I was just on the Batman Wiki and one page led to another and I stumbled across this cancelled concept for a show called Gotham High.
There would have been an animated series all about the Batman characters as high school students! A literal high school AU! It was based on a drawing that two artists sent to DC. DC collaborated with them for a while but the show was cancelled before it really even began.
But I mean just look at this!
This was going to be a thing.
This would have either been the worst mistake in cinematic history or the greatest idea in the world and now we’ll never know!
What annoys me is if you say anything critical about these romance plots that make the show so different from what it was for the first season and a half, they write you off as shipper opposition. I didn’t even know what a shipper is. But if you’re offended when the hero falls for a stalker who threatened to rape her, it’s because you have another ship? No. It’s shameful that they’re romanticising Hook like a loveable rogue. He’s not Jack Sparrow or Han Solo, he beats up girls and cripples and he’s a pervert. They’re telling their young female audience to be flattered by a predator’s attention, because if it’s good enough for smart beautiful adult Emma Swan it must be good enough for them right?
And the Robin Hood relationship for Regina is insulting because a wizard did it. Pixies and tats? A romance has to be earned and it wasn’t. So they made Regina like a sulky teen who lost her first crush and won’t get over it, when they could have had her struggle with something real like learning she has a long lost traumatised sister and then having to watch her die. What happened with that?
It’s like they made these awesome female characters and then said we’re going to put all you women back in your place by showing you that they’re still stupid and weak for men like predators and cheaters. This is entitled male wet dream, isn’t it? It’s so irresponsible, we don’t want our girls to learn that this is what they deserve and I don’t think you want your boys growing up entitled like that. But if anyone criticises them they put it down to shipping and I just read their interview that there’s going to be more of it. But we’re not shippers of any sort. We’ve never been shippers and guess what else? We won’t be watching Once Upon A Time either or buying anything from their advertsisers.
view of another mother (via email, quoted with permission)
heyy emmie! i just read ur post and there is a things, i never really understood twhat "he was ‘more casual than seeing’" means, i'm not the best in english and never really understand the meaning of it! could you explain it to me? xxx
Of course! The boys did an interview with Sugarscape on October 9th 2011 (it got published in October 11th). Here’s the video:
He says, and I quote (2.18 mark) ‘Eleanor? … uh, not going out it’s just… it’s more, it’s more low-key it’s kinda like seeing, yeah, it’s just like, more casual than that, it’s cool’
(I never noticed that Harry butts in and says ‘she’s actually called Eleanee’ lmao).
So basically Louis here is saying that he’s not ‘going out’ with her which is the step before officially dating. When you’re getting to know someone, when you start seeing them regularly.
It’s MORE low-key than that, it’s kinda like seeing… it’s MORE CASUAL than that…
Remember in context, nine days before this he was PURPOSEFULLY papped by a HIRED PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHER with her and their pictures appeared in THE BIGGEST NEWSPAPER IN THE COUNTRY a few hours later! And then remember that TWELVE DAYS LATER he brought her home.
Also remember that he first talked to Eleanor’s cousin on July 30th (two weeks after breaking up with Hannah), on the phone. According to Eleanor she and Louis were holding hands in August in V Fest -even though there’s tens of pictures of a very inebriated Louis there and no sign of Eleanor anywhere-, and she was seen at Niall’s birthday party in September. So it took them three months to get to KINDA LIKE SEEING, MORE CASUAL THAN THAT and twelve days from that to ‘hey, imma bring you to my mum’s house so you can meet my four sisters, but let’s stay in a hotel tho, and let’s tell my fans, even though you’re shy…’
Hair. Everywhere! On my legs, arms and torso. As well on my face. Mostly peach fuzz, but on each side of my moustache I have little dark hairs. I’m hungry all the time, and I’m starting to notice mustle growth and a change of fat in my body. I have less fat on my hips and sides, it kinda moved to the front. I’m a bit broader in my shoulders, without working out. I didn’t really gain weight yet, but I suppose that’s gonna happen soon enough. I still have a monthly cycle, very unstable and unreliable, but I think it’s slowly stopping. My voice is going lower and lower, and my girlfriend even thinks she’s seeing my adam’s apple sinking into my throat. My face is not as puffy and round as it was, I have very sharp jaws and cheekbones now. I also think my hairline has pulled back a little bit. But just a little. I hope it doesn’t pull back too far, but I’m afraid it will, looking at my dad and brother’s hairline. I don’t get misgendered often anymore these days, which I’m very happy about. I’m noticing a change in my bottom parts (not gonna go in detail about that but if you want to know you can private message me always!) and my thoughts and dysphoria regarding my bottom parts. I want to try and see if a STP/4-in-1 prosthetic works for me. I will update and let you all know if I truly am trying one out! For now only money is a struggle for me, as the prosthetics are quite expensive.
Everyone is talking about the ending of 10x22 as being the reverse crypt scene. And while that is true, that scene also parallels 9x22: when Hannah hands Cas the angel blade, to punish/kill Dean. What does Cas says in response to that:
No…. I can’t
What does Cas say in 10x22, when Dean tells him to leave:
No. I can’t
Now it was Dean’s time to hesitate to make the kill, just like Cas did in 9x22, eventually refusing to finish the job.
What is a water fast? A water fast is where you abstain from eating food and consume only water for a specific amount of time.
Is there a particular water that I should drink? No. Any water will do, as long as it is just water with noting added.
How long should I go for my first fast? I suggest 3 days for your first fast to get an idea as to what you will be facing.
What was your longest fast? 30 days.
Why do you water fast? Health reasons and weight loss.
What are the benefits of water fasting? Water fasting is a great way to jump start your new healthy life style, because generally speaking it reboots your system and rids all of the poor things you have been putting into your body. People use water fasting to cleanse their system for things such as becoming vegetarian or vegan or simply making a drastic change in dietary plans. I’ve also encountered tons of people who have used water fasting to help/cure eye sight issues, eczema, other skin issues such as acne, bowel issues, stomach issues, and more. There have even been some cases and personal accounts of people water fasting and then having their cancer cells lowered or disappear. However the most common use of water fasting is for weight loss.
What is the difference between restricting/eating disorder and fasting? Generally speaking restricting is about control and stems from a mental illness or other psychological problems. Restricting is not about being healthy and strong and doesn’t have an end date. Where an eating disorder is a mental illness water fasting is about health and strength and is not a long term plan but instead a journey with an intended end date.
How do I start a fast? You want to start a fast by easing into it. Doing so prepares your body for the decrease in food which is to come. Thus I suggest 2-3 days of eating just fruits and veggies and then transitioning into another 2-3 day period where you juice. After doing so you may move into your water fast.
How do I end a fast? You want to end a fast the same way you started it, by EASING out of it. Doing so prepares your body for the reintroduction of food and prevents your body from assuming that food will disappear again. Thus I suggest 2-3 days of just consuming juice/juicing. After these 2-3 days, . you should move on to another 2-3 days of consuming just fruits and veggies. After this period of time you can add back in lean proteins and other non fruit and veggie items.
How do I juice? You have to buy a juicer to make your own juice. Sense these can be expensive you can also buy fresh juice instead.
What juice can I buy if I don’t have a juicer? I generally juice my own fruits and veggies, so I don’t remember the exact brands I bought. So I would go to a farmers market, juice bar, organic market, or whole foods store and look for organic fruit juices there.
When should I drink the juice? I honestly just drank when i would naturally consume food. SO maybe 1-2 cups of juice for breakfast. A cup for a snack. 1-2 cups for lunch. A cup for another snack. 1-2 cups for dinner. And maybe another cup for another snack.
When should I consume the veggies? Once again, I consumed it when I would normally eat. So breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack.
Is there any particular fruit or veggie i should consume while easing in or out of fasting? No anything will really do but leafy greens and things like watermelon (Which has a high water content) are especially good for you.
How much water should i drink drink on a fast? I suggest anywhere between 1-2 gallons a day. You should be drinking constantly the whole day. And peeing frequently. It doesn’t matter when your drinking the water just that it’s constant throughout the day. Sense there about 8 water bottles in a gallon, and I aim for 2 gallons (8 x 2= 16 water bottles)…I either carry around a water bottle and try to fill it/consume 16 bottles before the day ends. Or I carry around a gallon water bottle and try to drink 2 of those before the day ends.
Does it matter if the water is cold? I have been told by experienced people that drinking cold water is better because your body supposedly works harder to convert it to the temperature of your body, but I’m not sure.
How does water fasting work? Basically after about 3 days your body goes into something called ketosis where your body starts to metabolize/consume fat. This is why people use water fasting to lose weight.
Do you gain weight back after a water fast? Yes. Everyone will gain some weight back and it differs for everyone because water weight/water retention is different for everyone.When you start your water fast generally you will see an initial and quick 2-5 pound weight loss. This is because when you eat food you consume sodium (salt) which holds on to any water you consume. When you water fast you are not consuming food, which means no salt, SO there is no sodium in your body to hold on to the water you are drinking. Thus you lose what is called initial water weight.
When you end your fast and start consuming food again you consume salt and will thus start retaining water again, which will cause generally a few pounds of water weight.
When I finish a water fast how long before I can start another? I have read and been told to wait at least 4 weeks, but I have broken that rule numerous time. Just saying.
Have you gained any weight back? Yes about 20lbs due to two traumatic deaths in my family which resulted in poor eating.
Do you plan on doing more fasts in the future? Yes. One I’m actually starting tomorrow.
Can you give a detailed example of what you ate after a water fast.
Should I exercise durring a water fast? No.
Sure but keep in mind this is only an example/ I experiment a lot with food and recipes and it’s impossible for me to remember what I ate because I constantly switch it up and am pulling from different online/book recipes.
Breakfast: Organic oatmeal with cinnamon and cut up bananas on top with a cup of almond milk.
Snack: Apple and berries
Lunch: Salad with lemon juice and almonds, bits of lean chicken, carrots, cherry tomatoes and water.
Snack: fruit smoothie or maybe a carrots and dip.
Dinner: Stir fry in a kale wrap
Desert: Strawberries and light whip creme.
What are some foods that are good for you? Nuts, almond milk, coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, fruits, veggies, leafy greens. The closer to the ground the better for your body.
Do you smell on a water fast? No
Can you brush your teeth on a water fast? Some people say no I do because it doesn’t effect weight.
I know that a lot of people want to know exactly what i ate and juiced but i just cant tell you that because i didn’t keep track of it when i was fasting and i wing meals and experiment so much with it that i lose track. If you have any other questions feel free to ask and ill add it to the FAQ. Thanks!