this is the second part of @elenoranave‘s request where after reader finds out that matt is daredevil, she tries to help and almost gets herself killed! luckily daredevil comes to save the day and there’s some fluff that follows!
Trying to keep up with Daredevil in secret was no easy task.
Matt was no help whatsoever, as he kept to himself a lot more since you found out about his vigilantism, but you managed to do some useful digging yourself thanks to some acquaintances who worked in local journalism. It was because of this that you were able to find information on a drug cartel led by a man that they called “Sabretooth” that had been involved in a few murders that had taken place around the area.
It’s because of this that you found yourself at the wharf near midnight. You pulled your jacket tighter around yourself as a sudden gust of wind caused you to shiver. Focusing on making your footfalls as gentle as possible, you crept between the storage containers that were scattered around the shipyard, searching for any sign of activity in the otherwise abandoned place.
The biggest tell
was Trump himself - the man who’d weathered over a year of being
called a racist, homophobe, Islamophobe, sexist, and rapist
backing down, flinching or even blinking, utterly
caved after only 48 hours of constant attacks. The
thorough shredding of their own credibility and the democratization
of information has stripped the media of most of their onetime power,
but their ability to tell lies of omission - to exclude entire topics
of conversation from the public sphere - was still enough to send
Trump’s most loyal admirers and the majority of the establishment GOP
running in a panic,
bring to heel a man that’d shrugged off a 13-month campaign of
nonstop hate, character assassination and viscous slander. This
is also the power of the label “Nazi:” once the media finally
managed to make it stick - even a little - they got exactly what they
wanted; Trump standing before the nation reinforcing their narrative
that Illinois nazis, and only
nazis, were the problem.
realized his true error almost immediately - and
said so in as many words on Twitter, stating the obvious: That
the Fake News Media were malicious bastards that would never, ever be
satisfied by any capitulation he made. That
public tweet was a harbinger of things to come - but not even I
expected the sheer brass balls Trump displayed when he walked into
the next day’s press conference swinging.
challenged their never-questioned blanket slur “alt-right,”
demanding they define it, he
pointed out that there was an “alt-left” at Charlottesville that
charged into the fray swinging clubs,
he called a reporter Fake News, like it was their name, (while
telling them to shut their yap,) and nailed the media for their
deliberate omission of truth regarding “both sides” at
Charlottesville. He even got digs in at McCain and Obama without
breaking stride - all of it completely unscripted and in full-contact
confrontation with a hostile media gaggle.
by far the most important thing he did was call out the black bloc:
“Now, in the other group also, you had some
fine people but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with
the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats.
You had a lot of bad people in the other group too.”
It was arguably better
than calling them out by name - because he was describing what
he’d seen, as he said, “in the same pictures” we’d all seen. In a
few minutes, Trump had blown months of willful media silence and
concealment wide open.
really - starting
with the Editor In Chief of the Atlantic himself, but
sure as hell not stopping
there. Even CNN couldn’t
resist the dank meme. They had gone all-in, lionizing these
Communist thugs - adherents of the ideology that’d go on to murder
tens of thousands of American soldiers and servicemen in Korea,
Vietnam and elsewhere - as American heroes. Within a few days of
Trump’s doubling down, the mainstream media was erecting Antifa on
the plinths they’d just torn Confederate statues down from, anointing
them with the blood of fallen American soldiers, and praising them as
Two weeks later, it blew up in their goddamn faces.
After piling that
pack of lies as high and wide as they possibly could for weeks, the
media was forced to swallow every ounce of their own shit.
mere two weeks after churning out that disgusting pack of lies,
apologies and outright praise for Antifa I partially
sampled above, the WaPo had to publish this
official editorial board op-ed condemning them. The Berkely PD’s
willfully allowing the violence to take place must’ve been especially
awkward, given the WaPo’s two
blaming the Charlottesville PD’s lackluster response for the earlier
entire debacle was a glorious comeuppance without peer - the entire
Democratic party and mainstream media smear machine caught dead to
rights in their ghastly, bald-faced lies and forced to choke them
media smear machine powerful enough to coerce CEOs of massive
international corporations, powerful career politicians and even -
momentarily - the most powerful man on the planet.
In the waning days of August, two weeks after they bent the Leader of
the Free World to their will, they weren’t
just humiliated and discredited - they were also forced to openly
acknowledge the violent political terrorists that had benefited so
strongly from their willful veil of silence, de-masking them forever.
it was all the work of Donald J. Trump.
Hope Rides Alone
Trump knew exactly what he was doing.
His tweet the night before his bombshell Aug. 15th
press conference proves his (most impressive) loins were well-girded
for combat before he walked before the cameras in Trump Tower - he
was ready and willing to offer battle. He knew
the press (as they always, always do)
would be launching questions at him completely unrelated to the topic
at hand, questions calculated to do him the most damage - and he
chose that as his
moment to engage, rather than working it into his speech as prepared
comments. He counted
on their malice to give him the openings he needed - and in a few
minutes of unrehearsed, ad-hoc debating, gave the mainstream media
the poke needed to set their zealots fervor ablaze. I hate the media
with such horrific passion that I’ve said nicer things about angler
fish and Windows ME and
even I was
left astounded at the media’s rush to lionize club-swinging communist
terrorists as freedom
fighters and heroes - but
Trump wasn’t. The
courage to take on the people - and the lies - that’d sent his
political allies running like craven cowards not 48 hours earlier is
nothing short of astounding, and the kind of risk no career
politician would ever entertain. I could’ve told you that the media
would paint themselves into a corner with their hysterical, manic
screeching, and that they’d be proven for fools (again)
when Antifa inevitably committed a new act of barbaric thuggery, but
the sheer brass balls to bank
his very fortunes on it.
And he hit
who thinks Trump isn’t playing “4D chess,” or that he’s “caving
to pressure” after the last
week of August is either a boomer crewman, Amish, or a raging idiot.
The metric asston(ne?) of
shit the media was forced to eat was absolutely, entirely thanks to
Trump’s August 15th
press conference. He took their greatest victory over him to-date and
turned it into their most bitter defeat in only two weeks time. Only
a fool could doubt the man’s brilliance at this point.
next time you hear some Bannonite drone screaming to the high heavens
about DACA, remember the last week of August.
The Princess Garden – This pageantry of princesses celebrates Disney royalty. Cinderella, Tiana and Belle accompanied by their respective princes, ride in a garden of topiaries with woodland creatures, birds and more. Cinderella’s dress playfully twirls like a turntable, while Swan Court couples lead the 50-foot-long majestic float, capped off with a special appearance by Anna and Elsa from Disney’s hit animated feature, “Frozen.”
Tangled – A massive long ship on the high seas showcases Flynn Rider and Rapunzel in search of adventure and another Best. Day. Ever! Rapunzel’s iconic tresses weave throughout this 36-foot-long float decked out with swaying pendulums carrying dastardly thugs.
Little Mermaid – Ariel and her friends sit atop a colorfully kinetic seashell music box that boasts an enchanting musical jubilee. There’s no shortage of whimsy on this Under the Sea float with conga dancing fish kicking up their fins and bubbles galore. Shimmering fabrics and intricately designed costumes for the Lion Fish, Coral Fish, Seashell and Sea Horse performers are runway-inspired.
Peter Pan – Straight from Never Land come Peter Pan and Wendy soaring high aboard the famous Jolly Roger pirate ship complete with smoke effects and special surprises. A rainbow arch shines over Skull Rock and Tinker Bell nestled among giant flowers, while Captain Hook takes center stage on a swinging anchor. “Newsies-inspired” Lost Boys kick up their heels to high-energy choreography.
Brave – Celtic couples and a vessel shaped like an enormous bagpipe announce the arrival of Merida perched high on her majestic crown. Scottish dancers step to melodies of the Great Highlands in celebration of the popular Disney*Pixar film, “Brave.”
Sleeping Beauty – The heroic Prince Phillip battles a Steampunk-inspired Dragon as the wicked Maleficent. This float stretches 53 feet in length and 26 feet tall with a prickly spinning wheel dead center of the float. With fiery eyes and glowing effects the spectacular dragon was built on an articulating chassis allowing the float to bend and flex as it moves along the parade route – a first for Disney parades. This float was designed in a partnership with Tony Award-winner Michael Curry. There’s Prince Phillip, thorn-inspired stilt performers, dramatic raven dancers, plus the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather glide along the parade route.
Finale and Mickey’s Airship – The parade culminates with a 90-foot-long magical caravan of characters featuring Pinocchio, Dumbo, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Mad Hatter, Pluto and more in a splashy carnival of color. There’s Pegasus horses, dancing hippos and sassy Bubble Girls with cotton-candy-like hair celebrating Storybook Circus in New Fantasyland. Sporting zany new costumes Mickey and Minnie Mouse sit sky high in Mickey’s Airship — a giant hot air balloon that rounds out Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade.
Now some fun facts!
Parade features a cast of more than 100
Disney characters from more than a dozen classic stories are represented among nine parade floats
40 additional characters are presented in animated or sculptural form
Performers appear on stilts, swings and pendulums, bringing a kinetic energy to the procession
The Princess Garden lead float stretches more than 50 feet long
The Jolly Roger atop the Peter Pan float flies 28 feet above the parade route
Mickey’s Airship finale float is the tallest float topping out at 32 feet
The trio of finale floats span more than 90 feet along the parade route
Elaborate costumes are being crafted by 10 different costume houses, in eight cities, in two countries — including Creative Costuming facilities in both Florida and California.
Some 27 separate custom designed fabrics were designed by Mirena Rada in collaboration with Creative Costuming Graphic Artist Paul Jordan.
Counting interfacings and trims, it takes 28 separate fabrics to make up one Swing Thug #1 Costume (Tangled unit). His vest requires vinyl to be cut into 75 separate diamond shapes and then stitched onto cool max fabric.
Some pieces, including the Seashell Girl (Little Mermaid unit) headpiece, were digitally sculpted and then grown to size with a 3D printer.
It takes 30 yards of fabric to make one Seashell Girl costume which includes 12 different colors of Nitex Mesh.
The coral pieces for the Coral Twins (Little Mermaid unit) were custom designed. They are being hand poured in three separate colors by the artisans of the Creative Costuming Craft Team and baked and finished for 16 hours each in an oven.
The socks worn by the Lost Boys (Peter Pan unit) are custom designs that were knitted to order in Hong Kong.
Minnie Mouse’s Dress and Hat (finale unit) uses 95 gold lame dots that are cut out, “blinged out,” and then sewn on.
The Bubble Girl (finale unit) headpiece is made from three separate clown wigs that are blended together by the Creative Costuming Millinery Team.
Cha Cha Girl (finale unit) – Her wig was designed with 148 yards of horsehair in four colors, that is then rolled, pressed and curled by hand.
The Steampunk-inspired Maleficent Dragon stretches 53 feet from snout to tail and reaches 26 feet in the air.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment team members partnered with Tony Award-winning designer Michael Curry on the development of the Maleficent Dragon.