wait i don't pay you at all

Day6 As Things I've Overheard
  • Jae: "okay but do we all agree that if I was a dog I would be a chihuahua?"
  • Sungjin: "why is customer service being rude to me that's my children's job"
  • Young K: "if I eat this whole pickle in one bite you gotta pay me 50 bucks"
  • Wonpil: "don't touch me I'm a fucking ray of sunshine"
  • Dowoon: "the only reason I hang out with you guys is because I got waitlisted when I applied for better friends"
  • Sakura: Sarada, how was school today?
  • Sarada: Terrible. Inojin, that idiot, tried to kiss me. I kicked him between the legs for that.
  • Ino: Oh you shouldn't have sweetie, he's gonna need those parts later.
  • Sarada: Aunt Ino, you are here? (turns and notices her mom slipping a bill under the table) What are you guys doing?
  • Sakura: Just drinking tea and gossiping, we haven't chatted in a while-
  • Sarada: No, I mean, the thing you did under the table... Mama, are you betting on my lovelife again?
  • Sakura: Honey, let me explain...
  • Ino: Don't blame us, sweetie, your mama trained under the greatest gambler after all.
  • Sarada: Urgh, I can't believe you, mama! I'm going to train with papa this evening because at least he doesn't gamble on my life choices.
  • -same time, different location-
  • Naruto: Soo... Boruto said Sarada let him borrow her notes today. Pay up, moron.
  • Sasuke: Tch, that son of a bitch.
  • Naruto: Sasuke, language!
  • Sasuke: Sorry.
  • Naruto: ... (waiting for his money)
  • Sasuke: (whispers) That son of an idiot.
  • Naruto: ... Okay I heard that!

supersonic2122  asked:

Wait if your having working on underverse and your doing all the sound, storyboard, and etc. Then why don't you hire people to help out or even your friends and other animators then it makes your job easier

Of course I would do that.
But I only get 300 from my Patreon (you can check it)
And sometimes less than 300 because people decide to unpledge, or there are “fraud” users. With that money I can barely help to my mom to save money to pay for the bank and buy our own house someday.

I was lucky to count with kind people that want to help me and receive recognition throughout my work with the music. But I can’t even think about a “Team”, because, as some big people told me: -Underverse is not big because AUs are not too good. The animation quality is the only thing that made me “popular”- I have to admit underverse is not enough awesome to get more help

the best sister
  • after Victor's marriage announcement in Barcelona
  • Mari: so about that engagement thing
  • Yuuri: y-yeah, you know it happened very fast, I just wanted to buy us lucky charms and it escalated very quickly like Victor mentioned this marriage thing before but I wasn't thinking...
  • Mari: wait
  • Mari: you bought two golden wedding rings as lucky charms
  • Mari: boy, you better marry this guy quickly, because a) you must be completely crazy for him and b) he's rich and I'm not helping you pay for this extravagant shit
  • Yuuri: *smiling with relief* thank you, Mari-Neesan, you're the best
  • Mari: just don't think I won't sell him all of his posters you had and fan letters you've written over the years
  • Yuuri: what?!
  • Yuuri: *mumbling* and you ruined it again
What went down in Mr. Pigeon
  • Thomas Astruc: hey Jeremy I had an idea
  • Jeremy Zag: uh-oh
  • Thomas Astruc: it's a supervillain but it's just pigeons
  • Jeremy Zag: I don't understand
  • Thomas Astruc: he's a supervillain, you know?
  • Thomas Astruc: but all he does is pigeons
  • Jeremy Zag: I don't think pigeons are a superpower
  • Thomas Astruc: you got dabbing Santa so let me have this
  • Jeremy Zag: fine
  • INTRO SEQUENCE
  • Mr. Damocles: why don't you all design some hats for Adrien's dad
  • Alya: are you going to teach us how to design hats?
  • Mr. Damocles: no just figure it out
  • Ms. Bustier: these are impeccable teaching methods
  • Alya: how do you not have this under control Marinette
  • Marinette: I HAVE NOTHING UNDER CONTROL
  • Alya: ok that's valid
  • Chloé: hey Sabrina so here's my new evil plan
  • Chloé: we wait for Marinette to come up with some design
  • Chloé: then we take a photo of it
  • Chloé: and I pay somebody to design the EXACT SAME THING
  • Chloé: this is defs my greatest evil plan yet
  • Sabrina: it won't be suspicious when you and Marinette submit the same thing?
  • Chloé: nah I don't see a problem
  • Sabrina: kk so imma take some initiative on this one
  • Sabrina: imma sneak into Marinette's house tonight
  • Sabrina: and imma gonna slit her throat
  • Chloé: whoa! too dark! waaaaaaaay too dark Sabrina!
  • Sabrina: sorry but what if I—
  • Chloé: no murderization, Sabrina
  • Sabrina: fine
  • Xavier: hey pigeons let's have a pigeon party
  • Roger: f**k off pigeons
  • Roger: and f**k off Xavier
  • Hawkmoth: kk so imma execute my best idea yet
  • Marinette: and so am I
  • Tikki: but your best idea is a hat made of a cake
  • Marinette: DON'T QUESTION MY ART TIKKI
  • Marinette: now imma ride a bus bc buses are fun
  • Bus driver: kk so there are pigeons EVERYWHERE so get out
  • Marinette: isn't that just the usual thing in Paris
  • Bus driver: yeah
  • Ladybug: this is the greatest danger I've ever faced
  • Chat Noir: can I eat them?
  • Ladybug: nah
  • Chat Noir: kk imma cosplay as Roger
  • Pigeons: hey Roger
  • Chat Noir: hey f**kers
  • Ladybug: (wow, this is really convincing!)
  • Pigeons: *take Chat Noir away*
  • Ladybug: this is not how birds work
  • Pigeons: *drop a cage on Ladybug and Chat Noir*
  • Chat Noir: whoa, role reversal!
  • Mr. Pigeon: HEY GUYS
  • Chat Noir: so what are you going to do
  • Mr. Pigeon: imma throw these pigeons at you
  • Chat Noir: what'll that do
  • Mr. Pigeon: *throws pigeons* merry christmas!
  • Ladybug: oh no he's gonna start dabbing
  • Ladybug and Chat Noir: *run away!*
  • Mr. Bourgeois: *is milling and billing*
  • Chat Noir: gimme a room and some camembert
  • Mr. Bourgeois: this is not out of the ordinary
  • Chat Noir: kk let's go
  • Mr. Pigeon: I have spies everywhere!
  • Hawkmoth: what are you hoping to accomplish here
  • Mr. Pigeon: imma bring you the Miraculouses!
  • Hawkmoth: yeah but you have your own personal agenda for what you're gonna use your powers for, right?
  • Mr. Pigeon: nah
  • Hawkmoth: you mean you're the first villain to actually focus on the task I set for you?
  • Mr. Pigeon: idk
  • Mr. Pigeon: ooh, my pigeon spies just reported that Ladybug is currently falling on top of me
  • Ladybug: geronimoooooooo!!!!!!!!
  • Mr. Pigeon: *gets squashed*
  • Hawkmoth: I'd be thrilled with your level of focus if it were paired with competence
  • Ladybug: imma beat you with POPCORN
  • Mr. Pigeon: the food or the song?
  • Ladybug: both, kick the tune Chat Noir
  • Chat Noir: time to bust out my sweet dancing Roger cosplay
  • Roger: that is not at all realistic
  • Mr. Pigeon: I surrender!
  • Hawkmoth: THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN
  • Marinette: anyway I made a hat
  • Chloé: and so did I
  • Gabriel: imma f**kin set you both on fire
  • Chloé: well s**t
  • ROLL CREDITS

anonymous asked:

Some lady going through my checkout with a baby (maybe around 10 months old) and gave her baby the $50 note while waiting for me to scan everything. Like this baby put the money in his mouth, was slobbering all over it and rubbing it all over the trolley. Then she grabbed it from him and gave it to me to pay for her stuff. That could get your baby really sick, you don't know where that money's been and then I have to hold it, I didn't put it in the till cause it was so wet and gross

Ewww… That could have been neatly tucked into the butt crack of a stripper out there at some point. Way to go, mom, for exposing your child to god knows what disease and bacteria* is all over that fucking thing. -Abby

* No I’m not slut shaming. With how quickly money passes from person to person chances are high that someone with a disease came in contact with a bill/note and it is HIGHLY recommended that you refrain from chewing on the fucking thing. -Abby

Newsies (musical) Lyric Meme
  • "Them streets down there, they sucked the life right outta my old man. Well they ain't doin' that to me."
  • "Everyone wants to come to New York."
  • "You keep your small life in the big city. Give me a big life in a small town."
  • "They say folks is dyin' to get here. Me? I'm dying to get away."
  • "Close your eyes. Come with me."
  • "I bet a few months of clean air, you could toss that crutch for good."
  • "You can bet we won't let them bastards beat us."
  • "Don't you know that we're a family? Would I let you down?"
  • "It's a crooked game we're playing. One we'll never lose."
  • "Ain't it a fine life?"
  • "What a fine line carrying the banner!"
  • "It takes a smile that spreads like butter, the kind that turns a lady's head."
  • "If I hate the headline, I'll make up a headline!"
  • "Shave me too close and you may slit my throat."
  • "It's the simplest solutions that bolster the bottom line."
  • "Give me a week and I'll train them to be like an army that's marching to war."
  • "That's the bottom line!"
  • "I'm doing alright for myself."
  • "The thing I want most, I can't get."
  • "Honey, that's rich."
  • "This life's too short to waste it on you."
  • "Love at first sights for suckers. At least it used to be."
  • "I never planned on someone like you."
  • "Turns out that love ain't blind, it's dumb."
  • "You are the most impossible boy ever."
  • "They think we're nothing! Are we nothing?!"
  • "They think they got us! Do they got us?!"
  • "And the world will know!"
  • "The world don't know but they're gonna pay."
  • "The world will know that we've been here!"
  • "Either they give us our rights or we give them a war."
  • "Everyday we wait is a day we lose!"
  • "All I know is I don't know what to write."
  • "As I may have mentioned, I have no clue what I'm doing."
  • "Am I insane? This is what I've been waiting for."
  • "Lie down with dogs and you wake up with a raise and a promotion."
  • "Just look around at the world we're inheriting and think of the one we'll create."
  • "Now is the time to seize the day."
  • "Stare down the odds and seize the day."
  • "Courage cannot erase our fear."
  • "Courage is when we face our fear."
  • "Once we've begun, if we stand as one, someday becomes somehow."
  • "Wrongs will be righted, if we're united."
  • "Proud and defiant, we'll slay the giant."
  • "Nothing can break us. No one can make us quit before we're done."
  • "One for all and all for one."
  • "Let me go far away. Somewhere they won't ever find me and tomorrow won't remind me of today."
  • "No more running. No more lying."
  • "Where does it say you gotta live and die here?"
  • "Where does it say a guy can't catch a break?"
  • "Why should you only take what you're given?"
  • "Why should you spend your whole life being trapped where there ain't no future?"
  • "If the life don't seem to suit you, how about a change of scene?"
  • "I can't spend my whole life dreaming."
  • "I ain't getting any younger, and I wanna start brand new."
  • "Just be real is all I'm asking."
  • "I'm dead if I can't count on you."
  • "You don't need money when you're famous."
  • "Look at me, I'm the King of New York!"
  • "I gotta be either dead or dreaming!"
  • "Guess I wasn't much help yesterday."
  • "There's no way I am putting them kids back in danger."
  • "You know why a snake starts to rattle? Cuz he's scared."
  • "You can't undo the past."
  • "Your abject surrender was always the bottom line."
  • "Be glad you're alive. I'd say that's the bottom line."
  • "Til the moment I found you, I thought I knew what love was."
  • "Love will do what it does."
  • "One night may be forever, but that's all right."
  • "If you're gone tomorrow, what was ours still will be."
  • "I have something to believe in now that I know you believed in me."
  • "Do you know what I believe in?"
  • "There's change coming once and for all."
  • "Write it in ink or in blood, it's the same either way. They're gonna damn well pay!"
  • "Once and for all if they don't find their manners, we'll bleed 'em!"
  • "Once and for all there'll be blood on the wall if they doubt us."
  • "This town will shut down without us."
  • "Wherever you go, I'm right there by your side."

alldrawnup2  asked:

Don't work yourself to hard take it easy! We can wait to see your lovely art. <3

Thank you, Ally. Your confidence in me fills me with determination!! Work is pretty heavy but when it gets too tough I just close my eyes and imagine all the stationary and dog toys I will buy with my pay cheque!

Originally posted by burntpasta

Kidnapper-Edition {Sentence Starters}
  • "You really think you can wriggle free?"
  • "Stop screaming! You're hurting my ears."
  • "It wouldn't hurt if you'd just stop struggling!"
  • "How long until someone comes looking, do you think?"
  • "I was hired to do this. It's not my fault."
  • "You hungry? It might be a while till they find you."
  • "Now we just wait to see if anyone pays up."
  • "I'll tie this tighter if you don't shut up, got it?"
  • "Stop screaming! Nobody's going to hear you."
  • "Squirm all you want. You're not getting free."
  • "Deadline's coming up and there's still no money."
  • "I can't let you go, so don't ask."
  • "Somebody really wanted you out of the way."
  • "I untie you, I lose my job. No thanks."
  • "I don't think they even noticed you were gone."
  • "All I've got are stale cookies, ok? I wasn't really planning on being part of a kidnapping today."

anonymous asked:

about the credit thing - i am working my way through college and haven't had to take out any loans or anything like that. My plan has been to go as long as possible without a credit card. is that not a good idea? i really don't want debt. even if I got a credit card I would be fine with paying it off right away, I just dont want to worry about it at all. but is it necessary to get one eventually?

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER COLLEGE TO START BUILDING CREDIT.

You will need that credit score after college and having no credit history will make you a very risky borrower for credit companies. That means they’re more likely to give you very small credit limits or even deny you completely. And that means that you might not get the apartment you want. Or the car you want. Or even the refrigerator you want.

Credit cards do not automatically mean you’ll have debt! You can pay them off immediately after buying something. As long as you’re watching your spending and budgeting your funds, credit cards can help you and you can avoid debt entirely.

Here’s my guide to building credit.

Opposite signs to Each Other (Negative Things)
  • (Compare to Positive Things post. Also, you might want to use moon signs for this one.)
  • Aries + Libra:
  • -Aries: "Libra, you're indecisive and superficial. It's hard for me to talk to you because it always becomes a debate. Sometimes it seems like you have nothing to say to me at all. You're a little condescending."
  • -Libra: "Aries, you're opinionated, close-minded and sometimes childish. I often don't even even feel like explaining myself to you. You don't see sense."
  • Taurus + Scorpio:
  • -Taurus: "Scorpio, you are too crazy for me. You always do strange things and try to get attention. You always try and start something, you never relax. You're always moody and sulking about God knows what."
  • -Scorpio: "Taurus, you are too laid-back. Sometimes you bore me. And you never appreciate the stranger, more creative things I like. You never get involved with anything. You can;t even help me cope when I'm upset."
  • Gemini + Sagittarius:
  • -Gemini: "Sagittarius:"You criticize others too quickly - and that brings out my bad habit of doing the same. You boast about your honesty but you lie the most - about yourself. You're not as happy and successful as you say. All these things are a bad influence on me."
  • -Sagittarius: "Gemini, you back bite too much. And you're easily impressionable. It's a weakness. You blame other people for things then try and sweep it all under the rug. People like you are what keeps me from openly being myself."
  • Cancer + Capricorn:
  • -Cancer: "Capricorn, you are way too serious. You get silent quickly when you're thinking. You treat em like I'm a little kid. You don't open up. I always half feel like you're irritated with me or mad at me and it hurts. You make me feel bad for being happy sometimes..."
  • -Capricorn: "Cancer, Half the time you are too clingy and the other half, you're too distant. And neither are in tune with my own moods. I think its's because you always care about what people think of you and it changes the way you act. You're immature."
  • Leo + Aquarius:
  • -Leo: "Aquarius, you never get up and do anything. All you do is talk like it's all some big joke. Whenever i want to go out and do something you always say you don't feel like it or some other time. I hate waiting. You don't even pay that much attention to me..."
  • -Aquarius: "Leo, you're always getting excited about the silliest things. You don't thin any deeper and you never stop to relax and reflex. It's childish. And you don't give me the space I need for ME."
  • Virgo + Pisces:
  • -Virgo: "you a fish."
  • Pisces: "Well you a virgin."
  • (YOUR OPPOSITE SIGN CAN BE EITHER YOUR SOULMATE OR A COMPLETE TRAIN WRECK FOR ANY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP.)****
a lil song about my bpd
  • me: [strums guitar]
  • me: i just want validation and attention but wait not that much attention you're making me uncomfortable no wait stop talk to me why are you leavin come back let me tell you all my secrets hold up i take it back umm can you just tell me i'm pretty and wonderful and give me a hug woah woah buddy-o not that close sweet jesus gimme some space. ok friend not that much space did i make you hate me? oh fuckshit you hate me oh no ok i don't want to bother you but can you pay attention to me please i am small and sad or wait am i a huge ethereal ball of spiritual energy or-
  • me: [drops guitar and sprints for the exit]
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time sentence starters- Ch. 2, The New Guild Recruits
  • "Isn't there something just a little odd about this place?"
  • "... I don't know what I don't know."
  • "What? Are they arguing?"
  • I'm so nervous! So jittery!"
  • "Now shoo! Leave the premises! We have no time for salespeople or silly surveys. Off you go, if you please!"
  • "(His/Her/their) Attitude suddenly changed, didn't it...?"
  • "Oh? Anything wrong? Come on! Over here! Quickly, please!"
  • "Oh, please! Hush now!"
  • "Let's always do our best, (NAME)!"
  • "Great! We get beds!"
  • "Don't stay up late, get to sleep early tonight!"
  • "Oh, are you still awake, (NAME)?"
  • "My heart's been racing all day over every little thing..."
  • "We're going to experience all sorts of things starting tomorrow, but I'm not very scared. In fact, it's the other way around. I'm super excited about all the adventures we'll face!"
  • "Let's give it our all tomorrow."
  • "If I do that, well, everything should become clear eventually... I'll surely get to the bottom of this in no time."
  • "Ugh! M-my head is pounding!"
  • "What a ridiculously loud voice! it almost blasted my eardrums!"
  • "Why are you still ASLEEP?! WAKE UP!"
  • "M-my poor ears..."
  • "C'mon! Snap OUT of it!"
  • "Urk! My ears are still ringing..."
  • "Waaaah! We totally overslept! We've got to hurry, (NAME)!"
  • "Eek! (His/Her/their) eyes are wide open! But (He's, she's, they're) fast asleep!"
  • "Thank you, (Sir, Madam)! We all value your... Words of wisdom!"
  • "ONE! DON'T SHIRK WORK! TWO! RUN AWAY AND PAY! THREE! SMILES GO FOR MILES!"
  • "Hey, you shouldn't just be wandering around there."
  • "Well! You're quite informed, aren't you!"
  • "It sounds like a seriously dangerous place. Let's be careful."
  • "Everyone! Thanks for waiting!" I just finished making dinner!
  • "Wasn't today hectic? So much happened!"
My terrible spn poem cuz I don't pay attention in English class

Roses are red, violet’s are blue, do I look like a ditchable prom date to you?

Goodnight Sammy, Mary is dead, and poor old John Winchester is filled up with dread.

Dad’s on a hunting trip, Sam loves Jess, but it’s to late, Azazel made Sammys life a fucking mess,

67 Chevy, Dean loves his pie, we all hope that he’ll share it with Cas, the right guy.

Wow Sammy got stabbed! Dean went to hell! Oh wait! He was raised from perdition! Thanks Cas your swell!

Crowley is king, Cas keeps getting broken, and we all fucking know it, Cain was like, smokin.

What’s up bitches! Kevin on the honor roll. It’s not his fault the car of life rammed into a pole.

Luci is sweet, metatron is evil, I don’t care if this doesn’t rhyme SATAN is nicer than metatron.

Carry on my wayward son, there’ll be peace when you are done, lay your weary head to rest, don’t you cry no more.

Random Sentence mem
  • Feel free to send one or add more if you want! : 3
  • "Payback is a motherfucker ain't it?"
  • "It's hard to reassemble those broken memories isn't?"
  • "It's like only seeing gnashing teeth and grinning tongues."
  • "It's not like they have seen the best of us yet."
  • "Honestly if you love, you would let me go."
  • "Sometimes words are like knifes and can leave scars."
  • "I won't give up without a fight."
  • "I can't be the only one who has the fear of falling apart."
  • "Let's kill the night together,shall we?"
  • "Are you ready? If so let's go."
  • "Are you with me?"
  • "It's go time."
  • "I would leave it all for you."
  • "Give me one good reason why I shouldn't change who I am."
  • "Maybe one day we could be immortals."
  • "I felt the pressure, it's difficult now a days."
  • "Don't start thinking that we are something that we aren't."
  • "I should have known."
  • "This isn't love, it isn't even close."
  • "You/I want to be more than just friends."
  • "They never saw us coming, till they hit the floor."
  • "Look at you/us, all dressed up for a hit and run."
  • "They don't know our faces but they will not forget our names."
  • "I was waiting in the get away car."
  • "History will hate us but they won't forget our names for sure."
  • "Your heart has drifted off like the land split by the sea."
  • "I'll run to you if I can."
  • "You should heed the warnings, it's for the best."
  • "Please pay no attention to the terrifying screams."
  • "You can only hide for so long."
  • "You may find that there is evil that waits inside us all."
  • "There's a stranger in us all."
  • "Stay calm."

anonymous asked:

I got my first credit card a few weeks back, and the automatic due date for payments is the 3rd of every month. on my account, it says my next payment is due September 3rd but I don't really wanna wait that long, and I'm kinda confused. Did they just give me the next full month to pay so I didn't have to do it so soon? Will it hurt me too bad if I pay my first bill early?

It will not hurt you at all to pay your bill early. You do have a month to make a payment, but when you log in to pay the amount, it should let you choose which date to send the payment. Personally, I pay my bill as soon as I receive the email to reduce the risk of forgetting. If I know I have the money in my account, why not just pay it right away?

if you don’t think this is one of the cutest lil Drarry moments ever captured for our eyes to admire, then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Lost World [Sentence Starters]
  • "Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming."
  • "You might show a little more respect, the man saved our lives by giving his."
  • "I love you. I just don't... need you right now."
  • "No, you'll be back in five or six PIECES!"
  • "Just follow the screams."
  • "Don't worry, I'm not making the same mistakes again."
  • "No, you're making all new ones."
  • "Why don't people listen to me? I use plain and simple English, I don't have any accent that I'm aware of..."
  • "It gives me the creeps, like it's not scared."
  • "You know, I have made a career out of waiting for you."
  • "It's so important to your future that you not finish that sentence."
  • "Stories of mutilation and death. Were you paying attention?"
  • "I've worked around predators since I was 20 years old. Lions, jackals, hyenas... you."
  • "Hey, you want some good parental advice? Don't listen to me."
  • "Do you see any family resemblance?"
  • "If you feel at all qualified, try turning the switch to 'on.'"
  • "I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation. So, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks."
  • "It's fine if you wanna put your name on something but STOP putting it on other people's headstones."
  • "Uh, where your going is the only place in the world where the geese chase you."
  • "We should've stayed in the damn car."
  • "I'll be right back. I give you my word."
  • "But you never keep your word!"
  • "That's the last time I leave you in charge."
  • "Don't go into the long grass!"
  • "I'm taking the kid. If you really want to stop us, shoot us."
  • "No, I'm not mad - I'm furious!"
  • "You know, it's very easy to criticize someone who generates an idea, someone who assumes all the risk."
  • "You seem like you have a shred of common sense, what the hell are you doing here?"
  • "Careful. This suit cost more than your education."
  • "Hang on, this is gonna be bad."
  • "Violence and technology... not good bedfellows!"
  • "What, like if you shot yourself in the foot? Don't do that, you would be dead before you even knew you had an accident."
  • "You like to have kids but you don't want to be with them, do you?"

hkafterdark  asked:

I don't know enough about any of your fandoms to help distract you, so ummmm convince me to watch From Dust To Dawn ?? xx

oh man, okay!

So, first of all, From Dusk Till Dawn on Netflix Instant, so it makes it incredibly easy to watch if you have netflix instant! (there are several avenues as well, that include paying and not paying, I am happy to help!) It’s also only ten episodes per season, so it’s only 20 episode in total, currently–all of which are one netflix, so no waiting for them to add anything, it’s all right there! Convenience! The third season should be airing sometime around the end of August, so plenty of time to catch up and be current, even if you don’t binge watch!

BASIC PREMISE (basically season one summary!): Two amoral, dangerous, and codependent bank robbing brothers are on the run to cross the border into Mexico after Richie Gecko busted Seth Gecko out of jail and they end up running into some dark, supernatural drama that will change their lives forever. Sounds like an AU of Supernatural? It’s not!

The show is largely created by Latinx directors, writers, and half the cast is Latinx, sometimes more depending on the  place and time in the show. It’s a crime-drama supernatural-theme “vampire show”. But the cool thing about it is that the “vampires” aren’t “vampires” but culebras and they’re creations taken from Mesoamerican mythology (which the show draws on heavily, b t w), so basically not your typical European-style vamp and very distinct culturally. Which is cool. And unique. 

It also ties a lot into real world issues and concerns, such as immigration and sex trafficking and racism, which I find refreshing because it doesn’t use a supernatural metaphor to mask what its talking about.  These things just exist alongside the supernatural in the worldbuilding. 

SOME CHARACTERS OF INTEREST:

Santanico Pandemonium is our stealth protag and the new love of your life! She is a complicated and messy victim of sexual slavery and abuse, looking for her freedom and vengeance at whatever cost (no one is nice in this show, everyone does bad things–this show has a lot of underlying themes of abuse and cycles of abuse). But what’s interesting about her is that the show takes the time to explore her trauma and offers her a lot of humanity (mostly in season two, so you’ll have to keep watching!) and is, ultimately, on her side and rooting for her 100% of the way. The narrative does challenge her on the things she has done wrong and she herself has a lot of internal self-loathing for the things she has done, but it’s never punished her and ultimately rewards her, which is something I’ve rarely seen in most media.

Scott Fuller is a Chinese transracial adoptee of a white southern preacher and the show does not let you forget that, or his issues (though at times the material is thin and far between, if I am gonna be straight up here, but what material is there is dense and complicated). What’s interesting about Scott is that he’s basically “your typical angsty teen” character, but there’s so many layers to what has made Scott this way and they really hone in on his displacement issues and his issues with his father, and season two, they touch on the racism he’s faced externally but especially internally within his family, and namely his identity issues having his birth name taken from him and replaced with a “white” name. He’s angry and bitter, but ultimately what he needs and wants is a place to be accepted. Basically, Scott will break your heart.

Freddie Gonzalez is the last line of defense between chaos and order. He’s the Texas Ranger with his own destiny chasing the Gecko brothers out of a desire and drive for revenge. He is arguably the most “heroic” in this den of thieves and monsters, but Freddie has his own well of darkness and his journey is one of finding a new identity within the rich soil of his ancestry. Freddie Gonzalez is basically a honey badger and I mean that in all sense of the word. He’s resourceful, smart, determined, never. fucking. gives. up. And no one can take him down. Most of his struggles are between this ugliness that followed him home and his desire to be with his family. Freddie is beautiful.

Carlos Madrigal. How do I begin to describe Carlos Madrigal? This messy fool for love showman con artist salesman of my heart. He’s basically that stock trope snarky “bad boy” vampire a la Spike or Damon Salvatore but taken up to eleven and given a hell of a lot more depth. He’s magnetic and charming and entertaining as hell to watch. And you won’t believe that he’s played by Wilmer Valderrama.

There is also Kate Fuller who has a fascinating coming of age/break the cutie arc that has all to do with her religious faith that’s honestly gripping to watch, especially her tension and emotional drama with Scott. Richie Gecko who is shifty and complicated, and at first he’s a man tortured by demons and then he evolves and grows–Richie is ultimately about control and his need for it and that takes him to some heavy places, Seth Gecko is one of the more misunderstood characters in fandom, brash and hot-headed and selfish, he’s a connman through and through, always looking to weasel out of a another scrape. The dynamic between Seth and Richie is so electric and a treat to watch because they play off each other so well, and are largely the spine of the show. I would talk more about all three, but fandom centers largely on them, so I thought I would spotlight the others. It also has such guest stars as Danny Trejo, Esai Morales, Emily Rios, and Adrianne Palicki, to name a few.

ULTIMATELY what I see this show as about is family, but also a person’s desperate need for something and what they’re willing to go through hell and total personal change to get it. The emotional heart lies with family, but the darkness comes from basic human drive and selfishness and it makes for great drama.

So what are you waiting for??? :)

[Trigger warnings for: abuse, rape (brief and implied but still there and hard to watch), kidnapping, murder, gore (there is a lot of gore), some self harm, ableism (which is discussed in narrative), racism (which is also discussed in narrative), as well as canon typical violence. I’m happy to tell anyone anymore triggers if they need more specific viewing guidance!]