santas on the run

The signs as stop-motion movies

Aries: Coraline

Taurus: Chicken Run

Gemini: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Cancer: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Leo: The Boxtrolls

Virgo: Jason and the Argonauts

Libra: Frankenweenie

Scorpio: ParaNorman

Sagittarius: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

Capricorn: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Aquarius: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Pisces: Corpse Bride

Newsies Live Things
  • The collective sigh in the theater when Crutchie says “watch me stand, watch me run” in Santa Fe Prologue, followed by my friend saying “honey…” 
  • The little hitch in breath during Carrying the Banner at “when the bell rings”
  • Les’s dialogue 
  • Ben Fankhauser’s face always 
  • “What, like a strike?”
  • The way they use the projections to show headlines and backdrops 
  • JACK”S DRAWING OF KATHERINE
  • Katherine is Purse Sass ™ 
  • My friend (who knows nothing of Newsies) asking me at intermission if Davey is supposed to be Jewish 
  • The fight choreography during Seize the Day 
  • LES IN A BARREL 
  • Les Jacobs, everybody 
  • Katherine’s tap solos during King of New York
  • Spoons during King of New York 
  • Santa Fe just ripped my heart out okay
  • Letter From the Refuge…Holy Heckers man
  • Pulitzer was very good, like his voice was A++ and he plays a villain well 
  • The Katherine Reveal was amazing and the whole theater’s gasp…Iconic ™ 
  • “poor guy’s HEAD IS SPINNING” 
  • Brooklyn’s Here was amazing, especially how they started it
  • TOMMY BRACCO
  • The ease of dialogue between Katherine and Jeremy before Something to Believe In 
  • Something To Believe In was very good and A+ 
  • Once and For All was perfect in every way and I had chills 
  • When Jack meets Teddy Roosevelt it was just too perfect 
  • Jeremy’s attempt to do the jump-heel-kick thing at bows…you tried, and that is what matters 
  • Andrew Keenan Bolger is adorable as heck
  • The whole thing was amazing
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You have set me free.

Laurent is a prince cursed to be a dragon by his uncle in order to usurp the throne. The curse can only be broken by the kiss of true love. And Damen is the knight that comes along, earns Laurent’s trust, and destroys the cage that Laurent is trapped in, both magically and emotionally.

My Captive Prince Secret Santa gift to Marie-Lou (@agoldenking). Event run by @captiveprince–ss. Hope you like it! :)

Things in the original Newsies script that should have made it into the movie:

-Crutchy believing Jack’s made up story that a woman gave birth to a cow

-Crutchy telling David that needing Jack is like needing air to breathe

-The whole backstory where Jack had a younger brother named Michael that escaped the refuge with him, but then fell off the wagon and got crushed underneath the wheels and he wants to go to Santa Fe because that’s where he always promised to take his brother.

-Flashback-nightmares of the above situation

-Jack keeping all his Santa Fe money and a picture of his family in a hidden brick in the wall

-The refuge kids think Jack can fly when he appears to Crutchy at the refuge

-Flashbacks of baby Jack at the refuge

-Jack suggesting to David that they blow something up to spark news, because he knows a guy with dynamite

-Jack blowing Sarah off when he’s waiting on the fire escape, telling her he’s waiting for David

-Jack getting a hole in his pants so Sarah offers to sew them, prompting an embarrassed Jack to take his pants off in front of David and Les and then wrapping up in a blanket.

-Instead of Jack pushing David up against the alleyway in angst after he helps him escape, David helps him sneak into his house and Jack sleeps on the floor with David’s pillow and Jack gazes at him asleep in his bed and thanks him for looking out for him.

-Sarah sings a solo called “What Will Become of the Boy?” as she watches Jack sneak out and run down the street. After Jack rests behind some trash cans he starts singing his Santa Fe reprise for a mash up duet.

-Sarah dressing up like David to go find Jack on the streets and take him home

-Les screaming and punching Jack after he scabs, causing someone to grab him and push him back where he gets knocked bloody and unconscious against a wagon wheel. We get angsty flashbacks of Jack losing his little brother under the wagon wheel and so Jack freaks out and carries Les back to his home where he pretends to be Esther and Mayer’s son and uses his Santa Fe money to pay for a doctor because he knows they can’t afford it.

-Denton unleashing rage on the Delancey Brothers down at the printing press and knocking both of them out in front of David’s dad.

-Jack leaving for Santa Fe on a train and David running along the train telling Jack he wishes he could come with him

-All the newsies lining the sides of the train to send Jack off.

-Jack emerging in the darkness of the train tunnel to run back to the Jacobs.

-DID I MENTION ALL THE JACK BACKSTORY AND SARAH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT?????????!!!!

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He’s displaying every micro-expression tell in the book. 80% of how we communicate with one another is nonverbal.

anonymous asked:

Best of Alex's stage antics from the eycte tour in your opinion? My personal favorite is him lying down on the camera track and in a very animated manner pretending like he's going to be hit by a train

by “best” do you mean “worst”?? lol i hate him. jk. well half kidding hahaha i love him and i hate him.

the train crash reenactment was indeed very dramatic hahaha

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i’m personally fond of the very first time he lied down on stage and did bicycle legs, before it was something to be expected at nearly every show lmao

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i also have a personal fondness for the time he did it at lolla since it was right in front of me lol

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and when he performed from the balcony in a bath robe

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the absolute WORST was in dublin when he lied down on his back and then like…scooted/wiggled across the stage??? i was very disappointed last week to find out that video has been deleted and as far as i know there isn’t any other evidence of it happening.

i’ve always thought his singing to the camera at rock en seine was genuinely cute and funny, if that’s considered an antic

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and then there was the stage crawling lmao

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i always laugh when he does this to miles during i want you in tokyo

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OH MY GOD I FORGOT ALEX THE CONTEMPORY DANCER. that one might be my favorite hahaha

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the pillows at le nuits de fourvière

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stupid ass motherfucker lip syncing miles’ part

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OH MY GOD THIS. this was DANGEROUS. ALEX NO

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his kangaroo hopping always makes me laugh

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“she loves me, she loves me not”

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whatever the fuck this is

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there isn’t a video, but this dumbass and his cheeseburgers

[x] i’m excluding the cheeseburger to the groin since that happened to him, it wasn’t intended to be an antic lol

when he does the thing with miles’ mic stand in this video

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“welcome aboard everybody”

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the time he danced like groot

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alex “pay attention to me” turner

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when he stole someone’s sunglasses in santa ana

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and his dolphin dive at coachella

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also when he runs around the stage during les cactus at rock en seine, but i can’t find a gif lol.

i’m excluding any milex antics because this is already long enough, but pretty much everything i didn’t include but would is in this video haha

Santa’s Lap

You’re welcome @asirenscalling @thenightmarebeforebucky @thatawkwardtinyperson @lady-thor-foster @sammyissassy

Word Count: 1169 
Pairings: Bucky x Reader 
Warnings: Christmas, Dirty Santa, Sexy Husband, Smut, Smutty Smut Smut!

Originally posted by theunofficialsebstan

Originally posted by daisydae

“C’mon, baby! Time to sit on Santa’s lap!” You exclaimed, pulling your four year old son along. The mall’s Santa looked extremely realistic this year and your son lit up like a Christmas tree. 

“Santa!” He babbled over and over again, making grabby hands toward the man’s face. Bucky chuckled deeply behind you. 

You grinned and nodded, “Gotta be nice, okay? You can’t pull Santa’s beard like you do your daddy’s.” 

Santa was quick to pull your son onto his lap before he could run away. When he looked up at you, his mouth seemed to drop slightly. He cleared his throat, and in a low tone he asked, “Would Mommy like to sit on my other leg?” 

Your brows furrowed.

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It’s the holidays and during the holidays you express your thanks and love for things that are important so

here’s a list of bug fics that make me physically stressed with their greatness, and to which I would like to say thank you.

It’s Miraculous Ladybug, just to clear any confusion.

This fandom is the first to drive me to actually read fanfic and B O I let me tell you, I have had a fantastic time. Anyway have a list of fics that I love very, very much, so much that I scream at my friends when they update and sometimes stop reading in the middle of chapters because I don’t want them to end.

  • (The) Adventures of Adrienbug and Chat Mari by @wintermoth
    • kwami swap kwami swap kwAMI SWAP NEED I SAY MORE
    • sick ass kwami swap and rewrites of eps as well as summer bonding origin goodness
    • the cutest design of a chat noire suit and super great powers and characterization
    • several parts completed, most recent is ongoing
  • Broken Hearts Club by @frostedpuffs
    • another fantastic fic from the beautiful bean who brought us Truthful Scars
    • basically the receiving ends of love confessions turn the other down and sadness ensues
    • there’s only two chapters right now but oh dang get ready for the heartbreak and then the MariChat bonding I am very excited
  • Cohabitation (And Other Disastrous Ideas) by @bullysquadess
    • I cannot believe that this is the first fic I’ve read by Bully bc she is a fantastic writer you bet I’mma binge all of TLATB this break I’m super pumped BUT ANYWAY
    • roommate aged up best buds to lovers is there anything more you could possibly want I mean come on
    • four chapters so far and they’re short but super sweet and great
  • Hacking the Ladyblog by @quicksilversquared
    • a one shot but let m e t e l l y o u
    • I am all about the kids on the social medias okay
    • which is not exactly what this is but it’s still fantastic Adrien is spot on and everyone is clueless as usual
    • if someone knows if that au where they run twitters and such is an actual fic please tell me what it is
    • the one where ladybug makes all the official accounts and they’re inactive for a year and then they post for the first time and the public loses their shit that one I can’t find the post
  • Have Your Cake (And Eat It Too) by @loosescrewslefty and @miracufic
    • basically what sold me on MariChat as a Love Square Favorite and good golly it is so good
    • Love Square shenanigans and baking fluff that has somehow become heart wrenching angst hoW DARE
    • top notch characterization and the two different writing styles mesh together really well
    • fifteen chapters, ongoing
  • Keep It In Your Plants by @reyxa
    • OKAY. O K A Y S O
    • I DO NOT HAVE THE WORDS TO EXPRESS THE EXTENT TO WHICH I L O V E THIS FIC
    • fluff galore, flower shop au, coffee shop au, now a freaking fake married au, it’s just domestic garbage up and down it’s so good
    • aged up friends to lovers awkward adorableness with cats and flower language and pu r i t y
    • like seriously if there is any fic on this list that you MUST read it’s this one because I swear to whatever that you will not regret it
    • also that title like come on
    • seven chapters (cries), ongoing
  • Lucky Us by @geek-fashionista
    • okay so I might have lied a little bit bc this is also a must read
    • again I do not have the w o r d s to expressssssss
    • more aged up domestic fluff I think I’m noticing a pattern but anyway this is a bakery au
    • which is kind of redundant bc wow yes it’s Marinette’s bakery BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE
    • IT’S EMA I L
    • AND THEY HANG OUT AND EAT CAKE AFTER HOURS
    • AND TRY TO SET THEIR BFFS UP AND IN THE PROCESS GO ON D A T E S (fake dating au, hell yes)
    • also sold me on Adrien Chloe best friend stuff because that’s some good shit
    • eleven chapters, ongoing
    • the recent one killed me but that’s every chapter let’s be real here the dialogue is to die for
  • Satisfaction Brought It Back by @siderealsandman (NSFW)
    • UM, I MEAN, WHAT IS THERE NOT TO COMPLIMENT ABOUT THIS ONE AMMIRITE
    • one of the first fics I read, went in cautious and now am extremely emotionally invested
    • aged up, very humorous, excellent characterization, dialogue level through the roof, and every plot point and surprise s l a y s
    • hanging out bonding to hanging up bondage ya know what I mean
    • but seriously you could just read for the plot and still be sent rampaging about these kids I swear I just need Marinette to have financial and residential security frickin
    • twenty one chapters, ongoing
  • to you, i thee wed by @miraculousturtle / @megamegaturtle
    • see, this one, this is a real tricky one
    • bc it’s like a fake marriage au
    • but it’s r e a l
    • more aged up domestic fluff wow definite trend
    • the premise is a bit hard to understand at first but then it’s explained and you’re whisked away to a wonderful fluffy awkward married acquaintances to friends to feelings to lovers and I just
    • I love it
    • seven chapters, ongoing

Wow this post is much, much longer than I expected it to be but that’s okay I really needed to say thank you to these amazing writers for these fics. They’re all so fantastic.

May everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

Please bear in mind that I have literally 40+ tabs open on my phone of unread fics, as well as a bunch of bookmarks, many of which include The Big Ones so if there’re some missing that you think should be on here, that’s the dealio.

seekanewerworld  asked:

Whenever I think of this pairing I think of the "I CLAIMED YOU ON MY TAXES, SHAWN" bit, so I would like to hear a bit about how Gus ended up claiming Shawn on his taxes. If it involves marriage shenanigans that would just be icing on the cake.

OK I am legit imagining a Sweet Home Alabama AU. Shawn has been swanning around the country with a series of odd jobs and adventures (this is all thoroughly pre-Psych), but he makes routine trips back to Santa Barbara and on one of those trips it’s around tax season and Gus is hanging out with him when he tries to fill out his tax forms. And Shawn is just epically bored with the taxes and they’ve gotten to the bottom of a couple of those pouches of blue drink you get at the supermarket that have labels that warn in all caps CONTAINS ALCOHOL but that mostly taste like skittles. Thus, Gus is pliant and willing and Shawn totally cons him into filing for a domestic partnership and then doing Shawn’s taxes for him because, as Shawn will say many, many times, “SPOUSE!”

So this goes on for a few years and Gus secretly likes it because it means Shawn always shows up in the spring at some point with a pocket full of receipts and some W-2s. Gus always rolls his eyes but he does the taxes and they drink the stupid pouches of CONTAINS ALCOHOL or whatever and it’s just….it’s nice.

Only in this AU, Shawn doesn’t settle down in Santa Barbara eventually to run Psych. He eventually comes to a stop in some big city somewhere where the tips to the cops don’t raise any flags because no one pays that kind of minute attention to the tip line. And Shawn has always assumed it was completely and totally clear that he conned Gus into marrying him because obvious, gigantic crush on Gus and that Gus insists on it being a tax thing as his subtle way of turning Shawn down. So when Shawn settled in….let’s say Chicago….he didn’t really think the “marriage” with Gus was a real thing he could break up because he knew Gus didn’t like guys anyway, obviously, and even if he did, he’d clearly be into some straight-laced respectable type.

So Shawn sets up as a private detective, no psychic shenanigans, and starts to make a life for himself. Eventually, he settles down even more with a cool sex friend who’s convenient and it’s the closest he’s gotten to ~loving someone who’s not Gus, so they decide to run away to Vegas and get married when the gay marriage law passes. Only, shit, what if Gus is still claiming him on his taxes? He should probably go back and check.

So he rolls into Santa Barbara, first time in a few years, and tries to get Gus to dissolve the domestic partnership so he can get married to his casual sex friend. Maybe the casual sex friend even comes with and maybe Shawn is all sedate and manageable and not at all the hijinks shenanigans guy Gus fell in love with. And Gus has been riding on the assumption that Shawn is a will-o-the-wisp types who can’t be ~tied down or some shit but hell no is Shawn marrying this dude, this dude has a neck tattoo and is genuinely unfun.

Also Gus may have upgraded the files to full on gay marriage, like, the DAY it was passed. For tax reasons.

Also, I assume a shenanigans case erupts while Shawn and his cool sex friend are in town only his cool sex friend is a terrible partner in solving crime and Gus rolls his eyes a lot about it, but gleefully takes over. And there’s a moment later when they’ve stolen the pivotal toy poodle and are hiding in the murder suspect’s bathroom having a whispered fight about their storied past when it becomes clear that this has never been a taxes thing to Gus and it’s always been the One True for Shawn.

So Neck Tattoo leaves town, Shawn and Gus go into business with a legit detective agency (not a psychic one), and they stay married after all.

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my fic for the @pjosecretsanta2016
thank you to the beautiful mods for organising it, you did such an amazing job at such a busy time of year and i really appreciate it!!!!

merry christmas to @tinyamren , i hope you enjoy this 5k words magical percabeth au and are having a wonderful holiday season (✿◠‿◠)



Annabeth came to terms with the fact that she didn’t have magic a long time ago.

If she had to pinpoint the moment, she’d probably tell you it was when she was seven and overheard her father talking about how even when she was particularly emotional she didn’t display any signs of accidental magic, but secretly she knew that she didn’t fully accept it until she was twelve.

She got cornered in an alleyway by some vicious bullies and she still couldn’t summon any magic to help her. Not that she needed it, in the end - she’d found a hammer that had done just as good a job of persuading them to shut up as any spell would have.

Not everyone had magic. In fact, very few people did. Only about ten percent of the population, was the estimate, although of course it was hard to get accurate figures when so many of them chose not to officially disclose their powers.

But Annabeth’s mother had been magical, and she took after her in every other possible way, so it had just sort of been assumed that the magic would come, too. When it didn’t, her father was relieved, glad to have some semblance of normalcy, while Annabeth was immensely disappointed.

If you’d asked, she probably would have told you that she got over it pretty quickly. Normal was fine, normal was easy, normal was as good as it was going to get. She never expected to feel that spark inside her, that tingling at the tips of her fingers, the overflow of energy pulsing through her and out into the universe.

And then she met Percy Jackson.

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Race Report: Half Moon Bay Sprint Tri

My 2017 triathlon season kicked off with the Half Moon Bay Sprint Triathlon on April 23rd.  

With an official time of 1:33:35 and 8th place out of 20, overall this was a fantastic race for me and a great start to the season. Full recap after the break.

Race Morning: We woke up at 4:30am to make the 1.5 hour drive from Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay and this was after my neighbors decided to play some really loud music from 9 to well after 10pm while I was trying to fall asleep. It was so nice of them to decide to be annoyingly loud for the first time ever since we’ve lived here for the past 7 months. Anyway, we made our way up to race course around 6:30 before my 7:30am start time. It was very congested in transition but I was able to squeeze into a spot in the club’s rack and get myself settled before walking down to the water with a good 20 minutes to go before race start.

Swim: .35 mile swim (616 yards) Garmin said I swam 499 yards in 10:38. Official time that accounts for .3 mile run to transition was 15:30.
This was an in-water start swim which was a first for me. I decided to actually warm up in the water to get acclimated to the low 50s water temp. What a difference that makes both physically and mentally. In my past two races I have been way to nervous and anxious that I decided not to do a warmup but it was so good to get in and swim around a bit so I could release a bit that excess nervous adrenaline and get my hands and face used to the cold. We swam out to the start buoys a little early because we didn’t realize the paddlers would be going out before us so I had to float around a bit longer than expected. It was fine though and before we knew it we were off swimming. It was a very choppy start and I got more than a few hands and elbows in my face but I was able to settle in quickly after a few mouthfuls of sea water. I really got into a groove and I am happy to say I swam 99% of this with my head in the water. A massive accomplishment for me over the past two races and many open water swims spent swimming water polo style.

T1: 3:54 - I really need to work on getting my transition times faster. I struggle getting my wetsuit off and then settling down enough to get going on the bike.

Bike: 10 miles - Garmin says 11.1 miles in 38:50 (17.2 Avg. mph) Official time 39:12 (15.31 mph)
This bike was the first race for my new carbon steed “Ghost” aka my used Specialized S-Works Amira. This bike is light and fast and it was fun to race her for the first time. The bike course was nice and flat but we had a nasty headwind for the entire second half. It pretty painful to grind along at 12 mph into the head wind but everyone was dealing with it and it’s just the luck of the draw with race day weather. The last couple miles of the course had a super flat, maybe even slight downhill straightaway where I was able to really turn up power and get up to around 29 mph. I passed several TT bikes on this section and felt extra badass going fast. While I felt great on this short bike leg, I forgot to open up my packages of chews and fig bar in my bento box so I didn’t eat anything which I would later regret when I settled in for the run.

T2: 3:09 - still super slow which I think accounts for me trying to run alway to the other side of transition in my cleats. I need to practice slipping my feet out of my cleats on the bike so I can just hop off and run with barefeet. Ideally I’d like to cut my transition times in half for these short course.

Run: 3.1 Miles - Garmin says 3 miles in 31:54 Official time 31:49
It always takes some time to get your body and mind settled into a run off the bike but I have been doing some short 10 minute runs off the bike after my long rides and I really felt the benefits of those in the start of this run. It took me no more than a ¼ mile before I felt comfortable. I did grab a gu to take with me on the run and took it just before the only water station at about the halfway mark. It was a little too late in the game though to give much of a benefit so I felt really drained and hungry during the run. A good reminder to really focus on my nutrition better for the next race. When I finished the run I felt a little disappointed in myself for not pushing harder, but now as I reflect on it, this was a great pace for me for where I’m at in my training and based on my past race performance. Ideally I am hoping to get down to the 10 minute mile mark but I was not to far off and I’m glad I was able to finish strong.

This was by far my best race (out of 3) and I just had so much fun! I really do love triathlon and I’m so glad I get to represent SCTA and compete alongside so many awesome teammates. I would definitely do Half Moon Bay again and I think it’s a perfect little season opener that was well run and conveniently close to home.