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Mcu in an alternative universe

2020.09.17 12:25 TimDrakeTheRed Mcu in an alternative universe

1:- Star spangled man :- First 5 min onto past then direct on present day cap is found.Through out the film he searches for true meaning of Captain America .Sharon and shield on supporting part.Villain is winter soldier who gets brutally killed by Captain America by his shield then steve cries.Also a destructive battle in new York between winter soldier and steve (With helicarrier and bunch of winter soldiers being with bucky)
2:- Iron Man vs Captain America :-Dawn of avenge =Tony stark who is Iron man for 20 years protecting new york witness the destructive battle of captain america in this process one of his tower get destroyed.He vows to defeat captain america
Villain is Norman Osborn Jr (Played by Michael cera ) . Natasha also appears in the party of Norman Osborn where she sends tony a bunch of avengers files from oscorp website (Cameo of Hulk Thor Spider-Man ) also a knightmare of tony where a post apocalyptic world is ruled by Captain America (Ala thanos slave) with chitauri from there a future spiderman warns tony saying Sharon is the key.Then in the epic battle Tony nearly defeats Steve but steve says "Save Sharon I don't want to loose her like James" It is revealed Tony's deceased best friend name is James so they patch up.In the climax Norman Osborn brings back Bucky by the body of ablomination .Cap dies Norman sent onto raft where he mumbles "He is coming tin tin tin ".In the end Tony and Natasha plans to put up a team together to fight with thanos.
Thunderbolts :- Members are Lady deadpool , Bullseye ,Glenn tablot ,diablo , venom ,lizard , gladiator a bunch of supervillains formed by general thunderbolt ross in the awake of death of Captain America gladiator dies in the film early. Spider-Man and iron man has a cameo on the film.This film heavily marketed as a lady Deadpool and Carnage love story but Cletus has only 5 min of screen time .Villain is Johnny blaze aka ghost rider.In the end tony receives avengers files from thunderbolt ross. Carnage actor Jared Leto was so disappointed to see that his role was chopped down and he vowed to never reprise his role again in mceu with moving to DC and playing man bat in the solo man bat film.
Black widow :-One of the First film to be critically received praise from critics set in 1980s Soviet Union despite a horrible cgied villain .Red guardian appears as her love interest .
Avengers :-Russo brothers had to left the film in the midway which then went to zack snyders hand (Who was that time scheduled to direct a solo pepper pott film )Upon releasing it was review bombed in everywhere so a big box office bomb with horrible ebony maw cgi villain, a cgi moustache Chris evans , Horrible scenes and dialogues like Spider-Man falling into the tits of Black widow.Fans demanded the Russo cut and started to abuse disney zack snyder marvel everywhere.#ReleaseTheRussoCut became a thing.End credit norman osborn jr breaks out of prison by taskmaster and they discuss about forming their own avengers
Thor :-Set after events of avengers villain is loki and surtur .
Captain marvel:-Another nice film from mceu featuring kamala Khan with dr octopus as villain a nice comedy film and kamala is a huge Captain America fan.A faceless Captain America appears in the end
Carnage:-Set in alternative universe in the gritty 80s of new york where a guy name Cletus kassady rejected by the society went to become a deadly villain called carnage . Howard stark appears with a little tony stark it is hinted in the film that he could be the bastard son of Howard stark.Jim Carrey gets an Oscar for the portrayal.
Xmen and the fantabulous adventures of lady Deadpool :- Features lady Deadpool mockingbird jean grey misty knight and jubilee (who looks nothing like comics ) going against kingpin (played by Hayden Christine) who wants to get a stolen diamond with jigsaw aka billy russo as his partner.Upon releasing it was critically and commercially flopped at the box office .
Upcoming films 1:Iron man :-Played by Zac Efron in this reboot set in a dark gritty new york villain is whiplash. It was suppose to be the film of rdj but he left due to playing Iron Man was effecting him and he replaced by Efron .
2:-Spiderman into the spider verse :-With rdj coming back again to play iron man and Tobey McGuire is returning as raimiverse Spidey which will retcon as canon in mceu.
3:-Ronan:-A solo film where Ronan is played by Vin Diesel Rumor is that howling commandos and wolverine will show up in the film
4:-Thunderbolts 2:-Directed by David ayer instead of James gunn David ayer who was temporarily fired by wb for offensive tweets for green lantern 3 film was roped by Disney to make the sequel.
5:-Black widow 1994:-Take place in 1994 villain is Yelena Belova
6:-Avengers russo cut featuring thanos and rumour is that brie larson Captain marvel would appear even she said she only prefer to play Harley Quinn
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2020.09.16 20:28 TimDrakeTheRed If mcu was constructed like dceu or more like what if wb peoples ran marvel (For fun)

If mcu was like dceu 1:- Star spangled man :- First 5 min onto past then direct on present day cap is found.Through out the film he searches for true meaning of Captain America .Sharon and shield on supporting part.Villain is winter soldier who gets brutally killed by Captain America by his shield then steve cries.Also a destructive battle in new York between winter soldier and steve (With helicarrier and bunch of winter soldiers being with bucky)
2:- Iron Man vs Captain America :-Dawn of avenge =Tony stark who is Iron man for 20 years protecting new york witness the destructive battle of captain america in this process one of his tower get destroyed.He vows to defeat captain america
Villain is Norman Osborn Jr (Played by Michael cera ) . Natasha also appears in the party of Norman Osborn where she sends tony a bunch of avengers files from oscorp website (Cameo of Hulk Thor Spider-Man ) also a knightmare of tony where a post apocalyptic world is ruled by Captain America (Ala thanos slave) with chitauri from there a future spiderman warns tony saying Sharon is the key.Then in the epic battle Tony nearly defeats Steve but steve says "Save Sharon I don't want to loose her like James" It is revealed Tony's deceased best friend name is James so they patch up.In the climax Norman Osborn brings back Bucky by the body of ablomination .Cap dies Norman sent onto raft where he mumbles "He is coming tin tin tin ".In the end Tony and Natasha plans to put up a team together to fight with thanos.
Thunderbolts :- Members are Lady deadpool , Bullseye ,Glenn tablot ,diablo , venom ,lizard , gladiator a bunch of supervillains formed by general thunderbolt ross in the awake of death of Captain America gladiator dies in the film early. Spider-Man and iron man has a cameo on the film.This film heavily marketed as a lady Deadpool and Carnage love story but Cletus has only 5 min of screen time .Villain is Johnny blaze aka ghost rider.In the end tony receives avengers files from thunderbolt ross. Carnage actor Jared Leto was so disappointed to see that his role was chopped down and he vowed to never reprise his role again in mceu with moving to DC and playing man bat in the solo man bat film.
Black widow :-One of the First film to be critically received praise from critics set in 1980s Soviet Union despite a horrible cgied villain .Red guardian appears as her love interest .
Avengers :-Russo brothers had to left the film in the midway which then went to zack snyders hand (Who was that time scheduled to direct a solo pepper pott film )Upon releasing it was review bombed in everywhere so a big box office bomb with horrible ebony maw cgi villain, a cgi moustache Chris evans , Horrible scenes and dialogues like Spider-Man falling into the tits of Black widow.Fans demanded the Russo cut and started to abuse disney zack snyder marvel everywhere.#ReleaseTheRussoCut became a thing.End credit norman osborn jr breaks out of prison by taskmaster and they discuss about forming their own avengers
Thor :-Set after events of avengers villain is loki and surtur .
Captain marvel:-Another nice film from mceu featuring kamala Khan with dr octopus as villain a nice comedy film and kamala is a huge Captain America fan.A faceless Captain America appears in the end
Carnage:-Set in alternative universe in the gritty 80s of new york where a guy name Cletus kassady rejected by the society went to become a deadly villain called carnage . Howard stark appears with a little tony stark it is hinted in the film that he could be the bastard son of Howard stark.Jim Carrey gets an Oscar for the portrayal.
Xmen and the fantabulous adventures of lady Deadpool :- Features lady Deadpool mockingbird jean grey misty knight and jubilee (who looks nothing like comics ) going against kingpin (played by Hayden Christine) who wants to get a stolen diamond with jigsaw aka billy russo as his partner.Upon releasing it was critically and commercially flopped at the box office .
Upcoming films 1:Iron man :-Played by Zac Efron in this reboot set in a dark gritty new york villain is whiplash. It was suppose to be the film of rdj but he left due to playing Iron Man was effecting him and he replaced by Efron .
2:-Spiderman into the spider verse :-With rdj coming back again to play iron man and Tobey McGuire is returning as raimiverse Spidey which will retcon as canon in mceu.
3:-Ronan:-A solo film where Ronan is played by Vin Diesel Rumor is that howling commandos and wolverine will show up in the film
4:-Thunderbolts 2:-Directed by David ayer instead of James gunn David ayer who was temporarily fired by wb for offensive tweets for green lantern 3 film was roped by Disney to make the sequel.
5:-Black widow 1994:-Take place in 1994 villain is Yelena Belova
6:-Avengers russo cut featuring thanos and rumour is that brie larson Captain marvel would appear even she said she only prefer to play Harley Quinn
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2020.08.29 15:31 fizduck On my mildly annoying family situation

This is my first time venting my frustration online, but I doubt there's much of a procedure to a self-gratifying process. Frankly, I didn't think I'd get to this point- but I don't think anyone ever does.
I just turned 18 a couple of weeks ago. Unsurprisingly, given that I am indeed posting here, I've found it somewhat difficult to cope with a lot of things recently. I do apologise if my writing appears contrived, I'll not put too much effort in editing.
Have you ever wondered what living with a rabid dog would be like? Well, that's how I've, admittedly somewhat inaccurately, decided to describe living with my dear mother. I know phrasing it like that is rather rude. But frankly, I'm over it.
As you already know, Corona took a heavy toll on some families- both monetarily and morally. My family, consisting of me, mother and father is included in both categories. They've had bad arguments before, sure, with mom always being more.... passionate and dad always being more reserved- not that he's not lost it a couple of times either.
I think this is a good time to say that I never quite understood emotions. My immediate response to a conflict is trying to resolve it logically, and my personal solution for anguish is cutting off the source. Evidently, that's not something I can do right now.
I think that my main issues with mother arouse from two main traits of hers.
  1. She never, and I do mean NEVER lets go of anything that upsets her. I'm talking about stuff that happened up to twenty years ago here.
  2. I don't understand what she wants. But I'm quite sure she doesn't either. When I ask her what she wants to do about her issues, she just blames farther for everything and mentally flip flops between wanting to split up and 'trying to make it work.' In my honest opinion, these aren't two people that should see each other ever again if it can be helped.
Mom's convinced father's cheating on her. Whatever. I've yet to see any credible evidence. And yet she's so convinced- frankly, it's something she brings up every single time there's a semblace of normal conversation. She also yells at and cusses him a lot. I do mean a lot. Frankly, I acknowledge that's she's unstable. But it's oh, so incredibly frustrating having to deal with that when I have plenty of other issues myself. Not that I can focus on them anymore...
June 22nd was the first time she tried to kill herself. I still have nightmares about that night most of the times I go to sleep. It was a particurarly bad argument. Dad had been sleeping on the living room carpet for about 3 days at that point. She saw that as a sign of him having somebody else instead of... being tired of sleeping next to a goddam volcano. Unrelated, but he's been drinking more lately. And I think she broke a new record for smoking. She got drunk that night. Walked into my room, crying after about an hour of silence. Sat on my chair and told me what can be paraphrased as 'goodbye, I love you' with an air of... finality. She said she was going to jump in front of a car. Also asked how deep the local canal is. I spent a good hour sobbing in front of the door that night. I swore to never cry again 3 years ago. That was the second time I broke that oath. I comforted her up until she feel asleep at 2 am.
It was calmer for a bit after that, but the tension was still in the air. She started exploding again not long after. I'd rather not discuss the things she always starts arguments about. It's always the same ones. Have been for years. Y'know that one meme about Brie Larson, "is this a personal attack?", imagine that but followed by 1 and a half hours of screaming and rampaging. She smashed a laptop during the worst one. Luckily, I was able to salvage the HDD.
She's been growing more and more unstable. She's hurting herself. Not with a knife, but rather slapping and punching herself during mental breakdowns. Ripping her own hair out, and it hurts me to see her like that. She always tell me that father is trying to manipulate me into thinking she's crazy. Mind you, her own behaviour is evidence enough of very high... instability.
It was getting worse and worse prior to my birthday. I'm ashamed to admit I also took to her habit- punching myself to let out frustration. I only hit myself in the thigh and ocasionally stomach if I'm feeling particurarly terrible. I know it's a bad coping mechanics, no need to tell me that.
Obviously, the fact that I'm venting on reddit instead of one of my friends' DMs makes it rather clear that I'm not that close to a lot of people, if any.
A few weeks ago, about 5 days prior to my birthday. The 'argument' was exceptionally bad, she was completely losing it. I did something terrible. It was the only thing I could think of to calm the situation. I took a knife and threatened to slith my own throat. I didn't cut anything. Not that it stops me from feeling the same pressure around my throat every time my mind drifts off. I know that mad ethe situation wore in the long run, I'm not stupid. But at least it calmed down for about a week. It's slowly been starting again over the last 2 days. I can't really stomach it anymore, not really.
I already have plenty of issues to deal with, and about a year till I can go to uni. I'm scared of leaving them alone together. I'm scared of leaving her alone. But I don't really like talking with her, if I'm being honest. Mother's and I's relationship has been... strained for a few years. We don't really agree on a lot of stuff. And, as you can imaigne, we've been drifting further apart.
I know this piece of writing is biased, I know I don't really mention how father's not really helping the situation anymore- I understand being fed up, but ignoring the problem and throwing back insults doesn't really help. Mind you, she insults him a lot more than the vice versa. But, as I said, she takes everything to hear.
I know I'm subconsciously agreeing with him more often than not because he acts stronger when around me, because he understands that I want to be alone during these times, and because... I much prefer silence to the alternative. But that's just standard human bias. I know the fault lies somewhere in the middle. Myself included.
Y'know, she once told me that it's my fault her marriage is falling apart. I know that's not really the truth. And that it was over 6 months ago. And that she apologiesed for it as soon as I brought her attention to it. But it still hurt far more than anything anyone's ever told me before. She probably forgot all about it by now, that's how she operates- apologise for hurting your son, never bring it up again, get offended by nonsense, never forget it. I understand that's how she works, but I can't it. She always apologises for things, says she'll never do them again. And then proceeds to repeat that behaviour. I don't really know why I wrote this paragraph, it doesn't have much to do with the main post. But I guess it's here now.
Yes, I know they should split up. But that's just not financially possible. Dad's working full time, has always been since I was born. Mostly in foreign countries during my childood. I guess that's another reason she resents him now. She says she still loves him, but I don't think she understands what love is. Anyhow, as I was saying, not financially possible, she's unemplyed, has worked as a chef prior to Corona, but unemplyed right now. Our appartment is rented, no savings. I guess this one was a bit too personal. I guess I better get myself a part-time job and start finding scolarships. We also live in what they describe as a 'foreign country'. But I've been living here for 6 years now, not a citizen, sure, but I guess I've adapted well-enough. Can't say the same about mother.
I think living with them has rendered me unable to have a normal romantic relationship in the future, or rather, killed any desire to do so out of fear that I'll act like them towards my partner, or that I'll end up in a similar situation.
I can't help it, but I've been so, so tired and frustrated lately. And it makes me feel bad. I don't know what to do with myself.
The situation is worse than what I've written here. And that's okay. I hope posting this will make me feel slightly better.
Probably should've used a throwaway, not like it matters.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I know this isn't the worst possible situation to be in, I'm reminded of that constantly, but it still matters to me that someone took the time and interest to read my 'story.'
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2020.08.01 17:12 finnagains Captain Marvel: Money, feminism, militarism and previously “independent” filmmakers (r/DailyMotionVid) 20 March 2019

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; written by Boden, Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet
The production and release of Captain Marvel, the new science fiction superhero adventure from Marvel and Disney, has a number of remarkable features, but none of them involve the film’s drama, action or characters.
Briefly, Captain Marvel, in convoluted fashion, follows US Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) who absorbs an awesome energy source, making her potentially “one of the universe’s most powerful heroes ever known,” according to the film’s publicity.
However, six years later, she is suffering from amnesia, doesn’t know who or what she is and has become a member of the repressive Starforce Military under her mentor Yon-Rogg (Jude Law). The shapeshifting Skrulls, the apparent enemy, force Danvers to crash-land in the US in the mid-1990s. But all is not what it appears. Danvers discovers secrets about herself and about a “galactic war” between two alien races.
Not much of this is interesting, although it is noisy and “action-packed.” Captain Marvel, as a film, is predictable, empty and tedious. The more “sensitive” scenes on Earth, focusing on Danvers and her African American friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and daughter (Akira Akbar), are possibly the most contrived and least convincing.
The first genuinely noteworthy fact about the new film, not surprisingly, concerns money.
Disney, the film’s distributor, is the world’s largest media company, with some $100 billion in assets. With a market value of $152 billion, it ranks as the 53rd largest company of any kind in the world, just behind Total (oil and gas), Merck (pharmaceuticals), the Bank of China (one of the four leading state-owned commercial banks in China), Unilever, DowDuPont and BP.
Media reports place Captain Marvel’s combined net production and global marketing costs at $300 million. To date, the film’s global box office stands at $774 million.
Captain Marvel is truly “corporate entertainment”—i.e., the very process by which it came into being prevents it from being entertaining or enlightening in any meaningful fashion.
This type of large-scale, officially sponsored filmmaking, whose success is avidly promoted and tracked by the media and business publications in particular, inevitably intersects and overlaps with other aspects of American establishment culture. In the case of Captain Marvel, this means militarism and feminism specifically.
The US Air Force was involved in the production of Captain Marvel. Brie Larson, Jude Law and Algenis Perez Soto in Captain Marvel
In fact, Task & Purpose reported that Marvel Studios launched the official start of production “with a photo of Larson, and Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt, then-commander of the 57th Wing and the service’s first female fighter pilot, atop an F-15 at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.”
“To prepare for her role, Larson,” according to The Wrap, visited the Air Force base “to join simulated dogfights. The film’s red-carpet premiere included testimonials from Air Force men and women and a flyover by the Air Force’s Nellis-based Thunderbirds.”
Task & Purpose, a website that follows the American military, also cited the emailed comments of Todd Fleming, chief of the Community and Public Outreach Division at Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs: “The Air Force partners on any number of entertainment projects to ensure the depiction of Airmen and the Air Force mission is accurate and authentic. Our partnership with ‘Capt Marvel’ [sic] helped ensure the character’s time in the Air Force and backstory was presented accurately. It also highlighted the importance of the Air Force to our national defense.”
“[Captain Marvel] is not part of a recruiting strategy but we would expect that audiences seeing a strong Air Force heroine, whose story is in line with the story of many of our Airmen, would be positively received,” Fleming said.
The issue of female recruitment is no small matter. American imperialism, recklessly gearing up for war against Russia, China and other rivals, needs vast new supplies of human fodder. Task & Purpose explains, “The spotlight on airmen [in Captain Marvel] comes at a time when the Air Force, like the other services, is hunting for the next generation of pilots. The Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps are all short 25 percent of their pilot billets, according to a GAO [Government Accountability Office] report published this summer; the Air Force in particular has doled out cash incentives like candy in a vain effort to prevent pilots from defecting to the private sector. Indeed, the branch’s plan to increase its number of squadrons by 76 to Cold War levels will require an additional 40,000 personnel, further straining the service’s recruitment capabilities. At the Air Force Academy, female cadets are increasingly encouraged to vie for pilot spots to help bridge that gap.”
Larson, who has made all sorts of useless (or worse) comments about #MeToo, alleged sexual abuse and her own “social activism,” like most of affluent Hollywood, is entirely oblivious to the criminal role of the US military, the greatest source of terror and “abuse” on the planet by an order of magnitude of 100 times or more.
The female heroism in Captain Marvel, of course, has been greeted with plaudits. Entertainment Weekly noted excitedly that the film would “mark the first time a woman will be headlining her own solo superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also marks the first time a woman will direct a superhero film for Marvel Studios: Anna Boden will co-direct with her Mississippi Grind partner Ryan Fleck.”
The hope is that Captain Marvel will do “for women” what Black Panther did “for African Americans”—which is, of course, nothing whatsoever, except for a small layer of prominent studio executives, writers, performers, etc.
This comment from Deadline is typical: “One film finance source believes that it’s pretty much certain that Captain Marvel will see $1 billion around the world and break the glass ceiling for female-led pics at the global B.O. [box office], dashing past Wonder Woman’s final global of $821.8M.”
As is this Vox headline: “Why Captain Marvel’s milestone status creates so much pressure for it to succeed—Why Captain Marvel represents more than just a superhero movie.” The article proposes to answer these important questions: “What does a woman superhero mean for Marvel Studios and the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]? What are the takeaways from Captain Marvel’s already overwhelming box office success? What does the film have to say about feminism? What might have happened if it had flopped? And who gets to shape the conversation and narrative surrounding it?”
The final and perhaps most remarkable feature of Captain Marvel involves its writer-directors. (And, secondarily, its performers. What are Larson, Jude Law and the talented Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn, whose acting in The Land of Steady Habits we recently praised, doing in this rubbish?)
We have made the point previously on more than one occasion about the objective significance of the “long march” of numerous so-called independent or art filmmakers toward empty-headed, “blockbuster” movie-making. We noted the examples of Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, etc.), Alan Taylor (Terminator Genisys), the Russo brothers (the Captain America and Avengers franchises), Kenneth Branagh (Thor), Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, etc.), John Singleton (a Fast and Furious installment), Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day, one of the James Bond fantasies), Marc Forster (another of the Bond films, Quantum of Solace), Sam Mendes (yet another Bond film, Skyfall) and Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman).
To that list, one can add the more recent examples of Jon Watts (two Spider-Man films), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Ava DuVernay (A Wrinkle in Time) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther).
In a number of these cases, the filmmakers had earlier indicated vaguely oppositional political views or a certain concern at least for the fate of broader layers of the population.
The lure of large amounts of money is obviously an issue. But perhaps the more pertinent question is: what are the social and ideological conditions that make writers, directors and performers susceptible to this “lure”? It is not inevitable. Artists, including in the US, have been known to repudiate such offers with contempt. Almost inevitably, however, such resistance has been rooted in political and social conceptions and opposition of a left-wing character, sustained by a confidence in the better instincts of the population and its willingness to struggle. Those conceptions and that confidence are sorely lacking today.
The directors of the dreadful Captain Marvel, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, should not be entirely unfamiliar to devotes of off beat movies, although the context—big-budget Hollywood—may be unexpected. We have reviewed two of their films in the past, Half Nelson (2006) and Sugar (2008).
The Atlantic notes with surprise that Fleck and Boden “until now have worked in the realm of quiet, sensitive indie films.” More than simply “quiet” and “sensitive,” Half Nelson centers on an obviously left-wing high school teacher working at an inner-city school in Brooklyn.
A 2006 New York Times article about the making of Half Nelson is worth citing. The Fleck-Boden film, wrote Dennis Lim, “is a political allegory, a film about a would-be visionary who wants to change the world but can’t get his act together and is often his own worst enemy. It’s not a stretch to read it as a comment on the sorry state of the American left.”
“‘That was more or less conscious,’ the film’s director, Ryan Fleck, said of the political subtext.” Fleck and Boden “started writing Half Nelson … four years ago, as the Bush administration was preparing to invade Iraq and the antiwar movement was gaining momentum. ‘It felt like we were going to protests every other week,’ Mr. Fleck said recently. ‘But ultimately you don’t have the energy to do it all, and you feel like you’re doing very little. A big part of the frustration was the inability to make meaningful change.’
“The activist spirit comes naturally to Mr. Fleck, who was born to socialist parents on a commune in Berkeley, Calif. As a child he was taken to rallies and protests. As a teenager he read Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn.”
In an interview with Slant magazine, Fleck, asked about religion, replied jokingly “I was raised communist.”
Fleck and Boden’s Sugar, about a Dominican baseball player playing in the minor leagues in the US, as some have commented, was “about immigration and acculturation, capitalism and exploitation, hospitality and loneliness.”
Now, a decade later, Captain Marvel.
The same 2006 Times article referred to above contained this passage:
“Mr. Fleck said he hoped that their future projects would remain, however obliquely, rooted in a sense of social justice. ‘Filmmaking is kind of a vain hobby when maybe we should all be taking to the streets,’ he said. ‘But it seems irresponsible not to be informed by politics in some way.’
“Ms. Boden’s idealism is more tempered. ‘I don’t have an inflated sense of what a movie can do,’ she said. ‘But you can at least try not to put something out there that you don’t believe in.’
“Mr. Fleck added: ‘That’s a rule we try to follow, to not put garbage in the world.’”
Unfortunately, they have now.
See Also: US Pentagon Helped Make ‘Captain Marvel’ Blockbuster, Case Study in Neocon War Propaganda – by Ben Norton – 19 March 2019 - https://xenagoguevicene.com/2019/03/18/us-pentagon-helped-make-captain-marvel-blockbuster-case-study-in-neocon-war-propaganda-by-ben-norton-19-march-2019/
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2020.07.17 00:15 FPN123 How did The League get so many great guest stars?

List:
Rob Huebel (Russell)
Seth Rogen (Dirty Randy)
Jayma Mays (Trixie)
Rob Riggle (Bethesda)
Zach Woods (Lane)
Jeff Goldblum ( Ruxin's dad)
Brie Larson (Au Pair)
Aziz Ansari ( #1 plastic surgery doctor)
Bobby Lee ( guy making fun of Ruxin in Chinatown)
Andrea Savage ( Gail, Swim teacher)
Sarah Silverman ( Andre's Sister)
Snoop Dog
Meghan Markle
Ken Marino ( The Seed)
Mark Cuban
Larry David ( future Ruxin)
Keegan-Michael Key (Carmenjello)
Tj Miller and Thomas Middleditch (light of Genesis)
All the NFL players.
Am I missing anybody?
edit: People I left out
Ray Liotta (partner at Ruxins law firm)
Timothy Olyphant (Japanese Sushi chef)
Will Forte (Chuck)
Brooklyn Decker (Gina Gibiatti)
J.B. Smoove (Wheelchair with Vapora sports)
Dana White
Colton Dunn (cop)
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2020.07.13 17:09 rangfangfoobychops 7 Round Quiz for all to enjoy

This is the fourth quiz I have made and one of my favourites. The questions do tend to have a relatively heavy UK bias but there are many that work globally. First are the 7 rounds and then it's the questions and answers together right at the bottom. Feel free to use this quiz! Enjoy!

Round 1 - Sidekicks and companions
In this round I will name a character and you tell me who their sidekick or companion is.

1) Snoopy (seen with most often)
2) Chuck Nolan (CLUE: An employee of FedEx)
3) Inspector Jacques Clouseau
4) Frodo Baggins
5) The First companion of the 2005 Doctor Who reboot
6) Rocket Raccoon
7) Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
8) Captain Hook
9) The Lone Ranger
10) Mulan (1998 Disney Classic)

Round 2 - Elephant or Castle
In this round I will give you a name and you simply say if it's an elephant, or a castle! Easy.

1) Watermouth
2) Surus
3) Abul-Abbas
4) Tomen
5) Berilia
6) Kandula
7) Bipp
8) Bam
9) Hanno
10) Rufus

Round 3 - Mascots

1) Chester. One cool cat without a care in the world
2) Mr Peanut. Sacrificed himself, at age 104, in a fiery explosion #Roasted
3) Fido Dido. A black and white sports enthusiast with his own face on his t shirt.
4) Rich Uncle Pennybags. Spends a lot of time with Officer Mallory and Jake
5) Cornelius Rooster.
6) Julio P. An unstoppable and smartly-dressed mustachioed mascot.
7) Vinnie. The brand's "Number one fan" that once held an eBay auction to quickly
unload some of his goods, no questions asked. Included were paintings of dubious
authenticity, and used shovels, baseball bats, and crowbars.
8) Aleksandr Orlov. According to his website his skills include Business entrepreneurism,
Hallway Archery and 'fluent speak of English language'
9) Flat Eric. Enjoys the beat of electronic music. Has little use for the brand he represents
10) Tony Jr. Replaced his father in the family business in 1975 and is as sporty as ever.

Round 4 - Connection
In this round all the answers are connected in some way.

1) Who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Chandler Bing in the TV Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S?
2) B.A. Baracus was portrayed by Lawrence Tureaud, by which name is Lawrence better known?
3) Which former American Football star was tried for killing his former wife and her friend?
4) Which actor played a talkative shower-curtain ring salesman in Planes, Trains and Automobiles?
5) In 2019 Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel appeared on the big screen, which actress took on the role?
6) Most recently credited for playing Eddard Stark in Game of thrones, this actor has announced that
he will henceforth reject roles in which his character dies after amassing 23 on-screen deaths.
7) Which dance icon appeared in at least ten films and 33 partnered dances with Fred Astaire?
8) Who is the proprietor of the hotel in the 1970's British sitcom of the same name?
9) Which knighted British actor convinced director George Lucas to kill off his character in the
original 1977 Star Wars because he was fed up with the role and thought of the film as "Fairy tale rubbish"?
10) What is the connection between the previous 9 answers?

Round 5 - Money

1) Which country produces the 1 Tiyin coin, a record holding lowest value coin worth about 0.0000008 pence
2) What is the oldest currency still in use today?
3) When Charles becomes king of England, which direction will his likeness face on the new coins?
4) In what year were the London Olympic 50 Pence pieces released into circulation?
5) True or False: The Bank of England prints £1m and £100m notes
6) If you had one of each type of denomination in circulation, how much money will you have? (1p+2p etc. This includes banknotes)
7) How many sides on a 50p coin?
8) True or False: Two 1p coins weigh the same as a 2p coin. and two 5p coins weigh the same as one 10p coin
9) Using 10p,5p,2p and 1p coins how many ways are there of getting 10p?
10) Which of the following is NOT a slang term for GBP money: Cabbage. Honk. Ducats. Spuds or Lolly?

Round 6 - Super useless
In this round I will say the name of a character and their "superpower" and it's up to you to say whether they have appeared in a comic or if they were made up for this quiz!

1) Gin Genie. Has the ability to create seismic waves relative to the level of alcohol in her blood
2) Hindsight Lad. Invented himself to weasel into a group of heroes. He mostly criticises people's mistakes.
3) Brick Herman. Strongly believes he has the ability to turn himself into a brick. Once. Forever.
4) Arm-Fall-Off Boy. Has the ability to detach his limbs and use them as melee weapons
5) Dogwelder. A man in a welder's mask who welds dead canines to evildoers
6) Colour Kid. Has the ability to change the colour of an object at will
7) Matter-Eater Lad. Has the ability to eat all forms of matter
8) Twig. Has the ability to turn himself into a tree for a short time
9) Slow Moe. Has the ability to slow himself down significantly
10) Eye Scream. Has the ability to transform himself into any flavour of ice cream

Round 7 - General Knowledge

1) Who was the first Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10 for her routine?
2) Name one of the three species of bird that produce milk to feed their young
3) Who is generally considered responsible for email spam being named as it is?
4) What is the most common road name in the UK?
5) How many bridges cross the River Amazon?
6) Which colour pill does Neo swallow in The Matrix?
7) In the UK, How old do you have to be to have a shotgun license?
8) Gouda is a popular cheese originating in which country?
9) What do the French call the English Channel?
10) How many keys are there on a piano?



ANSWERS



Round 1 - Sidekicks and companions

Q1) Snoopy (seen with most often)
A1) Woodstock (Not Charlie Brown)
Q2) Chuck Nolan (CLUE: An employee of FedEx)
A2) Wilson (From Castaway)
Q3) Inspector Jacques Clouseau
A3) Cato Fong
Q4) Frodo Baggins
A4) Samwise Gamgee
Q5) The First companion of the 2005 Doctor Who reboot
A5) Rose Tyler (The actress is Billie Piper, it's up to you if you want to give a point for her name instead)
Q6) Rocket Raccoon
A6) Groot
Q7) Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
A7) Flounder
Q8) Captain Hook
A8) Smee
Q9) The Lone Ranger
A9) Tonto
Q10) Mulan (1998 Disney Classic)
A10) Mushu

Round 2 - Elephant or Castle

Q1) Watermouth
A1) Castle - Neo-Romantic Castle from 1825
Q2) Surus
A2) Elephant - The longest surviving war elephant of Hannibal crossing the alps
Q3) Abul-Abbas
A3) Elephant - Charlemagne's elephant
Q4) Tomen
A4) Castle - 13th Century Welsh Castle
Q5) Berilia
A5) Elephant - One of the four giant elephants holding up the Discworld
Q6) Kandula
A6) Elephant - The Elephant who helped unify Sri Lanka
Q7) Bipp
A7) Castle - A castle in Bern
Q8) Bam
A8) Castle - Known also as The Citadel of Bam or Arg-e-Bam. from 579BC
Q9) Hanno
A9) Elephant - Pope Leo 10th's pet and Artist's Muse
Q10) Rufus
A10) Castle - 15th Century Castle, also known as Bow and Arrow Castle

Round 3 - Mascots

Q1) Chester. One cool cat without a care in the world
A1) Cheetos
Q2) Mr Peanut. Sacrificed himself, at age 104, in a fiery explosion #Roasted
A2) Planters. Reborn as Baby Nut in the 2020 Superbowl Advert
Q3) Fido Dido. A black and white sports enthusiast with his own face on his t shirt.
A3) 7UP
Q4) Rich Uncle Pennybags. Spends a lot of time with Officer Mallory and Jake
A4) Monopoly. The policeman is Officer Mallory and Jailbird Jake sits in jail.
Q5) Cornelius Rooster.
A5) Kellogg's Cornflakes. Chosen because the welsh for Rooster is ceiliog (pronounced Kayleeog)
Q6) Julio P. An unstoppable and smartly-dressed mustachioed mascot.
A6) Pringles. Once you pop, you just can't stop.
Q7) Vinnie. The brand's "Number one fan" that once held an eBay auction to quickly
unload some of his goods, no questions asked. Included were paintings of dubious
authenticity, and used shovels, baseball bats, and crowbars.
A7) Fox's Biscuits (biscwits)
Q8) Aleksandr Orlov. According to his website his skills include Business entrepreneurism,
Hallway Archery and 'fluent speak of English language'
A8) Compare the Market / Compare the Meerkat
Q9) Flat Eric. Enjoys the beat of electronic music. Has little use for the brand he represents
A9) Levi's Jeans (he is a puppet and very rarely seen with legs)
Q10) Tony Jr. Replaced his father in the family business in 1975 and is as sporty as ever.
A10) Frosties (AKA Kellogg's Frosted Flakes)

Round 4 - Connection

Q1) Who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Chandler Bing in the TV Sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S?
A1) Matthew Perry
Q2) B.A. Baracus was portrayed by Lawrence Tureaud, by which name is Lawrence better known?
A2) Mr. T
Q3) Which former American Football star was tried for killing his former wife and her friend?
A3) O.J Simpson (Orenthal James)
Q4) Which actor played a talkative shower-curtain ring salesman in Planes, Trains and Automobiles?
A4) John Candy (Steve Martin is also correct but doesn't fit the theme)
Q5) In 2019 Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel appeared on the big screen, which actress took on the role?
A5) Brie Larson
Q6) Most recently credited for playing Eddard Stark in Game of thrones, this actor has announced that
he will henceforth reject roles in which his character dies after amassing 23 on-screen deaths.
A6) Sean Bean
Q7) Which dance icon appeared in at least ten films and 33 partnered dances with Fred Astaire?
A7) Ginger Rogers
Q8) Who is the proprietor of the hotel in the 1970's British sitcom of the same name?
A8) Basil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers)
Q9) Which knighted British actor convinced director George Lucas to kill off his character in the
original 1977 Star Wars because he was fed up with the role and thought of the film as "Fairy tale rubbish"?
A9) Sir Alec Guinness
Q10) What is the connection between the previous 9 answers?
A10) Food and Drink

Round 5 - Money

Q1) Which country produces the 1 Tiyin coin, a record holding lowest value coin worth about 0.0000008 pence
A1) Uzbekistan
Q2) What is the oldest currency still in use today?
A2) Pound Sterling (8th Century)
Q3) When Charles becomes king of England, which direction will his likeness face on the new coins?
A3) Left. It alternates with every appointment
Q4) In what year were the London Olympic 50 Pence pieces released into circulation?
A4) 2011
Q5) True or False: The Bank of England prints £1m and £100m notes
A5) True! They are used to back the value of Scottish and Northern Irish banknotes. They are not for public usage.
Q6) If you had one of each type of denomination in circulation, how much money will you have? (1p+2p etc. This includes banknotes)
A6) £88.88
Q7) How many sides on a 50p coin?
A7) 7
Q8) True or False: Two 1p coins weigh the same as a 2p coin. and two 5p coins weigh the same as one 10p coin
A8) True. Sadly doesn't apply to the rest.
Q9) Using 10p,5p,2p and 1p coins how many ways are there of getting 10p?
A9) 11
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1
1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+2
1+1+1+1+1+1+2+2
1+1+1+1+2+2+2
1+1+2+2+2+2
5+1+1+1+1+1
2+2+2+2+2
5+1+1+1+2
5+1+2+2
5+5
10
Q10) Which of the following is NOT a slang term for GBP money: Cabbage. Honk. Ducats. Spuds or Lolly?
A10) Spuds

Round 6 - Super useless

Q1) Gin Genie. Has the ability to create seismic waves relative to the level of alcohol in her blood
A1) True
Q2) Hindsight Lad. Invented himself to weasel into a group of heroes. He mostly criticises people's mistakes.
A2) True
Q3) Brick Herman. Strongly believes he has the ability to turn himself into a brick. Once. Forever.
A3) False
Q4) Arm-Fall-Off Boy. Has the ability to detach his limbs and use them as melee weapons
A4) True
Q5) Dogwelder. A man in a welder's mask who welds dead canines to evildoers
A5) True
Q6) Colour Kid. Has the ability to change the colour of an object at will
A6) True
Q7) Matter-Eater Lad. Has the ability to eat all forms of matter
A7) True
Q8) Twig. Has the ability to turn himself into a tree for a short time
A8) False
Q9) Slow Moe. Has the ability to slow himself down significantly
A9) False
Q10) Eye Scream. Has the ability to transform himself into any flavour of ice cream
A10) True

Round 7 - General Knowledge

Q1) Who was the first Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10 for her routine?
A1) Nadia Comaneci
Q2) Name one of the three species of bird that produce milk to feed their young
A2) Flamingo, Pigeon or Emperor Penguin
Q3) Who is generally considered responsible for email spam being named as it is?
A3) Monty Python
Q4) What is the most common road name in the UK?
A4) High Street
Q5) How many bridges cross the River Amazon?
A5) Zero! This is because for the entire length it is either too wide for a bridge or not worth crossing
Q6) Which colour pill does Neo swallow in The Matrix?
A6) Red
Q7) In the UK, How old do you have to be to have a shotgun license?
A7) Two. Because an adult needs to sign to say they've known you for two years
Q8) Gouda is a popular cheese originating in which country?
A8) The Netherlands
Q9) What do the French call the English Channel?
A9) La Manche
Q10) How many keys are there on a piano?
A10) 88

Disclaimer: I made this quiz for a bit of fun. This is not intended to be used as a source for any fact checking. Answers were all correct to the best of my knowledge at time of posting but may have since changed. It is up to the quiz master to decide if an answer is worth points, I take no responsibility for any arguments that may break out as a result of this quiz. If you doubt an answer, fact check it! I learned a lot of interesting things creating and researching this quiz.
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2020.06.11 08:05 ArchVileSoup List of American traitors

A number of individuals, companies, outlets, and media institutions have stepped forward to announce that they support the groups enabling riots, violence, vandalism, theft, assault, and murder taking place at the hands of vandals and thugs across the United States of America. Anyone looking to find out which companies, brands, and content creators have betrayed the trust of the American people by aligning with groups that support the deconstruction of Western values, this list will enlighten you as to who the traitors are so you can stay informed.
[Note:] Some of the people/brands/companies on this list are not headquartered in America. However, they still cater to and influence the American (consumer) audience, and in light of their influence to help sway the views of American citizens, they have been added to the list.
Corporations/Brands by alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
Celebrities/E-celebs by alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Corporations/Brands
100 Thieves (E-sports organization) – Traitor
20th Century Studios – Traitor
2K Games – Traitor
343 Industries (Halo developer) – Traitor
500 Women Scientists – Traitor
A&E Network – Traitor
ABC Network – Traitor
Abelton (Audio company) – Probation
Academy Awards – Traitor (Obviously)
Acer America – Traitor
ActBlue – Traitor
ACLU – Traitor
Activision Blizzard (Winnie The Flu’s minion) – Traitor
Adidas – Traitor
Adobe – Traitor
Adult Swim – Traitor
AIGA Design – Traitor
AirBnB – Traitor
AltPress (Music News) – Traitor
Amazon – Double Traitor
AMD – Traitor
American Airlines – Traitor
American Express – Traitor
American Institutes For Research – Probation
Americans For The Arts – Traitor
Amplitude Studios – Traitor
Anastasia Beverly Hills (Cosmetic company) – Traitor
Ancestry (Genealogy database) – Traitor
Anime Expo (Convention) – Traitor
Aniplex (Anime production) – Traitor
Annapurna Interactive (Indie publisher) – Traitor
ANR (Americans For Nonsmokers’ Rights) – Traitor
AOL (From the 1990s) – Traitor
Apollo Theater – Traitor
Apple – Traitor
Arab American Institute – Traitor
Arc System Works (Developer) – Traitor
Armani – Probation
Asobo Studio (A Plague Tale developers) – Traitor
ASTRO Gaming – Traitor
AT&T (Held iPhones hostage for five years) – Traitor
Atari (Impostors) – Traitor
Atlanta Records (Record company) – Traitor
Audible (Audio book company) – Traitor
Autodesk (Development software) – Traitor
Avalanche Studios – Traitor
Avid – Traitor
AVN Media Network – Traitor
AXE Body Spray (Keeping women at bay) – Traitor
BabyNames.com – Traitor
Bad Robot Entertainment – Traitor
Balenciaga – Traitor
Bandai Namco Entertainment – Traitor
Bandcamp – Traitor
Bang Zoom! Entertainment – Traitor
Bank of America (Allowed to steal $45 billion from the U.S. Treasury) – Traitor
Barnes & Noble – Traitor
Bayer (Science organization) – Probation
Beamdog (Developer) – Traitor
Behaviour Interactive (Dead By Daylight developer) – Traitor
Believe Global (Music promoter) – Traitor
Ben and Jerry’s (Ice cream) – Traitor
Benefit Cosmetics – Traitor
Be Quiet! (PC parts supplier) – Traitor
Bergdorf Goodman – Traitor
Best Buy – Traitor
Bethesda (Doesn’t pay modders for fixing their games) – Double Traitor
BioWare (A company with a tired face) – Traitor
Blabber Mouth (Rock music news site) – Traitor
Black Metal & Brews (Music review site) – Traitor
Blackstar Amps (Guitar amp supplier) – Probation
Bleacher Report – Traitor
Blueberry (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Bluehost – Probation
BMW USA – Traitor
Booking.com – Traitor
Books Are My Bag (Book curator) – Traitor
Boomerang (Cartoon streaming) – Traitor
Boost Mobile – Traitor
Bossa Studios (Surgeon Simulator developer) – Traitor
Bratz (Toys for thots-in-training) – Traitor
Brazzers – Traitor
Brookefield Zoo – Probation
Budweiser – Traitor
Bungie (Destiny developer) – Traitor
Burberry – Traitor
Burger King – Traitor
Callaway Golf – Probation
Call of Duty (War propaganda) – Traitor
Campbell’s Soup – Traitor
Capcom USA (Game publisher) – Traitor
Capital Records – Traitor
Cartoon Network – Traitor
Cash App – Traitor
CBS – Traitor
CD Baby (Music distributor) – Traitor
Center For American Progress (Think tank) – Traitor
Certain Affinity – Traitor
Change.org – Probation
Chaosium – Probation
Cheap Ass Gamer (Game sales) – Traitor
Chevron – Traitor
Chick-fil-A (Christian food) – Traitor
Chip Theory Games (Board game maker) – Traitor
Chucklefish (Game maker) – Traitor
Chili’s Bar & Grill – Traitor
Cinemablend – Traitor
Cisco (Tech company) – Traitor
Citibank – Traitor
Cloak (Clothing brand) – Traitor
Cloudflare – Traitor
Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen developers) – Traitor
CNET – Traitor
Coloured Raine Cosmetics (Cosmetic company) – Traitor
Coca-Cola – Traitor
Color of Change – Traitor
Columbus City Council – Traitor
Comedy Central – Traitor
Conde Nast (Parent company for a Communist hive) – Traitor
Continuous Delivery Foundation – Traitor
Corsair (Component maker) – Traitor
Cosplay Realm Magazine – Traitor
Covergirl – Traitor
Crackle TV – Probation
Creative Assembly – Traitor
Creative Commons (Non-profit licensing solution) – Traitor
Creative Review – Traitor
Criterion Collection – Traitor
Crucial Memory (Tech company) – Traitor
Crunchyroll (Producers of High Guardian Spice) – Traitor
CryEngine (Software development tool from Crytek) – Traitor
Curve Digital (Game publisher) – Traitor
CW Network – Traitor
Cyberpunk 2077 (Video game) – Traitor
D’Addario (Guitar strings) – Traitor
DC Comics – Traitor
Death Wish Coffee – Probation
Deep Silver (Game publisher) – Traitor
Def Jam Recordings – Traitor
Dell (Cheap PC maker) – Traitor
Derpibooru (Imageboard) – Traitor
Design Milk (Home decor) – Traitor
DeviantArt (Furry breeding ground) – Traitor
Devolver Digital (Game publisher that insincerely tries to be edgy) – Traitor
Dickies – Traitor
Discord (Another furry breeding ground) – Traitor
Digital Extremes (Warframe developer) – Double Traitor
DigiXArt (Game developer) – Traitor
Dimension Ink Games (Developer) – Traitor
Dior (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Discovery (TV network) – Traitor
Disney (Ruining childhoods) – Double Traitor
DistroKid – Traitor
Dollar General – Traitor
Dollar Tree – Traitor
Dolby – Traitor
Dolce & Gabbana – Traitor
Door Dash (Delivery company) – Traitor
Doritos (Gamer fuel) – Traitor
Double Fine Productions (Failed at sock-puppet math) – Double Traitor
Dreamworks (Discount Pixar) – Traitor
Dribble (Creative community) – Traitor
Dr. Martens Footwear – Traitor
Dropbox – Filthy Triple Traitor
Drug Policy Alliance – Traitor
Drum Workshop – Virtue-Signaling Traitor
DualShockers (Gaming news outlet) – Traitor
Dungeons & Dragons (The original Christian nightmare) – Traitor
EA Sports – Traitor
eBay – Traitor
Eddie Bauer – Traitor
EFF – Traitor
Eidos Montreal (Deux Ex developer) – Traitor
Electronic Arts (Gambling enthusiasts) – Double Traitor
Elektra Music Group (Music distributors) – Traitor
Eleven Arts – Traitor
Elevation Church – Probation
Elgato Gaming (Streaming solutions) – Traitor
E-Line Media (Game publisher) – Traitor
EMILY’s List (Pro-choice PAC) – Traitor
Entertainment Software Association (Guardians of loot boxes) – Traitor
Epic Games Store (CCP training tool) – Traitor
Epiphone (Guitar maker) – Probation
Ernie Ball (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Etsy – Traitor
Eurogamer – Traitor
EVO (Core values) – Traitor
Extra Credits – Traitor
F1 (Racing organization) – Traitor
Family Dollar – Traitor
Fanatical (Software distributor) – Traitor
Fandango (Ticket sales) – Traitor
Fandom (Fan-ran wiki) – Traitor
Fender (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Field Museum – Traitor
Fight For The Future – Traitor
Fine Brothers (Content creation brand) – Traitor
Finji (Night In The Woods developer) – Double Traitor
Firework TV – Traitor
Focusrite (Audio interface production) – Traitor
Forever 21 (Fashion outlet) – Traitor
Fox TV – Traitor
Freeform TV – Traitor
Fruit By The Foot (Tag-team partner with Gushers) – Traitor
Fujitsu America – Probation
Funimation – Traitor
Funko (Toy maker) – Traitor
Fur Affinity (You don’t want to know) – Traitor
Game Informer (GameStop’s b*tch) – Traitor
Game Revolution (Gaming news site) – Traitor
GamesIndustry.biz – Traitor
Gamespot – Traitor
GameStop (Essential during COVID-19) – Traitor
Games Workshop (Warhammer licensor) – Traitor
GameZone – Traitor
Garfield Eats – Traitor
GaymerX (Gay gamers) – Traitor
Gearbox Software (Borderlands creators and destroyers) – Traitor
General Assembly (Business educators) – Traitor
General Mills – Probation
General Motors – Traitor
Gematsu (Gaming news) – Traitor
Ghost Adventures (TV show) – Traitor
Gibson (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Github – Traitor
GKIDS Films – Traitor
GLAAD – Traitor
GNOME Foundation (Non-profit software distro) – Traitor
GoFundMe – Double Traitor
Goldman Sachs – Traitor
Google (Evil) – Double Traitor
Goose Island Beer – Traitor
Gorilla Glue (Glue company) – Traitor
Goto.Game (Gaming resource) – Traitor
Grand Central Pub (Book publisher) – Traitor
Grammarly – Traitor
Greenpeace – Traitor
Grindr – Traitor
Gucci – Traitor
Guerrilla Collective (Games festival) – Traitor
Guerilla Games (KillZone developers) – Traitor
Guitar Center – Traitor
Gumroad (E-commerce company) – Traitor
Gundam Planet (Official Gundam product retailer) – Traitor
Gushers (Tag-team partner with Fruit by the Foot) – Traitor
Häagen-Dazs (Obesity’s best friend) – Traitor
Hatchette Books (Book publisher) – Traitor
Half-Price Books (Bookstore chain) – Traitor
Hallmark – Probation
Harebrained Schemes (Game developer) – Traitor
Hardsuit Labs (Game developer) – Traitor
Harley-Davidson – Traitor
Harmonix – Traitor
Hasbro – Probation
HBO Max – Traitor
Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter developer) – Traitor
Hershey’s – Probation
Hinterland Games (Game developer) – Traitor
Hi-Rez Studios (Game developer) – Traitor
History Channel – Traitor
Hitachi U.S.A. – Probation
Hollywood Records – Traitor
Home Depot – Traitor
Honda – Traitor
Hootsuite (Social media news management) – Traitor
HostGator – Probation
House House (Untitled Goose Game developers) – Traitor
HP – Probation
Hulu – Traitor
Human Rights Campaign – Traitor
Humble Bundle – Traitor
HyperX (Peripheral maker) – Traitor
IAFFE (NGO) – Traitor
Ibanez Guitars – Traitor
IBM – Traitor
Idea Factory International (Game localizer) – Traitor
IGN (6/10) – Traitor
IGN Australia – Traitor
iHeartRadio (Music broadcaster) – Traitor
IKEA USA (LEGOS for adults) – Traitor
Indeed.com (Job search) – Traitor
Indiegogo (Crowdfunding service) – Traitor
IndyCar Series – Probation
Infinity Ward (Game developer) – Double Traitor
Insomniac Games – Traitor
Instagram – Traitor
Intel – Double Traitor
Island Records – Traitor
Itch.io (Indie gaming store) – Double Traitor
iZotope – Traitor
Jagex (Runescape developer) – Traitor
JAKKS Pacific (Toy maker) – Traitor
JCPenny – Traitor
Jet Blue (Travel agency) – Traitor
JFrog – Traitor
Jim Dunlop (Guitar picks) – Probation
Johnson & Johnson – Traitor
Kellogg Copmany – Traitor
Kerrang! Magazine (Rock magazine) – Traitor
KFC – Traitor
Kindle (E-reader) – Traitor
Kink.com – Traitor
Kitfox Games (Indie developers) – Traitor
Klei Entertainment (Don’t Starve developers) – Traitor
Kobo (E-reader) – Traitor
Kodansha Comics (Manga publisher) – Traitor
Kohl’s (If you can’t afford designer fashion) – Traitor
Kotaku (Blogging activists) – Traitor
Last.fm – Traitor
Lawyer’s Committee For Civil Rights – Traitor
LEGO – Traitor
Level 99 Games (Board game maker) – Traitor
Levi’s – Traitor
Lexus – Probation
Lifetime TV (Channel for lonely cat ladies) – Traitor
Limited Run Games – Traitor
LinkedIn – Traitor
Linux Foundation – Traitor
Little Orbit (Developer) – Traitor
Logitech – Traitor
L’Oréal Paris – Traitor
Louis Vuitton – Traitor
Lowe’s – Probation
LPGA – Probation
Luminosity Gaming (E-sports organization) – Traitor
Lush Cosmetics – Traitor
Lyrical Lemonade – Traitor
Lyft (Taxi service) – Traitor
Maybelline – Traitor
Macy’s (Martha Stewart’s personal playground) – Traitor
Magic: The Gathering (Trading card game) – Traitor
Make-A-Wish Foundation – Traitor
Manga Entertainment – Traitor
Mapex Drums – Probation
Marc Jacobs (Designer fashion) – Probation
Marijuana Policy Project – Traitor
Marvel Entertainment – Traitor
Martin Guitar – Traitor
Master Card – Traitor
Materia Collective (Music producers) – Traitor
Mattel (Toy company) – Traitor
McCormick * Company – Probation
McDonald’s – Traitor
MediaJustice – Traitor
Metal Blade Records – Probation
Metal Hammer Records – Traitor
MetalSucks (Leftist news site) – Traitor
Michael Kors (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Microsoft – Traitor
Minecraft – Traitor
MOD Pizza – Traitor
Moog Synthesizers – Traitor
Mondelēz Intl – Traitor
MoveOn Organization – Traitor
Mozilla – Traitor
MSI Gaming (Peripheral maker) – Traitor
MTV – Traitor
Mythical Entertainment – Traitor
Napalm Records – Traitor
NARAL (Abortion specialists) – Ironic Traitor
Native Instruments (Audio company) – Traitor
National Women’s Law Center – Traitor
NBC Entertainment – Traitor
NBC Universal – Traitor
NCSoft (MMO publisher) – Traitor
Neiman Marcus – Traitor
Nerdist – Traitor
Netflix (Left-wing propaganda) – Traitor
New Balance – Traitor
New Democrat Coalition – Traitor
Newgrounds (Edgelord’s first baby-step) – Traitor
NewRetroWave (Retro music promoter) – Probation
Nextdoor – Traitor
NFL – Traitor
Niantic Labs (Pokemon Go developer) – Traitor
Nickelodeon – Filthy Triple Traitor
NightDocs (YouTuber) – Traitor
Nike – Traitor
Nintendo of America (But NOT Japan) – Traitor
Nissan – Probation
NodeJS (Javascipt library) – Traitor
Noisy Pixel (Gaming news outlet) – Traitor
Nokia – Probation
No More Robots (Not Tonight developers) – Traitor
Nordstrom – Traitor
NORML Canada (Marijuana advocacy organization) – Traitor
Norvina (Cosmetic brand) – Traitor
Novation (Audio software) – Traitor
NYAV Post (Recording studio) – Traitor
NZXT (PC component supplier) – Traitor
Obsidian Entertainment (Game developer) – Traitor
Oddysey Golf – Probation
Offworld Industries (Squad developer) – Traitor
Olay – Traitor
Olympus – Traitor
Oprah Winfrey Network – Traitor
Orangeamps (Guitar amps) – Traitor
O’Reilly Media (Entrepreneurial advisors) – Traitor
OriginPC (PC maker) – Traitor
Otakon (East coast weeb convention) – Traitor
Outer Loop Games (Indie developers) – Traitor
Paiste Nation (Cymbal maker) – Traitor
Pandora Music – Traitor
Panera Bread – Traitor
Paradox Interactive (Publisher & developer) – Traitor
Paramount Network – Traitor
Paramount Pictures – Traitor
Parsons Xtreme Golf – Probation
Patreon (Hipster welfare) – Traitor
Paypal (Legal money laundering) – Traitor
PAX (Almost cancelled over Dickwolves) – Traitor
PC Master Race (Official PCMR org) – Traitor
PETA (Pokemon’s greatest nemesis) – Traitor
PC Gamer – Traitor
Pearl Drums (Drum maker) – Traitor
Peavey Electronics – Probation
Penguin Books USA – Traitor
Pepsico – Traitor
Pfizer Inc. – Traitor
PGA Tour – Traitor
Philips – Probation
Pinterest – Traitor
Pixar – Traitor
Planet Peebles (Arts and crafts) – Traitor
Planned Parenthood (All lives matter… except for fetusus) – Traitor
Playboy – Traitor
PlayStation – Double Traitor
PlayStation Japan – Traitor
PlayStation Lifestyle (PlayStation news site) – Traitor
Plugin Boutique – Traitor
Pokemon – Traitor
Poly – Traitor
Popeyes Chicken – Traitor
Pop-Tarts – Probation
Porsche – Probation
Pornhub (Subversion) – Traitor
Power Rangers – Probation
PPI (Progressive policy) – Traitor
PQube Games (Localization publisher) – Traitor
PreSonus (Audio software) – Traitor
Print Magazine – Traitor
Procter & Gamble (Mega corporation) – Traitor
Promark Drumsticks – Traitor
PRSGuitars (Guitar maker) – Traitor
Public Citizen (NGO) – Traitor
Puma – Traitor
Pusheen The Cat (E-tailer) – Traitor
Rare Ltd (Game developer) – Traitor
Raw Fury (Game publisher) – Traitor
Reason Studios (Music production) – Traitor
Rebellion (Game developer) – Traitor
Red Hat – Traitor
Redox (Healthcare resource) – Traitor
Republic Services – Traitor
Reddit (Communism) – Traitor
Reebok – Traitor
Remo Inc. (Drumhead maker) – Traitor
Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall developer) – Traitor
Revelation Records – Probation
Revlon – Traitor
Riot Games (League of Legends developer) – Traitor
Rising Star Games (Game publisher) – Traitor
Roadrunner Records – Traitor
Rockstar Games (Game developer) – Traitor
Rock, Paper, Shotgun – Traitor
Rock Sound Magazine – Traitor
Rock The Vote – Traitor
Rogue Fitness – Traitor
Rolling Loud (Music festival) – Traitor
Rooster Teeth (Production company) – Traitor
RPG Site (Gaming news) – Traitor
RuPaul’s Drag Race (NSFL) – Traitor
Rust (Programming language) – Traitor
Saint Laurent – Probation
Sample Magic (Royalty free audio samples) – Traitor
San Diego Comic-Con – Probation
San Japan Convention – Traitor
Santa Monica Studio (Gave Krato’s his wife’s son) – Traitor
Screen Junkies (Multimedia outlet) – Traitor
SCUF Gaming (Peripheral maker) – Traitor
Sega – Traitor
Sekai Project (H-Game publisher) – Traitor
Sennheiser – Traitor
Sephora – Traitor
Sesame Street – Double Traitor
Seymour Duncan (Guitar pickups and pedals) – Traitor
Shady Records – Traitor
Shonen Jump – Traitor
Showtime – Traitor
Shudder (Horror streaming network) – Double Traitor
Siliconera (Gaming news) – Traitor
SiriusXM – Traitor
SKA Studios (Salt & Sanctuary developer) – Traitor
Sketchfab – Traitor
SK Gaming – Traitor
Skillet Music – Traitor
Skill Share (Learning specialists) – Traitor
Smart – Probation
Smartsheet (Tech solutions) – Traitor
Snapchat – Traitor
Sony – Disgusting Traitor
Sony Music – Double Traitor
Sony Pictures – Traitor
Soulstone Cymbals – Traitor
Soundcloud – Traitor
Southern Poverty Law Center – Traitor
Southwest Airlines – Traitor
Spitfire Audio – Traitor
Spotify – Traitor
Spriters Resource – Traitor
Square (Card reader company) – Traitor
Square Enix (Game publisher) – Traitor
Starbucks (Hipster hangout) – Traitor
Star Trek (Waning quality) – Traitor
Star Wars (Feminist propaganda) – Double Traitor
STARZ – Traitor
State Farm – Traitor
Steam – Probation
Steel Series (Product maker) – Traitor
Strymon (Boutique electronics) – Traitor
Subset Games (FTL developers) – Double Traitor
Subway – Probation
Super Rare Games – Traitor
SUSE (Open source platform) – Traitor
Sweetwater (Audio gear) – Traitor
Swing Left – Traitor
SXSW – Traitor
SYFY (Cheap) – Traitor
Sysco Corporation – Traitor
Taco Bell (A toilet’s best friend) – Traitor
TAMA Drums – Traitor
Target – Traitor
TASER (Consumer self-defense) – Traitor
TBS Network – Traitor
TCG Player (Trading card company) – Traitor
Team17 (Game publisher) – Traitor
Team Meat (Meat Boy developers) – Double Traitor
TechRadar (Tech site) – Traitor
TechRaptor (Gaming news) – Traitor
TeePublic – Traitor
Telemundo (TV network) – Traitor
Tesco – Probation
Thatgamecompany (Journey developer) – Traitor
The Black Caucus – Traitor
The Body Shop – Traitor
The British Library – Traitor
The Coalition (Gears of War developer) – Traitor
The Orchard (Music distributor) – Traitor
The Pokemon Company (Game maker) – Traitor
The Socialist Party – Traitor
The Tor Project – Traitor
Threadless – Traitor
Thunderful Publishing (Game publisher) – Traitor
TikTok – Traitor
Threadless – Traitor
Ticketmaster – Traitor
Tinder (Keeping abortion clinics busy since 2012) – Traitor
T-Mobile – Traitor
Toei Animation – Traitor
Tokyo Otaku Mode – Traitor
TOMS – Traitor
Tom’s Hardware (Tech site) – Traitor
Toonami – Nonstop Virtue–Signaling Quintuple Traitors
Toontown – Traitor
Tooth & Nail Records (Record label) – Traitor
Toyota USA – Traitor
TronicsFix (Electronics repair) – Traitor
TT Games (Game developer) – Traitor
Tumblr (Cursed progenitor of Social Justice Warriors) – Traitor
TuneCore (Music distributor) – Traitor
Turn 10 Studios (Forza developer) – Traitor
Turnitin (Tech-learning solutions) – Traitor
TV Land – Traitor
Twitch.tv – Traitor
Twitter – Traitor
Uber (Spying taxi service) – Traitor
Uber Eats (Food delivery) – Traitor
Überliss – Traitor
Ubisoft (Cloning specialist) – Traitor
Udemy (Learning facilitators) – Traitor
Ulta Beauty – Traitor
Ultra Music – Traitor
Under Armour – Traitor
United Airlines – Traitor
Unilever (Business news) – Traitor
Universal Music Group – Traitor
University Of Berkeley – Traitor
Urban Decay – Traitor
U.S. Steel – Probation
UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio) – Traitor
Vanguard Group – Traitor
Vans (If skateboard culture were shoes) – Traitor
Vater Percussion – Traitor
Verizon Media – Traitor
Versace (Designer fashion) – Traitor
Vevo – Traitor
VH1 – Traitor
Viacom/CBS – Traitor
Vic Firth (Drumstick supplier) – Traitor
ViewSonic – Probation
Virgil Abloh – Traitor
Vigor (Developed by Bohemia Interactive) – Traitor
Virgin Records – Traitor
Virtual Wrestling United – Traitor
Visa – Traitor
Vizio – Traitor
Viz Media – Traitor
Volition Software – Traitor
Volkswagen – Traitor
VRV – Traitor
Wacom (Software productivity) – Traitor
Walmart – Traitor
Warhammer – Traitor
Warner Bros. Entertainment – Traitor
Warner Media – Traitor
Warner Music Group – Probation
Warner Records – Traitor
Webtoon – Traitor
Wells Fargor – Traitor
Wendy’s (Pimped their mascot as a waifu) – Traitor
Wildbrain (Children’s programming) – Traitor
Wix – Traitor
WordPress – Traitor
Worldstar Hip Hop – Traitor
Wraith Games (Developers) – Traitor
WWE – Traitor
Xander (Advertising agency) – Traitor
XBIZ (Second-rate faps) – Traitor
Xbox – Traitor
Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight developers) – Traitor
Yahoo! – Traitor
Yamaha Music – Probation
Yelp – Traitor
Yen Press (Comic book publisher) – Traitor
YouTube – Traitor
YMCA – Traitor
Yorkshire Tea – Traitor
Ysbryd Games (Boutique publisher) – Traitor
Zbrush – Traitor
Zildjian Company (Drum kit maker) – Traitor
Zoom (Video communications) – Traitor
Zynga (Incubators for microtransactions) – Probation
Celebrities/E-Celebs
2Z (K-pop group) – Traitor
5 Seconds of Summer (Musician) – Traitor
Aaron Mahnke (Podcaster) – Traitor
Adam Conover (Got owned by Joe Rogan… live) – Double Traitor
A Day To Remember (Musician) – Probation
Addison Riecke (Actress) – Traitor
Aidan Gallagher (Actor) – Traitor
Alpharad (YouTuber) – Traitor
Alexa (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Alex Gaskarth (Singer) – Traitor
Alexis Tipton (Voice actress) – Traitor
Allegra Clark (Voice actress) – Traitor
Alyssa Milano (#MeToo hypocrite) – Traitor
Amanda Lee (Voice actress) Double Traitor
Amber Liu (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Amy Marie (Game Theory editor) – Traitor
Andrew Yang (Politician) – Traitor
Andy Biersack (Singer) – Traitor
Andy Milonakis (Trying to breathe) – Traitor
Angelskimi (Streamer) – Double Traitor
Anita Sarkeesian (Destroyed the entire gaming industry) – Traitor
Anna Akana (Actress) – Traitor
Anne Munition (Streamer) – Traitor
Anonymous (hacking group) – Traitor
AntDude (YouTuber) – Traitor
Anthony Padilla (Smosh co-founder) – Traitor
Anthrax (Musician) – Probation
Aquana (Streamer) – Traitor
Ariana Grande (Wore a micro-skirt to a funeral) – Traitor
AriaSaki (Streamer) – Double Traitor
Arlo Stuff (YouTUber) – Traitor
Ashton Kutcher (Cougar hunter) – Traitor
Atreyu (Musician) – Traitor
AttackingTucans (Content creator) – Traitor
Avatar Metal (Musician) – Probation
Axel Braun – Traitor
Ben Eller (Guitarist) – Traitor
Beni (Singer) – Traitor
Ben Saint (Comic book artist) – Traitor
Ben Schwartz (Actor) – Traitor
Ben Stiller (Could never make a Tropic Thunder 2) – Traitor
Binging With Babish (YouTuber) – Traitor
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” – Traitor
Billie Eillish (Singer) – Traitor
Black Nerd – Traitor
Black Sabbath (Rock legends) – Traitor
Blake Lively (Actress) – Traitor
Bon Jovi (Was once Wanted Dead or Alive) – Probation
Brendon Urie (Panics at the disco) – Traitor
Brie Larson (Lacks a butt) – Traitor
Britney Spears (Singer) – Traitor
Bruno Mars (Singer) – Traitor
BTS (Femboys cosplaying as male singers) – Traitor
Bunni (I don’t know who the hell this is) – Traitor
Butch Hartman (Fairly Oddparents creator) – Probation
CalebCity (YouTuber) – Traitor
Chadtronic (YouTuber) – Traitor
Charli D’Amelio (Tiktok thot) – Traitor
Chevy Chase (Comedic icon) – Probation
Chiitan (Aspiring troublemaker) – Traitor
Chris Evans (Captain America) – Traitor
Chrisiousity (YouTuber) – Traitor
Chris Ray Gun (YouTuber) – Insincere Traitor
Chris Sabat (Tested if couch’s could cast) – Traitor
Chrissy Teigen (???) – Traitor
Chris Stuckmann (YouTuber) – Traitor
Christina Aguilera (Singer) – Traitor
Chuck Wendig (Impotent rage) – Traitor
Chuggaaconroy (YouTuber) – Traitor
Civvie11 (YouTuber) – Traitor
Cliffy ‘B’ Bleszinski (Used to make games for real men) – Traitor
Coach Gregg Popovich – Traitor
Comment Etiquette (YouTuber) – Traitor
Conan O’Brien (Way past his prime) – Traitor
Cory Barlog (Director of God of War) – Traitor
Cory Davis (Director of Spec Ops: The Line) – Traitor
Council of Geeks (YouTuber) – Traitor
Courtney Miller (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Cranbersher (Animation streamer) – Traitor
Crank Gameplays (YouTuber) – Traitor
Cr1TiKaL (Former world’s best slap-fight commentator) – Traitor
Cristina Vee (Singer & beloved voice actress) – Traitor
Critical Role (Roleplaying snowflakes) – Traitor
Crush (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Crystal Kay (Singer) – Traitor
Damien Haas (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Daniel “ZhugeEX” Ahmad (Industry analyst) – Guileful Traitor
Daniel D. Fox (Zweihander RPG creative director) – Traitor
Daniel Ibbertson (From Slopes Game Room) – Traitor
David Baszucki (Roblox CEO) – Traitor
Dave Bautista (Former superstar) – Traitor
Dave Davidson (Musician) – Traitor
David Guetta (Musician) – Traitor
David Hayter (Voice of a legendary soldier) – Traitor
David Szymanski (Dusk developer) – Probation
Delilah S. Dawson (Feminist Star Wars author) – Traitor
Demi Lovato (Dat ass) – Traitor
Disguised Toast (Streamer) – Traitor
Docm77 (Streamer) – Traitor
D0mics (YouTuber) – Traitor
Don Cheadle (Actor who starred in Traitor) – Traitor
Donna Brazile (Burned Bernie in 2016) – Traitor
Dove Cameron (Singer) – Traitor
Dr. Disrespect (Former role model) – Traitor
DreamcastGuy (YouTuber) _ Traitor
Dr. Lupo (YouTuber) – Traitor
Dude Perfect (Former purveyors of masculinity) – Traitor
Easy Allies (Streamers) – Traitor
Ed Boon (Former rebel) – Traitor
Ed Sheeran (Singer) – Traitor
Ellen DeGeneres (Dances better than she tells jokes) – Traitor
Ellie Goulding (Singer) – Traitor
Eminem (Inverted Oreo) – Traitor
Eric Nam (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Erin Fitzgerald (voice actress) – Traitor
Ethos (Samurai Zero creative director) – Traitor
Eva Marie (Couldn’t hang with Fandango) – Traitor
Exhumed (Musician) – Traitor
Fall Out Boy (Musician) – Traitor
FalseProof (YouTuber) – Traitor
FaZe Clan (E-sports competitors) – Traitor
Felicia Day (Fake gamer girl) – Traitor
Fergie (Wasn’t hot enough to keep Josh Duhamel from cheating) – Traitor
Fever 333 (Musician) – Traitor
Floaromaa (Streamer) – Traitor
Food Wishes (YouTuber) – Traitor
Foo Fighters (There goes my hero) – Traitor
Foxtrot44 (Streamer) – Traitor
Francesca Capaldi (Actress) – Traitor
Frank Iero and the Future Violents (Musician) – Traitor
FrivolousFox (YouTuber) – Double Traitor
Fuslie (Streamer) – Traitor
GameGrumps (YouTubers) – Traitor
Gigguk (YouTuber) – Probation
Glimmer (Podcasters) – Traitor
Goatwhore (Musician) – Probation
Godswill Ugwa Jr. (Viz Media community manager) – Traitor
Green Day (Musician) – Traitor
Greta Thunberg (Puppet) – Traitor
Gun Inaccuracies In Media – Insincere Traitor
Guns N’ Roses (Musician) – Traitor
H3H3 Productions (Disgraced) – Traitor
Halsey (Confused) – Traitor
Harry Styles (Only talented member of One Direction) – Traitor
Hasanabi (Streamer) – Traitor
Hayley Williams (Singer) – Double Traitor
HBomberguy (YouTuber) – Developing Traitor
Hillsong Worship (Musician) – Probation
Holland (Singer) – Traitor
Hoobastank (Musician) – Traitor
Ice Cube (Needs to swallow) – Traitor
Ify & Fiona(Entertainer) – Traitor
Iggy Azalea (Singer) – Traitor
iGumDrop (Streamer) – Traitor
iJustine (Digger) – Traitor
Imagine Dragons (Musician) – Traitor
Incubus (Musician) – Probation
Indeimaus (YouTuber) – Traitor
Internet Today TV (YouTuber) – Traitor
IntroSpecktive (YouTuber) – Traitor
ItsFunneh (YouTuber) – Traitor
Izzy Hale (Musician) – Traitor
James Charles (Catfishing heterosexual men) – Traitor
JackSepticEye (YouTuber) – Filthy Triple Traitor
Jad Saxton (Voice actress) – Traitor
Jaiden Animations (YouTuber) – Traitor
James Willems (Has really tiny dreams) – Double Traitor
Jamey Jasta (Singer) – Traitor
Jamie Marchi (Voice actress) – Traitor
Jane Fonda (Former sex symbol) – Traitor
Jason Derulo (One-hit wonder) – Traitor
Jax Blade Fitness (Blacked.com dream hire) – Traitor
Jay Park (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Jeffree Star (Opportunist) – Traitor
Jeff Gerstmann (Catalyst for proto-#GamerGate) – Probation
Jenna Marbles (Productive thot) – Traitor
Jennifer Scheurle (Guild Wars 2 narrative lead) – Traitor
Jenny Vu (Streamer) – Traitor
Jesse Cox (Still pondering if it’s gay to be trapped ) – Traitor
Jessi (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Jessica Nigri (Overrated cosplayer) – Traitor
Jessie Pridemore (Cosplayer) – Traitor
Jim Caddick (Streamer) – Traitor
Jim Gaffigan (What a man sounds like if he never left puberty) – Traitor
Jimmy Fallon (Paid to laugh) – Traitor
Jim Sterling (Former free speech advocate) – Traitor
Jirard Khalil “The Completionist” (YouTuber) – Double Traitor
J.K. Rowling (Revisionist storyteller) – Traitor
J. Michael Tatum (Voice actor) – Traitor
John Cena (Carried WWE on his back for 15 years) – Traitor
John Patrick Lowrie (Voice actor) – Traitor
John Wolfe (YouTuber) – Traitor
JoJo (Singer) – Traitor
Joel Osteen (Salesman) – Probation
Jonathan Paula (Jogwheel owner) – Traitor
John Boyega (Rey’s simp) – Traitor
Joshua Ovenshire (YouTuber) – Traitor
Joshua “TheJWittz” Wittenkeller (YouTuber) – Traitor
Joy Reid (MSNBC anchor) – Traitor
Justin Bieber (Home-schooling gone wrong) Misguided Traitor
Justin Trudeau (Face-paint extraordinaire) – Traitor
Jvcki Wai (K-Pop singer) – Double Traitor
Kanye West (Gave Taylor Swift PTSD) – Traitor
Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Giants) – Traitor
Kevin Woo (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Kathryn Knutsen (YouTube video editor) – Traitor
Katy Perry (Singer) – Traitor
Kesha Rose (Singer) – Traitor
Kevin Bacon (Never won an Oscar) – Traitor
Kevin Fagaragan (Artist) – Traitor
Kevin Hart (Unfaithful) – Traitor
Kim Kardashian (Cottage cheese connoisseur) – Traitor
Kinda Funny Games (YouTuber) – Traitor
KoneKoKitten (YouTuber) – Traitor
Korn – (Musician) – Traitor
KSI (Beat the snot out of Logan Paul) – Traitor
L.A. Beast (YouTuber) – Traitor
Lady Devann (Community manager for Bethesda) – Traitor
Lady Gaga (Musician) – Traitor
Lasercorn (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Last Podcast On The Left (Podcasters) – Traitor
Lauren Orlando (Conceited) – Traitor
LazarBeam (Tiktok reviewer) – Traitor
Lazy Game Reviews (Game reviewer) – Traitor
Lee Howon (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
LegacyKillaHD (YouTuber) – Traitor
Lele Pons (Singer) – Traitor
Lil’NasX (Rapper) – Traitor
LilyPichu (Artist) – Traitor
Link Neal (Mythical co-founder) – Traitor
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Cultural appropriator) – Traitor
Linus Tech Tips (YouTuber) – Traitor
Lisa Su (AMD CEO) – Traitor
Little Mix (Musician) – Traitor
Lockstin & Gnoggin (YouTuber) – Traitor
Logan Paul (YouTuber) – Fake Traitor
Louis Tomlinson (Former member of One Direction) – Traitor
Lucahjin (YouTuber) – Traitor
Madison Beer (Singer) – Traitor
Madonna (Perpetually chasing relevancy) – Traitor
Malu Trevejo (Singer) – Traitor
Man Overboard (Musician) – Traitor
Mara Wilson (Actress/Author) – Traitor
Marianas Trench (Musician) – Traitor
Mari Takahashi (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Marie Lu (Author) – Traitor
Mark Hamill (Senior breastfeeder) – Traitor
Mark Hoppus (Musician) – Traitor
Markiplier (If chocolate had a voice) – Traitor
Mark Ruffalo (Straightened out a lesbian) – Traitor
Mark Tuan (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Mark Wahlberg (Sega CD rapper) – Traitor
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook lizard) – Traitor
Marshmello (Constantly seeking approval from Ninja) – Traitor
MatPat From Game Theory (YouTuber) – Traitor
Matt McMuscles (YouTuber) – Traitor
Matt Reeves (Director of The Batman) – Traitor
Matt Sohinki (Streamer) – Traitor
Maximilian Dood (Actually defended Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite) – Traitor
Max Scoville (IGN reporter) – Traitor
Mayday Parade (Musician) – Traitor
Mayor Muriel Bowser – Traitor
Michael Jordan (Legend) – Traitor
Michelle Rojas (Voice actress) Traitor
Mikey Way (Musician) – Traitor
Ministry (Musicians) – Traitor
Miso (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Mitt Romney (Got bodied by Obama… twice) – Traitor
Mizy (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Modern Vintage Gamer (YouTuber) – Traitor
Monica Rial (Wanted Vic’s dick) – Traitor
MrBeast (YouTuber) – Traitor
MrSuicideSheep (Musician) – Traitor
Muyskerm (YouTuber) – Traitor
NadeShot (E-sports competitor) – Traitor
Natalie Portman (Actress) – Traitor
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann (Golfing expert) – Double Traitor
Nelstar15 (Square Enix influencer relations and streamer) – Traitor
Nessa Barrett (Next-level thot) – Traitor
Nikki & Brie Bella (Famous thanks to John Cena and Daniel Bryan ) – Traitor
Nina Lu (Actress) – Traitor
Nine Inch Nails (The only good meme from Digg) – Probation
Nintendrew (YouTuber) – Traitor
NitroRad (YouTuber) – Traitor
No.1 Alex (Streamer) – Traitor
Noah Schnapp (Actor) – Traitor
Nolan North (Used to be the best in the business) – Traitor
Noname (No clue but very popular) – Traitor
Ohnips (Artist who draws fap-bait and is fap-bait) – Traitor
Olivia Sui (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Optimus (Streamer) – Traitor
Ozzy Osbourne (Musician) – Traitor
Pamela Horton (Playboy’s Bayonetta) – Traitor
Panic At The Disco (Creator of Highest Hopes) – Traitor
Paramore (Musician) – Traitor
Patton Oswalt (Kevin James’ lackey) – Traitor
PeachJars (Uber-thot) – Traitor
Pewdiepie (YouTuber) – Probation
PeanutButter Gamer (YouTuber) – Traitor
Peter Park TV (Streamer) – Traitor
Phil “Amazing Phil” Lester (YouTuber) – Traitor
Phil Spencer (Was Xbox’s last hope) – Traitor
PIEGUYRULZ (YouTuber) – Traitor
Pokimane (Thot) – Traitor
Police Chief Michael Shaw (Scared) – Traitor
Poofesure (YouTuber) – Traitor
ProJared (Tried and failed to become Sailor Mercury) – Traitor
Quackity (YouTuber) – Traitor
QuarterJade (Streamer) – Traitor
Quinton Reviews (YouTuber) – Traitor
Rami Ismail (Vlambeer’s clout chaser) – Traitor
Randy Orton – Traitor
Randy Pitchford (Financial Magician) – Traitor
Raymond Toro (My Chemical Romance) – Traitor
Ray Parker Jr (Singer) – Traitor
Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe creator) – Traitor
RelaxAlax (Streamer) – Traitor
ReviewTechUSA (YouTuber) – Traitor
Revocation (Musician) – Traitor
RevScarecrow (YouTuber) – Traitor
Rhett McLaughlin (Co-founder of Mythical) – Traitor
Richard A. Fowler (Fox New contributor) – Traitor
Rihanna (Singer) – Traitor
Rise Against (Musician) – Traitor
Risorins (Artist) – Traitor
Rita Ora (Singer) – Traitor
Rob Delaney (Comedian) – Traitor
Roddenberry Podcasts – Traitor
Rosanna Pansino (YouTuber) – Traitor
Rowan Blanchard (Actress) – Traitor
Ryan Reynolds (Pegged Deadpool) – Traitor
Samuel Kim (K-Pop star) – Traitor
Sabrina Carpenter (Singer) – Traitor
Sara Ventura (Localizer for Nintendo) – Traitor
Sarah Whittle (Smosh Games producer) – Traitor
Scarra (Streamer) – Traitor
Scott Wozniak (YouTuber) – Flimsy Traitor
Sean Chiplock (Couldn’t prevent Hyper Universe’s demise) – Traitor
Sean Plott (From Day9.tv) – Traitor
Secrets (Musician) – Traitor
Selena Gomez (Celebrity) – Traitor
Seth Rogen (Celebrity leech) – Traitor
Sharla In Japan (YouTuber) – Traitor
Shaun (Perturbed over the mortally challenged) – Traitor
Shayne Topp (Smosh Games member) – Traitor
Shinedown (Musician) – Traitor
Simple Plan (Musician) – Traitor
Simply Nailogical (YouTuber) – Traitor
Sky-Hi (Singer) – Traitor
Skill Up (YouTuber) – Traitor
Smash Mouth (Musician) – Traitor
Smosh Games (YouTubers) – Traitor
SomeCallMeJohnny (YouTuber) – Traitor
SomeOrdinaryGamers (YouTuber) – Traitor
SonicFox (Worst human being on the face of the planet) – Furry Traitor
Son of a Glitch (A+ Start StreameYouTuber) – Traitor
Stacey Abrams – Traitor
Starsmitten (YouTuber) – Traitor
Stephen King (Writer) – Traitor
Stephanie Sheh (Voice actress) – Traitor
Steve Ballmer (LA Clippers owner) – Traitor
Steve Carell (Actor) – Traitor
Stephen Georg (YouTuber) – Traitor
Stop Skeletons From Fighting (YouTuber) – Traitor
Suicide Silence (Musician) – Traitor
Sum 41 (Musician) – Traitor
Summer Rae (Human Barbie doll) – Traitor
SungWon Cho (Actor who hasn’t been in any major movies) – Traitor
Sunny Malouf (Singer) – Traitor
Taeyang (K-pop singer) – Traitor
TeamFourStar (Content creators) – Traitor
Teawrex (Streamer) – Traitor
Technology Connections (YouTuber) – Traitor
The Beatles (Musicians) – Traitor
The Black Dahlia Murder (Musician) – Traitor
The Great Clement (YouTuber) – Traitor
TheOdds1Out (YouTuber) – Traitor
The Pussycat Dolls (Strippers pretending to be singers) – Traitor
The Rock (Used to be the most electrifying man in entertainment) – Traitor
The Weeknd (Singer) – Traitor
Tia Ballard (Funimation voice actress) – Traitor
Tiger JK (K-pop singer) – Traitor
Toby Fox (Undertale developer) – Traitor
Travis Barker (Musician) – Traitor
Travis Scott (Musician) – Probation
Twenty One Pilots (Musician) – Probation
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins (Streamer) – Weak Traitor
Tyler Scheid (Youtuber) – Traitor
Valkyrae (Streamer) – Traitor
Victoria Justice – (Proto-thot) – Traitor
Vikkstar (YouTuber) – Traitor
VintageBeef (Streamer) – Traitor
Warbringer (Musician) – Traitor
Wil Wheaton (Being told to shut-up since 1988) – Traitor
xChocoBars (Streamer) – Traitor
Xell (Streamer) – Traitor
Yo Mama (YouTuber) – Traitor
YongYea (10-min content creator) – Double Traitor
Yoshiller (GoNintendo writer) – Traitor
Yvonnie (Streamer) – Double Traitor
Zac Effron (Human Ken doll) – Traitor
ZackScottGames (Wholesome) – Traitor
Zak Bagans (Travel Channel host) – Traitor
Zedd (Musician) – Traitor
Zelo (K-Pop singer) – Traitor
Zeltic (Should have stuck to Hyrule) – Traitor
Zombie Cleo (YouTuber) – Traitor
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2020.06.07 11:06 gorkx AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH fucking allergies, weight and asthma issues!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH fucking allergies, weight and asthma issues!
fucking allergies: Woke up with dry eyes and a congested noes, the eyes itched like crazy, and by the time I got them to not itch was to alert to get back to bed.
Fucking asthma! In addition to drier than brie larsons vacuus personality eyes, Chest decided: you know how you can breath right now? How about I fix that! yeah! don't you want to sound like a steam train with a heavy chest heaving and gasping thinking: I can't fucking breath suddenly! FUCK where's my inhaller! I was about to get some more sleep but noooooooooo, it just had to go off the same time as some but fucking allergies!
Fucking weight issues: Fuck "body postive" people or that bullshit of "Oh I'm big boned" I for one at 305-310 fucking hat being this fucking heavy. That's despite eating pretty light meals. Summer especially. Like OMG, forget lots of burgers. I'm all about fruit and pasta salads....mmm actually a breakast scramble of effs, pease and carrots is pretty heavy and callorie dence. but that's breakfast. And what the fuck is with some people saying: oh unless it's on a shelf it's better. Uh well ok so lettuce and some vegitables fresh off the shelf are more flavorful that is true for me. I don't know what the difference in canned pease or frozen ones over string pease from the vegitable section might be. Other than just about never in even pre-covid. Now with COvid: not gona happen partner.
My knees are so fucking shot at the moment partially from being rediculously over weight. Got up to get the inhaler. Standing up from bed: left knee was so painfilled I just about doubled over. Right knee bairly has enough strength and power to stand. why the fuck do people that are a lot more over weight than me say: oh well be postive about your body. I am: I am positive I'm fucking sick and fucking tired of every fucking body part hurting so fucking much from weight related issues. I already had asthma at about 220,which sucked enough bag of dicks as is, now at 305 fucking pounds? the asthma gets so intense I literally can't breath! I fucking hate that!
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2020.04.18 22:03 gamedemon24 [OC] The 150 Greatest Characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: #60-51

We're almost into the top fifty, the highest third of the list! So far things have been going better with the automod catching these, so hopefully you guys have no trouble seeing this portion.

60. Cornell Stokes (Cottonmouth)

It's easy to imagine Cottonmouth landing higher on this list had he not been "Cottonmouth'ed" midway into Season 1 of Luke Cage. Cottonmouth had it all: charisma, intelligence, personality, and total instability. The image of him pushing a henchman off the edge of his building would be forever burned into the minds of his men, solidifying him as the king of Harlem's crime ring. And speaking of king, how iconic is it when Cornell steps in front of the Biggie poster with the crown hovering above his head?

59. Helmut Zemo

When I showed the entire list to my friends, one of the first comments they had was how low Zemo was, so I might catch some flack for that. Of course, he's only had one film so far to develop as an antagonist, but his backstory was well done and he was quite memorable in a movie where he probably shouldn't have been. Even with the best efforts of Loki, Ultron, and Thanos, only Zemo has succeeded at truly driving a wedge into the Avengers and splitting them. And Thanos may not have won without that playing in his favor.

58. Dinah Madani

It could be argued that Madani is the real hero of The Punisher. Frank himself obviously isn't a hero, so who else would it be? Dinah Madani was burdened with being the only one who knew Operation Cerberus was worth looking into, the only one willing to pursue things further when the forces of both the government and the mob pushed back against her. It nearly cost her her life and it did cost her her partner, but her sacrifices were all made worth it in the end.

57. Yondu Udonta

This'd be another character who I might get some kickback on for ranking so low. What was essentially a funny side character in Guardians of the Galaxy became a complex character with sympathy and nuance in the second installment. Not bad for a space redneck, right? Though he may have been a pirate through and through, known for some less than moral calls throughout his career as a Ravager, Yondu succeeded in one thing: being a father to Peter Quill when he needed nothing more.

56. Adrian Toomes (Vulture)

The best non-Thanos villain of the MCU's Phase 3 would have to be the Vulture himself. While a significant departure from his comic counterpart, the MCU's take on Toomes had a new layer of sinister rooted in believability. And if I may take this opportunity to pick a bone, the way you execute a twist in a superhero movie is how they did it here, playing on who the villain is, not who the villain isn't. Hopefully that message lands, even though it feels like I'm speaking Mandarin.

55. James Rhodes (War Machine)

And here we arrive at our first Avenger! I saw a post here recently talking about how the MCU largely wasted War Machine, and I would tend to agree. Rhodes has always been good, but really not much else. He hasn't had much of an arc. And that's okay honestly, I don't need every single character to have gone through some great life-changing journey in the movies; it's believable to me that Rhodey is able to just show up, fight the fight, and go home. He is an Air Force colonel after all.

54. Billy Russo (Jigsaw)

Billy Russo was really a villain's villain. He lacked superpowers, but really not much else. With the combat prowess of a Marine, premier business sensibilities, a wealth of...well, wealth, and the charisma to finesse what he needs out of an interaction when shooting and stabbing just won't do the trick. And yes, his actual disfigurement in Season 2 of The Punisher was quite disappointing, but the character of Jigsaw might've just made up for it. Certainly no enemy caused Frank Castle more of a headache than Billy over the entire course of the Netflix MCU.

53. Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie

I mentioned on the last segment how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s greatest strength was taking secondary characters and making them complicated and interesting, and Mack is definitely a great example of this. Mack was decent playing the role as just another soldier on Coulson's squad when he absorbed those few members of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s other faction, but grew into his own as Coulson's right-hand man and eventually the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Not to mention Mack was the Ghost Rider for a minute there, and rode an actual motorcycle while doing it! Most importantly though, he's the S.H.I.E.L.D. team's conscious when the likes of Daisy and Fitz might get a little emotional and let their judgment get clouded.

52. Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel)

This really is going to be the most controversial part of the list isn't it? Like with Rhodey, I'm kinda left having to explain why she's this low instead of why she's this high. Carol is a true sight to behold on screen, tearing through Kree warships and Thanos's juggernaut like they're nothing...but that's kinda part of what's wrong with her. Supremely powerful, but no one really landed a hit until Thanos knuckled her with the power stone. And beyond that, I don't think her character development was the strongest across her first two movies thus far. But she's certainly got a lot of potential as a character and I expect she'll grow a lot over time! And for what it's worth, Brie Larson is absolutely fantastic in the role.

51. Jessica Jones

The third highest of the Defenders team is none other than Jessica Jones. I'm actually second-guessing this one as I consider how balls-out fantastic Season 3 of her self-titled show was, but I have her relatively low because, for the most part, she's not terribly conflicted as a character. Troubled, sure. Jessica has plenty of second-guessing moments about how she chooses to wield her powers, but for the most part, her personality comes out the same way it went in. And for that, I think there are other characters I like a bit more. And speaking of the Defenders, don't forget to tune in tomorrow where we'll be seeing another of them...
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2020.03.20 19:53 mashedpotatobagel Nintendo partners up Brie Larson to advertise for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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2020.01.31 06:03 hodgepodge282 How I think the Movie Could Work

The movie would have the impossible job of trying to give this show a meaningful end, arguably the ends to series 3 and 6 could have done that but there's still questions that need to be answered. This is how I think the movie could work
1) The main plot being Abed's wedding: Firstly a great excuse why the cast would regroup, try and get as many as possible, even have characters like Hickey, Duncan, Elroy making appearances, all it would take is a cameo and it'd be great. He'd be marrying Rachel (I know Brie Larson wouldn't be cheap but I like to think she'd do it) and obviously Troy would return to be best man. Abed could go full meta on the wedding with all the classic tv and film gimmicks weddings have, there are literally endless possibilities here. But in the end he is completely sincere and reaches a point where he doesn't need these gimmicks to relate to someone, he can just be himself completely and be loved for it, perfect end for his character.
2) Tie up the Jeff-Annie-Britta issue: These three have all got issues that make them feel like they need someone to complete them. Jeff feels like he needs a partner to finally settle in life, Annie has daddy issues which I'll steer clear of and Britta has so many issues that she'll be homeless just to make a point of not accepting help from her parents. These three would have to have a moment where they realise it's okay to be alone. That they don't need someone to complete them and while they may find someone to spend their life with they also might not and that's fine. I think this would end with Jeff and Annie getting together at the very end of the story, its heavily implied through the whole show and even once they get past their issues there is genuine feeling there, perhaps getting past the codependency makes them realise they really do like each other. Britta would probably end the show single, but in a way where she can finally go out and find what she's meant to be.
3) The group has one final meeting: Everyone that's ever been part of 'the group' just get in the study room and have one final chat about Greendale, meta references about how all these years later the same students are still there and that none of the classes seem to have any real value. About what Greendale has taught them and eventually the break up of the group, everyone going different directions. Abed gets married, Troy and Shirley have new futures ahead of them far away from Greendale, Jeff and Annie move in, Britta goes travelling for real to properly experience the world, teachers like Chang, Hickey and Duncan all accept that Greendale is where they're happiest and settle for it (I'll mention Chang more in the next bit) and for one last time they all leave the study room.
4) Loose ends: There's a number of loose ends I'd hope they'd tidy up, firstly I like to think the Dean would reinstate Chang as a teacher of some sort, yes he's mental but I can see the Dean finding a position for him. I also like to think Pierce would do a brief cameo as a recording, maybe he could have had made one for when Abed got married where he says a few nice, but also a bit offensive, things about him. The Dean remains at Greendale, maybe finally meeting someone and settling down. Many of the side characters would also be seen having happy endings, a few shots of Magnitude, Vicky, Garret, Starburns etc just generally being content.
5) Some sort of meta last scene: I'm not clever enough to think of this end scene but there is endless possibilities. I think the point of community is we could would never be able to predict what this last scene might be, but I can't think how else you'd end the show.
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2019.12.27 04:16 Oporz 27 Best Sic-fi Movies 2019 So Far You Should Not Miss

SOURCE: 27 Best Sic-fi Movies 2019 So Far You Should Not Miss
Among so many movie categories, science fiction is one of the most popular ones, which normally describe a world people can't imagine, and the movies will also mix with high technologies. Most sic-fic movies will talk about universe, science, space exploration, supernatural power, and so on. The story plots of science fiction are always excited and mind-blowing, which can greatly attract people to watch, and fall in the story of the movie.
As 2019 has almost passed, today we would like to list the 27 best sic-fi movies have released so far, giving you a clearly introduction and reference. If you are a mad of science fiction movies, read about the list below now and pick one for enjoying with your friends.
1. Alita: Battle Angel
Movie released date: January 31, 2019
Runtime: 122 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Rosa SalazaChristoph Waltz/Keean Johnson/Mahershala Ali
Brief introduction: Based on the story happens in 2563, 300 years after Earth when all people are ruled by the sky city of Zalem, Alita: Battle Angel shows how an android woman, Alita, keeps fighting under constant threat in such a futuristic world. The courage and brevity of the heroine should be the quality we can learn from.

2. Ad Astra
Movie released date: August 29, 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Brad Pitt/Tommy Lee Jones/Ruth Negga/Liv Tyler
Brief introduction: 30 years later, a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth and keeps threatening the survival of our planet. For that, astronaut Roy McBride goes on his travel across this unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos while finding his missing father.

3. Terminator: Dark Fate
Movie released date: October 23, 2019
Runtime: 128 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Linda Hamilton/ Arnold SchwarzeneggeMackenzie Davis/Natalia Reyes
Brief introduction: Not only that the world changed after 27 years passing since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, but also the fate of human race was gotten re-written either. To survive from the chase of a Rev-9, a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator travels back through time to hunt and kill her and her friends. So Dani Ramos keeps fighting for the future of humanity with the help of two warriors: Grace and Sarah Connor.

4. Paradise Hills
Movie released date: January 26, 2019
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: Spain/United States
Language: English
Cast: Emma Roberts/Danielle Macdonald/Awkwafina/Eiza González
Brief introduction: On an isolated island called Paradise, Uma awakens on an apparently idyllic school where high-class families send their daughters to, in order to train them for becoming the perfect versions of themselves. It seems that the island provides physical and emotional healing for those in need, which helps them revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. However, there's a darker secret hidden behind its fairy tale like exterior.

5. I Am Mother
Movie released date: January 25 2019
Runtime: 113 minutes
Country: Australia
Language: English
Cast: Clara Rugaard/Luke HawkeHazel Sandery and Summer Lenton/Maddie Lenton
Brief introduction: I Am Mother shows a story about how the robot raises the girl to repopulate the Earth under various threatens. This can really be unimaginative because we will always consider that mankind is the ruler on the Earth. It's such a must-watch film that deserves more cinema attention.

6. The Wandering Earth
Movie released date: February 5 2019
Runtime: 125 minutes
Country: China
Language: Mandarin/English (Electronic Voice)/Russian/French
Cast: Qu Chuxiao/Li Guangjie/Ng Man-tat/Zhao Jinmai
Brief introduction: Telling the story of a distant future in which the earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun, people around the world are building giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and want to sail the planet to a new star system. Focusing on the storyline of a group of young people who fight hard for the survival of mankind at the pried of wandering Earth, The Wandering Earth earns its thrills with exciting set pieces and dazzling special effects.

7. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Movie released date: June 26, 2019
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Tom Holland/Samuel L. Jackson/Zendaya/Cobie Smulders
Brief introduction: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), our Spider-Man Peter begrudgingly agrees to return to super heroics for helping Nick Fury take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. On his way on trip with his classmates, Peter also tries to figure out ways to hide his identity, deals with the relationship with the girl he loves, and fights against the bad guy for maintaining the peace on Earth even without Stark's help.

8. Avengers: Endgame
Movie released date: April 22, 2019
Runtime: 181 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Robert Downey Jr./Chris Evans/Mark Ruffalo/Chris Hemsworth
Brief introduction: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), almost half of people in the universe are being wiped out due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos, who gets the six energy stones successfully. For that, the remaining Avengers members gather again and decide to find a workable way to reverse Thanos' actions and restore the balance of the universe.

9.Detective Pikachu
Movie released date: May 3, 2019
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: United States/Japan
Language: English
Cast: Ryan Reynolds/Justice Smith/Max Fincham/Kathryn Newton
Brief introduction: To unravel the tangled mystery about his father's missing, Tim keep chasing clues through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City with the aid of Harry's former Pokémon partner. In the course of their thrilling adventure, they have encountered with some reliable people, and cooperate with them to uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole universe.

10. Gemini Man (2019)
Movie released date: October 1, 2019
Runtime: 117 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Will Smith/Mary Elizabeth Winstead/Clive Owen/Benedict Wong
Brief introduction: Henry, an agent of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, was chased to kill by a mysterious killer when he was going to retire. In the fierce competition between the two men, he found that the killer was in his 20s. A duel between him and himself started immediately, and the truth behind it gradually surfaced.

11. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Movie released date: May 13, 2019
Runtime: 132 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Kyle ChandleVera Farmiga/Millie Bobby Brown/Bradley Whitford/Sally/Hawkins/Charles Dance/Thomas Middleditch/Aisha Hinds
Brief introduction: Godzilla met with Mothra, Rodan, and its powerful enemies, Ghidorah. Previously, the ancient super monsters that had been thought to exist only in mythology, but now one by one, they will fight for the "King of monsters", and human survival will be seriously threatened.

12. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! (2019)
Movie released date: August 16, 2019
Runtime: 71 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Voices of: Richard Steven Horvitz/Andy Berman/Rosearik Rikki Simons/Melissa Fahn
Brief introduction: When Zim reappeared and began the second phase of his plan to conquer the Earth, a "Florpus" suddenly opens, swallows the planet and merges it with alternate realities. On the other side, Zim's enemy, DIB, tried to expose his plan.

13. Captive State (2019)
Movie released date: March 15, 2019
Runtime: 109 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: John Goodman/Ashton Sanders/Jonathan Majors/Machine Gun Kelly/Vera Farmiga
Brief introduction: The movie tells of the emergence of a rebel force in the urban area of Chicago after the Earth has been occupied by aliens for 10 years. It has an irreconcilable conflict with the government forces of the obedient faction, and a battle is going to arise from it.

14. Men in Black International (2019)
Movie released date: June?11,?2019
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Chris Hemsworth/Tessa Thompson/Rebecca Ferguson/Kumail Nanjiani/Rafe Spall/Laurent Bourgeois/Larry Bourgeois/Emma Thompson/Liam Neeson
Brief introduction: In the process of preventing the invasion of alien gangs, agent H and new agent M of the headquarters of the MiB accidentally eradicated the traitors hidden in the MiB. Although they went through so many difficulties, they finally managed to successfully save the world.

15. Brightburn (2019)
Movie released date: May?24,?2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Elizabeth Banks/David Denman/Jackson A. Dunn/Matt Jones/Meredith Hagner
Brief introduction: A rural couple without children picked up a baby from a spaceship near their home and raise the baby to grow up. Gradually, they found that the child was a little different. All kinds of supernatural abilities appeared on him. He put on a cloak, but not all the people can put on the cloak are heroes. So what is his real identity? Is him an alien?

16. IO (2019)
Movie released date: January 18, 2019
Runtime: 96 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Margaret Qualley/Anthony Mackie/Danny Huston
Brief introduction: Samantha, a young female scientist, is one of the survivors of the last catastrophe happened on Earth. Instead of abandoning her home like others do, she stayed on Earth and worked hard to find a way to help human beings survive.

17. Replicas (2019)
Movie released date: January?11,?2019
Runtime: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Keanu Reeves/Alice Eve/Thomas Middleditch/John Ortiz
Brief introduction: A bold neuroscientist tries to revive his family who died in a car accident. In order to achieve this goal, he would not hesitate to fight against the police, confront the government controlled laboratories, or even challenge all scientific restrictions.

18. High Life
Movie released date: November 7, 2018
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: France/Germany/United Kingdom/Poland/United States
Language: English
Cast: Robert Pattinson/Juliette Binoche/André Benjamin/Mia Goth
Brief introduction: After embarking a dangerous and useless mission, Monte and his little daughter become the last survivors of it. As there is nobody living near them now, they have to find every method to let themselves lead a life, relying on each other. Now, they are facing danger and going straight ahead, which is a black hole.

19. Captain Marvel
Movie released date: February 27, 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Brie Larson/Samuel L. Jackson/Ben Mendelsohn/Djimon Hounsou/Lee Pace/Lashana Lynch/Gemma Chan/Annette Bening/Clark Gregg/Jude Law
Brief introduction: This is the first Marvel heroine solo film. Captain Marvel is also a new character that is introduced into the Marvel universe. This film tells the origin of Captain Marvel. At first, Carol believes herself is a Kree warrior. However, she regains some memories that point out that she is a human and used to live on Earth. After evoking her memories, she finds a huge hidden lie.

20. Aniara
Movie released date: 7 September 2018
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: Sweden/Denmark
Language: Swedish
Cast: Emelie Jonsson/Bianca Cruzeiro/Arvin Kananian/Anneli Martini
Brief introduction: The film tells the story happened when a spacecraft, which carries some residents and is flying towards the Mars. Unexpectedly, the spacecraft is getting away from the original course. Getting lost in the universe, the passengers have to make clear where they are now in the universe, and how they can get back to the right routine.

21. Fast Color
TV series released date: March 10, 2018
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw/Lorraine Toussaint/Saniyya Sidney/Christopher Denham/David Strathairn
Brief introduction: A young woman is being traced by an unknown and mysterious force because of her supernatural power. To save herself, the woman has to keep escaping. Till she has nowhere to go, she goes back to the farmhouse where she used to live with her family but now the place has been abandoned. After living in that place again, she begins to repair the relationship with her mother. Then the woman's family knows about the hidden power inside her.

22. Rim of the World
Movie released date: May 24, 2019
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Jack Gore/Miya Cech/Benjamin Flores Jr./Alessio Scalzotto/Andrew BacheloAnnabeth Gish
Brief introduction: Before the terrible aliens are going to give an attack to the Earth, the summer camp is just begun. On the place where the summer camp is held, four teenagers are given an essential key that conveys the secret and way to prevent aliens from invading the planet. However, the four teenagers get no adults to help, which means that they can only depend on themselves to save the world.

23. Project Ithaca
Movie released date: June 7, 2019
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English
Cast: James Gallanders/Deragh Campbell/Daniel Fathers
Brief introduction: After waking up, five people, who are completely strangers to each other, discover that their 5 are trapped in an alien spaceship. Worse yet, they discover that the ship seems to get the power through some terrible means. As deeper into their investigation, the truth is that these aliens have kidnapped human for over decades, and even centuries. They have to stop this from happening again, and also, save themselves.

24. The Silence
Movie released date: April 10, 2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: English
Cast: Kiernan Shipka/Stanley Tucci/Miranda Otto/John Corbett
Brief introduction: The world is being attacked by some terrible creatures, which will kill people through releasing a kind of sound. Under this danger, in order to avoid the hunt of the aliens, a teenager, who lost her hearing at the age of 13, tries to escape to a safe place with her family. As the teenager can't hear the sound released by the aliens, a cult want to make use of her ability to beat the invaded aliens.

25.Clara
Movie released date: 10 September 2018
Runtime: /Country: Canada
Language: English
Cast: Patrick J. Adams/Troian Bellisario
Brief introduction: Isaac Bruno, working as an astronomer, extremely wants to find out the clues about the existence of life in the universe. Because he is too crazy about his work, he pays less attention to his friend's advice, who suggests him to lead a normal life. But Isaac ignores the warning and gets much addicted to the job. One time when Isaac meets an artist, Clara, and they begin to work together to find the data about stellar, for making a huge discovery.

26. White Chamber
Movie released date: Mar 29, 2019
Runtime: 89 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Shauna Macdonald/Oded FehAmrita Acharia/Nicholas Farrell/Sharon Maughan
Brief introduction: Unfortunately, civil war happens in the United Kingdom. The film starts with focusing on a woman, who wakes up in a cuboid cell. She discovers that her situation is dangerous now because she is kidnapped. The kidnapper tortures her, and asks her for the information from her. But the woman just keeps saying that she has no information. So what will happen next? And what information these guys need?

27. See You Yesterday
Movie released date: May 17, 2019
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Eden Duncan-Smith/Danté Crichlow/Marsha Stephanie Blake/Johnathan Nieves/Myra Lucretia TayloWavyy Jonez/Rayshawn Richardson/Ron Bobb-Semple/Brian "Stro" Bradley
Brief introduction: Two teenagers, who have great talents in scientist, are working hard to complete their latest invention - a traveling backpacks that can enable a time travel. However, unfortunate thing happens. One of these two teenagers is killed. It is a chance to use their invention to save him now.
Watching sci-fi movies sometimes will be surprised by the imagined high technologies invented in the future. It is also a chance for us to imagine how will human's life would be in the remote future. Sic-fi movies are always mind-blowing, and can make people feel excited. This is also the reason for why so many people enjoy watching science fiction movies.
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2019.10.13 16:34 CosmicRafael Do you seriously think that Marvel will make Valkyrie and Captain Marvel a lesbian couple in the MCU?

During an appearance at ACE Comic-Con in Chicago, Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson supported the idea of Captain Marvel and Valkyrie entering a relationship. "We're here to ship, ya'll!" Larson said. "We can dig into it, I'm just telling you we're shipping. Brie is my real-life queen, in general. If it becomes canon, that's cool, too." Thompson replied.
Do you think they are just trolling and making fun or do you think that it will happen?
Personally, i don't see it happen. I mean, I know that Marvel wants to represents all different races and sexes with their characters. But i don't see them putting so much pressure on one character(Captain Marvel) by making her also a lesbian. They wanted to make Captain Marvel a idol for women and girls(if that worked, that's for a different discussion). But don't see them making her a idol for lbgtq+ people too. At least not on purpose, cause i'm sure lbgtq+ people like her too. But Marvel already has Valkyrie as idol for them. I don't see them putting so much weight on Captain Marvel.
And furthermore, Valkyrie and Captain does have very different areas. Valkyrie is king of Asgard that's now on earth. And Captain Marvel doesn't seem to be the person that likes to stay in the same place for a while. She likes to travel and feels very responsible for many planets. If Valkyrie gets a partner, I can see it happening that they bring back Lady Sif and that's she's becoming Valkyrie's queen.
What are your thoughts guys?
And please, keep it gentle:)
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2019.08.25 21:52 IEscapedFromALab My Family is Ignoring the Strange Things My Grandpa Says Because of His Alzheimer's. Something is Wrong.

My grandpa, Harry Morris, started saying more weird stuff than usual after my mother and her favorite sister, Aunt Rebecca, his favorite daughters, died. My grandpa had started to become increasingly senile at times a few years ago and decided to go to a special home before things got to a point where he wouldn't be able to take care of himself, but it accelerated, and fast. My mom and Aunt Rebecca had passed away from their injuries after getting hit by a driver while walking across a street. No one ever saw the driver.
At first I dismissed it as part of sun-downing, a common feature of Alzheimer's disease where the person becomes less stable at night time. He was perfectly normal most of the day. But unlike normal Alzheimer's episodes, they were rare, brief, and strange. One night, we were at a family dinner at the Stationhouse, a steakhouse in Palm Beach, Florida made from the first railway station in the area. It's pretty good, especially for my relatives who are too white to enjoy the explosions of flavor in Caribbean cooking. Ostensibly it was to grieve, but in reality, it was common to meet together socially after any potentially legally difficult situation, and settling two inheritances certainly counted.
We had rented the entire restaurant for the evening, despite the fact that we could have been humbler with a quarter of the space, or more opulent with a more expensive restaurant, considering the amount of money Ted had alone. Uncle Ted loved to remind everyone that we're true Palm Beachers though, some of the last of our breed and rightfully prosperous because of our connection and heritage with the land. The wood frame building with its antique decor and unexciting menu was just perfect for him.
"Good evening, everyone. Before anyone orders, it's all on me, so go crazy. We have the appetizers coming out in just a moment. Now, if everyone will please pay attention to me, there are a couple of important dates I would like to mention prior to the reunion..."
"No! It was an accident!" My grandfather suddenly shouted from right the actual fuck next to me. The entire room turned to stare and one waiter couldn't hold back a smug grin. There had been a few episodes since my mom and aunt died where Grandpa had done this, and I suppose it wasn't a huge surprise to Ted, who had planned the event.
My family made me sit with him because I'm a junkie and they probably hoped that if one of us had a problem the other would handle it. My grandpa, Joe had just started to lose his memory. I waved to my Uncle Ted, and I was as grateful to get away from another one of his pompous speeches as I ushered my frail, birdlike Grandpa out of the nice building while he repeated himself angrily. Ted made sure to give me an approving smile from his podium before I left. An equally ancient old woman brushed by us on her way to the bar when the normally passive old man grabbed my shoulder and began speaking desperately.
"It was an accident! Just an accident. No one should have to pay so much for an accident."
He said it with incredible conviction. He was shaking and looked incredibly upset. He searched the room, as if looking for something. My uncle Ted raised an eyebrow to me. Gramps began to point to a spot outside on the tracks while almost shouting.
Grandpa, once known as Harry Guilford Morris, wept as we walked to the train tracks. I rubbed his back as he made his way to a point just in front of the crossing.
"Grampa, do you wanna talk about it?"
"Goddamnit! No!" He reached out as if to grab something and swiped at the air.
I gave up and just helped him walk instead.
Fuck it, I said, sometimes I wanna do shit no one else in the family likes too, and in the end we're both probably going to shit our pants. Why should I judge him? It wasn't like I wanted to go back to the dinner anyways. He kept saying "No", and random outrages until we got to the tracks. Suddenly he turned and grabbed me.
"We have to help them!" He shouted in my face. Except it wasn't the him I was used to anymore. It was a young man, who looked kind of like my dad. I didn't really have time to think about it, there were two girls screaming on the train tracks and a train was rocketing towards them.
"Come on! Grab 'em!" He turned and ran towards two girls laying near the tracks. I could barely hear them over the oncoming train at that point, but one of them was screaming. As I ran towards them it became clear that one of them, a cute brunette, had her long hair tangled on a piece of metal on the tracks.
"I"m sorry!" Screamed the blonde trying to pull helplessly at the other's hair. They both had bruises and it looked like they had been fighting. I remembered that I had a mall ninja knife and finally had a good use for it. Harry Morris, formerly known as Grandpa, reached the girl and kept her hair taught as I used the massive Matrix-esque knife to cut her loose. We all shot back from the tracks just in time, the girls just barely rolling away.
As the train wooshed by we all took a deep breath. Only then did I realize that the train was a beautiful streamliner, and although it looked pitted and rusted it was still way too fresh for a style from the 1920s. As if my younger, suddenly ripped grandpa weren't proof enough, everything was different. The neighborhood looked rural, not the middle of an endless suburb. The girls, in their late teens or early twenties, had wrecked beehive hairdoos and were dressed in shockingly conservative dresses for a day that was as hot as balls. My head began to reel, it felt like I was about to start tripping, but the trip never came.
The girls looked at each other nervously, then stared at me as if I had grown a fifth head as the train continued to roar by. It occurred to me that if this was actually happening, the whacky dagger and slightly multicolored hair may have been a bit alienating. I was suddenly glad that I had made the effort to dress as a normal human being and not wear anything that would immediately reveal me to be a junkie. Still, the slightly multicolored hair that looked fine in a nice restaurant in modern times probably made me look like a weirdo. After the train finished, the brunette coughed and extended her hand to be assisted by my grandpa while the other, very reluctantly raised hers for the same to me and then shot up in a hurry. The girls kept their eyes nervously glued to me while speaking to my Grandpa.
"Thanks...thank you so much!"
"We were fighting and we fell...I didn't mean to!" The pretty blonde shot out in her defense."
"It's alright, let's just get a soda..." Said the other, eyeing me nervously and getting up quickly without turning her back to me. "Well, thank you...both...so very much."
"We gotta go!" Popped the blonde before the both dusted themselves off and got away from my creepy ass. The only other person around was an old woman, staggering towards us with her mouth open in shock. The ginger badass that would eventually become my grandpa clapped me on the back.
"We oughta go too, you know." His "Florida cracker" accent was even more distinct than I had ever heard it in his old age. It sounded like "Weeyawdagodo, yanno".
He had a smug smirk on his face as he gently grabbed my arm and walked away from the tracks. As we walked towards the spot where we had traveled from, I noticed something off behind the station house, which now had a man in a drab blue uniform outside. Behind him it looked like a tall man dressed entirely in black was walking towards us. His walk was funny, almost limp, but quick. Diseases back then must have been fucking terrible.
"What is that?"
I pointed at the thing, which seemed to be relatively far in the distance, but he simply gave me a quizzical expression, shrugged and kept walking.
"Some tall nig...uhm...ahhh...black person, I suppose?"
As we got closer it was plain to see that it was too tall to be a man, but not by much. It was clearly moving, and seemed to be largely, if not entirely, in black.
"Whaddya think?"
"Well I don't remember him at all..."
He shot me a confused expression.
"Well, strange, that much is certain. Alright, well, let's get back." His pronunciation of the word 'certain' was the same as the word 'sudden'.
He grabbed my hand and stepped forward. Somewhere in the blink of an eye, the scene changed again. I don't know how to describe it except to say that it was like one world faded and became translucent while the other gained strength. The modern world felt a little funny, almost wrong, for a while afterwards. The smell of rot somehow filled the air, and nothing felt quite right at all. It was night, modern cars were driving by. I could still feel the sweat on my brow and the strain of my muscles, I had to repeatedly tell myself that the experience with the two girls was actually real.
The hand on my arm went from one that was reassuring to one that needed help. My grandpa stumbled, not from losing his step but from the incredible myriad pains that struck him regularly from inside. He had a lot of gastrointestinal problems years ago, and the solutions weren't perfect.
"Grandpa, I hope you're feeling alright? “
He looked over at me with the same smug expression he had a moment ago.
"I’m fine, fine. Not quite sure what that was though! Saw one earlier, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Seems like this made quite an impact though. I still faintly remember not having a knife on me and watching that poor girl scream, covered in blood, but the memory is different now. The old memory is like something I watched on TV. I remember saving their lives as clear as day, and I remember you being there to help. Not sure it was a bad thing, whatever it was. Reckon we might not wanna tell anyone about it though. I doubt that would get a good reaction."
He patted me on the back. I remembered that I was a junkie and he a baffled senior. We started walking back to the restaurant.
"Can you Let me know if you see another one?" I asked. His smile dropped.
"Little hard to predict, I didn't even know it was real, but if I can I'll let you know. Can't wait to do that again!"
That wasn't good. If he wandered off on his own, he might get into trouble when he came back. There was a lot to be worried about here and I had to seriously consider something at this point.
"How about that thing past the station house? What was that?"
He gave me a deeply troubled, baffled look.
"That tall fella?"
"That thing, it was past the station house, was it a person in costume or something?"
"Well, I still don't recall that fella at all, frankly. I remember seeing him with you, but I don't think I saw whoever it was later.
I knew damn well it wasn't a person, and the sheer amount of weird shit we were fucking with was beginning to worry me. But he was still staring at me, confused and frightened, and I realized that his mental state was returning to what it was normally. I patted him on the back.
"It was exciting, and that girl probably ended up living a full and rich life. You should be proud of yourself, that was not a bad thing just because we can't explain it. But, we should get back."
He smiled and nodded and we reached the restaurant. As we sat down again my uncle nodded approvingly and we got straight to eating. We had apparently missed any point at which I could have interjected anything anyways. My uncle looked deeply pleased as gramps and I sat at the table at our original spots. After a brief meal and some dessert (all of which, it was implied, I should be massively grateful for), I was unceremoniously asked if I could take gramps home.
He smiled absentmindedly as we walked to my badly pitted 91 Cadillac Fleetwood, which was once his car, and I drove him back to the shitty nursing home center my family had ditched him in. I spent a lot of the time thinking about how this might fuck with some laws of physics or something. No one was at the gate or the front desk when we arrived, which wasn't unusual, according to him. A confused old woman was hobbling about in the lobby in the dark, neither avoiding us nor seeking us out. It hurt my soul to see that.
When we got to his room, he had tears in his eyes. I wanted to ask him more about what had happened, but I knew he wasn't going to be able to handle the conversation.
"Thanks for helping me tonight. That was a terrible memory. Terrible. I was hoping, if you weren't too busy, maybe you could help me out with something else? Not another little adventure, I was just hoping someone could help me with some things in the apartment they gave me." His eyes had a glazed, but hopeful look to them.
"Of course, grampa, of course. I'll see you tomorrow. I'll be by at around 11 or so." I said before hugging him. "I love you, have some sweet dreams."
He smiled with tears gathering in the corners of his eyes.
"You too."
I went back to my shitty apartment and spent a few hours pointlessly trying to search Google for references to stories involving alzheimers and time travel, but no luck. Not sure what I expected.
The next day I helped him put up a painting, but I mainly just kept him company. I showed him how to use his cellphone and he sent me his first text message. We would text every now and then over the next few days. I also used him as an excuse to get out of a family meeting, which was convenient. I tried not to think about the adventure, knowing I wasn't going to find answers. One morning when I woke up with the horrible and inexplicable impression that I had seen that tall creep again, and the smell of rot filled my room.
About a week after our adventure he sent me a text saying "S.O.S.". I called him and we arranged for me to pick him up the next day.
The next day I woke up feeling great. I began to tear my place apart, hoping to find things that might be useful during a time travel expedition. I tried to imagine what threats might exist in the past, but couldn't really think of anything. I decided on bringing a can of body spray and a lighter, a classic for otherwise unarmed junkies, before setting out to get a Publix sub for my grandpa and some Tassot de Kabrit and diri ak djon djon (Haitian style marinated and fried Goat and black mushroom rice), with a massive side of red hot pikliz. I bought a new conservative looking shirt that I thought might look alright in the past. By then it was almost 10:30 and time to go see Grandpa again.
The nursing home wasn't much better in the daylight, and a single exhausted looking but beautiful Hispanic girl manned the front desk.
"Hi, visiting?" She asked with a thick Cuban accent.
"Yes, I'm taking my grandpa for a day trip." She nodded, disinterested, and gave me a single page that had some information and required a signature. After I signed it she placed it in a yellow organizing bin, entirely alone, and went back to watching Madelaine Petsch threaten someone on her tablet. As I walked down the hall, doors opened every now and then for elderly to check and see who it was. I couldn't bear the disappointed looks they had when they saw it wasn't one of their loved ones.
When I got to his room, he was dressed as if he were getting ready for church. He hobbled over to me to give me a big hug and a pat on the back.
"So, this thing, huh?" He asked me with a mischievous grin.
"Has this ever happened before? Or anything like it?" He shrugged happily.
"Yeah, once at the park, but I avoided it at the time. I hadn’t actually used one until that night, I wasn’t feeling quite right in addition to the events. that I'm aware of, although it's possible I may have slipped to some other time while getting wasted once in a while. The 70s were a hell of a decade." We both chuckled at that.
"I saw something that reminded me of a spot that might work. If it does, then there is a way to stop something else. Do you know the Hotel Biba?"
I nodded. It's a famous hotel in Palm Beach that was built in the 1920s and somehow continued to house the richesque and swanky.
"Well, maybe we won't actually have to go inside, but I'd like to see something, if that's possible."
"Alrighty, well let's see what happens." I smiled and stood up. I somehow still doubted the entire thing and was expecting to show up to see nothing more than a confused concierge. Or maybe I was just using whatever was left of doubt to avoid mind numbing terror. We ate the lunch I had brought, with grandpa even sampling my kabrit and seemingly enjoying it before ripping into his Boar's Head Italian again. As we left, we saw a despondent looking fat man waited at the end of his hall in a terrycloth robe.
"That's Jerry, he lost his mind years ago."
I nodded to gramps, but offered him my leftovers anyways, which he happily took and ate with gusto, except the pikliz, which was too spicy and strange tasting.
As we fired down I-95 in the Cadillac, I had to remind myself that the time and place we had arrived to outside of the steakhouse was as real as anything else I had experienced. This thought slowly began to cultivate weight until it had formed a lead pit in my stomach. I had to wonder why there wasn’t some kind of rift in the fabric of space time or whatever. If we had already changed history, why hadn’t something in time gotten obliterated?
The area around the Hotel Biba is a mix of extreme poverty and extreme wealth that might seem odd outside of Florida. It's distinctive mix of Moorish and Art Deco architecture, pervasive in both the hilariously rich and hilariously poor parts of the neighborhood, still manages to keep an air of both grandeur and subtle charm, like a billionaire who genuinely prefers jeans and a t-shirt. I pulled into the tropically painted strip mall across the street and got out to help my gramps over. The area surrounding it was crammed with buildings and businesses and was bustling during the middle of the day.
"That's it. Right over there." He had a grim tone as he pointed to a spot across from the hotel under a tree, where a classic Volvo P1800 was parked. It stood out, being powerfully vivid in comparison to the rest of the world. The sight of it was stunning.
"It looks like we may be in luck..." He said hopefully, hobbling towards the spot a little faster. It was a moment or two before I realized that I was seeing it too, and that the Volvo was most certainly not from our time at all. There was something about it that stood out, making it more vivid than everything else around it, almost as if I expected the paint to start moving.
"Right here, I remember you, I remember you..." Gramps began mumbling as he reached out for the door. As I stepped forward with him to make sure he didn't lose his balance I realized that the light in the world had somehow left, suddenly and quietly, in a way that a I barely noticed. Everything, even the air, was more vivid, richer than it had been a moment ago.
Before I was able to take another step, I realized that the world was now dark and cool because it was night time, and the street was lined with so many palm trees where buildings had been that it looked like a forest. The hotel, which in the modern world is still visited by the relatively wealthy and those hoping to join them, had a classy jetsetters jazz beat.
And in the old world, Harry Morris knew how to haul ass. My reverie was broken by a flash of red hair as the man who would become my grandpa shot past me. I heard a woman scream in the direction he was running. I turned and saw a man, so drunk he was barely able to stand, towering over a beautiful woman with red hair and a black and white checkered dress who had a bloodied nose.
“Will? Will Blatty? Hey, what are you doing, you piece of shit?”
The man spun around with an embarrassed and angry look on his face. In comparison to the ginger hulk rapidly gaining on him he didn’t seem so tough. He couldn’t have been more than 5’6 and looked like he had more gin blossoms than pushups in the past few years.
"Fuck you, Harry, you stayaoudda" was about as much as the drunk man could get out before my grandpa slammed into his torso, knocking him to the ground as the woman got up and ran like hell to her Volvo. I watched her get in, start it up and leave as my Grandpa straddled the man and began beating the stupid out of him, pounding him in the skull with the same movement over and over and over, as if it was no different than putting nails in wood.
"You worthless muthafucka!" Harry Morris screamed at the top of his lungs as he pounded the limp piece of flesh that had once been a human being. I ran over to grab him, not wanting him to exchange one mistake for another.
"Dude! Fucking dude! Grandpa! Come on!" I shouted as I tried to pull, but he managed to get a few more shots in. I had never imagined my grandpa as an angry person, growing up there simply wasn’t any way to picture such a thing. A man who was dressed as like a bellhop in turquoise and purple, ran over to help the man who had the tar beaten out of him.
"Will? Will Blatty? Oh for fuck's sake, what happened?" The man asked, in an accent that sounded like an old timey radio announcer trying to do a Spanish impersonation. Will Blatty was a big name in Palm Beach, several schools had buildings named after him and the mayor had made a big deal at his funeral.
"I told her it would be good for her career if she went home with him. He was going to hurt her. Bad. She never would have healed right."
"So you decide that he gets the same?" The Spanish man asked, pointing to Bill's jaw, which was hanging slightly wrong. Bill's eyes were open but it was obvious he was unconscious. A dark pool was growing below his head.
"I went too far. I know that. But you have to trust me, this man needed it. He absolutely did. That would have been horrible for that woman" He wiped the blood off of his fist as the Hispanic man stood up to face him, frowning, but seemingly nodding in agreement.
"I...I had a bad feeling about him tonight. He drank too much every time, but tonight...ok, cops get here soon, we say it went to blows but it was him that started...he doesn’t remember anyways, I think."
Something about the man was deeply familiar, but I couldn't put my finger on it. "Maybe you guys wait here for them, so it doesn't look too funny."
My grandpa gave me a concerned look, but I shrugged. I doubted that they had the ability to check and see if my social was fake and didn't want to get "hauled in". I took seats on the ground. I tried to focus on the area around me instead of worrying. In my time it was at the dead center of the city, but I saw only palm filled wilderness in the distance where slums would stretch in forty years. My grandpa sat next to me, smiling just slightly.
I noticed movement coming towards us from a mile or two away. But it wasn't the cops. At first, I only noticed the distortion in the dark, a silhouette moving gracefully, like a ribbon being blown in the wind it raced between the palms and skirted up the sidewalk.
"Um, are you seeing that?" I nudged the red-haired beast in the ribs. He looked over in that direction, but the thing was gone. He turned to me with a puzzled look right as a patrol car pulled up from the other direction. The officer stepped out of the car and walked up to Bill, who was regaining consciousness, but only enough to moan.
"Oh this, this is going to be interesting. “The square jawed man said. My grandpa nodded sternly to the officer who shrugged at him with a smile. "Alrighty, you're gonna need to get up Bill. If you need to go to the hospital, that's fine, but I gotta say, no one is gonna act surprised that someone finally did it to you." Relief spread through me rapidly. I had forgotten how casual "a little beating" could be taken in these days.
As he turned to come speak to my grandpa, I saw it again, snaking out from between two trees and gliding effortlessly down the sidewalk. Except this time, it was much clearer, it was like a person, but liquid in places. I saw its legs slosh forward step by step, as the area that would have been a torso twisted impossibly to face us. My grandpa's jaw dropped like a rock in water. I couldn't see the area that would have corresponded to its face, it was moving around too rapidly. It was about half a mile away and if it weren't for the consistent way that it gained on our location, I would have thought that it was just flitting about.
"So, uhh, what do we do from here?" My grandpa asked, now suddenly slightly nervous.
"Ah, you know. Probably gonna want to take down some statements. The Blatty family always had more lawyers than virtues. " My grandpa nodded, but didn't take his eyes of the thing that was making its way towards us.
"Don't worry, I'm not about to have a second go at the man." My grandpa nodded to the two men, including the helpful Spanish man, who seemed to be patiently waiting on the officer to speak to them about what he saw, while the liquid thing in the distance began to move its legs more quickly. He gave me a nervous look and pointed behind me discretely, where a beaten to hell Jeep that happened to have a Salt Life sticker and whacky rims that probably would have garnered a hate crime in Gramps day was sitting, looking slightly less than real.
The thing picked up speed, and as a wind blew past it, I could smell the sickly-sweet smell of carrion. As the thing ran under a streetlight it became clear why: the person running towards us looked as if he had been in more than one car accident. Whoever it was utterly pulverized. The blood and gore seemed to assemble itself to a degree to compose half of a black, shattered face. I couldn't get a better look before attempting to run. As the officer went over to talk to the men, my grandpa nodded to me and made a break for it, running to the jeep like a madman. In the second it took me to join him, one of the men pointed out our escape to the officer who then began shouting for us to stop. The thing fired past him running towards us, but he didn't seem to notice.
"Come on!" Her shouted to me. As my run turned into a mad sprint, I saw the horror in my grandpa's eyes and felt something snag the cloth on the back of my flannel shirt and knew the fucking thing was right behind me. As I reached him, he shot one hand out to me while keeping the other on the hood of the jeep.
I reached and grabbed it right as something ice cold slashed through my clothes and cut the skin of my back. My legs gave out and I felt the concrete slam into my face, but it was a relief. The concrete was burning hot and the world was overwhelmingly bright. When I got up there was nothing there. Nothing that we could see at least. I couldn't bring myself to turn my back on the area though, I knew it was still there. Staring at us. I could just feel it.
"Holy shit" my grandpa said before doubling over. "Holy shit" He repeated softly as he threw up. "What was that fucking thing?" He managed to gasp before sitting on the ground. A young black guy with a tank top and huge muscles came running up to us.
"Is he alright?" The young man asked. His voice sounded like a funny recording for a second. Everything still felt a bit off.
"Yeah" My grandpa answered. The young man smiled a brilliant smile at us before offering Grandpa a bottle of ice-cold water from his jeep, which my grandpa happily accepted. But still, nothing felt right. Every time the wind blew, I got a whiff of that decay. After a few moments he got back up and managed to get to my car, waving gratefully to the young man as he went back to what was clearly a date with a tall statuesque redhead. I took a deep breath.
"What the fuck was that thing?" I asked him in as calm a tone as I possibly could.
"I...I don't know. I certainly don't remember it. Not at all. Ever." My mind tried to summarize the thing over and over, not being fully capable of digesting what I had just seen. I could tell his mind was doing the same.
"Do you think that thing is still here? I mean, maybe not how we can see it, but still here?" I asked him, but I knew the answer. He looked at me with pure fear in his eyes.
"What about Mr. Blatty?" I asked, but I already knew the answer. He had faded utterly from my memory. I only weakly recalled the drunken incident at my birthday as a kid. Instead, I remembered Ignacio Gonzalez, the Spanish guy who would eventually become my grandpa's business partner. I remember him from every single one of my birthdays, and I remember my first kiss with his niece Jessica. God, she was pretty. I don't recall doing some of stupid shit I had the impression I had done previously. Maybe having different friends helped me reign it in a bit. Still, plenty of stupid shit though.
I started up the car and we drove back to the retirement home. I was hoping to go out to dinner or something but he shook his head when I suggested hitting up Howley's, his favorite spot, but he told me he was still full from the sub.
"Well, can you think of a reason to do that again?" I asked as we got out at the retirement home.
"God no. We shouldn't mess around with that fucking thing. I don't know what the hell it could have been. I just don't know." He shook his head, distressed. I nodded and walked him to his home. There was no one at the front desk this time, but Jerry was at the end of the hallway again, weeping powerfully. Grandpa stared at the floor and seemed to refuse to make eye contact with the man as he reached his room.
"Alright, so you're not going to do that again, but if anything happens, or if you see that fucking thing out here in this time, you have to call me as quickly as you can." He shot me a look of ample confusion and I remembered that he couldn't use a cellphone anymore because of his arthritis and eye sight. I left my tablet with him after hooking it to his retirement home's wifi and showed him how to use Google Voice with it, giving my cellphone a couple of quick calls. Then I showed him how to use Netflix.
"Maybe I'll watch a movie with that Brie Larson, she's a real looker!" He exclaimed happily.
"I'm sure they probably have a few with her, she's really popular." We hugged for a long time, until he began to weep.
"That man, that horrible fucking man. I can’t believe myself. I told that woman it would be good for her career if she went home with him. I lived a long time with that. Bill made sure I was comfortable, but I was never really comfortable with it. But part of me still remembers what he did to that woman, or what he would have done. She barely lived."
"It didn't happen this time. Thanks to you. She's probably fine."
He smiled and nodded.
"She is! We even went on a few dates before I met your nana! I even remember that officer, asking me why I ran away, but I only went six feet. Funny enough, I didn't seem to recall why I had done that back then, beating Mr. Batty or running to that lightpost where we saw the Jeep instead." He shook his head in amazement. "I sure wish that one asshole would leave us alone, would be awful nice to explore, maybe learn about. Seems likely why we never heard about this before with anyone else though, I'll bet he's Johnny on the spot for some people."
That thought bothered me. What if, so far, we had only gotten lucky? We didn’t have any idea why it was after us so it was hard to tell what it would do. We also didn’t know if it had any way of reaching us in our time. Also, why did our time seem so off? I knew it wasn't near us at the moment, but I could still feel the thing, somewhere. It was a nagging sensation in the back of my mind. I went home and smoked myself retarded.
The next couple of days ambled about with little occurring. It bothered me how pale and weak this time still felt. I talked to gramps a couple of times and told him how to recharge the tablet. Things seemed to be doing well and life meandered something close to normal again. Eventually I got a call from Todd DeMott, our slimy as hell executor for my mom and Aunt Rebecca’s will. Apparently, he needed to speak with me in person. I drove down to his beautiful office overlooking the water, where he kept me waiting for almost an hour. Eventually I was ushered into his office where the fat red headed man happily told me that the family had agreed to place me under a form of conservationship and that any money I received would likely be for treatment programs, metered out of course by my uncle Ted, who was sadly unable to attend the meeting.
He made every attempt to persuade me that it was entirely my money and always would be, but that this was just to make sure that my I didn’t have a borderline episode and lose my shit at some point. He pointed out that it could be invested at no cost to me, but I knew the reality. I was always going to be in conservationship.
I stared at the overpaid piece of shit for at least a minute or two before walking out without a word. I just stared. The rest of the afternoon was mush. I told my grandpa, but there was nothing he could do about it. He had been placed under similar measures a long time ago. Without any relatives to back me up, I was utterly fucked. Any of the money that was supposed to go to me, including from my Grandpa, was going to be diverted to my asshole cousins. I couldn't afford an attorney. The piece of paper was signed by every sane adult member of my family. There were multiple hard realities facing me at that moment. That my family barely considered me a person, that I was going to have my inheritance taken from me, that I was going to die destitute while some little schmuck used the money that was supposed to go to me for the latest bland Lexus.
I refused to sign anything, not that it mattered, something that Todd was happy to remind me in some professional jargon. As I walked out in a huff to avoid saying or doing anything that would validate their description of me as insane, I went down a list of people that might be able to help me. I understood now why those rat bastards had kept such a close eye on my psychiatrist and therapists’ visits. Their signatures where at the bottom of the page that indicated they thought it was a potential risk, but not the ones stating it was an imminent one. Just enough to justify it.
The only person I could talk to about it was my grandpa. The only thing he could do was angrily stamp his feet in the tiny room they had confined him in. He swore, he turned red in the face, he felt all the anger I was too tired to feel myself. But it was clear from the very room we were standing in that there was nothing that he could do about this. He had suffered the same fate years ago at the hands of his own son. Suddenly the memory of the family meetings, of my own mother wringing her hands over what she had been told was a "cruel necessity".
"You have to go." My grandpa put his hand on my shoulder. "We both do now. You know that. If you don't give him that, he will come after you. At least get what you can out of the situation and please, do it gently. I know, with your mother gone, there isn't much reason for you to be polite. But for my sake, please. Don't make this difficult on everyone. We both have to face this. It won’t be easy."
"OK" Was what came out of my mouth, but my brain couldn't really digest it. Those may have been the most difficult two syllables of my entire life. The emotional commitment of seeing these people and pretending to not want to murder them was purely staggering. But I pushed through it, nodded and went back to the details of the party.
"It's going to be at the Bryant Park, right near the Gulfstream Hotel, and there will be an open bar." Bryant Park was a beautiful lagoon side park surrounded by old art deco and unique Floridian Flagler architecture homes. He only gawked at me in response.
The Gulfstream Hotel was picked especially for him, or at least to make it appear as if Ted gave a shit about him. I knew it had been his favorite drinking hole decades ago and that it might be a genuinely good time for him, so I just couldn't let my mind drift to the idea of bringing a gun instead of some weed. The Gulfstream was one of the first hotels in the area and had recently been renovated into a hilariously expensive condo. We sat in silence for a pretty long time. He seemed even more horrified than I did.
We agreed to go see a movie or something, which I began to genuinely look forward to. Maybe we would see another time portal and I could go back and kill my uncle before he grew into a greedy piece of shit. The fantasy of picking an infant Ted up and throwing him at a wall, or drowning a 11-year-old Ted by pushing him face first into a toilet had become regular fantasies that I did not tell my mental health practitioners about.
The unofficial annual pseudo-reunion was planned to be right around the corner, though. Another meeting for Ted to use to ensure that he still had control over the family. Enough time for me to digest my helplessness and choose a path of behavior that would suit him. He wanted me to show up, smile and accept my fate, so that he would sleep at night without worrying about some pesky lawsuit or family struggle. He had sent me several texts, all of them unanswered, hinting at a much better "arrangement" as long as I "did well".
Worse yet, the smell of rot had become a frequent issue, and more than once I could have sworn I had seen some kind of strange disturbance moving towards me.
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2019.08.25 21:44 IEscapedFromALab My Family is Ignoring the Strange Things My Grandpa Says Because of His Alzheimer's. Something is Wrong.

My grandpa, Harry Morris, started saying more weird stuff than usual after my mother and her favorite sister, Aunt Rebecca, his favorite daughters, died. My grandpa had started to become increasingly senile at times a few years ago and decided to go to a special home before things got to a point where he wouldn't be able to take care of himself, but it accelerated, and fast. My mom and Aunt Rebecca had passed away from their injuries after getting hit by a driver while walking across a street. No one ever saw the driver.
At first I dismissed it as part of sun-downing, a common feature of Alzheimer's disease where the person becomes less stable at night time. He was perfectly normal most of the day. But unlike normal Alzheimer's episodes, they were rare, brief, and strange. One night, we were at a family dinner at the Stationhouse, a steakhouse in Palm Beach, Florida made from the first railway station in the area. It's pretty good, especially for my relatives who are too white to enjoy the explosions of flavor in Caribbean cooking. Ostensibly it was to grieve, but in reality, it was common to meet together socially after any potentially legally difficult situation, and settling two inheritances certainly counted.
We had rented the entire restaurant for the evening, despite the fact that we could have been humbler with a quarter of the space, or more opulent with a more expensive restaurant, considering the amount of money Ted had alone. Uncle Ted loved to remind everyone that we're true Palm Beachers though, some of the last of our breed and rightfully prosperous because of our connection and heritage with the land. The wood frame building with its antique decor and unexciting menu was just perfect for him.
"Good evening, everyone. Before anyone orders, it's all on me, so go crazy. We have the appetizers coming out in just a moment. Now, if everyone will please pay attention to me, there are a couple of important dates I would like to mention prior to the reunion..."
"No! It was an accident!" My grandfather suddenly shouted from right the actual fuck next to me. The entire room turned to stare and one waiter couldn't hold back a smug grin. There had been a few episodes since my mom and aunt died where Grandpa had done this, and I suppose it wasn't a huge surprise to Ted, who had planned the event.
My family made me sit with him because I'm a junkie and they probably hoped that if one of us had a problem the other would handle it. My grandpa, Joe had just started to lose his memory. I waved to my Uncle Ted, and I was as grateful to get away from another one of his pompous speeches as I ushered my frail, birdlike Grandpa out of the nice building while he repeated himself angrily. Ted made sure to give me an approving smile from his podium before I left. An equally ancient old woman brushed by us on her way to the bar when the normally passive old man grabbed my shoulder and began speaking desperately.
"It was an accident! Just an accident. No one should have to pay so much for an accident."
He said it with incredible conviction. He was shaking and looked incredibly upset. He searched the room, as if looking for something. My uncle Ted raised an eyebrow to me. Gramps began to point to a spot outside on the tracks while almost shouting.
Grandpa, once known as Harry Guilford Morris, wept as we walked to the train tracks. I rubbed his back as he made his way to a point just in front of the crossing.
"Grampa, do you wanna talk about it?"
"Goddamnit! No!" He reached out as if to grab something and swiped at the air.
I gave up and just helped him walk instead.
Fuck it, I said, sometimes I wanna do shit no one else in the family likes too, and in the end we're both probably going to shit our pants. Why should I judge him? It wasn't like I wanted to go back to the dinner anyways. He kept saying "No", and random outrages until we got to the tracks. Suddenly he turned and grabbed me.
"We have to help them!" He shouted in my face. Except it wasn't the him I was used to anymore. It was a young man, who looked kind of like my dad. I didn't really have time to think about it, there were two girls screaming on the train tracks and a train was rocketing towards them.
"Come on! Grab 'em!" He turned and ran towards two girls laying near the tracks. I could barely hear them over the oncoming train at that point, but one of them was screaming. As I ran towards them it became clear that one of them, a cute brunette, had her long hair tangled on a piece of metal on the tracks.
"I"m sorry!" Screamed the blonde trying to pull helplessly at the other's hair. They both had bruises and it looked like they had been fighting. I remembered that I had a mall ninja knife and finally had a good use for it. Harry Morris, formerly known as Grandpa, reached the girl and kept her hair taught as I used the massive Matrix-esque knife to cut her loose. We all shot back from the tracks just in time, the girls just barely rolling away.
As the train wooshed by we all took a deep breath. Only then did I realize that the train was a beautiful streamliner, and although it looked pitted and rusted it was still way too fresh for a style from the 1920s. As if my younger, suddenly ripped grandpa weren't proof enough, everything was different. The neighborhood looked rural, not the middle of an endless suburb. The girls, in their late teens or early twenties, had wrecked beehive hairdoos and were dressed in shockingly conservative dresses for a day that was as hot as balls. My head began to reel, it felt like I was about to start tripping, but the trip never came.
The girls looked at each other nervously, then stared at me as if I had grown a fifth head as the train continued to roar by. It occurred to me that if this was actually happening, the whacky dagger and slightly multicolored hair may have been a bit alienating. I was suddenly glad that I had made the effort to dress as a normal human being and not wear anything that would immediately reveal me to be a junkie. Still, the slightly multicolored hair that looked fine in a nice restaurant in modern times probably made me look like a weirdo. After the train finished, the brunette coughed and extended her hand to be assisted by my grandpa while the other, very reluctantly raised hers for the same to me and then shot up in a hurry. The girls kept their eyes nervously glued to me while speaking to my Grandpa.
"Thanks...thank you so much!"
"We were fighting and we fell...I didn't mean to!" The pretty blonde shot out in her defense."
"It's alright, let's just get a soda..." Said the other, eyeing me nervously and getting up quickly without turning her back to me. "Well, thank you...both...so very much."
"We gotta go!" Popped the blonde before the both dusted themselves off and got away from my creepy ass. The only other person around was an old woman, staggering towards us with her mouth open in shock. The ginger badass that would eventually become my grandpa clapped me on the back.
"We oughta go too, you know." His "Florida cracker" accent was even more distinct than I had ever heard it in his old age. It sounded like "Weeyawdagodo, yanno".
He had a smug smirk on his face as he gently grabbed my arm and walked away from the tracks. As we walked towards the spot where we had traveled from, I noticed something off behind the station house, which now had a man in a drab blue uniform outside. Behind him it looked like a tall man dressed entirely in black was walking towards us. His walk was funny, almost limp, but quick. Diseases back then must have been fucking terrible.
"What is that?"
I pointed at the thing, which seemed to be relatively far in the distance, but he simply gave me a quizzical expression, shrugged and kept walking.
"Some tall nig...uhm...ahhh...black person, I suppose?"
As we got closer it was plain to see that it was too tall to be a man, but not by much. It was clearly moving, and seemed to be largely, if not entirely, in black.
"Whaddya think?"
"Well I don't remember him at all..."
He shot me a confused expression.
"Well, strange, that much is certain. Alright, well, let's get back." His pronunciation of the word 'certain' was the same as the word 'sudden'.
He grabbed my hand and stepped forward. Somewhere in the blink of an eye, the scene changed again. I don't know how to describe it except to say that it was like one world faded and became translucent while the other gained strength. The modern world felt a little funny, almost wrong, for a while afterwards. The smell of rot somehow filled the air, and nothing felt quite right at all. It was night, modern cars were driving by. I could still feel the sweat on my brow and the strain of my muscles, I had to repeatedly tell myself that the experience with the two girls was actually real.
The hand on my arm went from one that was reassuring to one that needed help. My grandpa stumbled, not from losing his step but from the incredible myriad pains that struck him regularly from inside. He had a lot of gastrointestinal problems years ago, and the solutions weren't perfect.
"Grandpa, I hope you're feeling alright? “
He looked over at me with the same smug expression he had a moment ago.
"I’m fine, fine. Not quite sure what that was though! Saw one earlier, but wasn't sure what to do with it. Seems like this made quite an impact though. I still faintly remember not having a knife on me and watching that poor girl scream, covered in blood, but the memory is different now. The old memory is like something I watched on TV. I remember saving their lives as clear as day, and I remember you being there to help. Not sure it was a bad thing, whatever it was. Reckon we might not wanna tell anyone about it though. I doubt that would get a good reaction."
He patted me on the back. I remembered that I was a junkie and he a baffled senior. We started walking back to the restaurant.
"Can you Let me know if you see another one?" I asked. His smile dropped.
"Little hard to predict, I didn't even know it was real, but if I can I'll let you know. Can't wait to do that again!"
That wasn't good. If he wandered off on his own, he might get into trouble when he came back. There was a lot to be worried about here and I had to seriously consider something at this point.
"How about that thing past the station house? What was that?"
He gave me a deeply troubled, baffled look.
"That tall fella?"
"That thing, it was past the station house, was it a person in costume or something?"
"Well, I still don't recall that fella at all, frankly. I remember seeing him with you, but I don't think I saw whoever it was later.
I knew damn well it wasn't a person, and the sheer amount of weird shit we were fucking with was beginning to worry me. But he was still staring at me, confused and frightened, and I realized that his mental state was returning to what it was normally. I patted him on the back.
"It was exciting, and that girl probably ended up living a full and rich life. You should be proud of yourself, that was not a bad thing just because we can't explain it. But, we should get back."
He smiled and nodded and we reached the restaurant. As we sat down again my uncle nodded approvingly and we got straight to eating. We had apparently missed any point at which I could have interjected anything anyways. My uncle looked deeply pleased as gramps and I sat at the table at our original spots. After a brief meal and some dessert (all of which, it was implied, I should be massively grateful for), I was unceremoniously asked if I could take gramps home.
He smiled absentmindedly as we walked to my badly pitted 91 Cadillac Fleetwood, which was once his car, and I drove him back to the shitty nursing home center my family had ditched him in. I spent a lot of the time thinking about how this might fuck with some laws of physics or something. No one was at the gate or the front desk when we arrived, which wasn't unusual, according to him. A confused old woman was hobbling about in the lobby in the dark, neither avoiding us nor seeking us out. It hurt my soul to see that.
When we got to his room, he had tears in his eyes. I wanted to ask him more about what had happened, but I knew he wasn't going to be able to handle the conversation.
"Thanks for helping me tonight. That was a terrible memory. Terrible. I was hoping, if you weren't too busy, maybe you could help me out with something else? Not another little adventure, I was just hoping someone could help me with some things in the apartment they gave me." His eyes had a glazed, but hopeful look to them.
"Of course, grampa, of course. I'll see you tomorrow. I'll be by at around 11 or so." I said before hugging him. "I love you, have some sweet dreams."
He smiled with tears gathering in the corners of his eyes.
"You too."
I went back to my shitty apartment and spent a few hours pointlessly trying to search Google for references to stories involving alzheimers and time travel, but no luck. Not sure what I expected.
The next day I helped him put up a painting, but I mainly just kept him company. I showed him how to use his cellphone and he sent me his first text message. We would text every now and then over the next few days. I also used him as an excuse to get out of a family meeting, which was convenient. I tried not to think about the adventure, knowing I wasn't going to find answers. One morning when I woke up with the horrible and inexplicable impression that I had seen that tall creep again, and the smell of rot filled my room.
About a week after our adventure he sent me a text saying "S.O.S.". I called him and we arranged for me to pick him up the next day.
The next day I woke up feeling great. I began to tear my place apart, hoping to find things that might be useful during a time travel expedition. I tried to imagine what threats might exist in the past, but couldn't really think of anything. I decided on bringing a can of body spray and a lighter, a classic for otherwise unarmed junkies, before setting out to get a Publix sub for my grandpa and some Tassot de Kabrit and diri ak djon djon (Haitian style marinated and fried Goat and black mushroom rice), with a massive side of red hot pikliz. I bought a new conservative looking shirt that I thought might look alright in the past. By then it was almost 10:30 and time to go see Grandpa again.
The nursing home wasn't much better in the daylight, and a single exhausted looking but beautiful Hispanic girl manned the front desk.
"Hi, visiting?" She asked with a thick Cuban accent.
"Yes, I'm taking my grandpa for a day trip." She nodded, disinterested, and gave me a single page that had some information and required a signature. After I signed it she placed it in a yellow organizing bin, entirely alone, and went back to watching Madelaine Petsch threaten someone on her tablet. As I walked down the hall, doors opened every now and then for elderly to check and see who it was. I couldn't bear the disappointed looks they had when they saw it wasn't one of their loved ones.
When I got to his room, he was dressed as if he were getting ready for church. He hobbled over to me to give me a big hug and a pat on the back.
"So, this thing, huh?" He asked me with a mischievous grin.
"Has this ever happened before? Or anything like it?" He shrugged happily.
"Yeah, once at the park, but I avoided it at the time. I hadn’t actually used one until that night, I wasn’t feeling quite right in addition to the events. that I'm aware of, although it's possible I may have slipped to some other time while getting wasted once in a while. The 70s were a hell of a decade." We both chuckled at that.
"I saw something that reminded me of a spot that might work. If it does, then there is a way to stop something else. Do you know the Hotel Biba?"
I nodded. It's a famous hotel in Palm Beach that was built in the 1920s and somehow continued to house the richesque and swanky.
"Well, maybe we won't actually have to go inside, but I'd like to see something, if that's possible."
"Alrighty, well let's see what happens." I smiled and stood up. I somehow still doubted the entire thing and was expecting to show up to see nothing more than a confused concierge. Or maybe I was just using whatever was left of doubt to avoid mind numbing terror. We ate the lunch I had brought, with grandpa even sampling my kabrit and seemingly enjoying it before ripping into his Boar's Head Italian again. As we left, we saw a despondent looking fat man waited at the end of his hall in a terrycloth robe.
"That's Jerry, he lost his mind years ago."
I nodded to gramps, but offered him my leftovers anyways, which he happily took and ate with gusto, except the pikliz, which was too spicy and strange tasting.
As we fired down I-95 in the Cadillac, I had to remind myself that the time and place we had arrived to outside of the steakhouse was as real as anything else I had experienced. This thought slowly began to cultivate weight until it had formed a lead pit in my stomach. I had to wonder why there wasn’t some kind of rift in the fabric of space time or whatever. If we had already changed history, why hadn’t something in time gotten obliterated?
The area around the Hotel Biba is a mix of extreme poverty and extreme wealth that might seem odd outside of Florida. It's distinctive mix of Moorish and Art Deco architecture, pervasive in both the hilariously rich and hilariously poor parts of the neighborhood, still manages to keep an air of both grandeur and subtle charm, like a billionaire who genuinely prefers jeans and a t-shirt. I pulled into the tropically painted strip mall across the street and got out to help my gramps over. The area surrounding it was crammed with buildings and businesses and was bustling during the middle of the day.
"That's it. Right over there." He had a grim tone as he pointed to a spot across from the hotel under a tree, where a classic Volvo P1800 was parked. It stood out, being powerfully vivid in comparison to the rest of the world. The sight of it was stunning.
"It looks like we may be in luck..." He said hopefully, hobbling towards the spot a little faster. It was a moment or two before I realized that I was seeing it too, and that the Volvo was most certainly not from our time at all. There was something about it that stood out, making it more vivid than everything else around it, almost as if I expected the paint to start moving.
"Right here, I remember you, I remember you..." Gramps began mumbling as he reached out for the door. As I stepped forward with him to make sure he didn't lose his balance I realized that the light in the world had somehow left, suddenly and quietly, in a way that a I barely noticed. Everything, even the air, was more vivid, richer than it had been a moment ago.
Before I was able to take another step, I realized that the world was now dark and cool because it was night time, and the street was lined with so many palm trees where buildings had been that it looked like a forest. The hotel, which in the modern world is still visited by the relatively wealthy and those hoping to join them, had a classy jetsetters jazz beat.
And in the old world, Harry Morris knew how to haul ass. My reverie was broken by a flash of red hair as the man who would become my grandpa shot past me. I heard a woman scream in the direction he was running. I turned and saw a man, so drunk he was barely able to stand, towering over a beautiful woman with red hair and a black and white checkered dress who had a bloodied nose.
“Will? Will Blatty? Hey, what are you doing, you piece of shit?”
The man spun around with an embarrassed and angry look on his face. In comparison to the ginger hulk rapidly gaining on him he didn’t seem so tough. He couldn’t have been more than 5’6 and looked like he had more gin blossoms than pushups in the past few years.
"Fuck you, Harry, you stayaoudda" was about as much as the drunk man could get out before my grandpa slammed into his torso, knocking him to the ground as the woman got up and ran like hell to her Volvo. I watched her get in, start it up and leave as my Grandpa straddled the man and began beating the stupid out of him, pounding him in the skull with the same movement over and over and over, as if it was no different than putting nails in wood.
"You worthless muthafucka!" Harry Morris screamed at the top of his lungs as he pounded the limp piece of flesh that had once been a human being. I ran over to grab him, not wanting him to exchange one mistake for another.
"Dude! Fucking dude! Grandpa! Come on!" I shouted as I tried to pull, but he managed to get a few more shots in. I had never imagined my grandpa as an angry person, growing up there simply wasn’t any way to picture such a thing. A man who was dressed as like a bellhop in turquoise and purple, ran over to help the man who had the tar beaten out of him.
"Will? Will Blatty? Oh for fuck's sake, what happened?" The man asked, in an accent that sounded like an old timey radio announcer trying to do a Spanish impersonation. Will Blatty was a big name in Palm Beach, several schools had buildings named after him and the mayor had made a big deal at his funeral.
"I told her it would be good for her career if she went home with him. He was going to hurt her. Bad. She never would have healed right."
"So you decide that he gets the same?" The Spanish man asked, pointing to Bill's jaw, which was hanging slightly wrong. Bill's eyes were open but it was obvious he was unconscious. A dark pool was growing below his head.
"I went too far. I know that. But you have to trust me, this man needed it. He absolutely did. That would have been horrible for that woman" He wiped the blood off of his fist as the Hispanic man stood up to face him, frowning, but seemingly nodding in agreement.
"I...I had a bad feeling about him tonight. He drank too much every time, but tonight...ok, cops get here soon, we say it went to blows but it was him that started...he doesn’t remember anyways, I think."
Something about the man was deeply familiar, but I couldn't put my finger on it. "Maybe you guys wait here for them, so it doesn't look too funny."
My grandpa gave me a concerned look, but I shrugged. I doubted that they had the ability to check and see if my social was fake and didn't want to get "hauled in". I took seats on the ground. I tried to focus on the area around me instead of worrying. In my time it was at the dead center of the city, but I saw only palm filled wilderness in the distance where slums would stretch in forty years. My grandpa sat next to me, smiling just slightly.
I noticed movement coming towards us from a mile or two away. But it wasn't the cops. At first, I only noticed the distortion in the dark, a silhouette moving gracefully, like a ribbon being blown in the wind it raced between the palms and skirted up the sidewalk.
"Um, are you seeing that?" I nudged the red-haired beast in the ribs. He looked over in that direction, but the thing was gone. He turned to me with a puzzled look right as a patrol car pulled up from the other direction. The officer stepped out of the car and walked up to Bill, who was regaining consciousness, but only enough to moan.
"Oh this, this is going to be interesting. “The square jawed man said. My grandpa nodded sternly to the officer who shrugged at him with a smile. "Alrighty, you're gonna need to get up Bill. If you need to go to the hospital, that's fine, but I gotta say, no one is gonna act surprised that someone finally did it to you." Relief spread through me rapidly. I had forgotten how casual "a little beating" could be taken in these days.
As he turned to come speak to my grandpa, I saw it again, snaking out from between two trees and gliding effortlessly down the sidewalk. Except this time, it was much clearer, it was like a person, but liquid in places. I saw its legs slosh forward step by step, as the area that would have been a torso twisted impossibly to face us. My grandpa's jaw dropped like a rock in water. I couldn't see the area that would have corresponded to its face, it was moving around too rapidly. It was about half a mile away and if it weren't for the consistent way that it gained on our location, I would have thought that it was just flitting about.
"So, uhh, what do we do from here?" My grandpa asked, now suddenly slightly nervous.
"Ah, you know. Probably gonna want to take down some statements. The Blatty family always had more lawyers than virtues. " My grandpa nodded, but didn't take his eyes of the thing that was making its way towards us.
"Don't worry, I'm not about to have a second go at the man." My grandpa nodded to the two men, including the helpful Spanish man, who seemed to be patiently waiting on the officer to speak to them about what he saw, while the liquid thing in the distance began to move its legs more quickly. He gave me a nervous look and pointed behind me discretely, where a beaten to hell Jeep that happened to have a Salt Life sticker and whacky rims that probably would have garnered a hate crime in Gramps day was sitting, looking slightly less than real.
The thing picked up speed, and as a wind blew past it, I could smell the sickly-sweet smell of carrion. As the thing ran under a streetlight it became clear why: the person running towards us looked as if he had been in more than one car accident. Whoever it was utterly pulverized. The blood and gore seemed to assemble itself to a degree to compose half of a black, shattered face. I couldn't get a better look before attempting to run. As the officer went over to talk to the men, my grandpa nodded to me and made a break for it, running to the jeep like a madman. In the second it took me to join him, one of the men pointed out our escape to the officer who then began shouting for us to stop. The thing fired past him running towards us, but he didn't seem to notice.
"Come on!" Her shouted to me. As my run turned into a mad sprint, I saw the horror in my grandpa's eyes and felt something snag the cloth on the back of my flannel shirt and knew the fucking thing was right behind me. As I reached him, he shot one hand out to me while keeping the other on the hood of the jeep.
I reached and grabbed it right as something ice cold slashed through my clothes and cut the skin of my back. My legs gave out and I felt the concrete slam into my face, but it was a relief. The concrete was burning hot and the world was overwhelmingly bright. When I got up there was nothing there. Nothing that we could see at least. I couldn't bring myself to turn my back on the area though, I knew it was still there. Staring at us. I could just feel it.
"Holy shit" my grandpa said before doubling over. "Holy shit" He repeated softly as he threw up. "What was that fucking thing?" He managed to gasp before sitting on the ground. A young black guy with a tank top and huge muscles came running up to us.
"Is he alright?" The young man asked. His voice sounded like a funny recording for a second. Everything still felt a bit off.
"Yeah" My grandpa answered. The young man smiled a brilliant smile at us before offering Grandpa a bottle of ice-cold water from his jeep, which my grandpa happily accepted. But still, nothing felt right. Every time the wind blew, I got a whiff of that decay. After a few moments he got back up and managed to get to my car, waving gratefully to the young man as he went back to what was clearly a date with a tall statuesque redhead. I took a deep breath.
"What the fuck was that thing?" I asked him in as calm a tone as I possibly could.
"I...I don't know. I certainly don't remember it. Not at all. Ever." My mind tried to summarize the thing over and over, not being fully capable of digesting what I had just seen. I could tell his mind was doing the same.
"Do you think that thing is still here? I mean, maybe not how we can see it, but still here?" I asked him, but I knew the answer. He looked at me with pure fear in his eyes.
"What about Mr. Blatty?" I asked, but I already knew the answer. He had faded utterly from my memory. I only weakly recalled the drunken incident at my birthday as a kid. Instead, I remembered Ignacio Gonzalez, the Spanish guy who would eventually become my grandpa's business partner. I remember him from every single one of my birthdays, and I remember my first kiss with his niece Jessica. God, she was pretty. I don't recall doing some of stupid shit I had the impression I had done previously. Maybe having different friends helped me reign it in a bit. Still, plenty of stupid shit though.
I started up the car and we drove back to the retirement home. I was hoping to go out to dinner or something but he shook his head when I suggested hitting up Howley's, his favorite spot, but he told me he was still full from the sub.
"Well, can you think of a reason to do that again?" I asked as we got out at the retirement home.
"God no. We shouldn't mess around with that fucking thing. I don't know what the hell it could have been. I just don't know." He shook his head, distressed. I nodded and walked him to his home. There was no one at the front desk this time, but Jerry was at the end of the hallway again, weeping powerfully. Grandpa stared at the floor and seemed to refuse to make eye contact with the man as he reached his room.
"Alright, so you're not going to do that again, but if anything happens, or if you see that fucking thing out here in this time, you have to call me as quickly as you can." He shot me a look of ample confusion and I remembered that he couldn't use a cellphone anymore because of his arthritis and eye sight. I left my tablet with him after hooking it to his retirement home's wifi and showed him how to use Google Voice with it, giving my cellphone a couple of quick calls. Then I showed him how to use Netflix.
"Maybe I'll watch a movie with that Brie Larson, she's a real looker!" He exclaimed happily.
"I'm sure they probably have a few with her, she's really popular." We hugged for a long time, until he began to weep.
"That man, that horrible fucking man. I can’t believe myself. I told that woman it would be good for her career if she went home with him. I lived a long time with that. Bill made sure I was comfortable, but I was never really comfortable with it. But part of me still remembers what he did to that woman, or what he would have done. She barely lived."
"It didn't happen this time. Thanks to you. She's probably fine."
He smiled and nodded.
"She is! We even went on a few dates before I met your nana! I even remember that officer, asking me why I ran away, but I only went six feet. Funny enough, I didn't seem to recall why I had done that back then, beating Mr. Batty or running to that lightpost where we saw the Jeep instead." He shook his head in amazement. "I sure wish that one asshole would leave us alone, would be awful nice to explore, maybe learn about. Seems likely why we never heard about this before with anyone else though, I'll bet he's Johnny on the spot for some people."
That thought bothered me. What if, so far, we had only gotten lucky? We didn’t have any idea why it was after us so it was hard to tell what it would do. We also didn’t know if it had any way of reaching us in our time. Also, why did our time seem so off? I knew it wasn't near us at the moment, but I could still feel the thing, somewhere. It was a nagging sensation in the back of my mind. I went home and smoked myself retarded.
The next couple of days ambled about with little occurring. It bothered me how pale and weak this time still felt. I talked to gramps a couple of times and told him how to recharge the tablet. Things seemed to be doing well and life meandered something close to normal again. Eventually I got a call from Todd DeMott, our slimy as hell executor for my mom and Aunt Rebecca’s will. Apparently, he needed to speak with me in person. I drove down to his beautiful office overlooking the water, where he kept me waiting for almost an hour. Eventually I was ushered into his office where the fat red headed man happily told me that the family had agreed to place me under a form of conservationship and that any money I received would likely be for treatment programs, metered out of course by my uncle Ted, who was sadly unable to attend the meeting.
He made every attempt to persuade me that it was entirely my money and always would be, but that this was just to make sure that my I didn’t have a borderline episode and lose my shit at some point. He pointed out that it could be invested at no cost to me, but I knew the reality. I was always going to be in conservationship.
I stared at the overpaid piece of shit for at least a minute or two before walking out without a word. I just stared. The rest of the afternoon was mush. I told my grandpa, but there was nothing he could do about it. He had been placed under similar measures a long time ago. Without any relatives to back me up, I was utterly fucked. Any of the money that was supposed to go to me, including from my Grandpa, was going to be diverted to my asshole cousins. I couldn't afford an attorney. The piece of paper was signed by every sane adult member of my family. There were multiple hard realities facing me at that moment. That my family barely considered me a person, that I was going to have my inheritance taken from me, that I was going to die destitute while some little schmuck used the money that was supposed to go to me for the latest bland Lexus.
I refused to sign anything, not that it mattered, something that Todd was happy to remind me in some professional jargon. As I walked out in a huff to avoid saying or doing anything that would validate their description of me as insane, I went down a list of people that might be able to help me. I understood now why those rat bastards had kept such a close eye on my psychiatrist and therapists’ visits. Their signatures where at the bottom of the page that indicated they thought it was a potential risk, but not the ones stating it was an imminent one. Just enough to justify it.
The only person I could talk to about it was my grandpa. The only thing he could do was angrily stamp his feet in the tiny room they had confined him in. He swore, he turned red in the face, he felt all the anger I was too tired to feel myself. But it was clear from the very room we were standing in that there was nothing that he could do about this. He had suffered the same fate years ago at the hands of his own son. Suddenly the memory of the family meetings, of my own mother wringing her hands over what she had been told was a "cruel necessity".
"You have to go." My grandpa put his hand on my shoulder. "We both do now. You know that. If you don't give him that, he will come after you. At least get what you can out of the situation and please, do it gently. I know, with your mother gone, there isn't much reason for you to be polite. But for my sake, please. Don't make this difficult on everyone. We both have to face this. It won’t be easy."
"OK" Was what came out of my mouth, but my brain couldn't really digest it. Those may have been the most difficult two syllables of my entire life. The emotional commitment of seeing these people and pretending to not want to murder them was purely staggering. But I pushed through it, nodded and went back to the details of the party.
"It's going to be at the Bryant Park, right near the Gulfstream Hotel, and there will be an open bar." Bryant Park was a beautiful lagoon side park surrounded by old art deco and unique Floridian Flagler architecture homes. He only gawked at me in response.
The Gulfstream Hotel was picked especially for him, or at least to make it appear as if Ted gave a shit about him. I knew it had been his favorite drinking hole decades ago and that it might be a genuinely good time for him, so I just couldn't let my mind drift to the idea of bringing a gun instead of some weed. The Gulfstream was one of the first hotels in the area and had recently been renovated into a hilariously expensive condo. We sat in silence for a pretty long time. He seemed even more horrified than I did.
We agreed to go see a movie or something, which I began to genuinely look forward to. Maybe we would see another time portal and I could go back and kill my uncle before he grew into a greedy piece of shit. The fantasy of picking an infant Ted up and throwing him at a wall, or drowning a 11-year-old Ted by pushing him face first into a toilet had become regular fantasies that I did not tell my mental health practitioners about.
The unofficial annual pseudo-reunion was planned to be right around the corner, though. Another meeting for Ted to use to ensure that he still had control over the family. Enough time for me to digest my helplessness and choose a path of behavior that would suit him. He wanted me to show up, smile and accept my fate, so that he would sleep at night without worrying about some pesky lawsuit or family struggle. He had sent me several texts, all of them unanswered, hinting at a much better "arrangement" as long as I "did well".
Worse yet, the smell of rot had become a frequent issue, and more than once I could have sworn I had seen some kind of strange disturbance moving towards me.
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2019.08.22 21:55 PlagueKnight97 Captain Marvel 2: What to do, What not to do and Some Ideas (SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL, AVENGERS: ENDGAME AND SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME!)

This was first posted on https://www.reddit.com/MCUTheories under the same user.
(TL;DR WRITTEN BY ME IN COMMENTS BELOW)

So, it’s been a while since my last post. A-Levels have been killing me. But now, I’m back with another theory – well, less of a theory and more of a general post about the dangers of a certain film in Phase… five, I’m guessing?
I enjoyed the first Captain Marvel. Brie Larson wasn’t nearly as stilted as the haters made her out to be and her buddy-cop dynamic with Sam Jackson was a treat; the action, music and humour were all standard MCU fare (i.e. great) and the story was way better than I expected it to be, with the Skrull/Kree twist coming completely out of nowhere and I loved it. However, when it comes to picking a superhero that would carry the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward, I would not pick Carol Danvers. There are several newer franchise-carrying superheroes that had stronger solo starts and have more compelling characters (i.e. Ant-Man, Black Panther and Spider-Man) and there are several female heroes that resonate with the audience more and have been around for much longer (i.e. Black Widow and Scarlet Witch) but Captain Marvel happened to be the only franchise-carrying female superhero they had at the time, so she was picked.
And, yes, Black Widow is a superhero that’s getting a solo film, but there’s the slightly crucial matter of her being hurled off a cliff in Avengers: Endgame, and, when picking a superhero that will be the centre of the MCU going forward, you can’t really pick one that doesn’t have a future at all.
Personally, if it were me, I would have made multiple superheroes the future centre of the MCU rather than just one, so that the biggest project in cinematic history didn’t rest on the shoulders of one actor and their character that got off to a rocky start with the fans. But this is the decision they made, so this is the reality I’m dealing with. Like Nick Fury said, “we take the world as it is, not as we’d like it to be”.
Anyway, why does any of this matter?
Because, if Captain Marvel is as important as Marvel is making her out to be for the future, then her solo films need to be extremely strong. Look at Iron Man, a good movie on its own merits but an incredible one of its time. Captain Marvel is probably as good a movie as Iron Man, but there’s a difference: Iron Man didn’t have Avengers: 2012, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Infinity War and Endgame before it. Captain Marvel’s a good film, sure, but stacked next to that lot and it doesn’t really stand out – which it kind of has to.
So, sure, they didn’t knock it out of the park first time, but look at Captain America. The First Avenger was a movie that got more popular as time went on but looked less impressive next to the likes of Thor and Iron Man – it was clear that if we wanted to see Steve Rogers on the same level as those two, we would need something special for the sequel. Enter Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
And that’s exactly what Marvel Studios needs to do. They need to “Winter Soldier” Captain Marvel – make a sequel that’s so strong and amazing that fans give Captain Marvel the respect she deserves.
Right, then. First of all, we need to figure out when it will happen.
I’m not just talking about when the film itself should release (I think May 2022 would be good), but when the story should take place. This is more important than you would think.
For example, one of the leaks involving Korvac said that the film will take place between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame (so between 1995 and 2023). Personally, while many would disagree, I think the five-year time gap in Endgame is the worst possible time the sequel could take place in. Like I said, Nick Fury and Carol Danvers’ dynamic in the first film was one of the highlights. Getting rid of that would be one of the worst possible decisions.
Not to mention, while we could get appearances from Rocket and Nebula, since we know Carol’s never going to meet with any of them ever again as they all go their separate ways afterwards, there’s not much point building relationships with them that will never get expanded on.
And, if Carol’s going to lead the MCU into Phase 4, she needs to have a cast of her own, rather than it simply being the other Avengers. Finally, we know that nothing much really changes in the time gap – her haircut notwithstanding.
I can think of a ton of other periods of time where a sequel would fit better. The obvious answer would be after Endgame, where she can interact with Nick Fury and a grown-up Monica Rambeau – plus she can see how the Skrulls are doing. While this seems a great idea on the surface, there’s the slight downside of not enough ammo to actually get out of the time – the snap didn’t really affect Carol from what we see, so the Restoration shouldn’t either. Not to mention, we know that the Kree Empire has fallen sometime before 2014. Once again, we know what is going to happen to these characters, so our investment is brought down a bit.
So, what would be the perfect time period? Well, how about the twenty-three years between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Infinity War? Specifically, five years after the original.
Picture this.
It’s the year 2000, five years after Carol Danvers left with the Skrulls to find them a new home and protect them. She’s found them an uninhabited planet the refugees can build and survive on, but there’s one last obstacle: a group of Skrull children have been kidnapped by the Kree, and Carol and Talos go on a mission with some soldiers to get them back. While on their mission, they find Korvac working in the Kree mothership as a slave, with Carol helping him escape. Just before she, the soldiers and the children leave, she sees Korvac jetting off into the unknown.
Yes, I’m using plot points from the leak. I think they’re good ideas and I’d really like if it came true.
Anyway, we cut to six months later, where Carol is living happily with Maria and Monica – just the three of them, like it used to be – before Nick Fury comes back with a mission.
Apparently, the Kree are trying to end the Skrull race again and rule the galaxy, and both races are trying to find a “superweapon”: the Kree so they can destroy the Skrulls, and the Skrulls so they can protect themselves and destroy the Kree army, since they wouldn’t actually destroy the Skrulls’ planet. The crux of the plot will be the Skrulls (led by Carol, Talos and Nick) trying to find the superweapon and use it to help the Skrulls before the Kree (led by Supreme Intelligence and Yon-Rogg) find and use it first.
Right, time for some specifics.
First of all, the “superweapon” itself. This will be a sort of double-subversion, as everyone believes it to be the Sceptre but comic fans will "know" that this is just a "fake-out". No, it really will be the Sceptre.
Then again, given what Korvac goes on to accomplish, maybe he was the superweapon after all.
See, now that the Infinity Stones are destroyed, the only places they can be used are in prequels. And they still have untapped potential story-wise. Now, the Space Stone was used in the first Captain Marvel, so it’s safely with the Skrulls – and even if there was a loophole about using it, it’s lazy to use the same Infinity Stone from the previous film. The Reality Stone is god-knows-where, the Power Stone is stored on Xandar and the Time Stone never left earth as far as the audience knows.
The Soul Stone, meanwhile, has been on Vormir since at least 1945. Also, it killed two of my favourite characters, it can get hurled off a cliff for all I care.
That just leaves the Mind Stone – the Infinity Stone that, before the events of Avengers 1, was used to make Loki’s Sceptre and was a part of it. But who gave it to Thanos?
I’ll get onto that by my brief summary of the plot, but that’s for later.
Also, the Mind Stone is responsible for giving people awesome powers in the MCU – Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, etc. This also creates more interesting parallels with Carol, as they both got their powers from an Infinity Stone out of Avengers 1, both guinea pigs of the Kree that were mistreated…
Let’s talk about Korvac.
Korvac will be Carol’s antagonistic other half in these movies – the Loki to Carol’s Thor, the Nebula to Carol’s Gamora, the Mordo to Carol’s Doctor Strange, the Mysterio to Carol’s Peter Parker (I really hope he’s not dead and is just waiting to make his return in Spider-Man 3).
Korvac’s life up until this point: he was born on a planet the Kree eradicated when it never bowed to them, and due to his mechanical smarts, he survived as a scientist in slavery and was experimented on using the Mind Stone. Once the Kree decided that these powers were “failures”, he was working on a project that involved the Mind Stone to create a Sceptre that could harness its power and give the Kree abilities to annihilate the Skrulls. Once he completed the project, Mar-Vell, who didn’t want it to be used against the Skrulls, sent it to an unknown location (which turns out to be earth).
Quick note: there’s a lot of talk about what abilities the Kree were trying to utilise to kill the Skrulls, and it only gets revealed near the very end.
Korvac’s character up until this point: he hates the Kree, every single one of them with a burning passion – wants each man, woman and child converted to a red smear on the wall. This is the first clue that he’s a bit of a bad guy: he serves as a foil to Carol in this way. While they both were raised and abused by the Kree after being taken from their home planet, Carol’s story in the movie is about moving beyond the trauma the Kree caused her, and what they manipulated her to do, while eventually trying to convince Korvac to do the same, despite how messed up he is.
He does like Carol, believing them to be the same, and he truly regrets betraying her later on, seeing it as "necessary" and her as "misguided".
In a way, Korvac's motivation and Endgame is similar to Thanos: they want to do the right thing (saving the struggling people of the world) and want to achieve it by questionable means (killing 50% of all life/destroying an entire planet and creating anarchy) but aren't strategic enough to realise that the world needs sorting out beyond that: all they know is that the alternative (overpopulation/the Kree remaining in power) is bad.
Korvac also has his powers from the comics: “energy projection, matter alteration, teleportation, astral projection and manipulation of time and space”. These will appear much less powerful than in the comics for most of the movie, so Carol underestimates him for the final fight.
But that’s enough of him for now. What about the other characters? After all, Carol Danvers is at her most interesting when she’s interacting with other people. Sorry, Carol. We’ll get back to you in a bit.
Right, first of all, Maria Rambeau a.k.a the character many fans think is going to end up with Carol Danvers. They raised a kid together and lived together, Maria made Carol remember who she was, they have better chemistry than any other character Carol’s interacted with, perhaps even Nick Fury. Plus Brie Larson has hinted at if not outright said that she’d be fine with Captain Marvel being a gay character. Not saying I think it should be the focus of the film, just that it should exist.
Anyway, with what I said about Carol’s trauma from Captain Marvel, Maria and Monica can help with that – trauma from past events definitely endears the audience to a character, shown with Tony and Steve, which Carol can definitely get too. We can see Carol struggling to find her old place in the family again, especially since it’s been eleven years (six where she stayed on Hala and five when she helped the Skrulls find a home) since she was a part of it, as Maria and Monica comfort and help her work through it. This will be especially apparent as Korvac, when Carol offers him help, won’t accept it, refusing to work through the tragedies in his past.
Then there’s Nick Fury. We can see how Nick Fury’s life has changed for the better, his passion to serve S.H.I.E.L.D reignited, as his friendship with Carol is shown to have developed – this isn’t where they trust each other because they have to, but where they trust each other because they choose to. He can trust in Korvac, too, with the tormented scientist’s betrayal of him showing how Nick is hardened into the man he is today. That way, Carol and Nick will both look “world-wearier” as the leak suggests. The banter between them will be just as great, there’s nothing needing to be changed there – they can keep the “buddy cop” dynamic. Also, his authority as a S.H.I.E.L.D leader, as well as his incredible intelligence, makes him very useful in this film when it comes to outwitting the Kree and, eventually, Korvac.
I feel like Captain Marvel set Talos up to be an extremely competent leader – he kidnaps Carol Danvers through trickery and takes her to the Skrull ship, and when she escapes, he goes after her on earth, posing as Nick Fury’s boss and almost getting away with it, and persuades her to join his cause. After finding his wife and kids on the ship, he manages to get them and all other refugees out through a bit of quick thinking. Ignoring his complete incompetence in Spider-Man: Far From Home – I’m just going to assume that he could sympathise with Beck because “his home was destroyed” – that leaves him in a very good position now: he’s got everything he can want, and he has succeeded in saving his loved ones, but he now has everything to lose.
In the last film: Carol was trying to get her life back without knowing what it was, Nick was bored with S.H.I.E.L.D and was ready to “hang it all up”, and Talos was desperately searching for the place where his family was hidden – they were all in bad places in their lives.
In this film: Carol’s gotten her old life back and is happier than she’s ever been with her family, Nick is now the director of S.H.I.E.L.D and has a desire to gather a team of superhumans, and Talos has found his family and is leading the Skrulls.
Basically, both Nick and Talos can empathise with Carol because they’ve finally found what they’re looking for and don’t want to lose it, so they along with Maria and Monica can help her work through her pain.
Also, the majority of this film will take place on Earth. Put simply, a quarter of the way into the film, the main protagonists (Carol, Talos, Maria, Nick, Korvac when he’s being nice) find out that the Kree sent the Sceptre away to earth, and have to search all over the planet for it. This team-up is also what convinces Nick that a superhero initiative would work, with Carol, Talos, Maria and Korvac being a kind of pre-Avengers Avengers team.
One additional thing about the film being on earth is that it’ll give Carol a reason to limit her powers and not tear through everything in her path, solving the Superman problem with Carol Danvers – collateral damage. If she goes binary, for example, she could cause innocent humans to die, so she has to be skilled rather than powerful, as every shot could cost a life.
Then there’s the simple matter of James Rhodes a.k.a War Machine. Should they introduce him?
No.
I would love to introduce Rhodey as an old friend when Carol and Maria were both in the Air Force, but the fact is, when he and Carol met at the start of Avengers: Endgame, he had no idea who she was and vice versa. Now, you could say that they might have forgotten about each other, but if they had exchanged names since she arrived and they still didn’t know who each other were, then that may be stretching the fans’ suspension of disbelief.
But, do you know who is a flying African-American superhero that would have been active around that time, and was in the paramilitary?
Sam Wilson.
Falcon would be a great choice for someone to help them on earth, without them letting him know the truth about what’s going on. We could even get a cameo from Riley.
Also, we never saw Carol and Sam interact in Avengers: Endgame, so there’s no reason to believe that this was the first time they ever met.
Finally, in terms of characters, there’s Captain Marvel herself: Carol Danvers.
One running theme through Captain Marvel’s arc is that she has difficulty opening herself, given how the Kree spent six years drilling the lesson “emotion is a warrior’s greatest weakness” into her non-stop. She opens up a bit in that film, but otherwise her general demeanour’s not much different from the start.
Here, we can see her suffering from nightmares when she hunted down the Skrulls, and the guilt that comes with that; what she felt when she realised the past six years were lies; and her fear that the same could happen again, that she could, one day, hurt the people she loves because she believes that she’s doing the right thing.
Let Brie Larson go more all-out with her acting style, where she’s more like the Carol we see in flashbacks: the one who goes crazy and sings at karaoke’s, the one who was a hero to her Lieutenant Trouble. That way Carol will seem more human.
Do you know what moments in Captain Marvel didn’t endear us to Carol? When she’s fighting nameless Skrulls and running on walls.
Do you know what moments did? When she screams that she “doesn’t even know who [she is]” and Maria reminds her, only for her to break down in relief because, at last, she’s found her place.
If the audience is to empathise and understand Carol more, we need to see more moments of vulnerability and weakness.
Now, I mentioned that I would be going over the plot in more depth, so here we are.
After finding Korvac and believing his lies about the Mind Stone being the superweapon, Carol and co. spend most of the film on earth trying to track it down. The Kree also try to sneakily infiltrate earth to try and get the superweapon before they do.
Eventually, they reach the place where the Sceptre is hidden, and start talking about how they’ll be able to create defences around the Skrull refugee planet, which Korvac keeps quiet about. He then takes the Sceptre, knocks out Carol and wipes the floor with Maria, Nick and Talos, saying how he has much bigger ambitions than any of them know. He promises that he will leave earth alone if they don’t interfere with his plans.
He then teleports away and we see him landing on the Skrull planet, as they figure out his plans: he’s going to advance on the Kree planet Hala and commit genocide on the entire race using the Skrulls as soldiers, that he’s brainwashed thanks to the Mind Stone.
This is where they have the big moral decision to make: save earth and let him wipe out guilty and innocent Kree indiscriminately, or risk a war on earth and hope they can save the Kree, trying not to kill good Skrull soldiers along the way.
And this is where Carol reaches the turning point in her character arc: she realises that she has to save them, because letting kids and civilians die simply because they’re part of a race she hates would make her no better than the likes of Yon-Rogg, and justifying it with the reason that the Kree made her life hell would make her no better than the likes of Korvac.
So she calls in Sam Wilson, who she and Maria have interacted with throughout the movie, and then they go to Hala for a final battle. Carol, as in the rest of the film, has to moderate her powers so that they don’t kill anyone. It’s a three-faction battle, with Carol, Nick, Maria, Sam and Talos trying to kill Korvac; the Kree trying to kill everybody else; and Korvac and the Skrulls trying to kill everybody else. Once, Carol has to choose between going into central Hala to fight the Supreme Intelligence or stopping a fight between two Skrulls and two Kree soldiers.
Eventually, she comes up against Korvac, and the two of them have their big fight – Carol showcases her energy blasts and actually goes Binary against him, while Korvac fully utilises his abilities. She realises that Korvac and she are perfectly equal in terms of the strengths of their superpowers, and decides that she needs another strategy.
Then she realises the difference between them: he doesn’t even try to move on from all of the pain and suffering of his past, and takes it out on everybody else; meanwhile, she’s not only moved on and cleared her biases, but can actually turn that into something positive, an experience.
Carol decides to fight him using the physical training the Kree gave her, knowing that he hasn’t bothered to prepare for this, and, while he tries to fight against her using his powers, he eventually has to stoop down to her level and fight her hand-to-hand.
When she beats him, she goes to kill him, before sparing him, as she still sees good in him.
However, it is quickly made clear that letting him go is a mistake – just before he is about to leave, he says goodbye, as she won’t be seeing his face for a long, long time. She asks what exactly he means by that, and he responds that he needed the Sceptre for a reason, to use exactly what the Kree were working on: “a way to bring a dictatorship. But I’ll use it to bring about anarchy. An acceptance of change.”
And here comes the wham shot.
He morphs into Carol, before saying, “a secret invasion.”
Then Korvac teleports away.
The results of the battle are: a couple of Skrulls have died, and a few more have been imprisoned by the Kree, but the rest of the Skrulls have survived, their brainwashing broken, and been taken back to the Skrull refuge planet. Meanwhile, many Kree soldiers have died, but no civilians were harmed, and Korvac has unofficially declared war on earth.
Carol decides to stay back on earth with Maria and Monica for the meantime (the former of whom remains in the Air Force with Sam), Talos and Fury stay as the leader of the Skrulls and the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D respectively, and the Skrulls get a definitively happy ending for a change.
The mid-credits scene is Korvac handing off the Sceptre to The Other, leader of the Chitauri, before returning to his home on Vormir, with his partner-in-crime, the Red Skull. They go to the waters of Vormir and Korvac presses his magic-infused hand to the surface, before Skrull bodies rise to the surface of the water across the planet, implying that Korvac has hundreds of these. Red Skull asks Korvac, “are you sure this will work?” Korvac smiles.
“Who do they trust?”
The post-credits scene is a continuation of the one with Nick Fury at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, revealing that Nick is working on creating the organisation S.W.O.R.D.
As a bonus, we see images of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Wasp, Falcon, War Machine, Bucky Barnes and Scarlet Witch appear (kind of like in Avengers: Endgame, except here it says their current location around the world as opposed to them being dead or alive). Nick smiles as the Alan Silvestri Avengers tune plays.
Cut to black as we see the words on the screen, “CAPTAIN MARVEL WILL RETURN IN AVENGERS: SECRET INVASION”.
So, I realise that I started this out trying to give a descriptive guide of what to do and what not to do in the next Captain Marvel film, but ended up describing a very specific set of instructions by accident. Oh, well.
If I do another theory, it will probably be about how Avengers 5 will play out – which, as you can probably guess, I think will be Secret Invasion.
Anyways, comment below about your own theories for Captain Marvel 2 and whether you agree or disagree with my ideas. And credit to the leak by TheMarvelScoopMaster as it created the foundations that I built some of my ideas on.
Until next time.
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2019.08.22 21:53 PlagueKnight97 Captain Marvel 2: What to do, What not to do and Some Ideas (SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL, AVENGERS: ENDGAME AND SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME!)

(TL;DR WRITTEN BY ME IN COMMENTS BELOW)

So, it’s been a while since my last post. A-Levels have been killing me. But now, I’m back with another theory – well, less of a theory and more of a general post about the dangers of a certain film in Phase… five, I’m guessing?
I enjoyed the first Captain Marvel. Brie Larson wasn’t nearly as stilted as the haters made her out to be and her buddy-cop dynamic with Sam Jackson was a treat; the action, music and humour were all standard MCU fare (i.e. great) and the story was way better than I expected it to be, with the Skrull/Kree twist coming completely out of nowhere and I loved it. However, when it comes to picking a superhero that would carry the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward, I would not pick Carol Danvers. There are several newer franchise-carrying superheroes that had stronger solo starts and have more compelling characters (i.e. Ant-Man, Black Panther and Spider-Man) and there are several female heroes that resonate with the audience more and have been around for much longer (i.e. Black Widow and Scarlet Witch) but Captain Marvel happened to be the only franchise-carrying female superhero they had at the time, so she was picked.
And, yes, Black Widow is a superhero that’s getting a solo film, but there’s the slightly crucial matter of her being hurled off a cliff in Avengers: Endgame, and, when picking a superhero that will be the centre of the MCU going forward, you can’t really pick one that doesn’t have a future at all.
Personally, if it were me, I would have made multiple superheroes the future centre of the MCU rather than just one, so that the biggest project in cinematic history didn’t rest on the shoulders of one actor and their character that got off to a rocky start with the fans. But this is the decision they made, so this is the reality I’m dealing with. Like Nick Fury said, “we take the world as it is, not as we’d like it to be”.
Anyway, why does any of this matter?
Because, if Captain Marvel is as important as Marvel is making her out to be for the future, then her solo films need to be extremely strong. Look at Iron Man, a good movie on its own merits but an incredible one of its time. Captain Marvel is probably as good a movie as Iron Man, but there’s a difference: Iron Man didn’t have Avengers: 2012, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther and Infinity War and Endgame before it. Captain Marvel’s a good film, sure, but stacked next to that lot and it doesn’t really stand out – which it kind of has to.
So, sure, they didn’t knock it out of the park first time, but look at Captain America. The First Avenger was a movie that got more popular as time went on but looked less impressive next to the likes of Thor and Iron Man – it was clear that if we wanted to see Steve Rogers on the same level as those two, we would need something special for the sequel. Enter Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
And that’s exactly what Marvel Studios needs to do. They need to “Winter Soldier” Captain Marvel – make a sequel that’s so strong and amazing that fans give Captain Marvel the respect she deserves.

Right, then. First of all, we need to figure out when it will happen.
I’m not just talking about when the film itself should release (I think May 2022 would be good), but when the story should take place. This is more important than you would think.
For example, one of the leaks involving Korvac said that the film will take place between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame (so between 1995 and 2023). Personally, while many would disagree, I think the five-year time gap in Endgame is the worst possible time the sequel could take place in. Like I said, Nick Fury and Carol Danvers’ dynamic in the first film was one of the highlights. Getting rid of that would be one of the worst possible decisions.
Not to mention, while we could get appearances from Rocket and Nebula, since we know Carol’s never going to meet with any of them ever again as they all go their separate ways afterwards, there’s not much point building relationships with them that will never get expanded on.
And, if Carol’s going to lead the MCU into Phase 4, she needs to have a cast of her own, rather than it simply being the other Avengers. Finally, we know that nothing much really changes in the time gap – her haircut notwithstanding.
I can think of a ton of other periods of time where a sequel would fit better. The obvious answer would be after Endgame, where she can interact with Nick Fury and a grown-up Monica Rambeau – plus she can see how the Skrulls are doing. While this seems a great idea on the surface, there’s the slight downside of not enough ammo to actually get out of the time – the snap didn’t really affect Carol from what we see, so the Restoration shouldn’t either. Not to mention, we know that the Kree Empire has fallen sometime before 2014. Once again, we know what is going to happen to these characters, so our investment is brought down a bit.
So, what would be the perfect time period? Well, how about the twenty-three years between Captain Marvel and Avengers: Infinity War? Specifically, five years after the original.
Picture this.
It’s the year 2000, five years after Carol Danvers left with the Skrulls to find them a new home and protect them. She’s found them an uninhabited planet the refugees can build and survive on, but there’s one last obstacle: a group of Skrull children have been kidnapped by the Kree, and Carol and Talos go on a mission with some soldiers to get them back. While on their mission, they find Korvac working in the Kree mothership as a slave, with Carol helping him escape. Just before she, the soldiers and the children leave, she sees Korvac jetting off into the unknown.
Yes, I’m using plot points from the leak. I think they’re good ideas and I’d really like if it came true.
Anyway, we cut to six months later, where Carol is living happily with Maria and Monica – just the three of them, like it used to be – before Nick Fury comes back with a mission.
Apparently, the Kree are trying to end the Skrull race again and rule the galaxy, and both races are trying to find a “superweapon”: the Kree so they can destroy the Skrulls, and the Skrulls so they can protect themselves and destroy the Kree army, since they wouldn’t actually destroy the Skrulls’ planet. The crux of the plot will be the Skrulls (led by Carol, Talos and Nick) trying to find the superweapon and use it to help the Skrulls before the Kree (led by Supreme Intelligence and Yon-Rogg) find and use it first.

Right, time for some specifics.
First of all, the “superweapon” itself. This will be a sort of double-subversion, as everyone believes it to be the Sceptre but comic fans will "know" that this is just a "fake-out". No, it really will be the Sceptre.
Then again, given what Korvac goes on to accomplish, maybe he was the superweapon after all.
See, now that the Infinity Stones are destroyed, the only places they can be used are in prequels. And they still have untapped potential story-wise. Now, the Space Stone was used in the first Captain Marvel, so it’s safely with the Skrulls – and even if there was a loophole about using it, it’s lazy to use the same Infinity Stone from the previous film. The Reality Stone is god-knows-where, the Power Stone is stored on Xandar and the Time Stone never left earth as far as the audience knows.
The Soul Stone, meanwhile, has been on Vormir since at least 1945. Also, it killed two of my favourite characters, it can get hurled off a cliff for all I care.
That just leaves the Mind Stone – the Infinity Stone that, before the events of Avengers 1, was used to make Loki’s Sceptre and was a part of it. But who gave it to Thanos?
I’ll get onto that by my brief summary of the plot, but that’s for later.
Also, the Mind Stone is responsible for giving people awesome powers in the MCU – Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, etc. This also creates more interesting parallels with Carol, as they both got their powers from an Infinity Stone out of Avengers 1, both guinea pigs of the Kree that were mistreated…
Let’s talk about Korvac.
Korvac will be Carol’s antagonistic other half in these movies – the Loki to Carol’s Thor, the Nebula to Carol’s Gamora, the Mordo to Carol’s Doctor Strange, the Mysterio to Carol’s Peter Parker (I really hope he’s not dead and is just waiting to make his return in Spider-Man 3).
Korvac’s life up until this point: he was born on a planet the Kree eradicated when it never bowed to them, and due to his mechanical smarts, he survived as a scientist in slavery and was experimented on using the Mind Stone. Once the Kree decided that these powers were “failures”, he was working on a project that involved the Mind Stone to create a Sceptre that could harness its power and give the Kree abilities to annihilate the Skrulls. Once he completed the project, Mar-Vell, who didn’t want it to be used against the Skrulls, sent it to an unknown location (which turns out to be earth).
Quick note: there’s a lot of talk about what abilities the Kree were trying to utilise to kill the Skrulls, and it only gets revealed near the very end.
Korvac’s character up until this point: he hates the Kree, every single one of them with a burning passion – wants each man, woman and child converted to a red smear on the wall. This is the first clue that he’s a bit of a bad guy: he serves as a foil to Carol in this way. While they both were raised and abused by the Kree after being taken from their home planet, Carol’s story in the movie is about moving beyond the trauma the Kree caused her, and what they manipulated her to do, while eventually trying to convince Korvac to do the same, despite how messed up he is.
He does like Carol, believing them to be the same, and he truly regrets betraying her later on, seeing it as "necessary" and her as "misguided".
In a way, Korvac's motivation and Endgame is similar to Thanos: they want to do the right thing (saving the struggling people of the world) and want to achieve it by questionable means (killing 50% of all life/destroying an entire planet and creating anarchy) but aren't strategic enough to realise that the world needs sorting out beyond that: all they know is that the alternative (overpopulation/the Kree remaining in power) is bad.
Korvac also has his powers from the comics: “energy projection, matter alteration, teleportation, astral projection and manipulation of time and space”. These will appear much less powerful than in the comics for most of the movie, so Carol underestimates him for the final fight.
But that’s enough of him for now. What about the other characters? After all, Carol Danvers is at her most interesting when she’s interacting with other people. Sorry, Carol. We’ll get back to you in a bit.
Right, first of all, Maria Rambeau a.k.a the character many fans think is going to end up with Carol Danvers. They raised a kid together and lived together, Maria made Carol remember who she was, they have better chemistry than any other character Carol’s interacted with, perhaps even Nick Fury. Plus Brie Larson has hinted at if not outright said that she’d be fine with Captain Marvel being a gay character. Not saying I think it should be the focus of the film, just that it should exist.
Anyway, with what I said about Carol’s trauma from Captain Marvel, Maria and Monica can help with that – trauma from past events definitely endears the audience to a character, shown with Tony and Steve, which Carol can definitely get too. We can see Carol struggling to find her old place in the family again, especially since it’s been eleven years (six where she stayed on Hala and five when she helped the Skrulls find a home) since she was a part of it, as Maria and Monica comfort and help her work through it. This will be especially apparent as Korvac, when Carol offers him help, won’t accept it, refusing to work through the tragedies in his past.
Then there’s Nick Fury. We can see how Nick Fury’s life has changed for the better, his passion to serve S.H.I.E.L.D reignited, as his friendship with Carol is shown to have developed – this isn’t where they trust each other because they have to, but where they trust each other because they choose to. He can trust in Korvac, too, with the tormented scientist’s betrayal of him showing how Nick is hardened into the man he is today. That way, Carol and Nick will both look “world-wearier” as the leak suggests. The banter between them will be just as great, there’s nothing needing to be changed there – they can keep the “buddy cop” dynamic. Also, his authority as a S.H.I.E.L.D leader, as well as his incredible intelligence, makes him very useful in this film when it comes to outwitting the Kree and, eventually, Korvac.
I feel like Captain Marvel set Talos up to be an extremely competent leader – he kidnaps Carol Danvers through trickery and takes her to the Skrull ship, and when she escapes, he goes after her on earth, posing as Nick Fury’s boss and almost getting away with it, and persuades her to join his cause. After finding his wife and kids on the ship, he manages to get them and all other refugees out through a bit of quick thinking. Ignoring his complete incompetence in Spider-Man: Far From Home – I’m just going to assume that he could sympathise with Beck because “his home was destroyed” – that leaves him in a very good position now: he’s got everything he can want, and he has succeeded in saving his loved ones, but he now has everything to lose.
In the last film: Carol was trying to get her life back without knowing what it was, Nick was bored with S.H.I.E.L.D and was ready to “hang it all up”, and Talos was desperately searching for the place where his family was hidden – they were all in bad places in their lives.
In this film: Carol’s gotten her old life back and is happier than she’s ever been with her family, Nick is now the director of S.H.I.E.L.D and has a desire to gather a team of superhumans, and Talos has found his family and is leading the Skrulls.
Basically, both Nick and Talos can empathise with Carol because they’ve finally found what they’re looking for and don’t want to lose it, so they along with Maria and Monica can help her work through her pain.
Also, the majority of this film will take place on Earth. Put simply, a quarter of the way into the film, the main protagonists (Carol, Talos, Maria, Nick, Korvac when he’s being nice) find out that the Kree sent the Sceptre away to earth, and have to search all over the planet for it. This team-up is also what convinces Nick that a superhero initiative would work, with Carol, Talos, Maria and Korvac being a kind of pre-Avengers Avengers team.
One additional thing about the film being on earth is that it’ll give Carol a reason to limit her powers and not tear through everything in her path, solving the Superman problem with Carol Danvers – collateral damage. If she goes binary, for example, she could cause innocent humans to die, so she has to be skilled rather than powerful, as every shot could cost a life.
Then there’s the simple matter of James Rhodes a.k.a War Machine. Should they introduce him?
No.
I would love to introduce Rhodey as an old friend when Carol and Maria were both in the Air Force, but the fact is, when he and Carol met at the start of Avengers: Endgame, he had no idea who she was and vice versa. Now, you could say that they might have forgotten about each other, but if they had exchanged names since she arrived and they still didn’t know who each other were, then that may be stretching the fans’ suspension of disbelief.
But, do you know who is a flying African-American superhero that would have been active around that time, and was in the paramilitary?
Sam Wilson.
Falcon would be a great choice for someone to help them on earth, without them letting him know the truth about what’s going on. We could even get a cameo from Riley.
Also, we never saw Carol and Sam interact in Avengers: Endgame, so there’s no reason to believe that this was the first time they ever met.
Finally, in terms of characters, there’s Captain Marvel herself: Carol Danvers.
One running theme through Captain Marvel’s arc is that she has difficulty opening herself, given how the Kree spent six years drilling the lesson “emotion is a warrior’s greatest weakness” into her non-stop. She opens up a bit in that film, but otherwise her general demeanour’s not much different from the start.
Here, we can see her suffering from nightmares when she hunted down the Skrulls, and the guilt that comes with that; what she felt when she realised the past six years were lies; and her fear that the same could happen again, that she could, one day, hurt the people she loves because she believes that she’s doing the right thing.
Let Brie Larson go more all-out with her acting style, where she’s more like the Carol we see in flashbacks: the one who goes crazy and sings at karaoke’s, the one who was a hero to her Lieutenant Trouble. That way Carol will seem more human.
Do you know what moments in Captain Marvel didn’t endear us to Carol? When she’s fighting nameless Skrulls and running on walls.
Do you know what moments did? When she screams that she “doesn’t even know who [she is]” and Maria reminds her, only for her to break down in relief because, at last, she’s found her place.
If the audience is to empathise and understand Carol more, we need to see more moments of vulnerability and weakness.

Now, I mentioned that I would be going over the plot in more depth, so here we are.
After finding Korvac and believing his lies about the Mind Stone being the superweapon, Carol and co. spend most of the film on earth trying to track it down. The Kree also try to sneakily infiltrate earth to try and get the superweapon before they do.
Eventually, they reach the place where the Sceptre is hidden, and start talking about how they’ll be able to create defences around the Skrull refugee planet, which Korvac keeps quiet about. He then takes the Sceptre, knocks out Carol and wipes the floor with Maria, Nick and Talos, saying how he has much bigger ambitions than any of them know. He promises that he will leave earth alone if they don’t interfere with his plans.
He then teleports away and we see him landing on the Skrull planet, as they figure out his plans: he’s going to advance on the Kree planet Hala and commit genocide on the entire race using the Skrulls as soldiers, that he’s brainwashed thanks to the Mind Stone.
This is where they have the big moral decision to make: save earth and let him wipe out guilty and innocent Kree indiscriminately, or risk a war on earth and hope they can save the Kree, trying not to kill good Skrull soldiers along the way.
And this is where Carol reaches the turning point in her character arc: she realises that she has to save them, because letting kids and civilians die simply because they’re part of a race she hates would make her no better than the likes of Yon-Rogg, and justifying it with the reason that the Kree made her life hell would make her no better than the likes of Korvac.
So she calls in Sam Wilson, who she and Maria have interacted with throughout the movie, and then they go to Hala for a final battle. Carol, as in the rest of the film, has to moderate her powers so that they don’t kill anyone. It’s a three-faction battle, with Carol, Nick, Maria, Sam and Talos trying to kill Korvac; the Kree trying to kill everybody else; and Korvac and the Skrulls trying to kill everybody else. Once, Carol has to choose between going into central Hala to fight the Supreme Intelligence or stopping a fight between two Skrulls and two Kree soldiers.
Eventually, she comes up against Korvac, and the two of them have their big fight – Carol showcases her energy blasts and actually goes Binary against him, while Korvac fully utilises his abilities. She realises that Korvac and she are perfectly equal in terms of the strengths of their superpowers, and decides that she needs another strategy.
Then she realises the difference between them: he doesn’t even try to move on from all of the pain and suffering of his past, and takes it out on everybody else; meanwhile, she’s not only moved on and cleared her biases, but can actually turn that into something positive, an experience.
Carol decides to fight him using the physical training the Kree gave her, knowing that he hasn’t bothered to prepare for this, and, while he tries to fight against her using his powers, he eventually has to stoop down to her level and fight her hand-to-hand.
When she beats him, she goes to kill him, before sparing him, as she still sees good in him.
However, it is quickly made clear that letting him go is a mistake – just before he is about to leave, he says goodbye, as she won’t be seeing his face for a long, long time. She asks what exactly he means by that, and he responds that he needed the Sceptre for a reason, to use exactly what the Kree were working on: “a way to bring a dictatorship. But I’ll use it to bring about anarchy. An acceptance of change.”
And here comes the wham shot.
He morphs into Carol, before saying, “a secret invasion.”
Then Korvac teleports away.
The results of the battle are: a couple of Skrulls have died, and a few more have been imprisoned by the Kree, but the rest of the Skrulls have survived, their brainwashing broken, and been taken back to the Skrull refuge planet. Meanwhile, many Kree soldiers have died, but no civilians were harmed, and Korvac has unofficially declared war on earth.
Carol decides to stay back on earth with Maria and Monica for the meantime (the former of whom remains in the Air Force with Sam), Talos and Fury stay as the leader of the Skrulls and the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D respectively, and the Skrulls get a definitively happy ending for a change.
The mid-credits scene is Korvac handing off the Sceptre to The Other, leader of the Chitauri, before returning to his home on Vormir, with his partner-in-crime, the Red Skull. They go to the waters of Vormir and Korvac presses his magic-infused hand to the surface, before Skrull bodies rise to the surface of the water across the planet, implying that Korvac has hundreds of these. Red Skull asks Korvac, “are you sure this will work?” Korvac smiles.
“Who do they trust?”
The post-credits scene is a continuation of the one with Nick Fury at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home, revealing that Nick is working on creating the organisation S.W.O.R.D.
As a bonus, we see images of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Wasp, Falcon, War Machine, Bucky Barnes and Scarlet Witch appear (kind of like in Avengers: Endgame, except here it says their current location around the world as opposed to them being dead or alive). Nick smiles as the Alan Silvestri Avengers tune plays.
Cut to black as we see the words on the screen, “CAPTAIN MARVEL WILL RETURN IN AVENGERS: SECRET INVASION”.

So, I realise that I started this out trying to give a descriptive guide of what to do and what not to do in the next Captain Marvel film, but ended up describing a very specific set of instructions by accident. Oh, well.
If I do another theory, it will probably be about how Avengers 5 will play out – which, as you can probably guess, I think will be Secret Invasion.
Anyways, comment below about your own theories for Captain Marvel 2 and whether you agree or disagree with my ideas. And credit to the leak by TheMarvelScoopMaster as it created the foundations that I built some of my ideas on.
Until next time.
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2019.07.26 07:17 oh-thats-deep-shit [M4F] Detailed Celebrity Roleplay! :D

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2019.07.09 18:12 TheLadySif_1 Part 5: Entitled simply, A Rebuttal

Part 5: Entitled simply, A Rebuttal
I’ll start this with a warning: This is going to be a long one. I want to address certain reoccurring criticisms of the movie in light of a recent video by CinemaWins, alongside another in-depth analysis about Carol’s character journey in Captain Marvel (from the earliest point we see her chronologically to Act 3). They tie together, I promise.
Disclaimer: I normally love CinemaWins. I have a tendency to agree with him on almost every level, but I feel like he seriously missed the mark with his breakdown of Captain Marvel and specifically the points he brings up in his part 2. I’m not saying he doesn't make valid points across the board - and I also realise that there are (of course) valid criticisms of the movie - but I feel that there are many instances where the points he makes are, for lack of a better word, reductive or dare I say it, wrong. (Opinions being opinions and all of that).
If you haven't seen the video, check it out below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST7IeVJYCKg
Further disclaimer: There will be full spoilers here for Captain Marvel, but (bar two small references) none for Endgame. I’m going to be considering the movie in a vacuum.
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It honestly saddens me that my favourite fictional character of all time has had her live-action introduction mired in controversy. Brie was great, the supporting cast were great.... it deserved more than it got (putting aside the billion it got at the box office. HECK YEAH). I just want to put that out there.
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I’ll be honest, I think it was a mistake to dedicate almost the entire ‘conclusion’ of the video* to covering this controversy and while he made a few points that were well-put (to be expected) - such as the empathy angle - I feel that some of it was way off-base. But, CinemaWins is by far not the only outlet (for lack of a better word) to sort of, well, miss the point. I’ll address a view of the most touted criticisms here and try to offer another perspective. It also dawns on me that I’m being a colossal hypocrite in light of a post I made a couple of months ago…. but I’m justifying it here by also using it as an excuse to address Carol’s journey and why it breaks the mould (in a good way!)
*gulp*
Of the criticisms the movie has received I've spotlighted just a couple otherwise this could go on for a while. I'll just jump right in.
On Carol being an unlikeable character
Let’s just get the obvious thing out the way here: I do not find Carol, at any point in her movie or Endgame, to be an unlikeable character. Far, far from it.
Now, it’s not just CinemaWins but a fair few ‘respected’ YouTubers who have said, in no uncertain terms, that they find Carol to be an unlikeable protagonist. One in particular comes to mind and he uses Tony as a mirror, saying that - while Tony starts his movie as an arrogant, selfish character- the viewer still roots for him throughout because he has to overcome difficulty and experiences that are designed to humble him. He flings this back onto Carol, using this as a way to say - “well, what difficulty does she face?” “What challenges does she overcome?”
I know ‘likability’ is a subjective thing indeed, but I want to point out here that the foundation for their argument is far from a stable one. I think a significant part of the problem is a result of the sort of story Marvel wanted to tell. By basically ‘meeting’ Carol at a point in her life where she’s already well-versed in her powers (or at least the powers she has access to) we miss out on much of the early ‘development’ phase. She’s competent. She’s a member of the elite Kree StarForce. She doesn’t have her own version of Peter Parker’s “Fly web, fly!” scene.
More tellingly, and this ties more into the point I’m trying to make, we meet Carol while she is fully under the Kree conditioning, reducing our perspective of the character to one specific instance. She’s cold. Trying (and often crucially failing) to be emotionless. She’s goal oriented. She acts superior and looks down on Fury (after all, he’s Terran and he’s from C53: a sort of non-element on the galactic map - for the time being at least).
Yet, it’s not like we don’t see Carol as she was. We get flashes, glimpses really, and while I thought it was an effective story-telling technique, it seems it’s gone over a few people’s heads (and I openly admit, they could have gone into it a touch more).
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We know from what we do get that, while Carol is a brash and stubborn pilot, she's also easy going, enjoys Karaoke, enjoys hanging out with friends (notably Maria) and is super close to Monica. These are all things that are reinforced during the scenes we get in Louisiana: the way Monica runs up to Carol, the way Maria talks about her friendship - like she was and is mourning her best friend.
Edit: Something I did forget to mention first time around was that we do see more of the 'real' Carol Danvers during the 'Black Box' scene. Here she easily jokes with Lawson/Mar-Vell, and is respectful, caring, courageous and loyal. It's a brief scene in the grand scheme of the movie, but even here the difference between who Carol was and who she becomes is quite stark.
While Carol does recover more of her humanity as the movie nears it conclusion (to the point where realising she's human is the key to success) she isn't the same person she was - and likely, can never be that person again. She's been forever changed, and is now on a totally different path.
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The point I’m trying to make is that Carol - who she was, the human version of her - no longer exists. And that, honestly, is tragic. She’s been through a traumatic accident, been near-death, kidnapped by a hostile force, made into a weapon and then controlled against her will (for six years).
…and that’s all before the movie starts. That’s important.
When the viewer first meets Carol, she’s sort of mid-way through the typical hero’s journey. She’s on ‘the descent’ / approaching her lowest point - she just doesn’t know it. After all, she’s on the wrong side. Her crisis of faith/her fall from grace is incoming.
To be super brief with it all... (not to scale)
If the movie had followed a more traditional formula: for instance, it starts with Carol as a confident, stubborn but funny Air Force pilot who is established as a loyal friend to Maria and generally quite courageous and all of that, and then have her involved in the light speed engine explosion, people (probably) wouldn’t have a problem with her character development. It would certainly make her transformation into a cold, calculating Kree solider that much more obvious. But, as it is, we have to piece it together ourselves.
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So, what makes Carol likeable?
As a (totally not in the know) viewer you're intrigued by Carol, at the very least. She's a bit of an enigma from the word go. She's clearly different from her fellow Kree. She's having weird dreams. She's an amnesiac. She's powerful: where every other member of StarForce uses conventional weapons, Carol doesn't need them.
As a (totally not in the know) viewer you're following Carol as she starts to figure out her life, her history, her story as it's unravelling before her. Everything she knows is turned on its head. She's betrayed. Confused. Ultimately, it's an emotionally driven story that ends in triumph - a hero, simply, embracing their powers. At the same time, Carol's moment of victory comes about from a realisation of her humanity - that with every failure is the will to go on, to improve, be better, to win. To never give up, regardless of the challenges you face. It's a powerful one-two punch. These challenges are, for the most part, more of a 'mental' nature. That is also important.... I'll get to it later.
Saying all of that, even through the Kree conditioning we see hints of old Carol. She’s fighting, resisting the Kree at every turn even if she doesn't realise it. She’s still sarcastic and funny. Note that the only time Yon-Rogg tries humour is to repeat a line Carol said to him. The Kree are, without exception, serious and among them Carol sticks out like a sore thumb. She’s still in there.
I also get that Carol is stubborn. She doesn't suffer fools (dismissing Fury and the human welcome wagon when she firsts arrives on Earth). She's confident - but it is ever not earned? I know the movie suffers a bit with a 'tell not show' mentality as a result of not really seeing StarForce in action prior to the mission on Torfa, but she's competent throughout. Heck, she's finding out the truth by herself and one way or another would have found herself at Project Pegasus with or without Fury's help. Again, it's not like she's overly confident compared to her Kree peers - they're all like that.
I can hear the counterpoint now - "but she's our protagonist, not the Kree!" And that brings me onto the next bit.
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Also, almost hilariously, Carol’s ‘likability’ plays out the inverse of Tony, Thor and Dr Strange in that - at least from the movie’s chronology- Carol actually starts out likeable, transitions into a less likeable character and then bounces back. Just a funny observation. Tony, Thor and Dr Strange all go through a 'humbling' experience: Tony realises that he's not invincible despite his wealth. Thor realises the true values of a King lie not with power but with humility and compassion. Dr Strange realises that his whole sense of self-worth was intricately tied to his career and his status (and wealth), and moves beyond that to a more selfless existence of a hero (and in more ways than one, away from the physical world to the metaphysical). It's a journey of discovery in a similar way to Carol.
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On the Subject of Challenges
If you read my comment on the original “Everything Great With Captain Marvel, Part 2” video I said that:
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And this is the other side of the equation.
If Tony can be likeable despite his arrogance and selfishness because of the challenges he faces -making the viewer root for him- then why can't Carol?
Because, let's be clear here, she does face challenges throughout Captain Marvel. She isn't this unstoppable, distant figure that glides through every point of the plot with grace and effortlessness. She stumbles. She falls. She struggles.
Let's just take the movie at face value, and dismiss the points I made earlier about Carol's journey to victory throughout Act 2 and 3.
Before the ‘big reveal’ we’re made to believe that what Carol believes is true (as we rely on Carol to be a reliable protagonist in this sense) - that the Skrull are bad and they are waging an invasion on Earth.
For the entire movie Carol is evading Skrulls (who she thinks want to kill her), and - on top of that - is battling against these strange visions/memories. Her world view is being shaken to its core. She doesn't really know who to trust. Of course, throughout all of this, her true enemies are the people she is trusting, and her potential allies are the ones she’s hunting down.
It would be fair to say that she’s not exactly having an easy time of it. In her mind, danger could be anywhere and everywhere. She’s on the back leg for much of the movie - it’s just that Carol is sorta, by her nature, incredibly cavalier. But she's human (ironically). She has moments of weakness, tries to hold back emotions that are just about to spill over.
In these ways, Captain Marvel is unlike any other Marvel movie. Where other heroes might start their respective movies unlikeable and find humility and compassion during their journey, Carol is literally on the bad guy's side*2 (Not unlike the recent She-Ra series - another glowy blonde hero. A guilty pleasure) and has to find her way back from there.
BUT.
I do agree that she’s really in no immediate physical danger throughout the film. The Skrulls, for the most part, are not shooting to kill (Talos notably stops his men firing on her immediately after she escapes). Carol thinks she is in danger, of course and, bar being knocked out by Yon-Rogg in Act 3, she does get to the end credits with only minor injuries over the course of the movie.
However, that’s not to say that she doesn’t face challenges full stop.
After all, it would be remiss to downplay that the most significant challenges that Carol does face are playing out on a mental arena. The Kree control is happening in her head. She's trying to figure out the truth of her memories, the truth of her role in the universe. And, moving forwards into the future, I think this element is going to remain. Sure, she'll come up against enemies that will defeat her in a very traditional sense, but Carol's greatest enemy is, in many ways, herself. Always has been. Think the entire reason for Reed's Best of the Best arc following on from the seeds planted in House of M. The Kree's influence isn't miraculously going to vanish. Carol has demons now. She still has a 'crisis of faith': it just comes about as a revelation rather than a situation of impending doom. Does that make it less relevant or important? No, I don't think so. Failure still had dire consequences: Carol's very freedom and individual identity were on the line.
I think I've addressed a lot of this in previous sections. So I won't going into it much more here.
Edit: Also going to drop a mention here to the fact that Carol makes a sacrifice at the end of the movie by making a truly selfless choice. She chooses to help the Skrulls, and leaves her home planet shortly after rediscovering her past and reconnecting with her best friend and family. That shouldn't be overlooked.
Carol is Too Over-Powered: On Gatekeeping
(This is more specific to CW's video).
As you might have realised by now, I have the biggest issue with the points being made regarding gatekeeping. Namely that fans of the MCU have taken issue with Carol arriving late and being a Deus Ex Machina. How many times have we all heard that one?
Now, I fully understand here that I’m an outlier (as many of us on the sub are). I’m a fan of the MCU who has, since Iron Man, been on the constant lookout for Captain Marvel (or, back then, Ms Marvel) references. I was ecstatic upon hearing that Carol would be one of the most powerful characters they’ve introduced.
I know that there’s a fair few people that would not be happy by that, and were angry and perhaps, for good reason. I get it. It seemed that they were introducing a character that was just going to swan in, make fools of the established heroes and claim the victory that belonged to a different character. But that didn’t happen, and (let’s face it) we all knew it wouldn’t - as much as the common joke on the sub was that Carol would wipe out Thanos (*cough* Captain Marvel 2: Endgame *cough*).
I also think this primed a few people to go into Captain Marvel with a certain expectation, possibly even going in with a slight chip on their shoulder that Carol was elbowing her way to the front.
Imagine if Feige had never bought up the fact that Carol was one of, if not the, most powerful character they’d introduced. I think the film’s reception by fans of other characters would have been much mellower. After all fans are going to fan. Our favourite comic book characters are like our favourite sports teams. We’re going to cheer them on (heck, I was certainly cheering Carol on during Endgame to land that final blow on Thanos). I guess, to summarise, Carol stepped on a few toes and it biased people against her going in. That’s certainly a part of it.
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Side note, but relevant - it’s clear that Marvel are gearing up to introduce truly colossal intergalactic threats. Over the last few years they’ve been steadily increasing the power levels of the characters in play. Think Spider-Man against Captain America and Winter Soldier. Think Vision. Scarlett Witch. Dr Strange. Thor (notably still in play). Captain Marvel. These are all characters that can stand up to larger threats than the O6 team ever could, and we’ll likely get even more characters introduced that are serious game-changers. Watch this space.
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Now, onto *a* main point
When it comes to the point about gatekeeping, Thor is the character that is used as the shining counterpoint. He’s powerful, absolutely, yet he has a fall from grace in his first movie, and over ‘The Dark World’ and ‘Ragnarok’ faces personal challenges that shake up his status quo and equilibrium. But, he’s also had three movies, and numerous appearances in other MCU movies. Of course he’s a more developed character than Carol. But, let’s face it, he’s also a powerhouse and he’s always been powerful, even before he 'earned it'. He was born a god.
However, I think there’s a character that can be an effective comparison point for Carol and who I believe is significantly more ‘OP’ than her in a very traditional sense. And that character is Dr Strange.
Another disclaimer: I love Dr Strange, but for the sake of this breakdown he’s going to be my metaphorical punching bag. Sorry.
He’s arrogant. Seriously unlikeable at times. Powerful, without really earning it. He represents everything that Carol is getting criticised for yet, from what I can see, gets none of it.
I know that’s an inflammatory statement to make and I think a part of the justification lies in the fact he was never stated to be the most powerful like Carol was. People went into Carol's movie hearing how she was going to shake up the status quo and, while she is a ridiculous powerhouse in her movie, I think people also read between the lines and jumped to conclusions about her power levels as a result of the 'priming' by Feige and his peers. Carol might very well be the most powerful (and of course I'm going to stand by her all the way), but of course that fact alone is also going to rub some fans the wrong way.
For a slice of the greater demographic, this must have seemed like the perfect storm. Female superhero, Brie Larson, most powerful hero, Carol Danvers (who wasn't that far removed from the controversy of Civil War II).
But, let's be real here. Carol would not have an easy time with a fight against Strange. Not at all. I'll go one step further: there's many ways she could lose a fight against Strange. And, like Carol, it seems that the writers are going to have difficulty fitting him into whatever narrative they're weaving (poor guy was saddled with holding back a lake in Endgame instead of going against Thanos again).
Sure, in his own movie, Strange struggles for a while with his magic due to the damage to his hands, but once he gets going everything else comes easy to him. The cloak of levitation chooses him, he takes the Eye of Agamotto, and then literally controls time to make fools of Kaecilius and his crew in Act 3. Then he strikes a bargain with Dormammu, a primordial and extremely powerful inter-dimensional being (albeit, after getting his ass handed to him many, many times).
The Ancient One respects Strange enough to trust him implicitly, and even calls him the "best of us".
Why aren't people complaining about Strange? Am I missing something here?
I know it is a low blow to basically turn around the criticism about Carol being OP and pointing at Strange and saying "yeah, but what about him?" - but, I am curious. Do you think it's the 'word of God' comments that have created this divide?
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Edit: I'm going to spend a moment to go into a bit of detail about how Carol is, in fact, not over-powered: She's perfectly balanced when you consider the total team dynamic moving forward. It's not like she's unstoppable, and she has weaknesses. Let's just go ahead and say that, at the very least, she's weak to mental manipulation. We see that in her own movie. It's a weakness that can be manipulated in the future.
I've already said that Dr Strange could win in a 1v1 fight, as could Scarlet Witch. Essentially, anyone that can immobilise Carol before she can close the distance is a threat (or who can block her photon blasts before she lands a punch). She's the new Thor (who is still alive and kicking, true), partnering brute strength with energy attacks/manipulation. She's the shock and awe tactic.
The future Avengers team - if they still call themselves 'The Avengers' - is made up of a really nice balance between strength, energy-based characters, technology, stealth, intelligence and magic. Not to mention a nice balance between the metaphysical, the physical, the mystic, the cosmic, the earthly and the quantum. Among them, Carol doesn't particularly stand out - as powerful as she is. It's a rounded dynamic, and a pretty potent combination across the board. Personally, I'm excited and I can't wait to see what Phase 4 holds in store.
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I’m not going to really address the other point of controversy, which is Brie herself. I believe she did an awesome job bringing our Captain to life and that’s it. Of course there are people who are going to take issue with her personal opinions and advocacy, but I don’t think that’s a relevant point when discussing the movie and its merits (after all, isn’t that what an “Everything Great With” video is supposed to do?)
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I'm actually going to cut it off here, because I think I'm seriously starting to lose people. Kudos if you've stayed for this long.
*salutes*
Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings - any at all - about anything I mention here. I think I covered everything I wanted to....I think. I did have notes, but it sort of became it's own beast.
Next time in Part 6: A Hero’s Journey
Everything comes together here: Carol does have a character arc that is similar to that of Tony and Thor, it’s just a bit more subtle - less traditional.
Hey! I wanted to hear your detailed opinion with content and examples from the film on how she's struggling even after she breaks out of Supreme Intelligence while fighting Starforce and taking out those Kree ships and ballistic warheads. Like what's the struggle there? Is it internal? And if it is internal struggle what is it bout? Is it bout the way she acts? Is it bout the decision she makes... Like.... Say letting Yon-Rogg and Ronan live despite what they did? Is it the resolution and to show how she will fix the problems by destroying what she needs to or stopping where she needs to? What's the theme or what is the point thematically AFTER she breaks free to go binary. Would love to see a Part 5 breakdown(much like 4 part breakdowns) of her struggles, obstacles and decisions in the 3rd act with detailed content. Thnx
- courtesy of MCUJunkie4383 - I think you're awesome by the way. \fist bump**
Let's give this a go! (expect this no later than the 16th July).
*He spends 3 minutes at the beginning glossing over a few things here and there. None of it is high praise. Though, I wasn't after high praise just ...an analysis of the movie. Something to get your teeth into, you know?
*2 - if we ignore the greater "horrors of war" message/ nothing is black and white in war.
TLDR: Honestly it's a bit of a rant. I don't think Carol is OP. I think she's a likeable protagonist....I guess that's it? I basically address the biggest criticisms of the movie.
Signing off!
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2019.06.04 13:01 Mcheetah2 Video Game Company Powers

"I'm bored." I say in my best whiny Brie Larson voice, as if I'm talking to Entertainment Weekly. "Hey /6perks, want to see me break the internet?"
"No!" says literally everyone on here.
"Well, too bad! It's 7am and I needs ma' shit to do!"
Here's an entry about video game console powers. Your quality of life will be determined by which game company you decide to model. Pick one. Or somethin'. I dunno.
  • Nintendo or Game Freak: You are EXTREMELY successful and a living legend. However, your entire life is built around a squeaky-clean family friendly image. You will NEVER have access to sex (of any kind, including oral) or any other adult pleasure, like alcohol. You'll be limited to what a 16 year old can legally have, plus the no-sex stuff.
  • Sony: You're successful enough and have a small fortune at your fingertips, but your life revolves around only three things: sex, drugs, and rock & roll. The only way you can keep your life as lucrative and happy as it is, is to keep up the facade of the stereotypical "adult" rock star image that ironically mostly appeals to pre-teens and teenagers than actual adults.
  • Microsoft: You're middle-of-the-road successful and many people like you. However, you're a constant suck-up and constantly need other people's validation. You're constantly fighting to keep your job and popularity. If you start to slack off, you lose it all. Including your lover, if you have one. As a bonus though, your health is pretty darn good.
  • Rockstar: You'll be a super successful bad-ass and the coolest bubblegum chewing SOB around. However, you'll only ever be popular with other super-macho, super-tough, super-aggressive, super-ADULT people like yourself. Others may tolerate you, but they'll never be your friend, you know? You're too damn MATURE AND VIOLENT for them!
  • Bethesda: People like you and you're somewhat successful. However, you are the ultimate con-man, cheater, and liar, and ALL of your success and popularity is a smokescreen facade. As a bonus though, as a master liar and manipulator, you can fib almost anyone into believing you. Some people won't believe your lies, though. But they're rare.
  • Bioware or Sega: Two-thirds of your entire life will be super successful and happy and you'll be beloved by everyone. Then, you'll have a SHARP and immediate decline in satisfaction in life. No matter what you do, that last one-third of your life will see you have a hard fall from grace as you disappoint people left and right, watch them slowly leave you, and start to become super incompetent at everything you do. Your life will end tragically and you'll die all alone and no one will care.
  • Capcom: You are part of a highly successful team that everyone loves and desires and you're quite popular. However, as time goes on, your talent and skill will start to diminish each time. It won't be an instant decline like Bioware or Sega, but rather a slow one, and with a lot less lost in the process. You'll simply start off with the best work and years of your life and as time goes on, be slightly less good every year.
  • Naughty Dog: You are the Jack of All Trades, and Master of none. You put out good work people love, but aren't really that successful; just scraping by on that one BIG thing you did years ago. You will keep this image up by playing up that success of the past and not letting it go. You worry people will one day find out you aren't nearly as talented and amazing as they think you are, especially since you can't seem to duplicate that past success. But for now, you are well liked, even if it's mostly due to a fluke.
  • Valve: You have moderate success and small popularity, but can never live up to people's expectations. This will not change how they feel about you, but you will become more and more anxious and develop anxiety as the years go on and you fail to give the people what they want, no matter how hard you try. As an aside though, your partner, friends, and family care about you. Everyone else expects more, however.
  • EA: You will start off lower middle-class and gain success and power by being a literal menace to society. You'll be the walking embodiment of evil, greed, and selfishness and become more powerful and successful the more you do these evil acts. You are not immune to law enforcement, but if you get powerful enough, can skirt around it a bit.
  • Activision Blizzard: You aren't as bad as EA, but your claim to fame and key to remaining prosperous and happy will be to churn out as much recycled garbage as possible. Sometimes, you may give an accident quality performance or two, but through most of your life, your objective will be to produce market-tested trash that most people find stale and repetitive that lacks any emotion or passion whatsoever. The more generic and manufactured it is, the more successful you'll become.
  • Ubisoft: Your model to success will be reliant on action movie campyness. You'll be like Riggs from Lethal Weapon, but 24/7. You also won't look at explosions when they happen and will walk away from them in slow motion, despite how unsafe that is. However, all of this will apply to your real world life, not an action movie where you're immortal.
  • Square Enix: You're considered an eccentric genius, but you're also literally insane. No one will notice, or care, though. The more bizarre or atypical you act, the more popular and wealthy you become. However, you also tend to be QUITE pretentious at times and up your own ass in "artistry."
  • Konami: You will start off with small success, and slowly build up over time. However, the only way you'll be able to advance to the next level is to betray the people who rely on you the most every single time. For example, to get a better job, you'll have to screw over everyone at your previous job and get them all fired/bankrupt the company. People will always still keep giving you extra chances and end up trusting you again, no matter what you do. You're no EA, but your loyalty to those around you is pretty non-existent. At least you only backstab and betray people as your worst aspect. One thing though; you will never be as prosperous as EA, or even close to them.
  • Bungie or EA Dice: Your success, popularity, love life, friends, finances, etc, will all be determined by random luck. Roll a pair of dice. If you get the right number between 2 and 12, or highelower than a certain number, or an even or odd number, it will give you success or a lack of success for that day. You do not get re-rolls. You cannot cheat or roll the dice a certain way to "beat the odds." Everything is determined by the dice roll, but the objectives for what you need will change depending on the circumstances. You will do this every day.
  • Maxis: You will always have to choose either between success and money, or popularity and love. You can never have both at the same time, although you can slowly shift from one to the other. You'll start off with popularity and everyone will love the work you do, but you'll be dirt poor and in debt all the time. If you shift into success and money, you'll "sell out" and people will hate you for it and see you as lame. However, you can sift back and forth at will, though it will usually take months to do so.

Recap:

  • Nintendo/Game Freak: Very high success, but safe, boring, and super-PG.
  • Sony: Moderate success, but a phony.
  • Microsoft: Moderate success, but a kiss-ass.
  • Rockstar: Very high success, but an aggressive d-bag.
  • Bethesda: Moderate success, but a liar and con-man.
  • Bioware/Sega: High success, but a drastic downfall.
  • Capcom: High success, but with diminishing returns each time.
  • Naughty Dog: Moderate success, but reliant on only one major achievement in life.
  • Valve: Moderate success, but constant anxiety and self-doubt.
  • EA: Success determined by acts of pure evil. Sky's the limit.
  • Activision Blizzard: Success determined by lack of quality. The worse you create, the richer you become.
  • Ubisoft: Success determined by public image of how "cool" you are.
  • Square Enix: Success determined by avant-garde lifestyle.
  • Konami: Success fully determined by betrayal and selfishness, with a cap limit.
  • Bungie/EA Dice: Success fully determined by random luck.
  • Maxis: Success determined by unpopularity and vice-versa.
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2019.05.12 21:46 vukov My idea for a Smash Bros. movie (spoilers for Detective Pikachu)

NOTE: This movie assumes that there have been fully fleshed-out Mario, Zelda, etc. movies prior to release, but probably not Metroid.
The movie begins with a battle montage between the Galactic Federation and Space Pirates, taking place on a war-ravaged Earth. Bounty hunter Samus Aran and her partner Future Pikachu (voice of Ryan Reynolds) are mowing down enemies like nobody’s business. After some fighting, Samus removes her helmet, showing herself to be a woman (Brie Larson). Samus and F. Pikachu exchange some banter, and this reveals that Harry Goodman nearly died in the war and had to be fused with his Pikachu once again to survive. As the battle wages, the Federation seems to be victorious, but then the draconic Space Pirate leader Ridley (voice of Geoffrey Rush) arrives on the scene and begins slaughtering soldiers left and right. Ridley eventually gets to Samus and taunts her while twirling a familiar red cap on his finger, stating that as this world is consumed by darkness, he and the Pirates will be busy enjoying their handsome reward on Planet Zebes. Samus is shocked initially, but gets over it and gets ready to kick Ridley’s ass, proclaiming that her brothers’ sacrifice wouldn’t be in vain. After some more fighting, Ridley gains the upper hand and drags Samus along the ground, severely injuring her and causing her Power Suit to dissipate. F. Pikachu screams and rushes in to rescue his friend, but Ridley grabs Pikachu just in time. As Ridley cackles maniacally and prepares to fatally impale Pikachu with his tail, he is suddenly knocked back by a massive shockwave. Mewtwo (voice of Rina Hoshino/Kotaro Watanabe) then descends onto the scene and subdues Ridley with an electrical energy field, then teleports himself to safety along with Samus and Pikachu.
We then cut to the forest from Detective Pikachu, which is dying and in a much more dire state than when we last saw it. Mewtwo, Samus and Pikachu teleport in, with the latter two critically injured. Mewtwo heals them back to full health, and explains that Samus is the last surviving human in the galaxy; in order to save the Earth and the human race, she will need to go back in time and warn the others about the Space Pirate invasion before it happens. Mewtwo then creates a time portal and sends Samus and Pikachu through, then closes the portal and takes a deep breath, stating that the human race has done it many injustices, but none that merit their total extinction.
Mood whiplash time! We then cut to a shot of a massive birthday cake as some people sing “Happy Birthday” in the background, who are revealed to be Mario (Josh Gad), Luigi (Sacha Baron Cohen), and a gaggle of Toads. They are celebrating Princess Peach’s (Mandy Moore) birthday. After making a wish and blowing out the candles, Peach thanks the Mario Bros. for saving the Mushroom Kingdom in their last adventure. Just then, we hear the sound of thunder, and Peach asks “do you hear something?” The threesome then go up to the window and see a fleet of airships overhead. Peach sighs, saying “not this crap again”, and commands the Toads to get to their battle stations as she provides a distraction and tells the Mario Bros. she’s counting on them. We then get another battle sequence as Goombas, Koopas and Magikoopas attack from the sky and throw Bob-Ombs while the Toads man cannons from Peach’s Castle and fire at the airships. Peach tells herself “any minute now…”, when Bowser (voice of Terry Crews) then crashes through the roof of the castle in his Koopa Clown Car, loudly proclaiming “yo, the King of Awesome is in the HOUSE!” as he grabs Peach and stuffs her into his car. Peach sighs again in a bored manner and unconvincingly screams “Maaaaario! Help meeeeeeee!” as Mario hears her “call for distress”. Luigi laments why Peach always forgets him, but Mario tells him to forget about that and to focus on stopping the invasion. With the help of the Toads, Mario and Luigi down every single airship, then get to Bowser and destroy his Clown Car by throwing Mechakoopas back at it a la Super Mario World. Bowser then plummets to the ground and rears up, proclaiming in a gloriously bombastic way about how Peach and the Mushroom Kingdom are his and Mario can’t stop him this time, preparing to fire a sea of flames at the plumber. Luigi says “no, but Luigi can”, but Peach responds with “but Peach can”, and she pulls out a frying pan and smacks Bowser in the face.
Cut to Mario and Luigi in builder outfits, helping the Toads repair Peach’s castle as Peach herself (sporting a tracksuit and ponytail) brings out supplies in a wheelbarrow. They discuss how, despite it being the same every time, this isn’t the worst job in the universe. They wonder if Bowser ever gets tired of it, and then we cut to Peach’s dungeon, where Bowser is locked up in shackles with some of his minions. Bowser stomps around as he grumbles and complains about having no friends; a Goomba tells him “but WE’re your friends”, to which he replies “I don’t take rejection well,” and wonders if trying to be the good guy for once will help him get respect from Mario and Peach (another Goomba adds “and Luigi”). The Goomba then shoots down the idea, saying that there’s no reason for Bowser to be good when being evil is so much fun. Bowser agrees, proclaiming that he’s “King Bowser Koopa, the biggest, baddest mo-fo in the world, and nothing will ever change that!” as he lets out an evil laugh, to which a Koopa replies “ummm, you clearly haven’t ventured outside the Mushroom Kingdom.”
We then cut to Pikachu emerging from a time portal. He lands on a patch of grass, and says “looks like I have two questions. One, where the hell is Samus, two, where the hell am I, and three, where the hell is the nearest coffee joint?” He starts scurrying around and then runs into a pack of savage Bokoblins, realizing that he’s in Hyrule. Pikachu dispels the Bokoblins and keeps scampering around, looking for signs of civilization and hoping to find someone he knows. He sees a sign written in Hylian and complains about not being able to read it, but follows the sign anyway.
Cut to an unconscious Samus lying on the ground in her Zero Suit as she opens her eyes, with a blurry vision of Ridley licking her face. She pulls out her Paralyzer and gets ready to shoot at it, only for her vision to become clearer and see that it was a Charizard licking her face. Charizard’s partner Sebastian (Omar Gasparro), now a homeless man, then tells Samus that Charizard isn’t there to hurt her. Samus explains to Sebastian that she’s looking for Pikachu as she scratches Charizard behind the ears and it purrs like a cat. Sebastian asks her “which Pikachu?”, then immediately tries to sell her some R. At that moment, Ryme City police arrives and arrests both Samus and Sebastian.
Cut to Ridley in his lair in the present day, when a deep, monstrous, ethereal voice warns him that the girl whose parents he killed has traveled from the future to quell his upcoming invasion of Earth. Ridley prepares himself and the Space Pirates for battle.
More to come! Feel free to submit your suggestions and ideas.
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2019.04.26 13:31 SGP88 [Contest] I'm Hungry for my first contest!

-Closed - I have run into a last munite work emergency!! at work so won't be able to finish and get home now until past 9pm! I promice I will announce a winner on 1st April with their order placed on the same day/evening when I get home. My partner is helping and we are really excited by all of your answers! I know my partner definitely has some the he absolutely loves! Sorry for the delay!
I just got paid, and I'm heading back to work on Monday after 9 complete days off! I'll be in need for some retail therapy!
Behold my first contest (please be nice)
My SO and I have had a long running game, it's a bit hard but we find it fun to try and think of answers, so I thought I'd share the fun with you!
We randomly come up with celebrities who have the same name as Food! For example Tim Curry or Santino Rice. (We randomly blurt the names at each other in all sorts of situations and people must think we are insane, but we laugh and I'm just about in the lead!)
On the suggestion of u/MissFoxInSox im opening up entries from just celebrities to any well known character or person (fictional or real) to make it a tad easier.
Tldnr & details:
Competition will close on Monday 29th April; 8pm GMT/BST, and I will pick a winner who has the best answeanswers within 24 hours of closing.
The winner will receive anything under £15/$20 from their awl my choosing 😉
Provide myself with a name of a celebrity, well known person or character from a film, book, cartoon and story etc! Who have a food thing as their name (Santino RICE/Tim CURRY).
Your answers cannot be completely made up - I will check those that I do not already know.
EDIT - when I have time I'll list all of the answers already accepted so you know who NOT to say!
Please try not to repeat answers otherwise I will have to disqualify you... and I really don't want to do that 😭.
Can't wait to see who you all come up with!
EDIT - more than one answer is fine but more than 4 is unfair. Please leave some names for others.
Also anything ediblele and drinkable is acceptable 😹
::::EDIT::::: NAMES ALREADY TAKEN: - to help you not break the no repeating rule and get an idea of whats acceptable. I will update as and when I can. Last updated Saturday 9:15pm. GMT.
Hallie Berry, Sean Bean, Aylissa Milano, Brie Larson, Silkey Nutmeg Ganache, John Candy, OJ Simpson, Meatloaf, Condoleeza Rice, Heather Graham, Fiona Apple, Kevin Bacon, Ice-T, Alec Guiness, Stephen Curry, Chuck Berry, Ginger Rogers, Jack Lemon, John Ham, Peeta Mellark, Julius Ceasar, Holly Flax, Black Eyed Peas, Shossana Bean, Darryl Starwberry, Joyce Carol Oats, Warren Berger, Basil Rathbone, Sugar Ray Leonard, Liz Lemon, Chuck Bass, Damien Rice, Pepper Pots, Shirly Temple, Vanilla Ice, Alison Brie, Rosemary Clooney, Brandy (Norwood), Carrot Top, Covelli Loyce "coco" Chrisp, Adrianne Curry, Saffron Burrows, Peaches Geldof, Soupy Sales, Eminem, Brie Bella, Cherry Jones, Harvey Milk, Olive Oyl, Veruka Salt, Apple Paltrow, John Oats, Christy Carlson Romano, Peppermint Patty, Patty Mayonaise, Tommy Pickles, Honey BooBoo, Anne Rice, Sam Adams (the Larger and politician), Strawberry Shortcake, Albert R. Broccoli, Cupcakke, Huckleberry Fin, Clementine, Mr Bean, Jerry Rice, Honey Davenport, Stephen Fry, Gumball, Apple Paltrow, Mary Berry, Aubrie Lemon, Ice Cube, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Beets, Hedda Lettuce, Porkchop, Peppermint, Peaches Christ, Cinnamon Toast Ken, Kakarot, Vegeta, Nappa, Broly.
and breath, sorry it took me so long!! I was a little overwhelmed with the response! My SO is also assisting if i am a little unsure...
remember the names have to be fully food names spelled or sounding, I am checking! (which is why it's taking me so long to get back to all of you!) we are including anything you can eat, or drink! and bands are allowed too.
Lastly thank you all so much for getting involved!
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