Okay, most Disney fans have heard the rumors floating around about EPCOT and what its future looks like (haha, get it?). I’ve heard a lot of things that are contrasting, so lets take a look. (WARNING: its really long)
Ellen’s Energy Adventure Replacement
Ok, this ones tough. One one hand, we know for a fact that Disney has filed permits to reroute the canal behind the attraction:
Clearly, this is not a small area. Some have speculated that a ride similar to the TRON Lightcycle Power Run at Shanghai will be in this area. I think this would be really cool, as the ride vehicle is unique and not like anything at WDW.
Others have guessed that a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster will occupy this area. I really, really, reallyhope not. First of all, they just put one in Disneyland in California. Secondly, it doesn’t fit EPCOT’s theme at all, other than the fact that it has vaguely futuristic characteristics.
What really EPCOT needs, more than anything, is another original ride. Something like Soarin’ or Horizons that is entirely unique and new, not just another ride based on a movie that nobody will remember in 20 years.
Retheming the entrance to EPCOT
Rumors have been flying that the Disney company is planning to take out Leave a Legacy and the garden in front of Spaceship Earth. I really don’t think this is true by any measure, but if the imagineers are going 100% on this supposed overhaul, then I could see it happening. I’m not entirely sure what they would replace it with, maybe just a new garden, or a few fountains? There isn’t a whole lot of leverage for this rumor beacuse the entrance to EPCOT is so influentual to the whole theme.
New Countries in the World Showcase
So far, the biggest contenders are Spain, Brazil, Isreal, Puerto Rico, and Africa (even though Africa is entirely too diverse to accurately make a WS pavillion on). Unlike a lot of people, I can actually see a few new countries being added. There’s clearly enough space (picture below, orange), and it would definately bring in crowds and spike attendance. One thing that does concern me is that if they add in Spain and Puerto Rico, there will be three Spanish speaking countries. I know there’s already three English speaking countries, but I feel like we should bring in a lesser known/smaller country (like they did with Morocco and Norway). Also, what if Puerto Rico becomes a state?
New Rides In France and Mexico?
According to some, the Ratatouille ride from Disneyland Paris will have a twin in France. The ride would operate on a new trackless ride system and bring guest into the world of Remi and his friends. I don’t think this would be a great idea, since the movie is already 10 years old and most kids wouldn’t have seen the movie. It just seems like it’ll be a bit of a flop, even if the technology is great. Below is a picture of the ride in France.
In Mexico, Disney is likely to gut the Gran Fiesta Tour (formerly El Rio de Tiempo) and replace it with a boat ride that coincides an upcoming movie, Coco. Again, I’m not seeing a whole lot of hype for this movie (or maybe I’m just not looking in the right places), and if they take the plunge and throw in a ride from a potentially disasterous movie, then they’ll be stuck with it for at least a few years.
Journey Into Imagination Retheming?
I have heard that Disney is considering turning JII into an Inside Out themed ride. I really hope this goes through. Unlike GOTG, I really think that Inside Out embodies the idea of EPCOT, especially if they incorporate some kind of new tech into the ride. VR, maybe? They could also make it so each of the five sensory rooms corresponds to an emotion.
Innoventions, Electric Umbrella, and Mouse Gears
There isn’t a whole lot of info out there on this one, except that Disney has plans to entirely rebuild Innovations. I’m super happy for this because most of Future World is on its last leg, and this will hopefully give it the boost it needs. Along with this, the Electric Umbrella is rumored to be expanded and refurbished and Mouse Gears (Disney’s largest gift shop) is said to be replaced with a new gift shop.
New Marine Life Institute Theme for The Seas With Nemo and Friends
This is one of the more minor updates that will supposedly be coming to EPCOT. It is said that the outer wall and entrance to the building and aquarium will simply be getting a new Finding Dory look and that the inside will stay largely the same. Here’s a look at Disneyland Tokyo and how theirs looks:
That’s all I have for now! As always, this is entirely speculation and none of it could ever come true. PLEASE MESSAGE ME WITH RUMORS YOU WANT ME TO DO!!! I will go much more in depth than this one (there were just so many). Have a magical day!
(1/2)"Derek as Stiles’s king and foremost protectors (not Scott, and not his dad)" theory does make lots of sense. That since the king is the most important piece of the game, and that's Derek for Stiles, falls, the whole game is lost. Derek being the most important protector, it shows the level of "care" they felt towards each other, which the show doesn't make any use of it. It wasn't a clue for the main or side storyline. However, we get stuff of legends in fandom
(2/2) As S3 Ep1, when Scott asked why Derek painted the door and what was going on, and got all pissy (he redecorating ok).. Derek and Stiles exchanged some very suspicious looks. Stiles looked so guilty, as in “I know something you don’t”
There are a lot of spaces in the narrative where Sterek sneaks in! And most of that was down to the chemistry between DOB and Hoechlin. They were always sharing looks that the dialogue didn’t require!
Friend of mine asked the GM if his friend could join our campaign. Graduated with a bachelors in fine arts and my friend thought he would bring interesting role-play to our games. So all of us start thinking to ourselves “this guys gonna be at Bard” but we were all surprised to find he actually was a Monk.
And not just a monk. The Bob Ross of monks. The nicest yet simultaneously the most terrifying character we’d ever witnessed. This is the story of how he beat the first serious boss of our campaign.
We were pinned behind cover vs a Gunslinger.
Gunslinger: “Come out. Come out. Wherever you are SO I CAN SHOOT YOU!”
Party talks about what to do and Monk is silent.
Then, as we are talking, he yells, “Ok. I’ll come out, but you better make that shot count!”
Monk OOC: “So there’s about 40 ft between me and him right?”
GM: “Yeah, and your speed would let you get there.”
Monk OOC: “Ok, but I deliberately want to walk slow enough so he gets a chance to shoot me.”
GM: “Uh, ok. Sure.”
Monk going towards him slowly: “Show me what you’ve got.”
Gunslinger: “You’re some kind of stupid, boy!” *Shoots*
GM: “That’s a hit. You take.”
Monk OOC: “I use Snatch Arrows.”
GM: “Wait…does that work on bullets?”
-One Rulebook Check later-
GM: “Ok so the rifle goes off and *Monk* reaches up faster than any of you can see and catches the bullet with two fingers. *Gunslinger* turns white as a sheet.”
Monk then proceeds to walk up and take a seat next to the guy, putting an arm around his shoulders while holding the bullet in his other hand.
Monk: “Hey, friend. Looks like you almost lost this. Good thing I grabbed it for you, huh? Why don’t you put the gun down before you lose any more?”
Monk OOC: “In case it’s not clear that’s an intimidate.”
GM: “Ok, roll for me.”
GM: “Of course it is. *Gunslinger* immediately puts his gun down in front of him and actually starts crying.”
Monk patting Gunslinger’s back: “Aw, there, there buddy. You almost got me. Why don’t you come with us now? Hands behind your back please. I’d hate to have to chase you.”
Our Wizard OOC to my friend: “So why did you never tell us your friend was Ace Ventura?”
Considering the staggering amount of votes this one got, here you go!
ok so it’s my sweet sixteen and i took two of my closest friends paintballing. We started off alone with just the three of us. Me and this girl formed a truce so we could take out her brother. He found a building with a roof to shoot from so i was criss crossing and sliding behind shelters.
Long story short with this guy i snuck up behind his building and shot him point blank in the ass while he was climbing a ladder.
Except now his sister is my enemy and a much larger threat.
I criss cross my way back narrowly avoiding being shot. I skid to a stop behind this bush with a really gappy fence and go GOOD ENOUGH BRING IT ON and poke my muzzle through. I cant particularly see but I remembered seeing her in a little chapel window. I aim that general direction and open fire. I immediately hear HIT. When she comes out i see where i hit her. Right between the eyes like I couldnt do that again if I tried. Ill take it.
We’re back at the base ops and these massive dudes come over like “yo wanna join us we need more players” and we’re like “oh ya bud the more the merrier” so we go over and everyone is freaking massive and there’s us three tiny lil teenagers. I over hear they’re a military team and just sigh because i know im dead this is just my luck
Apparently they wanted us so that they could simulate having civilian to protect, who were also armed. (They did a piss poor job of this seriously wtf)
So the game starts and im seperated from my friends. They’re on the opposite team.
Im sticking near the leader and just generally trying not to die. He’s giving me orders as softly and nicely as he can, thinking Im scared. I mean really who wouldnt be?
I wasnt. I was ready to kick butt. When I am silent, be afraid, im planning something.
Next thing i know he’s gone. Shot, running, hiding i dont know and i dont care i gotta move there are way too many heavily armed men in these woods for me to be comfortable
Im trekking through this woodsy area keeping as low as possible because the other team has a freaking sniper and im not dealing with that no thanks im just a tiny teenager leave me alone ok
Im doing my thing and trying to find people to shoot because everyone is mia when i see people ahead.
Not my people.
And they havent seen me yet. Im looking around looking for some decent cover or somewhere to take them by surprise and there is nothing. The entire area is just thistle bushes with massive thorns. And then my idea hits. A wicked, mischievous idea. I grin behind my mask and get ready to lay my trap.
I plop myself down right in the middle of these thistles and army crawl to the path their taking and just lay still.
These guys dont see me.
They’re not expecting someone to be in these bushes cause who is that dumb.
The one dudes boot is an inch from my hand and i spring up and yell SURPRISE before shooting him right in the chest and then the two behind him. Three down, way too many to go. I ran away cackling like a witch
Dont die dont die dont die
I head out again and meet up with some more of my group. They stick me at the back to keep me out of harms way. A valiant, if ineffective effort
Enter enemy attack.
We get split up into two groups to flank them and i end up alone again. I moving slowly, spinning in a slow circled because I am EFFED
I’m a tiny lil sixteen year old girl, all alone, with about 15 guns pointed at me. I was completely surrounded. My comrades who had fled to live and fight another day are now making haste towards me like WHO LEFT THE KID BEHIND HELP HER and im like
hell no i got this
I went absolutely ape shit on their asses.
Shots are flying around me like crazy and everyone is screaming. One of the enemies shouts FALL BACK WHAT THE FU–
I hear one if my partners like HOLY SHIT SHE’S ALIVE
I barrel over one of the attackers and side arm his gun away. I break out from the Circle of Doom and make a mad dash for cover.
I leap into the air and spin to fave them. Im not getting shot in the back I an a WARRIOR
I just start spraying with a battle cry to rattle the heavens
I smack back down to earth and land in a crouch
Every single one of the attackers were shot, usually multiple times, and i didnt get shot once. Frankly no clue how i managed but I am NOT questioning it. Luck or skill I dont care
Eventually it was down to two people. Me and the other teams captain.
He’s a big, scary dude. He had a custom gun that could pop off a frankly alarming amount of shots per second.
The odds arent exactly in my favour.
We find each other right in the middle with trenches and tiny little metal fences for cover. Im walking through like plz dont shoot me i am small be nice
The dude pops up from a trench and starts firing. No mercy here.
I duck behind a fence and it is the most pathetic thing i have ever seen.
I have barely enough room to crouch behind it because it’s so small. The other dude finds a nice big trench and big fence the lucky lil jerk.
So we’re poppin up like weasels trying to get a shot in. I cant hit him, he cant hit me. Up and down and up and down. My fence angles down ever so slightly so im tucked in as tightly as I could. My fence is rattling as shot after shot after shot hits. The shots stop, i poke my muzzle over the edge amd lay down some fire.
And the cycle repeats
I get tired of this little exchange so the next time he goes down i lay on some cover fire and sprint like hell for a near by trench like i am just bookin it thinking dont shoot me dont shoot me imma kill you
i slide in and pop up just as he rises to take a shot. Except im not where he thought id be.
I shot him right in the side of his bald lil head.
So i won. My team legit carried me on their shoulders back to base ops
And that’s the time I, a sixteen year old girl, beat a team of militarily trained behemoths
[Caption: A Facebook post from a person named Grace Ann.
I just commented this on a transphobic post that was all like, “In a sexual species, females have two X chromosomes and males have an X and a Y, I’m not a bigot it’s just science, waaah waah.” But then I was kinda proud of it so I decided to share.
First of all, in a sexual species, you can have females be XX and males be X (insects), you can have females be ZW and males be ZZ (birds), you can have females be females because they developed in a warm environment and males be males because they developed in a cool environment (reptiles), you can have females be females because they lost a penis sword fighting contest (some flatworms), you can have males be males because they were born female, but changed sexes because the only male in their group died (parrotfish and clownfish), you can have males look and act like females because they are trying to get close enough to actual females to mate with them (cuttlefish, bluegills, others), or you can be one of thousands of sexes (slime mold, some mushrooms.) Oh, did you mean humans? Oh ok then. You can be male because you were born female, but you have 5-alphareductase deficiency and so you grew a penis at age 12. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but you are insensitive to androgens, and so you have a female body. You can be female because you have an X and a Y chromosome but your Y is missing the SRY gene, and so you have a female body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but one of your X’s HAS an SRY gene, and so you have a male body. You can be male because you have two X chromosomes- but also a Y. You can be female because you have only one X chromosome at all. And you can be male because you have two X chromosomes, but your heart and brain are male. And vice - effing - versa. Don’t use science to justify your bigotry. The world is way too weird for that shit.]
P.S. TERFs, don’t bother. You’ll get no response, just a block.
Note: Ok first, I hope you like them. Second, I have plan to sell some chibi ACOTAR stickers on Redbubble. I’ll give you some update later :3
EDIT: I am aware that this one looked ‘whitewashed’ and I’m really sorry for that. I darkened Helion’s and Tarquin’s skin tone in this edit. But I didn’t change the other as it will affect the other past posts. I hope it looks better. Thank you! :D
Aliens vs 'Red ones go faster' and other bits of very human nonsense
Simon surveyed the ship through the viewport. He’d been brought on by the Karrat’s Hiranthi Spaceport ship construction crew to ‘consult’ on the first ships being sold to the humans. While very good at marketing to all other local species, humans were a new problem all together.
Simon stared at the blank silver hull shining in the spotlights of the construction station. He looked perturbed, frowning at it.
“It’s a little dull… can you make the outside of it red or something? Give it some colour?”
“Which one is ‘red’ again?”
“The colour of that armour plate there, on your shoulder.”
“I see. Why that particularly light-refflecting frequency?”
“It’s… an old Earth saying… ‘red ones go faster’”
“.. Why would the outside colour of a hull affect the speed?”
“It just does, ok?!”
That cycle, Hiranthi Spaceport ship construction outsold all other constructors and had the highest ratings, with many humans commenting on the awesome colour choices and design aesthetics.
Now that some time has passed, I was taking a look back
through the promotional materials for Season 4, and I noticed something.
I apologize if someone has already mentioned this stuff! I looked around for a
meta with this topic, but I didn’t find one, so here we go!
I recall that when the promotional materials for Season 4
were released we all sort of commented on how dark everything in the photos
appears, what the hair looked like, how the burned out flat photo with just
Sherlock and John in it looks like a heart, and how the smiley doesn’t show up
in the reflection in the flooded photo. I also recall intense discussion about
the three photos in the chess themed set, and how the leak of the final photo
drew so much attention from The Powers That Be. All of these are valid catches, but I noticed a few other
things relating to the promos.
I’m not sure what they all mean, to be honest, but I do know
that everything on this show is deliberate, so…
There are still no photos of Eurus/Sian Brooke in
the official photos on the BBC One Sherlock site. Surely by now it would be ok
to release some. I mean, Sian Brooke is attractive and well known enough to
warrant some photos! They have certainly included her in some of the post
season videos. But if you’re looking for a lovely, composed, high resolution
shot of Eurus or any of her personalities, you’re going to be disappointed. I
think this is weird, especially given that we see both Culverton Smith and Jim
Moriarty (and he was a big secret) in the photos.
This photo is NOT of 221B. Look closely.
The smiley is different than the original! It’s tilted wrong and aligns with the wallpaper differently.It’s just not the same. I know I have seen a meta on the Miss Me Smiley from this image:
The burned out smiley almost looks like a mirrored version of this one, doesn’t it?
So what about this bumped out area in the wall in our 221b? Not there in the burned out flat.
Where are the windows on either side of the
room? Again, not there.
And what about that trim high up on the burned out
left wall? Not there in 221b.
The people in this show KNOW their set.
This can’t be a mistake or something where they thought, hey…that’s close
So what does it mean?
Now on to the seven images that they released
the week before the season started. One a day, a right? Burned out flat in the
background. I noticed a few things about these images.
But first, this image for reference:
Every one of these characters is wearing the same clothing as the group shot, but with a
coat/jacket added in the individual photos, with one exception.
Take a look:
(Greg’s photo is missing from the BBC One Sherlock site. A little odd, given the wind-up they gave these each day…but anyway.)
Molly is the exception. Her clothing is completely different under her lab coat.
To me, it seems like this singles her out in some way. Just like they single Mycroft out in another way.
Can you see it?
It’s the smiley again. In each of the other six photos, the smiley moves around, but it is the original smiley from 221b. The size, shape, and orientation are correct.
But Mycroft’s smiley is different.
It’s the strange, new smiley from the burned out flat photo, and unlike the other character shots, this smiley isn’t on the 221b wallpaper.
I think it may have been @the-7-percent-solution who commented to the effect that if you want to mess with people’s heads, just mess with their surroundings. Make things a little bit off, and that will make the audience uncomfortable, and they probably won’t even recognize why. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. Or maybe there is some deeper meaning.
I don’t know for sure, but I do still believe that these weird details are part of a larger plan. The cast and crew are too attuned to the details of the show to overlook errors or do things half-assed.
As always, apologies for tagging the unwilling or missing a
tag! Please share with whoever may be interested. Thank you!!
So I had mentioned to a friend of mine that I was reopening a Pathfinder campaign and he showed interest in joining, so I gave him a trial run. If he liked it then he could stay. He made a Rogue Elf and wanted to be a generic thief. Since all the other players are level 5 already I gave all the new characters a good bit of downtime to catch up, so that means mostly 1 on 1 sessions of 90% improv with maybe some other players watching. A little note about this kid is he is a bit unpredictable when he is upset, and one of our other PCs just messed with him and threw him in a garbage can.
Me(DM): So you are in a Garbage can, what do you do?
Rogue: I sleep here for 12 hours…
Me: Ok… 12 hours pass, what do you do next..?
Rogue: I get up and look for some food.
Me: You smell freshly baked bread and follow the smell to a bakery.
Rogue: I sit down and smell for a half hour.
Me: Right… people look at you weirdly as you sniff the air for 30 minutes.
Rogue: I ask the lady behind the counter for a cake.
Me: She offers you one fresh cake for 10 gold.
Rogue: I buy it to go and take the cake.
Rogue: I roll acrobatics to do a backflip out of the store…*fails*
Me: … you try to backflip with a cake in your hands, but you instead land face first into the cake, hurting yourself.
Rogue: I sit there and shovel cake into my mouth in self pity.
Me: … everyone who sees you wonders if you are alright.
Rogue: I get up and smash my face through the display case…*fails strength check*
Me: You bounce your head off the glass.
Rogue: I do it again…*fails*
Me: Everyone is wondering if you are mentally insane.
Rogue: One more time…*succeeds*
Me: Everyone looks in shock as you smash your face through solid glass, taking 4 damage.
Rogue: I steal a cake from the display case and attempt to backflip out of the store…*succeeds*
Me: Everyone is too scared and confused to notice that you just stole a cake.
Rogue: I sprint down the road holding the cake high above my head until I reach the river. I roll acrobatics to cross the river with a backflip. *Crits*
Me(clearly confused and shocked): You make it across the river without getting wet, cake completely intact.
Rogue: I run to the farmland and look for animals… *succeeds*
Me: You find some cows..?
Rogue: Perfect…I place the cake on the ground and roll to tip the cow by backflipping over it…*SUCCEEDS*
Me: The cow has been tipped, it thrashes about on the ground for a while…
Rogue: I go back to pick up the cake and sit down next to the cow. I shovel some cake in my hand and ask the cow if it wants any…*Fails Handle Animal*
Me: The cow hoofs you in the butt from its downed position.
Rogue: Oh well, more for me.
This was an extremely random and exhausting encounter, I had no idea what to say or do after this. However, after he got this out of his system he became a little more serious and actually did some roguish things.
To this day he is referred to as “The Backflip Bandit” and rolls acrobatics for backflips CONSTANTLY to retain his title.
Jensen tiredly drudges up the stairs in his Malibu home, grumpy as all hell. He just lost $2,000 at a poker game and it’s safe to say that he’s ripshit.
Although he’s not concerned about actually losing the money, being a successful movie director has set his ass up for life.
It’s just the fact that he lost. He’s a competitive fucker, always has been and always will be. It’s in his DNA.
And to add fuel to the fire, his friends refused to give him another chance to win back his money. Claiming it’s too late and they needed to call it a night. It’s only midnight for Christ’s sake. Old bastards.
I was working on a site for a client that was eventually going to sell hand-made crafts, but initially just wanted something to showcase her work.
I produced a really nice page for each of her products, and a gallery side-bar that opened into a slideshow.
Me: Hey! Give me a call and we’ll hash out the fine details and fix anything that’s in error. I’ve added some filler text but we’ll replace that soon enough. I also added the events listing you gave me.
Client: It looks good. I noticed an extra apostrophe somewhere, so maybe fix that. Other than that, I think it’s fine. I’ll give you some updates on the text later.
She then took up the rest of the meeting complaining about non-site related issues. I did some editing, fixed the extra apostrophe, and thought we were golden.
A week and a half later, I got this text:
Client: Do not do anything else to the website. I got booted from a vending spot because you listed the event before the coordinator OKed it and I have people complaining about the FALSE INFORMATION that YOU PUT UP.
Me: You mean… the stuff that you went over and said was fine for now? That information?
She still owes me hosting fees and is claiming they should be deducted because of “potential income loss.”
A couple of thoughts/theories from Rick and Morty S03E01
ok, so i noticed some things from the episode that made me connect some things
in the scene when morty takes summer to the cronnenberged dimension and some rick guards appear, morty tries to defend himself saying he’s Morty C-137
and the guard ricks just gave each other The Look
The Look says they know something, like something doesn’t fit with what morty says, something’s off… so, maybe the memory of rick’s wife and daughter dying isn’t totally fabricated, and the rick we know and love is indeed form dimension C-137, but “his” morty isn’t, bc there is no morty from that dimension to begin with.
2. The second thing that i want to discuss is this part
bc well, he says a lot of emotionless and crude stuff, like that the real reason why he rescued morty and summer was to be accepted in the house by beth, and that his arc isn’t about getting over his dead family bc it was fake… but man… how do u explain this
like… i think he actually cares about his family, but maybe there’s a reason why he want morty to think he is a bad person, so when he finds out he’s not his original rick he won’t be as devastated as if he thought rick was a nice person
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