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The Only Proof

The name on his arm read Jack, which irritated Eric quite a bit, because how many Jacks had he met in his life? Why couldn’t he have a soulmate with a less common name, like Francisco or Axel or Bernard? And it didn’t help that his own name was ridiculously common, too. Jack and Eric. Eric had to admit, though, that he did like the sound of that.

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A Zimbits soulmate AU.

Cross-posted to AO3 

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since y'all posted your hello neighbor oc’s, I should post mine as well
Meet Eric, the worst neighbor you could ever get. When I made him I thought “the player could need a ally” and there he is
He spends his time watching adult cartoons and sitcoms while smoking or drinking rum, despite him shooting at everything, being rude all the time and seeming not trustworthy at all, he’s a very kind guy.

I’m just thinking about the Frogs and laundry because it just occurred to me:

THE FROGS ARE FRESHMEN BOYS

Now from personal experience I can tell you that a surprising majority of freshman boys have no clue how to actually use a washing machine. Or a dryer. Or anything that will actually clean their clothes.

So imagine: Chowder meeting up with Bitty wearing a blazer, shorts, and knee-high argyle socks and finally admitting that no, he wasn’t trying to start a trend, he didn’t actually know how the washer works and the laundry room was scary and he was just going to see if he could stretch out his clothes until next break when he went home and Bitty just…can’t.

Cue Bitty having a laundry tutorial for all of the Frogs, because apparently Nursey’s never had to do his clothes, he’s just been washing them on his breaks and okay Dex knows how to do laundry but he doesn’t separate his CoLoRS so Bitty shows them how to look at the tags and what fabrics should be done with which temperatures and educates them but also sort of traumatizes them

So Dex takes them to their building’s laundry room and shows them how to throw their clothes in and put in the soap and “basically just use warm for everything and you’ll be alright, if it’s something you would be heartbroken if you accidentally dyed it pink, handwash it” and turn the washer on

That’s my thoughts on the Frogs and laundry and what is possibly their first bonding moment off-ice until Chowder dyes all of his shirts blue by accident and Dex dyes some of Nursey’s clothes green on purpose and then it’s just a shit-show of strangely-dyed undergarments

“The very first idea was to do it as a feature film and combine all these urban legends into one film,” Kripke recalls.  He is, of course, aware that there’s already been a movie called Urban Legends (1998).  He found the movie frustrating, not because they’d beaten him to the punch, but because “they didn’t do supernatural or do the real urban legends.  To just use urban legends as the m. o. for a serial killer drove me nuts.”

“Then I wanted to do an anthology series.  Then I wanted to do it with a bunch of tabloid writers in a van driving around the country,” Kripke continues.  “It was a good thing that the reporters idea that I’d spent months and months on was shot down,” he concludes, referring to the fact that Night Stalker, a horror series about reporters investigating supernatural activities, debuted on ABC at the same time as Supernatural – and failed to survive its first season.

But while Kripke was ecstatic that Warner Bros. wanted to do the Route 66 version of his urban legends series, at first he was “very resistant of the idea because of its production demands.  I said, ‘Never in a million years are you guys going to make this series because there are no standing sets and it’s a different location every time.’"  Fortunately, he got the head of production’s guarantee, and the series moved forward.

"We put a pitch together and took it to all the networks.  The WB made the strongest agreement."  Then Kripke got to work on the first script…and it was a figurative car wreck: "I handed it in to the studio just before Thanksgiving.  'We don’t like it.  We don’t want to show it to the network.’"  Naturally, that’s not at all what Kripke had expected to hear.  But upon reflection, he realized that the script – which had Dean trying to convince Sam that monsters are real, after the boys grew up with an aunt and uncle away from their demon-hunting father – had "a really complicated back-story for people to relate to.  It got confusing and had so much exposition.  I sat down with [co-executive producer] Peter Johnson, and we talked about what we could do to salvage this.”

Johnson and Kripke brainstormed well together, and “The Pilot” was saved.  “One way to short-circuit all that confusing back-story is to have them raised with their father, and that was sort of the light-bulb moment,” Kripke recalls.  “What if he raised them on the road?  He just took them with him… That opened up this whole realm of possibilities.  Now they can be amazing fighters and really great at conning people, and there’d be no building they couldn’t get into.  And you won’t have to have these long conversations about 'Hey, dude, ghosts are real.'  They’re basically like blue-collar exterminators.  So we went back to the WB and pitched it, and they loved it.”

Of course, Kripke still had to write the new pilot script… before Christmas.  He cancelled all his holiday plans and locked himself in his office.  “I said, 'Screw it.  If I’m giving up my holiday plans, I’m going to get loose with it.'  And I threw in references like the Mulder and Scully lines.  I looked at it and said, 'My god, it’s a better script.'  The network liked it – I’m not going to say they flipped over it.”

In fact, the script didn’t get green-lit until preeminent pilot director David Nutter came aboard.  “David Nutter was definitely our knight in shining armor,” Kripke says.  “When he said, 'Okay, I’m in,” I turned to Peter Johnson and said, 'Not only did our pilot just get green-lit, but our series just got picked up!  David signed on at 11am and we were picked up by 2pm.“
—  Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1.
Titan Books, 2007: 8-10.