the midnight express

Midnight Reminder:
It’s okay if you’d rather sip tea and read a book than go to a party.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be quiet in a world that seems too loud.
—  Maxwell Diawuoh, Midnight Reminder #2

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I originally created a pixiv account just to follow Iriasu senpai, I was kind of disappointed when she didn’t post much about MidC but I did some stalking and found so many golden fanarts I MEAN LOOK AT THIS ADORABLE “FLUFFY AND CUTE” TEDDY BEAR

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what is life

Though can someone translate the picture? I don’t have the slightest hint of what everything means. T-T still, Louis

The Midnight Express: “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton and “Sweet” Stan Lane

It didn’t matter what two men won the tag team championships or what company it was, The Midnight Express created a legacy of professional wrestling in the territory days. This teaming of “Beautiful” Bobby and “Sweet” Stan were the NWA United States Tag Team Champions as of 1987, and went on to defeat the team of Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson for the NWA World Tag Team Championships. The funny thing is, despite the team being heels, they were still greeted with a huge ovation. I don’t know if that was because the Horseman were so hated or because nobody could deny how great the Midnight Express were. Either way, this pairing stayed together for three years and had a very successful run in the NWA, the AWA, and WCW.  When Stan Lane left WCW, it would mark the end of the Midnight Express and the first time in over a decade that there was no Midnight Express in professional wrestling.

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On this day in music history: September 13, 1986 - “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock, it is the biggest hit for the new wave pop-rock band from Los Angeles, CA fronted by lead singer Terri Nunn. Having written Oscar winning music for films such as “Midnight Express” and “Flashdance”, composer and producer Giorgio Moroder is asked by film producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer to contribute to the soundtrack of their film “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Anthony Edwards. Paired with lyricist Tom Whitlock, they write the soundtracks two biggest hits “Danger Zone” and “Take My Breath Away”. Both songs are offered to Berlin. Initially, “Danger Zone” (#2 Pop) is planned as a duet, but is passed on to Kenny Loggins when the band declines to record it. Used as the “love theme” for the film, “Take My Breath Away” is an immediate hit with film audiences and record buyers. Entering the Hot 100 at #96 on June 21, 1986, it climbs to the top of the chart twelve weeks later. The song wins the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1987, earning Moroder his third Oscar and becoming the thirteenth song in the rock era to achieve that honor. The success of Berlin’s single propels the “Top Gun” soundtrack to number one for five weeks (non-consecutive) on the Billboard Top 200, and going 9x Platinum in the US. “Take My Breath Away” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

It’s been seven years since Michael Scofield sacrificed himself in the Prison Break series finale, and now the tattooed genius will be back for Fox’s nine-episode revival set for Spring 2017.

This time, however, Michael’s the one behind bars, trapped in a Midnight Express-esque hellscape that makes Fox River look like the Four Seasons, while his brother, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), and former wife, Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), are none the wiser to his true fate.

But how did Michael find himself locked up instead of six feet under? For the answer to that, you’ll have to time-travel back to 2014, when actors Miller and Purcell reunited on the set of The Flash as the villainous duo Captain Cold and Heat Wave after not seeing each other for five years. ‘Wentworth and I have a deep friendship, but also a unique chemistry on screen, and it was just like we had never left Prison Break when we reunited,’ Purcell tells EW.

'We started chatting and reminiscing,” Miller says. “Out of that back-and-forth came this idea: ‘What if we revisited Michael and Lincoln from Prison Break? Would Fox even be interested?’ It turns out they were. The timing was fortuitous as Fox was already working on reboots for The X-Files and 24.

The next key move was getting Prison Break creator Paul Scheu­ring to come on board, which happened relatively fast after he met with Miller and saw his enthusiasm for a revival. 'On some level, that break that we had of six-to-seven years in real life allowed Wentworth to appreciate what he had with Michael Scofield,’ Scheuring says. 'He said he wanted to inhabit it for a few more episodes. I said, ‘Look, nobody wants to revive this thing for multiple seasons and that whole long slog, but if we can tell a concise, closed-ended story in nine or ten episodes, I’d be amenable to that.’’

With that long break in mind, it was Scheuring who came up with the idea to use one of the most famous epics in history to revive the beloved series. 'It’s ultimately a story about somebody coming back to life,’ Scheuring says — though he stays mum on just how Michael is still alive after sacrificing himself in The Final Break. 'The emotional heart of it is that he left behind a wife and a son he’s never seen before. [I thought] ‘Hey, wait, isn’t that The Odyssey?’'And Scheuring took his inspiration literally: In both tales, the heroes use the assumed named Outis and resurface after seven years in the foreign land of Ogygia, attempting to get home.

Ogygia, in this case, is the prison that Michael has called home the last four years. The assumed name is Kaniel Outis, renowned terrorist. What?!

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Happy one year anniversary carmillaseries! (season one premiered August 19th 2014)

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TSH Series:

It seemed my whole life was composed of these disjointed fractions of time, hanging around in one public place and then another, as if I were waiting for trains that never came. And, like one of those ghosts who are said to linger around depots late at night, asking passerby for the timetable of the Midnight Express that derailed twenty years before, I wandered from light to light until that dreaded hour when all the doors closed and, stepping from the world of warmth and people and conversation overheard, I felt the old familiar cold twist through my bones again and again and then it was all forgotten, the warmth, the lights; I had never been warm in my life, ever. I became expert at making myself invisible.