Isn’t it WILD how Lucas lost all his money trying to start Hanna’s fashion career but yet, despite him telling her this, she still lives in his apartment, drives his car (all for free), and now is allowing Caleb to stay there too? You mean to tell me #SugarDaddyLucas is out here living in a hotel and riding bikes to work because Hanna doesn’t have any manners let alone common courtesy to give him back his life? Lmao
Long summer nights, road trips, exploring somewhere new, camping, night drives, watching fireworks from the top of a hill, listening to music that makes you feel alive, dancing on rooftops, living in the present moment, freeing yourself
((A/N: Totally different type of piece. It’s poetry mostly. I don’t hate it and I like the idea of Supernatural poetry with Dean Winchester. It’s my take on a relationship with Dean.
Pairing: Dean x Reader
Word Count: 500 (poem)
Warnings: None ))
He drives and I feel myself freed.
Darkness envelopes the road and our world, this two-lane highway our temporary home. He drives and I rest my head on my hand. The window is down and the sharp wind tangles my hair with envy and desire. I feel it pull at me and claw to draw me closer, but I resist. He drives and my entire self is with him. I can feel the cool of the night nipping gently at my skin, beckoning me into its embrace. I submit with his hand on my denim clad thigh, keeping me both present and elsewhere. He drives and my body is at peace.
His smell mixes with the asphalt, once warm, and the trees and green of the world around. The night livens up this new world and there is leather, oil, and his own unique smell dancing into my world. I’m with him and yet I’m so far away. He keeps me held close. His headlights are all that we have and the stars show us the rest of the way. He drives and I feel my senses comes to life.
In this moment there are no hunts. There are no breaks in our togetherness. In this moment driving down the highway at a speed I can imagine is unreasonably fast there are two people in the entire world. He and I dance inside a ’67 Chevrolet Impala with the creatures of the evening our only witnesses. I feel happiness creep up and cover me like a warm blanket placed on a sleeping soul. There is peace here, for the two of us. There is freedom from harm and wounds, from hurt and death. We are free to live inside this temporary asylum. He drives and we are safe.
And yet it is only temporary.
At the edge of my mind and my thoughts I am aware that those green eyes will leave the safety of this home and my embrace. Those calloused hands will leave the sanctuary of my body and the cocoon we have crafted. He will be gone and I will again be left alone to wait. He will drive and I will be left behind. He is my sailor out to sea. I will watch the waves crash the shore with a different bitterness than this cold night air has to offer. I will resent the moment his touch is gone and I cannot taste his kiss. The sadness will creep in once more and overtake me, threatening to drown the one left behind. I will watch from a distance as he runs into the fire, the sailor on a different kind of ship. He will sail and I will swim alone.
But happiness is fleeting, is it not? This drive in this moment is what I have and I will keep this brief moment of happiness and purity. I will remember the smell of his skin mixed with the world around me. I will recall the sharpness of the wind as it grabs desperately at any part of me it can touch. I will recollect the feeling of perfection in his gaze that wanders over me when I’m paying more attention than he realizes.
If anyone is planning on drinking on 4th of July, (which let’s face it, that’s about 90% of us) PLEASE call a friend, a cab or an Uber. Don’t make the fatal mistake of drinking and driving. Its not worth risking the lives of others.
You only get one shot at life, so make the right decision.
Here’s my Uber code, you’ll get $10 off your ride and avoid ruining a life: hx8yxue
Her suitcase is barely even closed
because she tried to shove as many pieces of clothing into it as she possibly
could because they only gave her twenty minutes to pack.
They shoved her out and didn’t even
They didn’t even look at her when
they did it.
And she has nowhere to go.
She has nowhere to go.
She keeps a tight grip on her the
handle of her suitcase and she walks the familiar route to the gated community
she used to frequent. She wonders if she dialed Costia’s number now if she
She too couldn’t Lexa in the eye
when she shoved her out the door.
Next up on The Outsiders Location is The Admiral Twin Drive-In!
2016 was the drive in’s 65th birthday, it was built in 1951 as a one 9-story screen drive-in and had its grand opening as The Modernaireon May 24th of that year. Some time the next year the place was sold, another 9-story screen added, and the name was changed to The Admiral Twin.
As the Admiral Twin, there were two small concession stands. Each sat in a building behind rows of seats that were used for people without cars or for any number of other reasons. The building also housed the projectors for showing the movies. One of these buildings can be seen in the movie when Dally, Johnny, and Ponyboy meet Cherri and Marcia. The concession stand can also be seen in this scene.
People who lived near the drive in had a free complimentary audio hook up and got to watch movies for no charge from their front yards or their roofs. In the winters, small heaters where available for rent so that movie goers could stay warm without having to turn on their cars.
Early in the morning in late 2010 the Admiral Twin caught fire, and due to the screens being made of sheets of plywood attached to a wood frame, it burnt down quickly. Many people were devastated by this and started trying to save up and donate money to rebuild the Admiral. To help further the cause, a facebook page was made to try to save the historical landmark..The actors from the Outsiders, as well as S.E.Hinton herself, gave lots of support for the rebuild and helped spread the word.
In 2012, enough money was raised and the drive-in was rebuilt. It now included a metal frame, metal panels to make up the screens, and a completely new concession stand and air conditioned bathrooms which were both situated underneath the new screens. The concession stand now offers burgers or chicken tenders with sides of fries in addition to the classic popcorn and soda.
The sound for the movies has also been updated, and you can now listen through the FM radio in your car. Jump starts are available after the shows if needed.
What would you like to see in the next Outsiders Locations? Please message me with requests!
Considering you watched Motorcity, Tron Uprising, and Star Wars Rebels, do you have anything to say in regard to each property's portrayal of a resistance movement in response to an oppressive government?
Great question! It is interesting that in the last 3 years, Disney of all networks has aired three programs with an emphasis on young people aggressively challenging an oppressive government structure (and then promptly failed to renew two of them).
Now, I’m just a simple woman… I ain’t never taken part in no grass-roots rebellion. But I feel like Tron Uprising paints the most realistic version and least “fun/escapist” of engineering socialdissent. Ironic in that this show takes place in a virtual world.
Beck and Tron operate with extremely limited resources; a
lot of their campaign is based around fooling the military into believe The
Resistance is larger and more potent than it actually is (we see this theme
brought up in Star Wars: Rebels too)
There’s an emphasis on the importance of icons, people will
rally behind the image of someone rather than the individual themselves. People
blindly lay down their lives for Tron, but Beck who knows Tron as a person will
not necessarily follow Tron’s orders to the letter
There’s a whole episode dealing with people who tag (get
it?) along behind social causes for self centered reasons as opposed to a
genuine desire to offer help
Beck’s actions have a strong and immediate impact on the
people within the city, though not always for the better. A lot of early
episodes deal with curfews being enacted or instances of brutality by the
military because of Beck and Tron stirring the pot. This is why characters like
Zed and Mara were so important, because they gave us a window into the concept
of public opinion and what it is to live in a world on fire. Mara always wants
to fight back, but has too many responsibilities to fully commit… and least at
first. Zed initially regards the occupation as a scary, but unavoidable
annoyance that can be dealt with by keeping his head down. Then he tries to
benefit off of it. Then he realizes just how horrible things are becoming and
takes up arms. We see micro examples of this transformation happening within
the population all throughout the series.
Motorcity, by contrast paints social rebellion as the most
totally cool, radical, balls-to-the-wall awesome thing you could do. Which
makes sense given the tone and aesthetics of the series. It’s all about living
fast and free: driving your race car in an impossibly awesome sub-terrain party
zone with your buds; eating pizza and drinking soda as you play your music super
loud and stick it to “the man”… who is also unknowingly the
overbearing father figure of your maybe girlfriend which also gives it this kinda
At times, Motorcity toys with the idea that a lawless
society would indeed have negative aspects like unsanitary living conditions and
gang violence… (see also the way Claire is treated by other civilians anytime
she’s in Motorcity) but it never really goes anywhere with this. There’s a
kernel of intrigue here in terms of the dilemma between a life of mature security
with no personal liberties vs. a life of juvenile, dangerous, freedom that
unfortunately never gets reconciled. And
yes, I’m aware that Motorcity’s inability to explore it’s concepts to their
fullest were a result of network standards.
Don’t worry, complaining about Disney’s treatment towards its third
parties is something I’m always here for…
I love you…
And then we have Star Wars: Rebels… Which I think strikes a nice balance between the two. Though admittedly that perhaps can be thanked to the series borrowing tonally from Firefly more than once. (And the only one confirmed for a second season, though admittedly that may simply be due to Star Wars’ brand power…)
We’ve got the “feel-good” element of joining a super-duper-cool band of buddies/surrogate family unit to fight an unambiguously evil foe with equal measures of down-to-earth realism:
The Ghost’s crew, by their own admission, can never hope to stop The Empire on their own
Their actions are largely based around keeping themselves and other impoverished citizens safe/fed
Retaliation by The Empire is bloody and horrific
I don’t have a ton to say about Rebels at this point, particularly in terms of it’s depiction of antagonistic characters versus the way such characters were approached in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, since I’m saving that for a full-on video review.
However, I will say though that out of these three shows: Tron Uprising is far and above my favourite; and a lot of the reasons why have to do with the way it framed rebellion. But, again, I am not the demographic for action cartoons. I can’t help that, but I care share with you my thoughts and opinions.