YOU GOT IT BABE. I have this weird au headcanon that Jack went back to the past–but only to Johnny’s timeline, and he’s stuck there. So I ran with it. Sidenote that I know it’s canon that Johnny is “afraid of very little save for clowns” but for my purposes he get spooked by anything “scary”
There was a strange sense of exhaustion weighing heavily over Jack’s shoulders as he stepped through the threshold of his and Johnny’s small apartment.
A promise is a promise and i am a onion of my words;
Dark tends to have a lot of muscular problems due to how stressed and overwhelmed he is in a constant daily basis, he often suffers a lot of spine/back pain and headaches due to this. Anti is totally aware of this and that is why when Dark is laying down ( when he ever lays down) Anti sits on him so he doesn’t move and starts doing massages on his upper back. You can hear the cracking Dark’s back while he does so, those were very needed.
Then Dark stretches like a grumpy cat and is tbh so pleased but won’t thank him cause that would mean being nice.
Anti says ‘you’re welcome’ anyways.
Dark is fan of romantic movies with sad endings, Anti prefers action movies or horror with gore. Even though its not what he prefers Anti sits through Dark’s old-timey novellas without complaining. He says he can hear Dark’s faint heart beat faster while he watches them though he is showing no emotion.
When dark is-uh- preparing the meat for a dinner he often invites Anti to do it because he knows how much he enjoys the gore of it. Anti looks like a 5 year old with a new toy every single time.
As i already said before, Dark washes Anti’s hoodies cause the virus is just lazy. But he does not stop there, poor man ends up doing the full laundry very often.
Anti knows how soul wrecking (from his point of view) is to wash clothes so in a exchange he ends up cleaning Dark’s room. When it ever needs some sort of cleaning.
Dark has a tendency of scratching the back of Anti’s ears when he does a good job on something. Anti loves it.
Even though it is rare, when Dark has his downer moments Anti is the one to drag him out of his room or even medicate him accordingly. In these Dark is almost unresponsive so that takes a lot of effort.
In the other hand when Anti has his psychotic episodes it always ends up with Dark hugging Anti tight and locking him on place so he does not create any more havoc on their home. Anti does the impossible to break free, from mutilating the back of Dark with his claws of chewing his neck out, still does not work because Dark is determined in not moving, no matter how much it hurts. It takes at least a week for Dark to recover from the bad ones, which is why under his neat suit sometimes he is wrapped in bandages.
Even though these two are constantly colliding due to how different they are, they managed to have a working and healthy (in their sense) living environment. These took years to generate. You can say they finally learned to appreciate the differences they have.
Dark has a collection of ties, Anti tries to help by stealing getting him new ones, even though he is not aware, Anti has a terrible fashion sense and the ties end up being awful in patterns.
Dark still uses these ugly af ties his fav one is the one with the ugly flamingos on it.
The main reason Dark got into cooking ( and is now a amazing chef) and hunting is because in the early days Anti would simply not eat at all. This would end up in him being a sack of bones for days which Dark found both disturbing and worrying.
“What type of food you like?” “A type i cannot get locked up in here.” “Try me”
Oh and let me mention of cheesy Anti gets when he tries to calm down a furious Dark.
“NO ONE EVER LISTENS TO ME, IT IS ALWAYS MARK, MARK, MARK” “No it is not, i would sell Mark to Satan for a corn chip and you know that. I’m here and I listen, please calm down, it’s okay, tell me what is bothering you.”
Anti wears Dark’s suits when he is out of clean clothes, these often are too big for him so they look hilarious on him, except the pants, the pants are always too short for Anti.
I have more so ya’ll let me know if you want me to write more.
Ok so I met Derek last Saturday, and apart from him taking a pile of selfies on my phone, I got some answers for some very important questions.
Ghastly has never had hair. He was born bald and has always been since childhood. Derek said this contributed to the bullying he faced as a child.
Mr Bliss does not have a first name. He never has, he has always been called Bliss, it’s the name he chose. Derek said in the early books Mr acts as his first name even though it is not, it is simply a title. He said during the war he was simply called Bliss.
Vaurien Scapegrace does indeed have a magical discipline. Derek said his discipline has the potential to be terrifying, devastating… but it isn’t because he’s very bad at it. His discipline is also going to be revealed in the second phase.
Martin Flannery will not play as much of a prominent role as he was supposed to. He was created as a parody character because Derek thought Trump would never win. However, as Trump did win the election, Martin Flannery’s plot line has been changed majorly. Originally he was very important to the plot, now not so much.
The Grotesquery was made up of parts of Derek’s favourite monsters from his favourite horror movies. He said his favourite feature of the Grotesquery was the arm that could unravel and snatch up its prey, he’s very proud of it.
He created the Torment and the concept of the Children of the Spider purely because the discipline and the transformation is incredibly gory.
Bts reaction to their innocent s/o being into horror themes:
How would bts react to their sweet and innocent girlfriend being really into Paranormal and chilling mysteries. (Black Dahlia/Enfield House/Annabell/etc)
A/ N:I was gonna search up the examples but then I remembered its 4am… The gifs got a little suggestive and irrelevant towards the makane line but I’m a sinner so
Laughs it out. No one is completely innocent and he would be lying if he said he hadn’t sensed it when you squealed every time a horror movie was suggested. Doesn’t mind at all though he would appreciate it if you didn’t insist on a hair-rising movie each date night.
Actually impressed. A soft girl wouldn’t last long in my opinion with Yoongi if she didn’t have it in her to be brave. He would think that you’re all up for rainbows and barbies but when he saw this side of you, he couldn’t be anymore thankful.
This is one is different. Wanna watch a horror movie? you're alone because Hobi clearly exhibited how much he dislikes horror themes. Just remember to warn him before you drift into your spooky realm otherwise the poor baby might have a heart attack.
He finds it entertaining whenever you get too enthusiastic about popping a horror movie at night. If anything he loves that side of, how you survive all the gore and mystery despite other girls who might start crying few minutes into the movie.
The maknae line is a bit different. Jimin is the second most willing member, after Jungkook, to watch a movie with you. Though not the best choice, he just finds that horror movies have a specific time and place and it’s certainly not every night.
I can see him happily choosing My Little Pony over The Conjuring. Do I have to explain any more?
Loves it. jungkook is probably the most into these stuff and if you suggest a horror or mystery movie he is never objecting. in fact not only will he be having the time of his life, it will kinda make him fall for you more.
So, so much has been said and written about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920). From its Expressionist design to its reflection of the German psyche in the interwar period, there is little ground uncovered. And of course just about every thesis put forth has been countered. It’s a divisive film, but and undoubtedly influential one.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari begins with a young man, Francis, telling a story of the troubles he and his fiancee, Jane, have endured at the hands of the nefarious Dr. Caligari. In the flashback, a fair has come to the town of Holstenwall and a rash of strange murders breaks out. One of the victims is Alan, Francis’ friend, and a good-natured rival for Jane’s affection. Francis (and the authorities) begin to suspect that it’s no coincidence that the murders began when the mysterious sideshow barker and hypnotist, Caligari, came to town with Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotically controlled sleepwalker. As they close in on Caligari, Cesare is on his way to claim their next victim, Jane. But who is this Caligari really? How much free will could a somnambulist really have?
The plot is, at its heart, a simple detective story, complicated by the film’s Expressionist style. It’s not uncommon for storytellers to pair simple or familiar elements with more experimental ones to make it easier for their audience to concentrate on the newer, more adventurous elements. You’ll find this strategy in many of the films considered part of the German Expressionist movement. In more recent filmmaking, Tim Burton attempts this with his films often (with varying success). Edward Scissorhands (1990) in particular comes to mind.
German Expressionism was a popular art style and it spanned many art forms, though its shining moment was on film. Following WWI, the use of Expressionist styling set apart German films from their competitors, primarily American films at the time. Expressionism sought out extreme subjectivity, materializing emotions and moods into physical space.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari uses this approach to articulate Francis’ unreliable narration of the happenings at Holstenwall. Unnatural angles and impossible shadows evoke delusions desperately struggling to become reality. Hermann Warm, Walter Reimann, and Walter Röhrig designed and painted sets and costumes that stretched reality. It would only be two characters, Caligari and Cesare, that would get the full Expressionist treatment.
Conrad Veidt’s Cesare is a lean, shadowy figure. Cesare is often photographed such that it seems as if he’s forcing himself out from the walls, fighting against incongruous gravity.
Cesare only has one costume through the whole film. He wears a dark turtleneck knit sweater with the texture of the sweater embellished with stripes at the neck and wrists. On the front of the sweater is a loosely drawn X that suggests an accumulation of dust. Cesare’s pants are fitted and the same shade as his sweater. His shoes are matte with no decoration or detail.
For my daywalker look, I tried to avoid looking costumey by varying the colors, but staying muted. I chose a v-neck sweater over a mock-turtleneck top to keep the silhouette and and to mimic the top of the X on Cesare’s costume with the V of the sweater. I don’t own any black skinny jeans, but those would have been a better choice for the pants tbh.
I also don’t own a dark knit turtleneck so I embellished a plain black turtleneck with baby powder and a small paintbrush on the neck, wrists, and loosely drew the X. I paired it with black leggings, but any fitted pair of dark pants would work. To achieve the effect of his pants and shoes blending into one another, I put on some black ballet flats and put an old pair of black socks over them. (I do not recommend doing this if you’re planning on wearing this someplace with a lot of hardwood floors! Just get some all-black fabric sneakers.)
Cesare’s makeup is the most graphic makeup design in the film. The deep, dark, and geometric makeup emphasizes the sunkenness of his eyes and cheeks. The shapes drawn around his eyes, when seen at a distance, can make them seem open or closed; the makeup mirroring the nature of his somnambulism.
For the daytime look, after applying an even layer of foundation, I concentrated on the eyes. Starting with a neutral shadow, I laid down a base layer of powder to ease blending later. Moving to a dark gray eyeshadow, (1.) I laid down a smudgy line on the outer half of my lower lid. I brought the line out past the end of my eye and blended it directly upward above my crease. (My eyes are very round, so I didn’t want to bring the shadow all across my bottom lid because I find that makes them look even rounder–not quite right for this look.) (2.) I then went in with a taupe shadow on the same brush to build up the chevron shape on my outer eye. Using a clean brush, I covered my moveable lid with white shadow. (3.) To finish up the eyes, I applied a coat of black mascara and went into the waterline softly with black liner. If you think you’re eyes will look too small (or you just don’t like getting up in your waterline) a few extra coats of volumizing mascara would do the trick.
For the eyebrows, I went for a thick, straight shape with a brown pencil and softened it out with brown powder. I also went in with a little bit of contour just under my cheekbones and dusted the tops of my cheekbones with a matte highlighter.
For the lips, I chose a pink nude since the eyes are the real focus. I used a liner to straighten the lines of my lips a little.
On to the full makeup! Since I’m working over the daywalker look, there are a few steps I will have “skipped” in the photos, but I’ll include them in the written instructions.
For a base, I powdered down my foundation with white powder to get that deathly cast. Using a dark taupe powder, I contoured my cheekbones. To the left is the initial shape and to the right is after I blended it out (but only back and down, since this is meant to be a sharp, stark look.)
(1.) I used a very soft black liner to map out the under eye shape. Be sure to use a very soft product for this so you don’t tug at this skin too much. It’s sensitive! (2.) Fill those shapes in! You might notice that I didn’t extend the shape very much on the inner corners of my eyes. (3.) My nose protrudes at a pretty sharp angle fairly close to my eyes so the shape would be distorted if I extended it further. If you have more real estate there, go for it! It’s okay if the lines are a little messy, we can clean them up later.
From the points at each end of the eye, (1.) draw a rough triangle upwards to the area above your crease. (If you have hooded lids or a monolid, this might be a great opportunity to try a cut crease!) (2.) I then went in with a fine brush and black powder to tidy the lines and get sharper points. (3.) Using white face paint and an angled brush, I covered my moveable lid and drew an arcing line just below my eyebrows. I also went in with the soft black liner to darken my lower waterline. Now’s not a bad time to apply a coat or two of black mascara. To finish up the eye area, (4.) I blocked out the head of my brow and darkened the straight shape that I created with the daytime look with a brown eyebrow pencil. I also added a little flick at the arch, but that’s optional.
I went with a vampy wine color for the lips, staring with a liner to make the shape of my lips more angular. I exaggerated the cupid’s bow and made a straight line from the top of my cupid’s bow to the ends of my mouth. My bottom lip is already fairly straight in the middle so I only straightened out the sides with a little overlining. After I filled in my lips with burgundy lipstick, I pursed my lips to blot to emphasize the uneven texture.
Is it absurd enough, yet? TFP is BBC Sherlock’s Plan 9 from Outer Space
Watching TFP, while Mycroft and John are talking to the head of security at Sherringford the lamps and their arrangement really struck me. Not only do they look like 1950s movie space saucers but they were arranged in such a way as to look like they’re in flight.
While these time of flying saucers were seen in various movies before better special effects came along, I think that they were seen possibly most famously in Ed Wood’s, ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’, (1956). Long considered the worst film in history, it has become a cult classic due to its campy, clashing elements and extremely low budget.
But, the space ships are not the only psobily connection to this film: the leader of the invading aliens is called Eros. That is correct, it is a very similar name to the new and strange villain introduced to us at the end of TLD: Eurus.
Let’s think back on Moriarty’s derisive description of Sherlock’s dream in TAB: ‘Is it silly enough for you, yet? Gothic enough, mad enough, even for you?’. When something is very silly and strange, maybe it’s a dream, right? Well, the sheer number of obvious references to sci-fi and horror films could be a clue as to just how, ‘silly’, TFP really is.
Plan 9 is known for its many continuity problems, for visible boom mics and cameras in the shot, its poorly-written dialogue. It is said to combine elements that at the time would’ve seemed disparate: gothic fiction and science fiction. We definitely see this sort of genre clashing in TFP. The whole episode feels like the worst possible film frankensteined out of all of the writers’ favourite horror and science fiction movies.
In fact I think that those shots of John and Mycroft talking to David are a pastiche of like at least 7 or 8 films. I can see a bit of Doctor Stranglove, Tron, the table to me looks like a combination of the Star Trek enterprise and their logo. In view are shots that make Eurus look especially like Samara Morgan from The Ring, a lot of the other lamps are spherical and look like the death star from Star Wars. After the palace goes on lockdown Moriarty comes on the speaker and even mentions Darth Vader by name.
Anyway, I’ve run out of steam: in conclusion I think the flying saucer like lamps may be a reference to what’s known as the worst movie ever made. That movie is known for its low production value, bad dialogue and clash of genres. All of these are things we see in TFP. That plus the plentiful literal references to other horror and sci-fi films adds another layer to the pastiche.
Now, if we consider that most adaptation of Sherlock Holmes are pastiches, this can also be seen as the writers doing the most pastiche that one such adaptation has ever had. It’s a monster, like Frankenstein’s monster. We were even told as much in TLD. ‘He’s a monster but he’s our monster’. This episode is their monster.
And while I am aware of and greatly respect the opinion that Sherringford looks like a penis, I’d also like to posit that it looks like an old-fashioned movie camera,
Sherringford and TFP is where every single movie reference that Gatiss and Moffat have ever wanted to make apparently exist. All clashing, all creating this disjointed, disorienting experience.
PS I wasn’t sure what part of awkward dialogue to pick, from TFP, but I think I will leave you with this,
“I’m too clever”. Maybe besides serving as absurd dialogue for their terrible episode, can also show that if you’re clever you speak only in metaphor.
hey! do you know of any mystery (fiction) podcasts i could listen to with my family? (i have some young teen siblings so it's got to be pretty family friendly)
So I’m not sure how young your teen siblings are but I’m going to assume they’re at least old enough to get into a PG-13 movie!
I’ll warn you that most mystery has an element of creepiness/horror. That being said, most of the “Journalists get into Trouble” podcasts would probably be fun to listen to!
1. The Lost Cat Podcast
I’ve just started listening to this myself so I can’t vouch for the later episodes, but so far it’s very promising! A guy loses his cat and gets into some very weird circumstances trying to find it. (The VA has a very soothing voice and there’s some nice music in it)
A new podcast by the makers of Tanis and The Black Tapes. A woman searches for her missing friend (who may, or may not, have disappeared after being caught up in a secret game.) It features secret societies and cults. There’s only 1 episode out so far and it’s mentioned that the friend is an escort - so I’d listen to it first to see if it’s suitable.
3. The Black Tapes
A journalist starts off with a slice of life documentary and quickly gets sucked into the world of paranormal investigations with a sceptic who may be part of some sort of demonic cult. (Don’t let this put you off though! It’s creepy, certainly, but in a slow way with nothing too horrifying.) This one is more fun if you pretend it’s real haha
From the same people as the previous two, some of the same characters investigate a mysterious place that moves around the world. This one is more a mystery wrapped in conspiracy wrapped in secret societies. Again, this one isn’t “creepy” or “horror” but it’s more fun when you pretend it’s real.
A lifeboat from a ship that sank centuries ago washes up at a small port town in the Pacific Northwest. A journalist travels to find out what the story is and ends up stumbling into a murder mystery, reincarnation, and historical small town intrigue.
6. The Bright Sessions
I debated putting this here because it’s not reeeaally a mystery podcast. It’s based around a psychologist called Joan Bright and her patients - people who have superpowers. There’s a secret shadowy organisation who wants to keep track of them all and they do some preeeetty shady stuff. I’m recommending it because it is VERY GOOD at portraying mental health issues and I wish I had it as a teenager because it would have helped so much with my self esteem haha. I honestly think everyone should listen to it. (And if they like any kind of comic superheroes then they’ll probably like this)
7. The Bridge
Again. Is it really a mystery podcast? Debatable. It’s set in an alternate universe of the present day where a bridge has been built across the ocean. The hey-day has come and gone and we’re left with the rag-tag group manning Watchtower 10, sending out radio broadcasts to an empty and dilapidated road. Oh, and there’s a sea monster locked away in the basement. The mystery is finding out what happened to the bridge, and the people on it, and why they’re still there.
8. Archive 81
The first season is your run of the mill - guy gets drafted into a secret government project listening to some increasingly weird tapes. The second season turns away from the mystery slightly and heads more into horror. I’d give the 1st season a shot definitely, but possibly vet the 2nd season before you show it to impressionable younger audiences
Not gonna lie I love this one. The only problem is that there’s a couple of episodes and they’re put out infrequently. Set in the future 2 guys (amateur radio presenters) find evidence of a government coverup and try and bring it to light. They get shut down at ever turn so decide to investigate on their own (which brings its own heap of problems)
10. Small Town Horror
This is…definitely more in the horror genre. Again, vet it before you let younger people listen to it, but it a good one. A guy goes back home after his dad dies and finds out that the creepy town game he played as a kid (and his subsequent kidnapping) may have more sinister connotations than he realised.
11. The Magnus Archives
Again, more horror mystery than anything else. The Magnus Archives are a collection of short creepy stories about paranormal goings on. There’s a whole larger story about the archivists and the possible murder of the previous head of the department. Definitely vet it, but give it a listen to.
Still on the horror side of mystery. A carer for an old lady starts leaving increasingly weird voicemail messages for the old woman’s living relative. The 2nd season is when the mystery really kicks in. Definitely vet it as it’s possibly not that family friendly.
A student production that has an interesting storyline (and stuff at the end from their student radio on dealing with school pressures). A teenager comes home one day to find her grandma is missing. She ends up moving in with a family while a hunt is started. There’s also an old mystery where a whole bunch of people (including Andy’s parents) went missing in some local caves - which also seem to be a portal to other worlds. I’m not explaining it very well but I would definitely recommend this one!
14. Return Home
It starts of as sort of horror, but it’s not really. It’s more lite-horror than anything. A guy returns back to his town to find it over-run with secret societies and strange goings on. You’ll find creepy dolls and faeries but also an arc on were-bunnies.
15. Alice isn’t Dead
A trucker tries to find her wife on the long American highways. This is more horror than mystery and there are some definitely creepy moments. I’d listen to it before you let younger members of the family listen, but it’s a good missing person story.
16. Within the Wire
This has some horror moments - like the nurse but at the end - but nothing graphic. It’s mostly creepy in the way everything is so normalised. If you’re a fan of Portal, you’ll most likely enjoy this. The narrator is the voice on some relaxation cassette tapes, speaking to the patient listening to them. The mystery is trying to figure out how and why they’re in this mess in the first place.
17. The Elysium Project
A bunch of kids get experimented on by a shady government agency and gain superpowers. They escape but are left trying to figure out why them, what makes them so special, and why the government is so adamant at hunting them down. This one has a slow release schedule but it is so worth it!
This one is a short little mystery podcast about the town of Augustine and what happened to it. It’s like a lite version of some of the others on this list and a good one to start off with.
19. The Tunnels
A journalist decides to do a podcast on a local feature. He accidentally stumbles on a conspiracy and possible monsters locked away in the tunnels that run underneath his city. It’s good and not any scarier than others on the list.
20. Help Me
This one is definitely more horror than anything else. I’m putting it down because it’s technically mystery but I don’t know if it’s suitable for the age group you’re wanting. Basically it follows a young girl as she investigates her friends suicide and discovers it may not have been a suicide after all, but the work of a demon that acts suspiciously like slenderman. It’s short but there are some moments that I don’t think would be suitable for anyone impressionable. Definitely vet this one before letting younger family members listen to it.
Year ago there was a secret government town. Years ago something went horribly wrong and everyone in that town disappeared. You follow one young woman as she journeys to find what exactly happened to the residents of Limetown, and why it was covered up so hard. There’s only one season but it’s a really good season.
22. The Message
This has been renamed LifeAfter, but it’s 2 separate stories and the first of definitely worn a listen. The message follows an intern as she chronicles the first message mankind receives from an alien race.
E.T. is a good example of how powerful key traits are when you’re trying to anthropomorphize something that’s viscerally terrifying. if you make his eyes a solid color instead of giving him baby blue irises it’d be a horror movie
Warnings: Slight language, implied sexual themes, FWB
POV: Second Person
Do you write for Toews? If so, I’d love a fic where you are Fwb, but then he does on a date. Reader is super sad bc she had fallen in love with him, but there’s a happy ending where toews feels wrong on a date with some1 else and comes back to Her. Thanks😘
movie rec list from a movie nerd in no particular order
PLEASE exercise caution if you watch any of these movies, i’m sure there is a lot of triggering content so just be safe!!!
Pride (2014) - Tells the story of a group of gay people in the 80s fighting for another oppressed group’s rights. The acting is phenomenal and the cinematography is very impressive, the soundtrack didn’t stand out for me, but it was still good. Sing Street (2016) - A boy tries to impress a girl by starting a band, but goes on a journy of self discovery learning about both himself and her. The soundtrack is fucking amazing. Costuming stands out a lot, but the acting and cinematography were, of course, amazing as well. The Girl King (2015) - One of the only good movies to come out in 2015 imo, the Girl King tells the story of Queen Christina of Sweden and her struggles as a ruler as well as her relationship with Ebba Sparre, her lesbian lover. Dead Poets Society (1989) - A boy starts going to a fancy prep school and makes friends with a wonderful group of boys. These boys are inspired by their teacher (Mr Keating, playing by the late great Robin Williams) to start questioning authority. Big Eyes (2014) - The wonderful story of Margaret Keane, an artist who had all of her work and millions of dollars stolen from her for years by her husband as he took credit for her work. Honestly a beautiful film, it stands out in color and soundtrack, using both to accentuate the emotions conveyed by the scene, but the underlying themes. Whip It (2009) - A guilty pleasure but still a relatively good movie. Whip It follows Ellen Page as she begins roller derby in the late 70s (I believe) and her struggle with growing up and high school, as well as a Hella Rad Ending. The cinematography is good, but the soundtrack could have been better. I love it overall, but it really Could Have Been Gayer. Finding Vivian Maier (2014) - I watched this last night, and it’s officially one of my favorite documentaries like…Ever. It follows a guy who bought a bunch of photo negatives at an auction and goes on a journey to discover the life of the photographer. It’s amazing, inspiring, and I absolutely love everything about it. The soundtrack fit the overall story well, and the emotional interviews really do add to it. Operation Avalanche (2016) - A “found footage” film about two guys faking the moon landing. That’s all I can say. It’s fucking amazing. The way that it’s filmed and acted with very little script and such a low budget allowed the creators to really be open with how they made the final product, and honestly it’s such a good and believable film. I just….Love it. It’s one of those “enough said” movies. I shouldn’t need to sell it to you. The Neon Demon (2016) - This is one of the only horror movies that I like, and one of the reasons is that it does not have any jumpscares in it at all. It’s pure psychological horror. The colors/scenes are clearly made to be pretty as opposed to realistic, and it’s a very aesthetically pleasing movie. However, if you are triggered by anything, don’t watch this movie. It’s beautiful, but its fucked. up. Childhood favorites: The Goonies (1985) The Princess Bride (1987) The Sandlot (1993) Matilda (1996) School of Rock (2003)
Characters: Reader, Single! Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, mentions of family
Pairings: Reader x Jensen
Warnings: All Fluff and SMUT
Word Count: 3,100
Summary: Jared Padalecki is your big brother. When you are graduating high school, Jared lands a job acting for a new show called supernatural. By the middle of your freshman year of college, Jared drags you along to an award show he must attend. He really wants you to meet this guy that he has been working with, Jensen. The two of you hit it off and the rest is history.
Things to know: I have been working on this story for weeks. I hope you guys like it. Not sure it’s my best work.
The large oak doors stared at you ominously. You couldn’t believe this was finally happening. Jensen Ackles was on the other side of that door. That was all you needed to know to walk through it.
You had met Jensen Ackles almost ten years ago. You remembered it like it was yesterday. Your brother Jared had landed a role on a new show called Supernatural. The show was a big hit, and he was having the time of his life. It was a nice change of pace for him after his stint on Gilmore Girls.
In January of 2006, Jared had to attend an award show. He begged you to accompany him, partially because he wanted you to meet his new best friend. This guy that he worked with that was quickly becoming like a brother to him. You were 19, in college, and excited at the idea of getting to go to an award show. You happily accepted Jared’s invitation and joined him at the Critic’s Choice Awards.
From the moment you laid eyes on Jensen, you could tell something was different about him. The way he smiled at you, his green eyes sparkling, when he first met you made your heart jump up to your throat. Sure, he was almost nine years older than you, but that didn’t stop you from developing a crush on him right then. The three of you spent the evening laughing and joking together. You got a taste of Hollywood life, though you were thankful that Jared was the one in the acting business. You would stick to your music, it was what you really loved. Jensen had been sure to make you feel included the entire night. You had even caught him staring at you a couple times throughout the event.
At the end of the night, he invited you to the set to watch he and Jared film an upcoming episode. You had made sure that J was comfortable with you being on set. “Jared, you sure you want me there?” you had asked skeptically when Jensen invited to the set the week following the awards ceremony.
“Of course, Y/N! I would love to have you there. You can see just how much hard work your big brother puts in,” he had smiled and draped his arm lazily over your shoulder.
Jensen smiled widely. “Perfect. I can’t wait for you to see what a complete doofus your brother is on set,” he said with a laugh.
You smiled. “I’ve lived with him for 19 years. Trust me, I bet you haven’t seen anything yet.” The two of you looked at Jared and he rolled his eyes at you. This sent you both into a fit of laughter, and so the night went on like that. It had been a night that changed your life forever. If you had only known the wonderful things that would come from that night.
You swung your door open to reveal Kol standing on your doorstep with his wicked grin and flowers in his hand. You blushed and pushed your large framed glasses up your nose. Kol stepped inside, closing the door behind him and pecking you on the cheek and then handing you the flowers. You sniffed them and blushed again, it seemed like a rather expensive bouquet.
“Happy one year.” You beamed up at him, and in return, he kissed you sweetly on the lips. To this day you wonder how Kol could have any mortal he wanted and chose you. It had been the best year of your life, explaining family problems to each other and he revealed his biggest secret to you. Despite him being a thousand years old, you trusted him with your life.
Something that has bothered is how feminist groups have complained that the slasher genre has been an exploiter of women but one thing that they have never given credit where it's due is that it's been the first movie genre to have women be the hero hell Friday the 13th even had the killer be a woman this talk about there not being enough herocentrric female characters and yet the slasher genre did before anyone else did.
Well, it’s not really feminist groups, specifically. The stigma around the genre is much larger than that. Carol Clover examined both sides of the issue in Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, which is an important read even if I don’t necessarily agree with everything she said. Sure, there’s a bit of a male gaze issue in a lot of ‘80s horror and yeah, there have been slashers that are pretty sleazy, but the good majority of strong horror films center around complex and endearing women.
It was mostly men that pushed the idea of horror movies being misogynist and depicting male fantasies of violence against women. During the heyday of Siskel and Ebert, Gene Siskel was a moral crusader against horror films and slasher films specifically. There’s always been a weird need to make the female audience for horror look smaller than it actually is. Siskel felt like he was speaking up on behalf of women to get these movies stopped.
For characters in horror situations, it’s about growth, overcoming adversity, standing up to authority and, ultimately, survival. It’s an environment in which female characters easily thrive. Most of my favorite heroines in any movies typically come from horror. Kirsty Cotton, Nancy Thompson, Laurie Strode, Sidney Prescott, these are all insanely well-developed and layered characters.
Just as a lover of movies in general, I’ve often found horror to be the most feminist genre, by and large. That’s not to say that every horror movie handles its female characters perfectly or that every movie in every other genre doesn’t, but the reason why Ripley and Sarah Connor were such a big deal is because women weren’t the protagonists of sci-fi films like that most of the time. Comedy tends to be a way more misogynist genre than horror.
Not every horror film is perfect, but the genre is host to an amazing display of confident, strong, resilient female characters and that’s why I love doing posts on horror heroines, that’s why I love writing articles that spotlight characters like Kirsty and Nancy, because many of these characters are among my all-time favorites and I definitely want them to get the appreciation (or at least acknowledgment) that they deserve.
Series Summary: You’re in for the fight of your life, trapped on a deadly, ghost-filled island with no way out. The only way to survive is by unraveling a murderous plot. Can you figure out who brought you here and why before it’s too late? Or will you, Sam, and Dean all become their next victims?
Chapter Summary: You accompany your best friend to a mysterious dinner at a beautiful, island-based mansion. But, when you arrive, you find that there may be more to this dinner than you ever would have thought possible.
Characters/Pairing: Dean x
Word Count: 3101
Warnings: anoveraggressive, manhandling man who grabs the reader; sexy, protective Dean; not much so far
A/N: This is my first ever series! I’ve been planning this for awhile and I’m really excited about it. It was betaed by the fantastic @cyrilconnelly, who helps me so much. I also threw in the quote for @because-imma-lady-assface‘s 300 Follower/Birthday/Will and Grace revival/all around extravaganza celebration! My prompt was a Jack quote (my fav!): “Sarcasm noted and quickly
forgotten,” and I thought it fit really well in here. I hope y’all enjoy the first part of this 10 part series! Feedback is much appreciated.
Requested : Just some Cheryl fluff. R and her are a couple and R is sleeping over at C’s for the first time. R is super afraid of the dark and ghosts (and mirrors) and since those things are practically everywhere at thornhill (well except the ghosts maybe) sleeping over there is her personal hell but she doesn’t tell C because R thinks she’s childish for being afraid of that stuff. Then something happens where R is left alone for a short time and she freaks out and C comforts/cuddles R afterwards.
[A/N] : I didn’t even watch the conjuring bc i was too scared so idk if it was scary or not but just imagine some scary movie instead.