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country singer bitty accidentally writes a hit about nhl player jack

Based on this post about the inspiration for Dolly Parton’s Jolene, which is somehow even gayer than the song itself. Bless you, Dolly.


It had started out so innocently.

Bitty had been tired after hours of this meet n’ greet, and when that tall drink of water walked up to get his autograph, Bitty couldn’t help the words that tumbled out of his mouth.

“Gosh, well aren’t you the most handsome fella I’ve ever seen,” he said, reached for the outstretched CD–CD! Who even bought CDs anymore?–and readied his Sharpie. “What’s your name, hun?”

“Uh, Jack,” the man said, pretty eyes going wide. If he’d been more awake, Bitty might’ve felt bad for making a fan uncomfortable. But if this Jack really were a fan, then he certainly wouldn’t have a problem with another man complimenting him. And besides, he was handsome, with his wide shoulders and high cheekbones and eyes as blue as the summer sky.

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The Living Dead Saga

  • Night of the Living Dead (October 1, 1968)
  • Dawn of the Dead (May 24, 1979)
  • Day of the Dead (July 19, 1985)
  • Land of the Dead (June 24, 2005)
  • Diary of the Dead (February 15, 2008)
  • Survival of the Dead (May 28, 2010)

Rest in Peace George A. Romero (February 4, 1940 - July 16, 2017)

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My Corpse Bride AU piece for @yoiauzine !! ^q^

I enjoyed working on this piece a lot! TvT I’m so glad I can finally show it ‘cause I consider it the best work I did this year by now! ♥

Now bring all your Corpse Bride AU headcanons at me!! Yuuko is Victoria, but unlike the movie, she sees the love between Viktor and Yuuri, and lets Yuuri go to the Land of the Dead with the love of his afterlife 8))))))

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Alright, kids.  Settle down, and take your seats.  It’s time for me to explain to some of you why the man above was extremely fucking important not only to the modern zombie film as we know it, but to the entire horror genre.

George A. Romero was born on February 4, 1940.  He passed away today, on July 16, 2017.  This man was truly the godfather of the modern zombie.  In 1968, George Romero and John Russo unleashed upon the world a little film called Night of the Living Dead.  This one film forever changed what a “zombie” meant in terms of horror.  Prior to this, zombies in cinema were relegated to mere background villains, and were more closely associated with their spiritual origins in Haitian Vodou.  They did not consume the brains and flesh of the living.  They did not infect others.  They did not amass into formidable hordes.

Romero imbued the creatures in his film with traits from the “ghoul” of Arabic mythology to form the template for the modern zombie, and invented the Western trope of the collapse of society under the feet of the undead.  Additionally, he was the first director to truly utilize zombies as a parable for the common tensions that separate us in our society.

Night of the Living Dead is also incredibly important to horror due to its casting.  In choosing the talented Duane Jones as the male lead, Romero had done something completely unheard of at that time: He cast a black male hero, and had him taking the lead of the situation over his white counterparts.  Such casting would continue to be a signature of Romero’s zombie films, and would help pave the way for future black actors and actresses to be considered for leading roles.

With Dawn of the Dead (1978), the “zombies in a mall” trope was first created, spurred on by a visit to the Monroeville Mall (at this time, malls were an entirely new concept to the public, so many theatergoers hadn’t even seen one yet), and a passing mention by friend Mark Mason that it would be a great place to survive in if an emergency occurred.  In the process, Romero added to the plot a subtle, underlying jab at American consumerism (pretty impressive, given that he hadn’t even planned a follow-up to Night until contacted about it by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento).  It was with this film that Romero also gave a then-up-and-coming effects artist by the name of Tom Savini the opportunity to not only act, but to serve as a stuntman–both of which he would continue to do throughout his now-legendary, multi-faceted career.

By the way, if you pay close attention to the background during the “pie fight” scene in Dawn, you might catch a glimpse of George running around in a Santa Claus outfit.

While not as revered, Day of the Dead (1985) can take a great deal of credit for creating the concept of the sympathetic zombie that still holds memories of its past.  This notion would be even further explored in Land of the Dead (2005), where the zombies are, in actuality, the true “heroes”–seeking and fighting for a place where they can find peace away from the living.

George would go on to make two more zombie films later in life: Diary of the Dead (2007), and Survival of the Dead (2009), but neither would reach the same level of reverence as his previous efforts.  In addition to his flings with the undead, Romero directed The Crazies (1973) (a very anti-military piece that can be seen as a bridge between Night and Dawn), the powerful and highly-underrated Martin (1978), and the much-applauded horror anthology Creepshow (1982).

He became a zombie boss in a DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops.  He even had a cameo in a zombie-themed episode of Disney’s kid-friendly animated series, Phineas and Ferb.  George A. Romero will always be rightfully remembered as a horror icon that shaped an entire subgenre.  Like the cinematic hordes he helped birth into the modern age of horror, he shall live on long after his passing.

So I gave myself a sad on the way home from work. I’m not masochistic (or sappy) enough to write all of it, but I’m sharing a bit, anyway.

(Implied spoilers for episode 103.)

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The third time Percy dies, it’s an instantaneous thing. Maybe the whole process has changed somehow in the last 60 or so years, since the last time he did this. Whatever it is, he’s grateful for the lack of drama. 

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HERE YA GO FOR HEADCANONS: - mike hanlon having the losers over for an epic thanksgiving feast, complete with food that's mostly from the hanlon farm

- its straight up a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
- They have lawn chairs and rocking chairs and regular kitchen chairs. and they LOVE it because it’s so them.
- Everyone insists Mike sits at the head of the table, even though Mike refuses.
- They threaten to tie him down.
- He decides it’s best just to sit his ass down.
- When the turkey comes out, they are all in awe.
- It’s the biggest turkey they’ve ever seen.
- Richie grabs the carving knife, followed by him saying in an old time accent:
- “Four score and seven years ago-”
- Bill snatches the knife right out of his hand.
- Ben proceeds to tell Richie that Abraham Lincoln said that, not the pilgrims .
- Eddie just straight up calls him a dumb ass.
- They all vote Mike to carve the turkey.
- They have a HUGE argument about gravy.
- “What do you mean you don’t like gravy??? It’s a gift from the gods!”
- the cranberry sauce has been spilled a total of 6 times, Ben being the only one who has not tipped it over.
- Richie tries to fling mashed potatoes with his spoon at Stan 4 times.
- Each time the mashed potatoes landed on a different person.
- Eddie was very angry to say the least, and now had mashed potatoes in his hair.
- When some hits Beverly’s eyes Richie started yelling in an old timey southern accent:
- “MY LAWDY MISSES SCARLETT I AM MIGHTY EMBARRASSED I AM SO SAWRY”
- Stan ends up shooting a ball of dressing with his napkin at Richie.
- It lands in the dead center on Richie’s forehead, making him tumble out of his lawn chair.
- Everyone applauds Stan.
- Ben gives him a 10/10.
- Before they eat they decide to say something they’re thankful for.
- Everybody’s is the same (except for richie and eddie who add that they are also thankful for the other boy)
- they’re thankful for each other.
- Beverly’s speech brings a lot of emotion to everyone. she talked about how she was so grateful that they stuck with her, because no one has before
- Ben will deny that he cried
- Bill says that he’s thankful that they’ve been with him in his worse moments.
- Soon everyone is crying and they’re all in a group hug.
- “Guys I’m thankful for one more thing” “What is it? “Eddie’s Mom.” “RICHIE!”