Billy Hargrove for me personally, could be one of the most important characters in season 3, depending on how the Duffer brothers play out his character.
I was in an abusive relationship for the majority of my high school years and I didn’t notice it at the time - but god it made me such an ANGRY person.
I went through life like I was in a constant power struggle with everyone and everything because I was so used to being controlled and hurt. I didn’t trust a single person and it didn’t even occur to me that that was wrong and unnatural.
I lashed out, I snapped so easily, I got into fights, I slowly self destructed. And I hurt those I love.
It took me so long to realise that being an aggressive, paranoid control freak is in no way who I am and that that negativity was a product of what I’d been through.
I understand why people dislike Billy’s character but for me he deserves redemption - I want to see him grow and learn to trust and make the distinction between what is him and what is the fear he lives with.
If they write him off as just a “bad guy” - yeh I’ll be dissapointed. Because I want people like me who have been that angry person to realise that that’s not them. They CAN be better that that. Do not let yourself become the person that hurt you.
It’s an important message for so many impressionable teenagers. Don’t let it be ignored.
So yesterday, I looked for movies on Netflix, and I came upon a German movie called ‘Look who’s back’. This movie is from 2014, bear with me. So the storyline is that basically Hitler comes back in 2014, he wakes up suddenly in a wood, where his bunker once was, he was teleported there a few moments before he lost and commited suicide. Hitler goes on and discovers modern Germany, ofc he’s no pleased… up to the point where he meets a young journalist Savatsky, who believes Hitler to be a very good impersonator of the dictator. Savatsky has just been fired from the channel that employed him. He sees the opportunity and starts to make a small docu with Hitler in modern Germany, Hitler has in mind to take power back ofc. Up to the point that Savatsky presents Hitler (whom he still believes to be an impersonator), to his ex bosses, they love him and they re hire Savatsky and plan a show with Hitler, they air it and the people love it and love him, he becomes a new sensation, people agree with him, about what he says, and all… he becomes a star…
Up to the point that Hitler writes a book and they decide to do a movie based off that book. Everyone just think it’s a funny but accurate impersonator of Hitler… At some point in the movie Savatsky starts dating a young woman who works for the same channel, she happens to be jew, she also has a granny that has alzheimer. Following Hitler’s success, Savatsky and Hitler are invited by the girlfriend (she lives with her grandma), but everything doesn’t go as planned: the granny recognizes Hitler, she knows it’s him, she’s outraged ( remember she is a jewish woman and she says she has lost a lot of family members in the holocaust) and she says this to him:
*remember how people and the medias were having a good laugh at Trump’s apparitions and moments??? Ring a bell?
So by then Savatsky realizes he’s not an impersonator, he does a bit more research how 2014!Hitler arrived and he’s convinced now he’s the real one, which he is, he confronts him and Hitler says he never hid it (true he never did). So Savatsky takes out a gun and threatens him and takes him on a roof, on their way there they discuss:
To which Hitler replies:
*Reminds anyone of Trump’s supporters praising their leader for doing exactly what he promised?* The people knew what they did, they were not tricked into it, same with Trump, they knew what they voted for.
Savatsky and Hitler arrive on the roof and S. is still holding that gun against H.
Savatsy says to Hitler:
To which Hitler replis:
*And this is the ugly truth my friends.
So after all this tirade, Hitler says to Savatsky he can’t kill him, doesn’t have the guts etc… But he does, Savatsky shoots Hitler in the heard and he falls off the roof. S. approaches the roof top to see the corpse, but there’s none… Because Hitler didn’t die, he’s behind Savatsky. And he tells him that:
That last sentence he says to Savatsky is actually terrifying because of its truth.
The end is a bit dissatisfying, but that’s not the point, at first, I thought it was a stupid comedy, and at some point I even started to think the message might be disgusting as he interrogated those people and they said pretty nasty things about foreigners etc…(keep in mind a lot of this was unscripted and was just them interrogating random people in the streets). But in the end I got it, it was a message, and the message is that today, people would and could vote for Hitler. Those same rethorics are back and people are buying into it more and more. This movie was filmed in 2014… we’re ine 2017 and Trump is president of the most powerful country in the world… This movie was more than a satire, it was a warning…
<b>Therapist:</b> i'm very worried about your suicidal thoughts<p/><b>Me:</b> mm..<p/><b>(Me internally):</b> yeah so am I, it really scares me that someday I can't control myself anymore and I do something. It may happen<p/></p>
C.R.O.W.N.- Continental Reconnaissance Operations to Ward Neutrality a disney princess modern spy au - written by Brenna, graphics by Drew
Once upon a time, in an era when the East and the West fought for supremacy there lived a man with a private agency at his disposal and a dream of a better world. As the two great powers battled it out and dragged others into their war, the man observed silently from the shadows and one thought echoed through his mind: this cannot continue. The world would fold in on itself unless someone stepped up to protect it. So the man looked to his own agency, small but strong and brimming with potential, and said, “We’ll make this possible.”
Thus C.R.O.W.N. was born.
Many have dismissed it as a modern myth, a fairytale equivalent of MI6 or KGB. But C.R.O.W.N. is no fairytale: formally established on July 17th 1955, the company has been in operation for over half a century. Few know of its existence, and fewer still are trusted with her secrets. Nevertheless, the mission of C.R.O.W.N. and its operatives remains the same: dedication to global law-enforcement, counter-terrorism and the preservation of peace.
Agent AGAPE - Arendahl, A. Agent ARROW - Dunbroch, M. Agent BEAUTY - Villeneuve, I. Agent CINDERS - Chapman, E. Agent COMPASS - Wahunsenacawh, P. Agent CORONA - Blum, M. Agent EVANGELINE - Harrison, T. Agent ICE - Arendahl, E. Agent OCEAN - Waialiki, M. Agent PING - Fa, M. Agent SIREN - Andersen, A. Agent SNOW - Weiss, M. Agent SPINDLE - Reginald, A. Agent SULTANA - Khan, J.