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Behind The Scenes: S2E07 - The Gold Violin
2020.07.19 23:52 smcadamsBehind The Scenes: S2E07 - The Gold Violin
Episode Title: The Gold Violin (Season 2, Episode 7) Written By: Jane Anderson, Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Matt Weiner Directed By: Andrew Bernstein Episode Date: Four days, Thursday through Monday, beginning between June 21 and July 19, 1962 (Basket of Kisses) Episode Air Date: September 7th, 2008 Interesting/Misc Facts: • Episode 12 (The Mountain King) hadn’t been written yet, so a scene had to be written for Melinda Page Hamilton to audition for Anna Draper • The episode is about Don’s self-esteem and the value he places on himself. The themes are materialism, consumerism and the environment • Smitty is reading a real statement from the students for a democratic society from the time • This episode was viewed by 1.67 million people on its initial airing The follow information is from the commentaries. I won’t be posting anything verbatim, just in case of legal issues Commentators: Matt Weiner, January Jones (track 1), Bob Levenson, Bryan Batt(Sal, track 2) MW = Matt Weiner, JJ = January Jones, BL = Bob Levenson, BB = Bryan Batt Track 1 Commentary - Matt Weiner (show creator), January Jones (Betty Draper) • MW: The idea of Don buying a Cadillac and what type of person he was • MW: Opening scene is supposed to feel like The Twilight Zone - especially how the salesman just appears in the shot • MW: The opening scene takes place at the same space used for Duck letting go of his dog and the lobby of the building Sterling Cooper is in • MW: Don buying a car reminds him of being caught by Anna • MW: Don doesn’t buy the cadillac right away because he doesn’t think he deserves it • MW: When Roger is talking to Don about the Cadillac it’s his philosophy on life • MW: There was a huge decline in coffee drinkers at this time in real life - the younger generation preferred soda • MW: Cooper is the type of boss (based off real people MW knew) that would have an object in his office and use it as a test • MW: Jane is supposed to be the secretary everyone thought Peggy was • MW: The episode started with a romantic inclination between Sal and Ken, pushed forward by their bonding over the painting, even though Sal doesn’t necessarily know he has a crush • MW: That’s a real Mark Rothko...reproduction • MW: Ken’s ego, even though he’s hitting on Jane, makes him pay attention to Sal • MW: David Carbonara and a real life jingle writer wrote the song for the Martinson meeting. A gag reel exists of everyone in the meeting hilariously dancing to it • MW: Cooper is describing the painting as an object that helps you reach who you are/who you want to be, but then brings it back to commercialism (how much it’ll be worth) • MW: Betty is impressed she’s talking with Jimmy Barrett because he’s a celebrity • MW: Duck and Don have made up, but Duck gets embarrassed when Cooper just calls for Don • MW: Jon Hamm added the look and the shoulder tap on his way out: “we just made up but screw you, I won” • MW: Cooper is basically telling Don he is a man with money and he needs to start acting like it - buy the car • MW: Jane is the first person (he likely meant secretary) to challenge Joan • JJ: Material things mean a lot to Betty • JJ: The exterior of the Draper house is in Pasadena - it was very hot filming the scene in the car • MW: There’s a Kodak carousel ad in the box Jane is holding • MW: Part of the reason Roger tells Jane to come back is to take a jab at Joan • MW: Everyone has an experience like the dinner scene - doesn’t have to be romantic, but paying too much attention to someone or something instead of where your attention should be • MW: We purposely had the actors not look back after littering • MW: Don feels like he can lie to anyone, except his children (my commentary: lol) • MW: Sal doesn’t even really know his attraction to Ken is sexual - he just enjoys being around him • MW: The cake Kitty is talking about is an inside joke - he (Matt) used to eat it all the time when working on the Sopranos • MW: Joan approaching Jane is Jaws-esque • MW: Jane being so tan and Joan being so pale is on purpose. She’s part of the new generation of the “60’s" • MW: Roger doesn’t tell anyone about Jane not being fired - (my note):Roger will forget to tell his partners about things again in later seasons • MW: Don in his tuxedo - starting to show wealth (and another expensive object to own) • MW: Bobbie is fire (red dress) while Betty is ice (blue dress) • MW: The party scene is parallel with the Ken/Sal/Kitty dinner - “the boys” talk business while Jimmy and Betty are left out • MW: Rolex being mentioned - another expensive object • MW: Sal still has Ken’s lighter, an object that represents a human being to him • JJ: The Jimmy/Don situation is similar to Jane/Joan earlier in the episode. Jimmy/Jane have nothing to lose by how they act • MW: Betty throwing up in the car is “amateur irony”, but believable Track 2 Commentary - Bob Levenson (advertising consultant) and Bryan Batt (Sal Romano) • BB: Janie Bryant (costume designer) didn’t like the break in the animated Don’s pants in the intro • BB: Ugly Betty was shooting at the same studio as Mad Men around the same time (when Don is looking at the Cadillac) - Numbers was also shooting around then too • BL: Going from an old Dodge to a new Cadillac is the first time Don is stepping out of his old shell into a new persona, feeling entitled to something of material value • BL: I got the job after the pilot was shot - I was at ICM at the time, which was the same agency representing Mad Men. I called Matt and asked who did he know at BBDO in 1960 because the show was so accurate and specific to my experiences. I didn’t believe that he didn’t know anyone. (He officially joined between seasons 1 and 2 and died before season 6) • BL: Duck was always, in our eyes, the perfect account executive • BL: The clash between accounts and creative is over who is the “hub” of the business • BL: A lot of the creative forces of the 1970’s and 80’s were youthful additions like Kurt and Smitty in the 60’s • BB: Sal picks up on any musical theater reference, like in the conference room • BL: Originally we were gonna have Jane fix a lightbulb in the conference room, just so that she’d have to get on the table in her skirt • BB/BL: Harry has to over-think everything (while looking at the painting) • BL: Matt wondered where people got food and coffee at work - I told him about the coffee cart and the next day they had one on set • BB: People really thought I was going after Ken when inviting him over to dinner - I don’t think that at all. It’s a connection on a totally different level. He’s not conscious at all about a crush • BB: Anything that takes place in the conference room takes longer to shoot in order to get all the different angles • BL: Harry actually comes out a winner in his meeting with Cooper • BB: I was very shocked at how small the Drapers house set is • BL: Betty being called and asked to bring Don gives her empowerment and excitement, instead of how it usually is the other way around • BL: Don wanted the Cadillac badly, so that’s what he bought after talking to Cooper. It’s a turning moment for him: he’s arrived • BL: When Don and Betty get in the car it’s almost like they were when they were dating - she looks at him with adoration • BL: Don immediately thinks about Bobbie Barrett when Betty tells him about the party • BL: Roger admires the lack of fear that Jane has • BB: Don littering reminds me of a time when my dad threw a pack of cigarettes out of a window and a teenager gave them back to him and said “sir, I think you dropped these” - I thought he was gonna get mad but he accepted them. The younger generation at this time started caring about the environment • BL: I made up an “outhouse” type story to my kids to entertain them - Don is telling the truth • BB: Funny how Don is so serious about his kids hands being clean but the family litters all over the park without caring • BB: Kitty catches the eye contact when Ken is lighting Sal’s cigarette • BB: Originally I was supposed to offer Ken sambuca - a reference to the first season • BB: We had to shoot Ken leaving numerous times because Aaron (Ken) struggled putting on the jacket - the clothing is very fitted • BB: Kitty and Sal do love each other - usually people who marry have some type of fondness for each other • BL: Ken left a little bit of himself behind with the lighter • BL: Joan sort of admitting defeat must’ve been heartbreaking (for her) • BB: Janie designed Betty’s dress for the party - it’s not vintage • BB: Don is doing to Betty the same thing Sal did with Kitty • BL: The Candid Camera line is true - ABC lost it to CBS and wanted to kill it • BL: Jimmy knows just what to say to get to Betty • BB/BL/MW: The “you people” line by Betty is most likely anti-semitic and not about comedians • BB: When Sal smokes he takes the lighter from his breast pocket (by his heart) and gives a guilty look towards Kitty My thoughts: This starts one of my least favorite runs in the series, with the exception of Six Month Leave, up until The Jet Set. Coming off such a strong episode in Maidenform (which, if I did a rewatch and rated each episode would be much higher on my list than when I watched it for this series), this episode seemed like a bit of a let-down. That being said, this episode did have some memorable moments and lines. Specifically I'm thinking of Bert talking to Don, the Drapers littering in the park and Jimmy talking to Don at the end of the episode. Plus, it's always nice to get some of the secondary characters some screen time, and they set up the Joan/Jane showoff spectacularly. Otherwise, the episode definitely wasn't as good as I thought it was 3 years ago when I last wrote one of these. I'd still watch it over anything else on TV, however. Up Next: “A Night To Remember” Does anyone remember reading these? I wouldn't be shocked - obviously it's been 3 years between writing Maidenform and The Gold Violin - I promise it has nothing to do with my feelings on those episodes. Real life got in the way, I moved several times, etc. However, I think the biggest reason for me putting a hold on this series was because I was Mad Men'd out. I've watched this entire show many, many times. It'll almost certainly always be my favorite show ever, but I just needed a break from it. Before I popped in the blu-ray it was probably 2ish years since I watched an episode. I'm happy to say I feel like diving back in with MM! I'm probably not going to have a set schedule for these, but it'll definitely be less than 3 years for the next one! Please note about this episode: January Jones didn't really talk a lot, for whatever reason. Part of it might be because Matt talks quite a lot, for obvious reasons. Also about the series in general - I'm going to switch up the format again in mid-season. It's too much of a pain to do it the way I was doing it before. Commentating on track 1 is Matt Weiner and and Robin Veith, the writers of this episode. On track 2 we have Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed, and January Jones again. Hopefully she's more talkative this time! Thanks for reading! Feel free to comment below with any questions/concerns/insults/etc! If you want to be caught up with this series, or want to read it for the first time, please look at my post history for all prior episodes!
2020.06.15 21:00 film_nerd406The X-Men Season 6 - Nowhere Left To Go (PART A)
Season 6 - Nowhere Left To Go (PART A) Executive Producer - Damon Lindelof Episode 1 - Save Me We start off in black for a few seconds, until all the sudden, a bright, blinding light quickly fills the entire screen, and as it does, we begin to hear strange voices which the audience can't quite make out at the moment. Before long, these noises become clearer, and as we realize that it's the bustle of cars and wind, the camera begins to slowly pans out from the birght light, showing that it's the sun. It's currently a bright, sunny day with not a cload in the sky. Children play on the streets as parents watch over, and overall, it seems to be a nice, peaceful setting. A paperboy throws a newspaper to a doorstep, and we see that it's March of 1987, right in between the fourth and fifth seasons. However, unlike many of the other houses, this particular house in completley uncared for, and out of nowhere, someone walks onto the doorstep. The camera pans up to the man's face, and as he enters the house, we see that it's actually Hank McCoy (David Oyelowo), who hasn't fallen off the brink of insanity yet but has already had a mental breakdown. Without even knocking, Hank enters the house to find an old, dying man (Louis Gosset Jr.), who Hank sits across from while the man doesn't make eye contact with him. Hank sighs, and after a breif moment of silence, adresses the man as his father, saying that, "I know mom died a couple weeks ago... and I also know you don't have much time left. So, please. Talk to me." Hank's father stays silent for a minute, staring off into the distance and not even acknowledging Hank's existence until Hank tells him, "Please, Dad. I can't let things end like this." Upon hearing this, Hank's father slowly turns towards him, and with a look of pure rage in his eyes hatefully tells his son, "Get the hell out of my house you dirty mutant." Hank hesitates for a moment, then preparing to say something back but instead walking out, holding back tears as he angirly slams the door shut. CUT TO BLACK. After a couple of secdonds, we abruptly cut to a wide shot of a vast forest somewhere in New York, and the camera slowly begins to pan into the forest. Eventually, we come across a large camp that been set up, comprised of many cabins and stations, and we also see people bustling about, who we soon realize are all mutants. The camera stops upon coming across Raven Darkholme (Lupita Nyong'o) eating lunch at a table and as, she looks out into the distance, large text appears on the screen reading, "October, 1988." Erik Lensherr (Edward Norton) walks up to Raven and sits down next to her, remarking how they've finally neared accomplishing their major goal. As Erik says this, we realize whats going on: this is the base of The Brotherhood Of Mutants. Nearby, Hank sits alone in his cabin, covered in blue fur and looking extremley montorous and deformed. Now, Hank is completley mentally broken, only a shell of his former self after being experimented on and tortured for weeks on end during the horrific events of season 5. Meanwhile, at the school, The X-Men are broken up about what happened to Hank, especially Charles Xavier (David Tennant), who blames himself for Hank's mental collapse. In his office, Charles talks to Jean Grey (Florence Pugh), saying that he could've been there for Hank but he wasn't, and now, everything's gone wrong. However, Jean tells Charles that there's nothing they can do to change this and they still have a chance to get back Hank, then tearfully hugging Charles before walking out. Soon after this, Jean arrives at her house where she's greeted by her husband Scott Summers (Timothee Chalamet), who tries to stay optimistic despite all the troubling throughts going through his head. But, as the situation gets worse and worse, Scott finds it harder to stay positive, and has begun to become much more depressed and hopeless. Many of the other students feel the same way, including Anna Marie (Sophia Lillis) and Bobby Drake (Jack Dylan Grazer), who feel things are now just as bad as after Warren Worthington's death. Because of this, Anna and Bobby feel as if this will end up the same way as it did back then, and as this happens, Kurt Wagner (Choi Woo-Shik) is more angry and outraged than ever. After finding out about The X-Men keeping his father's death from him, Kurt has become extremley distrustful of his teammates, making the tension between all of them even worse than it already is. At the same time, Ororo Iquadi (Danai Gurira) and Logan Howeltt (Aaron Paul) have made there relationship public, but now, Ororo is starting to lose passion and love for Logan. Elsewhere, Erik meets with Sebastain Shaw (Jon Hamm), who co-leads The Brotherhood, having new recruits in Arkady Rossovich (Pedro Pascal), Mortimer Toynbee (Daniel Radcliffe), and Fredrick Dukes (Lavell Crawford). The group also contains John Allerdyce (Jesse Plemmons), David Claremont (Lucas Hedges), and Victor Howlett (James McAvoy), the latter of whom is still distraught that Logan didn't recognize him at the end of season 5. Despite this, Logan, although he didn't recognize his brother, can't get the encounter with Victor out of his head, having a sense of familarity towards Victor but not knowing why. As Logan thinks about this, we see Anna once again attempting to control her powers, which she's been focusing all her attention on over the past few months. Several days later, dozens of rioters attack a young mutant when suddenly, Sebastain Shaw arrives with The Brotherhood behind him, then sadistically telling his followers to slaughter the protesters. The nine mutants, in addition to Shaw, charge towards the rioters, and we see Erik and Raven aren't actually killing anybody while Shaw, using his powers of energy absortion, ruthlessly murders the rioters. Hank watches this unfold, not doing anything until he ends up seeing a rioter trying to escape, causing a mentally unstable Hank to jump towards the rioter and horrifically rip him to pieces. Hank then slowly steps back, his face now splattered with blood as he grimaces before walking away from the mutialated corpse in front of him. CUT TO BLACK. Episode 2 - Killer Queen One day after the brutual ending of episode 1, Charles aimlessly flips through the channels on the television, when he suddenly stops upon coming across footage of dozens of bloody corpses in the streets. The news reporter says that these were once rioters who ended up being murdered by a gorup calling themselves The Brotherhood, and upon hearing this, Charles looks down in sadness before turning off the television. As Charles wheels himself to the window, he thinsk about how Hank and erik were most likely involved in the murders, wondering how the two of them could've possibly fallen so low. A single tears falls from Charles eyes as he sorowfully looks into the distance, and right at that moment, we cut to David Claremont creepily sitting alone in the outskirts of the camp. David balls up his fist, then opening up his glowing eyes and easily lifting every object around him with his mind, then screaming in rage as he crushes the objects. Afterwards, David breathes heavily, and we get a look at the scars on his face left by Nathan Essex's torture. Clearly, David has lived a life of pain and anger, and all of this has only made it worse. Nearby, Arkady, Mortimer, and Dukes practice their powers, with Arkady possesing superhuman reflexes and speed, Toad having superhuman agility and a freakishly large tounge, and Dukes having superhuman strength. However, Arkady ends up insulting Dukes, resulting in the two of them having a short scuffle, which Shaw chuckles at from the window of his cabin, which is much larger than the other ones. Afterwards, Shaw pours himself a glass of whiskey, sipping it as he walks across the room to a table where Erik sits, telling Shaw to take a seat before he adresses why he needed to meet with Shaw. With a worried look on his face, Erik tells Shaw that they've made themsleves look like complete savages and need to create a better public image, to which Shaw insultingly laughs. After taking another sip from his whiskey, Shaw says that, "Isn't our goal to rule over the human race, not to have a good public image? Who gives a shit about that, Erik? For god's sake, lighten up." Erik sighs, knowing nothing he can say will convince someone as egotistical as Shaw otherwise, and so he walks out of the cabin, frustrated as Raven watches from nearby. Over the past month or so, Raven begun to notice that Shaw is slowly taking away Erik's power from him, and now wants nothing more than for Shaw to be gone and Erik to get his power back. Raven also knows that Shaw has no remorse or morals, putting all of them in danger and feeling as if he's turned the majority of the group into sadistic murderers like himself. That night, Scott lays with Jean in bed, neither of them able to fall asleep, and after noticing that Jean isn't asleep either, Scott begins to talk about what's on his mind. For a little bit, Scott and Jean make eachother laugh, but this all changes when Jean brings up a story about Hank, causing both of them to go silent. Saddened, Scott talks about how Hank used to be such a mentor to all of them and asks Jean how this all could've happened, and Jean suddenly bursts into tears, saying, "I just want all of this to be okay..." Several hours later, Ororo peacefully watches the sunrise at the school's garden, something that she's alaways done in order to calm her mind, this time worrying about her relationship with Logan. While Ororo felt happy with Logan at first, she know beggining to lose feelings for him and wondering if they only started dating becuase of their shared amount of guilt. Despite all of this, Ororo tries to tell herself that she does love Logan, but she's unable to convince herself that her and Logan are actually meant to be together. All the sudden, Ororo is startled when Logan sits next to her, who chuckles upon seeing her reaction and tells Ororo that he didn't meant to scare her. In response, Ororo smiles at Logan, and he puts his arm around her as they silently watch the sunrise together, with Logan feeling peaceful while Ororo only feels more anxious. After about a minute, Logan interupts the silence by saying that this is where they first kissed, to which Ororo looks at Logan and prepares to say something, only to not find words. With the atmosphere becoming suddenly akward between Logan and Ororo, Ororo gets up and walks off, leaving Logan alone in the garden, who curses himself for ruining to moment between the two of them. Meanwhile, Victor attempts to sleep, then grimacing upon seeing that the sun is coming up. Victor slowly gets up and closes his blinds, only for the light to keep shining through. Frustrated, Victor sits down in his bed, feeling like nothing goes right for him and continuing to ponder about why Logan didn't acknowledge, not knowing about Logan's amnesia. Once again, Victor finds feelings of anger and rage towards Logan, wanting nothing more than to kill his brother until he remembers that he got the chance to do so but didn't even say anything. Later that afternoon, Kurt thinks about how badly he wants revenge on Scott for not telling him about his father's death before reminding himself that his life would be much worse without the school. Wanting to distract himself, Kurt heads to the lounge, passing by Bobby and Anna, who the camera focuses on as they talk to eachother about their guilt. Bobby tells Anna about all the times he could've been there for Hank but wasn't, while Anna feels the same way, pestimistically telling Bobby, "Well at least you tried to be there for him." Elsewhere, Hank sulks in his cabin, drinking as much alcohol as he can until his mind feels numb and he can barley remember who he is, trying to do everything he can to forget what happened. But Hank is constnatly reminded of this whenever he looks at himself, then throwing the bottle at the wall and completley shattering it as he screams in rage. Hank then heads towards the remains, picking up a glass shard and holding it to his throat, only to back out before falling to the ground and bursting into tears. As he slams his head against the wall, Hank tearfully screams out in anguish, looking up and asking why this all had to happen to him. FADE TO BLACK. Episode 3 - Under Pressure Early in the morning, Erik rumuges through his things, clearly looking for the something and refusing to give up until he finds it, becoming more and more desperate with each passing second. Eventually, Erik coems acorss the item, optimstically smiling upon seeing it: an old photo of him and Charles in front of the school which he's secretley kept over all these years. Despite everything that happens, Erik still misses leading the school with Charles and having somewhere he truly belonged; recently beggining to wish he was back there with the people he cares about. However, Erik tells himself that he's foolish for thinking that, saying that nobody at the school wants him back there and he at least has someone he can trust in Raven, convincing himself that he's better off here. Erik then puts the picture away and slowly walks outside as we cut to the school, where Kurt watches the sunrise, trying to follow Ororo's advice in doing this in order to calm his mind. But Kurt's head still races with thoughts, especially those about his father, although these are much less than anxiety and anger producing than usual, finally thinking rationally about the ordeal. Kurt remembers about how his father abanonded him at a young age and never truly cared for him, knowing that if his father was still here was still here he wouldn't want to see Kurt anyways. In this moment, Kurt finally acknowledges that his father was a terrible person and that his death was entirley accidental, having been told the circumstances a few months prior. Following this epiphany, Kurt slowly gets up and peacefully closes his eyes before teleporting back to his room, now coming to terms with what happened. Several hours later, Scott makes breakfast for him and Jean, but the meal ends up being extremley akward with neither of them talking the entire time, and we notice a depressed look in Jean's eyes. Afterwards, Jean tells Scott that she has to go the school, rushing off without even saying goodbye, and as she arrives on the doorstep, she suddenly collapses to the ground in tears. At the same time, Ororo ends up passing by Jean, and upon seeing her, sits down next to Jean and asks why she's crying. With tears in her eyes, Jean tells Ororo that she feels like her relationship with Scott is falling apart, and as she hears this, Ororo relates this to her situation with Logan. However, instead of saying anything about this, Ororo simply puts her arm around Jean, telling her that it's going to be alright as Jean wipes the tears from her eyes. Meanwhile, Raven meets with John, telling him that the situation is urgent as they go onto the outskirts of the camp, and after making sure nobody can hear them, Raven begins talking. With a worried look on her face, Raven says that Shaw is seemingly trying to overthrow Erik and they can't let this happen, but in response, John becomes enraged. As he yells at Raven, John tells her that he knows she's trying to topple The Brotherhood and take control, angirly saying he's suspected this for months know. Although Raven continually says that what John is saying isn't true, he only becomes more enraged, then walking away and leaving Raven paranoid about what John might do next. That afternoon, Anna, unable to fully control her abilities, decides to talk to Charles about this, who eagerly agrees to help Anna, now having something to distract him from the dire sitution at hand. Additionally, Charles hasn't trained one his students in a while, and feels a great sense of fufillment from helping Anna, who practices her powers in a special location right outside the mansion. Despite Charles' help, Anna becomes increasingly frustrated with each time she fails, but Charles urges her to continue, saying that it will all be worth it in the end. Back at the camp, Shaw calls Victor into hsi cabin, saying that he sees Victor as one of his most trusted advisors and needs to discuss The Brotherhood's next course of action with him. But, as Shaw talks, Victor stays silent, looking at the window as still thinks about why Logan didn't acknowledge him, and begins to wonder if something happened to Logan that he doesn't know about. Right at that moment, Shaw slaps Victor across the face, demanding for him to pay attention, and as Victor opens his mouth to speak, Shaw yells at him to get out. Victor complies with Shaw's demands, walking out of the cabin while Shaw goes into a fit of rage, knocking down every object around him as his temper overcomes him. As this happens, Erik slowly enters Hank's cabin, shocked to find everything in it destroyed after what happened at the end of the previous episode, with Hank now sitting in a corner of the room. A broken Hank tells Erik to leave, but Erik instead approches Hank, saying that he can't keep acting like this and reminds Hank of the great person he once was. However, as Erik talks, Hank suddenly slashes Erik across the face, telling him with barred teeth, "I told you to get the hell out..." As a look of sadness appears in his eyes, Erik slowly leaves, looking back at Hank one last time before shutting the door behind him, with Hank once again pushing away everyone that cares about him. In the school's hallways, Charles strolls through in his wheelchair, feeling more optimistic than he has throughout the past few months after getting to truly help one of his students. Charles admires at the portraits and pictures in the hallways, but stops upon coming across one particular photo: him, Erik, and Hank in front of the school.Upon seeing this, Charles is reminded of how it's not too late to get Hank back and remembers how much Hank means to him as well as how important Hank was to the school. Charles then continues his stroll, hopeful for the future and knowing he can't give up on Hank no matter what happens next. CUT TO BLACK. Episode 4 - Bohemian Rhapsody Not long after the events of episode 3, John runs to Shaw's cabin, demanding to be let in and telling Shaw he has something extremley important to tell him. After a moment of contemplation, Shaw cautiously lets John in, who takes a seat and says that he heavily suspects Raven is trying to take Shaw out of power and replace him as the leader of The Brotherhood. As he sits down across to John, Shaw asks John where he came up with that, and John tells Shaw about his conversation with Raven during the fourth episode. John goes on to say that Raven needs to be taken out as soon as possible, but Shaw tells John that they need to give this some time and wait until they know for certain Raven is working against them. Upon hearing this, John nods, then leaving the cabin as Shaw's paranoia begins to take over, wondering if Raven really is trying to overthrow him, and if anyone else is trying to do the same. Shaw grips his gun tighter, nervously looking out the window with the blinds barley open before we cut to Logan, who sits in his room that evening with a lot to reflect on. No matter what Logan does, he's unable to get his encounter with Victor out of his head, knowing that he had a sense of familarity towards Victor but he can't figure out why. At the same time, Logan worries that he's constant distraction with trying to figure out what's happening is interfering with relationship with Ororo, noticing that they've been spending much less time together. Logan attempts to focus his attention on his relationship, but continues to ponder about the encounter, leaving Ororo increasingly saddened and angered at Logan, who feels as if he's purposley ignoring her. As Ororo sulks, she spots Kurt far away, approaching him and wanting to talk about her troubles, only to find that he's even more upset than she is. While trying to hold back tears, Kurt tells Ororo that he's turned against his teammates just for someone that never cared about him in the first place, tearfully asking why his father abonded him. After Kurt says this, Ororo looks down in sadness as she tells Kurt that there's no reason for why the bad things happen, but what she's learned is that the best thing to do is to move on. Kurt then silently nods, telling Ororo that he just wants to move past this, to which Ororo assures Kurt that he will, and then, he can truly live his best life. Meanwhile, Hank stands alone in the middle of the forest, wondering why everything had to come to this as he balls up his fist and screams in rage, with his shouts echoing throughout the enitre forest. Hank then falls to his knees, and as tears begin to form in his yellow eyes, we cut back to the school, where Charles continues helping Anna master her powers. As Anna gets better with each attempt, she becomes more and more optimistic, knowing that it won't be long before she's finally completley in control of her powers and won't hurt anyone ever again. From afar, Bobby watches this unfold as he sits in the garden, happy that at least Anna is finding joy right now and reminded that life can still be great. Later, Bobby reflects on all of this, remebering how when he ran away with Erik he had felt like he deserved to be there for the devastating events he thought were his fault, and knows Hank feels the same way. After realizing this, Bobby thinks about how if he was able to come back from that, so can Hank, meaning that hope isn't lost and there's still a way that this can all turn out okay. On the other hand, Jean is feeling worse than ever, and that night, as she lays with Scott, Jean suddenly bursts into tears, propmting a worried Scott to ask what's wrong. As tears stream down from her eyes, Jean asks Scott if he still loves her, to which Scott says that Jean's the love of his life and she's being ridicoulous for even thinking about that. Upon hearing this, Jean nods but still continues to cry, asking for everything to be okay to which Scott says, "I hope it is too. But it might not be, so I think we just have to accept that." Jean says nothing in response, and Scott stares up at the celeing fan as Jean cries in his arms, and although he doesn't show it, he's just as upset as Jean is. Elsewhere, Charles lays awake at night, unable to fall asleep as he painfully flashbacks to something, but we don't know what it is and it's implyed he's keeping something from everyone. As the flashbacks continue, Charles closes his eyes as tight as he can until it all stops, and right at that moment, he suddenly begins reading the mind of someone. Charles widens his eyes, and as a look of deep realization comes across his face, he tearfully says to himself, "He's still here... oh god. What have I done?" The following morning, Raven, wanting Erik to know about her suspcions, eats breakfast with him and mentions Shaw, asking Erik if he feels as if Shaw's trying him out of power. After Raven says this, Erik goes silent before looking down in sadness and simply saying, "Yes. Raven, you're the only one I can trust right now and... I just don't know what to do." In response, Raven says that they just need to get out here and go back to the way things were all those years ago in Conneticut, but Erik tells Raven, "Things will never go back to the way they were." That afternoon, Hank finds David sitting the outskirts of the camp, tapping him on the shoulder and startling David, who angirly asks Hank what he wants. With a sorrowful look in his eyes, Hank tells David that he needs punishment for his actions, giving David a wad of cash and saying to beat him to a pulp. David grimaces before blasting Hank with a ray of energy that knocks him ot the ground, then teleporting on top of Hank and standing on his arm as he punches him dozens of times. Soon, Hank's body is covered with bruises, looking up as David winds back his hand and brutually delivers the final punch that knocks Hank unconcious. CUT TO BLACK. Next: Season 6 Part B
2020.06.15 06:14 autobuzzfeedbot16 Tiny Details From TV Shows That I Bet You Didn't Notice
In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Lillian is seen drinking a can of Old Spanish, which 30 Rock fans will know is a made-up drink from the show.
And Mad Men gave a little nod to 30 Rock when Ted ordered an Old Spanish at a bar!
In the second season of Parks and Recreation, the MRI technician Leslie dates tells her she has the perfect uterus for triplets. Lo and behold, four seasons later, Leslie finds herself pregnant with triplets.
The Good Place references The Office many times, but you may not have noticed that Neil's mug reads "Existence's Best Boss."
You can also spot Parks and Recs star Li'l Sebastian living it up in lil horsey heaven in the background of The Good Place.
In Ben’s episode of Never Have I Ever, which was narrated by Andy Samberg, a poster of the actor can be seen on Ben's bedroom wall.
Another world's crossover here – in the trial episode of Kimmy Schmidt, Kimmy says that the Reverend convinced the women he kidnapped that he came up with the "buy the world a Coke" advert. The Reverend is played by Jon Hamm, whose Mad Men character appears to come up with that same commercial while on a retreat.
When Lacie is scrolling through social media in the Black Mirror episode "Nosedive," a post from Michael Callow appears on-screen, which reads: "just got thrown out of the zoo again." This is a nod to the first-ever episode of the show, where Prime Minister Michael Callow assaults a pig.
In Community, someone dressed as Beetlejuice appears in the background, after the character is mentioned three times!
When he's cooking meth in the first episode of Breaking Bad, Walt's trousers fly off. In the fifth and final season of the show, those same trousers – looking much worse for wear – make a cameo.
In the first episode of the second season of Broad City, there are two girls riding the subway dressed exactly like Abbi and Ilana were on the day they got maced in season one.
And while you may have noticed the episode "Burning Bridges" was a homage to Mrs Doubtfire, you may not have spotted Mara Wilson, who was in the original movie, as the waitress.
Every Friend's fan knows that Monica has 11 towel categories, but you may not have noticed the neatly labelled boxed up towels when the girls are moving apartments.
And finally, the doodleboard in Joey's apartment often summarises the major plot of that particular episode!
2020.06.11 14:47 nikunjjain132Nikunj Jain Introduced Top 10 New Action Movies List of 2020
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Top 10 New Action Movies Listed by Nikunj Jain
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the first position.
Date of release: 24th July Featuring: Liu Yifei, Jason Scott Lee, Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Yoson A, Jet Li. As per Nikunj Jain, the film Mulan is one of the most successful in the field of activity motion pictures. The rundown of no-frills enlivened works of art by Disney won't end too early. The film was really booked to show up in the venues on 27th March. In this form, you may not see a talking mythical beast or different move or melodies. In any case, you will be getting a charge out of the appearance of Mulan in considerably more boss structure than before in 1998.
Miracle Woman 1984
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Date of release: 14th August Featuring: Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen. Nikunj Jain puts this movie on 2nd position. After getting a massive accomplishment in the Wonder Woman film released in 2017, Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot have jumped back. It will be in the market later this late spring. You will see Wonder Woman will be on the straight on with the contemptible Cheetah of Kristen Wiig. At the end of the main film, the job of Chris Pine reached a conclusion. Presently, he will make an appearance. 3- The Eternals
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the third position.
Date of release: 6th November Featuring: Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Brian Tyree Henry. In Nikunj Jain’s hit list this movie comes 3rd. On the off chance that you imagine that Marvel can no longer discover any stars, at that point you are incorrect. Stars like Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek are contiguous the Avengers now. They will be the individuals from the main outsider kind. They will be filling in as a group to shield the planet from Deviants. These Deviants are the sworn foe of the Eternals. You can utilize the rundown of Nikunj Jain to know all the new activity films and appreciate these astounding motion pictures. 4 - Black Widow
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the fourth position.
Date of release: 6th November Featuring: Florence Pugh, Scarlett Johansson, David Harbor, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, William Hurt, Rachel Weisz. Nikunj Jain has placed the most awaited Marvel movie (for fans of the Black widow) in the 4th position. Natasha Romanoff was the Black Widow of Scarlett Johansson. Black Widow previously entered in Iron Man 2, which is from the Marvel Universe. Presently, the fans are holding their breath for another enchanting film. Their fantasies are going to materialize on the sixth of November, 2020. Presently Black Widow will be on an uncommon crucial settle a couple of incomplete assignments covered somewhere down in her initial life. 5 No Time to Die
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the fifth position.
Date of release: 25th November Featuring: Rami Malek, Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz. Nikunj Jain says by the end of the year all the action lovers will love to watch this movie. On the off chance that you are searching for new activity motion pictures, at that point, Nikunj Jain has accompanied this another perfect work of art of 2020. It is said that James Bond has a sexism issue. Yet, the 25th portion in that British government operative arrangement is by all account’s miles in front of the forerunners. It is on the grounds that Phoebe Waller-Bridge was the co-author, who additionally made the Killing Eve. The fans can hardly wait for a really long time to see their 007 go overflowing Fleabag. The inquiry is – who is going to play the Hot Priest? 6 - Birds of Prey
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the sixth position.
Date of release: 7th February Featuring: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Ella Jay Basco, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Nikunj Jain has placed this masterpiece on the 6th position stating that Birds of Prey can be very intriguing. We know Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. Thus, we are very much aware of her badassery. In this film, the super-antagonist of Margot Robbie will shake from her ongoing separation, yet she will be constrained rapidly to wake up from the reality since she will have gone head to head against an unhinged foe, who will be sponsored by the female crew. This choice of new activity films made by Nikunj Jain will without a doubt settle on you value his decision. Be that as it may, Birds of Prey isn't accessible on Netflix and Amazon Prime yet no compelling reason to stress, this film is accessible on a free web-based gushing stage – Putlockers and right now one of the most drifting motion pictures. 7 - The Gentlemen
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the seventh position.
Date of release: 24th January Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell. Nikunj Jain indicates that the job of Matthew was discovered enchanting enough. Matthew McConaughey will assume his job as a Maryjane boss at the center of various burglary, death, and typical normal restitution plans of adjusting levels of progress. This piece can be entertaining. This one is coordinated by Guy Ritchie. 8- Top Gun: Maverick
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the eight position.
Date of release: 24th June Featuring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Ed Harris. In Nikunj Jain’s list, this movie has been placed in the 8th position. Most likely, there is not at all like "excessively long" to hold up between the correct portions. It has been roughly a long time since the first form of Top Gun. Tom Cruise will rehash his brilliant job as the Navy pilot Maverick. In light of the official plot synopsis, Tom Cruise will confront phantoms and fantasies from his initial life while directing his group of tenderfoot pilots on a risky crucial. Due to its exciting rundown, Nikunj Jain has set it on his rundown. 9-Free Guy
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the ninth position.
Date of release: 3rd July Featuring: Ryan Reynolds, Joe Keery, Jodie Comer, Utkarsh Ambudhkar, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi Nikunj Jain placed this movie on 9th place, he this movie shows up to increase an attractive appearance to an indistinguishable plot: Ryan Reynolds will play a computer game character and become aware. From that point forward, he will endeavor to be a game saint before the entire game goes in disconnected mode. 10- Genius
Nikunj Jain has put this one in the tenth position.
Date of release: TBD Featuring: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, James Corden, Jean Smart This movie manages to find a pace in Nikunj Jain’s list. McCarthy will play Carol Peters, who is chosen by the state government to be analyzed by hyper-genius man-made reasoning. In the rundown of the new activity motion pictures, and as indicated by Nikunj Jain, the job of Carlos Peters was justified, despite all the trouble to have a watch. With the voice of James Corden, the A.I. will be watching McCarthy Nikunj Jain says this list is on the basis of their research and Nikunj Jain is liable for all this.
2020.06.07 20:52 Admiral_Red_WingsMany have blamed Bernie Sanders loss on anything (campaign strategy, rhetoric, past controversies, etc) but his ideology and policy platform. How does that comport with left-wing Dems losing (or soon to lose based on polling) to moderate-leaning Dems in Senate primaries this year?
June 23rd Kentucky primary - Amy McGrath is widely expected to win against a large field of candidates, including state representative Charles Booker.
June 23rd Virignia primary - Mark Warner, the moderate incumbent Democratic Senator, is running unopposed despite Virginia becoming more blue each year. Warner was first elected to the Senate in 2008.
June 30th Colorado primary - John Hickenlooper, nicknamed "Frackenlooper" because of his support for oil & natural gas fracking, is expected to easily defeat Andrew Romanoff, a left-wing favorite endorsed by the Sunrise movement and Sanders' Our Revolution group.
July 7th New Jersey primary - Cory Booker, incumbent Democratic Senator, is facing a very weak challenge from Lawrence Hamm, state chairman of New Jersey for the Bernie Sanders campaign.
September 15th Delaware primary - Chris Coons, incumbent Democratic senator, is running against a couple very weak candidates. This is despite Data for Progress polls from last year that showed Coons was vulnerable to a left-wing challenger.
September 15th Massachusetts primary - Ed Markey is the only incumbent Democratic Senator that has serious chance of losing his primary, but the challenger Kennedy is running from his right. Polls either show a neck-and-neck race or Kennedy with decent lead. Markey famously cosponsored the Senate verion of AOC's Green New Deal.
Many have blamed Bernie's loss on anything (campaign strategy, rhetoric, past controversies, etc) but his ideology and policy platform. How does that comport with left-wing Democrats losing (or soon to lose base on polling) to moderate-leaning Democrats in Senate primaries House primaries this year? Why are left-wing Democrats losing in every 2020 primary in every state? Why have they failed to recruit, organize, and fundraise for serious candidates to challenge Democratic incumbent Senators - even ones in the "ideal" environment of Senators considered "too moderate" for the deep blue, highly-Democratic states they represent? Why is a left-wing incumbent Democratic Senator (Markey) from a deep blue, supposedly liberal state (Massachussetts) on the edge of losing to a centrist challenger? Why is Markey the only incumbent Democratic Senator to have a serious chance of losing his primary? Maybe each of these elections could be explained away individually, but when put together and combined with the results of the presidential primary, it points to a very clear pattern.
2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamilyHelp fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people
I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list. If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated. It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help. \Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.* Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker) Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nancy Addison – Actress Louisa May Alcott – Author Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player Suzy Allegra – Author Marty Allen – Comedian John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist Marian Anderson – Concert Singer Louis Andriessen – Composer Jennifer Aniston – Actress Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist Geoffrey Arend - Actor Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club) Boris Artzybasheff – Artist Dorothy Arzner – Film Director Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet V.C. Andrews – Author Jane Austen – Author Max Baer Jr. – Actor Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist Tallulah Bankhead – Actress Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet Bob Barker – Game Show Host Joe Barr – Canadian Politician Lynda Barry – Cartoonist Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross Kathy Bates – Actress Jaya Battacharya – Actress King Baudouin – King of Belgium Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer Joe Besser – Actor Isabella Bird – Author Jacqueline Bisset – Actress Lewis Black – Comedian Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer William Blake – Artist Brenda Blethyn – Actress Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist Baroness Karen Blixen – Author Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor Pierre Bonnard – Artist William Edgar Borah – Politician Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress Georges Brassens – Singer Alison Brie – Actress Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author Poppy Z. Brite – Author Anne Bronte – Author Louise Brooks – Actress Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian Delta Burke – Actress Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist Raymond Burr – Actor Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer Leo Buscaglia – Author Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian Julia Cameron – Director Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist Laura Carroll – Author Mary Casatt – Artist Roger Casement – Irish Patriot Nina Cassian – Poet Barbara Castle – British Politician Kim Cattrall – Actress Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer Richard Chamberlain – Actor Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son) Stockard Channing – Actress RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality Judy Chicago – Artist Margaret Cho – Comedian Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister Patricia Clarkson – Actress Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author Imogene Coca – Actress Claudette Colbert – Actress Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate C. Collodi – Author William Conrad – Actor Frances Conroy – Actress Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College Anne Cool – Canadian Senator Pat Coombs – Actress Copernicus – Scientist John Corbett – Actor Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box Ann Coulter – Political Commentator Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor Tim Curry – Actor Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times Patrika Darbo – Actress Simone de Beauvoir – Author Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist Gray Davis – Governor of California Ellen Degeneres – Comedian Jeffery Deaver – Author Eugene Victor Debs – Activist Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors Dana Delany – Actress Don DeLillo – Author Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group Bo Derek – Actress Rene Descartes – Philosopher Portia De Rossi – Actress Emily Dickinson – Poet Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist Hannah Dobryn – Author Tamara Dobson – Actress Richard Donner – Film Director Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer Francis Drake – Explorer Fran Drescher – Actress Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert Amelia Earhart – Aviator Deborah Eisenberg – Author Liubov Egorova – Dancer Anita Ekberg – Actress T.S. Eliot – Poet Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress Harlan Ellison – Author Elizabeth I – Queen of England Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress Linda Evans – Actress Rupert Everett – Actor Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera Jane Fallon – Author Chow Yun-Fat – Actor Barbara Feldon – Actress Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress Ralph Fiennes – Actor Lynn Fontanne – Actress Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist Dian Fossey – Anthropologist Janet Frame – Poet Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice Tanya Franks – Actress William Frawley – Actor Frank Frazetta – Artist Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago. Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer Louis Freund – Artist Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian Eva Gabor – Actress Magda Gabor – Actress Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist Diamanda Galas – Singer Tess Gallagher – Author Paul William Gallico – Author Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian Greta Garbo – Actress Ava Gardner – Actress Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band) Greer Garson – Actress Gloria Gaynor – Singer Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor Ricky Gervais – Comedian William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan Althea Gibson – Athlete Dorothy Gish – Actress Lillian Gish – Actress Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author Susan Glaspell – Playwright Sharon Gless – Actress Crispin Glover – Actor Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer Paulette Goddard – Actress Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist Kurt Godel – Author Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer Stephen Goldin – Author Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist Valeria Golino – Actress Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer Edward Gorey – Artist Lotte Goslar – Dancer Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.) Martha Graham – Choreographer Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist Johnny Green – Musician Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher Joyce Grenfell – British Actress Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor Terry Gross – NPR Host James Grout – Actor Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates) Jon Hamm - Actor Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist Lionel Hampton – Musician Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer Chelsea Handler - Comedian Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President E Chambré Hardman – Photographer Jean Harlow - Actress Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie) Alex Heard – Author Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Susan Helms – Astronaut Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author Katherine Hepburn – Actress Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter Taiko Hirabayashi – Author Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA) Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist Rima Horton - Politician Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress Mick Hucknall – Singer Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist Bonnie Hunt – Actress Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author Randall Jarrell – Poet Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day” Joan of Arc – Christian Saint Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. Margaret Johnston – Actress Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists. Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader Carolyn Jones – Actress Renee Jones – Actress Spike Jonze – Film Director Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist Madeline Kahn – Actress Immanuel Kant – Philosopher Julie Kavner – Actress Nikos Kazantzakis – Author Odette Keene – Musician Helen Keller – Author Joyce Kennard – Judge Joe Kernan – Politician Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England King Louis XVI – King of France William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President Robert Kiyosaki – Author Caroline Knapp – Author Aleksandra Kollontai – Author Dean Koontz – Author Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot Jerzy Kosinski – Author Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist Lee Krasner – Artist Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess Elsa Lanchester – Actress Philip Larkin – Author, Poet Charles Laughton – Actor, Director Dan Lauria – Actor Frank John Lausche – Politician Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician Jay Leno – TV Host Richard Lewis – Comedian Lyn Lifshin – Poet Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster Carole Lombard – Actress Jack Lord – Actor Pauline Lord – Actress Patty Loveless – Singer Alfred Lunt – Actor John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow Rose McClendon – Actress Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist Hattie McDaniel – Actress Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist Ian McKellen – Actor Kristy McNichol – Actress Janet McTeer – Actress Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac) Dora Maar – Photographer René Magritte – Artist Bill Maher – TV Personality Katherine Mansfield – Author Shirley Manson – Singer Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician Francesca Marciano – Actress Miriam Margoyles – Actress Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress Freddie Mercury – Musician Angela Merkel – German Chancellor George Michael – Musician Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet Alley Mills – Actress Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute Kylie Minogue - Singer Helen Mirren – Actress Margaret Mitchell – Author Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author Morrissey – Musician Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle) Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland John Mulaney – Comedian Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist Diana Muldaur – Actress Megan Mullally - Actress Ona Munson – Actress Haruki Murakami – Author Iris Murdoch – Author Mikayil Mushfig – Poet Modest Mussorgsky – Composer Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist Ralph Nader – Activist Taslima Nasrin – Author Alla Nazimova – Actress Noel Neill – Actress Bebe Neuwirth – Actress Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac) Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher Florence Nightingale – Nurse Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor Jessye Norman – Opera Singer Kim Novak – Actress Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist Frederick D. 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2020.05.12 06:23 IWantToSaySomethinggI truly need some advice on my relationship. Please don't let this post die.
Please don't let this post die. And thanks for not judging. First of all, this is a loooooong anecdote to read, so if you suddenly stopped whatever you were doing to pay attention to my story and hopefully help me gain some fresh perspective, let me tell you that I truly appreciate it and I'll take your answers into account before making my decision. Thanks in advance strangers. Everything started about three years ago. I was at home and suddenly I had the determination to start doing exercise because after finishing studying my engineering at college I just felt like I wasn't doing anything for my body (devoting my time and life to college resulted in not having the chance to have fun, especially because it was life-absorbing but worth it 'cause you know, it paid off). and I just had this crazy idea of going to the gym as soon as I thought of it. So I just got ready, grabbed some money, and headed to my target (that's the way I am, I envision something one day and if I really want it, I start doing it). So I met this man (oh yes, the source of my problems). At first glance, he didn't seem like a person you would trust, but I felt so attracted to him that I just overlooked my gut. Physically, he looks exactly like Jon Hamm but with a glorious body and beautiful arms. He was the first person I met there, he helped me register, we kinda flirted. He said that the owner wasn't there but he would do the paperwork in his place, but I responded like "you look like the owner". After I said that he smiled and silently gave me the ticket of my subscription. He made a mistake when typing my name on the ticket before printing it out as he was giving me information about how things worked there, I noticed that and told him about said observation, he replied to me by saying I made him feel nervous, I just ignored it and started doing cardio. After a few minutes, I saw a beautiful lady in her 40s coaching people inside; I rapidly assumed that she had something to do with the person I met. And I wasn't wrong at all. Turns out they were a married couple with three children, two of them were around my age at that time (I was 23), and a 12 year old girl. And of course, he was the owner of the place. As the days and months went by, I figured out many things about them. Since it was a family business, I got the chance to meet all of the members of what it looked like a strong and imposing family. I consider myself a pretty attractive woman; beautiful face, long hair, my body has always been desirable by many people including women (nice curves and proportions and everything is where it should be). And on top of that, I'm extremely good at talking to people, I have a certain magnetic vibe that allows people to talk to me and to feel comfortable when I am around them. I also see myself as a caring and loving girl, that's how my close friends and family describe my personality and I agree with them. I am very sociable but pretty selective. I know how to talk to people but that doesn't mean that I trust them. What I'm saying is relevant to this because of the way I knew almost everything about that family. They liked me, they trusted me, they talked to me a lot and we got closer. As I was forming a nice bond with all of them, I felt more and more attracted to this man (let's call him Joel). But again, there was this feeling of not trusting him so present inside that I tried to avoid thinking about him the way I was (you know, I wanted him to fuck me so bad). I always pretended I didn't like him and I tried to avoid talking to him more than needed, I would ask him a few things about they way I was lifting weights and that was it. And that's what had happened over the course of two or three months. That wonderful routine of working out and talking to nice people had stuck with me for quite a while and I embraced it. I loved it and didn't think too much about Joel. I used to go in the afternoons because I chose another career to study and started working in the mornings as well. So one night, I finished working out, said goodbye to my acquaintances and left the place. The good thing is that my house wasn't that far away so I just had the chance to do some cardio on my way home instead of driving. But before leaving, I noticed that Joel had left before I did. I started jogging and after passing by two blocks, I saw him standing and looking at me, he smiled at me I stopped to say hello. I got a little closer to ask him what he was doing there, but all of a sudden he wrapped his arms around my body to make sure I wouldn't escape and he kissed me. I didn't do that much because I didn't want to be kissed, well, yes I wanted to since the first day I met him, but it felt kind of awkward to me because I wasn't used to his wild and wet way kissing. So yeah, that shit happened. After kissing me, he asked me if I wanted to go inside his house (one of his houses). I just said no and told him I had to leave. We said goodbye and I continued my way as normal. The next day I pretended that nothing happened and worked on my routine as always. I talked to people like I normally did, and he was there, he was looking at me and I couldn't help but feeling kinda nervous because he was around. So I realized I sort of felt for him. I really wanted him to kiss me again. I really wanted to experience being with him and I wanted to see how everything would end. That's how this thing started. After a few days, I left the gym and I noticed that he was inside his car, he chased me and stopped to pick me up. As soon as I got in the car we started making out. He really wanted to fuck me and I got really horny, I just fell for it. Kiss after kiss, touch after touch. Everything felt so good, so wild, every frickin' time I remember that night I still get wet just by thinking about it. He wanted to take me to a place where we could have sex. But I said no. I was just playing with him but it was late and I had to get ready for the next day. So he drove home, he hugged me and left. After one week we were able to finally fuck properly. His pp is loooong and thick and his body naked looks even better than with clothes on. What can I say? We looked good together, and we did many things together without his wife even noticing. Without anyone around even thinking about it. It was perfect alibi for us. I truly enjoyed it. That's the way we lived for almost a year. I started feeling something towards him. I fell in love, I got to the point in which it wasn't only about fucking. It was about the conversations we had, it was all about feeling that he really cared about me and of course, his personality, which is pretty similar to mine. I have to point out that as our relationship (whatever the fuck it was) started getting stronger, his marriage started to fall apart. I would often see them argue or some times they didn't even talked. She started to behave in a very shady ass way (it doesn't matter who was in front of her), but she treated me well. And there was another exception to this behavior, it was one man of my age that was a good friend of that family. But they behaved in a strange way when they were together, they would exclude me from their conversations and he would give her many gifts like bracelets and cakes. At first I didn't pay too much attention to that. But their odd relationship made sense after a while. I also want to say that at some point I met Joel's mother and she was around almost all the time. She and I formed this beautiful friendship and we both loved each other. We would go out for dinner, or we would go to dance, I was usually kind of her secretary and I would help her with some stuff and vice versa, she would take everywhere and she would trust me her intimate and delicate secrets. She loved me and she knew about my relationship with her son. She would talk to me about everything in their life. She mentioned that Joel wanted to be with me, she also mentioned that he didn't want to have children again but when he met me I changed his mind. And I confirmed what she said because he actually asked me once about how I would take an unexpected pregnancy. I just said without even thinking that I would abort. But well, I gave that answer because what can you get from being the other woman instead of being in a formal relationship, right? After a while he insisted, he told me about his desire to have a baby with me, he started talking about living together with me. And his mother mentioned that she didn't like Joel's wife. In fact, she hated her. Thet had been together for more than 20 years but she never trusted her, not even once. And she wanted me as a part of their family. So, as I was telling earlier, this couple's marriage started to fall apart. He was suspicious of her and her behavior and his children stopped talking to him, in fact they started showing certain tendencies that a psychologist would detect as not normal and necessary to be treated by a professional in therapy. This gorgeous 12 year old girl really liked to be with me, and tried to avoid being around her mom at all costs. She even felt scared any time she showed up. Things started to be fucked up. I was just a witness of the fall of this family. And not only a witness, but I felt guilty as natural. After I saw how each other's attitude gradually started to change, Joel and I started to have some problems as well. We got to a point in which we stopped talking. We had our own problems, so we stopped. But his mom never stopped talking to me. She would tell me about their problems and how shitty the situation went in their family. Joel didn't want to continue living with this woman and she was just spending so much money on things he never saw in his house but were reflected in his credit card. As that was happening his children detected a monetary gap between benefits and the cash register. Joel and I stopped talking for a few weeks but then he approached me and asked me if I was able to find information from a cellphone he got from his wife (I'm a software engineer), and I said yes. I unlocked it, I saw that she deleted messages and many shits that I was able to get back after working on it. So I could find out that she was cheating on him with not only the man I mentioned earlier, but with other four or five men as well. I recuperated many recent messages, pictures and calls. So I sent the information to him. And that was it. That was the end of their relationship. But this shit gets even darker. She was torturing this little girl by raping her with this man who was supposedly a friend of the family. And not only him, but she would fuck with other men and take them to one of their houses along with HER DAUGHTER to rape her. And it was happening for YEARS. So she was traumatized but she never mentioned anything until the day that Joel discovered all the truth about this bitch. He forced her to leave his house, and nobody saw her again. She was also talking shit about her husband to his other sons and all of them were planning to escape thanks to all the shits that she told them about Joel. According to his children, she never mentioned anything about me. So at the end of this problem, he was looking for an excuse to leave her and vice versa. But this twisted bitch had a different intention and a REAL mental problem. She would also combine food recipes with some other shit when cooking for him. She apparently wanted to kill him? I don't know but according to Joel, he started feeling better as he stopped eating from what she was making at home, he would often feel sick and nauseous, and had some other symptoms after eating what she would make. That started happening that year. So this shit happened, and Joel just couldn't handle it, it was too much for the family to handle. It was too much for them to realize that the real source of the problems was his wife and not him. His thoughts were only focused on one thing: killing this woman. He really wanted to kill her. But since that day, nobody saw her again. He tried to contact as many people as possible, he desperately tried to find her. But she and her lover ran away together. So I was the only the person on Earth who could make him feel better and I was the one person who could calm him down for a bit during the day. I tried to help him as much as possible with all this situation. I told him that he should focus on his family instead, because all of them needed each other. Btw, that same day he found out about the truth, he closed the gym (he was getting tired of it and he just wanted to be free from that, and what had happened turned into the perfect excuse to do it). After one month, he kind of felt a little bit better, I mean, he was desperate to find her but I sort of managed to make him feel better. He also focused on his daughter because she really needed help. After some time he started talking to me about all the plans that he previously mentioned to me. That he wanted to be with me, that he wanted to have children, and that he loved me. At that time I started trusting him, and I realized that I wanted the same things. I really wanted to have a baby with him and I wouldn't mind if we spent the rest of our lives together. So we started making it formal between us. It was too early to talk about me to his children, so he didn't. And I didn't say a thing to my family either. It was just between us for now. The last day I saw him I discovered that he was in the house of a woman, I tracked his location and found out. So I called him many times until he got out of the house and told him to pick me up because I wanted to talk to him. I just got jealous and my trust disappeared. I asked him what he was doing there, he said that the woman he was visiting needed some help with a car that she wanted to sell. But the reality was that he used to fuck with her before we met. So what the fuck was he doing inside HER HOUSE when we started planning our life together? That really hit me hard. And I told him that if he really wanted to be with me that relationship with her and any other woman had to stop. So he said yes, he drove me home and he left. I never saw him again. Not even a call, not even a message, all the family left. They even changed their phone numbers, there was nothing, not a single trail. I couldn't even contact his mother. And on top of that, they don't like social media, none of them. He didn't even have a FB account. I was the only tech-savvy there. So what about our plans? What about all our future together? What about the formality? What about our future baby? There was nothing. He didn't say anything, he left and I just got depressed for one year. All that year was a mess, I just wanted to be at home, I didn't want to eat, I didn't want to work, I was just dead inside. And nobody noticed it because I am good at hiding those things. So I just had myself. I stopped seeing my friends. I just wanted to be alone. No addictions, nothing like that. I didn't even try to fight my depression. Probably one of the things that kept me alive was my family, my nephew and my niece that I adore, my loving mother and father and my siblings. They kept me alive. Nobody knew about what I had inside my head, but they really helped. And most importantly, there was this feeling inside of me of him coming back that helped get through this. There was still hope. I didn't do things wrong and the circumstances were awful. So I thought that all that shit made them move to another city o some shit like that. After that year of suffering and telling myself that he would come back, I just gave up on that stupid fantasy. And that moment I gave up on him, I started to do things for myself; I started going out, I started meeting new people, I traveled around the country, I went to concerts, I started working more, I earned lost of money and I started to feel better, I gave up on him but I really started to enjoy my life and I did many things that make feel proud of myself because I was truly successful at what I wanted to do. I also met other men and I gave them the opportunity to go on a date and to share a little bit of our lives. It was good, I'm not gonna lie, but I never felt anything, there was attraction, yes, but that was it, we would fuck (I had to fulfill my needs), but the next day I didn't feel anything except for sexual "satisfaction". Those men would contact me after because they wanted to see me again, but I said no and goodbye. Even with those good things happening to me I would just spent a good part of my time thinking about Joel. I gave up, but I was still thinking about him. I wanted to know if he was still alive, if he was ok, I wanted to know if his mom, his daughter and all his family were alright. The answer to many questions like why he left and why he didn't tell me he was leaving was never answered. I just wanted the best for him and I wouldn't have minded if he was dating someone else as long as I knew it. After almost a year, he found my FB account and sent me a message (I don't usually use FB but every month I check my messages, I don't even have the app installed), so after a trip to a concert (Muse was touring but they went to a different city in my country so my friends and I bought flight tickets last October and went) I checked my messages, and I just found out that he sent me a message, the thing is that he created an account and found me. We chatted for a bit and he told that he and his family were living in a different city (I wasn't really surprised). I was glad that all of them were doing well, specially the girl, they took her to therapy, and she started feeling much better. She's a badass girl. She's kicking it. He asked me if I was dating someone else, I said no and he told that he wanted to see me, to talk to me and share his life with me. I blindly said yes. So after two weeks he came to the city and I saw him, I saw his family (they attended a funeral), he introduced me to all his relatives as his girlfriend and his family I knew were happy to see me, and his mother was there, too. He told me about all those plans that we had together, he invited me to live with him and spend our lives together. And I said yes. That was all I really wanted. I'm young but that was all I wanted to do, and what a better person to spend my life with than him. So I talked to my mother, I told her the essential information (I mentioned the huge difference in age) but she was ok with that, my older siblings didn't agree with my decision but they didn't interfiere and my dad was ok. I asked him to give me some time to get ready (by that time I had gotten two jobs) and I wanted to leave things the right way. Months went by and I just started to sense his irresponsibility again. He didn't answer most of my calls, he disappeared for a month because he was working, I saw him twice and then he disappeared again. Then he would come back to say that our plans were still intact but he was busy. That's what happened until last March (this was days before the lockdown in my country), I wanted to see him so I invited him to a trip I was planning to take because I needed to pick some documents in a different city. He said that there was no problem with that and that he was glad that I invited him and that it was unexpected. I asked them to confirm because he was busy and I had to organize all my stuff before leaving, he said he would confirm in three hours. He had me waiting for more than six hours so I called him many times. He never picked up the phone. I texted him saying that I wanted to confirm if he was going with me or not so that we could buy the flight tickets together, I wasn't rude at all, but he took it the hard way and got pissed because all I wanted was to confirm and do things TOGETHER. He said that he wasn't going with me and didn't answer my messages afterwards. That wasn't my intention. I didn't mean to make him feel pissed. So we didn't talk for weeks. I tried to contact him many times but successfully failed. Then I contacted his mother, explained the whole situation to her and she said that she would talk to him. She did it, she talked to him, they went to the city to visit me and he told me that they were going to take a trip together due to some businesses but he would come after that to take me to his house in the other city where all his family lives. I said it was fine. They left and I waited for a month. We went to live together to his house but it only lasted one week. ONE WEEK. He promised me that we would do everything together, he promised me that we would work together. He promised many things. So when we arrived we had a blast the first day, they gave me a little tour of the house, I took my stuff to our bedroom, we got together, his family accepted me, we fucked that day. We had a wonderful time together. The next day he got drunk while I was working (yeap, home office, I kept my jobs just in case, it was the perfect time to work from where I was, and the perfect time to leave, thanks quarantine) and started to listen to music alone, he was enjoying his drinks. So I finished working and went to where he was, he was sitting and from what I saw he started getting emotional. He told me about how he felt and some other less important stuff about his life. But then, all of a sudden, he asked me about those almost two years without knowing anything about me. I was going to answer with all my honesty and tell him all I lived but then he stopped me to tell me that he asked a friend of his to watch me. He was told that I was dating someone else at that time (which is true, I dated like four men during that time). After he asked me, I was going to tell him what happened (I didn't really have to because it was my life and from the moment he left without telling me I was in all my right to do whatever I wanted, those two years would have been totally different if he had the responsibility to tell me that he was going to abandon me) he stopped me and told me that he didn't really want to know. Then he fell asleep. I was waiting for that exact opportunity to tell him how I felt, but unfortunately he stopped me and I lost my chance that day. Then he woke up, took a shower, we had dinner and went to bed. We talked, we fucked, and when we were doing so, he got a phone call from a WOMAN. He ignored it and we continued but he was kind of distracted by that call and he didn't cum. As a result of it I didn't cum either. I kind of ignored it as well and I didn't ask him about her. I just forgot. But the next day, his mother invited me some drinks and we got drunk. We talked about our lives, she had questions, I answered with honesty, then Joel came in and I told him to sit next to me so that I can answer to his question of what I did during that time skip. Everything you readers know is what I told him; how I felt, how I gave up, how I started doing things for myself, how I dated some other guys and how much I still missed him. He seemed to understand. And his mom was comprehensive and she even cried. I cried while telling them what happened. I actually thought that he was going to understand what I felt and love me even more. But that didn't happen. He didn't like what I said (he didn't like my FUCKING HONESTY for God's sake). So we went to sleep and problems started coming and coming. The first day we discussed about working on our own projects together, I told him about my vision and ideas, but he was thinking about another idea that he had. So the following days he would spend hours talking to people on the phone about said idea. He was arranging everything but he never included me. I tried to get close to him to support him in what he was doing but got mad and said that I was trying to dominate him and that I wasn't useful for what he was going to do. That hit me hard. We were going to make plans together but he just excluded me. That made me feel disappointed. I was just trying to lend a helping hand. That same day he started to act suspiciously. He was using one of his cellphones to text someone, and then he left the house to talk on the phone. After a while I followed him and saw that he was talking on the phone with someone, I didn't get too close and kept my distance. When he finishes talking I asked if he was talking to this woman from the other day and he got pissed. He really got pissed because I asked that. But he didn't even explain anything about her, he just got mad and started to talk nonsense. Then he calms down and we come back to the house. After that, we didn't talk too much. I got even more disappointed. I definitely didn't like that. It made me feel like he wasn't taking me seriously. The next day he woke up after me, he saw me cleaning but he asked "what are you doing?". I answer like "what you see is what doing". That just came out of my mouth (probably because I was still mad at what had happened the night before). And he took it like the worst response ever. He mentioned that if one of his children had told him that, he would have slapped him in the face. That intimidated me, I apologized but it was too late. He didn't talk to me afterwards. That same night I wanted to talk to him about the situation and we almost ended up fighting. As I sensed it, he almost wanted to kill me. He misinterpreted everything I had told him and he was pissed because I started crying. I told him that I would leave the next day and left the room. I basically ran to his mother's bedroom to tell her about what had happened and she said that if that was going to happen again, it wasn't convenient for me to stay. She also said I was being too kind to him and if it were her situation, she would have left already. The next day he drove me home, and he said that he wanted to take me to another place for a month, he also mentioned that there were many things that he didn't like about me and he would expect me to analyze it and then would come back to pick me up and leave where he wanted to go. I wonder what he didn't like about me. He didn't like the wonderful way I treated his children? He didn't like how organized I was? He didn't like that I helped everyone clean the house? He didn't like that I asked him to to tell me what he wanted from me? He didn't like my honesty when I got drunk? He didn't that I asked him directly about that woman that insisted on calling him? He didn't like that I wanted to support him with what he was doing? He didn't like my vulnerability of crying when I wanted to be honest about my feelings? He didn't like that I wanted to hug him when he was talking on the phone? I don't know what kind of shit he didn't like. I accept that my tone was rude when I answered him "what you see is what I'm doing". But that's it, I don't fucking know what else he didn't like... Since he left, he hasn't answered my messages (he just read them). And that's it. (He tends to avoid our problems and after a while he comes back). I would like to talk to him about how I'm feeling right now. I want him to explain to me me if we're still going to continue or not. I want to tell him that I want to give him another chance to do something better as long as he stops talking to that woman. I want to tell him how disappointed I felt with all this. I want to define if we still continue or not. If not it's ok, even if I get fucking depressive at least I will know that it's OVER and will definitely change a lot. I don't want to feel the same uncertainty that I felt when he left me two years ago. I can do whatever I want, and now I feel so capable of looking for him to talk about this. It's been more than a week since the last time I saw him. I don't know where he is, but I'm sure I can find him now. He cannot escape this time. I'm tired of waiting, I'm tired of letting him decide when I have the right to decide what I want FOR ME NOT FOR HIM. As I mentioned before, I will truly appreciate if you got to this point and take some other time to give me some advice.
2020.05.10 12:28 enfu3g0Normal People Episode 11 Deep Dive: Connell, Goat to Hero
So, here I am, still obsessed with Normal People the Series. In an attempt to empty my head this morning so I can hopefully be productive the rest of the day, I’m writing this breakdown of Episode 11. (Note: Joke's on me, this took way more time than I thought.) Why Episode 11? In my breakdown of Episode 5, I said that it was my favorite for its technical deftness, the connections the made to the rest of the story, and the overall flow of the episode. 11 isn’t like that. The technical prowess remains, but there’s not much flow because it’s essentially three scenes, two small ones and one massive one. The two small ones, taken together, are necessary bookends. The massive one is perhaps the most complex scene between Connell and Marianne in the whole series. Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones work with director Hettie Macdonald to create a 16-minute long tour de force that hits with the impact of a freight train. Oh, and 6 of those 16 minutes are dedicated to not-really-a-sex-scene that is perhaps the best embodiment of Lenny Abrahamson’s vision to have seamless flow between verbal and physical communication between the lead characters. I’ve watched a lot of visual medium in my life. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. The closest thing I can think of is a landmark episode of Mad Men, the legendary Season 4, Episode 7 “The Suitcase”. It’s similar in that the two leads, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Peggy Olson (the amazing Elisabeth Moss) carry the whole episode mostly stuck in one location, going over emotional baggage accumulated over the preceding seasons of the show. It’s not the same – Don and Peggy have no romantic ties whatsoever, and Mad Men is far more plot-driven – but Connell and Marianne are slinging so much baggage at this point they could give Samsonite a run for its money. The level of difficulty of this scene is so high that even with Paul and Daisy doing jaw-dropping work, there is still much that can be delved from reading the matching text from Sally Rooney’s novel. I’m waiting for the day that they make the series scripts available. Release day purchase for me. Anyway, let’s go. Episode 10, aka the Therapy episode, ends with Marianne getting Connell through the death of Rob by keeping him company over Skype as she finishes her year-long Erasmus exchange in Sweden. Episode 11 opens with a vignette of Connell working in the school library, then sending a story to Sadie for publishing. The first real scene finds Marianne back home in their front yard, with a pensive look on her face. She’s accosted by Alan. “You’re pathetic.” The visual shifts to the beach, where Marianne is now talking to Connell, but it’s essentially the same scene. She relates the things Alan says to her. We reestablish that they’re spending time together again in Carricklea, and cut into a brief scene of them on a dance floor. (Aside: Daisy looks smashing in this scene. That dress is aces.) Cut to approach shots establishing were we are: the Waldron residence, Connell’s room. The last time Connell and Marianne were here together was way back in Episode 2, when life was simpler and their baggage was the size of Connell’s backpack. Connell is watching a GAA Gaelic football match. Marianne is on his bed. It’s scorching so she’s dressed in a tank top and shorts, no makeup, her hair in a low pony. She looks like her old self, but her expression looks blank. She’s dwelling on what happened with Connell on the dance floor. In a flashback, he whispers something in her ear and suddenly leaves. Their interaction seems awkward. Connell’s attention is half on Marianne, half on the game. Marianne asks Connell if he kissed a girl last night after he left her, which he denies. He tells her to crack open a window because she’s feeling warm - he doesn't help her. Their expressions look bored. Connell asks Marianne if she got to talk to Eric, who bullied her when they were at school. Marianne says she did, and that he asked for forgiveness, which she gave, saying she doesn’t hold grudges. Connell suddenly gets up and goes out to buy them popsicles. Ok let’s pause here. What the fuck is going on? They’re not making eye contact, they’re talking about seemingly random shit, and the trademark warmth and cozy, vicious repartee is missing. Rewind. Connell and Marianne haven’t been together since Episode 6, the “Connell could only manage public physical affection OR asking Marianne if he could crash at her place for a couple of months” episode. He put his arm around her at Sophie’s pool party, then decamped for Carricklea after somehow telling Marianne that they should see other people. It’s his greatest fuck-up, worse than Debs. Since then, the following things happened to Connell. He got sexually assaulted by Paula Neary; fell in love with Helen; was told by Marianne that she enjoyed being flogged by Jaime; earned his scholarship; got mugged; hiked through Europe; saw how Jamie abused Marianne; was told by Marianne that she felt she was damaged and that her family hated her; lost Rob; suffered severe anxiety and depression; heard rumors about Marianne’s deviant sexual exploits in Sweden; and was dumped by Helen. He’s now on medication (antidepressants?), works in the Trinity library and drives home every weekend to see Marianne, who just returned from Sweden. She just told him that her brother is still abusing her. What’s Marianne been up to since Connell left her in Dublin? She got a sadist as a boyfriend and was physically abused during sex for months; lied about enjoying it to Connell the first chance she got; got emotionally abused by her family when she went home; earned her scholarship; found out Connell had Helen; found out that the reason she lost Connell was he couldn’t ask her if he could crash at her place; got provoked by Jamie into physically launching herself at him; denied herself sex with Connell in Italy; broke up with Jamie, who proceeded to destroy her reputation; was abandoned by all of her Trinity friends not named Joanna; went to Sweden for a year; had a bondage/domination “arrangement” with Lukas; had naked pictures taken of herself; broke off that arrangement with Lukas; passed on going home for Christmas; lost Rob; met Helen; and found out Connell was experiencing severe depression. She comes home from Sweden, and is immediately emotionally abused yet again by her family. So, back to Connell’s room. They have ice cream, which has worked well in the past. Marianne meeting Connell in Episode 1 with a tub, then the shared cones in Italy. They know that they’ve changed. They’re working through everything that’s happened to them, and it’s a lot. When Marianne says that people are nice to her now, even if she doesn’t see them, Connell says maybe she should so she’s not lonely. No shit Connell, it’s not like you haven’t known this woman for three years. Marianne asks about Helen, and Connell says that he was still lonely sometimes with her, throwing Helen under the bus. Marianne breaks eye contact by lying down. They’re miscommunicating again, when they talk about the dance floor incident. Marianne asks if she annoyed Connell, and he insists that he wasn’t. Marianne puts her popsicle down unfinished, which is an immediate red flag. Marianne loves ice cream. Connell says: “I think our friendship would be a lot easier if certain things were different.” “If what was different?” “I don’t know.” Connell continues “things would be a lot less confusing if there weren’t like this other element of the relationship.” Callback to Episode 5, where Marianne says ““I think it would be a bit difficult for us to stay friends if one of us kept trying to sleep with the other one.” For two people who really like having sex with each other, they keep trying to run away from it in their heads. They both agree that they were never lonely when they were together. Marianne says she wanted Connell to kiss her last night, which to me translates to “I wanted you to bang me last night”. Connell goes back on the defensive, noting that whenever they’ve had an extended run of sex, things fall apart. And since they’re not looking each other in the eye, Connell isn’t seeing that Marianne is getting upset. Or maybe he sees it but is determined to reframe their relationship into a platonic friendship. The novel doesn’t give any more clarity at this point either, only that Marianne is getting more stressed out by the conversation. She closes her eyes, and Connell says “you’re my best friend, I don’t want to lose that for any reason.” Marianne has no better response than “yeah. I know what you mean.” When Connell thanks her for seeing him through his depressive episode, it’s the last straw for Marianne. “You don’t owe me anything.” And she gets up to leave. He says “I’m getting anxious now, I hope you don’t feel like I’m rejecting you.” Marianne covers her face with her hands. She’s had enough. “Don’t be anxious, everything’s fine.” She gets up to head home. Really just a poor performance all around for our boy Connell. I’ll take this opportunity to say that this is Exhibit A for maybe they’re better off as best friends. The question is if they can keep it in their pants when they’re in the same room, even when they’re seeing other people. Evidence points to that being a massive struggle for both of them. So. Marianne looks like she’s okay, saying that she’ll walk home so Connell can finish his game. Of course our boy Connell, just like our girl Marianne in Episode 5, immediately reverses course. As she’s saying goodbye, he reaches out for her hand. Connell stresses the woman out, then changes his mind? Marianne isn’t going to not give him her hand, so she does. Connell kisses the back of her hand. Marianne says “that’s nice” but looks like she’s instantly on the verge of orgasm. Connell, in this moment, is an asshole. He knows she hasn’t had decent sex since, well, HIM, two years ago. He knows she suffered through Jamie and Lukas. Maybe he was doing a noble thing in his head, trying to protect their friendship by eliminating the physical element. All he did was torture Marianne. He forgot (or ignored) the one core truth between the two of them. They’re both terrible at verbally communicating how they feel. They communicate best when they’re fucking. Rooney writes a bunch of words at this point in the novel that simply convey that Marianne is very, very, very horny. But since this is now Marianne with all her baggage, that’s not necessarily a straightforward thing. “I feel like it’s pretty obvious I don’t want you to leave.” “I don’t find it obvious what you want.” Marianne’s brain is now off. This is their first real kiss since Italy. Marianne says “I want this so much.”“It’s really nice to hear you say that.” Connell then steps away to turn the TV off. What? Marianne looks equal parts anxious, confused and thirsty as she sits on the bed. Connell sits beside Marianne on the bed and resumes kissing her. Connell says “I’ve missed you.” She says “it’s not like this with other people”. The first time she said this was at the end of Episode 5, after the first sex they have in Trinity. Here, she says it again BEFORE they have sex, after all of the time and events listed above. Therefore she can’t be referring to the sex – they haven’t done it yet. What is she thinking? Connell says “I know, but I like you more than other people“. He completely whiffs on Marianne’s meaning. They start stripping, separately, not looking at each other. Marianne is lying on the bed, Connell is sitting to the side. This in itself is strange. In every on-screen sexual encounter they’ve had, when they’ve started clothed, they’ve undressed each other while kissing passionately. Marianne has a strangely vacant look on her face as she takes her clothes off. When she’s finally naked, she flips onto her stomach, into the female spoon position. Again, what’s going on? Let’s remind ourselves again that they’re in Connell’s room, where they had sex for the first time in Episode 2. Unlike then, Connell doesn’t have a condom. Marianne says she’s on the pill (which Connell was unaware of). So they’re going bareback for the first time. [Flag] Which means Marianne has been going bareback with other partners. Money is on Jamie starting her on the pill when they were together. He seems like that kind of guy. They'll both need an STD screen when they're done. Connell asks “do you want it like this?” On-screen, they have never used either of the two common rear entry positions. Marianne is in the spoon position. Who have we seen with Marianne in a similar position? Jamie was shown taking her from behind. Marianne answers “however you want.”[Flag] Come on Connell, wake up. He looks unsure. Marianne looks back at him in anticipation, her expression still vacant. He says nervously “I haven’t done this in a while”, drawing attention to the Helen-shaped ghost in his head. “That’s okay.” Connell enters Marianne. It’s not clear if he can see her, but this isn’t her usual “sex with Connell” face. There’s an element of pain in it, and I’m not sure it’s physical. [Flag] Like they tend to do during sex, Connell chats it up. “Can we do this next weekend?” Marianne has her eyes closed. “Whenever you want.” “Whenever I want? Really?” “You can do whatever you want with me.” “That’s nice.”[Flag] [Flag] [Flag] Marianne has said this to Connell at least three times. At the ghost estate in Episode 2, after talking to Peggy about polyamory in Episode 6, and during the coffee date in Episode 7. Every time it made Connell feel uncomfortable. In Episode 6 he had a thought that he could hit Marianne and it disturbed him so much it made him physically recoil. Now he says “that’s nice“? Marianne: “Do you like hearing me say that?” “Yeah, a lot.” “Will you tell me I belong to you?” “What do you mean?” “Will you hit me?” Connell freezes. Marianne opens her eyes, staring out blankly. It’s like the lights are on but no one’s there. She feels empty. We’ve seen this expression before – Episode 9, when Lukas is denying her an after-sex shower and verbally abusing her as part of their “game”. In the novel she describes the same feeling when she's being flogged by Jamie. Connell withdraws. “I don’t think I want that, is that okay? Do you want to stop?” Marianne nods. Connell keeps talking, forgetting that he’s the master of foot-in-mouth. “Are you okay? I’m sorry, I didn’t want to do that. I think it’d be weird… I don’t think that’d be a good idea.” Marianne: “You think I’m weird.” Dude. Just shut up and pick her up and hold her. This isn’t the time for a shrink session. Nope, he keeps going. “I didn’t say that. I don’t know, I just don’t want it to be weird between us.” Marianne buries her face in the mattress. Good job Connell. Marianne gets up, dresses at light speed, and walks home. This is already way too long, but I need to mention that in the novel, two things are going on. Marianne is surrendering her body to Connell. This is what she’s referring to when she said “it’s not like this with other people”. She gave her body over to Jamie and Lukas, and it wasn’t good. Novel text: “Her body is just an item of property, and though it has been handed around and misused in various ways, it has somehow always belonged to him, and she feels like returning it to him now.” Connell, on the other hand, has known for a while now that what Marianne says is true. He has power over her. She’s a masochist. He’s unwilling to hit her. He ends up hurting her here in a different way. But he is certain he does not want to lose her. The final scene is straightforward. Marianne goes home, and is accosted by Alan, who demands that she stop seeing Connell for no good reason. Marianne tries to get past him. He chucks the beer bottle he’s carrying at her and misses. She runs up the stairs and into her room. Before she can lock the door, Alan slams it in her face, breaking her nose. She calls Connell and tells him she’s injured. Her drives to get her. At her house, she answers the door and he sees the blood. He sends her to the car, and then moves into the house to confront Alan. “If you ever touch Marianne again, I’ll kill you, he says. Okay? That’s all. Say one bad thing to her ever again and I’ll come back here myself and kill you, that’s it.” He returns to the car and tells Marianne “Everything’s going to be alright. Trust me. I love you, I’m not going to let anything like that happen to you again.” So what was the point of all that? The episode brings Connell and Marianne back together where it all started, works them through their accumulated baggage and puts them in position for the ending in Episode 12. Marianne puts herself in Connell’s hands, and he fumbles it. She is forced to do it again under duress, and he doesn’t muff the second opportunity. He’s taken Marianne out of her abusive home, so he’s accepted the responsibility to take care of her. That includes her sexual deviance. Daisy Edgar-Jones put in work in this episode. It’s no small task to physically represent Marianne’s desire for, and surrender to Connell on screen, referencing her past damage at the hands of Jamie, Lukas and her family. We can wonder how many takes it took them to get the final result. xxx Episode music: “Breathe” by CamelPhat and Cristoph (dance scene), “Strange Weather” by Anna Calvi (end credits) Directed by Hettie Macdonald, Written by Sally Rooney and Mark O’Rowe, Director of Photography Suzy Lavelle and Kate McCullough, Editing by Stephen O’Connell, Score by Stephen Rennicks, Production Design by Lucy van Lonkhuyzen, Costumes by Lorna Marie Mugan xxx If you made it this far, I’m sorry for the walls of text. I’m writing all of this to try and get Normal People out of my head. It’s still not working. xoxox
2020.02.18 01:36 TheCastJackerMy Story for the MCU Fantastic Four
https://preview.redd.it/4jc4qkolskh41.jpg?width=866&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3b66fd81221d1c4571a15a83ecf922c94f63491e My Poster for MCU Fantastic 4 Here is How the Fantastic Four Shuld be introduced in the MCU THe First Debut apearence of the Fantastic Four in the MCU T’Challa/ Black Panther under the advise of Shuri (Who as watching the Fantastic Four), recruits the Fantastic Four to fight Namor in Wakanda. Black Panher then rewards them with Wakandan Technology, Vibranium and a flying car which Reed Richards would call the Fantasticar. Who should be the main Villain of the First MCU Fantastic Four Movie? I Personally would like to see Bentley Wittman/ the Wizard and Frightful Four as the main villain of the first Fantastic Four Movie, Part of the reason is that I personally want to reboot the Inhumans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and to cast Kara Tointon as Medusa who made her first comic book appearence as a member of the Frightful Four. Rise of The Fantastic Four Mini Series on Disney Plus Set before their first MCU Appearance in Black Panther 2, The First episode focus’s on the origins of the MCU Fantastic Four and in each episode you get to learn about Each member of the Fantastic Four Episode 1 In London, Aspergers Scientist,Reed Richards (Matt Smith) and Ben Grimm (Robert Kazinsky), is giving a speech to their boss Bentley Wittman (Jemaine Clement) of Wizard Enterprises. about mysterious rays coming from the Blue Area of the Moon, proving the theory, populariised by celebrity scientist and Reed Richards former lecturer at University Nicholas Sweeney (Matt Berry) that there is life in the Blue Area of the Moon. Sitting next to Bentley Wittman is girlfriend and famous Model, Susan Storm (Lily James) When Reed Richards was working on his own in his office watching various documentaries by Nicholas Sweeney, Susan Storm goes to meet Reed and takes interest in what he is watching. She tells Reed Richards that she is a fan of his Cult Web series on Youtube, that he works on with Ben Grimm. Reed Richards and Ben Grimm started this web series ever since the Battle of New York in 2012. In Fantastic 2 web series, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm discuss about Science and History of Alien Contacts. When Reed Richards gets funding from Bentley Wittman for his voyage, Sue Storm decides to join him along with her Older Brother, Johnny Storm (Joe Thomas), Reeds Best friend Ben Grimm along with other employees from Wizard enterprises. Due to Reed Richard's Arrogance, he goes to close to the cosmic rays which kills most of the crew to, leaving only Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm Surviving, they Later crash back to earth where they discovered that the Cosmic Rays gave them super human powers and abilities. Reed gained the ability to stretch his body and limbs, Johnny was able to fly and become engulfed in flames he could control, and Sue was able to bend light around her body and become invisible. Ben gained incredible strength and durability, but his body was tragically transformed. He now had a muscular orange, rock-like hide All four decided to use their powers to better humanity, and founded the Fantastic Four. Episode 2 After the Fantastic four move back to East London, Wizard Industries is Bankrupt and Bentley Wittman has vanished. They rent a flat in the Baxter Building in Whitechapel from a Landlady called Lavinia Forbes (Tracy Ann Oberman) This Episode focus’s on Ben Grimm dealing with his monstorous transformation. He struggles with things like getting into cars due to his size. When he decides to move back to His Girlfriend in Stamford Hill splits up due to his appearence with him. He meets with his Mother Petunia Grimm (Maureen Lipmann) wo also lives in Stamford Hill, the his Rabbi, Rabbi Saul (David Schneider). Before Ben Grimms transformation, he impersonated Thor for Barmitzvah parties, but he was replaced with a Norweigan man Called Thor Erikson (Marius Jensens, Kara Tointons fiancé), who has an uncanny resemblance to the real Thor. Thor tries to befriend Ben Grimm. But Grimm leaves and goes back to the flat in Bethnal Green where he meets a blind girl called Alicia Masters (Hannah Spearitt) who fall in love with the Thing due to his gentle personality. Her father is Philip Masters (Geoffrey McGivern) who has recently gained the power to take control of bodies when he sculpts people out of Clay. He gained the power when he encouunterd a meteorite which came from the Blue Area of the Moon. The meteorite contained some clay with mysterious Crystals (Later revealed to be Terrigen). He takes the secret identity of the Puppet Master and secretly uses his powers to take control of Criminals to do his bidding. Seeing the Fantastic Four as a threat, he takes control of the the Thing, forces Alica Masters to impersonate Sue Storm using one of Sue Storms Blonde Wigs that he stole using a resident in the flat, eventually, Alicia Masters turns against him, get help from the Fantastic Four and they apprehend Philip Masters Episode 3 The next episode focus’s on Johnny Storm, He was the only member of the Fantastic Four who survived Thanos’s Snap (He often wears a shirt saying "I Survived The Blip). This episode features flaskbacks of what Johnny Storm Did During the 5 year blip, in which he moved to London to stayed with his former friend at School, Jack Hammer now a Black Market Deaker, who would become Deadpools sidekick, Weasel (Simon Bird). During that time, he befriended a fellow British based Nigerian Black Market Dealer and Taxi Driver Kwaku Adjobah (Trevor Laird). In the present day, he meets Kwaku Adjobah, who would become the Fantastic Fours taxi driver, and his other friend Wyatt Wingfoot (Hammed Animashaun). They also have to face Peter Petruski/ Trapster (Marek Larwood). Even though they successfully stop his schemes and arrest Trapster, Trapster is saved from the police van by a mysterious man in an Iron Man Suit, who is revealed to be Bentley Wittman. Shuri makes a quick cameo in this episode. Episode 4 This episode is centered on Susan Storm/ Invisible Woman, Unlike the previous 2 episodes, this episode does not have any villains. When Susan Storm goes in her room in the flat, She removes her Blonde Wig revealing her Natural Brunette hair. We also see flash backs of her Childhood. From a very Young age she was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, not unlike Reed Richards. Unlike Reed Richards, she hides her Aspergers Syndrome. From a young age, he had an interest Science History and Ancient Civilisations. At the Age of 20, She would later adopt a career of Modeling, Acting and Singing, Donning a Blonde Wig, which she would wear at all times. She would later date the British Business Tycoon and CEO of Wizard enterprises, Bentley Wittman who would expliot her. In the present day, she would meet befriend a British Bangladeshi Muslim neighbour Hasina Chowdhury (Nadiya Hussain). Episode 5 This episode focus’s on Reed Richards/ Mr Fantastic, like the Susan Storm Episode, there are no villains. In this episode we get to know about Reed Richards and Ben Grimms past. The episode features a lot of flashbacks of Reed Richards and Ben Grimms Childhood with Reeds Father Nathaniel (Matthew Holness) and their time in University where they were lectured by Nicholas Sweeney (Matt Berry) in 2003, who is now a famous documentary presenter. From a Young age, Reed Richards was diagnosed with Aspergers. Despite being intelligent has difficulty with social skills. Reed Richards also idolises Nicholas Sweeney. Back in 2003 In his lectures, Reed Richards would occasionally interrupt him by telling facts. At one occasion, even though Reed Richards is Nicholas’s favourite student, warns him about arrogance and even though he is smart, he is not the smartest man in the Universe. During the conversation Nicholas Sweeney would inject himself with a mysterious substance which he claims is insulin. Reed Richards and Ben Grimm would later be employed by Wizard Enterprises, Later on in 2012 after the Battle of New York Reed Richards and Ben Grimm would make a Youtube Series called the Fantastic 2 in which Reed and Ben discuss about Science and History of Alien Contacts. Episode 6 The final episode would feature the Fantastic Four’s unsuccessful fight with Mole Man/ Harvey Elder (Robert Llewelyn) Fantastic Four Movie Takes Place after the Events of Black Panther 2. The movie starts of with a flash back in 2003 when Reed Richards and Ben Grimm were lectured by Nicholas Sweeney about life outside Earth, Then we go to a shortened version of Episode 1 of Rise of the Fantastic Four (See Above) after that we see the Marvel Studios Fanfare. In the present Day a Bentley Wittman, who has now taken the identity of the Wizard, using an Iron Man Suit that was given to him as a gift by Tony Stark and a mind Control Helmet, with the help of the Mysterious Medusa (Kara Tointon) who has prehensile thick Red Hair, Bram Velsing/ Dreadknight (Alfie Allen) who was a scientist who for treason had his face burned and locked with an Iron Mask exiled from the Eastern European Country of Latveria,, and Peter Petruski/ Trapster, together as the Frightful Four attack a military facility which contain huge amounts of Vibranium and Chitauri Technology. Graham Lineham and Taika Waititi cameos as security guards. Meanwhile using the new Wakandan Technology, the Fantastic Four infiltrate Mole Mans Layer and finally apprehend him. They are congratulated by The Mayor of London Edwin Gladstone (David Mitchell). They are later interviewed on tv about their heroics and a tv deal about producing their own TV documentary series. As they leave the Studios and are about to enter Kwaku Adjobahs Minibus, they bump into Ben Grimms Cousin, former Popstar and reality star Allison Blaire/ Dazzler (Rachel Stevens). In the early Noughties Dazzler dated Tony Stark, before he became Iron Man. Affter they get into the Taxi Sue Storm uses her powers to tease Reed Richards to go invisible to cuddle him, Kwaku also teases him and makes a rude Joke. Meanwhile at an isolated Warehouse near the Dartford Crossing. Wizard along with Dreadknight Medusa, Trapster, and the Tinkerer plot to take down the Fantastic Four. We discover that after Bentley Wittman went bankrupt due to the disastrous Voyage, he Met with Dreadknight after he was exiled from Latveria and teamed up along with Medusa, who he discovered in a escape pod crash and Trapster who Wizard freed after Human Torch apprehended him. (Taika Waititi and Graham Lileham Cameo as Security Guards in this scene) Meanwhile Back in the flat in East London Reed Richards is watching Finding Wakanda which is presented by his old lecturer Nicholas Sweeney. Sue Storm then sneak into Reed Richards Room and appears wearing a costume similar to that of the 90s comics Sue storm, to tempt Reed Richards. Sue Storm noticed how Reed Richards is arrogant and and tries to explain to him that it was his arrogance that lead the voyage to a disaster and the importance of Family and team work. We then bump into The Thing meeting his blind girlfriend Alicia Masters (Hannah Spearitt). Later on they were invited to a party in the Shard in London, During the party there is a sequence where Sue Storm forces Reed Richards to Dance The party is then crashed by the Wizard and the Frightful Four. Reed Richards due to his arrogance breaks the Fantasticar supposedly killing Sue Storm in the process due to her cockpit falling down. Because of this Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm leave Reed Richards due to his arrogance. Dazzler then approaches Ben Grimm as he looks at the Cable Street Mural, in which we learn that their Grandfather took part in the battle of Cable Street against Oswald Mosleys Fascists. Dazzler then takes Ben Grimm to a Nearby café own by a Turban wearing Jamaican Woman called Ororo Munroe (Freema Agyeman), Ben Grimm is then invited to Dazzlers house in Hampstead where she reveals to him that she has powers as well and that she is a Mutant. After this Alicia Masters is kidnapped by the Wizard and Dreadknight then lead the thing into a trap. Meanwhile Reed Richards throws away a signed book by Nicholas Sweeney in the street, as he leaves, a mysterious man then pick it up, As Reed Richards is sitting in a bench in the street looking at a poster of Susan Storm, He i sent a video from an anonymous person in hi phone with Reeds Father Nathaniel Richards, he is then approached by the Mysterious man who drops the book at his lap. As he looks behind him we discover that the man is in fact Nicholas Sweeney, It is revealed that It was Sweeney sent the video he take Reed Richards to a nearby pub where he talks about Reed Richards arrogance. He also reveals that like The Fantastic Four is a Mutant (Like Dazzler) and his real name is Henry MCCoy how during the 1990’s he was once part of a team and helped saved the world. He also reveals that the sirum that he injects himself with hides his true form. Henry McCoy then leaves and Reed Richards goes back to his flat. As Reed Richards opens Henry McCoys books, he sses a photograph of Medusa with an arrow pointing to hr neck which what appears to be a chip. Meanwhile Johnny Storm goes back to the flat where he is attacked By Medusa and Trapster. Johnny Storm then calls Reed Richards to help him, Reed Richards then come fight Medusa. Meanwhile In a Taxi (Paul Putner plays the Taxi Driver) Henry McCoy accidently drops his serum as he is about to inject himself. He then leaves the taxi and jumps into a canal. Meanwhile back in The Baxter as Medusa trap Johnny Storm in a bubble filed with water made by Trapster and glue Reed Richards to a Wall, as they are about to apprehend Human Torch A Hulk like Blue Beast attacks Medusa and Trapster, The Beast rescues Johnny Storm from his bubble and Unglues Reed Richards from the Wall. We learn that the Blue Beast is Henry McCoys true form Reed Richards and Henry McCoy removes the unconscious Medusas microchip from her Neck. As Johnny Storm foolishly tries to kiss her, Medusa wakes up and attacks Johnny with hr prehensile hair. As Reed Richards and Henry McCoy try to fight Medusa, She lets go of Johnny Storm and orders them to stop. She reveals that she is a Queen of an enhanced race called the Inhumans who are based in the Blue Area of the Moon. She then tells the history of the Inhumans and reveal that the cosmic ray that gave the Fantastic 4 their powers is in fact Terrigan and they have Inhuman genes. Allison Blaire along with Kwaku Adjobah and Wyatt Wingfoot pop up to help them. Reed Richards then pick up Trapster’s radio Transmitter and the Wizard calls and tells him that he has Ben Grimm and Susan Storm, who has survived. She was kidnapped by the Wizard before her cockpit of the fanatsticar blew up. Wizard tells them to meet him in his hideout with his Vibraniun. Kwaku Adjobah and Wyatt Wingfoot takes Mr Fantastic, Beast, Human Torch and Medusa to Wizards Hideout near Dartford Crossing, while Allison Blaire takes Trapster to the Police. When they arrive, They face the Wizard and Dreadknight along with with the brainwashed Ben Grimm and Sue Storm/Malice. They are overpowered and as Wizard, Malice and The Brainwashed Ben Grimm were about to kill Reed Richards, Allison Blaire as Dazzler then appears using the Warehouse Sonus,with the help of Kwaku Adjobah, she then sings “More More More” and uses her powers to defeat the Wizard and free Sue Storm and Ben Grimm, Dreadknight reveals that he has secretly created a weapon to use to take over Britain and eventually take revenge on the Ruler of Latveria which e blames his creation on the Fantastic Four, Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, Henry McCoy and Medusa stop him, destroying the weapon which critically injures Dreadknight. As Dreadknight is about to die, he warns Reed Richards that “The Ruler of Latveria” is planning revenge on him and when he is ready, there will be Doom”. Ben Grimm rescues Alicia Masters from her cage, Reed Richards reunites with Sue Storm who cuddles him. When Dazzler gives Sue Storm her Wig, Sue order reed to put the wig on her. As Medusa approaches Bentley Wittman, he asks her for another date, Medusa than smashes Wittman to the floor with her hair in a similar manor to when Hulk Smashed Loki in Avengers. She then says “I am Queen and a married woman”. Henry McCoy, then calls a mysterious person to erase the memory of Trapster and Wizard about his identity The next day Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm, Johnny Storm, Allison Blaire, Henry McCoy (Back in his Human form in his Nicholas Sweeney Persona), Medusa, Wyatt Wingfoot, and Kwaku Adjobah all have dinner in A Bangladeshi Restaurant in Brick Lane that is owned by Hasina Chowdhury's Husband. Later on Medusa then leaves the Restaurant where she met Thor Erikson in the Back Street with a Giant teleporting Dog called Lockjaw. It is also revealed that Thor Erikson is infact Gorgon. They then both disappear with Lockjaw. A Few days Later The Fantastic Fours first show airs Guest staring Henry McCoy, Still posing as Nicholas Sweeney and it is a success, Henry McCoy then gets a Taxi to go to a plane to New York, where he will cross paths Spiderman. Later on at the roof on the Baxter Building, as Reed Richard look at the view, Susan Storm approaches him and speak to him how much she loves him and like Reed Richards also has Aspergers Syndrome. Reed later recieves a Holographic Message from T’Challa that for his deeds of defeating the Wizard, he sent a new Fantasticar, Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Ben Grimm And Johnny Storm all decide to go on a vacation together. We then go to the End Credits sequence with the Lead single of Family by S Club 7 in the Background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Fg4fkMJ6A The First Mid Credits Scence features Medusa reuniting with the rest of the inhuman royal Family in their hideout which include her husband Black Bolt (Jon Hamm) her sister Crystal (Hannah Tointon),Karnak (Kayvan Novak) and Triton (Shazad Latif) In final end credit Scene Dazzler returns to her home in Hampstead where she meets Charles Xavier (Simon Callow) (A similar manor to how Tony Star meets Nick Fury at the end Credit Scene of Iron Mans first outing) who was told by Henry McCoy about her heroics and reveals that he is reopening the Xavier school of Mutants and reforming the X-Men.
2020.02.15 03:27 Bitcoin1776My Review of Lucy In the Sky (by Noah Hawley) - Great Movie!
OK, I'll admit I didn't see this in the theaters, and wish I had, simply to support Noah and the other wonderful actors in it. First, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm (narrator, Season 2), and Dan Stevens (David) are excellent. Natalie, of course, is the standout. Her 'acting' was excellent and committed, lots of expression - really moved me, throughout. No 'dead scenes' if you know what I mean - intentional emotion conveyed in every-single element of dialog. Jon & Dan (and others), good too, but Natalie is like 80% of screen time. Dan really did a great job of portraying the hurt husband, however - great supporting character / role, and did well. This review will contain 'spoilers' but like much of Noah's work, you can't really spoil it per se. The overall conflict is of a female astronaut who returns from space to find herself disjointed from the routines of boring, everyday life - like a human who transforms into an ant and thinks 'that's all there is'. The alternative theme is of accomplishment, work, and striving for excellence, which is to say is excellence worth the cost of forgoing a rump in the hay, or the smell of the rose. At what point does one say 'work' is worth the sacrifice, or is more 'worthy' than the simple amusements of living. Cinematically, excellent. Great cuts, transitions, colors, so on. Top notch, unquestionable 'Nolan'esque, but nothing less than I expect from Hawley, which is tops. Great music too (though less prominent than in some of his other works) - and writing, and so on. Pacing is great too, etc, etc. As movie, it's unquestionable one of 'great promise' for all involved. But it's important to recognize the poetry. Noah is more of a poet, dealing with complex, life defining questions, who skirts around them beautiful, as any good poet should, though his work is upon the screen. While I find difficulty watching a movie these days, I had no desire to stop or interrupt his showing - and paused it and couldn't wait to get back - like as if a song was undone - I had to see the end, the crescendo. So for those of you who like art, it is recommended. In terms of 'flaws', however, there are a few, from a marketing - business, perspective. Clearly it didn't have the marketing team, as everyone in media slammed it upon day 1, and it's high quality shit, so the 'negative press' took hold too strongly. Unfortunately that's a part of business, and there it is - but the negative press was a lie or baseless smears, IMO - simply 'marketing' (or anti-marketing) not honest opinion. The movie is an art piece. One might question using big name actors for a movie not meant to be mainstream, purely from a budget perspective. In terms of pacing, it might of reminded me of a David Lynch film, so slower. Not a casual date or fun piece, in any regard - the theme is about triumph, reflection, separation - purpose, anti-purpose... not casual - thus 'big names' perhaps less needed, if cost is a concern. Regarding the story itself, I wish it had more jokes, perhaps scattered throughout. Most of Hawley stuff has quality jokes, and in Lucy in the Sky, it's quite serious. I think it would have done well to have a joke 'every 10 minutes' or something vs... very rarely. Add more, 'action' or big movie experience that one might expect, is fairly muted in the first half or first hour. Like Ed Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, there is a bit of an 'experience' that is missing (Norton did this much worse, by keeping his set almost to a play or 4 rooms type of act - feeling much less like a movie, and more like a recording of players). Again, Hawley did great in the cinematography, so smooth and colorful... but very little 'over immersion' that one can get in a theater, like Avator. I (personally) would of like more of that, though he did have some and a trippy sequence, etc. Lastly, I'll say, though Natalie killed it - seeing her as the 'bat shit crazy older woman, mother' type was hard for me. She is soooooo beautiful, and looks sooooo young - perhaps aging her another 20 years and taking away her beauty might of helped... but the whole time I can't help be recognize I'm seeing a flawless human being, who is wonderful in life and so gorgeous. I don't know the real story it's based upon, but man... Natalie could be playing a 27 yr old, but I assume is meant to be playing a 45 yr old - so perhaps allowed to keep her beauty a bit too much, though she is a treat and I'm unsure if it would have worked with her actually looking old and worn, as the emotional state of the character is indicated. In the overall discussion (lol forgot Nick Offerman is in it too haha), I think it's quite well done and great for someone might consider themselves an 'over achiever' - again, not a big target market, haha. And I loved having the woman as the central, uncompromising, protagonist - a comparable tour de force as Joker, though set in a bit more reality. So that I loved, simply as 'what a work'. And the discussion surrounding taking time to smell the roses, per se... or not rushing through task after task, I couldn't agree with more. Such a poignant, yet simple, simple message - and beautifully illustrated in the breakdown. That thrill of going to space, really took my breathe away. So captivating. Lucy In the Sky: And she's gone.
Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay (Melissa McCarthy was also nominated for Supporting Actress), Bridesmaids was 2011’s top movie in domestic box office – if you discount titles that were either sequels or adaptations of wildly popular pre-existing material (it was #14 overall). As so many of the best original concepts do, it built on a type of movie that has been very successful before (the R-rated “group of guys” comedy, a la The Hangover), with a fresh conceptual twist that is perfect for a movie poster. In this case, the new wrinkle is that all the craziness is experienced by a group of women – bridesmaids, no less. If great movie premises tend to have a unique irony or “itch to be scratched,” as Blake observed, this certainly qualifies. Genre: The word “craziness” is a hint to the genre I think Bridesmaids fits into. It’s the story of a woman who goes a little bit crazy in response to a relatable “life problem” – which is that she thinks she’s losing her lifelong best friend. She reacts to this in a “wrong way” (trying to compete with the friend’s new female friend) – a process that is very entertaining to watch, though unsuccessful. Finally, she comes to her senses with an “acceptance” of life as it is (no longer needing to compete, she’s ready and willing to move on with her life). So it plays like a classic “Rite of Passage,” with a “Mid-Life Passage” subgenre: she’s a thirty-something “loser” with nothing to show for herself in terms of career, finances, or marriage/family – and her best friend’s positive life changes only underscore that reality for her. Jon Hamm makes for a memorable opening image. 1. Opening Image (minute 1): Inside a beautiful home, Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm are having sex. She tries to make herself look good when he wakes up the next morning, because she’s broken his rule about staying overnight. She lies that she doesn’t want/need a relationship – because that’s clearly what he wants to hear. He tells her he wants her to leave, “but doesn’t know how to say it without sounding like a dick.” She has to climb over his driveway gate to get out – and then ends up stuck on top of it as it starts to open. Her humiliation is palpable. Credits roll. 2. Theme Stated (5): Over coffee, Kristen’s best friend, played by Saturday Night Live alumnus Maya Rudolph, opines about Kristen’s demeaning casual sex relationship with Jon, saying “It’s almost like you’re doing it because you feel bad about yourself.” These words will soon apply equally well to the actions Kristen will take in reaction to Maya’s relationship with a new female friend – which will be the central story problem. 3. Set-Up (1-10): As good Set-ups tend to do, this one stays with the main character exclusively as she experiences various moments of conflict in the different areas of her life. In the process, we learn all we need to know about (1) her work: her bakery went out of business, and now she works in a jewelry store where the boss only hired her as a favor to her mother; (2) her living situation: she has obnoxious brother-sister roommates who demand the rent tomorrow, which she doesn’t have; and (3) her social life: where all she seems to have are the Jon trysts, and the one friendship with Maya. So she’s living a very compromised life, as good main characters usually are. One might even call it pathetic, and without much of a Save the Cat! moment to make the audience want to follow her. But Wiig’s inherent likability and comedic reputation – coupled with the promise of great hilarity to come – buys a lot of good will as we move toward the Catalyst. 4. Catalyst (12): Maya shows Kristen her engagement ring. Dougie popped the question! She asks Kristen to be her maid of honor. Kristen finds the whole thing overwhelming and difficult: she can already sense their friendship slipping away. The news is sprung that the question was popped. 5. Debate (12-25): Kristen gets her first taste of what this Catalyst will lead to, grappling with its ramifications in typical “Debate section” fashion. First, her mother can’t go with her to Maya’s engagement party (in a scene that completes the picture of Kristen’s current life, giving us a sense of her family situation). So Kristen shows up at the intimidating country club venue in her crappy car, alone. There, she meets Maya’s other potential bridesmaids (with comedy and conflicts at every turn), culminating with Maya’s rich and beautiful closest new friend, played by Rose Byrne. Kristen is immediately jealous and threatened by Rose. Toasts to the bride and groom begin, and Rose tears up, calling Maya her best friend. 6. Break into Two (25): The “upside-down world” of Kristen competing with Rose (as they prepare for Maya’s wedding) begins in earnest during these toasts. Kristen tries to one-up Rose in her expressions of closeness to Maya, which only lead to humiliation. She clearly can’t compete, and will be overmatched by her – always a good thing for a main character. If Kristen had more self-esteem and confidence, she wouldn’t be so bothered by this, and wouldn’t engage in childish attempts to hang onto her status in Maya’s life. But she doesn’t. We can see she’s going down a “wrong road” already, as main characters in “Rites of Passage” always do. At the same time, we can understand and relate to her for feeling the way she does – and look forward to the conflict and comedy that will come from this. 7. B Story (27): Leaving the party, Kristen gets pulled over by a cop played by Chris O’Dowd. He notices they’re neighbors, and was a fan of her bakery. He rips up her ticket, and seems attracted to her. Because she doesn’t seem to really pick up on this, or care, this doesn’t seem to launch a second story challenge for her the way a B Story usually does. But it does serve to smooth over the obvious transition into Act Two, while beginning a dynamic that will clearly turn into the B Story. 8. Fun and Games (30-55): The “promise of the premise” of these women behaving badly while preparing for a wedding begins in earnest here – centering on Kristen’s relatable drive to keep her best friend. She meets Rose one-on-one, and they play a viciously competitive round of tennis. Then all the bridesmaids go to a Brazilian restaurant (Kristen’s idea), and as they discuss shower themes, Rose undermines Kristen’s suggestion of “Parisian.” They then head to a dress shop, where Kristen learns Rose is getting Maya a special designer dress. Her sense of resentment and competition with Rose continues to build. (In other words, the “Fun and Games,” as always, is anything but “fun” for the main character – it’s only fun for the audience.) Suddenly the women all start feeling sick – apparent food poisoning from Kristen’s restaurant choice. They all start vomiting and/or having diarrhea (except for perfect Rose, who didn’t eat any meat there). Rose practically talks Kristen into realizing she has to throw up, too. Finally, Maya soils an expensive wedding dress in the middle of the street outside. In a B Story sequence, Kristen works on Jon to be her wedding date, then tries to make him jealous by saying she has another man. Then she runs into cop Chris again, and he encourages her to start another bakery. But she says she’s done with that. She’s not really into Chris at this point, or experiencing this dynamic as a real problem, so one might say this scene is a bit slow in comparison to the conflict-laden interaction with Jon. But her bonding with Chris over using a radar gun does serve as a break in the constant humiliations of the A Story – and moves forward Kristen’s B Story about the challenges of her relationships with men. Vegas-bound bridesmaids. 9. Midpoint (55): Rose and the other bridesmaids overrule Kristen’s choice for an affordable bachelorette party, and want to go to Las Vegas instead. In a slow motion shot full of foreboding, the women board a plane bound for Vegas… 10. Bad Guys Close In (55-78): Nervous flier Kristen has to sit in coach while Rose and Maya enjoy first class. Rose gives Kristen pills and a drink to calm her down. This leads to a heavily buzzed Kristen making a fool out of herself on the plane in a variety of ways (as the other women have their own hilarious conversations and conflicts). Kristen ultimately gets them all kicked off the plane – thus ruining the shower. They have to ride a bus now, were Maya tells Kristen she wants to replace her as maid of honor, with Rose. Defeated in the A Story, Kristen asks Chris if he wants to hang out – and we’re back to the B Story. This leads to them sleeping together. The next morning, he wants her to bake something, but she freaks out and leaves. She then admits in a phone message to Maya that this was a mistake, and she is her own worst enemy. 11. All Is Lost (79): Kristen receives a package. It’s an invitation to Maya’s shower, which Rose has organized – with a Parisian theme (stolen from Kristen)! Then in quick succession, Kristen gets fired from her job for her conflict with a teen customer, then gets a message from Chris that he won’t be calling her again. Finally, she gets kicked out of her apartment by her roommates. On all fronts, her life is clearly worse than it was when we began, and she seems to have no hope left to achieve her goals for this story – two key aspects of any great “All is Lost” crisis. Kristen moves in with her mother, something she never wanted to have to do – saying to her “You remember when you thought I hit bottom? That wasn’t bottom.” 12. Dark Night of the Soul (80-92): Kristen goes to Rose’s gorgeous house for an unbelievably opulent wedding shower, where Rose one-ups her again by giving Maya a gift of a trip to Paris. Kristen freaks out in front of everyone, cursing and trying to destroy things. She then is told by Maya, “Don’t even bother coming to my wedding.” As Kristen drives away, she gets rear-ended by a hit and run driver. Her car then won’t start, and she’s stranded on the road. Chris helps her get her car taken care of, and takes the opportunity to tell her off. Jon comes to pick her up, but is so obnoxious that she demands to be let out, and will walk home instead. 13. Break into Three (93): Kristen is crying watching Castaway at her mom’s, when fellow bridesmaid Melissa McCarthy shows up. Kristen complains about her life and Melissa gives her some tough love – roughing her up a bit, and trying to get her to fight back. After Kristen finally slaps her, Melissa says “good hit,” then tells the story of her own difficult life. She tells Kristen that she’s her own problem, and also her own solution. 14. Finale (94-117): Kristen bakes, in a brief montage set to music with a “starting over, getting healthier” feel. She hugs her mom and tells her she loves her, then leaves an “I’m sorry” cake on Chris’s porch. But then she sees him notice it, and leave it on the ground. (In other words, there might be a “new hope and new plan” for Act Three, but it won’t be easy for Kristen to fix things.) On the morning of the wedding, Rose shows up at Kristen’s door, wondering if she knows where Maya is. No one can find her. They drive off together, and Rose apologizes for everything. Kristen learns that Rose has plenty of problems of her own. They try to get Chris to help, but he ignores Kristen, so she drives back and forth in front of him – committing various driving infractions to try to get his attention. He finally helps them (though not forgiving her), only to figure out that Maya is home in her apartment. Kristen shows up there, and finds Maya hiding under the covers. Maya tells Kristen the wedding is out of control, and it’s not working without Kristen. Kristen reassures her, telling her she’s going to be fine – and really seems to mean it. Kristen has clearly grown considerably from where she started, and is accepting the change to their lives that Maya’s wedding represents. She then stands beside Maya at the wedding as her maid of honor. We can see how everything is ending well for everyone, and all is forgiven. They dance to Wilson-Phillips. 15. Final Image (117): Chris shows up after the wedding, finally softening toward Kristen, and they kiss. They ride off in his squad car together, and he tells her she’s in big trouble for all those driving infractions…
2020.02.11 23:41 sto_saThe list so far for RSD 2020 (an ongoing project...)
List Updated to include RSD UK titles as confirmed in Long Live Vinyl Magazine. These titles may not necessarily all be included on the US list, and further US-exclusive titles will be announced. The 3 Pieces - Iwishcan William - 12” (Rogue Cat) Ace of Base - The Sign - 7” picture disc (IK7 Records) Acid Mothers Temple - Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo E - 2LP (Space Age Recordings) Namja Akhtar - Five Rivers - 12” (Last Minute Productions) The Alarm - Electric Folklore Live ‘88 - 2LP (21st Century Recordings) Lee Alfred - Rockin’/Poppin’ Full Tilting - 7” (Cancer Records) Alessandro Alessandroni - Ritmo dell’industria n. 2 - LP (BTF) Alpha & Omega Meets the Disciples - Sacred Art of Dub, Vol. 1 - LP (Mania Dub) Alphaville - Sounds Like a Melody - 12” (Warner Music Germany) The Amorphous Androgynous - A Monster Psychedelic Bubble - LP (FSOL Digital) Andy & The Odd Socks - Happy Birthday/Remember You’re An Odd Sock - 7” picture disc (CMG) Annihilator - Triple Threat Unplugged - 12” (Neverland Music Inc.) Archers of Loaf - Raleigh Days/Street Fighting Man - 7” (Merge Records) Louis Armstrong - Armstrong in France LP (Dot Time Records) Art Brut - Modern Art - 7” (Alcopop!) Ed Askew ft. Trembling Bells - London - 12” (Tin Angel Records) Asking Alexandria - Stand Up and Scream - LP (Sumerian Records) B-Fax - B-Fax - LP (Disco-Ordination) Badflower - The Jester Acoustic - 12” (Big Machine UK) Chet Baker Trio - Mr. B - LP (Tidal Waves Music) The Bamboos - Twenty Years 2000-2020 - 2x7” (Tru Thoughts) Band of Pain - A Clockwork Orange - 12” (Dirter Promotions) Bardo Pond - On the Ellipse - 2LP (Fire Records) Robbie Basho - Selections from The Sounds of Avatars - LP (Tompkins Square) Bastille - All This Blood - 2LP (Virgin EMI) Batmobile - Big Bat A Go-Go - 7” (Music on Vinyl) Jessie Baylin - Pleasure Center - 12” EP black and white marbled (New West Records) Beck/St. Vincent - No Distraction/Uneventful Days - 7” (Capitol) Gerry Beckley - Discovering America - 10” (Morgan Blue Town) The Bevis Frond - Valedictory Songs - 2LP (Fire Records) The Bevis Frond - What Did For the Dinosaurs - 2LP (Fire Records) Joan Bibiloni - Selected Works: 1982-1989 - 12” (NuNorthern Soul) Biffy Clyro - The Modern LepeModern Love - 7” (Warner) Black Honey - Corrine - 12” (Black Honey) The Black Keys - Let’s Rock - 2LP (Nonesuch/Warner) Black Lips ft. Kesha - They’s a Person of the World - 7” (Fire Records) Black Sabbath - Evil Woman, Don't Play Your Games with Me / Wicked World / Paranoid / The Wizard 2x7” (WarneBMG) Tim Blake - Crystal Machine (blue vinyl) (LMLCulture Factory) Blanck Mass - Blanck Mass - 2LP (Sacred Bones) BMX Bandits - C86 - LP (Glass Modern) Marc Bolan & T. Rex - Shadowhead: 1972-1976 - LP (Demon) Bombs of Hades - Phantom Bell (2LP) (red vinyl, etched side) (Black Lodge) David Bowie - ChangesNowBowie (LP or CD) (Warner) David Bowie - I’m Only Dancing (Soul Tour 74) - 2LP or 2CD (Warner) Boys Next Door - Door, Door: 40th Anniversary (red vinyl) (Rhino Australia) Broken Bones - Dem Bones - LP (Fall Out/Jungle) Peter Bruntnell - Normal For Bridgwater Jake Bugg - Saviours of the City - 7” (RCA) Sam Burton - Nothing Touches Me - 7” (Tomkins Square) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker 'n Heat (yellow/brown vinyl) (LMLR) Caribou - Swim: 10th Anniversary Edition - 2LP (City Slang) Brandi Carlile - Black Hole Sun/Searching With My Good Eye Closed - 12” (Elektra) Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - End of Suffering Live to Vinyl - 10” (International Death Cult) Ron Carter - Foursight Stockholm - 2LP (IN+OUT Records) Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - 1992: The Love Album - LP (Chrysalis) Neal Casal - Fade Away Diamond Time - 2LP (Not Fade Away) Johnny Cash - Classic Cash: Early Mixes [early mix of 1988 album] - 2LP (Mercury/UMe) Michael Chapman - Americana - LP (Mooncrest) The Charlatans - The Charlatans UK vs. The Chemical Brothers - LP (Beggars Banquet) The Charlatans - Live It Like You Love It - 2LP (UMC/Island) Charli XCX - Vroom Vroom - 12” color (Atlantic) Cheap Trick - Out To Get You [live 1977] - 2LP (Legacy/CMG) The Chemical Brothers - Surrender to Love - 12” (Virgin EMI) Don Cherry - Cherry Jam - 10” (Gearbox) Cherry Ghost - Beneath This Burning Shoreline - 12” (Heavenly Recordings) Cherry Ghost - Live at the Trades Club - 12” (Heavenly Recordings) Christine and the Queens - La Vita Nuova: Sequences 2 et 3 - 7” gatefold (Because Music) Chromeo - Needy Girl: Zdar Dub / Paper Faces Remix /Album Version // Lifelike Remix / Bloc Party Remix / Instrumental (eOne Music) The Church - Gold Afternoon Fix (gold vinyl) (Real Gone Music) Gary Clark, Jr ft. Andra Day - Pearl Cadillac - 12”/etching (Warner) The Claude Diallo Situation - I Found A New Home - LP (Dot Time Records) Clearlight Symphony - Clear Light Symphony (pink vinyl) (LMLCulture Factory) Clutch - The Obelisk - 17LP box w/mat and signed litho (Weathermakers) MJ Cole - Madrugada Remixes - 12” (Classics & Jazz UK) Shirley Collins and Davy Graham - Folk Roots, New Routes - LP (Universal/Decca) Michel Colombier - Capot Pointu - LP (PlayTime) The Comet Is Coming - Imminent - 12” (Decca) Charly Coombes - All in the End Is Harvest - LP (Finyl Vinyl) Alice Cooper - Live at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, 19-02-82 (Rhino/Warner) Ivan Conti - Poison Fruit (LP+7”) (green vinyl) (Far Out Recordings) (UK) Corporation of One - So Where Are You/The Real Life - 12” (Smokin’) Nev Cottee - Stations - LP (Wonderful Sound) Cradle - The History - LP (Modern Harmonic) Mikal Cronin - Switched-On Seeker - LP (Merge) Keith Cross and Peter Ross - Bored Civilians (Universal/Decca) The Cure - Bloodflowers: 20th Anniversary - 2LP (UMe/Polydor) The Cure - Seventeen Seconds: 40th Anniversary - LP picture disc (UMe/Polydor) Denzel Curry - Bulls on Parade/I Against - 7” (Loma Vista) Cybotron - Colossus - LP (Dual Planet) Czarface - Czarface & The Return of Metal Face - LP (Silver Age) Holgr Czukay, Jaki Liebzeit, Jah Wobble - A Full Circle - 2x10” (Gronland) D-Mob - We Call It Acieeed Remixes - 12” (London Records) Etienne Daho - Surf - 12” (Warner Music France) Dalvanius and The Fascinations/Golden Harvest - Voodoo Lady/I Need Your Love - 7” (Warm) Damaged Bug - Bug On Yonkers - LP (Castle Face) The Damned - Fiendish Shadows: 40th Anniversary - LP color vinyl (Cleopatra) Dave Davies - Rock Bottom: Live at The Bottom Line - 2LP (Green Amp/Red River) Miles Davis - Double Image: Directions in Music (Selections from The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions) - 2LP (CMG/Legacy) Divina De Campo - Decoded - 12” (PEG Records) Def Leppard ft. Brian May and Ian Hunter - Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame - LP (UMe/Virgin EMI) Mac DeMarco - Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos - LP purple (Macs Record Label) Devil's Witches - Guns, Drugs, and Filthy Pictures 10" (Majestic Mountain) Destiny’s Child - Say My Name - 12” picture disc (CMG/Legacy) The Detroit Cobras - Feel Good/etching - 7” (Wild Honey) The Dickies - Banana Splits: The Tra La La Song 7" (Cleopatra) Dinosaur Jr. - Swedish Fist: Live in Stockholm - LP (Cherry Red) Dio - Annica - 12” picture disc (BMG/Niji Entertainment) Dissection - Somberlain (2LP) (blue vinyl, etched side) (Black Lodge) DJ Cam Quartet - The Essential - LP (Attytude Records) Doctors of Madness - Dark Times - LP (Molecular Scream) The Doors - The Soft Parade: Doors-Only Mix - LP (Rhino/Elektra) Down N Outz - The Music Box - 12” (UMe) Dr. John - Remedies - LP color vinyl (Get On Down) Barry Dransfield - Barry Dransfield - LP (Glass Modern) The Durutti Column - Idiot Savants (white vinyl) (180gr) (Demon) The Durutti Column - Vini Reilly/WomadLive - 2LP + 7” (Factory Benelux) Steve Earle - Times Like These/It’s About Blood - 7” (New West Records) Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop That Train - 7” glow -in-the-dark (Greensleeves) Luiz Eca y Familia Sagrada - La nueva onda del Brasil - LP (Vinilissimo) Eddie & The Hot Rods - Get Your Rocks Off (2LP) (Jungle/Skydog) Terry Edwards - Stop Trying to Sell Me Back My Past - 2LP (Sartorial Records) Embryo - Embryos Rache - LP color vinyl (Loneos) Embryo - Opal - LP color vinyl (Loneos) Emerald Web - Valley of the Birds - LP (Trading Places) Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Live At Waterloo Field, Stanhope, New Jersey, US, 31st July 1992 Eminem - My Name Is/Bad Guys Always Die - 7” (Universal) Brian Eno - Rams - LP (UMe) Erasure - Blue Savannah - 12” (Mute) Esplendor Geometrico - Necrosis en la playa - 7” (Geometrik) Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session from The Black Forest - 2LP (Resonance Records) The Ex - All Corpses Smell the Same - 7” (Superior Viaduct) Exit North - Book of Romance and Dust - 2LP (Exit North Records) Ezra Collective - Clash of the Galazies - 12” (Enter the Jungle) The Fall - Austurbæjarbíó Reykjavik Live 1983 - 2LP (Cherry Red) The Fall - Cerebral Caustic: 25th Anniversary - LP color vinyl (Demon) Fallen Angels - Paradise Lost - 2LP + poster + book (Sunbeam) Fatboy Slim - Sunset (Bird Of Prey) 20th Anniversary Edition - 12" (SKINT) Feeder - Feeling a Moment / Pushing the Senses - 12" (Echo) The Feminine Complex - Livin’ Love - LP or CD (Modern Harmonic) Field Music - Measure - 2LP (Memphis Industries) Lee Fields - Let’s Get a Groove On - LP (Daptone) Fight - A Small Deadly Space (gatefold) (red and black marble vinyl) (Real Gone Music) Craig Finn - All These Perfect Crosses - 2LP (Partisan) Kelly Finnigan - The Tales People Tell - LP (Colemine Records) Flamin’ Groovies - Live at the Whiskey A Go-Go ‘79 - LP (Revenge Records) Flawes - Highlights - LP (Red Bull Records) Fleetwood Mac - Before The Beginning Vol 2 (3LP) (4/17 release date) Fleetwood Mac - The Alternate Rumours - LP (Rhino/Warner) The Fleshtones - Face of the Screaming Werewolf - LP or CD (Yep Roc Records) Blaze Foley - Live at the Austin Outhouse - LP + 7” (End of an EaLost Art) Josephine Foster - This Coming Gladness - LP (Fire Records) Fraternity - Livestock - LP (Reel Music) The Frumpies - Frumpie One Piece/Frumpies Forever - LP + 7” (Kill Roc Stars) Future Sound of London - Cascade 2020 - LP (FSOL London) Fuzztones - Lysergic Emanations - LP picture disc (Easy Action) Serge Gainsbourg - Ces Petit Riens - LP (Ina) Galaxie 500 - Copenhagen - 2LP/etching (202020 Records) Rory Gallagher - Cleveland Calling LP - LP (Chess/UMC) The Game - Born 2 Rap - 3LP (eOne Music) Taana Gardner - Taana Gardner & Kenton Nix’s West End Works: Expanded - 2LP (Salsoul) Gaston - My Queen - LP (Soul Brother Records) Gemma Ray - Lights Out Zoltar! - LP pink (Bronzerat) Gene - Rising for Sunset: 20th Anniversary - 2LP (Demon) Giant Sand - Ramp - 2LP (Fire Records) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Pinata - LP (Madlib Invazion) Girl Band - Vicar Street Live - 2LP (Rough Trade Records) Philip Glass - The Essential - 4LP (Music On Vinyl) Glass Animals w/ Denzel Curry - Tokyo Drifting - 12” picture disc (Wolf Tone) Goblin - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 - 2LP (AMS) Golden Earring - Radar Love (original UK/Mootan LP version) - 7” (Music On Vinyl) Goldie Lookin Chain - Original Pyrite Material - LP gold (1983 Records) Gong - Live! At Sheffield 1974 - 2LP (LMLR) Gorgan City - Realm - 12” (Virgin EMI) Gorillaz - D-Sides (3LP) (WarneParlophone) Gorillaz - G-Sides (2LP) (WarneParlophone) Ellie Goulding - Lights: 10th Anniversary - LP (Polydor) Davy Graham - The Holly Kaleidoscope (Universal/Decca) Grateful Dead - Buffalo 5/9/77 - 5LP (Warner) Gray - Never Gonna Leave New York City - 12” (Anasyrma) David Gray - Please Forgive Me - 12” pink (IHT Records) Juliette Greco - Jolie Mome: La muse de Saint Germain des Pres - 2LP (Poppydisc) Al Green - Green Is Blues - LP, green and blue (Fat Possum) Tom Grennan - This is the Place - 7” (Insanity) The Grid - Floatation - 12” clear (Chemical Alley) The Groundhogs - Split - 2LP red (Fire Records) Grouplove - Broken Angel (Warner) Guided By Voices - Hold On Hope - 10” clear (TVT) Guided By Voices - Vampire on Titus - LP yellow/gold (Scat Records) Marika Hackman - Any Human Friend - 10” (Virgin EMI) Terry Hall - Home - 12” (Heavenly Recordings) Johnny Hallyday - Le Plus Grands Succes - LP five-color vinyl (LMLR) Halo - Let Me Do It/Life - 12” (Expansion) Hanterhir - Schizophrenia/Dancing Out in Space - 7” (Easy Action) Paul Hardcastle - 19: The Mixes (35th Anniversary Edition) - LP (Chrysalis) Vladimir Harkonnen - Vlad Smash (Power It Up) Hatchie & The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Sometimes Always - 7” (Heavenly Records) Hawkwind - At the BBC 1972 (September 28 1972) - 2LP (Rhino) Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness & Charm - 2LP clear (Atomhenge) Kuumba-Toudie Heath - Kwaida - LP (Reel Music) The Heptones - Back on Top - LP red (Burning Sounds) The High - Martin Hannett Sessions (Unreleased Martin Hannett Sessions for Somewhere Soon) - LP (Vinyl Revival) High Frequency - Summertime - 7” (Nia) Aashid Himons - The Gods and I - 12” (Music for Dream/Fyraften Musik) Hiss Golden Messenger - Let the Light of the World Open Your Eyes - 7” (Merge) Loleatta Holloway - Cry To Me - LP (Tidal Waves Music) Hope In High Water - Bonfire and Pine - LP (Fish Records) Hugh Hopper - 1984 (red vinyl)(LMLCulture Factory) Hootie and the Blowfish - Live at Nick's Fat City 1995 2LP (Warner) The Hotrats - Turn Ons: 10th Anniversary Edition - 10" color vinyl [100 with signed print] (Demon) Human Race - Human Race/Grey Boy - 7” (Gem Records) Humble Pie - Official Bootleg Collection, Vol. 2 - 2LP (HNE) Hunny - Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. - LP blue (Epitaph) Ike Yard - Night After Night - 12” red (Superior Viaduct) Implosion - 2020 - 2LP (Trading Places) Inhaler - It Won’t Always Be Like This/Oklahoma (Late Night Edition) - 7” (Polydor) Inhaler - We Have To Move On/Ice Cream Sundae - 7” (Polydor) Inhaler - My Honest Face (45rpm)/There’s No Other Place (33rpm) - 10” (Polydor) The Inn House Crew - Something Special - LP (Room in the Sky Records) Ken Ishii ft. Pac-Man - Join the Pac - 7” (iam8bit) J Hus - Big Conspiracy - 2LP (Black Butter) Bob James - Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions - LP (Resonance Records) Bert Jansch - Live in Italy - 2LP (Earth Recordings) Jansen/Barbieri/Karn - Playing in a Room With People - 2LP (Medium Productions) The Jazz Butcher - Big Planet Scary Planet - LP (Fire Records) The Jazz Butcher - Condition Blue - LP (Fire Records) The Jazz Butcher - Cult of th eBasement - LP (Fire Records) The Jazz Butcher - Fishcoteque - LP (Fire Records) Jethro Tull - Stormwatch 2 (Warner) Elton John - Elton John: 50th Anniversary Edition - 2LP purple (UMe/Mercury) J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding - J&K: Stonebone (UMe) Linton Swesi Johnson - Bass Culture/LKJ In Dub - 2LP (UMC/Island) Daniel Johnston - The End is Never Really Over - 2LP (Feraltone) [features Artistic Vice and 1990] Samantha Jones - A Girl Named Sam - LP (Trading Places) Wizz Jones - Wizz Jones: Mono and Stereo Mixes - LP (Sunbeam) Judas Priest - British Steel - 2LP picture disc (CMG/Legacy) June of 44 - Engine Takes to the Water - LP (Touch & Go) June of 44 - Tropics and Meridians - LP (Touch & Go) Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That - 7” (Idlers) Damien Jurado - Birds Tricked Into the Trees/From Devils To Davis - 7” (Loose) David Keenan - Alchemy & Prose: Live Recordings - 12” (Rubyworks) Dermot Kennedy - Without Fear - LP (Island) Tim Key - Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme - 2LP color vinyl (Demon) Phoebe Killdeer - Fade Out Lines - LP (Kwaidan) Killing Joke - Laugh at Your Peril: Live in Berlin - 3LP black and pink (Killing Joke Records) Killing Joke - Turn to Red - 12” red (Turn to Red Records) The King James Version - He’s Forever (Amen) - 7” (Soul Kitchen) The Kinks - The Kink Kronikles - 2LP red vinyl (Warner) Klaxons - Surfing the Void: 10th Anniversary Edition - 2LP (UMC/Polydor) Knight Area - D-Day - 2LP black and white (Butler) Sarathy Korwar - Otherland - 12” transparent green (The Leaf Label) Kraftwerk - 1 (50th Anniversary Edition) - LP (True Choice Recordings) Kraftwerk - 2 - LP (True Choice Recordings) Fela Ransome Kuti and His Highlife Rakers - Fela’s First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session - 10” (Cadillac Records) Wolfgang Lackerschmid and Chet Baker - Ballads for Two - LP (Dot Time Records) Laneous - Elsewhere/Flawless - 7” (Soul Has No Tempo) kd lang - Angel with a Lariat - LP red (Warner) kd lang - Drag - 2LP color vinyl (Warner) Larkins - Hit and Run - 10” EP (Good Soldier Records) Jamie Lawson - Last Night Stars - LP (Lookout Mountain) The Leaf Library - About Minerals - LP (Where Its At is Where You Are) Jenny Lee - I’m So Tired/Some Things Last a Longtime - 12” (Caroline) Thomas Leer - Emotional Hardware - CD (Smitten Kitten) Michel Legrand - Jazz on Film - LP (Moochin’ About) John Lennon - Instant Karma 2020 Ultimate Remix - 7” (UMe) Lil' Kim - 9 (Deluxe LP) (Ltd) Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives/Frankie Knuckles remix - 12” (Arista) Alfredo Linares y su Sonora - Yo traigo boogaloo - LP (Vampisoul) The Live Band - A Cance for Hope - 7” (The Sound of Brooklyn) Local Natives/Overcoats - When Am I Gonna Lose You - 7” (Loma Vista Recordings) The London Suede - London Suede - LP (Demon) Loop - Sevens - 3x7” (Reactor) Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face: 40th Anniversary Edition - 2x12” (West End) Los Amigos Invisibles - Arepa 3000 - 2LP (Luaka Bop) Lothar & The Hand People - Machines: Amherst 1969 - LP + CD (Modern Harmonic) The Lottery Winners - Love Will Keep Us Together - 7” (Modern Sky) Love Frame Tragedy - Five Songs to Briefly Fill the Void - 10” EP (Good Soldier Records) The Lovely Eggs - I Am A ***** - LP picture disc (Egg Records) Marcy Luarks and Classic Touch - Electric Murder - LP (Kalita Records) Corb Lund - Cover Your Tracks EP - 12” EP (New West Records) Kenny Lynch - Half the Day’s Gone and We Haven’t Earned a Penny / Ashley Beedle Remix - 7” (Satril) Kirsty MacColl - Other People's Hearts: B-Sides 1988-1989 - LP clear (Demon) Madness - Work, Rest, and Play - 2x7” (Union Square/BMG) Magic in Threes - Stay in Your Lane - 7” (King Underground) Magnetic System - Godzilla/Escape - 7” (AMS) Magnum - Fully Loaded - LP (Phoenix) Manic Street Preachers - Done & Dusted - 12” (CMG/Legacy) Mansun - The Dead Flowers Reject - LP (Kscope) The Mar-Keys - Last Night EP - 10” EP (Vinyl Revival) Bob Marley - Redemption Song - 12” clear vinyl (UMe) Nick Mason - See Emily Play/Vegetable Man - 12” (Legacy) Sammy Massamba - 1990: Beni Soit Ton Nom - LP (SM Productions) John Massoni & Sonic Boom - The Sundowner Sessions - LP (Space Age Recordings) Paul McCartney - McCartney: 50th Anniversary Edition - LP (180g, half-speed mastered) (UMe/Capitol) Tommy McGee - Now That I Have You - 12” (TMG Records) Declan McKenna - Beautiful Faces/The Key to Life on Earth - 7” (Columbia) Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell - 2LP picture disc (UMe/Virgin EMI) The Meat Puppets - The Meat Puppets - 10” (Megaforce) Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs (Universal) Melt Yourself Down - Born in the ManoIt Is What It Is (IDLES Remix) - 7” (Decca) Membranes - Kiss Ass Godhead - LP pink (Glass Modern) Menswear - Nuisance: 25th Anniversary Edition - LP (Demon) The Menzingers - Chamberlain Waits - LP color vinyl (Red Scare Industries) Metal Mirror - English Booze/Rock ‘n’ Roll Ain’t Never Gonna Leave You - 7” (On the Dole Records) The Meteors - Teenage Heart - LP color vinyl (Music On Vinyl) Metronomy - Metronomy Forever Remixes - 12” (Because Music) Metronomy & Clara Luciani - La Baie/La Grenade - 7” (Because Music) Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites: 15th Anniversary Edition - 2LP (Music On Vinyl) Mickey and The Soul Generation - Iron Leg/Chocolate - 7” (GCP) Mickey and The Soul Generation - How Good is Good/Get Down Brother - 7” (Mr. G) Mickey and Them - U.F.O./Hey, Brother Man (GCP) Midland - Live at the Palomino - LP (Big Machine) Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um Redux - 2LP (Get On Down) Thelonious Monk - Palais Des Beaux-Arts (Tidal Waves Music) Moonchild - The Truth/Run Away - 7” red/blue splatter (Tru Thoughts) Moonspell - Memorial (red vinyl) (Rastilho Records) Bobby Moore/Sweet Music - (Call Me Your) Anything/I Get Lifted - LP (Soul Brother Records) Christy Moore - Prosperous - LP (Tara Music) Kip Moore - Slowheart/Underground - LP + 10” (Snakefarm Records) Kevin Morby - Oh Mon Dieu:1 Live a Paris - 2LP (Dead Oceans) Giorgio Moroder ft. Kylie Minogue - Right Here Right Now remixes - 12” grey (Good For You Records) Morrissey - Honey, You Know Where To Find Me/Fantastic Bird/You Should Have Been Nice to Me - 12" picture disc (BMG) Chuck Mosley - First Hellos and Last Goodbyes - LP (blocGLOBAL) Motorhead - Ace of Spades/Dirty Love - 7" shaped picture disc (Warner) Mott the Hoople - Golden Age of Rock n Roll (blue vinyl) (Madfish) Bob Mould - Circle Of Friends - 2LP clear vinyl) (Demon) Mouth Congress - Ahhh The Pollution - 7” (Captured Tracks) Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Marina P, Dennis Alcapone & Tippa Irie - The Beat Goes SKA! - 7” (Scotch Bonnet Records) The Murder Capital - Love, Love, Love/On Twisted Ground - 12” (Human Season Records) Roisin Murphy - Incapable - 12” picture disc (Skint) Mush - Great Artisanal Formats - 7” (Memphis Industries) My Chemical Romance - Life on the Murder Scene - 12” (Reprise) My Life Story - The Rose The Sea - 12” (Exilophone Records) Nahko and Medicine for the People - Take Your Power Back (Live) - 10” (Side One Dummy Records) Qasim Naqvi - Beta - LP (Erased Tapes Nas - God’s Son - 2LP color vinyl (Get On Down) Milton Nascimento - Ultimo Trem - 2LP red (Far Out Recordings Nazareth - Love Hurts/This Flight Tonight - 10” (Salvo) Fred Neil - 38 MacDougal - LP green (Delmore) The New Clarence Reid - Cadillac Annie/Tired Blood - 7” (Phil-LA of Soul) New Order - Peel Sessions - 12” (Rhino) Nihilist - Carnal Leftovers (white vinyl) (Black Lodge) Nite People - P.M. - LP (Trading Places) North Sea Radio Orchestra - I A Moon - LP (The Household Mark) Notorious BIG - It Was All A Dream - 9LP box (Rhino) Gary Numan with Skaparis Orchestra - When the Sky Came Down Live - 3LP (BMG) The Obsessed - Incarnate (Ultimate Edition) - LP gatefold or CD (Blues Funeral) Ocean Colour Scene - One from the Modern - 2LP (UMC/Island) Oh-Ok - The Complete Reissue - LP (white vinyl) (Hhbtm Records) OHL - Oktoberrevolution (Power It Up) Ol’ Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version - 9x7” (Rhino/Elektra) Operation Ivy - Energy - LP (Epitaph) OST - A Haunting Strip of Marshland: OST for Ness (Drew Mulholland) (Castles In Space) OST - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - LP (Maverick) OST - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - 2LP (Disney) OST - Austin Powers In Goldmember - 2LP (Maverick) OST - Black Mirror: Smithereens (Ryuichi Sakamoto) - LP (Music On Vinyl) OST - C.H.U.D. 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2020.02.07 15:52 LukeWilsonStupidNose‘Do you want to do a superhero movie?’ - answers from directors, writers, actors and actresses (2020 update)
I did one of these a couple years ago and people seemed to like it, but I figured it could use an update. Take these with a grain of salt, of course, this is more for fun than anything. It’s a pretty long post so I’d probably recommend just skimming through for any names you’re interested in. Pedro Almodóvar
It’s too big for me! I like to see what I’m doing, to direct movies the same day. You have to wait too long to see the results. I like being able to impose my opinion as a director. I’ve made 21 movies. I’m used to doing it the way I like, not fitting with the Hollywood system. (Vulture, 2019)
You never know. I mean, Superman would always be interesting. But they’re already deep into reinventing him, so that’s not going to happen for a long time. I think with those films you have to be careful because they are about communicating with as big an audience as you possibly can. Audiences who go to see those films expect a certain type of movie. (CinePop, 2017)
I’m not really into superheroes and stuff like that. But you never know. (HeyUGuys, 2015)
I mean, I enjoy it as a viewer. I don’t think I would touch it as a filmmaker, but I can certainly understand the fun one has with that material, not to mention the admiration I’ve always had for the writers and artists of the comic books. Once in a while, I still do read X-Men comics. I’m just fascinated by the complexity of the narratives and the ambition of the storytelling, which is way beyond whatever they’re doing in the movies. (AV Club, 2015)
I’ve received some really enticing and cool offers, and I certainly want to hear what the offers are, but I am self-generating. I have so many films I want to make that I’ve written that are so vivid in my head.... Never say never, I definitely want to look at everything that comes my way, but it’ll take a lot to pull me away from these projects that are sort of on the tip of my tongue and that I’m ready to make. (Happy Sad Confused, 2019)
I wouldn’t want to, it’s not my thing, it’s just not my gig. (Collider, 2016)
I do read [the Marvel comics] a little bit. Who’s the British one? Captain Britain! There you go. Terrible costume, though. (BBC Radio 2, 2018)
Not particularly. (Variety, 2018)
I don’t think Marvel would ever want a director like me. I don’t expect any offers from them anytime soon. Of their movies, I did enjoy the films by James Gunn and James Mangold’s Logan, and I think there are great directors who can handle great projects like that. (Variety, 2020)
I sat down with Marvel years ago, but that’s not the direction I want to go at all. (ComicBook, 2019)
I wouldn’t be very good at it. I saw the Spider-Man movie, the animation, and I thought it was wonderful, but out of my league. Normally when you see a movie like that, you think, “I could maybe do that.” I didn’t think “Maybe” with this. It had a sensibility that felt truthful to its origins. Whoever made this, it is part of their bloodstream. You’ve got to recognise that you have no idea how to get there. I don’t think you should attempt one unless it’s in your bloodstream... Comics really aren’t in my bloodstream. (Empire, 2019)
I would love to. I think especially after working on GLOW, where we all felt like we were superheroes, in a way it has satisfied my desire to do something like that. But in some ways it’s only whet my appetite. (Business Insider, 2017)
I’m not the slightest bit interested in laboring in someone else’s house. (Daily Beast, 2017)
I want to work with good storytellers and good directors on projects that are fresh, and on roles that feel challenging. Like Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, or Christian Bale in that film, or Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises. If it was something of that caliber, then that’s awesome. (Variety, 2018)
It’d be super-fun to be a superhero. I’m not averse to any particular budget. I’m just averse to a shitty story. (Metro, 2015)
I’ve always wanted to play a Marvel baddie. I’m not sure I fit the mould, though. Like a powerful, extraordinary woman. Somebody with superpowers would be really fun, but I’m not sure how many middle-aged women they have in Marvel. (Vulture, 2016)
I love making small low-budget films where I am really allowed to do it the way I want, and I think when you have those huge franchises there are a lot of cooks in the kitchen and meetings in conference rooms. But I’d never say never. (The Independent, 2017)
I don’t want to do a character that has been done several times before. I don’t want to be compared, like, “Well, his Commissioner Gordon was yada yada yada.” I don’t want to do that. I want to take something that hasn’t been done. (ScreenGreek, 2018)
I’ll never say no if I find something that’s interesting, and I think an audience would like to see it, and they’re going to be entertained by it, and I feel like I can contribute something. (MTV, 2018)
Guillermo del Toro
Well, I co-wrote a whole screenplay on Justice League Dark for Warner Bros., so that’s your answer. I love Deadman, I love Demon, I love Swamp Thing, Zatanna. That’s a universe, is one thing. I’m very attracted to that side of the DC universe. But I’m not a superhero guy. For me to like a superhero, the superhero needs to be a monster. (ComicBook, 2019)
You never know. They’re getting better and better as far as complex characters in these movies. I haven’t yet. But no, I don’t rule out anything. (ShortList, 2015)
I would do it in a second. I’m just waiting for the right opportunity. (Elle, 2017)
I love Marvel and I love the movies and I’d love the excuse to get in shape. (Variety, 2019)
Absolutely not. (Bloody Disgusting, 2019)
Yes. My body is suited to it. And I’d love to see what that experience is like. I think I could have a good time doing it. (Hollywood Reporter, 2020)
I love those guys at Marvel. We’ve been trying to figure out how to collaborate on something. (ComicBook, 2016)
I don’t think my goal is to throw myself into Marvel university. I love their stories, some of their characters are great, but I do it for the stories, for the people you work with, for the directors. We’ll see. (Metro, 2016)
Maybe. I was open to doing a zombie movie. I think in terms of stories — I don’t want to have to go and they say, “Okay, you have to dream up something for Meteor Man.” Or whatever. I don’t want to have to cobble together something around a pre-existing mask or uniform or cape or idea. (SXSW, 2019)
No, not interested in the franchise hero, superhero movie at all. It’s just not what I do. I’m glad other people do it and there’s always been those kinds of films, and there will always be those kinds of movies. It’s just now there’s been kind of, there’s a word for it in business where features as a business model have been more keen on, 95 percent of what they do is $200 million plus action films that appeal to all four quadrants that are these high-risk action films. It’s just not what I do. (ScreenCrush, 2018)
No, not really. I feel like they’ve all been taken... I do think there’s a place to make intelligent, big films. It depends on sensibility, too. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy. (Vulture, 2015)
I would be open to doing a bigger film but at the same time I think, for me, one of the guiding principles of what I try to do to make my career as I have tried to make it, I always have a sense of what I would drop everything for and I think the thing that I would drop everything for is my own work that I write and that I make. It’s not that I’m not interested in those things, it’s just that they don’t come first. (Silver Screen Riot, 2015)
[I was recently offered one, but] there was a scheduling and family issue. Otherwise, I was absolutely up for it. It was a juicy role. It was a baddie. I love a good baddie. (Variety, 2019)
I have no problem with Marvel. I’ve taken my children to Marvel movies and it’s a great experience — a bonding experience. It’s beautiful, and those films are brilliantly made. I loved the first Captain America. Terrific movie. So it’s not about shitting on them. The problem is not that — the problem is only that. It’s like if you went to the supermarket and you saw only one brand of cereal. Special K is all they had. Special K is not a bad-tasting cereal, but if that’s the only one you could get it would be awfully frustrating. If the movie business starts catering to smaller and smaller groups, it’s going to start hurting itself in a major way. I would argue that it already has. It’s my job as a director to try and push back against that a little bit. (IndieWire, 2019)
I really like physical stuff, actually. Even 300, I loved doing the training. It was thrilling to play that very strong woman. You get out of your head as an actor and you find the character through physical training. I’d love to do more of the superhero stuff. (ComingSoon, 2019)
It depends on the script, what the story is. I am a huge comic book fan, always have been. I have read comic books since I was nine or younger. And I am pretty knowledgeable about a lot of them. And I like the genre, and I like when they are done well. (Hollywood Reporter, 2018)
I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time where I thought, “Fuck, I wish I was in that.” You know? So for me there’s not, like, a huge rush. (Happy Sad Confused, 2017)
Neil Patrick Harris
I’d love to be some sort of villain in a big-budget action movie. Or a superhero franchise. That’d be rad. (Interview Magazine, 2015)
I guess I’ve been offered things like that that didn’t appeal to me. You have to be careful about what you’re famous for. You don’t want to be famous for something you don’t love. It brings people a lot of pain when that happens. (ScreenCrush, 2018)
I don’t see myself signing a long-term contract. That sounds frightening. Some of those actors who are in those movies really make challenging material work. That’s really impressive. I don’t see that as a challenge I’m dying to take on. (Hollywood Reporter, 2019)
Taraji P. Henson
I would love to be a Marvel superhero. (The New York Times, 2017)
I’ve had opportunities over the years. I really feel like you shouldn’t make a movie as a kind of exercise. You have to be all the way in. I was never a comic book guy. I like the movies when I see them, especially the origin stories. I never felt like I could be on the set, at 3 o’clock in the morning, tired, with 10 important decisions to make, and know, intuitively, what the story needs. (Happy Sad Confused, 2015)
If Marvel came along and wanted me to play a superhero, I probably would because I think that would be really, really fun. (GQ, 2018)
I didn’t grow up a comic book fan and I haven’t really seen any of those Marvel films or the Batman films. It’s just not really my taste.... It’s not part of my vision for my career or what I aspire to. (Yahoo, 2017) taste.
I’m not a superhero guy. (Empire, 2019)
I want to do more action. I want to be a superhero. (Refinery29, 2016)
I’m friends with Ryan Coogler, and just seeing his path from Fruitvale Station to Black Panther, and seeing that his voice has arrived at Black Panther intact and he’s creating on this scale that I think has far more reach than the scale I’m creating on right now. Yeah, if the right character presented itself — I can’t imagine Ryan directing Doctor Strange, I just can’t. But I think even superheroes are characters. And I think what Ryan did so well in Black Panther was showing the human being that T’Challa is. So, if something like that presented itself, yeah, I’d be interested. So long as I had the freedom to create the way I create. (Houston Chronicle, 2018)
Of course. But — no one wants me to do that. (IndieWire, 2016)
The opportunity has been there if I really wanted to pursue that path and it still probably is to some extent. I am excited by this aboriginal Marvel character, Manifold. Aboriginal culture is the oldest culture in the earth; it’s so sophisticated and deep. It would interest me to take that out to the planet. There could be some amazing story there. (IndieWire, 2019)
I would love to be in the Marvel universe. I love those movies because they’re fun, but I also think they’re really well done. And certainly a lot of my friends are in those movies. (Total Film, 2020)
No, that’s a lot of working out. Lots of those people are hungry, and you have to be because you have to be in shape and I don’t want to be hungry for 10 years. (MTV, 2018)
I grew up reading Marvel comic books and it’s a joy to see the aesthetic replicated on screen so thoroughly. Yet the aesthetic is so well-grounded at this point I don’t think there’s anything I could contribute to it. So the answer is likely no. But I do love superheroes, so there might be the right superhero movie out there I may want to delve in. (Maclean’s, 2017)
I don’t really get offered those parts, or maybe I do. I don’t even know. Maybe I do and I just don’t even realize it and just say no to them. For me it’s just all about the director and it’s all about the script and the story. (Deadline, 2016)
I did Sing, I did Kubo and the Two Strings. But other than that I’m like, what have I done that my kids can see? ... I’ll be there in a little while! I’ll do something. (Fandango, 2018)
We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest, and what they’re doing is amazing. (Happy Sad Confused, 2018)
I must tell you, the possibility of my doing a superhero movie is remote in the extreme. (Twitter, 2019)
The funniest letter I got — they were sending [a packet for] The Avengers, right? For directors to pitch — and I got a package, which was full of comic books, but no treatment; there was no script. But the cover letter said “Marvel’s Avengers will be released on May 3, 2012” or whatever it was. That was the first sentence of the cover letter. Not, “We have the pleasure of enclosing the materials…” or “Here is the script for…” But the release date.... I mean, that’s not my world particularly. I’ll go see it, particularly with my kids, but I didn’t want to make it. (Moviefone, 2012)
I feel quite content. It’s a huge commitment to have the ambition to be playing those parts and to be doing those roles. I don’t know that I have that, the ambition that it takes, the drive that it takes. Yes, I think I have subconsciously shied away from that, I think the idea of that is daunting. (The Guardian, 2017)
Oh yes! ... I’d probably have to be the baddie. You know, because I’m British. (CineMovie, 2013)
I’m just looking for good stories, and the ones I’ve happened to find and commit to have happened to be in other countries, or are independent films. I’m not trying to avoid any kind of budget or genre of movies. (LA Times, 2016)
I don’t think I’m good at the whole green screen thing, but I’m not averse to trying it out. I’m more into, like, a weird concentration camp miniseries [laughs]. That’s a sure path to my own Marvel movie. (MovieMaker Magazine, 2019)
I don’t think I would be very good in something like that. (The Resident, 2018)
No! I’m going to be 60 in a year. Who would I play? The old brotherman? I guess that’d be the character.... Man, fuck that. I can’t be standing around in a movie with a stick and shit, pointing and telling people, “Oh, you should do this or that.” I’m just not down with the whole superhero movie thing. But, if I had to, I guess I could play a villain or some shit like that. (IndieWire, 2019)
I tread with caution around the notion of those kinds of characters. Depending on which one of them you’re playing, there’s always a danger you’re going to get so identified with this larger than life character that it could become tougher for audiences to believe you in other roles. (The Wrap, 2015)
I would do anything that I could understand in terms of how I fit in it. And you know, of course if I could fit in it. Anything’s possible. You know, I did Dick Tracy and I got an Oscar nomination, so come on. (Deadline, 2014)
I had a wee bit of a scarring experience when I attempted to be a part of a franchise, and it didn’t quite hit the mark. It makes you evaluate what kind of mark you want to leave on the industry. (Esquire, 2016)
So many of those properties — it’s a childhood dream to be able to essentially see what you saw in your imagination as a child, watching or reading or whatever you were doing with that stuff. It’s a filmmaker’s dream. But you know, I feel like I only have so much time. I have a lot of stories to tell, and it just doesn’t feel right. It just doesn’t feel right. I’m a comic book and graphic novel appreciator, but I can’t call myself a true fan boy. (Rolling Stone, 2019)
You asked me with a camera on this face and in this time of my life if I would be a superhero? (laughs) Maybe, if there’s a very funny one. (Reuters, 2015)
I don’t think so. I think there’s enough. I don’t think I have anything to add. (24 Oras, 2019)
If it was good enough and something I was interested in. I’m not sure if I’d sign up for something that was another seven or eight films or ten years, but a shorter franchise, yeah. (Business Insider, 2016)
When I was 15 or 16, I had a boyfriend who was an obsessive fan [of comics]. His apartment was so full of comic-books he made a path through the boxes to get places.... My boyfriend at the time was always on about the psychology of the characters, the ones that he really liked tended to have these strange histories. A lot of them are quite Freudian and strange. I liked Bill Sienkiewicz’s work, and Alan Moore is so special. The ones I liked were deeply, darkly screwed-up reflections of the world – where you can see how they became what they became and that past was super-psychological.... There’s some amazing things in graphic novels and comic-books, and they taught me a lot about filmmaking as well. Someone said to me that You Were Never Really Here’s like a graphic novel. I think I’ve learned a lot about filmmaking through comic-books, in terms of how to tell a story visually. That had an influence on me. If you’re able to do it without a committee, with a real set approach to it, where you have freedom and people trust you, that would be amazing. (Yahoo, 2018)
I love the films. You know how in summer, when studios compete for people to see their summer blockbusters, I am their dream. I see all of them. I would never rule out the opportunity to be in one. (The Sun, 2015)
Nicolas Winding Refn
I love Hollywood. I love glamour and glitz. I love camp. I love vanity, I love egos, I indulge in all that, but the bigger kind of approaches or the offers that have come my way or the interest, in the end, I’ve always just felt that I wasn’t the right person in the end for it. Doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. I mean I would love to do one of those comic book movies. (Collider, 2019)
There’s absolutely no danger of that happening [laughs]. But maybe there’s something for me somewhere in between that and my sort of films. I did really enjoy doing my little wagon crash in Meek’s Cutoff. It was one of the most fun things I ever did, and I suddenly realized, “Oh, this is why people love to smash things up. It’s so much fun!” (Variety, 2016)
I have a problem with superheroes in general, because, politically, superheroes are cops. Superheroes work with the government to uphold the law. And who do the laws work for? Put it like this: We all love bank robbers, because we know that in the two sides of that equation, the robbers are the ones to root for, not the banks. Only in superhero movies and the news do they try to make us think we’re against the bank robbers. (The New York Times, 2018)
I’m up for it.... I’m a guy that likes to work so I’m gonna work. And I’ll work with whatever I can to make it work. I’m not an absolutist about what a genre is so I’m not a no-man, I’m a yes-man when it comes to making something manifest. (Variety, 2017)
I would love to be a superhero—that’s all I want to do is play a superhero. (E! Online, 2015)
If a script came along that was strong, interesting, original, I would take it. A good script is a good script. (Vogue, 2018)
No one is banging my door down to be a superhero. I don’t know how good I would be. I have low bone density, so I don’t know if anyone really wants to put me in a cape and chuck me out a window. (Collider, 2016)
A studio offered us to do a sequel to this huge comic-book thing. We just said, “No, we don’t wanna do that!” But we are interested in working in the studio system. (The Independent, 2017)
Absolutely, I wouldn’t say no. But it very much depends on the character. And what exactly it is that you’re doing. I’ve definitely had conversations about that world before, but as yet, it hasn’t transpired. So for me, it just depends on the acting requirement. The films are definitely really cool. So, I don’t know. We’ll wait and see. (Digital Spy, 2019)
They’re highly enjoyable. I love being an audience member. I just don’t want to put on the suit. Nope, I’m not into [stunts]. That’s not where I see my career going. (Late Night with Seth Meyers, 2015)
If you do it with the right tone, then sure. (The Guardian, 2015)
Well, look, those movies are bananas. I see some of them and I’m like, “I couldn’t direct 30 seconds of that.” Just because so much of my time would be spent on things I’m ultimately not interested in. You look at my career, and it’s mostly just two people in a room. Two people in a room to me is exciting. If you look at history, it's the way gigantic things happen; it’s the result of two people in a room. I’ve always felt that was the richest tapestry you could come up with. So anything that isn’t about that, I’m immediately kind of like, “Well, why isn’t it two people in a room?” So you’re just spending all this time having conversations with VFX people, instead of with actors about what the scene is. And that’s what I’m interested in. It’s not that I’m a snob. It’s just that I wasn’t into comic books as a kid, and I’m not interested in things that don’t have to do with performance. (W Magazine, 2017)
I happen to have meetings coming up with both DC and Marvel. I have to go into these meetings and tell them as respectfully as I can that I’ve never read a comic book. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I’ve never been exposed to one. So, I’m hoping that somewhere in their library is a comic book character that I’m gonna love and I’m gonna wanna go back and start reading from the first issue on. (ComicBook, 2017)
I would love to play the Joker. That’d be beautiful. (Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2020)
I think maybe what I’ve learned is that I don’t want to do another [big franchise] ever again [laughs] … No, I mean, sure. Maybe. I never really limit myself. (Konbini, 2019)
There are younger guys than me that are better at it than I am. I’ll leave it up to them. (Vulture, 2014)
If the script is great, yeah. But so far, it’s not my cup of tea. (Hollywood Reporter, 2016)
If I could add some other level to it, but if it's the same as whatever those other people are doing right now, then no. No! I'm not saying it's not possible, but, like, when they wanted to pit Batman against Superman [laughs, hands flailing] My God! (Metro, 2016)
No, because I’m not from that culture. I’m French-Canadian which means that my culture is European. I was influenced by authors from France and Belgium, and Europeans are graphic novelists. Honestly, I know very little about most of them. (Happy Sad Confused, 2017)
I’m not leaving my trailer in a cape. (American Film Market, 2016)
[Big movies like that are] really made by committee. And that’s one of the reasons I don’t want to do it right now. Because I haven’t figured out my voice yet as a filmmaker. (Hollywood Reporter, 2019)
I haven’t been approached. You know, we’ll see what happens. (Joe.ie, 2018)
They usually take people after two films, and [Free Fire was] film six. So you can safely say they’ll not come fucking knocking on my door. (Q&A, 2017)
Totally, yeah. Absolutely. (MTV, 2019)
Evan Rachel Wood
I would love to be a superhero or something. (Cinephiled, 2014)
I’d like to do anything, if it comes my way and moves me I’m into it. (South China Morning Post, 2020)
2019.09.29 17:05 EnteringManhoodYou’re not her type
You could have it all: the looks of Jon Hamm, the humor of Dave Chappelle, the charm of George Clooney, with Bill Gates’ money, Dwayne Johnson’s style, and Denzel Washington’s confidence. You could drive a Lamborghini to your seven figure a year CEO job, while living in a multi million dollar condo overlooking the ocean. Every box checked, and every category a ten, but that doesn’t guarantee the woman you’re interested in will find you attractive and want to be with you. Huh? It sounds totally illogical, and for many rational thinkers it’s something that will drive them crazy because there will be no definitive explanation of “why” things didn’t work out. Sometimes, you just aren’t her type. Maybe the natural chemistry isn’t there. It’s possible the life goals and values aren’t aligned. Both of these can be relationship killers. Above it all, though, lies the factor of attraction, which is the most powerful force in dating, and something that you have little control over. Attraction is not a choice. You won’t wake up one morning and consciously decide that you are attracted to 5’3” curvy Hispanic women with fiery personalities that wear low cut shirts and hoop earrings. These are qualities that your body and mind react to over time and give you a sense of what you’re naturally turned on by. You’re either into it, or you’re not, and there’s nothing you can do about it. It’s all about how you are biologically made and how your brain is wired. Let’s say your preference is the aforementioned Hispanic female, but a girl who was completely opposite it all categories wanted to date you. She’s 6 feet tall, pale, overweight, dresses conservatively and has a very meek personality. Chances are, you wouldn’t give her a shot because she isn’t what you find attractive. Is there anything wrong with that decision? Absolutely not. Why should you be forced to be with someone that you aren’t sexually attracted to? Your preference in sexual partners is inherently unique to you, and nobody can fault you for that. Think of attraction in terms of baseball. Hitting a home run means you’re both attracted to each other and you end up getting married (or having sex). That attraction is what gives you an opportunity to create a connection. Attraction means you actually got a chance to have a “at bat” and face the pitcher. It’s the necessary step required to begin the interaction. If the attraction does not exist, you never get a chance to even take a swing, let alone enter the batter’s box. A lack of attraction means you are on the bench without a chance to enter the game. If the coach doesn’t put you in the game, you’ll never have an opportunity to hit a single, let alone a home run. There are many factors that attraction could be comprised of, but consider these basics: Whatever your race, there’s a chance she isn’t turned on by it. If you’re tall, maybe she likes shorter men. You could be funny, but maybe she prefers a more serious type. Your clothing style could be worthy of GQ, but maybe she likes a more laid back look. If you’re a modern day Adonis because of the time you spend in the gym, muscles may not turn her on. We can’t explain why her preferences are what they are, but we must acknowledge that they do exist and are not a reflection on you. The value you provide to the world is not dependent upon her preference in men. This is why you can never let rejection discourage you. Some men will second guess their entire existence because a woman he wanted to bang wasn’t pre-programmed to be sexually attracted to him. Sounds pretty foolish, right? Sometimes, you’re just not her type. On to the next one. ⁃ Your Big Bro
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