exact time is unclear, but with the Rittenhouse summit being that night, Flynn wouldn’t have risked waiting around for Lucy and Wyatt to show unless he had time to spare. He probably arrived in the morning or midday. The summit and climax occur that night. Don’t know what Flynn, Lucy, Wyatt, and Ethan spend the rest of the night doing, but they don’t drive into the warehouse with the Lifeboat until early the next morning.
This trip lasted two days but less than 24 hours.
There’s no real purpose behind this list besides curiosity. However, if you are interested in setting a fic during any of the episodes, here is the time span you have to do it in. Maybe that will help someone somewhere.
Master Dooku has the highest standards and only chooses the most elite of the elite as his apprentices. Initiate Jinn is a prodigy and looks perfect on the records and is also exceptionally gifted in sensing the Living Force. Master Dooku thought he would make the perfect Padawan. Sometimes, Master Dooku is wrong.
Or, Master Dooku has to bribe a young Padawan Qui-Gon with Obi-Wan’s company in order to get him to do anything.
[A/N] In this AU where everyone is happy, almost no one is evil and everyone lives, Master Dooku is that grumpy grandpa who looks super scary but is actually ridiculously soft once you get to know him. Qui-Gon is his third apprentice, and all three of his Padawans are ridiculously rebellious (and spoiled) in their own ways. You’ll meet the other two soon <3
So far, today had been a long day. I had auditioned for so many parts on different television shows and theater productions, but none of them sounded promising. A shopping spree sounded like a good option to cure my depressing state.
As I walked along Beverly Hills, staring at the many stores I knew I had no chance of affording, a large figure pulled me to a halt, pushing me to the concrete floor. “Owh!” I exclaimed rubbing my back that I had hit on the floor, now placed under my bum. “I am so sorry love! It’s my fault, I should’ve been watching where I was going” The large figure said, placing a hand in front to help me up. I knew that voice from anywhere, it felt like a dream. Surely this wasn’t real, right? I looked up, being met with a large man with sunglasses covering his eyes. I knew who this was straight away.
This was Matthew, Matthew Gray Gubler. He was my idol, the one I looked up to. I had seen him many times on Criminal Minds and he was the one that inspired me to take up acting in the first place. His shoulders were covered with a thin white t-shirt, with a drawing placed in the middle that I couldn’t make out. His hair was in a tousled mess, however he suited the messy look. My nerves were taking over and I knew that I would end up saying something I didn’t mean. I placed my hand in his large one and he pulled me onto my feet.
“Howdy Mr Gubler! I really enjoy your work. I love how you draw, how you act, everything!” When it left my mouth, I instantly regretted it. I gulped and I could tell that this gentle being could sense my fear. He let out a throaty laugh and smiled, “Aw that’s cute! I like that you call me Mr Gubler but please, call me Matthew” he said and I returned his smile, “What’s your name?” “My name is Beth (or insert Y/N).” He nodded and smiled again, “That’s a beautiful name.” His eyes diverted to the ground and he knelt down, “You dropped this.” He handed me my book that had fallen from my bag and smiled, “I love this book. I read it as a kid” He told me and I nodded and handed the book back to him. “You can have it, Matthew. I have two copies at home” Matthew let out a beautiful smile and took the book from my hand, “Thank you, Beth. I’ll put this in my secret bookshelf” He winked and I smiled, then nodded.
“So, what are you doing here?” He asked and my smiled dropped. “I’ve had a bad day” I replied and he nodded, looking at his watch around his wrist. “Well, I have a few hours before my interview. You can spend some time with me if you like?” My face lit up with a smile and I nodded, “I’d love that.” We walked around to different parts of Beverly Hills, him showing me his favourite parts of the town. A few hours passed and we were finishing our last bits of shopping. “U-uh Matthew?” I said and he nodded, “Can I have a photo please? I’d really appreciate it.” He smiled and took my phone from my hand. He pulled the camera up, put on selfie mode and held it out. Matthew placed his soft lips on my cheek and kissed it, snapping the photo. I blushed, “Thank you so much!” I said and he nodded, with a smile. “Would you like another one?” He asked and I nodded, “Climb on my back, sweetheart” He said and my cheeks turned red again.
I climbed on his back, him placing his hands under my thighs for support. Someone passed us but Matthew called, “Hey buddy! Can you take this photo for us please?” The stranger nodded and snapped the photo, handing the phone back. “Thank you so much for an amazing day, Matthew!” I said and he smiled, embracing me in a warm hug. “Can I see the photo?” Matthew asked and I nodded, pulling it up. He grinned, “That’s definitely going on Instagram! What’s your user?” He asked and I typed it in on his phone. “Well, I’ve got to get going. It was lovely to meet you!” He exclaimed and I smiled, as he hugged me again but this time placing his hands on my hips. “I hope to see you again in the future” He said and I nodded. He let go and picked up his bags, “Bye Beth” he told me and I smiled, “Bye, Matthew.”
And then he was gone. My phone screen lit up. “@GUBLERNATION has followed you back” it read. I smiled and made my way to my car. My phone vibrated, displaying an unknown number.
“Hello, Beth speaking” I said, confused.
“Hello Beth, this is Virgil Williams. I am one of the writers of Criminal Minds” He said and I gulped. “Hi, how can I help you?” I asked, waiting for a response. “I saw your audition for a CBS drama today and I was very pleased with your performance. I would like to offer you a place on the upcoming episode of Criminal Minds” I stopped in my place.
“Oh my god! Thank you so much” I said as I felt my hand shake. “You start tomorrow. I will send you details of your arrival and the address. I hope you have a lovely evening.” He said and I smiled.
“Thank you, and you. I was just wondering, who will I be playing?” I asked, waiting for a reply.
“Well as of now, you play Spencer Reid’s love interest.” He replied and I froze.
Ok can we like….potentially just NOTask people why they are focusing on the gay element of Beauty and the Beast “instead of” the (Stockholm Syndrome/Domestic Abuse/Bestiality/Etc.) Like……I get that the point is to ask “why aren’t you focusing on something that is actually problematic” but it’s also kind of implying that being gay is the lesser of greater evils? Can we ask them “why aren’t you focusing on the talking teapot” instead to confuse them tbh
“When we went drinking in Ginza. Riidaa entered in the bar with me. We drank a lot together. He was the first person that took me to Ginza. That time, I paid the bill alone! He said he would just go to the restroom and awhile I was watching his retreating figure. I felt disappointed.”-Aiba Masaki
“Here are three women that have competed against each other - they’re from three different continents, they all wanted different things. And there they are, just enjoying being together and feeling not so alone on the ice anymore. … And through this world collaboration, they can send the message of, ‘If we work together with kindness and strength, we can create peace.’”