say what you want about the plot of this movie

Moffat’s favorite writer used “Redbeard” as a random plot device 20 years ago.

Ready for a little background that will blow your mind? @squirrelwithoutparentingskills dropped by my inbox just now to share some juicy information.

One of Moffat’s favorite screenwriters is William Goldman. He wrote The Princess Bride. Moffat always tells you to read Goldman if you want to learn anything about writing.

Well, in 1996 William Goldman adapted a book called “The Ghost and the Darkness” into a movie.

And in this story, he had a little problem. He needed to make the hero seem brave. He needed a way to boost esteem of that main character.

So he invented a side character and called him “Redbeard”.

Redbeard was to be killed off – he was a plot device.

What I’m saying is Moffat’s favorite writer took a book and turned it into a screenplay but added a character called Redbeard that wasn’t in the originals in order to teach the audience more about the hero.

Also the story is set in the late 1800s with a focus on trains.

Neat. isn’t it?

also say what you want about harley and the joker but in no other movie will you find a main couple where the man’s storyline revolves solely around the woman’s. the joker’s most significant interactions were with harley. his most important relationship was with harley. his entire plot is tied to harley. meanwhile harley’s got her own shit going on, she’s got important relationships with other characters, she’s off saving the mother fucking world. i could not be happier with this.

The Killing Joke (JokerXReader)

So guys since I’m kinda stuck on Nerve part 7 I decided to write out a project that I had planned for a while now. I actually have had written this first part of The Killing Joke two days ago but I wasn’t sure about posting it. :) The story will contain a few contents out of the actual Killing Joke movie and a few things about the death of Jason Todd in Under the Red Hood but I don’t want to say too much yet. ;) Let me know what you think about this idea, hope you’ll enjoy and I’m sorry that the first chapter isn’t that long but it was just some kind of an introduction at first to find a better way into the story. :) 



The Killing Joke

 

Plot: The reader is working for Batman but since she first met the Joker she had been fallen for him and he took an interest in her as well. Time passed by and his plan to make her his girl grew stronger within every day and he left nothing untried to fulfill his desire but before Joker could finish what he began the death of Jason Todd, Batman and a place called Arkham crossed his purposes. But things were about to change and the Clown Prince of Crime couldn’t wait to take his revenge on those who kept him away from his girl; the only human being that ever cared about him and didn’t try to change him …  

 

My hands were trembling as we entered the hallway of the Arkham Asylum.

It was far after midnight and the only reason we were here was someone that I haven’t seen for nearly a year and I was sure that it would break my heart to see him now.

Many things had happened since then, many horrible things mostly because of the man which had been locked away behind the big metal door at the end of this floor.

But still … I wanted to see him more than anything else in the world.

“Are you alright, (Y/N)?” Nightwing asked while Batman was leading us to Mr J’s cell.

“Yes, it’s just … I wasn’t here after what felt like an eternity … it seems strange to me” I said not looking him in the eyes.

If he would’ve known what really had been going on in my mind …

“Yeah especially after …”

Nightwing didn’t speak further he just looked at Batman, and I knew what he meant; Jason’s death.

It still didn’t affect me as much as it should, what clearly must show to me who I really was.

“Bats … what are you doing here? Searching for a lost life?”

His signature laughter echoed from the walls of his prison cell and my heart skipped a beat as soon as I heard it.

“And the old wonder boy has got some new tights! HA HA HA … What do you want from me? Why are you interrupting my perfect little life, hm?” he growled.

His mood swings were still the same, maybe even worse after throwing him back into this hell hole.

Batman sat down in front of him at the table, so that I could finally see him and the sight nearly made me cry.

He looked demolished, almost gaunt and his left eye looked like someone punched him in the face.

I just had seen him like that for once and that was years ago, when I first met him here.

Tied up in his straightjacket and additionally chained up in fetters I could only compare this to impound an animal that was sick.

Yes I knew who he was and I knew what he did, but to me … he didn’t deserve this, another prove that I wasn’t a normal girl anymore, maybe I was crazy because of thinking like that, but … I just could imagine all the times he saved me even though everyone told me that he was a heartless psychopath with none other feelings than hate inside of him and the joy for killing.

I looked at him and that was the moment he recognized my presence.

His eyes met mine and it felt like drowning into a blue shade of rage, anger, sadness and confusion before they turned into something new, something that looked like … hope and the beginning of an idea.

I knew that look, it said: Daddy’s coming for you, doll.

He gave me this look the last time I had seen him, the day he had been arrested, the day he wanted me to stay with him.

“You look good, kitten. Still innocent … still waiting, aren’t ya?” he asked in a hypnotizing way.

I really wanted to answer him but Nightwing interrupted him quickly.

“She’ll never be yours, no matter how hard you try, Joker” he said.

Batman and Nightwing knew that Mr J still wanted me, but no one knew … that I wanted him as well and his absence made me realize that in a very painful way.

I missed him, I missed the little things we used to do when Batman or the others weren’t looking, him being here was like to come off drugs cold turkey for me.

“And what are you gonna do about it, hm?” J said with an eerie cold voice.

“Nightwing, enough. We’re not here for your entertainment, Joker. We need information about-”

“Information? Information? INFORMATION? HA HA HA HA what could be that important that you need my HELP? Last time we’ve seen each other Bats … I killed your little bird, remember?”

J was laughing all the way, probably the only fun he had had in a while, but Batman wasn’t amused at all.

A loud bang sounded from the walls of the cell and the next thing that happened was Batman throwing J against the next wall and choking the life out of him.

“STOP IT!” I screamed before I could even think about it.

“Let him go, don’t forget about your principles” I hissed and pushed Batman away from Joker.

The room fell silent and I knew that all eyes were on me but I didn’t care.

“We’re going”, Batman said.

I didn’t look at him and as soon as I heard him and Nightwing leaving the room I kneeled down in front of J and cupped his face into my black gloved hands, tears were streaming down my cheeks.

“Shhh, we’ll be together very soon, kitten …” he purred, kissing my lips so soft that I first couldn’t believe it was him.

“What happened there?” I asked carefully touching his bruised left eye.

“The doctor just thought I was a little too hyperactive” he grinned but I didn’t feel like smiling.

“So they punched you?”

“Princess you sound like this is something new. You know what they’re doing here with people like me”, he simply said.

I thought of the electroshock therapy sessions and all the other stuff.

It made me sick that they were treating him like that.

“What happened here the last months?”

Since J got caught they didn’t let anyone visit or talk to him, he was kept in solitary confinement so I couldn’t visit him as well what made the whole thing even worse.

In the past I kept visiting him to make sure they treat him well but this time I couldn’t do anything about it.

“They tried to erase my mind by throwing me into a black hole of rage and confusion, but you little doll … the thought of you waiting for me to return … that was something they couldn’t take away from me …”

My heart felt like breaking in two pieces.

I wanted to stay with him so badly.

“I missed you …” I whispered resting my head at the crook of his neck letting him kiss mine.

“I know, baby. My sweet, my deary, my angel … Don’t worry about me, daddy will be back in town very soon. And you will be mine.”

What future awaits Reylo

While there are many debates about Rey’s lineage, nooone can’t deny that her character arc has many simlarities with Luke’s. You can say that she is “Luke” - the main protagonist of the Plot A of this Trilogy, while Finn and Poe (like Han and Leia) are the main duo of the Plot B.

So, if we want to predict what can happen to Rey in future Episodes, we must look into Luke and his Journey in the OT.

In the first movie Luke is in the first stage of his epic story. He is guided by the mentor figure (Obi Wan) who is later killed by the antagonist (but not the main villain) of this Trilogy (Darth Vader) and at the end of the first Act he embraces his destiny. 

As you can see Rey has the same first Act in her personal Journey. Han is her mentor, And Kylo Ren is her antagonist.

Nothing unconventional is going on. Moving on.

The second Act in Luke’s Journey is dedicated to his training. His master (Yoda) teaches him the ways of the Force, and, it seems, that Luke will play the same role for Rey in Episode VIII. 

Now, we have to remember that in the second Act of the OT the plot A took a backseat and the main duo of the Plot B became central to the story. So we can expect some romance in their plotline, not in Rey’s. (I bet my money that Finn is getting his own Love Interest this episode. He is the grey-ish Han Solo of this Trilogy, while Rey is, at this moment, young and naive light Luke. So “Han” needs his “Leia” to appear. I want to hope that it is Poe. But I suspect that it is Kelly Marie Tran’s character). 

But! We haven’t discussed yet the fact that the second Act is the point in the story where our antagonist is fleshed out! Antagonist struggles with his feelings about protagonist and he is questioned by the True Villain about the nature of his emotions. At the end of the second Act there was a reveal that there is a deep and strong bond connecting both the antagonist and the protagonist of the Plot A.

And now we are getting to the meat. The third Act is the part where the Hero gets his character development. Luke is much stronger now, he looks like a Jedi, he feels like a Jedi, he is a Jedi. And he must defeat his antagonist to complete his Journey, to become a Hero. Except he doesn’t want to. The bond he discovered between him and the antagonist prevents him from doing so. Luke rejects both his past and current mentors’ advice to confront him. He is hell-bent on saving the antagonist.

And at the end of the showdown with the True Main Villain of the Trilogy he succeeds. Antagonist realises that he truly loves protagonist and he saves his love from the Villain. And this love redeems him.

At the end of the Trilogy the two are finally reconciled and the antagonist dies because it’s the only logical thing for him to happen. Darth Vader was not someone young. There was no family waiting for him to return and the love of his life was long dead. 

Which is interesting because Kylo is young and his family is waiting for him and they want him to be saved. And his possible Love Interest (who happens to be the protagonist this time) is alive and well. 

I wonder what it means for his future….

First Interview (REQUESTED)

You are brought into a room with a bunch of reporters sitting at a table with recording devices everywhere. You and Dylan are the stars of a new movie and since it is coming out in a couple of weeks, you are required to do a bunch of interviews to promote it. This round table interview is the first one of many, and you feel very nervous.

Dylan comforts you with encouraging thoughts before you two sit at the table. “Don’t worry, I’ll answer all the really hard questions if you look like you don’t know what to say. They usually just ask questions about the plot and what your favorite part to shoot was.”

“I just don’t want to say something stupid and then they publish it and I look like an idiot.”

“My whole interviews are me saying ridiculous things. Just let your personality show, don’t be too robotic with your answers and you’ll be fine, trust me.” The two of you sit down at the table and everyone introduces themselves.

One of the interviewers starts off by asking you, “So Y/N, how was your first experience being in a big movie such as this one?”

You take a deep breath and smile before saying, “It was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I just hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. Everyone became really close on set too, so it was hard to leave those people once filming wrapped up.”

Another interviewer chimes in. “Speaking of getting close, there’ve been rumors about the two of you.”

“Yes, the rumors.” Dylan laughs. “We are in fact dating. But I did not steal her from her ex boyfriend, just to clarify… They were already broken up.” Your face becomes red at your personal life being exposed, but thankfully the interviewer changes the topic.

“Okay, so now that we’ve got the awkward question out of the way, let’s ask some real ones.” Everyone laughs. “Can you guys tell us what the movies about?”

You take the lead with this one. “Well, it’s a comedy about a boy and a girl that really like each other, but they shortly find out after coming home from college that their parents are dating. So they try their hardest to break their parents up so they can be together, but a bunch of crazy and hilarious things happen.”

“Would you guys do the same thing in that situation, or would you let your parents be happy?”

“Well, I love my mom. I’m a bit of a mommas boy so I think I would let her be happy,” Dylan answers. “But it’s a really tough situation to be in, so I don’t think you would know until you were faced with it.”

“Yeah, I really don’t know what I would do either.”

Another reporter takes their turn. “Dylan, we already know you have a background in comedy with your character of Stiles on teen wolf and your YouTube channel, but Y/N did you find it hard to make your lines funny?”

Dylan talks before you can answer the question. “She’s one of the most hilarious people I know, it came naturally to her.” His complement makes you blush, and everyone notices and starts laughing.

“Surprisingly, it did come naturally. I was a bit intimidated when I found out someone as talented and funny as Dylan would be my costar but everyone on set was so goofy that I didn’t really have to try hard to feel comfortable and loose with my acting.”

After a couple more questions, the interviewers stand up and you two do the same. “Well thank you both for taking the time to do this quick interview with all of us and we wish you the best of luck with your movie and relationship.” You both say your thanks and head out of the room.

When you are far away from the reporters, Dylan says, “So I’m a bit jealous now… your first interview went way better than mine.”

“Well I guess it just "came naturally” “ you mock Dylan’s response from earlier.

You wink at Dylan and he rolls his eyes. "Remind me to never complement you during an interview again.”