over 50 (or 60...)


I thought I’d do a John and Cynthia Lennon appreciation post since I don’t see alot of them and everyone seems to think he only loved yoko, which is not true at all:

“We used to take the mickey out of her, but John always said he fancied her. He called her Miss Prim. He was certainly always attracted to her from the first time he saw her in the canteen.“ -Thelma Pickles (John’s ex)

"I hate the word, but posh best describes John’s first impressions of Cynthia. He was clearly attracted to her but hid that behind a regular barrage of bad jokes about her. She was the most important person to him for a long time but John did not want to look weak to his peers, to be soppy over a girl." -Pauline Sutcliffe (Stuart Sutcliffe’s sister)

One day, not long after we had first met Cyn, I was at Mendips with John and he told me that Cyn was coming from town on the bus. I was twelve then and I was looking forward to seeing her again, wondering what arty, studenty clothes she would be wearing. Mendips is right on the main road, which meant that you could see the bus stop if you looked through the upstairs windows, which is why John ran up and down the stairs to his bedroom whenever he thought he heard a bus engine. You could hear whether or not the bus stopped to let passengers on or off. When the bus did indeed deposit Cynthia on the pavement, John shouted ‘Yes!’ and then flung himself downstairs to watch for her coming through the gate. Then he sauntered through the kitchen, as if he didn’t even know she was coming and he was bumping into her in his own garden by sheer good luck! I couldn’t believe his cool. I loved it! Cynthia was dressed in black from head to toe, just like John. A couple of art students, in love and like art students…in love. It was tangible.” -Julia Baird (John’s sister)

“My feelings for John were very different from those I’d had for any other boy: more powerful, more exciting and totally unshakeable. And I sensed in John the same strong feelings. Perhaps each of us recognised and was drawn to a deep need in the other. But at the time I didn’t analyse it. I simply felt certain that this was no passing fling. It was real love.”- Cynthia

“I do remember John being told you don’t have to marry her John; you don’t have to do this. I know that Mrs Powell, that’s Cynthia’s mother, also told Cynthia, you don’t have to get married. So they didn’t get married because it was a shotgun wedding. They got married because they wanted to, because I remember John saying: ‘I want to marry her, what’s the matter with you all?’" -Julia Baird

"He used to tell me how he and Cyn planned to settle down and raise a family as soon as the Beatles began to pay off, and how much he missed being without her." -Pete Best

"Well, she’s beautiful, you know, and what people don’t know is how smart she is. No matter what’s happening, you know, she’s always there for me" -John

"After rehearsals or a gig, we would go to a bar in the West End. We would drink and talk. It would be late at night, but Cynthia was always waiting for him, always there to embrace him. She was sweetly sensitive, and I do believe most people have no idea what a central figure she was in terms of keeping him somewhat stable during that hard phase when no one knew if the boys were a passing fad or the real thing. I mean, John was the leader, but he was also scared all the time. People forget what a rock she was for him." -Tony Barrow

"I like to keep my work and my private life separate, which is why I keep Cynthia out of the picture. I took her to America, because a trip like that comes once in a lifetime, and she deserved it." -John

"A few days later John is in a taxi, passing a store that has a red night-shirt in the window. He tells the cab to stop, goes inside, and asks how much the night-shirt costs. ‘Six pounds,’ he is told. ‘That’s a lot,’ he says, ‘but I think Cyn would like it.’" -Michael Braun

"Lennon seemed to have a very traditional love for Cynthia and would call her nightly to check in and talk, in baby talk, to his son Julian. It was exciting to watch. Here was a Beatle, the idol of millions, savoring a few minutes on the phone with his wife." -Art Schreiber (Radio Broadcaster)

"During my first travels with the Beatles in 1964, John was eager to talk about his family of three. When the subject turned to Cynthia, his eyes, always mysterious and rarely revealing of his mood, would sparkle and dance.” -Larry Kane (Journalist)

"At Kenwood, Cyn kept herself busy looking after the cooking and the baby, and gave the Lennon household a sensibly, orderly, and almost bourgeois character that John, the non-conformist, the rebel, secretly found comforting”-Pete Shotton

“My wife married me not because I’m a Beatle, but because she loves me." -John

"I fell in love with Cynthia. It’s as simple as that." -John

"It was said I never loved Cyn. That’s far from the truth. We were young, bigheaded, and got into a physical relationship too soon. Perhaps if we took things slow, we would have made it. I know we would have made it.” -John (1974)

“The man I love the most died a tragic death.”- Cynthia

“Of course I love him. I love John as I loved him, you don’t change love. There’s no reason on earth why I should hate him.”- Cynthia

I notice that people seem to think Guzma is an old man. But to me he looks very young. Let’s have a poll! Do you think he’s:

-over 60
-however old Kukui is

Please tell me in your post! Just reblogging it doesn’t answer anything, and hiding your answer in the tags means it can’t be reblogged back here.

Log 1-K.CP

I’ve just boarded my ship. Im still quite surprised I’ve actually been picked to be part of the NYSS program. 42 years I’ve been submitting my entry card and year after year I’ve been rejected until last week (tho I know I was a bit young when I sent my first card.. I was barely over 50 I think? whereas you need to be at least 60 to join). It’s still so surreal…

I’ve been paired with a guy named Nictroth. Im a bit surprised but not bothered, after all if I really wanted to be paired with a woman and only a woman, I would have put that on my entry card under the pair-preference tab.

I don’t know Nic much yet but so far he seem to be quite a nice guy. He took a photo of us when I was trying to get familiar with the ship’s control. He’s really lively and energetic overall and I feel like I wont get bored with him around.

The ship feel really homely but the control still feel a bit foreign to me. It’s a tad different from the simulations we had back home to train and study. Im a bit scared about it to be honest as Im the only one of the pair who’s learned how to pilot and maintain the ship beyond the basics. All of this will mostly be my responsibility and it’s quite the addition of pressure! Ill admit Im not the best seeder either… I count on Nic to be of help when it comes to food and medicine, it’s not my strong point at all..

I will end my log there, here’s the attached file Nic took with his personal tablet as a bonus

Sidenote: I know the buckle I got Nic isn’t the fanciest..I hope he likes it still..Im not fond of those golden ones with the blings to be honest.. It look show-offey to me..plus if we ever encounter space pirates he wont risk getting his tailed chopped off for it. (Or maybe Im just making excuses for myself and my bad tastes in jewelry)

Snap offered shareholders a terrible deal. Lots of people signed up anyway.
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There’s Probably an Unaccounted For Member of the Pines Family

Sounds crazy, right? But hear me out. If A Tale of Two Stans took place in “1960-something,” let’s say 1965, and Stan and Ford looked a bit younger than Dipper and Mabel, let’s say 10, then that means they were born in 1955, which makes them both only 44 years old when the twins were born in 1999. But this doesn’t correlate with “Shermy” (most likely a nickname for Sherman), the baby seen in AToTS, and Dipper and Mabel’s grandfather. He was a very young baby when Stan was kicked out of the house.

So let’s look at this. Let’s say that the Stans were 17 in their Junior or Senior year of high school when Stan was kicked out. This would make the year 1972. (A little over a decade before December 1982. “You haven’t seen your brother in over ten years.”) So if Shermy was born within the same year, then he would have been 27 when Dipper and Mabel were born. A 27 year old grandfather. Even if we say that the Stans were born a few years earlier or were a little older in AToTS and Stan left in the late 60s, that still leaves Shermy a bit too young to be a grandfather. So either something supernatural happened, or Shermy got someone pregnant very young, or the staff of the show just doesn’t care enough to make backstories work consistently.

…Or the baby in AToTS isn’t Shermy. And Stan and Ford have an older brother that we never even saw. It’s entirely possible, seeing as the baby was only shown on screen once and wasn’t even mentioned in any dialogue. Who’s to say there wasn’t a fourth Pines brother who wasn’t mentioned either? Maybe one who had already left home by the time the Stans were 10? This would also explain why Stan had no contact with his family throughout this baby’s childhood and then “died in a car wreck,” therefore most likely never seeing the baby again, but then for some reason refers to Sherman with a friendly, silly nickname that apparently Ford recognizes too, even though he was at college or talking to demons in the middle of nowhere on the other side of the country through this kid’s whole childhood. It makes sense that they would be talking about an older brother that they both knew while growing up, and not a little brother that neither one of them would’ve had any time to get to know.

So who is Shermy? What’s his story? Who’s the baby in AToTS? Does Stan have a younger sibling that he’s never seen grown up? Is there a 39-year-old member of the Pines family somewhere out there who thinks one of his estranged older brothers he never knew died in a car wreck 30 years ago, and the other never cared enough to come home? And most importantly, now that they’ve made up and Weirdmageddon is no more, do Stan and Ford have any plans to try to reconnect with either of these unknown siblings?

dorianshavilliard  asked:

My eyes are skipping all over the place and can't read, so 50-60 and ignore any squicky or inappropriate questions?

50. Ever used a bow and arrow? no but i kinda want to

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? last august, i think?

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? maybe a bit?? i don’t actually know that much about musicals

53. Is Christmas stressful? well, frankly, yes

54. Ever eat a pierogi? no

55. Favorite type of fruit pie? apple pie? I don’t think I’ve had other types of fruit pie. Berry pies yes, but not fruit pies.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? teacher, doctor, fireman, police officer, pilot (lmao diabetes crushed my already minimal chances), journalist

57. Do you believe in ghosts? not really

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? multiple times

59. Take a vitamin daily? no, probably should

60. Wear slippers? nah