Despite all the incredible previews, I’ll admit I was a little wary going into Moo Moo, only because racial profiling is a really heavy topic to cover in ~22 minutes, especially in a comedy. I spent a lot of time thinking about how the conflict between Terry and Holt might play out. My fear was either the episode would slip into “after school special” territory and ultimately present a superficial, overly simplistic depiction of the issue, or veer all the off to the other end and give us a dark, bleak ending devoid of that hope and optimism that makes B99 so special. Nothing against B99 – I’ve just been burned by many a show before, and this is a topic that could be an absolute disaster in the wrong hands.
But then there’s this? A show that is thoughtful and nuanced while showing us the horrors of racial profiling and the complexities of reporting it, that doesn’t shy away from the fact that we still have a lot of work to do but also allows Terry and Holt to have their own personal victory? That covered a super serious subject, including a conversation where two beautiful young black girls asked questions they should never have to ask, but still allowed for moments of joy and laughter that felt genuine? And that did it all in about twenty minutes, wrapping up on a beautifully bittersweet note that was just the right tone for an episode of this level of importance?
I’m just in awe. And I feel really, really lucky that we have so many incredible people involved with this show who share it with us.
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
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.
one thing i’ve noticed about skam is that what we think is going to be a big/the main issue never is, like the russ bus seemed like a big thing sana would have to fight for but that resolved itself pretty quickly. same with the weed at the start of s3, i thought it’d be a much bigger problem for isak, but no he fixed it pretty much right away. it’s like julie is distracting us with things that seem like big problems and fixing them right away and then what we thought wasn’t a big deal becomes one of the main conflicts of the story. people were saying yousana couldn’t be endgame because it was going so smoothly, but then yousef says he’s not muslim, just like when it seemed all was going well for isak and even, even had an episode
Just little Antisepticeye and Darkiplier plot bunnies (okay, one giant plot bunny):
- Anti is the leader of a cult and Dark is his right-hand man. Watch from 4:00 to 4:30 on this video to get a sense of how I’d expect it to work.
- Anti needs attention from people to continue surviving. When people say his name, spread his image, and especially sacrifice themselves or others for him, it gives him energy and makes him stronger and unable to die. (”You all said my name. I am here now.”) The only way to get rid of him for good is for no one to acknowledge his existence.
- Dark thus helps Anti survive by helping to bring people close to him. And in turn, Anti makes damn sure to protect Dark at all costs. Some of the people they brainwash become bodyguards for Dark. Sometimes Dark simply impersonates Mark and infiltrates his friend group. And as a last resort, Dark can loop back time.
- Anti never shows up in person. He’s only ever seen in computers and other screened devices. No one can pinpoint exactly where he is, because his apparent location changes in an instant.
- Anti can see the world through Dark’s eyes. Like visual telepathy, if you will. This is his main method of gathering information about the outside world, since, you know, he never leaves his hiding hole.
- They have Jack and Mark held hostage, by the way.
So is anyone else keeping tabs on this “controversial” Julius Caesar being performed in Shakespeare in the Park? Conservative protestors showed up last night. I think it is both hilarious they feel so threatened (considering how long conservatives have threatened many camps from the liberal side of things, and physically, not just ideologically) and frustrating how eager they are to jump at something without bothering to try and understand the play. I’m not going to lie, watching a cheeto-like figure being assassinated would be kind of cathartic; however, Shakespeare posits that Caesar’s death does not make Rome better and that is the point of the whole play (well, as well all know, one big point). I am getting tired of blind loyalty and stupidity, but I am proud of what Shakespeare in the Park is doing and I am proud they are not backing down.
I mentioned I had more art and information about the Thunderbirds OC I’ve been working on, so here we go. Under a cut because this is going to get kinda long. XD (Also bear in mind some info may be subject to change.)
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.
“If you guys scream loud enough, Taylor will hear you,” DJ/Swift friend Ruby Rose hollered from behind her turntables Saturday night inside a 62,500-square-foot mega-club custom-built (and soon to be unbuilt) for a series of high-profile Super Bowl week parties in Houston.
The opening act was probably right, given that the guest of honor was Instagramming videos of her cats from backstage just before that moment, and about 15 minutes later (no doubt after she heard fans’ chants of “Taylor! Taylor!” from her cat- and Haim-sister-filled dressing room), Taylor Swift emerged to face 9,000 screaming fans and perform a packed 17-song set – including two tracks she’d never performed live before.
“You have come from all over the world – possibly to see football, but would it be all right with you if we played some music first?” Taylor asked the all-too-eager AT&T Presents DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night crowd during the opening number, 1989 bonus track “New Romantics.” The answer was a resounding yes.
Below are highlights from the hour-and-a-half spectacle, which spanned from her 2008 hit “Love Story” to the first-ever performance of her most recent Billboard Hot 100 top five – albeit without her duet partner.
Going It Alone “I don’t want you to think Zayn is going to come out, because he’s definitely not,” Swift immediately cautioned while introducing “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” her Fifty Shades Darker collaboration with the One Direction alum. “I saw a lot of phones go up in the air. The only one you have here is me, I’m so sorry.” The crowd didn’t seem to mind, helping Taylor out with the oh-oh-ohs during her stripped-down take on the steamy song.
Little Big Taylor Another live debut was “Better Man,” the Hot Country Songs No. 1 that Swift wrote for Nashville quartet Little Big Town. Not only has she never performed it live, we’ve never heard her sing it ever. Swift made epic use of her background singers for the performance, having them join her out on the circular stage and creating her own vocal group, a la LBT. “I never really knew what it would feel like to hear my song on the radio and have someone else singing it. Turns out, it feels awesome,” she said before the song. “I feel really grateful to the artists who have decided to record the things that I have written. The one drawback is just that you don’t really get to hear the crowd sing the songs back to you.” This intro also led into an acoustic take on Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For,” which she famously wrote with her EDM ex.
On Theme There’s a Taylor Swift song for every occasion – even Super Bowl. “I figured you guys are going to be watching football, and I wrote a song when I was 16 that features, like, cheer captains and bleachers, and I don’t know, I felt like it might be appropriate to play tonight,” she said to introduce her 2008 crossover smash “You Belong With Me.” “I mean, it’s really old, but…”
Grammys Flashback For Swift’s last concert, at October’s Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, she apparently faked out a few fans when her bedazzled white grand piano rolled out onstage. “When I sat down at the piano, a lot of people were chanting the name of a song I haven’t played in a long time. You know what I’m talking about?” she asked, referencing her famous hair-flipping 2014 Grammys performance of the Red track “All Too Well” behind the keys. “So I figured that next time I was in Texas, if you wanted to hear ‘All Too Well,’ I would play it.” And so she did, re-creating the hair-eography that made the original performance so memorable (and meme-able).
Parking Lot to Paradise When Swift’s multi-year deal with AT&T was announced back in October, one of the most exciting aspects of the partnership was the promised Super Saturday Night performance, portions of which will stream on DIRECTV’s Taylor Swift NOW at later dates (so don’t worry if you didn’t have the golden ticket in Houston). And the fact that the Club Nomadic venue – which also hosted Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers and more artists over the past few days – was constructed out of thin air allowed for a lot of customization. “Literally, this was a parking lot in October,” Roger Hyde, DIRECTV/AT&T Entertainment Group SVP of creative services, told Billboard before Saturday’s party. “It literally was nothing. All they wanted was that it had a nice view of downtown Houston, and it had good access, and we had the opportunity to build something this big. Knowing what [Swift’s] folks wanted to do as far as the stage was concerned, we could build it around her. It’s literally a custom environment. It’s very intimate – as big as it is, it’s very intimate. No matter where you are, you’ll feel very close to her. And no matter what camera angle you see the footage from, there will be fans in the foreground and the background. She’s going to be surrounded by her greatest fans.” That setup included a video screen that spanned the entire stage, a circular platform in the middle of a sea of her supporters and a few well-timed bursts of pyro that kicked up the already-hot performance.
Only 2017 Show? Did Texas once again score Swift’s only show of the year? Last year, her Grand Prix performance in Austin was her one-and-only live event of 2016. And she seems to think this could be it for this year – at least for now. “I have to be really honest with you about something: As far as I know, I’m doing one show in 2017. And as far as I know, this is that one show,” she said to wild cheers. “So what I’m trying to tell you is, by coming here tonight, you’re essentially attending 100 percent of my tour dates for the year, so thank you! You’re the crowd in my most recent daydreams, when I’m thinking about being onstage, so I was wondering: If you don’t feel like dancing for yourself or screaming for yourself, you don’t feel in the mood or whatever, you’re like stressed out, would you do it for me tonight?”
Speaking of Dancing… Anyone who has watched a music awards show in the past five years knows Swift loves nothing more than to get her groove on. So we all knew how this party had to end. “Houston, would you like to dance?” she asked before her final number “Shake It Off” left fans dancing out the doors and into the crisp Houston night.
Taylor Swift’s set list for AT&T Presents DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night: New Romantics 22 Blank Space I Knew You Were Trouble Style I Don’t Wanna Live Forever You Belong With Me This Is What You Came For Better Man Red We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Love story All Too Well Enchanted/Wildest Dreams medley Bad Blood Out of the Woods Shake It Off