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Okay SING fandom I raise you Buster getting to perform at his own theater

"Deleted" scene from Lego Batman
  • Superman *being interviewed*: Yeah, Zod and I have been enemies for a long time, he's like my greatest enemy.
  • *LexCorp Tower in Metropolis*
  • Lex Luthor *watching Superman's interview*: I THOUGHT WE HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL SUPERMAN, HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME? I'VE DONE HORRIBLE THINGS, I'VE TRIED TO BLOW UP THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA AND NOW GENERAL ZOD IS YOUR GREATEST ENEMY?
  • Mercy Graves: Sir? Are you alright?
  • Lex: *sobbing* I'm fine.

Little Jeremy Heere headcanons I’ve been thinking of/writing

  • Jeremy has the wORST BRAIN TO MOUTH FILTER EVER (and when him are Michael are dating it KILLS Michael cause he just randomly blurts things and its like ‘dude wtf stop being sexy with what you say’ and Jeremy’s just all ‘I’m noT TRYING??? WTF’ (credit to @groovymutants for Michael’s reaction))
  • The absolute worst at remembering to eat (especially when he’s not feeling great)
  • Asked Michael to prom by getting them matching Player One and Player Two bowties as well as pacman chocolates 
  • Cannot do laundry to save his life he always lets everything pile up 
  • You know this boy has like 10 million star wars shirts and theyre all slightly different 
  • THE BIGGEST LITTLE SPOON YOU WILL EVER MEET 
  • When he first realized he was bi he was all ‘man if i could just date a dude who’s exactly like Michael that would be perfect’ ‘im gay, man’ ‘HOLY FUCK’
  • I feel like this dude would either be a computer science major or go into video game design (either the programming side or the art side I havent decided)
  • Totally stuck with theater bc you know that boy loves it
  • Is EXTREMELY easy to fluster like holy shit that boy goes red in a second 

I might make a part two when I think of more

I’m still totally in love with @donaldtheduckdad‘s designs for Adult!Huey, Dewey and Louie.

But please consider… They are very different boys… They each grow up with different lifestyles… They each grow into a body that is totally unique…

Huey’s new motto is “Healthy body, healthy mind.” and is a complete and total health nut. Goes for a jog very early every morning in one of those stupid looking bright orange vests and a head light while listening to Audio Books.
 Also has no junk food whatsoever anywhere in his house, but is unknowing of the stash of potato chips Louie has hidden at the back of his pantry.
Bodily drags both his brothers into the grocery store to Learn ‘em Some Good Health Food Facts whenever he gets too anxious about their intake.
Has a million cookbooks and often drinks a glass of red wine with his evening meal. 
He is Work-Out buddies with Webby. They go to gym together, train together and run marathons together.
He has a private study in which he has compiled a collection of rare books he had either purchased or found on an adventure with Scrooge and/or his brothers. The “study” takes up half a floor of his house, and is totally actually a library.

Dewey forgets to eat sometimes in favor of Adventure. His constant energy level is an on/off switch between 0.1 and 100.
His metabolic rate, tendency to skip meals and constant moving around makes him pretty similar in size and shape to Scrooge. If a rather skinnier.
Runs everywhere. Does everything. Total “Yes” Man.
Also Theater. Full-fledged thespian but has never had a part in a big theater show. Mostly does small drama class gigs. Also guest stars in school plays.
Frequently donates artifacts and whatever else random things he can find on his adventures to museums all over town. If he hears a small convenient store owner wants an attraction piece he’ll show up one day with a thousand year old statuette for his display window. Has accidentally cursed a number of small businesses because of this.

Louie is a little chubby. He’s not so lazy anymore to stop him from using his brain and running his business. But he’s still pretty lazy.
Total foodie. Will absolutely pull a Fethry and climb into Huey’s window at night to hijack his home-made dinners. Will do this even if just to crash on his couch for the night.
^ He has a penthouse apartment, but finds it too lonely. Often sleeps in the office at his business.
He’s a total Tech-Head, and likes building tiny robots and junk in his spare time. 
Is his own financial adviser.
Cannot cook, and will poison himself if he tries. Orders takeout frequently.
He has a favorite watering hole. By that I obviously mean he has a favorite bar. Dewey and Huey meet him there sometimes and they watch football or play pool and/or darts like total Old Dorks. 

DO NOT PLAY POKER WITH LOUIE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.


Every single one of the boys is a full head taller than Donald. And their poor uncle cried on the day he looked up to tell Dewey not to sit on the table only to find that he was only standing at his full height.

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if BOTH Megamind and Metroman had landed in the Scott’s mansion that night.  If they’d both been adopted at the same time and were raised as brothers.  If their nemesis battles were changed to sibling rivalries on who could be the biggest force for Good in the city, always trying to one-up the other in villains defeated and kittens rescued, but teaming up when a REAL threat loomed.

Also, Megamind would totally be the nerdy Theater kid and Metroman would be the Jock and give Megs no end of grief about how he looses his head over the cute Editor of the school newspaper, Roxanne. But he’s the only one allowed to pick on Megs. Cause they’re brothers.

anonymous asked:

Isn't it so wild that there are people that know nothing about Broadway and so if they see Ben Platt, they'll only know him for Pitch Perfect? I mean there's a huge community out there that doesn't even know just how great he is? Idk dude, I think about that a lot

It is wild! Being Broadway Famous™ is really, really, really unique. Because there are some–very few–people that have made Broadway Famous™ just…famous (usually by doing musicals on film). This includes people like Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Idina Menzel, Julie Andrews, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

But the mass majority of people who, in the realm of Broadway, are incredibly well known and praised–such as Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Cynthia Erivo, and, yes, Ben Platt–are really not that well-known outside of Broadway. A majority of people could pass them on the street and not really think about twice. Dear Evan Hansen, like Hamilton, is starting to make waves outside of the Broadway community, so Ben’s definitely quickly becoming more well-known for his work BUT.

When I first saw the show, way back in January before it was really a big thing, I only knew Ben Platt from Pitch Perfect. I vaguely knew that he had been in a tour of The Book of Mormon, but that was all… So, yeah, I really do think it’s weird, like… I can’t imagine existing in this world and not jamming out to “Waving Through a Window” on the daily… That there’s so much talent on Broadway that I really, really wish was more recognized. I think a lot of people never even give Broadway a chance, because they still lump the whole community in with musicals like The Sound of Music. So, there’s a lot, lot, lot of talent that’s not being seen by the mass public.

Most of this, I think, is about the lack of access. It’s so much easier and inexpensive to go and see a movie or to turn on your TV than it is to fly/drive/train to New York City and buy a ticket to a show. Hopefully, with more shows being professionally filmed and released (Newsies, Falsettos) this will become less of a problem! Overall, the Broadway community is definitely getting bigger, and hopefully will continue to do so! I totally wish more people could recognize and appreciate talent like Ben Platt’s, as well as the talent of other Broadway people, but first it just all needs to be more accessible. 

good bits from the live show: 

  • their spontaneous outing to the theater to go see ‘it’ and phil taking care to tell us the theater was totally empty 
  • the vacay talk!!! phil’s new hobby is watching fish :(( he was so into it that he was constantly yelling about new fish he’d seen and annoying his friends … and dan .. who is categorized as something different than just ‘friends’ obviously 
  • he packed ‘ten books’ but jst read the buffy comics despite being slightly put off by the fact they turned one of the characters into a sexy centaur girl but he had the book ready just to show us the centaur girl and laughed about it so much and it was just such a funny little anecdote ahahaha
  • he got lightly tanned which he can tell bc he has a shorts tanline and he has 39402934234 new freckles and light pink shoulders
  • also he used level 5 mosquito repellent and stank the whole trip 
  • much like dan he was faced w someone constantly invading his personal space on the plane and according to him he tried leaning all the way into dan to avoid getting elbowed but it still wasn’t enough :( wtf :((( cute :( 
  • they filmed with louise and it’s gonna be a video testing their knowledge of babies and pregnancy which i expect will be … interesting 
  • louise pranked phil by leaving a video of the entire process of childbirth playing on his laptop in fullscreen 1080p HD 
  • he is offended by the price of the iphone X
  • he admits to knowing nothing about fashion and being excited for the viewers pick his clothes vid bc he might learn something and ppl might put him in interesting styles .. he seems so genuinely excited about it im soft :( 
  • he is eyeing the caramelized pecan lattes at sbux and hasnt even had a pumpkin spice latte yet 
  • he has anxiety related to organizing things, like his friends/family on travel, and he had to do some of that on this vacation so he thinks that’s what triggered a really vivid nightmare where he and his family were essentially abducted in a fake taxi. i have soooo many emotions about phil openly connecting his bad dreams (which he’s talked about several times) to ‘anxiety’ and his choice to openly use that word and his alluding again to the fact that one of his biggest fears is losing his family (and it being his fault) sdjflskdfsdf :( :( :( i thought it was interesting to hear that he was presumably mostly in charge of the arrangements for this holiday and i love him being forthcoming to us about anxiety in any form and the way it affects him and this whole bit was so so fascinating even though his retelling was also quite light-hearted and cute and very phil
  • in general he was so so so smiley and laughed so much and seemed so energetic and emotive esp when he was telling many of the longer stories like his feelings about ‘It,’ his feelings about the birth video, his feelings about the centaur lady in buffy, the whole sequence of the dream,,, he was just flailing about and doing funny dramatic voices and was just generally animated in a way we don’t get to see him be very often and i was loving it sooooo much. i love phil so much :( he makes me so so happy <33333
Musical theatre Playlist to get you through tech week!

1. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
2. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
3. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
4. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
5. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
6. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
7. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
8. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
9. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
10. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
11. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
12. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening
13. Maybe This Time - Cabaret
14. Epiphany - Sweeney Todd
15. Totally Fucked - Spring Awakening

KEEP BEACH CITY SPOILER FREE

Hey weirdos!  For the past few months, I’ve done something unprecedented - I’ve stayed off the internet.

It was hard but I had to do because I’ve been trying to stay SPOILER FREE for the movie event of the new millennium!  This December was the revival of one of the most famous sci-fi franchises in the world.  Yep, you know what I’m talking about: DOGCOPTER.

So for three months, I sequestered myself from all internet communications.  I handed over my laptop and my phone to my little bro, Peedee, and ordered him to bury them in an undisclosed location in the deserts of New Mexico.

I think he just put them in the walk-in freezer at the fry shop.  

I won’t lie, it was hard.  But I calmed my nerves by reacquainting myself with the “Young Adult Conspiracy” section at my local library.  And instead of getting in arguments with internet trolls, I got in real life arguments!  With my dad!

And after months of avoiding and spoilers or teasers or trailers, I was in line for Dogcopter 4, and then some dummy walking out of the theater TOTALLY SPOILED EVERYTHING and was like, “I can’t believe that Dogcopter’s parents are actually cats.”  

Ug!  I hope you’ve seen the movie because that’s pretty much the big ending.  Dogcopter dies defending the planet but then he comes back to life because he’s actually part cat and cats have 9 lives.  Anyway, the movie was pretty much ruined.  So now I’m back.  Spoilers are the worst.

So, I hear you liked Dunkirk.

And now you’re probably puttering around your house wondering what happens to all those guys after the credits roll - after they get off the train, the boat, the long walk across the beach.

In the aftermath of the evacuation, Britain very shortly enters what will become known as The Battle of Britain. (If you’re an American, we don’t learn much about this in school; it’s also sometimes called the Blitz.)

Since the (American) experience of World War Two tends to be shaped by American-centric movies  on American lead-battles (Pearl Harbor, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Fury, The Longest Day, The Thin Red Line, Hacksaw Ridge, Patton) I thought I would put together a short (and by no means exhaustive!) list of World War two films and TV series with a slightly more British perspective.

(If you liked Dunkirk for Christopher Nolan’s gorgeous cinematography or that Harry Styles kid, this list may not be for you - the films on it have been selected because they all take place at roughly the same point in history. No claims are being made on the historical accuracy of any of the pieces here.)

You may wish to start with the 1958 version of Dunkirk directed by Leslie Norman or the 2004 docudrama about the evacuation.

After that, there’s a bunch of fun films made during the war years. (Remember, going to ‘the pictures’ was a big deal and, as today, kind of the place where you got some of your news.) The Lion Has Wings, A Yank in the RAF…the list goes on.

More recently, though, we have:

First Light - another movie about fighter pilots in the RAF, this one starring Outlander’s Sam Heughan.

The Brylcreem Boys - At the end of Dunkirk, we see Tom Hardy’s Farrier walking to a line of waiting Germans, who will, presumably, take him to a POW camp for the duration. But did you also know there were POW camps in Ireland? As a neutral nation, and to sidestep any accusations of favoritism, any pilot who was shot down over the Republic of Ireland was interned.

Colditz - Speaking of POW camps, Colditz was one of the most infamous prisoner of war installations in Germany - and nearly impossible to escape from. Damien Lewis (just slightly after Band of Brothers fame)  Laurence Fox, and (gasp!) Tom Hardy all star as soldiers trying to make it back to Britain.

And, while we’re talking about POWs, I really don’t feel like anyone should miss out on watching David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai. Is it totally the wrong theater of war for this list? Yes, it is. Is it a great film? You bet your bonnet it is. Alec Guinness’ performance is not to be missed and it has one of the most iconic film scores. Many, many pop culture references will suddenly make sense after you hear the Colonel Bogey March.

If you, like I did, really enjoyed Mark Rylance’s Mr. Dawson, you may be interested in learning more about what life was like on the home front for those families with sons, nephews, or friends in the war.

Home Fires - A group of women in a small town and thier activities with the Women’s Institute, or WI. A really great (and recent) ensemble drama from our friends at the BBC. If you enjoy this, read The Jambusters, the book on which it’s based.

Housewife, 49 - Just before the war, several researchers were very interested in finding out what the public perception of everyday problems was. In order to learn more about the average person’s experiences, they created a project that asked people to answer surveys and brief questions. Later, during the war years, they also asked for diaries and letters detailing thier everyday lives - what would become known as Mass Observation. One of these diarists was Nella Last - a housewife, 49 years old, with a son in the service and severe anxiety. One of my all-time favorite mini-series’ about the war.

Bomb Girls - Canadian TV series about women working in a munitions factory. Possibly available on Netflix.

Land Girls - Britain, as an island, runs into a slight problem during wartime; thier food supplies run low. Agriculture, then, takes on prime significance, while all the labor that should be helping on farms is also simultaneously called into the armed forces. In the First and Second World Wars, women step in to fill the gaps left in many industries, including farming. A little dramatic, as TV mini-series go, but another look at the war from a slightly different angle.

Foyle’s War - Foyle’s War is a crime procedural that takes place in the little town outside of London called Hastings. Great acting from Michael Kitchen and company, and, another fun connection - Foyle’s son Andrew is also a fighter pilot in the RAF.

Island at War - Another mini-series, this one about the Channel Islands during the German Occupation. (If you enjoy this one, please go read The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society. If you don’t enjoy it, go read the book anyway. It’s darling.)

Small Island -  Britain has a rather different attitude to race than America did in the 1940s, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still without its problems. This miniseries follows a Jamaican airman during his time in England.

Castles in the Air  - We take things like our GPS and cell phones for granted, but World War two broke some really important ground when it came to use of development of technologies like radio and, in the case of this film, radar. Eddie Izzard leads a team of weathermen (yes, really) developing this new gadget.

Imitation Game - While some scientific minds were trying to win the war with weapons, others were trying to find out what the enemy was saying via cryptography and the breaking of the german cypher. Benedict Cumberbach turns in a great performance as computer pioneer Alan Turing. (The movie Enigma also covers this group as well.)

We could probably devote a whole list of films solely to Winston Churchill - but The Gathering Storm and Into the Storm were both excellent.

So that should do to be getting started with. As I said, this isn’t an exhaustive list - go check your local library to see if there’s more.