we have no king but caesar

Jojo Fans By Favorite Parts
  • Phantom Blood: Extremely friendly, loves people getting into jojo but hates people who skip parts 1 and 2, probably have watched Fist of the North Star multiple times
  • Battle Tendency: Absolute memelords, still can't get over Caesar's death, consumes caejose content, 36 Kars on Mars
  • Stardust Crusaders: Watched the anime first, will argue that Jotaro is a good protagonist whenever someone calls him out on being emotionless or bland, makes lots of jojokes, also makes aesthetic anime gifs
  • Diamond Is Unbreakable: Makes duwang jokes constantly, angry that Kira didn't win the crunchyroll villain of the year awards, enjoys soft bromance ships
  • Vento Aureo: whERE IS THE ANIME WE WANT IT NOW, likes fashion design, possibly understands how King Crimson works
  • Stone Ocean: Still not over the ending, loves their gay prison trio, loves and appreciates every girl in jojo, hates anime only fans
  • Steel Ball Run: Gigantic memelord 2.0, can do Gyro's nyoho noise, dinosaur kid, would wipe away Johnny's tears
  • Jojolion: Owns lots of jojo merch, extensive knowlege of all jojo parts, thinks Joshu needs a haircut
Suppose, for instance, that men were only represented in literature as the lovers of women, and were never the friends of men, soldiers, thinkers, dreamers; how few parts in the plays of Shakespeare could be allotted to them; how literature would suffer! We might perhaps have most of Othello; and a good deal of Antony; but no Caesar, no Brutus, no Hamlet, no Lear, no Jaques –literature would be incredibly impoverished, as indeed literature is impoverished beyond our counting by the doors that have been shut upon women.
—  Virginia Woolf (A Room of One’s Own)
fallout: new vegas, as written by bethesda
  • male characters have flirt options with veronica. female couriers do not.
  • while youre away from vegas, a runner comes up to you with a message. you read it and find out the king was ambushed and has died, oh no! you become the head of the kings
  • vulpes inculta is marked as essential. caesar is marked as essential. easy pete is marked as essential
  • julie farkas is actually evil! she runs inhumane experiments on freesiders! you have to kill her, and then you become the leader of the followers of the apocalypse. also, the followers are badass soldiers for some reason.
  • everyone in vault 3 is always hostile. there is no speech check at the beginning.
  • upon completion of How Little We Know, you become the manager of gomorrah and leader of the omertas, just because
  • if you bring swank three pieces of evidence detailing benny’s actions, swank solemnly says, “now aint that a kick in the head”
  • vipers? jackals? fiends? i think you mean raiders, raiders, and also raiders
  • selling arcade into slavery nets you bad karma but is ultimately considered the “good ending” for arcade
  • you go to the great khans in red rock canyon and they ask you to clear out a camp of three (3) ncr troopers. you become the leader of the great khans.
  • all the white gloves are hostile to you unless you have the cannibal perk, for whatever reason. once you kill them all, you become the owner of the ultra-luxe
  • goodsprings has victor’s shack and easy pete’s bed. you have to build the rest of the town yourself
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with the legion, caesar fears you have surpassed even him, and orders you killed. you kill caesar, and take control of the legion. you own new vegas
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with the ncr, president kimball thinks youre a swell guy and gives you control of the ncr. you own new vegas
  • upon completion of the main quest, if you sided with house, he gives ownership of vegas to you, considering his work complete. you own new vegas.

natalunasans  asked:

pls remind us, is that the same dude that commissioned the King James Bible??

HECK YES IT IS

This is a long post, by the way - you can press J to skip if you’re not interested in queer British monarchs and SECRET TUNNELS

The dude who commissioned the King James Bible - unsurprisingly, a dude who was a king and also named James - is perhaps the best example of all time of two phenomena, depending on how you look at it. Either he’s the greatest example of twisting doctrine to fit your own agenda, or he’s the perfect proof that the Bible hasn’t always been interpreted as being anti-homosexuality. I personally like to think the latter, but people have argued the former.

I do not have the time to go into massive detail here, but essentially, James I of England (and VI of Scotland) was very much into men. He liked them quite a lot. This was not a secret, and neither is it generally considered to be up for debate, although there are many Bible scholars and religious zealots today who still hold James I up as a pinnacle of modern virtue due to his role in ensuring that the word of the Bible could be understood by the masses. There are a shit ton of poorly constructed HTML websites written by crazy religious fundamentalists about how all allegations of his conduct with men were nothing but political propaganda, and punctuate their diatribes heavily with exclamation marks. There’s a point to be made about the sexual morals of the time and the subsequent use of James’ same-sex relationships as a political tool (see the poem by de Viau below) but there’s substantial evidence that these accusations were made based on real evidence rather than a simple smear campaign.

Here is the evidence - and yes, there’s a lot of it - that we have for James’ same-sex romantic dalliances:

  • when James was 14, he grew close to the man who would later become the Earl of Lennox, whose name was Esmé Stuart. The exact nature of their relationship has never been confirmed, but even as it unfolded, James’ contemporaries were concerned about its nature. One clergyman is on the record as remarking ‘the Duke of Lennox went about to draw the King to carnal lust’, and it was often remarked that the two were openly physically affectionate, which was not hugely popular. Stuart converted from Catholicism to please James, and James made him first the gentleman of the bedchamber and then finally the Earl of Lennox. This pattern of bestowing titles upon his ‘favourites’ became a real point of contention at James’ court. Lennox was later exiled at the request of a bunch of salty old Scottish lords, and James was the definition of Not Happy. He became the definition of Even Less Happy when, after a few years of covert letters, Lennox had the audacity to pop his clogs in 1583. Rude.

  • his next affair was with a young man named Robert Carr, who impressed the king in 1607 by falling off a horse and breaking his leg. That sounds like the best meet-cute ever, but the two had met briefly in 1603, when Carr had attempted to become a page-boy for the royal coach, and the whole “oh shit, I’ve had an equine mishap and fractured my tibia” incident brought them together in true rom-com style. A courtier wrote that Carr was granted ‘all favours’, with the king ‘teaching him Latin every morning’, which is definitely a euphemism. Carr, like Stuart before him, was made a gentleman of the bedchamber, writing in a letter that Carr ‘deserved more trust and confidence of me than ever man did’. This didn’t last, though. In 1615, James wrote a letter accusing Carr - who was now the Earl of Somerset - of rebuking his advances, writing that Carr had been ‘withdrawing yourself from lying in my chamber, notwithstanding my many hundred times earnest soliciting you to the contrary’. Shortly afterwards, it emerged that Carr’s wife - who James had arranged for him to marry at Carr’s request - had poisoned Sir Thomas Overbury, who had disapproved of the marriage. Carr was also implicated, and apparently attempted to blackmail the king by threatening to reveal their relationship in court, although this may well be nothing but rumour. Carr and his wife were found guilty and sentenced to death, but after seven years’ imprisonment in the Tower of London, James ultimately pardoned them and sent them off to the country in disgrace. Also rude.

  • James’ most well-known affair was with George Villiers, who was a relatively poor and title-less man. He and James met in 1614 - which, you’ll notice, is around the time of James’ tiff with Robert Carr - and by 1615, Villiers had been made a knight, followed by the title of Duke of Buckingham in 1623. We know the most about James’ relationship with Villiers because several contemporary sources survive, including letters between the two men and satirical poems and statements written about them by their political detractors. For example, the poet Théophile de Viau wrote a poem in protest at Villiers’ dukedom:

    Apollo with his songs
    Debauched the young Hyacinthus,
    If Corridon fucks Amyntas,
    Caesar loved only boys.

    One man fucks the Baron of Bellegarde
    Another fucks the Count / Earl of Tonnerre.
    And this learned King of England,
    Did he not fuck the Duke of Buckingham?

    I have neither the status nor the rank
    Which makes a Marquis of a wench.
    And yet, you know I fuck
    As well as any Prince of royal blood.

    The original was in French, and definitely sounded 100% less immature. We also have many letters between James and Villiers, in which they address each other as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’, as well as ‘sweet child’ and ‘dad’, which is honestly a bit creepy, but also somewhat homoerotic. For example, here is an example of some of the text from a letter written by James:

    I desire only to live in this world for your sake… I had rather live banished in any part of the Earth with you than live a sorrowful widow’s life without you… God bless you, my sweet child and wife, and grant that ye may ever be a comfort to your dear dad and husband.

    Kinky. Here’s another example:

    I naturally so love your person, and adore all your other parts, which are more than ever one man had, that were not only all your people but all the world besides set together on one side and you alone on the other, I should to obey and please you displease, nay, despise them all.

    Villiers also wrote in a letter ‘sir, all the way hither I entertained myself, your unworthy servant, with this dispute, whether you loved me now… better than at the time which I shall never forget at Farnham, where the bed’s head could not be found between the master and his dog’. Villiers and James were so close that Villiers was there in 1625 when James died of gout related illnesses, which really has to show something, because gout is unpleasant. James’ son, who became Charles I, also kept Villiers as a court favourite, but there’s no evidence that their relationship was anything other than mildly paternal. 

  • gossip at the time certainly supposed that James’ relationships with these male favourites were sexual. As in the case of the poem quoted above, many people believed that James was falling prey to lascivious men who wanted nothing more than to be granted favour, titles and wealth, and who knew that the best way to do this was to allow James to take them as lovers (and fuck them, according to most contemporary gossips). One account states ‘in wanton looks and wanton gestures they exceeded any part of womankind. The kissing them after so lascivious a mode in public and upon the theatre, as it were, of the world prompted many to imagine some things done in the tyring house that exceed my expression no less than they do my experience.’

    And this is where the whole thing gets a bit squiffy, actually, because all the evidence thus far certainly seems to relate to some naughty bedroom antics - and the evidence that the two were sexually involved really stacks up, especially when you consider that there was a secret tunnel linking their bedchambers at Apethorpe Hall - but the degree of their afternoon delight remains a mystery, because - 

  • James was vocally opposed to sodomy. He considered it as part of the specific list of ‘horrible crimes which ye are bound in conscience never to forgive’ as a king, singling it out as a crime that judges were never to pardon in any circumstance. However, it would be fallacious to accuse James of hypocrisy here, as many historians have done. The fact is that we don’t know that James would have been guilty of this perceived crime himself. In vocally opposing sodomy, he did not oppose any other form of sex act or relationship between men, so in theory, according to James, anything else goes. Given his reputation for piety (evidenced by THE GODDAMN KING JAMES BIBLE) it seems absolutely fair to assume that he was among those who have interpreted the Bible as being anti sodomy rather than anti homosexuality. This is further evidenced by his use of scripture to justify his relationships with men: 

    I, James, am neither a god nor an angel, but a man like any other. Therefore I act like a man and confess to loving those dear to me more than other men. You may be sure that I love the Earl of Buckingham more than anyone else, and more than you who are here assembled. I wish to speak in my own behalf and not to have it thought to be a defect, for Jesus Christ did the same, and therefore I cannot be blamed. Christ had John, and I have George.

    In other words, ‘men love each other IN THE BIBLE, they just don’t do things with their bottoms’. Which, when you think about it, is the kind of loophole that religious zealots are known for exploiting even today (’it doesn’t count as losing your virginity if it’s anal!’). So, the questions of whether or not James was overcompensating in his denouncement of sodomy or whether he truly believed that the Bible permitted same sex relationships within certain frameworks; whether he was sexually active with his male companions to any degree or whether he favoured a chaste bond devoid of sex (meaning that Villiers’ letters could be interpreted as a kind of sexual roleplay rather than a recounting of any particular sexual account) and whether or not he ever felt that his relationships with men were in any way juxtaposed or at odds with his religious convictions - all of this is open to conjecture.

So, tl;dr, the man who commissioned the translation of the Bible, which so many bigots and religious zealots now use to denounce homosexuality as a sin, used passages from that very Bible to justify and contextualise his own affairs with men. Awkward, Westboro Baptist Church. 

Sources
Rictor Norton, “Queen James and His Courtiers”, Gay History and Literature, 8 January 2000, updated 9 January 2012 <http://rictornorton.co.uk/jamesi.htm>
Bergeron, David M (1999). King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire. Iowa: University of Iowa Press. 
Crompton, Louis (2006). Homosexuality and Civilization. USA: Harvard University Press.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7436409.stm - about the tunnel at Apethorpe Hall! See also: http://www.icon.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=546:gay-royal-lovenest-restored&catid=1:news-desk&Itemid=15

corneliusgaiman  asked:

Hi, butterfly! I absolutely love your blog. I have spent so many hours reading your theories! Today I was reading about Cleopatra and how she had to force her brother Ptolemy out of Alexandria with the help of Caesar to seize the throne of Egypt. Obviously my mind went inmediatly to Daenerys and little Faegon Blackfyre (I think GRRM has talked about the Ptolemys as the *main* inspiration for the Targaryens). Do you think Dany will have to force him out of King's Landing? Sorry if this is stupid!

Thanks so much! And no, it’s not stupid at all, it’s just hard to say exactly with what we know right now. However, the symbolism of the “mummer’s dragon” in the House of the Undying prophecies, that Dany is the “slayer of lies”, does not bode well for Aegon. The little prophet Teora Toland (who appeared in the TWOW Arianne I preview chapter, so don’t worry if you haven’t heard of her) also said something troubling:

“Once we know beyond a doubt whether these be friends or foes, my father will know what to do,” the princess said.
It was then that pasty, pudgy Teora raised her eyes from the creamcakes on her plate. “It is dragons.”      
“Dragons?” said her mother. “Teora, don’t be mad.”
“I’m not. They’re coming.”
“How could you possibly know that?” her sister asked, with a note of scorn in her voice. “One of your little dreams?”
Teora gave a tiny nod, chin trembling. “They were dancing. In my dream. And everywhere the dragons danced the people died.”

Also, GRRM mentioned a second Dance of the Dragons once:

Hi, short question. Will we find out more about the Dance of the Dragons in future books?

The first dance or the second?

The second will be the subject of a book. The first will be mentioned from time to time, I’m sure.

GRRM, November 2003

Note, as GRRM is a “gardener” and plots and characters get away from him, the Second Dance of the Dragons may no longer be the sole subject of a book (for one, he used A Dance With Dragons as a book title already)… but is it likely to be a major part of TWOW and/or ADOS…? Probably.

Is the second Dance likely to involve Aegon and Dany in King’s Landing? Also probably.

But are they the only ones who might be involved? Maybe not. Remember, there’s Euron Greyjoy’s dragonbinder horn, currently in the possession of Victarion Greyjoy, who’s approaching Meereen. (And has arrived, per his and Barristan’s TWOW preview chapters.) If that’s used to take control of one or two of Dany’s dragons, you might see another dragonrider in Westeros before Dany even gets there. It may well be Euron or it might even be Victarion (I think he’s not going to die in Meereen, he’ll make it back to Westeros with a dragon or two, but he’ll find his flaming glory soon enough) – but it could be that Aegon takes King’s Landing with the Golden Company (Cersei escapes to Casterly Rock), and then a Greyjoy bro shows up, and wildfire kaboom. Dany may arrive on Drogon to have her own Dance with Euron on his dragon, not with Aegon. (Until Euron possesses her too, ugh.)

If so, the “slayer of lies” part of the prophecy may not be that Dany will literally slay Aegon (any more than she’ll literally slay Stannis), but that she’ll slay the lie that he’s actually Rhaegar’s son and the true heir to the throne, when it’s actually her. Aegon might be dead before she even gets to Westeros.

However, some people seem very convinced that it’s Dany and Drogon who’ll accidentally set off the wildfire in KL and blow up Aegon. I don’t, I think she’s still going to be in Essos at the time, and the wildfire explodo sounds more apropos for the hapless Victarion to me. We’ll see who’s right eventually… hopefully as soon as TWOW’s out. Write, GRRM, write like the wind…

@oliver-the-great I made this reply a proper post so I could easily save it. Disclaimer: I’m a white guy who was born thousands of years before rap (as I said before with my Ode to Bucephalus, my talent is in war and not in prose and/or lyrics), but I gave it my best shot. Imagine Hephaistion and Bucephalus laying down some sick beatboxing as backing to this rap.

Not Alexander the Great, I’m Alexander the Greatest,
Rolling with my Companions, if you’re jealous don’t hate us.
The temple of Artemis burned on the day of my birth,
And foretold my conquest of the motherfucking earth.

My dad’s a prick, only king of dick.
(Fuck you, Dad)
Even criticized the way I sing,
Philip may be the general but I’m the goddamn king.
(Fuck you, Dad)

When I was 10, Demosthenes talked shit about me,
Mocked my music and debate to the Athenian assembly.
At least I’m not a little bitch who fled from battle,
Casting off his weapons like a goddamn coward,
Against a worm Demosthenes would be overpowered.
(Fuck you, Demosthenes)

I still can’t believe that little douche, Ptolemy,
Blabbing about the time I got dysentery.
I’m dead, just let me have some dignity.
(Fuck you, Ptolemy)

Defenders said I couldn’t conquer the Sogdian Rock,
What utter bullshit and poppycock.
Said I’d only succeed if my men could fly,
So I sent my best climbers to try.
Turns out my men do have wings,
Now bow down bitches for the King of Kings.
(Fuck you, Rock)

Motherfuckers at the Hyphasis tell me to chill,
“Conquering, we’ve had our fill.”
(Fuck you, Army)
“We want to go home,” they whine and moan,
Surrounded by people and I still feel alone.
(Fuck you, Army)

Everyone bows when I come in,
Kneels down and kisses the signet ring,
‘Cause I’m the motherfucking King of Kings.
I’m the greatest military commander in history,
Caesar, Pyrrhus, Napoleon all worship me,
But sadly my death wasn’t a glorious mystery. 
(FUCK YOU, TYPHOID)

Fin

Some doubt the Jesus of the New Testament. Others go so far as to say that Jesus never even existed and that everything written about him is a forgery. How does this stack up to the evidence?

THE GOSPELS ARE BASED ON EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY.

The apostle John repeatedly pointed to the fact that he was an eyewitness of the life, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus from the dead (John 19:35; 21:24; 1 John 1:1). Likewise, Peter claimed to be an eyewitness and that they were merely teaching what they had seen (Acts 2:32; 4:19-20; 10:39-40; 2 Peter 1:16). Paul challenged those who doubted the resurrection to talk to the 500 witnesses who had seen Jesus alive after the resurrection, the majority of whom were still alive (1 Cor. 15:3-8). Luke was diligent to base his accounts (the books of Luke and Acts) on eyewitness testimony (Luke 1:1-4).

THERE WERE NINE AUTHORS DOCUMENTING TESTIMONY.

There were nine different authors (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, Jude, and the writer of Hebrews) of twenty seven books. All of these authors were either direct eyewitnesses of the events or were contemporaries of eyewitnesses.

LEGAL EXPERTS CONFIRM THE TESTIMONY AS CREDIBLE.

Modern legal experts have confirmed that the eyewitness testimony in the New Testament is authentic, and that any impartial person in a court of law would have no reason to doubt the credibility of the testimony.

ARCHEOLOGY CONFIRMS THE TESTIMONY.

Not one archaeological discovery has ever conflicted with the Bible. On the contrary, there have been many archaeological discoveries that support it. We know the locations of places like Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Bethany, the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee. We have also found artifacts like a coin of Caesar Augustus, inscriptions regarding people like King Herod, Pilate, and Caiaphas, and places like the synagogue in Capernaum, the pool of Siloam and the steps of the temple. We’ve even discovered examples of crucifixion and tombs (including one that is empty!).

Here is a list of all the Toho kaiju IDW has the rights to use. There may be more than what we have here.

(From left to right - Godzilla, Anguirus, Battra, Destoroyah, Gigan, Hedorah, King Ghidorah, Kumonga, Mechagodzilla, Mothra, Rodan, Spacegodzilla, Titanosaurus, Jet Jaguar, Sanda, Gaira, Moguera, Megalon, Ebirah, Megaguirus, Biollante, Monster X, Keizer Ghidorah, Varan, Gorosaurus, Zilla, Manda, Gezora, Baragon, Orga, King Caesar, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Kamoebas, Kamacuras, Ganimes, and Minilla)

All of them have appeared in or on covers of comics at least once,with the exception of Mecha-King Ghidorah, who is confirmed, and Ganimes and Minilla, who have both been strongly hinted at (Ganimes as a cave painting, Minilla appearing on an early version of a cover). Also note that IDW could also use any form of each kaiju (ex: Hedorah’s flying and water forms) and all the incarnations of each kaiju (ex: Showa and Heisei Mechagodzilla as well as Kiryu).

36 kaiju total, but again, there may be more.

I’m doing buildings in perspective at work and it’s really a pain in the ass for me (but I’m learning :p)…so during my breaks I draw random anime fan arts xD

And since my line drawings suck I decided to paint it very roughly to see….and I really liked it so I may do this more often in the future :p

So, here we have Caesar Zepelli (damn you beautiful bastard, I never cried so manly tears, and know I’m traumatized, I will cry everytime I see a pizza aaaaaaah), with our cutie Edward Elric <3

There is also Jôtarô and Satsuki(who seems very pissed) to add some dark badassery to this page, and Saber…because she’s the king…don’t even ask :O


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42ED-7PWAo&list=PLg9i8p9FXLonmJszOuvPer7WWHwTRlv_4&index=2

anonymous asked:

49 from the old list please

Okay darlings this one is gonna be kind of based on something I saw this weekend at comic con. I’m not gonna tell the pairing to keep the surprise alive.

Send me a prompt if you want me to write you something! If you use a list just specify old list or new list.

“Well this is awkward…”

Oh man, Alex thought, this is going to be perfect.

He was dressed as Spider-Man at their local comic con, and he had just spotted a girl taking a picture with a Deadpool cosplayer.

Alex ran up to the pair and shoved himself in between them.

“What’s going on here?” he asked. “You’re taking a picture without me? Come on Deadpool, we talked about this.”

The girl giggled and the Deadpool had the good grace to play along.

“She just wanted a nice picture without your ugly mug ruining it,” he retorted.

The girl laughed. “Can I get a picture with both of you?” she asked.

“Of course,” Alex said, putting an arm around her shoulder.

Deadpool moved to her other side.

“Deadpool needs to be real close,” he said, nuzzling his head into the girl’s neck.

“Dude,” Alex said. “Stop weirding people out.”

“I’m not,” Deadpool insisted. “She likes it.”

The girl laughed and took a couple selfies. “Thank you guys,” she said, moving away from them.

“Wait,” Alex called. “Quick question: who’s better? Me or Deadpool?”

“You’re both my favorites,” the girl said.

Deadpool made a buzzer sound. “Wrong answer. Come on, let’s hear it. We all know it’s Deadpool.”

“I believe it’s pronounced Spidey,” Alex said. He was really enjoying this. It was nice to forget about his worries sometimes and pretend to be someone else, even if it was Spider-Man. He had tried to convince his friends to come with him as different superheroes but they were all busy that weekend.

“I guess Deadpool,” the girl said.

Alex fell to his knees. “My heart,” he said as Deadpool high-fived the girl. “You’ve wounded me.”

When the girl left, Alex got back on his feet.

“Hey, you’re pretty cool, Deadpool,” he said.

“You’re not too bad yourself, Spidey. Wanna stick together?”

Alex shrugged. “Why not?”

For the rest of the day Alex walked around with him and they asked nearly every person they saw who they thought was better. The results were overwhelmingly in favor of Deadpool, which irked Alex a little, but he reminded himself that it was all just for fun.

The most exciting part of the day was when they reached a group of twelve-year-olds cosplaying as cartoon characters. The two took pictures with all of them, then asked their usual question. Alex was pleased to note that quite a few of them said Spider-Man.

They were about to walk away when one girl spoke up.

“Can you two kiss?”

Alex turned around. “What?”

“Please?” The girl asked. “You’re my OTP.”

Deadpool was very suddenly close to Alex’s face.

“Pucker up, Spidey,” he said, and placed a quick kiss on Alex’s lips. Well, as best he could through their masks.

The kiss was met with delighted squeals from the kids and several flashes from cameras.

Alex, keeping in character, shoved Deadpool away.

“Dude,” he said, “not in public.”

This brought even more squeals. They waved to the group of kids and continued on their way.

“You weren’t uncomfortable with that, right?” Deadpool asked after they were out of earshot.

Alex shook his head. “Nah, it’s cool. I was a little startled at first but I don’t mind.” He thought it was pretty nice of Deadpool to ask that.

“Hey,” Alex said, just remembering something. “Do you want to sign up for that cosplay contest?”

“Sure,” Deadpool said with a smirk in his voice. “Maybe we’ll win the couples category.”

They went and signed up for the contest. They each had to fill out their own form, even though they had decided to enter the couples contest just for fun.

They walked around for a few more hours, and then it was time for the contest. They paraded across the stage together, waving at the small crowd. Deadpool placed one more kiss on Alex’s cheek for effect.

They watched the other couples march across the stage, then the judges spent about ten minutes deliberating.

“Okay folks,” the announcer, who was dressed as Caesar Flickerman, said. “It’s time for the final results. As our runner-ups, we have Samuel Seabury as Rose Tyler and George King as The Doctor.”

Alex clapped, but rolled his eyes beneath his mask. Of course those two would do that.

“And in first place,” the announcer said, “we have Alexander Hamilton as Spider-Man…”

Alex began to move onstage.

“…and Thomas Jefferson as Deadpool.”

Alex froze for a moment then whipped around to face Deadpool. They both ripped off their masks.

“Thomas?!”

“Well this is awkward…” Thomas said.

“Oh my god,” Alex said. “I think I’m going to be sick.”

“Am I really that bad a kisser?” Thomas smirked.

“Are you guys going to come get your award?” The announcer asked.

“Nope,” Alex said. He walked to the end of the stage, past the giggling Seabury and King, and off the stage. “Nope nope nope nope. No one speaks of this. Ever. Oh my god. Everything is awful.”

“See you next year, then?” Thomas called after him.

Updated: The Killers Debut New Song?

It appears The Killers may have debuted a new song or a work in progress tonight during their show at the Caesars Windsor Colosseum in Ontario.

Before we go any further, it should be noted that this could be a cover of an obscure song.  However, repeated searches have not returned any likely matches.

The new song, work in progress, or obscure cover featured Brandon Flowers on the piano between ‘Losing Touch and ’Bling (Confession of a King).  In past shows, it is not uncommon for Flowers to briefly take to the piano for a stripped down reprise of a song performed earlier in the show. 

The only recordings posted so far come from Twitter and are two 30 second snippets.

The lyrics appear to be:

First tweet/ Part 1:

Have all your hopes been met?
Have all these years been worth it?
Am I the great regret?
Has any…

Second Tweet/ Part 2:

…has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?
Oh I just need one to get through to you

UPDATE:

Tumblr user @canitbethewayitwas has uploaded what appears to be the full length video of the song in question.  You can view that video directly on their Tumblr.

I have filled out the lyrics as I hear them:

Have all your dreams been fallow?
Have your hopes been met?
Have all these years been worth it?
Am I the great regret?

Has every ship gone sailing?
Has every heart gone blue?
Have all the songs been written?

Oh I just need one to get through to you
I just need one more to get through to you
I can’t take back what I’ve done wrong
I just need one more, one more song

The Godzilla fanbase is fun because it remembers its history.  There are Jojo fans who have never read the manga, there are Doctor Who fans who have never seen anything pre-2005, but then with Godzilla fans some of the most popular monsters haven’t shown up in DECADES.  Even ones like Varan, who last appeared in the 60s, may not be popular, but are certainly respected in the same way one respects an old friend.  It’s nice.  I mean hell, there are King Caesar figures at Toys R Us RIGHT NOW, and the last we saw of him since 1974 was about a minute of new footage from Godzilla: Final Wars.  In 2004.  I don’t know, it’s just nice.  Loyalty is nice.