1)Mission “Take a picture in front of an unprecedented stellar phenomenon.“✅
2)Mission "Wear unnecessarily big glasses."✅
3)Mission "Make an actual 35-year-old teenager smile in front of the camera."✖
4)Mission "Explain Colonel how to take pictures on a cellphone."✅
I’m gonna be more normal now. Maybe Shayla could
even be my girlfriend. I’ll go see those stupid Marvel movies
with her. I’ll join a gym. I’ll heart things on Instagram. I’ll drink vanilla lattes. I’m gonna lead a bug-free life from now on.
“Six Flags Power Plant: Proto the Robot” Marc Davis, 1983
The Magic Lantern Theater animatronic show featured dozens of animatronic figures and was hosted and emceed by the first all-electrical man, Mr. Electro. His sidekick, Proto was the prototype for the first all-electrical man, so he is slow-witted and not the sharpest tool in the shed. Legendary Imagineer and artist Marc Davis designed all of the attraction’s animatronics, and here we see a series of humorous takes of Proto during a fantasy sequence in the show.
Many thanks to Theme Park University & Gary Goddard for the info and images!
What is your favorite and least favourite Austen book and why? Also this blog is great 👌👌
Thank you, anon!
Favourite is Persuasion – it’s just so mature and bittersweet and different to the others. There’s not really all that much courtship in it, or falling in love, so much as rediscovering what was believed to have been lost. It’s achingly tender and reflective in a way that just appeals to me as I’ve gotten older. If you’ve ever got drunk and cried listening to Landslide, this is the book for you.
Least favourite is probably Emma. It’s got its good points, don’t get me wrong, and one of the best ‘sequels’ I’ve ever read is an alternative version of it (Mrs. Goddard, mistress of a school by Joan Austen-Leigh;) but if I pare it down to the protagonists and their arcs…ehhhh. They’re interesting, but not exactly what I’d call sympathetic. I don’t want to hang out with Emma Woodhouse at the age of twenty-one, but maybe Emma Woodhouse at the age of forty could be tolerable enough to befriend.
Did you hear that? I can’t believe it. Is it really happening? Fsociety finally over. The recent glitch in the otherwise neat reality I created over the years. I’ll never slip up like that again. I’m gonna be more normal now.
When you look closely at
the seams between order and chaos, do you see the same things I see? The
strain, the tears, the glimpses of truth hidden underneath. Why do they
fight so desperately to mask what they are? Or is it that they become
who they are when they put on the mask?