john peaks

JOHN: Well, it was a peak. Paul and I were definitely working together, especially on ‘A Day In The Life’ that was real. The way we wrote a lot of the time: you’d write the good bit, the part that was easy, like ‘I read the news today’, or whatever it was, then when you got stuck or whenever it got hard, instead of carrying on, you just drop it; then we would meet each other, and I would sing half, and he would be inspired to write the next bit and vice versa.

He was a bit shy about it because I think he thought it’s already a good song. Sometimes we wouldn’t let each other interfere with a song either, because you tend to be a bit lax with someone else’s stuff, you experiment a bit.

So we were doing it in his room with the piano. He said, 'Should we do this?’ 'Yeah, let’s do that.’ But Pepper was a peak all right.
—  The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years, Barry Miles

| living together AU |

You know, this is what happens when you and your two friends take your OCs and put them in a house and it seems like a silly but nice idea, just another AU, right, but then you all start coming up with more ideas and more scenes and suddenly you realize it all fits into the story and in the end you have a new season of your RP story just dedicated to the “living together au”…

This poster is an older b-day gift for ma friendo @tarakau who’s characters John&Radel are in. Together with my Vlad and @batbiscuit‘s Valeria. We’re one nice backstabbing happy wasteland family ♥

Not Letting Go

Prompt: You believe that Sherlock is crazy for Irene so one day, you have to help Irene escape some guys that followed her and cornered her. You end up seriously injured. When Sherlock arrives, thinking that you were going to die, everything is laid out.

Pairing: Sherlock x Reader

A/N: This was a request an anon sent in and I really enjoyed writing this one. A bit longer than usual but I had a cute story to tell and I really wanted to :P I hope you guys like this one! Remember! My requests are always open and I love writing for y’all so don’t be afraid to send one in!

Originally posted by bethereinagiphy

You’re sitting, writing your report on the case Sherlock and John are working on. Peaking up from the top of your laptop, you silently watch Sherlock move about the kitchen, grabbing all his evidence to test as John stands there making tea.

“Y/n, come here for a second, I need an extra pair of hands to help me.” Sherlock calls out. John lets out a scoff, “I’m standing right here! I can help Sherlock!”

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Watch This Show: LEGION

I think it is more than fair to say that we have reached peak superhero. The number of hours I have spent in the Marvel Cinematic, and Marvel Extended, and Marvel Television Universes makes me feel obligated to not miss an offering, lest all those previous hours spent been in vain. Netflix alone has overwhelmed my tv time with a seemingly endless parade of superhero shows (Jessica Jones is the best, I can skip Iron Fist right?). I refuse to engage with the DC universe because life is simply too short.  Ironic that it is FX, the network of John Landgraf (forewarner of ‘peak tv’) has opted to throw out another offering from the world of Marvel.

Full disclosure, I have not read any of the X-Men comics and my experience with the characters has purely been through the movies and a childhood friend who dressed as Wolverine for 6 Halloweens in a row. That being said, the X-Men have always been my favorites in the superhero world. While the X-Men themselves may fight for good, mutants in general are not inherently heroes (or villains). They are not super soldiers, or vigilante billionaires, but rather just people who were born differently and have to deal in a society that is consistently suspicious of those who are different (hmmm feels familiar…almost like…..a parable…or something…). The best parts of the movies for me were never the blockbuster action sequences, but rather the mutant characters who were living their lives as teachers, line cooks or petty criminals. The potential mundanity of a mutant’s life sparked my (and I’m sure countless others) imagination: what would it be like to have mutant powers? What would they be? How would I live my life with them? In case you were wondering, my power would be to kill people with my mind. It would cause a lot of problems for me.

Legion captures that imaginative spark perfectly with the outsider narrative of David Haller (played by my nemesis Dan Stevens), a young man who believes his telepathic powers are really a schizophrenic mental illness. Even his sneaking suspicions about his own abilities feel intertwined with a potential psychosis, leaving the audience, like Haller, unsure of what to believe. Yes, I know I could easily google what the extent of this character’s powers are, but seeing them uncovered is infinitely more delightful. Instead of surrendering fully to the hero narrative we share Haller’s doubts and hopes regarding the increasingly surreal situations in which he finds himself. He is not an untouchable god or immortal alien, and while he may be a mutant he still suffers from the fallibility of his humanity.  

Most superhero movies, despite the presence of a different white male lead (I said it), are intensely formulaic. Even Deadpool, the R-rated black sheep superhero movie, still followed the standard formula pretty faithfully. And while these movies are on a whole enjoyable, the Marvel films have begun to feel more like a Mad Libs fill in the blank rather than films with individual vision.

Legion, however, has taken that Mad Libs booklet, set it on fire, and scattered the ashes to the wind. Legion is superhero story that feels 100% original, it is able to stand alone on the strength of its artistic merit and would be just as good without the Marvel and X-Men labels on the tin.

To start with Legion looks INSANE. With Fargo, Noah Hawley showed us he could channel the unique style of the Coen brothers, but he is a far from a one trick pony. Imagine that Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch decided to raise a child together, and that child grew up to be Wes Anderson, and then armed with his father’s directorial ambition and passion for the color red, he directed Legion. That’s what Legion looks like. Haller inhabits a world of earth tones punctuated with fire alarm reds and sickly greens, Zissou crew members scurry around the foreground while ominous figures lurk in the shadows. It is a world of menace, imagination, and overwhelming beauty. It feels like Twin Peaks on LSD, like the Royal Tenenbaums trapped in  A Clockwork Orange. It is sublime.

Even though I will never forgive him (he knows what he did), Dan Stevens is magnetic as the titular character, and even his sometimes odd American accent lends to the delicious oddness of Haller. Now get away from me forever Dan Stevens. Rachel Keller (who is only 24!!! Don’t talk to me.) Is as radiant here as she was in season 2 of Fargo. Her sweet but doomed romance with Haller is the anchor in a world that is constantly tilting on its axis. Rounding out the pilot cast is Jean Smart (legend), Aubrey Plaza (possibly, actually, a mutant) and Hamish Linklater who I love in everything. I just love that guy! Don’t you??? He’s always good (do I have a crush on Hamish Linklater? Help).

Most importantly, Legion is FUN. It is not bogged down in self importance or the dreadful moral hemming and hawing that plagues so many comic book outings. For chrissakes, it has a Bollywood dance break that is as emotionally resonant as it is playfully irreverent.  Legion is a show that is both a visual existential escape while being inescapably tethered to our present reality through its allegorical content. It is the show that we need even though we may barely deserve it’s staggering beauty and sublime weirdness.  I will not be recapping Legion, because (a) I don’t want to sully my enjoyment of this fine television program with my opinions and (b) I am already covering a lot when no one pays me to write (yet..?). But you have all been put on notice to watch this gem.

Five out of five, ten out of ten, hearts, stars and horseshoes.

XO MD

PS. FX you can pay me in cash or check. I also accept Venmo.

Favourite films list!!

Romance

500 Days of Summer (2009)

• About Time (2013)

• The Art of Getting By (2011)

• The Last Song (2010)

• The Vow (2012)


Drama

• 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

• Girl, Interrupted (1999)

• Holes (2003)

• Hostage (2005)

• My Girl (1991)

 Pulp Fiction (1994)

• The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

• The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 

• The Secret Garden (1993)

• War Horse (2011)

•  Whiplash (2014)


Biographical

 Amy (2015)

Big Eyes (2014)

Belle (2013)

• Captain Phillips (2013)

• One Chance (2013)

 Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011)

• Suffragette (2015)

• The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Help (2011)

• The Imitation Game (2014)

• The King’s Speech (2010)

• The Theory of Everything (2014)


Teen

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

• Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

• Clueless (1995)

• Crybaby (1990)

• Mean Girls (2004)

• Sydney White (2007)

• The Breakfast Club (1985)

• Wildchild (2008) 


Comedy

Legally Blonde (2001)

• Miss Congeniality (2000)

• Norbit (2007)

• Shallow Hal (2001)

 She’s the Man (2006)

• The Bucket List (2007)

 The Duff (2015)

• The Great Outdoors (1988)

• The Heat (2013)

• The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

 The Lady in the Van (2015)

• The Proposal (2009)

The School of Rock (2003)

The World’s End (2013) 

• We’re the Millers (2013)


Action/adventure

Dante’s Peak (1997)

• John Wick (2014)

• Jumanji (1995)

• Jurassic Park 1 & 2

• Jurassic World (2015)

Kingsman (2014)

Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2

• The Jungle Book (1994)

• The Martian (2015)

• War of the Worlds (2005)


Musicals

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Bugsy Malone (1976)

• Chicago (2002)

• Fame (1980 and 2009)

Gigi (1958)

• Grease (1978)

• High School Musical (1, 2, 3)

 Moulin Rouge (2001)

• Nanny Mcphee (2005)

• Oklahoma (1955)

• Oliver! (1968)

Phantom of the Opera (2004)

 Porgy and Bess (1959)

 Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)


Animation/family

Anastasia (1997)

Hercules (1997)

• Ice Princess (2005)

• Inside Out (2015)

• Mulan (1998)

• Osmosis Jones (2001)

• Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)

• Tangled (2010)

• The Land Before Time (1988)

• The Swan Princess (1994)


Fantasy

• A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

• Big Fish (2003)

• Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

• The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

• Voyage of the Unicorn (2001)


International Films

• Amélie (2001)

• Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Invictus (2009)

• Les Choristes (2004)

• Persepolis (2007)

anonymous asked:

Hey there, piano anon again! I'm no writer, but I have some other ideas - I can't believe people are actually interested in it!! After Sherlock finds out, he's angry and demands to know why John "wasted his talent" by not pursuing piano, and there's lots of miscommunication and fighting until John reveals that his abusive dad gave him hell when he found out that he had been taking lessons with the sweet old lady down the street for years. (1)

She had been playing every Sunday at church and it was always John’s favorite part of Mass, and he was in middle school when he finally built up the courage to ask her how to play. She was always so kind and patient with him and never asked for any money, she just wanted to teach him because she knew he had talent. She even kept it a secret between the two of them, and John would sneak to her house after school as often as he could to practice with her over the years.  It got harder to hide it as he grew up, but he knew he had to because his dad would never understand. Only Harry knew, and one day in high school when they were fighting and she snuck into their father’s liquor cabinet, she went and ratted him out and their dad was livid. After that beating, he just couldn’t bring himself to keep practicing. Once every few years, he’d play at a bar or restaurant just to get it out of his system and run away when people raved about his talent. After getting invalided out of the army, he didn’t touch one, and it’s only during the case that he surprises Sherlock with his playing. After the fighting and big reveal of John’s past, Sherlock gently pushes him towards playing more and even gets him to do so in public. Of course, there’s a slow build up of their relationship, and everything reaches its peak when John comes home one day to find a grand piano somehow squished into 221B and he’s so overjoyed that he kisses Sherlock. (end)

THIS IS SO LOVELY and also poor John but also YAY KISSES!  And people are interested in it because it’s a fabulous AU!  If I didn’t have so much on my writing plate as it is I’d totally write a full length fic of it because it’s precious. Thank you for sharing it with me!!!  @the-consulting-storyteller @gobacktobakerstreet @loveteaelephants you guys all said you’d like to be tagged if anyone wrote more about it, so here you go!