it was an awesome movie by the way

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“It’s a really awesome film, a very timely story about a woman who’s just looking for her place and equality. The wonderful thing about the script and the movie—the way it came out—it really does not vilify either side of the argument. It really presents both sides fairly. It’s not just a movie coming out and attacking the church. No matter how you stand on the subject it’s a very thought provoking [film].” – Aaron Tveit

Graduation Celebration

Requested by: Anonymous
(Here are the specifics)

Pairing: Reader x Charles Xavier
Word Count: 2.2K
Warnings: Fluff, teacher/student (legal) relationship

A/N: This is set during the 70s/80s (like the last few X-Men movies), and the Reader is 19 years old.

The holograms flicker and fade as the simulation around you disappeared, leaving only the wide, open training room to be seen.

“Awesome work today everyone,” you say, your voice bouncing off the metal walls and magnifying. The 6 teens wander over to you, listening intently, “Tomorrow, I want to kick it up a notch. You’re all powerful in your own way, but our team work skills need a little training,”

The teens all nod and file out of the room. You watch as they leave, a sense of pride washes over you. You’d been training the teens at the X Mansion for just over 6 months now - having taken a few months to settle in yourself - but you already felt protective over each and every one of them.

You were glad that these kids had somewhere to call home; when you were their age - a few years ago - you were kicked out of home. Your parents flipped when your powers manifested, and you were forced to live on the streets. It wasn’t until Professor Xavier found you, using Cerebro, that you were able to find somewhere - and someone - that accepted you.

Your watch alarm beeps, alerting you that you had your final exam in 5 minutes. Cursing under your breath, you rush out of the training room and across the mansion. After being kicked out of home, and unable to control your powers 100% of the time, you dropped out of school. That left you as a 19 year old woman who didn’t even have a high school education. Luckily, Professor Xavier graciously offered to teach you until you could take your final exams.

Your boots skid on the wood and you almost slam into the doorjamb. Your cheeks grow hot as you see Professor Xavier smirking at you, probably having to hold back a laugh.

“I’m so sorry,” you hurriedly apologise as you take your seat - the only one in the middle of a classroom, “I lost track of time, and the kids-”

Charles shakes his head, “No need to apologise, Y/N,” his chair wheels over to you and he places the exam in front of you, “Good luck, I know you’re going to ace it,”

You flash him a thankful smile and hold his gaze for a little too long. Your cheeks flush again, having barely had time to cool down, and you advert your eyes to the test. You know you’re supposed to be concentrating on finally completely your high school exams, but you feel squeamish under Charles’ stare.

You’ve harboured a crush on your personal teacher for months now. It was stupid and you tried to convince yourself that he would never see you that way, that you were just another student to him. But the lingering stares, sweet smiles and extended alone time still gave you hope.


“Times up,” Charles announces. Your head snaps up, a worried expression already on your face, before you quickly look back at your paper and try scribbling down the rest of your question, “Y/N,” he says sweetly, the mechanic noise from his wheelchair lets you know he’s coming closer, “Pencil down,”

You let out a defeated sigh and let go of your pencil. Charles gives you a kind smile before picking up your paper and looking it over. Leaning back into your chair, you try to let go of the nerves and the worry about the exam; it was over and there was nothing else you could do.

“Don’t stress,” he tells you as his eyes meet yours, causing your heart to skip. He using the toggle on his chair to wheel it around your desk and stops just beside you. He lays a gentle hand on your forearm, and your breathing quickens before you can stop it, “You’re one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met, I have every faith in you passing,”

“Thanks, Professor,” you breathe out, still unable to concentrate on anything completely while his hand laid on your arm.

Charles opens his mouth to speak, his stare holding yours, but before he can get a word out, there’s a soft knock on the door. Charles takes a few seconds, but he tears his gaze from yours and calls out, “Come in,”

You let out a silent sigh. You could’ve sworn the two of you were having a moment, but now it was gone. You hear Jean’s voice from behind you, and quickly stand.

“I’ve got to be going,” you dismiss, and before either of them can say anything, you side step Jean and exit the room.

You didn’t really have anything to do, but you knew that Jean only ever searched out Charles when she was having a hard time with her powers, and you didn’t want to impose.

Wandering the halls of the mansion, you smile at the teens and kids as they pass by. You spot Jubilee, her bright yellow jacket making her stand out, and notice that she’s walking right at you.

“Hey Jube,” you greet her kindly as she comes to a stop in front of you,

“Hi,” she flashes you a smile, “Y/N, are you busy right now?” you shake your head no, “Can I ask a favour?”

“Of course,” you nod along with your words,

“If you have time… It doesn’t have to be right now, or anything. It can be later,” her pace picks up as she starts to ramble,

“You would like me train you?” you ask on a whim. Jubilee looks a little shocked that you guessed her question but nods, “I have nothing on all afternoon. I’m more than happy to train you now,” you offer,

“Thank you,” Jubilee breathes out, clearly having been worried about asking you for the favour, “I knew you were having your final exam today, so I didn’t want to bother you,”

“All done,” you grin, “I’m all yours,”

She excitedly smiles and the two of you walk off towards the training room. Jubilee’s powers were similar to yours, you could both protect lights, energy and explosions - your powers absorbing sonic energy, whereas she didn’t need to absorb anything - so you were the best person to help Jubilee hone her skills and teach her how best to use her powers in a fight.


You and Jubilee spend a few hours in the training room, going through simulations. You even got to fight the holograms a few times, to demonstrate to her how you decided which attack would be best and how best to help the fellow mutants in a fight. By the time the two of you emerge from the room, the sun is well and truly down and the halls are quiet.

Jubilee thanks you for the hundredth time and bids you a goodbye before she runs off to find her friends. Now left alone, you wander back to your room. But before you can even slide your boots off and fall into bed, an idea strikes you. A very stupid and very dangerous idea.

Grabbing a bottle of scotch from your vanity - an early birthday present from Charles - you march off before you can talk yourself out of it.

You don’t have second thoughts until you’re standing outside his office. You can see the light from beneath the door, and can hear the ruffling of papers from inside. Your breathing quickens, along with your heart beat, and you hesitate to knock.

“Come in, Y/N,” you hear Charles’ voice from inside. Your breathing stops as you realise that he had read your thoughts and knew that you had been standing outside his door for far too many minutes, debating whether to enter.

The door creaks as you edge it open, and you poke your head inside with an embarrassed expression already in place, “Didn’t think you actively read everyone’s mind,” you say, a hint of playfulness in your voice.

Charles chuckles and puts a piece of paper back on his desk, “I don’t… But your thoughts were very loud,”

Your cheeks flush red as you enter the room and shut the door behind you, “Sorry,” you mumble,

“No, no, it’s quite alright,” he reassures you with a small smile, “I was going to come find you soon anyhow,”

Your eyebrows shoot up in surprise, “Oh?” is all your able to say, confusion running ramped in your head,

“I marked your exam,” he explains. Your heart sinks. He was only coming to talk to you as your teacher, nothing more, “You passed,”

If you hadn’t been so disappointed by the possibility of something more, you would’ve probably squealed with excitement. But all you can manage is a smile, “That’s great,” Charles nods, his eyes searching yours for the source of your weird behaviour. Before he can read your mind, you quickly distract him by shaking the bottle of scotch in front of you, “Guess this is cause for a celebration,”

You move to the table in the corner of the room, grab two glasses and fill them up a little too far. Spinning back around, you see Charles staring at you with an unsure look on his face.

“Oh, come on,” you urge. Charles shifts in his chair and gives you a small side nod, letting you know that he was caving to your peer pressure. You beam a smile at him and place a glass in front of him before wandering over to the couch that sat along one of his walls.

Charles stares at you for a moment before whisking up the glass and moving his wheelchair toggle so that the chair approached the couch. He comes to a stop in front of you, his eyes never once leaving yours. The silence in the room seems to grow thick as the two of you just stare at each other, and you can’t help but fidget in your seat.

“To finally getting a high school education,” you break the silence and raise your glass in a toast,

“Cheers,” Charles says. The two glasses softly clink and you both take a sip of alcohol,

You let out a small chuckle, “All thanks to you, Professor,”

“You don’t need to call me that,” Charles says, a little too quickly. Your brows furrow at his change in body language, almost like he didn’t like the noun coming from your mouth, “I’m not your teacher any more,”

You nod slowly, “Well… It was about time,” your words had a double meaning, and you were hoping he would pick up on it. Now that you were no longer Charles’ student, maybe this unspoken thing between the two of you could be spoken of now.

Silence falls over the two of you for a few seconds, Charles’ eyes searching your again, and tension fills the room. You almost jump when he clears his throat, “So, Y/N-”

“So, Charles,” you playfully cut him off, the alcohol already giving you some liquid courage.

He shoots you a smirk, “What’s next?”

You take a second to think about it, “I don’t really know,” you say honestly, “Maybe university? Maybe I could try to rejoin the world,”

“Oh,” Charles’ face falls and his eyes drop to his glass for the first time. You watch as his index finger runs across the top, like he was fidgeting,

“What is it?” you ask, leaning forward and trying to get him to look at you again,

“Well,” he clears his throat, “I was kind of hoping that, maybe… If you wanted… You’d stay here,”

Your eyebrows shoot up, “I didn’t know that was an option,” you admit. You had just assumed that the moment you were done studying you’d be expected to leave, “I have grown very close to everyone here,” you say, “The kids would-”

“I wasn’t asking for the kids,” he says suddenly, his voice bold and eyes staring into yours. You stare back, unsure if you’re understanding the real meaning of his words,

“Who were you asking for?” your voice is barely above a whisper,

“Myself,” he admits. Your stomach flips and your breathing hitches in your throat, “I mean, you’re not my student anymore, and god how I have been waiting for you to complete your final exams, because for months…,” you want to say something, to stop his rambling and tell him you feel the same; but your brain is still trying to process his words, “Oh no,” he says, looking horrified, “I’ve jumped to conclusions, now you feel weird. Y/N, I’m so sorry, please don’t think that-”

Your brain couldn’t think of what to say, so you just kissed him. He’s still with shock for a few moments, but starts kissing you back. The kiss is rushed and messy, but you didn’t care. You’d been waiting for this to happen for far too long, and by the urgency, you can tell Charles had been too.

“You didn’t jump to conclusions,” you breathe out once the two of you break apart,

“I can see that,” Charles laughs. His hand is still caressing your face, his fingers pushing through the roots of your hair and repeatedly trying to sweep that one stubborn hair behind your ear, “So, about-”

“There’s no way I’m leaving,” you interject. Charles grins at you as silence falls over the rom again. The two of you just sit there, staring at each other in awe and pure joy.



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So let me get this straight:

-Samurai Jack has come back to television 13 years after it ended in 2004

-Ducktales is getting a reboot which will air this summer (it looks awesome by the way)

-A spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, is coming in April

-The new Power Rangers Movie is coming on March 24

-MST3K is being revived

-Captain Underpants will be getting a movie

-Also Parappa the Rapper will be re-released remastered the beginning of next month

-Same with Patapon and Loco Roco at a later date

-Not to mention that the first three games of Crash Bandicoot is getting the remastered treatment

-It was recently announced that Invader Zim is coming back to TV

-Rocko’s Modern Life will return with a special next year

-Animaniacs is getting rebooted with Steven Spielberg being involved in the project

-And Hey Arnold will return in the fall

People, I think 2017 is going to be considered the year where our childhood comes back to us.

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Look, I was really disappointed with PotC5 for several reasons..but this guy’s design was 👌 👌 👌

Quick Tip: Making Characters Info Dump Without Seeming Like They’re Info-Dumping

The Tip: REFERENCE information with their OPINION being the focus. Never “tell” information, while not showing an opinion.

  • Why and How it Works:

Show of hands; how much do you hate when characters tell other characters things they already know, just because the reader doesn’t know (and needs to know)? Sometimes there’s information that needs to be shared with the reader and there’s no other way to do it but by SAYING it.

Here’s how to dodge the problem.

Imagine you and your friend are characters. You and your friend just watched a movie together. When talking about it, you wouldn’t “tell” them what happened – you’d reference it.

Example:

“It was an awesome movie. That scene where Harlock swishes his cape and pulls out a huge sword that’s actually a gun, kills three soldiers, and then moves down the hall to take down the others; that was so cool!”

Vs.

“In Harlock Space Pirates, there’s this scene where he swishes his cape and pulls out a huge sword that’s actually a gun, kills three soldiers, and then moves down the hall to take down the others.”

The reader now knows what happened in the movie, but the characters didn’t need to explain it to each other like its new information.

In real dialogue, people REFERENCE shared knowledge. They never “tell” it. If they “tell” it, it’s insulting and the person they’re talking to will be insulted, because you’re essentially saying they’re dumb.

Here’s the Kicker That Makes it Work - Opinions:

What your friend already has is the information. What your friend doesn’t have yet is your view on things. What you’re really giving your friend is an opinion – but what you’re giving the reader is information. Have your characters assess the information and give their thoughts, opinions, feelings, etc. on it in the same breath – rather than just saying it. As a bonus, this is fantastic for showing your character’s personality. 

Pro Tip:

The opinion doesn’t need to be long. It can be as simple as “that was cool!” or “it was evil but it was damn smart.” The end. That’s the opinion. You got all that info to the reader and your character doesn’t look dumb or mean.

I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2 again today and noticed a bunch more things on the rewatch.

  • First of all I was expecting to be bored at least some of the time (I mean, I just saw it a little over a week ago), but I never, ever was, not even once. This movie uses every minute so well. (Unlike the first one, where most of the Ronon and Thanos scenes dragged horribly even the first time, and were completely skippable on a rewatch.)
  • I love how the end of the movie recontextualizes some of the earlier scenes. For example, Mantis’s misery and fear is so obvious when she first meets the gang, and in most of her scenes afterwards. The first time you watch it, her anxiety is easily read as nervousness around strangers. The second time, though, it’s such a gut-punch to see her standing behind Ego, wringing her hands, and knowing why.
  • Drax mistaking Yondu for Peter’s actual father is another of those fantastically recontextualized scenes. The first time, it’s funny, just a tossed-off joke. The second time, though … right in the feels. Because Drax, for the most part, doesn’t get the whole concept of people pretending to be something other than what they are. He watches Yondu and Peter interact with each other and he totally gets the actual relationship in a way even they don’t.
  • Speaking of which, there is some really brilliant editing in this movie. This time around, I noticed how it cut from Ego’s “I’m your dad, Peter” right to the first installment of Yondu’s storyline (which also involved interacting with his parental stand-in, Stakar). And none of the significance of this is clear if you don’t know the characters’ emotional context! You basically can only pick it up after having seen the movie once.  
  • The pacing on all the emotional arcs is so, so good. I didn’t even really notice, the first time around, how strong the Peter-Rocket arc is, from their fighting in the beginning, through Rocket not wanting to leave him on the planet, to their little moment of connection at the end.
  • I still can’t get over how this movie has eight major characters (not counting Ego; let’s not count Ego) and every single one of them has a) an emotional arc of their own, b) at least one strong platonic relationship arc with a beginning, middle, and end, and c) at least one scene in which they get to be awesome and do something important. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. Even the noncombatants. Even the baby!
  • The first time around, I didn’t really notice how brutal Gamora and Nebula’s fight is. @sheronm pointed out how incredibly OTT Gamora picking up the ship cannon is (in a way female characters rarely get to be) but the whole fight is like that: brutal, dirty, vicious, and not sexualized in the slightest. Speaking of which …
  • The only shirtless scenes in the whole movie are guys (Peter on the ship, and Yondu at the brothel). The closest the movie comes to a romance arc is Peter and Gamora flirting and dancing. I still adore how Mantis and Drax make it explicitly clear that they aren’t into each other in a sexual/romantic way, and yet the most important relationship either of them has in the movie is with each other, and he’s willing to die to save her in the end. The movie doesn’t completely ignore romantic love (the Peter/Gamora relationship is still important), and it is true that there are a few sexist jokes (like Peter hitting on the Sovereign queen – though he apologizes for it, which is a rare thing). But overwhelmingly, this is a movie that never dismisses its female characters to “love interest” or sexualizes them any more than the male characters are.
  • When I saw this movie the first time, I thought the soundtrack and use of music was better in the first movie, but now that I’ve seen them both back to back, I was so, so wrong. They both have great music, they both have some great musical scenes, but I think it’s mostly that the first movie has a faster, more actiony soundtrack, while the second movie has a slower, gentler, more emotional soundtrack that I didn’t fully appreciate at first. But in the first movie, the music is mostly a (well-done!) melodic accompaniment to the action, while in the second movie, the songs are very carefully fit to the scenes in which they occur – whether the important thing is the peppy/awful contrast (“Come a Little Bit Closer” over the murder montage), or the whole point is that the song is so terribly, cheesily on point (“Brandy”), or sometimes because the song fits the emotional tone of the scene in the best fanvid kind of way (“Father & Son”, or the repeated use of “The Chain” for the characters being separated and then coming all back together in Peter’s love-epiphany/Power of Friendship™ moment at the end).

It’s just sooo goooood. I really didn’t expect a bombastic, ridiculous musical comedy in space to genuinely be one of the best movies I’ve seen in ages.

Power Rangers is awesome and here’s why

- Diverse cast
- Passes the Bechdel Test at least twice
- Well-written Autistic character
  - When characters get superpowers and get healed of physical problems, screenwriters don’t “cure” Autistic character of his Austism
- Perfect levels of camp / nostalgia factor
- Writers nail the whole “adults aren’t on the same wavelength as us” thing in a realistic and heart-wrenching way
- GO GO POWER RANGERS!
- Krispy Kreme

Go see it.

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Female Awesome Meme  [3/10] females in a movie  - Trini
“I’m the new girl, always. Three schools in three years. What’s crazy is, I like it that way, y’know cause it’s easier. Nobody ever has to get to know me and my parents don’t have to worry about my relationships. […] My family is so normal, too normal. They believe in labels. They’d like me to dress differently, talk more, have the kind of friends they want me to have. I don’t know how to tell them what’s really going on with me.”

reasons to watch leverage:

  • every ep is a heist ep
  • it’s hilarious
  • it’s also gonna rip your heart out
  • the cast and crew do the best commentary tracks
  • aldis hodge is a beautiful god and you get to look at his face a lot
  • beth riesgraf and christian kane aren’t exactly bad looking either
  • it’s basically all one enormous shout-out to every other show/book/movie ever made
  • canon ot3!!!!!
  • you get to see rich people who hurt the poor get taken down in the most humiliating way possible every ep
  • there are a whole bunch of tropes, but the characters never become stereotypes
  • 5 awesome season that are on netflix
  • they might make a movie!!!
  • awesome little fandom
  • ???
  • ????
  • go watch it now

There’s no denying the unique attraction of Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Also known as “Bear Lodge” or “Bear’s Tipi,” the dramatic monolith is a sacred site to several Native American Tribes. Familiar to many in movies like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” it’s recognizable to people around the world. But according to photographer Lori Eckhart, “There’s nothing like standing there in front of it. Its size, and the way it stands out and alone from anything else, just demands respect and fills you with awe.” Photo courtesy of Lori Eckhart.

Fake 80s Korean Voltron Legendary Defender Movie Poster 
(2016, Digital Art, 27′ x 40′, Limit of 100 Prints)

Brand new show, VOLTRON : LEGENDARY DEFENDER premieres this Friday, June 10th ONLY on NETFLIX!  We, Team Voltron have been working so hard past 2 yrs to make this show to be awesome and unique in every way.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!  Please support our show by sharing words to your friends or simply REBLOG! 

fuck like… there was a female superhero-led movie that actually showed a complex and dynamic, not overly sexualised woman. hell, women. lots of kickass amazing diverse women. and now we’re getting a whole movie of mostly black characters next year with an entire guard force made up of awesome kickass women. like i know there’s a long ass way to go towards equal representation but jfc am i emotional over this!! honestly this would never have happened back when i was growing up but now kids these days get to go to the cinema and see this shit and it’s so wonderful i want to cry

Now make a face that puts the bad guys in their place
‘Til they regret the decisions they made that day
That led to standing in your way
- Warrior Face

hollywoodreporter.com
'John Wick' Comic Book Launch Will Reveal Character's Origin
Greg Pak, the man behind the fan favorite 'Planet Hulk' storyline, is writing the new series.

After an announcement at the end of last year, fans of John Wick have been eagerly awaiting the Dynamite Entertainment comic book series based on the Keanu Reeves movie series. This September, the wait is over.

Written by Greg Pak (Marvel’s The Totally Awesome Hulk, DC’s Action Comics) with art by Giovanni Valletta, the John Wick series doesn’t continue the storyline seen in the two movies released to date; instead, the story — which takes place as part of official movie canon — flashes all the way back to the start of Wick’s career.

“I was on board pretty much as soon as I got the call and heard ‘John Wick,’” Pak said in a statement from Dynamite. “I’m a huge Keanu Reeves fan and loved the John Wick movies, which had the kind of kinetic action and intriguing mythology that seemed like a perfect fit for comics. I’m also always happy to work with my friends at Dynamite, who are always a pleasure to make comics with. And the art I saw from Giovanni Valletta blew my mind — he’s totally nailing Keanu Reeves’ likeness while creating emotional, dynamic, exciting action. This book is going be beautiful. But what really sealed the deal was when Dynamite Editor Anthony Marques said we had the greenlight to tell a John Wick origin story. That was astounding to me — we’re not just telling another fun adventure with the character; we’re actually going to be able to add to this character’s and world’s tremendous mythology by telling an origin story! What could be cooler than that?”

According to editor Marques, “We’ve received the blessings from all of the creators involved with the films, every step of the way. That includes the writer/creator of John Wick Derek Kolstad, as well as Thunder Road, Lionsgate, and even Keanu Reeves. This book is the real deal and people are not going to be disappointed.”

The series will launch digitally and in comic book stores this September. Valletta’s cover for the first issue is above; below is a variant cover for that issue by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz.

a tale of two dogs tied together

one can’t howl before he bites

one was never taught to sit

{instrumental mix for “i” // them}

timber timbre: souvenirs ||  His face was pale, but his eyes were red, and his lips and chin were pink with washed away blood. His mouth was full of gauze, and he was looking at nothing.Until Flint walked in. Then he was looking at Flint.

zack hemsey: silver crimson black || He should have died a dozen times over with each raid, but somehow he always wound up alive, covered in blood, surrounded by more bodies than Flint himself, mouth opened in a black, soundless howl.

ludovico einaudi: twice || A couple months after Charles Town, Flint walks into his cabin to find Silver, staring out the window, with a gun pointed right at his heart.

alexandre desplat: Un Héros Très Discret: La Vérité Ou La Mort || With Flint’s attention finally on him, Silver takes the opportunity to mouth, loud and clear, “No.” And Flint hears him.

john murphy: in the house - in a heartbeat ||  Flint raises his hand, and Silver strikes. Flint speaks, and Silver is the echo, rumbling deep into the earth. 

nicholas britell: the spot || Dobbs is the first to take the vow of silence, after Silver had publicly beat him within an inch of his life.

trent reznor and atticus ross: it catches up with you || His men are mine, and mine are his. They follow my orders, and his. They fight for him, and for me.  Because I am his man, and he is mine.

zack hemsey: vengeance || Like walking beside a rabid, hungry wolf, and the only way she’d been safe was because he hadn’t seen her yet. 

angelo badalamenti: fire to the stars || The sleeves of Flint’s shirt are rolled up, and Silver’s fingers linger there on the soft, freckled inner part of his arm. It takes her a minute to realize he is tracing letters into Flint’s skin.

hans zimmer: the tide || They’re the haunting that clings to every abandoned ship, sunken ship, and ghost ship – dragged out onto land by storm and tide. 

john murphy: how to leave your body ||  But he also keeps watching, so he sees when Flint stands, hands dripping with blood. He walks to Silver, his Right Hand, dripping with blood. 

L I S T E N

Stanley Pines & Stanford Pines - Mythbusters AU
(click to embiggen!)

Yeah, so earlier today I posted some meta about “is being a salesman Stanley’s dream job?” (see link), and during the course of the answer, I wound up saying this:

I tend to think that Stanley’s dream-job would actually have been something that would combine things like his creativity, his talent for working with his hands, his talent for performance, and his love of adventure.  And really, it’s just a shame that he was never encouraged in a direction that might have led him to consider jobs of that kind.

For example – and I think I’m really not the first person to suggest this – Stan would have done great in the special-effects industry in Hollywood, especially pre-CGI, when effects were practical.  I’m going back here to the monster-movie posters he had on the wall as a kid, but can’t you imagine him loving making monster costumes or puppets or animatronics for movies?  And having a great time traveling around to all kinds of places where movies were being filmed?  Think of Stan being somebody like Adam Savage on Mythbusters…

(Oh. My God.  *stares into the distance*  GF Mythbusters AU with Stan and Ford….)

I just… I just could not leave it there.

I have only the vaguest thoughts about this AU right now, but… I figure that possibly Ford did wind up going to West Coast Tech, and Stan moved to southern California with him, and then ended up getting an apprenticeship in a special effects shop.  After Ford graduated with his first ph.D., they were kicking around ideas – maybe talking about some effect they’d just seen in some movie (like JAWS, which came out that summer, and which the Mythbusters famously did an awesome episode about) and whether it would really work that way in real life, and how would you test that, and Ford got really into the practical engineering/physics side of it, and… Thus, an idea for a show was born, 25 years before the actual show in our timeline, lol.

(Look, I don’t know what else would or wouldn’t happen in this AU.  But that’s a start. And this piece is probably dated around 1982, when they’d been doing it for a few years and it had become a hit. Also, after they’d hired Fiddleford for more engineering and computer-related help.)

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Lessons filmmakers should take from Mad Max: Fury Road

1. Your oppressive post-apocalyptic world doesn’t have to be physically dark. It can actually be bright and colorful. The audience actually likes to be able to see what is going on.

2. Visual story telling is a lost art that needs to be found again. Seriously, this movie did not have a lot of dialog to begin with but you could have taken it all out and I would have still been able to follow the movie pretty well. Show us, don’t tell us.

3. Physical effects enhanced by CGI are the way to go. It will always have more weight than CGI on its own. Real people doing real stunts in real locations gives a substance that is missed when the same stunts are done in front of a green screen.

4. (and this one is REALLY important) You can have an action movie that centers around interesting female characters that aren’t being objectified and have their own agency and people will see it (and it will be AWESOME!). Also, your male character doesn’t always have to come charging to the rescue, he can even be the “damsel in distress” occasionally.

5. A flame throwing guitar is an excellent addition to any chase scene.

I headcanon that trini absolutely loves cosmetology. like throughout the movie she always has her hair in bombass braids and her makeup is always so fierce. she takes a lot of pride in her hair and makeup and, of course, kim is the first to notice. from that point on kim is always asking for trini to do tie her hair into intricate styles, trini always agrees because it’s an awesome way for her to play with kim’s hair without the other girl seeing her blush.

eventually the boys notice too. when zack asks trini to put makeup on him, she’s a little surprised at first, but once she’s done she doesn’t regret it because “holy shit, tiny! I look fucking flawless. that contour looks fine as hell. Jason! Billy! you gotta try this