rebecca butler

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Been trying to carefully craft a Wonder Woman review as the distance of its release date keeps growing. I saw it opening night with my nieces and to clarify I did like it. But, this is not what this post is about. I’ve decided to place a spotlight on an Amazon cartoon series for children that arrived on June 30th 2017. I just completed binge-watching all of the episodes. It is called Danger & Eggs and it reminds me of Adventure Time and Steven Universe with a dash of KC Green’s Regular Show with Lauren Faust’s My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic if they were all put into a blender.  

While Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time, Rebecca Sugar’s Steven Universe, Chris Savino’s Loud House, Daron Nefcy’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Alex Hirsch’s Gravity Falls, Mike DiMartino’s and Bryan Konietzko’s The Legend of Korra, and, Skyler Page’s Clarence have been making strides for LGBT representation, the Mike Owens and Shadi Petosky created animated show takes it one more progressive step forward. Yes, besides being hilarious, very relevant, full of lessons (and emotions), believable, and inventive, Danger & Eggs is the first animated series to have an openly trans creator (Shadi Petosky). In fact, every aspect of Danger & Eggs has some level of involvement courtesy of LGBT community members: from LGBT actors, writers, animators, and storyboard artists alongside LGBT allies! Essentially in each stage of Danger & Eggs’ production, there was that kind of specific influence occurring. More importantly Danger & Eggs accomplishes this with resorting to any awful cliches whilst being as inclusive as possible! Examples include the non-binary musician Milo that D.D. and Phillip both use proper pronouns with plus the recently out trans Zaddie (voiced by trans activist Jazz Jennings) crooning a song of acceptance at the Pride festival (Not Rainbow Day or something akin to that like others have done. ACTUAL PRIDE DAY!) in front of her “chosen family”. I’m going to reference that term often from this day forward. 

Truthfully, every decision concerning LGBT representation in Danger & Eggs comes of as equal parts sincere and super sweet. <3 

The series is about the adventures/situations D.D. Danger (SNL’s Aidy Bryant) and her best friend Phillip (Eric Knobel) have inside Chickenpaw Park.

D.D. is the last of a generation of record-setting daredevils. Her father Roy Danger is present in D.D.’s life as a bandaged up and impossible to understand individual, a recurring gag that manages to never get old. As such, she’s up for engaging in potentially injury causing stunts or roughhouse games. Now the inverse can be said for Phillip, a rule-following always safety-first talking egg. As the theme song says the series is, “Kinda hard to explain.” The anthropomorphic Phillip’s origin gets hinted at early on before becoming confirmed in the season one finale. His mother is a colossal chicken that only appears to cluck even though her son can speak English. Despite being clear opposites in most ways, the camaraderie D.D. and Phillip share together is amusing and majestic. Their aww-inducing familial connection is best demonstrated in the episodes “Phillipcon”, “The Big Z”, “Nightmares”, and “Trading Post.”

The supporting cast is just as diverse and inventive from the yoga instructor lesbian duo of Rad and Sweet known as the Chill Twins (courtesy of the comedian married couple of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butler), a Mayor (Angelica Ross, Her Story) that sings her arrival, a stickler for the rules (more than Phillip!) Sheriff Luke (Stephanie Beatriz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and D.D.’s ice-skater film hero Trix Blixon (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, if you haven’t seen her career-defining performance in 2012’s Smashed I highly recommend it! Was in last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane). Charlyne Yi’s (We Bare Bears’ Chloe Park) apathetic Layla introduced in “Keep Off the Grass” is one of my favorites though. So is Fringe’s Jasika Nicole bringing to life the spunky Reina in “Ren Faire” as well. Co-creator Shadi Petosky even lends her voice for the wise Pigeon Lady.

All in all, I’m astounded by how good Danger & Eggs is. Creative, excellently written, droll, adorable, bizarre, and authentic are the words I’d use to sum up the series.  Have tissues ready. I sobbed happily often viewing this series, lol. Normalizing LGBT stuff for children?! Normalizing, not demonizing. Respecting, not bashing. SO MUCH YES! And if anything I’ve typed piqued your interest, I implore you to follow through ASAP. :)

Li'l Butler Theme Demo
Ian Jones-Quartey & Rebecca Sugar
Li'l Butler Theme Demo

The Demo for the Li'l Butler theme from the Steven Universe episode, Maximum Capacity!

I love cheesy sitcoms, so when the idea for Li'l Butler came up I instantly started working on a theme song. The show is an unholy mix of Mr. Belvedere and Webster so I tried to hit the same kind of dorky vibe! 

Rebecca played the uke! Lyrics and [off-key]singing by me!

The December Snapchat Masterpost

December Snapchat list:

Anthony Spears ~ aanthoony 

Aaron Carpenter ~ aaron-carp

Andrea Russett ~ andwizzle

Brandon Calvillo ~ bjcalvillo

Christian Collins ~ weekly-chris

Crawford Collins ~ crawfordcollins

Carl Chiasson ~ carl_chiasonn

Caspar Lee ~ casparlee1994

Jc Caylen ~ chamclouder

Cody Johns ~ codyjohns

Colby Brock ~ colbyvlogs

Corey Bowler ~ coreybowler

Lia Marie Johnson ~ dappyhays

Dinah Jane ~ dinahdime

Eben Franckewitz ~ ebenfranckewitz

Bryant Eslava ~ eslava

Ethan Dolan ~ ethandolan8

Thomas Sanders ~ foster_dawg

Louis Cole ~ funforlouis

GloZell Green ~ glozellg

Grayson Dolan ~ graysonbdolan 

Lilly Singh (Superwoman) ~ iisuperwomanii

Corey Scherer ~ itscoreyscherer

Jack Johnson ~ jaaackjohnson2

Jack Dail ~ jaackdail

The Janoskians ~ janoskians

Jeremy Shayne ~ jeremyshayne

Josh Allen ~ joshallen2

Josh Peck ~ joshuapeck 

Kenny Holland ~ kennyholland

Kian and Jc’s project ~ kianandjc

Kyle Osborne ~ the_kingkyle

Nash Grier ~ nashgrier

Normani Kordei ~ moniloves31

Matt Espinosa ~ notmattespinosa

Oli White ~ oliwhite1

Jack Gilinsky ~ jackgilinsky 

Rebecca Black ~ rbeezle

Carter Reynolds ~ reynolds.carter

Ricky Dillon ~ ricky.dillon

Sam Golbach ~ samgolbach

Sam Pottorff ~ sammpott

Sam Wilkinson ~ sammywilk11

Kian Lawley ~ swifferme

Taylor Caniff ~ taylorcaniff

Joe Sugg ~ thatcherjoe

Cameron Dallas ~ camerondallas

Brent Rivera ~ thebrentrivera

Hayes Grier ~ thehayesgrier3

Marcus Butler ~ themarcusbutler

Trevor Moran ~ trevormoran

Teala Dunn ~ ttlyteala 

Mikey Murphy ~ whatsamikey

Selfie C ~ xxselfiecxx

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- pretty little liars
- the old magcon

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Murdoch Mysteries 11x02 Liveblog - Merlot Mysteries

* makes a corny voice* brought to you by @henryhigginstrashclub *ends corny voice*

Oh, an Italian wedding! But I though this episode would feature French wine connoseurs. These accents are very similar to the way italians tend to speak English as well…

Am I the only one who thinks that the groom looks a lot like Jonny Harris?

CHE CAVOLO! LOL never though I’d see someone cursing for real in Murdoch Mysteries - even less in Italian.

“I’ll take that. For testing, of course.” - not even Julia believes in her own words.

These accents are so on point it’s distracting me from the plot.

(Wine was his life). “And his dead, it seems” - Oh Julia, I missed your bad puns!

I like this witty Watts. Do not touch the bottles! Watts in the cellar behaves just like my little cousins at strange people’s houses.

I think it was the butler.

Rebecca, yas queen!

You know, people’s been talking about Julia’s new outfit but it reminds me so much of her early ensembles from seasons 1-2. I confess that I like it. And it’s even more matchy-matchy with William’s than it was last season.

WHERE’S HENRY? I MISS HENRY.

Brax is being grumpy Brax again. And they talked about Jackson…:(

“Wine is proof that God wants to see us happy” - having an Italian grandmother and living among one of the biggest Italian communities in São Paulo all I can say is YES, WATTS, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF MY LIFE? No, really, like MARRY ME NOW.

This confident and bubbly Rebecca is so different from the shy and observer one from Barenaked Ladies. Look at where she is, look at were she started!

THOSE STUPID RACISTS! How dare you do this to my baby Becca?

Getting drunk for science is honestly one of my favorite running gags from this show. Although I do love drunk horny!Murdoch, I can’t help but wonder why would they still live in this hunted hotel suite. How are they even allowed to remain there?

Gosh, the man who plays the son is awful.

Watts in the morgue behaves just like my little cousins at strange people’s houses.

THE PLACES IN WHICH WATTS DROPS HIS HAT!!!!

He’s having his “out of Murdoch” visions! I missed them!

DID WATTS TAKE THE ASSASSIN’S WINE? BECCA IS GOING TO KICK SOME ASS OUT OF TOWN AND JILLIAM!

GOD I LOVE THIS EPISODE.

signs as youtubers

aries: Tyler Oakley 

taurus: Zoella

gemini: Troye Sivan

cancer: MyLifeAsEva

leo: Connor Franta

virgo: PointlessBlog

libra: Shane Dawson

scorpio: Niga Higa

sagittarius: Tobuscus

capricorn: Rebecca Black

aquarius: iisuperwomanii

pisces: Marcus Butler

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“The bottom line is that time travel is allowed by the laws of physics.” ― Brian Greene

Happy Back the Future Day! You didn’t know that? C’mon, “Think, McFly. Think!” In honor of this auspicious occasion, we present ten essential time travel novels because how many times can you listen to Huey Lewis and the News?!  

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
We Don’t Need Roads by Caseen Gaines
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

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The Stag behind the scenes (RTE Works)

Sinéad Gleeson talks to actors Andrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor and Peter McDonald as well as writer/director John Butler about The Stag, the Irish comedy which is the closing film of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.