Anonymous asked: You still taking Hydrocodone Theater requests? It occurred to me today that Steve's probably never heard of the Grinch, and that Tony probably references it a lot around Christmas.
While I don’t have the chops to actually write this one, I will point out that Theodore Geisel’s career began with political cartooning, ad graphics, and humorous illustration in 1927, and by 1940 he had published several books including Horton Hatches The Egg and the semi-pornographic The Seven Lady Godivas, publishers not being as discerning about branding back then. Steve definitely owned a copy, not because of the naked ladies but because of how captivatingly weird they looked.
As a propagandist for the early war effort, Geisel met Steve when he was in New York at the height of the bond sales show. When he got to be head of a military animation department they met again so that Steve could do the voice for an animated short about Captain America’s War Effort. One day, while Steve was recording his lines, Ted snitched his notebook out of his bag and turned to a clean page, drawing a classic Seuss-style Captain America with a puffed out chest and a strange fuzzy topknot to his helmet. They got on swimmingly in the short time they had working together; Geisel was passionately anti-fascist and his cartoons about US complacency over Hitler were biting, and Steve had always read the lefty papers where his work showed up.
So the first time Steve sat down to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas with the team, because Clint called Tony a grinch and Thor asked what a grich was, he saw his old pal Dr. Seuss’s name on the title. He felt a stab of familiarity, like a rope thrown to a drowning man, when he saw those feathery, fuzzy, awkward-limbed creatures of Ted Geisel’s imagination cavorting on the screen. And it was totally okay to cry at the end because everyone was crying, even if they were doing it because of the Grinch’s heart and he was doing it over how much he would have liked to have laughed about it with Ted.
A couple of days later, Natasha gave him a first-printing of The Sneetches for Christmas.
It’s not well known that the very small collectible first edition had a dedication reading For Steve, Who Never Gave A Toot Over Who Had A Star Upon Thars.
Oops. Guess I wrote it anyway.
HYDROCODONE MIDNIGHT THEATRE #7: THE HORRIBLE ONE.
emir-dynamite asked: 14, 9, 33
9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
I have a beauty mark above the left edge of my mouth; I’ve always kind of liked it.
14: Talk about a vacation.
What immediately jumps to mind is when I visited friends in Portugal almost 10 years ago. We visited the Moorish castles, where I was jotting in my notebook the entire time; same at Cabo da Roca, though the wind made it harder. I remember staring down into a marble quarry and across a field of cork trees. We would have made it to Spain but for a kid putting diesel in the rental cars. We went to CascaiShopping at least once, and I think the crepe place there is where I accidentally sliced my thumb with a plastic fork. It was an amazing few weeks.
33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
Bury myself in something entertaining.
Reblog if you would like to be asked questions about your OTPs
notes to self:
-it’s fine to hate the creator but love the character.
-it’s fine to forgive a creator for fucking up—you get to decide where to draw your lines in the sand.
-it’s fine to not forgive a creator for fucking up—you get to decide where to draw your lines in the sand.
-it’s fine to love a character/show/thing with a problematic fandom. how the hell are you supposed to escape the problematic fandom, anyway? are you just not gonna like any popular characters, shows, or things ever again? ugh, don’t be such a hipster.
-disliking something problematic doesn’t make you a better person than the person who likes the thing despite its problems. don’t start getting self-righteous, you dork, you want to give loki a hug just like everyone else.
-other people hating on a thing you love for valid reasons doesn’t mean you can’t keep loving it. duh.
-resist the impulse to justify the things you like all the time. maybe just resist the impulse to justify yourself, full stop.
-don’t get trigger-happy about raining on people’s parades. there’s a time and a place and you know it, come on, you’re a grown up.
Anonymous asked: who made the clockodiles
Um…. >_>; I didn’t find a source on the post I reblogged, but *searches the webs* when I put the image in google, I get the name Paul Eppling. I imagine the original post was something like this, then someone reposted without the source. Kind of how suddenly my bad pun is the first comment on a lot of reblogs ^^; So yeah, spread the word, this is apparently the work of Paul Eppling.
PS - apparently they’re alligators XD Oops.
"LOST" DARK CRYSTAL DIRECTOR’S CUT ON YOUTUBE
Apparently, this guy tracked down a completely unreleased, black and white director’s cut of the Dark Crystal, then spent the past two years synching its audio up with the theatrical cut and splicing in the missing scenes.
This is the version Jim Henson originally submitted, it has never been available to the public until this very month. It is darker, subtler and has significantly less dialog, with no narration, no internal monologues, very little exposition and some entirely different voices, including a completely inhuman, intentionally untranslated language for the majority of Skeksis dialog. We were never meant to understand most of what they were saying.
The version we’re all more familiar with was subjected to a great deal of last-minute re-dubbing, specifically to make it lighter and more child-friendly.This is The DARK Dark Crystal.
Things almost every author needs to research
updated with links
Normally this would go on my ‘inspiration’ blog but I need this super bad.
Omfg "talk about" is a lot cuter than ask me
- 1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
- 2: Talk about your first kiss.
- 3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
- 4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
- 5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
- 6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
- 7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
- 8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
- 9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
- 10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
- 11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
- 12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
- 13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
- 14: Talk about a vacation.
- 15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
- 16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
- 17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
- 18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
- 19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
- 20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
- 21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
- 22: Talk about your worst fear.
- 23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
- 24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
- 25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
- 26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
- 27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
- 28: Talk about your fetishes.
- 29: Talk about what turns you on.
- 30: Talk about what turns you off.
- 31: Talk about what you think death is like.
- 32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
- 33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
- 34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
- 35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
- 36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
- 37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
- 38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
- 39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
- 40: Talk about the end of something in your life.
How is Ginny’s quidditch ability more Mary-Sue than Harry’s, when she has been secretly practising since she was 6, and Harry magically caught the remembrall in an amazing, unprecedented performance the first time he got on a broom (discounting his brief use of a toy broom at like 1)? Oh, wait.
How is Ginny’s attractiveness more Mary-Sue than Harry’s, when she dated like 2 or 3 people, and Harry was asked to the Yule Ball by a second/third year, dated popular Choice Chang, and was pursued by Romilda Vane? Hang on, looks like they’re both considered attractive.
How is Ginny’s skill at performing hexes more Mary-Sue worthy than Harry’s magical ability, when he could produce a corporeal patronus in third year? Oops.
How about Ginny’s social skills? Yeah, Harry is angsty for the 5th book especially so he isn’t ‘perfect’, but Ginny was unable to speak to Harry for the first few books. Looks like there’s relative equity again.
Humour? They both display wit.
Ability to deal with trauma? He suffers far more, but she forges ahead and deals with the aftermath of possession by Voldemort effectively alone. She deals too, and isn’t completely unscathed, demonstrated in the 5th book when she talks to Harry about it.
Looks like if Ginny’s a ‘Mary-Sue’, so is Harry. So maybe we should consider that before dismissing her. ‘Mary-Sue’ is a bullshit, sexist term anyway, no time for that.
You are my new favorite person.