who's next

listen. l i s t e n. barry j bluejeans is the lover. he loves so much that he is defined by it. lup was more important to him than his own life, a fact that he proved many many times over an eleven-year period by literally dying for her again and again.

but it wasn’t just lup on the starblaster, and it wasn’t just lup that barry loved. the starblaster became his family, and barry, who is known for his love, loved them too.

so give me a barry who stays up until four in the morning sharing stories with lucretia, reminiscing about the lives they lost to the hunger and talking about the families they miss dearly. give me a barry who spends years chipping away at taako’s facade with infinite patience, because he knows there’s more to taako than the fronts the elf throws up, is overjoyed when he finally sees the elf talk to him about something serious. give me a barry who sits quietly next to davenport and coaxes jokes out of him, never judging, to reassure his captain that his crew sees him as more than a silly gnome with a silver ship. give me a barry who gets pranked by magnus and throws himself into his retaliation with eagerness, because it makes magnus laugh and anything that makes his little brother laugh is worth doing. give me a barry who engages in theological debates with merle for hours about the religious connotations of necromancy, and then learns dwarven drinking songs with an atrocious accent to sing with him after they leave fungston. 

give me a barry who loves - who loves so much that his love defines him across the universe.

Can I just give props to Sony Pictures Classics for crushing it on the promotions for the US release of Call Me By Your Name? (And the stars’ publicists and agents and whoever else is involved in these things.) I had high hopes and minimal expectations - maybe a small article here, a tv clip there - but so far I have been pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of the publicity. It’s obviously not a ton like a Justice League-style media blitz, but it’s way more and better than I expected.

I almost fell out of my chair when I found out Timmy was going to be on Fallon. That’s a pretty big deal for The Tonight Show to be your first late night talk appearance. (I’m not a mega-fan of Fallon but he does have one of the top talk shows.) 

Likewise Armie on the COVER of THR today. Beyond lovely.

Plus Armie on two morning shows (hello demographic appeal). Armie and Timmy in GQ. Armie in People’s Sexiest (despite protests). USA Today. And who knows what’s next - I’m now conditioned to check my phone and see a gorgeous new photo shoot every day. (My secret wish: cover of Entertainment Weekly. It could happen as we get deeper into awards season.)

I am just really pleased by how they’re committed to getting the word out about this film, in mostly thoughtful, quality outlets. Props to Vulture’s/New York Mag’s outstanding coverage, though I suspect that is less widely seen.

The only downside to all of this is that now we have to share it with the world. I’m not ready! Part of me wants CMBYN to remain “our secret,” you know? Ah well.

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it (2017) characters » richie tozier
I told you, Bill. I fucking told you, I don’t want to die. It’s your fault. You punched me in the face, you made me walk through shitty water, you brough me to a fucking crackhead house, and now… I’m gonna have to kill this fucking clown.

If the world ever leaves you feeling hopeless, remember that Star Trek was cancelled twice and deemed an utter failure; then rose from the ashes to become the flagship for all of science fiction, spawning six spin-offs, fourteen movies, and enough novels to keep the fires burning through the Long Night. Oh, and inspired new technology, popularized fan fiction, created slash, forged the foundation for modern fan culture, and pushed young people to the sciences. A show that was fucking cancelled. CANCELLED!

So. When it gets bad out there, just… be Star Trek.

BE STAR TREK.

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me: *sees this*

me: heavenly father, why do you let bad things happen? more to the point, why do you let bad things happen to me?

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Happy Steven Moffat appreciation day!

‘Heroes are important. History books tell us who we used to be, documentaries tell us who we are now, but heroes tell us who we want to be and a lot of our heroes depress me. But you know when they made this particular hero (The Doctor), they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things. And not a tank or warship or X-wing fighter. They gave him a call box from which you can call for help. And they didn’t give him a superpower or pointy ears or a heat ray. They gave him an extra heart. They give him two hearts and that’s an extraordinary thing because I don’t think there will ever be a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.’

OOOH MYYY LOOORRRDDDD I FINALLY FINISHED IT!!! I WANTED to get this out yesterday, but I’m bad at pacing myself, whoops.

The Colonel was definitely more challenging then Damien’s, but there’s also a lot more going on. Hope you guys like it just as much as his though!

I’m still not sure who I’m doing next… But I will make the next one soon!!

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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker and has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, and the gothic novel. The novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film, and television interpretations.

The Illustrated Dracula (1897; 2006)
Dracula (1931)
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Dracula (1979)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Van Helsing (2004)
Hellsing Ultimate (2006-2012)
Dracula Untold (2014)  
Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)
Castlevania (2017-)