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OK KO! Episodes 13-16

Just Be A Pebble

This was the FIRST EPISODE we produced! As I’ve stated before, we started with a few simpler stories before making the “first” episodes and this one is indeed very simple. We wrote it to be a linear, self-contained opportunity for the characters to act the way they are supposed to act and the world to be the way it’s supposed to be. It mostly takes place in the plaza, giving our designers an opportunity to build up a cache of experience and artwork leading up to everything’s true first reveal in “Let’s Be Heroes”. Because this was the first episode, there are some things going on visually that chose to not carry over into future episodes but are fun to see here. It’s like our “Doug Can’t Dance”! Or our “Tommy’s First Birthday”! Yeah, you get it.

After making the pilot and all those shorts, we weren’t really sure what an 11-minute episode might actually look and feel like. Ian and I boarded two unproduced episodes between the pilot and the series, but a lot had changed since then.  After seeing Mira and Geneva’s first pitch, we were completely energized. It’s a real show! It works! They were the first to set the tone for the comedy, action, and especially the characters. 

Presenting Joe Cuppa

Believe it or not, this is a very personal episode for me. During our summer 2015 development time, Ian and I spent a number of days building out the world by creating dozens of characters and their backstories. A lot of them came from the crowd shot in the original pilot. Here is proto-Cuppa (and Crinkly Wrinkly, and Dogmun!)

I suggested giving him a Rodney Dangerfield-esque lounge lizard persona, something I find inherently funny. In 2010 I had co-written a feature length screenplay about a character like this trying to live a normal life while being physically unable to speak in anything but Dangerfeldian quips and one-liners. Nobody wanted to fund that movie for SOME REASON, but I was able to infuse some of its spirit into this story. It was Dave Tennant who decided Joe Cuppa should specifically speak in coffee puns, and Erin Shade who conceived the hilarious extended slapstick sequence at the end.

This episode has a clear example of why it’s so fun working on a board driven show. I had written this bit in the original premise, which I thought was SO FUNNY-

Then at Stevie and Danny’s board pitch, I was blown away by how far the concept got pushed. My line worked fine as a dialogue joke, but it became something much more imaginative and visual. If you’ve seen the episode, you know what I’m talking about!

We’ve Got Pests

Pests is a super old idea! Ian and I first started meeting to talk about Lakewood Plaza Turbo in 2013, and one of the story pitches I had was that the Plaza gets infested by tiny 90s platformer mascots. In 2015 we wrote our first outline, which was completely different. It was still an Enid story, but it was all about her trying to be a cool employee and not care when things went wrong at the plaza. We felt pretty good about it and moved on. When time came to hand the episode out to board, I realized we had taken a lot of these themes and tackled them with more depth in “You Have to Care”, which we had just finished outlining. So with just a few days to go before handout, we re-broke the entire story to cover different thematic territory.

The main thing that held between all versions is the ending where we see the pests grow and change over many years thanks to Enid’s words. It’s one of my favorite ideas we’ve ever put into the show, and Danny did an amazing job making this a standout sequence in the series.

Fun fact: another secret internal document we use is called “Illegal Words”. It’s a list of words, phrases and terms we have required ourselves to avoid. Items on the list vary from cliches, soon-to-be-dated slang, pet peeves, overused jokes, etc.  For this episode we decided to open pandora’s box and allow the pests to say some of these illegal words. Whether this was good satire or a grievous error is up to the viewer. It was an experiment we will likely never try again!

Legends of Mr. Gar

As we started figuring out where we were going with the season, having outlined episodes like “Face Your Fears” and “Plaza Prom”, we realized we were spending a lot of our Gar time on his nervousness around Carol and were missing a big showcase of his amazing hero power. Because we were working pretty far ahead, we were able to very quickly write up this story and hand it out ahead of those other episodes to keep Gar in balance. Ian came up with the initial concept and we had a lot of fun dipping into the backstories of the characters. The opening scene is actually heavily cannibalized from one of our 2014 unproduced development boards, and Skateboard Nerd’s explosive final fate is based on a cut scene from one of Ian’s Secret Mountain Fort Awesome episodes!

This episode has more hilarious wand weird moments than I can count. I love that we were able to do such a fun digression with an unconventional structure this early in the series. Dave’s visual gag of Gar walking out from behind a shelf that looks like his body… legendary. Haewon’s sequences of young Rad.. incredible. Crinkly Wrinkly’s tall tale… fact or fiction?!

ALSO Jake and Mint Potion did incredible work on this episode. They completely blow us away every week, but I especially loved their variations on Rad and Enid’s character themes here. 

Never have I ever - Dean Winchester x Reader

Title: Never have I ever

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader

Warnings: It’s a dirty version so I guess you can imagine, but also lots of fluff

Imagine: Imagine playing a game of ‘Never have I ever’ with Team Free Will which leads to things being revealed from a certain hunter you’ve had feelings for very long.

A/N: Yall I wrote this so long ago that I can’t even remember. Now I am seriously in need of some Sam and Cas lovin’ but all that once requests open!

“Alright, alright I think I might have a good one. Never have I ever-” you smirked as you looked around you from Sam, to Cas and then your green-eyed crush Dean “-called someone the wrong name during sex.” you smiled as Sam chuckled.

“I have never.” Cas said simply “And I still don’t understand what is the purpose in talking during-”

“Cas!” you cut him off sharply with a chuckle following “It’s just- just answer the question. I’ll explain it all to you later when we’re alone.”

“You’ll what?” Dean exclaimed, his eyebrows shooting up as you smiled softly to yourself at how it always got to him like this. Maybe you weren’t a thing and maybe you had no idea about his feelings for you yet but seeing him have small bursts of jealousy like this made your heart flutter.

“Relax, Winchester. I’m not gonna corrupt him.” you shook your head.

“Anyway-” Sam cleared his throat, giving his brother a look as Dean relaxed visibly relax but still give a warning look to the blue-eyed angel “I have never, either. You?”

“I have never.” you said, shaking your head “Dean-o?”

“I-” he started, shifting uncomfortably in his place and giving his brother a hard glare when he saw the smirk on his face. Was it a knowing smirk?

“I have.” he sighed, shrugging and your eyebrows shot up as you smirked interested.

“Oh do tell? Which girl and what name?”

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Jared Kleinman is gay and has a crush on Evan. Hear me out.

Spoilers for the staged show ahead.

1. Jared gets on at Evan for making him & Connor seem like gay lovers frequently. Yes it’s supposed to be a joke, and I find it hilarious, but something Will said made me look at it differently. “In Jared’s case, he often hides his true desires behind this veneer of comedy. Teasing Evan is his way of asking Evan to be his friend and validate him, in a strange, roundabout, kind of sad way.” In my opinion, he’s projecting his own gay feelings onto Evan and sort of testing the waters to see how he reacts. And going off of what Will said, trying to get him to validate them.
2. Jared agreeing to do the emails. I think Jared agreed to help Evan with the emails to get closer him. Yes they’re ‘family friends’, but I think it’s revealed throughout the show and in what Will has said that Jared is actually pretty lonely. ):
3. Jared snapping at Evan in Good For You. This is where my A+ reaching skills come in.
Fact: Jared finally snaps at Evan because he feels like he’s using him to get closer to Zoe.
My opinion: Jared snapped at him more or less directly after that because he saw (after Evan turned down
getting drunk with him and Zoe came into the scene.) that he was happy with Zoe, and it made him upset because he wanted him to be happy with him.
4. On a lighter note I totally think Jared had a very specific movement in inviting Evan to come get drunk with him.
5. Yes there’s the '2nd base below the bra thing’, but Jared said he lies a lot so I take that with a grain of salt.
6. That scene where Evan yells in face makes me want to push their faces just another few inches closer so they kiss. I even wrote a little thing where that’s how it went. Goodness.
The end! Also, let’s not forget this iconic line that was axed from the cast recording version of Sincerely Me.
“This is nothing unrealistic about the love that one man feels for another. In fact I think it’s something quite beautiful.”

Bitty’s favourite cousins
  • Most people who know Bitty know that he looks alot like his mother
  • But most people who know Bitty do not know that he looks like his father too
  • So some of his cousins from his fraternal side share shockingly similar facial features with him
  • His favourite cousins are the three kids of his dad’s sister, who married a Brit, thus the kids are influenced by both cultures
    • The eldest is a boy two year older than Bits, and he is the Big Brother Who Has To Take Care All of His Ridiculous Siblings (his name is Michael)
    • The other two are actually twins, the elder a girl (Beth) and the younger a boy (Cason)
    • “Listen to me, baby bro” “You are literally only 10 mins older than me” “I’m still your big sister”
    • Anyway, the three kids + Bitty all have the same eyes, while Beth & Bits are especially alike. Like, of course they don’t look the same, (eg  Beth has curly red hair), but they remind other people of each other
    • They grew up with Bitty back in Georgia, but all three opted to go to university in England because 1) half of their family is there, and 2) tuition fee is way cheaper in England
    • from eldest to youngest: Michael - Bits - Beth - Cason
    • Part of why Bitty got his mother hen tendencies is because he got to look after the twins, even though they are only around 1 yr younger than him; but boy they can cause trouble
    • But as you can imagine, Bitty misses them a lot. Beth did figure skating with him when they were younger and the twins were also on his high school’s co-ed hockey team
    • They are some of his only friends back in Georgia, even though none of them is in Georgia now
  • And the SMH met the wonderful cousins of Bitty’s during practice, of all times
  • It was year three, they were not due to be back to England for school yet so they drove up to Samwell to visit Bitty
  • They sneaked into Faber (I have no idea whether watching team practice is allowed or even possible or not, probably should try to fact check this later)
  • Ransom, skating at high speed, turned just enough to see three people, all with the same huge brown Bambi eyes as Bitty’s, standing near the rails and grinning at them
  • And one of them, a boy, is blond
  • He did a double take and promptly crashed into Holster
  • Bitty finally noticed their existence and (very excitedly) skated over to say hi, while the rest of SMH was like “wth is going on”
    • “We brought you peaches!” “Aw thanks sweetheart”
    • The blond kid aka Cason, got introduced by his sister as, “and this elongated version of Bits here is Cason, my little brother”
    • “I’m feeling so much love right now”
    • meanwhile, Michael told Bits, with mock solemnity, “Eric, I am immensely honoured and touched that you are here with me to face this craziness. Time flies by and my dear siblings have not even budged an inch - how unfortunate”
  • Because they had guests, Ransom and Holster decided to host a party (semi-Kegster - Private version?)
  • Obviously they had a good time. The SMH crew had an amazing time chatting with the siblings in order to obtain precious chirp material and even blackmail material
  • Y’know how usually the people grew up with you/ being close with you for many years naturally know a lot about you, including things that you yourself don’t even remember, right?
  • Apparently Bitty once faceplanted into a pie because he was so tired after hockey practice and baking
  • “Does that count as a fine if Bitty is the one who wrecks a pie???”
  • “Y’all are losing your pie privileges”
  • Oh and Bitty has already come out to them. Due to their cultural background and senses, Bitty knew that they were very likely to accept him but he was still so scared as they were very important to him
  • They welcomed him with open arms, of course. “Thank you for telling us. And we won’t say anything to anyone without your consent. We are always in your corner, mate”
  • They heard Eric talking about his bf with so much love and they are so happy for him
  • They did meet Jack (over Skype) during their visit, and Jack was his awkward self at first, but the hyper twins could do anything and soon they were exchanging embarrassing stories about Bitty
  • “Bless your chirpy little hearts”
  • Just, although there are so many uncertainties, and Bitty is so afraid of the outcome of coming out to his family, he always knows that at least part of his family will always be in his corner, even though they are far, far away and cannot do much other than verbal support

anonymous asked:

hello i love your writing!! could you please do a peter parker x reader imagine but the reader is a (made up) member of the gaurdians of the galaxy and they meet when all the avengers and gaurdians meet for the beginning of infinity war?? thank you xx

thanks so much!

I had like no ideas for this imagine, do you have any more specific ideas? I haven’t seen a good quality version of the infinity war trailer so I don’t even know how/where they would meet (boo me). I can do a few head canons though.

meeting peter parker as a member of the guardians of the galaxy would include:

Originally posted by hardyness

  • “oh, so you’re the spidery boy thing.”
  • peter clears his throat. “man. I’m Spider-Man. And you’re ….”
  • “a little busy fighting a galaxy-wide threat.”
  • peter staring a lot and you try to ignore it because you think he’s judging you for not looking human when really it’s because he thinks you’re the most beautiful, unique creature to ever grace any planet ever.
  • he tries to introduce himself but stutters and blushes and that makes you feel worse because you think he just thinks you’re super strange and weird to him.
  • eventually he’s like: “so you’re, like, blue. that’s cool.”
  • you’re super defensive in response: “I’d rather be blue than all pink and plain. you humans are so self-important, especially when you prance around wearing spandex.”
  • he’s only so pink because he feels so flustered around you though.
  • tony keeps telling peter to stop staring (”it’s rude and will definitely not make her want to go on a date with you. just ask her out, for god’s sake”) but he can’t at first because he’s too nervous.
  • maybe then you help fight off the enemy before they can hurt him and have a moment where the two of you smile at one another and he blushes again, mumbling his thanks.
  • “so, before, I didn’t mean to offend you. I think your blueness is super cool, and actually you’re kinda beautiful. I guess what I’m really trying to say is that I’d like to hang out with you again, maybe take you out … although I don’t know where, ‘cos people on my planet would probably not take well to a blue lady in a restaurant … and I suck at this. y’know what? never mind.”
  • before he can walk away you pull him back, unable to stop yourself from smiling because he called you beautiful and you definitely weren’t expecting it.
  • “aren’t you at least going to stay to hear my answer?”
  • more stuttering on peter’s part.
  • “I am not opposed to going on a date with you, as long as you learn to talk a little better before then. also, you’re right. maybe I should take you to where I’m from. people are a little less judgemental there, even if you are all pink and plain.”

sorry this sucks lol (:

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Becoming a Father Overnight Part Thirteen

Series Summary- Jared x Daughter!Reader. Jared Padalecki’s life is flipped upside down when he gets a call from a teenage girl saying she’s his daughter.

Disclaimer- I don’t own the Supernatural universe or the images/gifs used, they were found on Google.

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“Hey,” Jared greeted as he entered the room. Y/n looked up from her phone and flashed him a quick smile before finishing her text.

“What’s up?”

“Not much, just wanted to have a quick chat. Gen mentioned earlier that she heard you on the phone with your mom the other day. She said it didn’t sound like a happy conversation. Everything alright?”

Y/n picked at the corner of her phone case, “I mean, things aren’t great with her.”

“What’s going on?” Jared asked sitting next to her on the couch. “Tell me about it.”

Y/n frowned, her eyebrows pulling together, “I mean, I think it’s pretty obvious. I’m hurt and upset with all her lies and bad choices. She kept us apart, I’m angry with her about all of it.”

Jared sighed, “She messed up majorly.” Y/n nodded. “Don’t get me wrong, I was angry with her when I found out too, but maybe it’s time you forgive her.”

“What?” Y/n was shocked, she thought Jared of all people would be on her side. “How can you even say that? She didn’t tell you you had a daughter, she didn’t tell me the truth about who my father was. You could have been apart of my life, not missed the first seventeen years if she’d been honest. How could you of all people suggest I forgive her?”

“I mean, she’s your mom, she messed up, but you have to forgive her at some point. I have.”

“You what? How can you just forgive her that fast? She’s barely even apologized to you! So what, it’s not a big deal that she kept us apart? She probably never even would have told us the truth if I hadn’t figured it out!”

“Slow down,” Jared raised his hands in surrender, trying to stop the brewing fight. “I was mad when I found out and sure, part of me is always going to hold it against her, but she’s the mother of my daughter and that is never going to change. She’s always going to be in my life and it’s easier to try and get along then fight. And the point is, she’s your mom, you’re gonna have to deal with this eventually.”

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Detective Conan File 1001 [Japanese to English Translation]
  • This is just like the blood ceiling…

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Super productive studio day. Here I am looking serious with a guitar to commemorate 🤘🏻Got about halfway through a cool new song and got a lot of nerdy things dialed in beautifully in the backend with drum micing, my bass tones etc. Feels good to get back into the organic rock world. Spent a lot of years primarily in the digital domain. Especially excited because the song today sounds like an updated, better engineered version of a project that I had “abandoned” some years ago sorta- it was my favorite project- the thing I’ve worked hardest on in my life- but I had finished an entire album and was finishing writing lyrics- and I dropped my hard drive with the project master files and broke it and lost 5 years of my project files. Anyway, I got so mad/sad, but determined, and wrote 3 songs back to back within a cpl days of that accident that (ironically) launched my other (heavy electro rock) side project. But this project feels like my soul expressed- and is my natural go-to sound- so I’m super excited to start digging into it again. It sorta reminds me of the band circa survive if I have to compare it to anything. Also– I always struggled with writing lyrics because I wasn’t generally honest with myself and was flat incapable of showing others all my vulnerabilities- plus I was like 20- I didn’t have a whole lot of real stuff to say. But I’m way more in tune with my thoughts and emotions compared to back then so I’m excited to see what happens. It feels like it’s all coming together. Holy shit long rant sorry

Buckle Up Boys and Girls It’s Time for a Theory

Unpopular Opinion: The Colonel is Darkiplier.

And not just because Damien is a pure innocent boy who must be protected at all costs.

Personally I just get serious weird vibes from this guy.

LET’S GET THEORISING (more under the cut)

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☆ Happy New Year !! ☆  

Hope 2017 will bring you lots of happiness & good memories & fun !! ◝(●˙꒳˙●)◜ 

It’d be hard to tell you how grateful I feel everytime someone likes my drawings or shares what they think about them. It really really helps me staying motivated ♡ So I just wanted to say… yeah… thank you, I love you so much (⺣◡⺣)♡

shellynikohara  asked:

Hey may I am you something? How does someone get noticed and popular like you? I've been trying a lot but nothing seems to ever work. My art never gets noticed and I'm starting to get desperate. Please tell me how to get noticed!

Okay from what I have noticed a lot of people get popular on youtube or tumblr by doing the following: 

A. Appealing to children. Yall are gonna dislike this one, but the majority of people who have time to be involved fans of things are underage. Typically around 12-14. The majority of my audience probably falls in this range, and as such I tend to tailor my content towards that. AKA I do a lot of ship videos, since 12-14 year old fans like to squeal over them, and I do a lot of edgy shit, since 12-14 year olds are typically pretty edgy. 

B. Consistent storyline/schedule. You’ll notice that the videos of mine that have the most views are parts of a series. Ask blogs also tend to do well if they have a set schedule and update very frequently, honestly you don’t even need to be that good. Like I’ve seen a lot of people who I’ve honestly thought are not that talented get extremely popular because they do really popular fan comics and update a lot. Same goes for undertale comic dubs. I’ve seen a lot of people who are bad at making videos and bad at acting in general thrive because they chose a series no one else had seen and stuck to it. That brings me to the third thing actually

C. Do things no one has seen yet. You’re not going to get popular by releasing worse versions of things people have already done. This applies moreso to youtube I think, getting to the series first is a BIG part of getting popular if you’re not a very well known youtuber. Like I’m gonna hear some of you say “buT YOU DO SERIES PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DONE WHY AREN”T YOU FOLLOWING YOUR OWN ADVICE” well let me counter that. I currently have around 240000 subscribers, so most of the views we bring in now are directly linked to the popularity of our channel, and not necessarily the comic itself anymore. Don’t get me wrong, the comic is a huge part, but we are a pretty huge channel. However, I got popular due to underline, there’s really not much denying that. I loved the series, and I still am fully indebt to the creators for being such amazing people, because they truly got me to the place I am now. This is because everyone had done underline part 1, but no one had continued it. I did, and that alone got me around 20k subscribers. 

D. Actively try to improve. It honestly doesn’t matter if you start out weakly, or if you don’t really know what you’re doing or how to do it. Take a look at my first videos, they were AWFUL. Everyone starts out not really knowing what they’re doing. Don’t let that deter you from actively trying to become better. And remember, the best way to do that is practice. Sure you’ll get some haters in the beginning, but try not to let that affect you and push forward, I promise you its worth it! 

E. Sometimes there isn’t a secret to success/Focus on your own work. Sometimes people will just like something that you think is absolute trash, and you’ll ask yourself ‘how on earth did they get popular??’ but the internet is a weird place, and people can just spontaneously become popular sometimes. If their art/content has worth to someone, you can’t deny that. And because of that, I recommend not getting super invested in that and being like ‘THIS PERSON IS POPULAR BUT IM NOT???? THEYRE GARBAGE THO? I QUIT’ like just try to focus on your own work and don’t get too caught up in other popular blogs/content if you dont have a similar format. If you do however, I actually recommend keeping an eye on them and see what they do, since it can be really fun to do some crossovers or possibly get to know them.

F. Make friends. that one’s pretty self explanatory. 

ANYWAYS this was my very long and very indepth guide to my “secrets to success”, although the important thing is to not get too caught up in this kinda stuff and just have fun making your content. I wish you all luck~ 

also the only reason I really gave such an indepth answer is a lot of yall have been asking me similar questions, so I thought it would be nice to sit down and fully explain. 

“Endless, endless…don’t you see? This is what my destiny is!” 

sh…rug? My dreams never make sense. Fever dreams, much less so. Micolash had some kind of final form in this one, where he was turning into a Great One. He kept fuckin’ talking, too. Like. He wouldn’t stop talking. Actually, he ended up being eaten by a Great One mid-sentence but he was pretty chill about it all.

Imagine Rafael being your secret admirer

(A/N: For @autumnslioness-dearie, I hope you and everyone else enjoys this. Sorry if this isn’t my best and that it’s short. I know my imagines are short recently but I’m just super busy and want to get everyone’s request done so they aren’t waiting too long. Also , ’m super tired writing this but I didn’t want you waiting any longer because I know I take ages!) 

Imagine Rafael being your secret admirer

The day the first one arrived, you definitely needed it. Without a doubt, it had been one of the worst days of your career. Everything was going wrong, evidence thrown out and cases dismissed, to even mentioning the fact that all of these things were scheduled back to back. So when you finally dragged yourself back down to your office for the first time that day it was about 7:00 in the evening. Your assistant had gone and switched on the lights expecting the office that you had left over twenty-four hours earlier. And for the most part, it was expected, except for one thing.

A bouquet of flowers, on the corner of your desk.

Your assistant obviously had brought it in but you were confused by it nonetheless, mostly because you hadn’t expected it. There was no card but it didn’t even matter because they were your favorite flowers, tulips. The same sort of ones you would plant with your mom when you were a kid. They did bring a smile to your face and the next day when you asked for the card from your assistant she said it didn’t come with one.

You assumed it must have been a mistake or it was a bunch that was delivered late that were intended for your birthday a few weeks earlier. You liked having them there, you usually hated having live flowers because they died in your care, but you took good care of them. They lasted two weeks.

Even your colleague complimented them.

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I’ve been playing around with making my own oatcakes (cause a lot of the ones you can buy in stores have been adulterated with wheat and potato starch and sodium fucking benzoate of all things) and I think I’ve finally hit on the right ratio for savory seasoning, but also I’ve managed to make a sweet version too and oh, oh it’s the first sweet thing I’ve had in weeks and it’s heaven. Crumbly, sweet heaven. 

Turn It Off - Daniel Seavey


Summary: You have spent the entire day at the WDW house working your booty off on an assignment for one of your college classes, but Daniel wants you to take a break and spend time with him.

Warning: nope, pure fluff.

“Baby, you’ve been working all day, just take an hour break” Your boyfriend huffed pulling on the back of your office chair. You shrugged him off without moving your eyes from the computer screen infront of you.

“Im almost done, I promise” you mumbled, typing away mindlessly trying to fill your paper to the length it needed to be. You heard him sigh in frustration and pull up a chair next to yours, your eyes still didn’t move.

There was complete silence for about 10 seconds until Daniel broke it once again. That boy was good at a lot of things, patience not being one of them. “5 minute break?”

You rolled your eyes and chuckled, “no Daniel, I need to finish”

“Why can’t you just turn it off?” He muttered just below a whisper. You removed your hands from the keyboard and turned to look at him.

You both locked eyes and you examined his face carefully. You could see the exhaustion in his eyes, his normally bright smile had vanished, leaving behind an overall dull and empty version of your boyfriend.

Your eyes softened, Daniel had left extra early this morning to work with the boys so he could come home and spend time with you, and you wouldn’t give him the time of day.

A feeling of guilt washed over you, how could you be so clueless, all he wanted was to spend time with you, and all you could think about was your assignment.

“Maybe i could ask my professor for some more time” you spoke, his face lit up like a child on Christmas morning, his smile being so contagious that you couldn’t help but grow one of your own.

Without hesitation he grabbed your hand and pulled you out of his room and down the stairs, almost tripping over your own feet multiple times. A giggle slipped out of your mouth as you reached the bottom and we’re pulled over to the couch.

Suddenly the thought of the assignment had been washed from the back of your head, your professor wasn’t going to give you more time, you knew that for sure. But seeing your boyfriend so happy was worth it, just the sight of his smile made you feel so much better.

Daniel sat on the couch and pulled you onto his lap, the both of you laughing about a story he was telling you from rehearsal today.

“Im glad you’re happy babe” you grinned, his face had regained his normal glow of happiness, you were his light at the end of the tunnel and he was yours.

He leaned in to kiss you and just as your lips were about to meet, you hear 4 groans from behind the couch. You both turn to see Jack, Zach, Corbyn, and Jonah, their arms carrying every snack you could imagine and a few DVDs.

“We get it, you’re a happy couple, but could you be all mushy up in your room?” Corbyn complained, a pair of twizzlers hanging out of his mouth.

You let out a small laugh as you grabbed the closest thing to you, which happened to be a tissue box, and chucked it in their direction, “get out of here!”

The boys dropped the snacks, running away from the harmless projectile, “YOU’VE ANGERED THE BEAST CORBYN” you heard Jack yell from the other room.

You shook you head and let out a giggle, pressing your lips on Daniels’s, all the built up stress leaving your body.

You pulled away to see a grin on your boyfriend’s face, “how come you gave into my nagging?” He questioned, knowing that you’re usually immune to his temper tantrums.

You shrugged, “sometimes you just have to turn it off” you smiled pressing your lips onto his once again.

“EWWWWW” the boys groaned from the other room, but you and Daniel just continued to tell stories about your day until you both drifted to sleep on the couch.

Great Comet today!

I had the incredible pleasure of seeing Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet today, and wow. Just wow. What a fun, charming, moving, immersive and incredible show. I’ve never seen anything like it.
To start, I had Dave Malloy as Pierre because this week he is taking the role, and I couldn’t be more happy to see the original actor who’s character I fell in love with in the title role! I feel like the original cast album doesn’t capture how great of an actor he is, how well he captivates and fills the room. And hearing him sing Dust and Ashes, which isn’t on the original album- so awe inducing. That man is brilliant for writing the show and all the better for being able to star in it as well.
Then, of course, Denee Benton. Honestly, I had always liked Phillipa Soo’s Natasha so much and I sometimes had trouble listening to Denee’s interpretation on the OBC recording. But tonight completely changed my view of that. The way she captured the torment of a challenged young girl with her changes in tone, her body language, her eye contact, it was all perfect. And she is so beautiful, especially in the white fur coat in No One Else. I wish I could say more about No One Else but I cried through the entire song so it’s all a blur. I cried through most of the show, actually.
Okay so Anatole. We did not have Lucas Steele and my sister and I were so sad at first because we’ve heard such great things about him. Instead we had Blaine Krauss and holy craaaap are we glad we did! Blaine Krauss’ Anatole was so nuanced. He made the audience fall in love with the character that is so easy to loathe. Anatole is not a good guy. But Blaine was sometimes bouncy, sometimes sexy, sometimes devilish, and every version of Anatole was so desirable. And he really is as handsome up close as at a distance, by the way. So Blaine Krauss deserves a lot more credit, and I’m sure that he just followed the footsteps of Lucas Steele a lot of the time, but he also exuded his own personal charisma and swagger that definitely deserve attention.
Amber Gray and Grace McLean are the true queens of Broadway and deserved Tony noms and I will never stop saying thAT they’re brilliant they’re radiant they’re chill inducing they’re perfect end of story.
Ingrid Michaelson- ehhh. I feel like she really just copied Brittain Ashford’s Sonya and didn’t add anything of her own. I didn’t get any nuisances of Michaelson’s personality or character, it felt plain to be honest. I missed Ashford.
Gelsey Bell was fantastic as Princess Mary! And Nick Choksi has Dolokhov was so charming and fun! and Nicholas Belton was great too!! They have much less singing than the rest of the cast but they definitely stood out when they did have songs. Actually let’s talk about Belton’s Andrey. I really loved how stoic he was, and how heartbroken he seemed when Natasha cheated. You don’t get all that emotion on the soundtrack and it was really appreciated. But possibly my favorite part of the staging is how he shows up consistently throughout the show. For instance, in the opening number, as Pierre is doing the very first verse, Andrey is going off to war and gives Natasha a necklace, as she shrieks and runs after him. No One Else; Andrey stands reading a note in the moonlight as snow falls on him, and Natasha is singing to him/about him. Then, whereas at first Natasha was beckoning to him and wanting his attention, she slowly starts forgetting him and ignoring him as he show goes on. In The Ball, he is wearing a mask and beckoning to her, she takes his hand and drops it. In Sonya Alone, she walks right past him strumming a guitar on the staircase. It really shows how Natasha’s thought process is changing through out the show it’s very insightful and beautiful.
OH and the musicians!! Everywhere!! Playing instruments and dancing and singing right on stage!! Absolutely fantastic and soo so so talented. Everything about the show was fantastic. And the immersive theater was just wow. Even the dumplings they handed out were tasty. I can’t say enough praise for this show. Thank you Dave Malloy for your work of art, and thank you to all the actors for bringing it to life.


Courtesy of the official George Harrison channel, version II of the “Got My Mind Set On You” music video. The single was released on 12 October 1987.

“It’s been around in the back of my head for years. It was - I got it, I think, the first time I came to the States in… it must have been 1961; I bought the album of this guy called James Ray. He had a song which we [The Beatles] used to do in our show before we made our own records; we used to do this song called, ‘If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody.’ And this song, ‘Got My Mind Set On You,’ was on the album, written by the same fella who wrote 'If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody.’ So it was a guy called Rudy Clark. I don’t really know anything about him except that it was a really good song. The version I refer to was a bit strange: it was a very old-fashioned record with a lot of screechy girl singers, and it was like an old jazzy sort of thing. Anyway, the song itself stuck in my head, and every so often, I just sang it to myself, and somehow it just came about. We cut it, I think based upon the drum pattern Jim Keltner got going on this; he just had this drum pattern going, and it sounded good, and that song - it seemed like a cue to do that song.” - George Harrison on “Got My Mind Set On You,” October 1987

anonymous asked:

Hi Gami what do you make of Zayn's Japan shows officially being cancelled? He also didn't turn up for his BB award and some Versus event. More and more people seem to believe the anxiety thing and that he may have 'problems' but I don't buy it. It's like OT's plan to make him flop musically has gone into overdrive. Meanwhile Harry's gonna tour his heart out and Niall & Liam do gigs and are dropping singles. Not that they're free ofc but still. Zayn has given zero concerts, that's just unreal!

There’s no question if you actually look at Zayn’s solo career that he’s being screwed over by his team.  Even if he didn’t feel up to making public appearances, there are plenty of ways to push a single or album otherwise, and his team has done none of those things.  

How much attention did Still Got Time get?  None.  And it’s a crying shame because that song was such a good summer song.  How much attention did Zayn’s acoustic version of I Don’t Wanna Live Forever get?  None.  And it’s a travesty because that version is 1000 times better than the radio song.

I kind of doubted the Japan shows would ever happen when they were first scheduled, so it’s not a huge surprise.  I had hope after they were rescheduled that they would actually happen.  It was unusual and things were looking up at the time, but things quickly took a downturn on all fronts.  

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that we were getting a lot of positive Zayn and 1D interactions and chatter early in the year at the same time the concerts got rescheduled, but then the positive chatter stopped and eventually turned even more negative at the same time the concerts were cancelled and Louis was confirmed to be stuck with Syco, etc.

Every time things go up or down, it’s not only Zayn or only the other members of 1D. It’s all of them at the same time.  I’ve said it before, but I would love to know what exactly happened BTS because over and over the signs get very clear that good things are coming and then they get set back again.  I want to know how because it seems ridiculous that it’s happened so much, but it’s true.

For the Billboard Award and a few other things, I think that may be Zayn swerving on bearding/stunting more than his team sabotaging him. Remember that we only knew Zayn was supposed to be at Billboard through a picture they posted featuring Zayn’s seat picture next to Gigi’s (and Gigi’s was the only one in color while all the ones around her were black and white for some reason?).

I don’t know how Zayn and Louis are able to get shafted so badly with their music while Niall, Liam, and Harry are at least getting adequate exposure. Liam’s personal narrative is awful, but his musical one isn’t bad at all.  Louis could still be luckier than Zayn with his promo, but at the moment I’m not thinking it’s a good bet.  I could give a few reasons why 1DHQ might hate Zayn and Louis more, but that still doesn’t explain the circumstances that are restricting them more.

I trust in the boys to get where they want to go eventually.  It sucks that it’s taken so much longer than it should have already and that we have no real timeline for the future, but that’s the way it is right now.  That’s why the 1D fandom is something I keep up with right now, but I’m focusing on other fandoms as well to give me some mental distance.  I’m far too stubborn to throw the towel in when I hate Simon Cowell and 1DHQ so much at this point.

anonymous asked:

What're you like in a relationship?

I’m your best friend.
I’m the person you’ll never have to worry about wandering off and abandoning you for something “better”.
If I’m with you, I only have eyes for you and everything else is just white noise.
I am an endless sea of support, so when you have a bad day you can sink into me like I’m the embodiment of relief.
I’ll make you tea and let my fingertips trace along the contours of your body to chase away any darkness stirring in you.
I’ll sing to you until you feel like the sun will rise once more and you’ll keep trying.. Because it will and you can.
You can do anything and I’ll be right by your side to face whatever comes.
I’m laughter and car rides with the windows down, singing at the top of my lungs.
I’m hand holding and cups of coffee while we wander around bookstores, or the mall, or down the street.
I’m nights of us drinking too much whiskey, playing games of pool in smoky bars, sexual tension building and heated eye contact.
Then going home and shedding layers of that little black dress you’re so fond of and lingerie, before fucking until every inch of your body is ingrained into my mind.
Pancakes on Sunday mornings while records play and snuggle sessions in your shirts that are too big for me and over-the-knee socks.
Hiking, traveling, video game sessions, watching hockey and baseball and football (I’ll watch basketball with you if you really want, just not my favorite), deep conversations at 3 AM, sarcasm and witty banter, movie marathons, torturing you with puns and dad jokes and also all of the things I’m a complete nerd over, sending you saucy photos when you least expect it.
I’ll fight tooth and nail for you, for us, and sometimes that means fighting between us.
But it also means that again, I won’t abandon you, so we’ll talk it out even if it’s not easy.
It means the passion and excitement of an adventure balanced with the safety and comfort of home.
The person you can (highly encouraged) act as weird as you want to in front of, who still wants to get naked with you.
Always. My sex drive is out of control.
Come together as a team. Compiled of two humans who are completely whole on their own, doing this because they love each other.
It means taking the time and effort to get to know me, gain my trust, show me that I’m making a solid choice in giving my heart to you.
I’ll do the same for you.
Nights of you going out with your friends and me hoping you have a good time. Never giving you a third degree of who is there or expecting you to be glued to your phone texting me all night.
Having that be mutual.
I want you to have the best things in life.
Whether they include me or not.
It takes a lot for me to be convinced that a relationship is a good idea, I’ve had my heart broken more than a few times.
It means you seeing all of me, not the version people like to create in their heads. Not me as someone’s manic-pixie-dream-girl.
I’m not entirely all good, nor am I entirely all bad.
It’s knocking down all of the various walls I have built up around myself for protection. Then finally breaking those down to discover more.
I’m not good at being vulnerable.
It’s nights of anxiety that make my head spin and the silence of depression that makes you wonder where I retreated off to when you look into my eyes.
But it’s okay, just coax me to come back to bed.
Leave the light on for me and I will always find my way home to you.
I am love.