the limo driver

Even when they weren’t in the same room, they were writing Lennon-McCartney songs.
Even after they broke up, they kept bouncing songwriting ideas off each other, aiming answer records at each other. They gave each other no peace. That friendship followed them around their whole lives. I love the story John’s limo driver tells — it’s 1980, John is in the back of the car, listening to the radio, really enjoying this new hit song called “Coming Up,” wondering who the singer is. Then suddenly he says, “Fuck a pig, it’s Paul.” They couldn’t get away from each other.
—  Rob Sheffield, Dreaming Of The Beatles: An Interview With Rob Sheffield, Los Angeles Review of Books, 12th August 2017.

Imagine you’re marrying Loki, and you’re looking for your wedding dress.  Before you could tell the salesgirl that you don’t want to spend too, too much money, your mother and your aunt open their big mouths and tell her that you have no need to look at price tags.

You’re horrified that they’ve done that, but they don’t understand why you feel that way.

“He’s a God, isn’t he?  Do you think he has to pinch pennies?!” your mother, who is always the picture of class, says at top volume, such that you can feel everyone in the salon looking at you.

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Don’t Fight This, Don’t Fight Us- Harry Hook x Reader

Originally posted by seaside-stars

A/n I am going to try to finish up and couple more request today but I am not sure if I will be able to get to it. Thank you for all the request, feels great to get them.

Request/Summary: Can you please do an imagine of Harry Hook where Harry gets brought to Auradon and you are TinkerBells daughter but when u look into his eyes u guys fall in love & you go home to tell ur mom but she gets mad so you decide to avoid your feelings for Harry but he pushes it. You can chose ur ending if it doesn’t make sense (:

Warnings: None

“Thank you again for doing this y/n,” My best friend Ben whispered to me as the limo carrying the kids from the Isle pulled up. I gave him a small smile and nod.

“No problem,” I whispered back. The limo driver hopped out and opened the door. Out stepped a girl with teal hair, a boy with blonde hair, and another boy with brown hair. I looked them up and down and notice the hook the brown haired boy carried. That could only mean one thing.

He was Captain James Hook’s son.

The smile I had on my face fell slightly as I looked over to Ben.

“Hello guys, welcome to Auradon,” He said with a huge grin on his face. He must have sensed my discomfort as he looked over at me with a worried expression. I simply turned back to the three of them and made eye contact with Hooks son. All the fear I had felt from being around him went away when I looked into his beautiful eyes. He smirked at me and I immediately ripped my gaze away from his blushing. I looked at the other two kids and saw them staring at me, Ben noticed this too.

“This is Y/n Bell. She will be showing you guys around the school and answering any questions you have. Y/n This is Uma, Gil, and Harry,” Ben pointed to them when he said there names. I gave them all friendly smiles but quickly returned my attention to Ben as a guard came up and whispered something into Ben’s ear.

“I am sorry but I have to go but I am leaving you in good hands,” He said as he started walking off. I grabbed his hand and pulled him so our backs were facing the three.

“Ben you can’t leave me with them, I thought you were going to stay with us during the tour,” I said in a panicked tone. Ben laughed at me and patted my back.

“You will be fine, besides what could go wrong,” He asked as he left me behind with them. After a few seconds I turned around with a forced smile. I didn’t have a problem with them it was just that Harry kid made me want to melt when I looked at him.

“Well why don’t we start the tour,” I asked them with fake excitement. They all mumbled their agreement and we started the tour. As I walked them around the school Harry kept making flirty comments. Gil would laugh at them and Uma would scold him but would end up laughing. I would turn as red as the jacket he was wearing. After a long hour of being a blushing mess I finished the tour.

“That is pretty much it, if you guys have any questions then feel free to ask me. If you can’t find me I am sure someone else will happily answer them,” I finished feeling slightly relieved. I watched as Uma and Gil walked away to their dorms but Harry stayed behind.

“So, you’re a Bell,” He asked me. I nodded my head.

“I hope you don’t have anything against me because of my father,” He said after a while.

“You’re not your father, I don’t have anything to hold against you,” I told him. That made him smile.

“I like you lass, do you want to go out sometime,” He asked me with no trace of fear. 

“L-Like a d-date,” I stuttered out, shocked that he would want to go on a date with Tinker Bells daughter.

“Yeah, a date,” He said a little uneasy. I smiled at him.

“Sure, why not. I have to be going though, my mom is expecting me. Just tell me tomorrow when you want to go,” I told him as I turned to leave.

~At Your House~

“I will not let you see that boy,” My mom yelled at me. We had been arguing for hours just because I wanted to go on a date with Harry.

“Mom he is not his father, why can’t you just let me be happy,” I screamed back.

“Honey, I want you to be happy. That is why you shouldn’t be with that Hook boy. He is bad news,” She said in a tad bit quieter tone.

“Mom you don’t even know him,” I shot back.

“You are never going to talk to that boy again and that is final. Do you understand me,” She snapped back. 

“Yes ma’am,” I mumbled back stomping up to my room. It wasn’t fair, if I liked the boy then why couldn’t I go on a date with him. It’s not like I was marrying him. What was the harm in it? I mean he wasn’t like his father was he was he? He lived on the Isle though which means he is a villain and I have heard some rumors about him before he even got here. Maybe my mom was right, I just need to push my feelings aside and everything will be fine. I soon fell into a deep sleep thinking about Harry.

I walked down the halls of Auradon when I spotted Harry. When he saw me a huge grin spread across his face and he waved at me. I quickly turned around and walked the other way. I felt horrible for doing it but I had too. It was for the best. I quickly walked to my first block class, having to take the longer route so I wouldn’t have to walk passed Harry.

I had successfully avoided Harry all day. He had tried to talk to me but when every he did I would make up an excuse as to why I couldn’t talk or just act like I didn’t hear him. It was the end of the day and I was walking with Ben.

“I just don’t get why you are avoiding him. I know you like him,” He said as we walked.

“Ben you know that my mom doesn’t want me talking to him. Plus he is no good, I mean you have heard the rumors about him,” I tried to reason with him.

“Yes but as you said they are rumors. That doesn’t mean they are true. Oh look who is coming,” Ben stated with a smug smile. I quickly turned to him with a look of panic.

“Well I should be going,” He said as he turned to go. i quickly grabbed his arm making him stop.

“You can’t leave me with him. I will do anything,” I begged him which only caused him to laugh.

“Sorry but I things to do. You’ll thank me later,” He laughed out as he walked away leaving me behind with a sour look on my face.

“Hey,” I heard Harry nervously say.

“Hi Harry,” I said back with no emotion. I practically could feel the uneasiness radiating off his body.

“Why have you been avoiding me,” He asked.

“I haven’t been avoiding you,” I quickly denied.

“Then why is it everytime I call your name you turn away from me and walk away or when I actually get to talk to you, you come up with a reason to leave,” He questioned me.

“I just don’t want to talk to you,” I bitterly stated. It came out way colder than I intended but it was easier this way.

“What do you mean you don’t want to talk to me? You can’t tell me you feel nothing for me,” His voice was full of hurt. I stayed silent, knowing my voice would betray me. He took a few steps forward but I stepped back and help my hands out infront of me.

“Harry please,” I stammered out. Even though I wanted to hug him and tell him I was sorry but I couldn’t. 

“We just won’t work out if we did start dating so what is the point?”

“How do you know that? Y/n we could make it work, don’t fight this. Don’t fight us,” He pleaded. 

“Harry,” I sighed out.

“Please, just give it a chance. I may not know much about love but I know whatever I feel when I am around you is more than a friendly feel,” He said as he caressed my cheek with his hook.

“I want to, I really do but I just can’t. My mom-,” I started but got cut-off by him.

“Your mom doesn’t control your like y/n. You get to chose who you spend it with,” He said. He was right, she couldn’t decided who I wanted to be with. That was all up to me. 

“You’re right, she doesn’t control how I feel. Harry, I want to give this a chance,” I said with a smile. He returned the smile and pulled me into a hug.

“You won’t regret this Y/n.”

A/n I am sorry if this isn’t what you had in mind. I don’t know how I feel about this one but I hope you kind of liked it.

jathis  asked:

But imagine someone slashing his beautiful face omg.

Here’s what I envisioned: Kylo is making his way through a crowd to get to his private limo. There’s too many people crowding around, Hux is close but is temporary distracted when a flood of fans push through the wall of men holding them back. One of the fanatical fans get close enough to Kylo, pulling out a knife and effectively slashing up the side of his face. At Kylo’s cry Hux tackles the guy before he can do more damage. Furious (he failed, he doesn’t take failure well) Hux proceeds to violently beat the assailant unconscious (not dead, the other men pulled him off before it got to that.). 

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Reggie x Reader: Fingers and thumbs, baby. (Part III)

A/N: Hi, I need your help. Is this story too long? Cause if it is i’ll try to speed up the way the story goes so that it won’t bore you to death or I could leave it as it is (I already finished it it just needs editing) and let the sotry run it’s course? You’re response will be appreciated, my lovelies. Enjoy x

Plot: When Reggie and (Y/N) have been bestfriends their whole lives but the universe had other plans.

Originally posted by ivanxna

You couldn’t sleep. The moment Reggie fell asleep you had just been staring at his perfect profile. Staring at what could’ve been, staring at what could never be anymore. You decided you couldn’t stay there, you couldn’t stay with Reggie for 48 hours without wanting to kill him or yourself.

With a lot of effort you texted Cheryl to pick you up.

You continued stroking his hair and thinking of all the things you wanted to say.

Hey Reg, I’m kinda in love with you and i’d really love it if you would give us a chance because I can promise you I have loved and I can love you better than any girl can.

Hey Reg, I love you and I wish I asked you out on prom instead of going with Betty and Jughead on that investigation. I just really wanted to help Cheryl.

Hey Reg, please pick me. For once in your life please see me. And pick me.

“Hey Reg,” You whispered as a tear fell at the back of your palm, nearly on his face. “I’m in love with you.”

You heard a small thunk at the window and you saw Cheryl below in her pajamas a red faux fur coat. You smirked despite you circumstances, Cheryl just can’t do low key to save her life. You looked at Cheryl and then back at Reggie. You leaned down and gave him the smallest hint of a kiss on the cheeks before gently removing his arms around you. You replaced yourself with a pillow and walked out of his house.

Hey Reg, i’m sorry.

Cheryl remained silent knowing full well what happened without you having to say a word. She was silent as she drove, she was silent as she watched you stare at nothing with your hair blowing in the wind with your silent tears, she was silent as she walked you to her room with your heart breaking at every step you took.

She took a fluffy white blanket and prepared you tea herself. As she entered her room she saw you sitting in front of her mirror. She placed the tea on the ground in front of you and wrapping you up with the blanket. She knew you needed space and that you would talk to her when you’re ready so she just sat beside you. And then, the first sob came.

“C-Cherry …”

“Oh darling,” she hugged you as you cried in her arms.

“It hurts so much …”

“I know, love. Just let it out.” She started rubbing her hands in your arms as you cried and cried until all that was left was your trembling figure and a cold tea.

“I almost told him y’know.”

That surprised Cheryl. She glanced at you at the mirror but you were just staring at your necklace that was given to you by Reggie for your eighteenth birthday. He worked so hard at Mr.Andrews the whole summer just to earn that necklace and even declined Cheryl’s offer to give him at least half the amount or his parent’s offer to just pay for it saying he needed this to come from just him.

“But now, it’s too late.”

“Hey,” Cheryl has had enough. She made you look at her. “It’s his loss. Not yours. You can get so much better than him.”

You nodded trying to stay strong but that only lasted for about five seconds before the tears started falling again. How you will face Reggie when school starts you will never know.

Cheryl tucked you in once more, making sure you get the most comfort in this time of tragedy. She checked her clock, 5:21. Oh shit.

It was almost time for Reggie’s morning run and with his crazy body clock he would’ve woken up by now. And when he wakes up and sees you gone with no explanation he will go ballistic.

She nearly dove for her phone and saw that she had 12 messages and 4 missed calls all from Reggie.

Before she could type in a response she received another call from Reggie which she accepted after breathing in and going out to her balcony where you won’t be disturbed.


“She’s with me.” It took everything in her not to reach out into the phone and strangle this fucking moron for thinking he had the right to hurt Cheryl’s (Y/N) like this. Cheryl knew it was not Reggie’s fault, heck, it wasn’t anybody’s fault but he is just so goddamn stupid and Cheryl wanted to slap the stupidity out his body just so he can see what is already in front of him. What he is losing.

Cheryl can almost see his confusion. “And why is that?”

Cheryl gritted her teeth wanting nothing more than to chew his goddamn ear off but knew it wasn’t her place. “I had a nightmare about Jason and freaked out. I called her.” She went for the one thing Reggie can’t say shit about. Was she a manipulative bitch? Yes. At least she wasn’t fucking stupid.

He sighed, probably calming down from his mini freak out.

You fucking deserve that you fucking asshole, Cheryl thought. She can’t let her mouth ruin what was left of Reggie’s and (Y/N)’s friendship. The one thing (Y/N) has spent her whole life protecting.

“Can I talk to her?”

I think the fuck not.

“She’s asleep. And she’ll be staying with me for the rest of the weekend in case I have any other dramatic episodes. Sorry, Reg.”

You’d probably be too busy fucking that tacky new girl anyway,you fucking –

Another sigh. “Okay, whatever. Tell her I’ll see her on Monday and I’llpick her –“

“I have a limo and a driver. We’ll see you there, fucktard.” Cheryl couldn’t help herself, she needed to insult him a bit or else she’s gonna explode. She ended the call before she can die of too much anger.

Nobody is going to make her best friend cry and not pay for it. Not even the great Reggie Mantle. She will teach Reggie Mantle a lesson for his life.

You have successfully ignored all of Reggie’s efforts of trying to talk to you, with the help of Cheryl, of course.

Texting and calling? Phone’s turned off.

Going to Cheryl’s house? A big ass gate and a few bodyguards.

Calling Cheryl? Not an option.

But you couldn’t hide in her house forever so you decided to get your ducks in a row and face the inevitable. Cheryl wanted to walk you to your first class but she was dragged to her responsibilities with the Vixens which she has ignored the whole weekend for you so you let her go with a promise you’d eat together at lunch.

As you walked towards your first class your books that were held tightly in your arms were suddenly taken from you. You thought it was another of those stupid pranks but you were greeted by the stare of the one person you planned to avoid today.

“Hey, pup.” He grinned. “Missed you this weekend.”

“Yeah, sorry.” You said too quickly as you started to walk faster which was proved pointless since your leg span was significantly different and did not lean into your advantage which caused Reggie to just block your way out.

“Not even a call? A text? Now I’m just jealous of Cheryl.”

“Sorry, Reg.” You sighed. “She was just really having a bad time.”

You felt bad for lying and you knew that Reggie knew that you were lying but Jason’s death is something he will never press knowing how much it affected Cheryl.

“Okay,” he said looking at you warily. “I thought you got mad at me or something. It felt like you were avoiding me.” He pouted and you couldn’t help but try to punch him in the chest. He, unfortunately, just took your fist and placed your palm on his neck, your thumb just touching his jawline.

For the love of God stop making me fall in love with you.

“Pops, this afternoon?” You were about to decline when he gave you that look That look you just couldn’t say no to. “If you ditch me again I’ll be mad at you.”

You chuckled. Too cute, Reg. Stop, please.

“What are you, five?” You asked raising an eyebrow at him.

He pouted even more if that’s possible. “I’ll not talk to you for like, for like five minutes.”

You both laughed. “Okay. I’ll meet you there after your practice, okay?”

“What? Why don’t you just wait for me at the gym? We can go together, it’ll be safer.”

And see you eye-fucking with your new Vixen girlfriend? I don’t think so. “Nah, I needed to help, Cheryl with some homework, anyway.”

Reggie groaned. “If Voldemort steals you from me any more than she does now I’m gonna go crazy.”

The school bell rang making you jump and Reggie chuckle. “Come on,” he said taking your hand in his.

God did your hands look perfect together.

“Let me walk you to—“ He was cut off by the one voice that can completely ruin your day, right now.

“Reg!” You stiffened, not by her voice. Nor by the fact that she used the nickname only a few special people were allowed to call Reggie. No, you felt your blood stop when Reggie quickly let go of your hand. As if it was a sin. As if you were a mistake. As if the one thing that was like breathing for the two of you became something very wrong.

But you realized, it is. It is a sin. You are a mistake. Because he has a girlfriend now. A girlfriend who is supposed to be the one who gets to hold his hands. A girlfriend he can kiss. A girlfriend he can love.

And it’s not you.

You are the bestfriend, and maybe it was time you act like one.

Reggie barely saw you slip away as he turned his full attention to Veronica. “Hey, babe.”

“Hey,” Veronica accepted his hug with open arms before smiling up at him.

“I missed you.” Reggie grinned at her by which she just rolled her eyes.

“You saw me yesterday, babe.”

“Still.” Reggie gave her nose a peck.

“Well, if you missed me that much then maybe we should just skip school today, huh.” She said, raising her eyebrows up and down which made Reggie laugh.

“Can’t babe.” As tempting as it was Reggie shook his head. “I promised (Y/N) I’m not skipping school this whole school year so I could pass the college we both agreed to go to.”

Veronica couldn’t help her scowl. There it was again. Fucking (Y/N). Reggie had been running his mouth off with stories of her the whole day yesterday. She gets that they’re inseperable but there had to be limits, right?

“Oh, speaking of which,” Reggie suddenly remembered her bestfriend but frowned when, unlike usual, she wasn’t safely tucked behind him.

“What?” Veronica, too, looked behind him.

“Oh nothing, I guess she left.” Reggie looked confused, looking out in the hallway. “Sorry, she’s usually behind me so I thought she was still there.”

Veronica shook her head. She really wasn’t ready to meet her greatest competition too. “Y’know what, if I can’t steal you this morning. Maybe a few hours after school?”

“Ron, I—“

“Mantle,” she pouted. “I’m your girlfriend now and contrary to popular belief I actually want to spend time with you. Please? Just a few hours?”

Reggie weighed his chances. “Two hours, after that I’m taking you home.”

Veronica gave out a small ‘yey’ before wrapping her arms around Reggie’s neck and giving him a kiss. “I’ll see you later!” she screamed, which echoed around the hallway.

Reggie laughed. Everything was perfect, right now. He has a bright future, an amazing girlfriend, and even better friends.

God he loved his life.

He had no fucking clue on the storm coming his way.

He turned around to walk towards his first class when he saw Cheryl with her hands crossed and that eerie blank face in the middle of the hallway.

“What?” he asked knowing whatever unpleasant thoughts she was having right now, it was directed towards him. “Mad I got a girlfriend before you got a new boy toy, Cher?” he joked.

Reggie almost missed the small smirk that formed in her otherwise emotionless face. The clack on her heels was the only noise that can be heard in the hallway and as she stopped in front of Reggie he noticed he was already holding his breath.

“I’m gonna warn you only once, Mantle,” she spoke softly, as if holding herself back. “Keep what is dearest to your heart,” she pointed a long red nail in her chest, where his heart was supposed to be, unnecessarily hard. “Close to you.” She looked up at him through her lashes before she crossed her arms again.

“Because if there is one thing you should learn from me it’s that you never knew how, when, and to who you might lose them to.”

And just like that she was gone. Just like Reggie’s certainty.

Being Toms Date To A Movie Premiere Would Include

Originally posted by hollandd

this was inspired by a post, ill link it once i’m not on mobile.

- picking out your dress seems to be a nightmare, but really the stylist picked it out for you.

- all you had to do was tell them what colour.

- your dress was a navy blue maxi dress. it had a deep v-neck and the skirt part has a side slit that exposes your left leg.

- you were absolutely lost for words when you laid eyes on the dress.

- the hair stylist put your y/h/c hair in loose curls that fell down your exposed back.

- your make up was done so perfectly.

- you couldn’t believe this was actually you.

- the night before tom would beg to see what your dress looked like, but you wouldn’t budge.

- it was going to be a surprise wether he liked it or not.

- “please y/n darling i won’t be able to see you until we arrive”

- “no thomas i told you! it’s a surprise”

- tom would whine like a child all night.

- “y/n, baby. please”

- “you can’t do this to me! it’s rude and i see that gorgeous smile on your face, you know exactly what your doing!”

- “you’re driving me mad!”

- the next day you and tom would eat breakfast together, like always. then you would be shipped off to get ready for the premiere.

- “bye y/n darling i love you”

- tom would place kisses all over your face since he wouldn’t get to see you for an excessive amount of time.

- when you arrived at the studio, the ladies were buzzing with excitement.

- to say the day passed by quickly was an understatement.

- this was the most fun you’ve had in ages but you couldn’t bear to do this more than twice a year.

- by the time 7:00 rolled around you were ready to rock the read carpet with such a handsome date.

- your blue dress skimmed the ground as you walked to the limo in long, confident strides. the y/h/c curls bounced with each step as your nude heels made a clicking sound.

- when you got in the car you noticed tom wasn’t in there.

- “where is tom?”

- “you will be meeting him at the premiere ms.y/l/n”

- you rolled your eyes knowing exactly what tom was doing now.
- it was a game.

- by the time you actually pulled up to the event you could see tom waiting to escort you from the car.

- his face lit up once he saw the familiar limo driver get out.

- with a bounce in his step tom strolled up the door

- when you stepped out of the car you grabbed toms hand that was outstretched your way.

- toms breath would catch in his throat from your appearance.

- he couldn’t wait to see what you looked like in a wedding dress.

- once you were fully out of the limo tom greeted you with a kiss.

- “i can’t wait to get that dress off you”

- tom whispered in your ear.

- your face would look surprised while tom just flashed an innocent smile toward the cameras.

- “this way love”

- tom led you to where most of the cameras were.

- his arm would find its way to your waist, his grip tight.

- you would be smiling at the cameras while tom looked at you.

- he leaned over to whisper something in your ear.

- “your all mine tonight baby”

- your smile fell to a surprised look but tom covered it up by pressing a kiss to you cheek.

- for very few pictures it was both of you looking at the camera.

- “you look quite handsome too”

- you could feel yourself smirk as toms confidence from just moments before vanished.

- “that suit coat is doing wonders for you, tommy”

- you leaned over to tom making it look like you were whispering something in his ear but you placed a kiss to his neck.

- than you nibbled on his ear slightly earning a closed mouth, groan from tom.

- his grip on your waist would tighten as he used his other hand to guide your chin to look at him.

- tom captured your lips with his, his tongue would immediately swipe against your lip, a gasp coming from you.

- he took this opportunity to slip his tongue in your mouth.

- you leaned back as tom leaned forward, dipping you back as if you guys were dancing.

- the photographers where cheering all around you two.

- “toms just problematic”

- “yeah he-he’s a problem”

- “oh speak of the devil”

- “wait, what the hell”


- you could hear all of this commotion is the background, tom finally pulled away but you could see sebastian and anthony on either side of him.

- “tom your in big trouble”

- sebastian just giggled as anthony completely roasted tom.

- when we finally parted from the two idiots, tom led me off the red carpet and to our seats.

- “when we get home i’m literally going to rip that dress off of you”

- toms expression was dark as he pressed a long, hot kiss to your neck.

- you felt yourself make a noise when toms lips left.

- “tommy over here put on quite a show”

- “it’s probably cause he didn’t get his juice”

- “oh shut it!”

- tom was arguing with anthony but his eyes were on you.

- you squirmed slightly under his dark, but innocent gaze knowing exactly what he was doing with his eyes.

- looking you up and down.

- and after that long night of torture began.


Epic Movie (Re)Watch #124 - Zootopia

Spoilers below.

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes!

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: Yes.

Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: Yes. #412.

Format: Blu-ray

1) From the very start this film is excellent storytelling. The opening scene where young Judy and her classmates clearly establishes the conflict of predator vs. prey and the biases that come from that, the film’s humor and heart, and Judy as a character.

2) My mother is an actuary. My brother is studying to be an actuary. Actuaries don’t do this.

Little Jaguar: “Today I can hunt for tax exemptions. I’m going to be an actuary!”

3) Judy’s parents (Don Lake & Bonnie Hunt) are so funny in such a sad way.

Stu: “Judy, you ever wonder how your mom and me got to be so darn happy?”

Judy: “Nope.”

Stu: “Well, we gave up on our dreams and we settled. Right, Bon?”

Bonnie: “Oh yes, that’s right Stu. We settled hard.”

4) Gideon Grey.

Originally posted by masha-russia

Gideon is a perfect example of how nothing - NOTHING - in this film is superfluous, but I’m actually going to speak on that further into the film.

5) The police academy scene gives wonderful exposition. It sets up the environment and rules of Zootopia’s various ecosystems in a way that feeds into Judy’s conflict and character.

6) Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps.

Originally posted by floppy999

Goodwin (a massive Disney fan herself) breathes perfect life into Hopps. The best voice over work is when you’re not distracted by the voice actor. When their voice and their heart match with the character so perfectly that you don’t hear - say - Kristen Bell as Anna or Mike Myers as Shrek, you only hear the character’s. Goodwin is able to balance Judy’s massive optimism and heart along with the scenes where Judy has lost those things perfectly. I don’t think anyone else could have voiced Hopps as well as Goodwin.

7) If you want to avoid a slew of bad animal puns, don’t look too hard at Judy’s iPod.

8) “Try Everything” by Shakira.

Originally posted by raddestboy

Written by Sia, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, the theme song which deserved an Oscar nomination captures Judy’s optimism and struggles perfectly. The song’s lyrics speak of optimism in the face of constant failure, a theme which is very relevant to Judy in the first half of the film. It also provides the perfect backdrop to the visual introduction of Zootopia as Judy enters the city on train.

9) Subtle.

Judy [after Clawhauser calls her “cute”]: “Ooh, ah, you probably didn’t know, but a bunny can call another bunny ‘cute’, but when other animals do it, that’s a little…”

Originally posted by wish-for-the-moon

10) This film really runs with the animal puns.

(GIF originally posted by @baawri)

Bogo [turning to an Elephant officer]: “Francine. Happy birthday!”

11) I love the way the filmmakers handled Judy’s office discrimination. She is treated just as a token bunny, someone who’s only there for PR. Except she was top of her class at Zootopia police academy: a difficult feat for anybody, let alone a bunny. But this just feeds into the biases Bogo already has about Judy: she’s not really that good, they just said she was because she’s a bunny. That plays into real life way more than it probably should.

12) Wow, I did not catch how entirely speciesist this line was until now:

Ice Cream Parlor Owner [to Nick]: “Look, you probably can’t read…”

Damn that’s speciesist.

13) Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde.

Originally posted by a-zootopia-fan

Remember how I said great voice over work is noted by not realizing you’re listening to a voice over artist? The same can be said of Bateman’s performance of Wilde, 100%. To start, Bateman captures Wilde’s surface level of sly con artists WONDERFULLY well. He’s devilish and charming in the same vein as Danny Ocean or Han Solo, and Bateman expresses this perfectly. But as the film progresses Bateman is also able to show off Nick’s layers. His troubled past, his occasional lack of self-worth and anger at the world. And the honest level never changes. It’s not like Bateman was hired ONLY for the slyness of Nick’s role and had to power through the rest, he’s able to do it all. It’s a great voice over for a great character.

14) The relationship between Nick & Judy is the cornerstone of this film. What I personally like about it is its honesty. There’s no BIG moment when these two meet, it’s a chance encounter which grows to conflict and then budding friendship so organically you don’t even know it’s happening.

Originally posted by surreal-teal

15) There is nothing even remotely superfluous in this film. Nick makes a comment about how he’s been running his popsicle con his whole life and that will come back to bite him in the butt later.

16) This pig is played by Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin’s onscreen partner in “Once Upon a Time” and real life husband.

17) The chase through Zootopia is an incredible amount of fun, especially when Judy and Duke get to Little Rodentia. The filmmakers are able to play with their concept in a visual entertaining and imaginative way, which in turn keeps us as the audience wrapped up in the world they’ve established.

Note: I’m going to take about Alan Tudyk as Duke later in the film, at a very specific moment.

18) Again, there is nothing superfluous in this film (a note I’m going to be making a lot):

Judy [after saving Mr. Big’s daughter]: “Love your hair.”

Mr. Big’s Daughter: “Aww, thank you!”

It is this little encounter (and, you know, the fact that Judy saved her life) that saves Judy & Nick from getting “iced” by Mr. Big later in the film.

19) Again, nothing superfluous in the film. As the “non-onions” that Duke stole end up being very important later on.

20) Disney is at its bets when it pokes fun at itself.

Bogo: “Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little musical and your insipid dreams MAGICALLY COME TRUE! So let it go.”

Originally posted by rinshi-chan

21) Can we all just take a moment to appreciate Nick’s face after Judy says she’ll arrest him for, “felony tax evasion,” after he brags to her about how he’s been running this con since he was a kid and how much money he makes?

(GIF originally posted by @animations-daily)

22) Again, with the idea that nothing in this film is superfluous: Judy’s recording pen becomes very important as the movie goes on.

23) Only Tommy Chong could play this character.

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

Like there’s a chance he’s not even reading from a script, they just had Tommy Chong come in and told him what the movie was about and he just started talking.

24) This is the funniest part of the whole film, in my opinion.

Originally posted by officialmoviegoer

The entire DMV scene plays well not only with the concept established by the film of an animal society in a way which is funny on its own, but the continuing conflict of Judy’s eagerness, Flash’s slowness, and Nick’s desire to throw a monkey wrench into the whole thing leads to amazing comedy.

25) Did you know Kristen Bell is in this film?

Originally posted by musicallyfoxypokemon

Bell landed the role not only because of her working with Disney on Frozen, but also because she is a noteworthy sloth enthusiast (as seen on “Ellen”).

26) It is nice to see Nick freak out when he realizes he and Judy are in Mr. Big’s limo, as it shows us a part of him we haven’t gotten to look at much in the film so far.

27) Maurice LaMarche as Mr. Big.

(GIF originally posted by @rocktheholygrail)

LaMarche is a noted voice over actor known primarily for his roles as Brain on “Pinky & The Brain”, various characters including Calculon on “Futurama”, and Mr. Freeze in the Batman Arkham series of video games. Here, we get to hear the veteran voice over artist do his best high pitched Brando impression.

28) This film has its fair share of nice surprises, details and twists which keeps you on your toes. The earliest of these is the revelation that the missing mammal Judy & Nick are looking for - Mr. Otterton - was in fact the one who attacked the limo driver (and not that he was the one attacked, as originally perceived).

29) This scene gives me life.

Bogo [after Judy’s witness disappears]: Two days to find the otter, or you quit. That was the deal. [Holding out hand] Badge.

Judy: But sir, we…

Bogo: Badge!

[Judy starts to turn in her badge]

Nick: Uh… no.

Chief Bogo: What did you say, fox?

Nick Wilde: Sorry, what I said was… NO! She will not be giving you that badge.[Bogo flinches] Look, you gave her a… a… a clown vest and a three wheel joke mobile and two days to solve a case you guys haven’t cracked in two weeks? Yeah, no wonder she needed to get help from a fox. None of you guys were gonna help her, were you? [Bogo starts to speak but Nick cuts him off] Here’s the thing, chief. You gave her the 48 hours, so technically we still have… 10 left, to find our Mr. Otterton. And that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. So, if you’ll excuse us, we have a very big lead to follow and a case to crack. Good day.

30) And then there’s this…

I saw this film twice in theaters and both times I was tearing up during Nick’s backstory. Anyone who has ever been bullied as a kid for being different will relate at least a little bit to what Nick went through. And it is this scene when Nick is at his most honesty with Judy, when they become pretty good friends and form a trust with each other.


32) I did not think a Disney movie would make me jump like this (stop at 2:11).

33) This is incredibly rare for me, as someone who sees more than 60 films in theaters a year, but after Nick & Judy found the missing mammals and had the mayor arrested I had absolutely NO idea where the film was going after that. At all. I love it!

34) Nick’s face when Judy links the savage animals to being a predator…

(GIF source unknown [if this is your GIF please let me know].)

35) I had a film student criticize this film not based on the merits of its story or character’s or anything, but because they didn’t understand the metaphor. He noted that it’s not a clean comparison between white people and minorities and that’s exactly the point. This film is not about the people in power vs the people who aren’t, because who’s in power? The mayor may be a lion but the most biased character in the film - Chief Bogo - is prey. Bias goes all around and it can infect anybody, no matter what you think. Even Judy, for all her merits, is biased. She carries around fox repellent all the time and even has this line:

Judy: “It’s not like a bunny can go savage.”

That’s what I love about this film. It’s universal. It’s not about one real life society, it is about all societies everywhere and how bias can infect them and taint them and it’s up to us to work against that.

36) Fun fact: I had no idea otters were predators before seeing this film.

37) Gideon Grey returns.

Originally posted by klaus-baudelarie

If only all childhood bullies were like that, but again it gets to my oft-repeated point that nothing in this film is superfluous. Gideon could have easily been the one note bully from Judy’s youth who gave her the motivation to prove him wrong, but he comes back 15 years later in the most perfect way. She sees that people can change and that people who are good now are not always good (Gideon when he was younger, Judy when she was biased). It is a really important moment for her that was established all the way in the first ten minutes of this movie. I love that.

38) Judy’s apology to Nick and the way he handles it is something I truly love about this movie and their friendship as a whole.

And then I really love the little joke at the end about Judy trying to get to the pen and can’t help but wonder: was that written in the script? Was it Jason Bateman’s improv that made it into the film? It’s just so natural I must know!

39) Okay, I think this is the last time I will give this note, BUT NOTHING IN THIS MOVIE IS SUPERFLUOUS!!! This is most apparent to me when Nick does a little thing like expressing how much he likes the berries on Judy’s farm and it becomes so important to the plot latter when they switched out those berries with the Night Howlers in Bellwether’s dart gun.


(GIFs originally posted by @bridgetjones)

41) And it’s followed up by this!

Both characters are voiced by Alan Tudyk. Because Disney just can’t let that one slide, can they? I love it.

42) Same Duke. Same.

(GIFs originally posted by @baawri)

43) The sticky note on Bellwether’s phone earlier was for Doug, the guy who mixes the night howler drug that makes animals go savage (this is the same drug who’s key ingredient was mixed from the non-onions Duke stole earlier in the film, FOR Doug).

44) At one point Doug - who is dressed in a yellow radiation suit and makes drugs for a living - lets his client know that “Woolter and Jesse” have arrived.

Originally posted by knurd-dna-denots

And yes, they did that on purpose.

45) The entire subway chase sequence is really great, because it is based heavily on the idea of action = consequence. A ram is running at the door, he gets through and hits another ram. The train goes too fast into a turn, it tips over and Judy/Nick are up a creek. It all works very nicely

46) Honestly, I didn’t figure out Bellwether was the bad guy until just before it was revealed the first time I saw this.

Originally posted by lostchel

47) Bellwether’s line about, “Fear ALWAYS works!” to keep the people in check should not be as relevant in 2017 as it is.

48) Okay, one thing I need to know: Bellwether is in jail, Mayor Lionheart is in jail, and Chief Bogo is still the police chief…SO WHO’S MAYOR NOW!?!?!?

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

49) I know this film was pretty much a buddy cop movie, but I would be totally fine with a buddy cop movie where Nick is actually a cop.

Originally posted by blueberrycarrots

Lethal Weapon where Nick is Mel Gibson and Judy is…Danny Glover? Okay, that comparison doesn’t really work, but you get me!

50) And of course…

Originally posted by livelovecaliforniadreams

I honestly think Zootopia may be a perfectly written film, and that is not something I say lightly. I made it clear above how I find nothing in the film superfluous, which is an incredible feat I think. And they did it in a way that was never boring, with entertaining characters, an intriguing mystery, and a fun world. Zootopia may be my favorite Disney animated feature film, and it’s definitely my favorite of the “Modern Era” we’re in now (The Princess and the Frog - Present). Just a great, great, great film which deserved its Best Animated Picture win at the Oscars. A true treat all around.

Haven’t seen you here before

Originally posted by seaside-stars

Character: Harry hook x reader

Requested: yep! fav request so far!

Warnings: none really, jealous Harry?

A/N: I loved writing this sm.

You arrived at the isle, hoping out of the limo. Chewing your gum with your mouth open until the limo driver commented on it.

“ you know, this is probably one of the reasons he sent you here ” he rolled his eyes, dropped off your bags and got back in the limo.

“ yeah because he sent me here because of gum! ” you yelled as he drove away, out of the isle. Great.

You walk around, trying to figure out where you even are suppose to stay. so isle girls can go good but good girls can’t go bad? It’s not your fault you had more fun causing trouble.

“ haven’t seen you here before ” you heard a guy say, his accent could make you melt to your feet.

“ because I just arrived here ” You replied, turning behind you. Damn he was attractive.

“ I’m sorry? ” he said confused.

“ hi! I’m the daughter of the famous Maui and he decided to send me here because I rather make trouble then be some preppy chick ” you said, turning your head and smiling.

“ well I definitely would never mistake you as a preppy princess ” he said and started chucking.

“ I’m harry, Harry Hook. I know your dad’s name but what’s your name? ” he asks.

“ y/n ” you smiled back.

“ where you headed off too? ”

“ well, I have no idea. It’s not like he would give me a place to stay. He’s to pissed I rather be evil ” you sigh, shaking your head.

“ you can stay with me? I live alone anyway. I use to live with my dad but I moved out, he got to much to handle ” he told you.

“ yes, the famous Captain Hook. About staying with you.. I honestly have no where else to go so let’s do it” so you agreed. You guys started walking to his place.

“ so what got you to not being good? ” he finally asks, breaking the silence.

“ I mean, I never was a fan of it. I always was breaking something, being rude and he always hated it. He knew someday he would have to send me here and he had no problem with that. You have to do what you have to do ” you replied.

“ wow, never met somebody like you before. ” He replied, looking straight.

“ well today is your lucky day then ” you giggled, looking over at him.

“ you still laugh like a preppy girl though don’t cha think? ” he chucked. It made you blush.

“ and we are here! ” he said, stoping at an apartment.

“ it looks like an apartment but trust me, it’s not ” you guys walked in.

“ it’s nice ” you replied.

“ I mean, I guess it is for a place on the isle. Anyways there is only one bed so I’ll sleep downstairs ” He replied.

“ don’t be silly, I’ll sleep on the couch. Or we can share the bed? ” you decided to say, trying not to blush.

“ yeah that works ” he agreed.

“ well I’m gonna head to my job! You can do whatever you please, it is the isle after all ” he said smirking before heading out.

You decided to walk through the isle, looking at everything.

“ hey you’re new here ” A guy said, putting an arm around your shoulder.

“ I am, you are? ” you asked, raising an eyebrow.

“ Peter, Peter Pan! The famous kid who never grows up and decided to be evil ” he replied.

“ well looks like we both switched to this side, I’m daughter of Maui but let’s just say he didn’t want an evil kid ” you replied, kinda laughing.

“ intense ” you guys walked with his arm still around your shoulder.

“ Peter ” you heard Harry behind you. You both turned around.

“ hey there buddy! Did you meet the gorgeous new girl ? ” He asked him.

“ she’s not a toy to play with like all the other girls, she’s with me. ” Harry grabbed your hand and pulled you off.

“ bye Pan! ” You yelled back.

“ love the nickname! ” you heard him and giggled.

You arrived at hooks place, he hasn’t said a word.

“ listen- I don’t know why you’re angry ” You started to talk to him and he cut you off.

“ I’m not angry! You just shouldn’t hang around him he’s a flirt and he’ll just use you ” Harry said, not even looking at you.

“ he’s hot and seems pretty chill plus you said I could do whatever I want ” you told him, smirking.

“ you deserve better ” he walks up to you, you guys are inches apart.

“ you’re right. ” you replied, moving closer to him. You smash your lips on his and he starts kissing back.

“ was this what you meant? ” you smirk.

“ of course” he replied, pressing his lips back to yours.

The Stranger Things Characters, but as my friends in our limo after prom

Jonathan is the one who came without a date and wants to control the music, but only plays the sonic theme or smooth jazz

Dustin is the one in the back who keeps yelling to play song lyrics instead of the actual song title

Lucas is the one screaming at them from across the limo “SAY THE SONG TITLE IDIOT I DON’T KNOW THAT SONG” whilst typing in the title of the song

Max is the one who broke the fucking window by accident

Will is the one who fell asleep with a paper bag on their head (i still dont know where they got that bag)

Mike and El are the two who just became an official couple and are for some reason on the floor holding each other for dear life

Steve is the one who got into a fight with their date and left them to hang out with music guy

Nancy is the date who started the fight


Hopper is the limo driver who was mad the window broke, but when he saw how scared they were said he’d tell the limo people he did it

Joyce and Bob are the parents who keep texting the kid who’s phone died and showed up 2 hours before the limo arrived

Percy Jackson AU

Imagine: the kids are normal and their godly parents are mortal too. They meet at a school for gifted teens on Long Island Sound and form a band. They soon become famous. The band’s name is “The 7”

•Percy= dad is close to #1 surfer in America
•Annabeth= mom is a college professor
•Piper= mom is model
•Jason= dad is business man owning a company (bro to Thalia)
•Leo= Dad is mechanic and has his own chain of shops
•Hazel= Dad is funeral home owner (half sister to Nico)
•Frank= Dad is war hero

Spots in the band:
•Percy is the male lead singer
•Annabeth is backup female singer and acoustic guitarist
•Piper is the female lead singer
•Jason is bass man and occasionally sings
•Leo is backup male singer and electric guitarist
•Hazel is electronic pianist
•Frank is drums (but he has small drums so he looks huge)
•Nico is sing writer
•Reyna is manager
•Grover and Rachel are the biggest fans
•Thalia is the body guard

Other stuff:
•Leo loves his fans with all his heart and all his tweets are responses and signs everyone’s papers and sometimes foreheads
•Hazel, Frank, Reyna, and Nico aren’t mad they don’t get as much attention
•Piper gets the most attention b/c of her famous parents and her good looks and sometimes hates it.
•When they were on their second US tour, between songs Percy sat on a stool, pulled a rope, and poured water on himself as a joke. Frank went deaf in one ear b/c of all the fangirling screams.
•Once a crazed fan pretended to be their limo driver to get to meet them, Thalia got Leo’s tee shirt cabin and shot them at the fan. They ran into a pole.
•Did I mention Leo and Percy shot tee shirts to the fans???
• whole band, Reyna, and Nico play pranks on Jason
•everyone was out to Starbucks and they got mobbed by paparazzi. Everyone had normal Cappacinos and Lattes, while Nico had a unicorn Frappe.
•Hazel making runs to get Nico McDonalds.
•When Nico is critiquing his “art” (aka his lyrics) he gets stressed and Will runs and gets him a Starbucks and his pink neck pillow (ya know the ones for long car rides) and is all like “ I got u bae”
•Reyna trying to book the same concert hall twice like “yes I know last time they blew up the soda machine. I promise they won’t do it again. Please I’ll give you Percy’s Cheeto stash…”
•Annabeth actually serious about practicing while everyone else tries to see who can drive the tour bus in the biggest donut.
• Is actually up beat alternative (thx Nico)
•Complain when they have to do real homework
• “oh no. My Leo ate my homework”- Hazel at some point
•Leo rigging fire canons
•When they are old enough they all get spirit animal tattoos.
•Percy gets a dolphin
•Annabeth gets an owl
•Piper gets a badger
• Jason gets an eagle
•Leo gets a dragon
•Hazel gets a horse
•Frank gets a bear
•Percy says they should all wear neon 80s track suits
•Leo says they should wear leather and chains. He tried a Mohawk.
•Hazel and Frank hugging every fan they find.
•Reyna actually tearing up when she finds an 8 year old girl in a wheel chair in a purple pants suit who says she wants to grow up and be like her.
•Having a contest to see which 9 lucky fans get to spend a day with their idols.

•Teenibopper tabloids trying to figure out who’s Jason’s mystery girl: “Reyna or Piper??”
•Piper burning every tabloid. She hates rumors.
•Jason Dosent know anything about the magazines
•Leo likes that supposedly he is dating JLaw and like 11 other people
• Annabeth and Percy shrine page in the magazines when Percabeth is official
•People thinking Thalia and Jason could be a thing before they find out they are siblings
•The internet explodes when thy find out Hazel and Nico are half siblings
• Percy and Annabeth have a competition to see who’s magazines are more redicolous.
•Percy: Apparently we broke up
•Annabeth: Ooh I hooked up with Frank, why about you?
• Percy: I hooked up with Jason.

Good boy. It’s perfectly normal to listen to your assigned files whenever instructed. Yes I know interns don’t often wear suits but today you were told to dress in one of the suits supplied to you. You don’t know why today was a suit day but it feels good to follow special orders, right. You are wondering if you might get to attend a special event or perhaps you might be my date for dinner. You didn’t think I noticed but I’ve noticed with each passing day you lust for me. I’ve noticed.

I’ve also noticed you have been enjoying other perks of your internship…the company gym, the company salon, the company Drs. You probably don’t even notice that your life is a little different now than when you joined the intern pool. You had a girlfriend when you arrived didn’t you? Planned to continue long distance? You forgot all about her didn’t you. Well you broke it off quickly. Better to spend personal time at the gym than chatting up some meaningless girl.

Your grooming changed. No more beard. No more body hair. To succeed you knew your looks would be very important. Your listening preferences changed. Now you just play playlists that get passed to you from the trainers at the company gym. Plus you listen to the motivational files sent to you by the company dr. At first you thought every employee got the same file to listen to but you have learned differently. Still, you listen to the file selected for you as instructed. Yes. Good. Boy.

About 15 minutes ago (or 1 hour ago - who needs to count) you got the ping to listen to a new file. Good boy. Yes you do want to keep listening as you get up from your desk in the intern pool. Take the elevator. Out to the street. To the limo. Driver opens the door. Get in. Yes sit next to the man. You remember him from other nights. Who is he? A client? Yes listen: program open: horny himbo trophy. Devoted to daddy. Character: Preston the dumb kept slut himbo. Reboot.

Yes Preston. You love your daddy. Off you go to a special night at the opera. Yes Preston loves fucking his billionaire daddy in the box. You will find lots of other new ways to please your daddy. Just listen to your files as instructed. See you next week (or maybe never if he decides to acquire you). Use your eyes Preston. Good boy.



So we know who the triplets’ mother is at this point but not their father who’s never really been mention in the old cartoon either as far as I remember. 

Anyway here’s Old Launchpad McQuack; 

And here’s New Launchpad McQuack;

So obvs dude has quite a wardrobe change which is fine and all except at the end where we get this; 

I don’t know why it looks like Della Duck had a run through his wardrobe, but for all I know, it may have something to do with why Scrooge insists on keeping him employed despite the collateral damage expense this guy keeps racking up (which goes against Scrooge’s original reasoning of ‘He’s cheap’, also he seems….not quite all there sometimes. Like he had something happen to him.)

Also he’s still shit at commandeering any vehicle but he //knows// how and for some reason this knowledge surprises Scrooge like Scrooge was never savvy to it from the start ie. it seems like things from Launchpad’s past come back to him in disjointed fragments he weaves into fanciful stories, and all Scrooge wanted was a fucking Limo driver. 

He also gets along with the kids from the get-go and trusts them immediately (YES SIR RANDOM KID I JUST MET!).

I mean we’ve sort of seen this scenario before, like

Anyway, TLDR; There’s a million and one reasons why this probably isn’t true, but Launchpad could possibly the boys’ long lost dad. Time will tell but that would be such an interesting angle to pursue, also I need a lowdown on Launchpad’s old adventures. 

You’re welcome 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

I literally just read a news story about a city in Canada where a taxi driver was acquitted after he sexually assaulted a female passenger, so group of women started a women-only taxi service so female passengers could feel safer, and this asshat limo driver named Rick Watts is mad because he isn’t allowed to start a “white male limo service” and “that’s discriminatory”. I’m so exhausted when will men not. They whine and whine about not being included in feminism and they really don’t understand why?? Really??? At this point it’s like …. it’s not even that men honestly believe there are actual gender issues that do affect them that they would like to work on. It isn’t that. They just can’t comprehend the existence of absolutely anything that isn’t at least 95% about them. If any other group dares to be like “hey we would like some rights too” white men go “ya but what about ME” even tho they almost always already have whatever the group is fighting for. That is literally like a starving person going up to a person with a cheeseburger and saying “I’m hungry” and the person with the burger going “I DESERVE FOOD TOO” and then not sharing it. I can’t imagine being that entitled, I honestly can’t. I can’t imagine truly believing that unless a thing is completely about me, it shouldn’t even be allowed to exist.
My bizarre job interview to work for Prince
Alan Edwards flew to Paisley Park after being asked whether he wanted to be Prince's UK PR man. But there was no way to prepare for the interview that followed
By Ashleigh Rainbird

From PR guru Alan Edwards landed his dream job to represent Prince – after the weirdest job interview ever.

The Outside Organisation boss tells the Mirror about his trip to Paisley Park, where he expected to meet the superstar himself.

Alan tells the Mirror: “I got a call from someone in LA who asked if I’d consider being Prince’s UK PR. I said: ‘Of course, yes.’

“I was flown out to Minneapolis – it was winter, pretty bleak – and there’s a driver waiting there. He takes me, and it feels like the middle of nowhere, there’s endless fir trees, then suddenly, out of the snowy landscape, up pops an extraordinary white, space age building – Paisley Park.

“It was like something out of E.T. or Star Wars. This was the 1980s, I’d never seen anything like it.

“I knocked on the door, someone answered and sent me up to a room upstairs where I sat down. But when I say a room, it wasn’t a normal room. It was sort of suspended, and it had a glass floor. It was like being in a see through cage.

“Nobody had said anything to me yet. It wasn’t even as if anyone brought me a cup of tea.

“Then a button was pushed and music starts coming out – and it’s fantastic. It’s Prince’s album Diamonds and Pearls, which hadn’t been released yet. So I’m just sitting there, completely on my own, in this see through room, listening to this album.”

But despite being in an clear, empty room, Alan wondered if he was being watched.

“I had a sensation that I was being observed,” he continues. “You get that feeling. I couldn’t work out what it was, but I thought I better really put some energy into listening to the record.

“I was tapping my feet, moving my head, but I think I stopped short of getting up and playing air guitar.

“I was really getting into it, which wasn’t hard because it was truly a lovely album and I still think one of his greatest and slightly overlooked albums.”

The entire album – all 65 minutes – were played without interruption as Alan sat by himself.

“Nobody had come in, nobody had said anything,” he continues. “Then it finished and someone says: 'Your car’s outside.’ And I leave.”

Returning to the airport, he wondered if his Prince experience had come to an end, but was startled when his stretch limo driver struck up an unusual conversation.

“We’re driving back through the pine trees and snowy landscape and he said: 'Well, what did you think of this song?’ And: 'What did you think of the vocals there?’ He really peppered me with questions – it was like a school exam.

“It dawned on me quickly that this was maybe not casual conversation. The driver was cross questioning me like a music journalist, forensically, about the album.

“It occurred to me very fast that in one way or another, maybe this was being relayed back to someone. For a minute I wondered who was under that cap!

“I was questioned all the way to the airport. It was a lot easier than my O Levels because I had a passion for it, and I’d just heard a great record. I didn’t have to ham it up too much.”

Returning to London, Alan heard nothing from Paisley Park. He began to think he might not have got the job.

But, he says: “Then in the office three days later, and the phone rings and a voice says: 'You’re hired.’ And that was that.”

For the next few years, Alan would represent one of the most iconic performers of our time. Of course, the role came with its quirks.

Alan continues: “My partner at the time, Chris Poole and I were in a very small office in Charlotte Street, and even though we had some great clients the entire operation was in one room.

“Prince was very shy, he was not a very chatty person. And one of his prerequisites was that he insisted that we had a phone installed for his use.

“It was pre-mobiles, so it was a bigger deal to go to Telecom and get a phone installed, and you paid for the line. It just sat there for weeks.

“We were never allowed to use it, and nobody else was given the number. Only Prince had the number. Whenever he wanted to call, he knew he could get straight through, and wouldn’t have to talk to anybody else.”

Press events were equally as unusual – and Alan’s first face-to-face encounter with the singer wasn’t as direct as his usual interactions with new clients.

“I was given the task to take 10 journalists to Rotterdam, where we were told Prince was going to appear at a club,” he says.

“He was the biggest thing in the universe at that moment. I stood there in this half empty club with journalists including the Mirror’s 3am team for one hour, then two hours, and I had to keep saying: 'He’ll be along in a minute.’

“I had Fleet Street’s finest – the most powerful columnists in the UK – what’s going to happen? It was pre-mobile, so there was no texts from management - we were just stuck there.

“It got to 4/5 o'clock in the morning, then there was a kerfuffle, and Prince comes upstairs with his manager and I was taken over to have a conversation with him about whether or not he’s going to perform, and whether the club is good enough for him, and who this mob is with me at the bar.

“He was a few feet away from me. The manager was on my left, one foot away from me. Prince addressed all the questions to the manager, who then asked them to me. I answered the manager, who then told Prince what I’d said.

“This thing went on for about 10/15 minutes – the whole conversation. The manager was just repeating it: 'Alan says there are 10 journalists here, and they want to review the concert.'”

Alan has nothing but fond memories of the superstar, and heralds his former client as a “genius”.

“Prince was a very gentle, soft spoken, and a nice person to deal with. He’s just shy, he really was shy. It was really extraordinary for someone so flamboyant, such an amazing performer to be so quiet one-on-one. You could hardly hear his voice at times.

“He broke the rules racially, sexually, musically and business wise. This word 'genius’ is overused, but it definitely applied to this man.

“All his approach was a few hundred years ahead. You had the record industry dispute and him painting slave on his face.

“He was a business pioneer, and now all artists expect to own their catalogue and have a control over their careers. To a degree, they need to thank Prince.”

anonymous asked:

OJ is innocent!!!!

Timeline of June 12, 1994

9:36 P.M. Simpson, wearing a dark sweat suit, is seen by Kato Kaelin.

9:30-9:45 Charles Cale, walking his dog by Simpson’s Rockingham residence, does not see Bronco.

10:02 Simpson attempts to call Paula Barbieri on the cell phone from his Bronco.

10:15 (prosecution)-10:40 (defense) Period during which murders took place.

10:22-10:30 Limo driver Allan Park, scheduled to take Simpson to airport, does not see Bronco on Rockingham.

10:40, 10:43, 10:49 Allan Park buzzes Simpson’s intercom, but gets no response.

10:50 White or light bronco observed at the intersection of Bundy and Dorothy.

10:51 or 10:52 Kato Kaelin hears three thumps on the wall outside his room.

10:54 Allan Park sees a man wearing dark clothes, about 6-feet tall and 200 pounds, walk across the driveway of the Simpson residence.

10:55 Simpson lies to Allan Park.

Criminal Trial Evidence

1. The 9-1-1 call and the history of Simpson’s violence directed at Nicole Brown.

2. Hair evidence: (1) hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on cap at Bundy residence, (2) hairs consistent with that of Simpson found on Ron Goldman’s shirt.

3. Fiber evidence: (1) cotton fibers consistent with the carpet in the Bronco found on glove at Rockingham, (2) fibers consistent with the carpet from the Bronco found on cap at Bundy residence.

4. Blood evidence: (1) killer dropped blood near shoe prints at Bundy, (2) blood dropped at Bundy was of same type as Simpson’s (about 0.5% of population would match), (3) Simpson had fresh cuts on left hand on day after murder, (4) blood found in Bronco, (5) blood found in foyer and master bedroom of Simpson home, (5) blood found on Simpson’s driveway, (6) blood on socks in OJ’s home matched Nicole’s.

5. Glove evidence: (1) left glove found at Bundy and right glove found at Simpson residence are Aris Light gloves, size XL, (2) Nicole Brown bought pair of Aris Light XL gloves in 1990 at Bloomingdale’s, (3) Simpson wore Aris Light gloves from 1990 to June, 1994.

6. Shoe evidence: (1) shoe prints found at Bundy were from a size 12 Bruno Magli shoe, (2) bloody shoe impression on Bronco carpet is consistent with a Magli shoe, (3) Simpson wore a size 12 shoe.

7. Other evidence: (1) flight in Bronco, (2) strange reaction to phone call informing him of Nicole Brown’s death, etc.

Incriminating Facts that the Criminal Jury Was Not Permitted or Able to Consider

1. Simpson did not testify at his criminal trial. Defense attorneys will almost always call as a witness an articulate client that they believe to be innocent.

2. Subsequent to the trial defense attorneys talking about the trial have been careful to say “the jury did the right thing,” while not stating that Simpson was in fact innocent.

3. Subsequent to the trial, Simpson has devoted no real effort to tracking down the “real killer,” nor has any significant evidence surfaced suggesting that the killer was anyone other than Simpson.

4. The jury was not allowed to hear testimony concerning Simpson’s rumored jailhouse confession to Rosie Grier.

5. Subsequent to the criminal trial other evidence of Simpson’s guilt surfaced. The most significant of the new evidence may have been photographs of Simpson wearing Bruno Magli shoes. The new evidence, together with much of the evidence considered in the criminal trial, convinced a civil jury that Simpson murdered Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.

6. In his 2007 book, If I Did It, Simpson (for all intents and purposes) confessed. The book describes in detail events leading up to the moment of the murders.

Are you sure about that, anon?



So Today I watched… Logan // 20th Century Fox (2017)

At last. For those of you out there: In a country with socialism, movie studios are not exactly eager to show their films when they can’t get their revenue out because of government controls. Venezuela is my country of origin and we are being denied basic supplies like you know… food, medicines and toilet paper… and movies and entertainment too. 

Some big studios have chosen not to show their films in here anymore since they can’t get their money back. How did I manage? Well thanks to the kind souls of the internet and digital releases I finally got around to see this. Does anybody care about what I have to say about this film anymore? Only if you haven’t seen it or if you want to remind yourself why did you love it so much like I did.

It’s remarkable that two of the most solid superhero offerings of this year have focused on the human side of the characters. It happened with Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman and it happened with Hugh Jackman in Logan. I’ve loved every time this guy put on the claws. He has made the character his for 17 years and it was in his last rodeo when he gave us his best performance as the mutant canuck. One I dare say its Oscar worthy. 

The story begins with a wary and tired Logan working a day job as a limo driver to earn enough cash to make sails with a very ill Professor X. One who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and has to be constantly drugged, least he loses control of his mutant power, endangering those around him.  Logan has been keeping a low profile for almost 20 years now. 

Because of an unspecified accident in this time there are no more X-Men and the mutant population is almost non-existent. Logan is doing his best to work with the means he has but his body is giving up on him… he has to clean blood and pus from his claws openings every time he pops them up. His healing factor is not working like it used to and the adamantium in his bones is slowly poisoning him to death.

Along comes a mysterious lady called Gabriela looking for a hero. She’s guarding a little kid who refuses to speak. Logan doesn’t want anything to do with this lady but his need for cash makes her offer hard to ignore: drive them up to Canada for 20 grand and leave them there in a specified address. Logan reluctantly accepts the job while taking notice that a bounty hunter named Daniel Pierce is after Gabriela and the child too. When he’s set to do the job he finds Gabriela dead in her hotel room. 

Scared, Logan goes back to his hiding place only to notice a new passenger with him in the car: Laura, whom is more than what she lets on. As Charles quickly realizes what she is, he asks his old friend to protect her and get her to a safe place. Donald Pierce catches them up and it’s in that moment when The Wolverine finds out that his past has caught up with him once more, this time by blood ties.

To say this film is a compressed masterpiece is to fall short on it. This movie redeems the mediocrity shown in Wolverine Origins and the missteps of The Wolverine. Director James Mangold has finally achieved a perfect Wolverine film with a suitable ending for the character, one that honors the 17 years that Hugh Jackman put blood sweat and tears playing him in 9 films.

With a solid script by James Mangold and Scott Frank, Logan has all the elements of some of the most solid Wolverine tales rolled up into one final grand film, one that will drive you with amazement, laugh and tears like all great films do. So long Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart… you both will be missed.


Not Without Him

Request: “Can you do a harry image where the reader lived on the isle but she was chosen to go, Harry feels betrayed and hurt so when he sees her again he breaks down but you can do whatever you want”

Pairing: Harry Hook x Reader

A/N: REQUESTS ARE CLOSED - (Part 3 for “Meeting Him” will be posted around the weekend so make sure you have your notifications for me turned on! Thank you all for being so supportive I love you💕)

Warnings: None

It had been a long day for you to sum it up. Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay had come back to the Isle to rescue Ben who was now Mal’s boyfriend and the King of Auradon. They were your closest friends before they all got the opportunity to go to Auradon. They left you all alone for 6 months but not entirely.

Uma had made a deal with you she wanted you to be apart of her crew and since you had no one you had no other option but to agree. The only good thing that came out of being abandoned by your only friends was the fact that you had become close to Harry and then after 3 months he became your boyfriend.

You considered yourself a lucky girl and you knew now that with the bad came the good sooner or later. For you it had luckily came soon and you weren’t complaining at all. Harry was the only thing that kept you sane and you knew that if it weren’t for him you probably would’ve been a mess by now getting into trouble.

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