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2020.07.05 10:38 Agent_BB86 Our Friendships Turned Febrile

Our Friendships Turned Febrile
-- Contains Heavy Non-Consensual Ballbusting --
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His balls pulsated against her outstretched fingers, his oval orbs heaving up and down in his smooth, shaved scrotum. It was an appropriate description, seeing that she wasn’t moving any of her extremities, simply observing his delicate danglers. The skin around the tip of his penis had parted, his taunt erection bulging against his epidermis.
Emily gently pinched John’s epididymis, causing him to wince. Besides the restraints tying him to the foot of the bed, her warm breath and curvaceous breasts kept him in check. If common logic were to be applied, his justification for bondage would have been fragile to say the least. But with the prospect of her warm tongue on his twitching member, and the insatiable allure of her womanly figure, he had abandoned natural rationale.
Emily and John, until just an hour ago had been childhood friends. Growing up in the same neighborhood, they would see each other regularly. Whether it be walking to, or from school, socializing, projects, they could always be found together in some degree.
She pressed her index finger into John’s spongy penis, sliding it into his foreskin. The bound male moaned as Emily sifted her finger under his frenulum. John ejected a light load of pre-cum. He bucked his hips up and down, trying to get Emily to scratch his insatiable itch. The black-haired beauty receded her finger and brought it to her face. John’s member was violently twitching, the feeling of her delicate fingers hadn’t quite left yet.
“I’m impressed, you wash this thing, don’t you?”
Emily stood from her crouched position, wiping her lubed finger on her pink yoga pants. She bounced her way across her carpet, humming. John instinctively began to buck his hips, craving Emily. As she hopped along, her peachy ass bobbed and jiggled, displaying what must have been years of rigorous exercise, combined with exemplary genetics. John’s cravings had taken the better of him, as he imagined her cheeks consuming his cock. He pulled against his restraints. If only he could touch himself, he would explode over her white carpet in an instant. It was her condition, however, that he be rendered immobile.
Both of his hands had been strapped tightly to the foot of her bed frame, while either of his feet were strapped to kettlebells. While his lower appendages still had some autonomy, he couldn’t bother himself to resist.
Emily bent over, revealing her lack of panties, as well as her own set of low hangers. Her breasts were abnormally large for her frame. John was kicking himself, feeling he had been cheated in a way. Him and Emily had known each other for the better part of a decade; since meeting, they’re bodies had both undergone extraordinary changes. Only now, did he realize her gifts. Usually covered in a thick snow coat, he had never seen her body on full display, until now. Her swaying tits were barely contained by her white sports bra. Perfectly in symmetry with her spayed legs, they appeared as an exaggerated extension of her covered pussy.
“Em.” John strained. Involuntarily, he shot another spurt of pre-cum.
The transparent liquid trickled down the back of his shaft, lubricating his balls.
“Come one John, be patient, I told you I was going to suck your dick today, I just need to do a little something first.” She cooed.
Emily unzipped her black backpack. John stared intently at her figure. Unconsciously, he began to thrust to her body's natural rhythm. John’s feminine friend pulled four items from her school sack; her pink journal, pen, lime-green water bottle, and a blue-ribbon tape measure. The smiling Em skipped back to her bound man. Her massive mounds didn’t appear real. Even in the confines of her white sports bra, their movements appeared comical.
She did a goofy somersault. In another setting, John would have chided her awkwardness. It resembled a tumble more than a well-executed roll. In a quick reflection, John couldn’t blame her. While her proportions awakened pure lust in the boy, he could still note the pure impracticality on her figure in an athletic sense.
In passing conversations, they had discussed physical exercise. To think that she could manage anything with her overly exaggerated figure was incredible. Her breasts were nearly double the width of her waste! Her shapely ass was a completely different question. Lunging out, she skidded dangerously close to John’s genitals, her head inches away from his low hanging orbs. Instinctively, John aimed to protect his testicles. Thankfully, her high surface created enough friction to halt her movements. Emily tilted her head up, shooting John a mix between a nervous smile and a devious one. His arms were pulling against his restraints again, proving to her that he couldn’t defend himself if need be. A gradual wet spot began to manifest in her tight pants, turning the once light pink into a darker shade.
As if it never happened, Emily sat up, scooching closer to John. Cross legged, she reached her delicate hand out to his softening penis. Instantly, his virility was reignited, her hand absorbing his sweating cock. She gave him three soft tugs, then two intense, then alternated, again and again and again. John bucked as if his life depended on it, desperately trying to reach climax as fast as possible. He couldn’t handle it anymore; Emily’s exposed figure had contacted his own primal urges.
“Ahh, John. I need to do something first,” Emily waved.
She removed her sloppy fingers from John’s penis, but kept it hovering above. He squeaked, bucking harder and harder, mashing the tip of his head against her flat palm. Quickly, a thick mucus pre-cum built between the two of them; Emily giggled, then removed her hand completely. John let out a pathetic wail. He didn’t expect Em to know, but he was on the verge of losing his seed, several more thrusts, and he would have been there. Blue-balled, he whined like a little pup.
“I told you, didn’t I? I want to do something before I suck you off John! You want my mouth, don’t you?” Em said, stretching the side of her mouth with her pre-cum covered hand.
John’s personal lube dripped down her hand, onto the greater top portion of her breasts, giving them a new shine. Em giggled again, wiping the rest of the clear liquid onto and in-between her unnatural mounds. She sucked the tip of her index seductively, her cloudy hazel eyes peering into John’s desperate stare.
“Alright Em, I’ll play along a bit longer,” John nodded.
“Great!” Emily giggled.
Truly, both were aware of John’s discomfort, but for their out ulterior motives, both parties kept silent. The raven-hair Emily picked at her journal, flipping to back pages. In her other hand, she squeezed her bottle, ejecting a clear stream of water into her mouth.
“I’ve never seen you use that journal before Em.” John whimpered.
In a semi-hysteria, he focused on the mundane to distract from his own excitement.
“Don’t lose that boner!” Emily called.
Forcefully, she gripped his long shaft, tugging it roughly. John arched his back and moaned out. His low dangling balls bounce between the soft portion of her welled fist and the creamy bristles of the carpet. He moaned out again, another glob of pre-cum dribbling out. Emily stopped tugging and wiped the liquid onto John’s flat stomach.
“Em, this is just cruel.” John pleaded.
“I’ll be done quick, I promise.”
Emily pulled the blue-ribbon tape measure taunt, and placed it at the base of his cock.
“You want to measure my cock?” John asked.
“Basically.” Emily shrugged.
“Why?”
Emily wrapped the ribbon around three different sections of John’s penis. At the base, the head, and the girthiest section. In a surprising move, she reached out for his dangling testicles. Firmer than John would have expected, she tightened her grip.
“Ouch.” John grunted.
“Don’t be a baby.” Emily chided.
She knelt down lower, making sure the ribbon was even as it wrapped around John’s compressed testicles. The bound boy was able to stave off the unpleasant feeling, focusing on her toned back and protruding rear. Straining against the pink elastic yoga pants, it appeared heart shaped.
“Got it!” Emily said with glee.
Quickly, she jotted down John’s specific measurements. John gave her a disapproving look, not that she minded.
“Wait just one more second, I need to take a picture too!”
“A picture?” John gasped.
His heart leapt up. For whatever reason, the idea of his dick being in the hands of Emily terrified him, that was, unless it was physically in her hands. In the time John had come to know Emily, she had made a particular impression. As much as he cherished her as a friend, she was known to spread misinformation or rumors. In some extreme cases, it would lead to someone crying in the halls or class, sometimes leaving school for a few days. A documented photo of his dick in her hands didn’t sit right; yet, he couldn’t do anything. Emily snapped the photo before he could further object.
“Why’d you take my picture?”
“Taking your measurement is one thing, but a dick-pic is a little more intimate. Don’t worry, I’ll crop out your face before sharing it with school.” she giggled.
John wasn’t able to tell if she was joking or not.
“Why do you want to do any of this?”
“Why does anyone do anything?” she said dismissively.
She tossed her phone to the far reach of her white carpet, and plopped down between John’s legs.
“Seriously.” John scolded, searching for a truth.
The bound boy's member had softened completely, yet Emily didn’t seem to mind, perhaps she was only interested in the maximums.
“I don’t know, I like it. Don’t kink shame,” she pouted, going over John’s measurements again.
“I’m not kink shaming you,” John defended. “But you say it’s a kink?”
“Yeah?” Emily said, tilting her head to the side.
“So, you like to do this to other guys?”
“Of course I do!” Emily laughed. “You know John, for being so compliant, I think you deserve a specific stroking.”
John’s penis expanded, the tip escaping his foreskin restraint. More pre-cum flowed from his slit, re-lubing his impressive appendage.
“I mean I’m going to stroke your ego.” Emily laughed. “Your length is an impressive 8 and ¾ of an inch.”
John couldn’t hide his disappointment. Emily picked up on his displeasure.
“What? You think it’s too small? It’s rather impressive, of all the other boys I've done this too, you’re the longest by far.”
“I guess that’s cool,” John mumbled. “But I already knew my measurement.” He said sheepishly.
“Your girth isn’t bad either, 5 inches at the base, 6 at the most, 5 and ½ at the tip. Bet you didn’t know that.”
“Some of it.”
“Well how about your balls?”
“My testicles?”
“It’s a little lacking to be honest, 6-inch circumference.”
John felt his face redden. While Emily had pointed out an arbitrary measurement, he couldn’t help but feel embarrassed. Of course, Emily picked up on it, a slight curl building at the corner of her red lips.
“How about this, ask me for another boy's measurement at school.”
“What?”
“Ask me, I bet I could tell you.”
“I’m not interested in dicks.”
“But you are interested in me touching your dick.” Emily smirked.
Emily patted John’s penis with her open palm, recharging it in a way. Seeing what her aim was, John obliged.
“Ken Culver from third period, you’ve talked to him, right?”
Emily giggled while flipping several pages in her journal.
“I didn’t know you were into Ken, if I had known, I wouldn’t have touched him.”
“Fuck off.” John grumbled.
“Here it is. 5 ½ inches, 4 at the base, 4 max, 4 ¼ at the tip. His testicles had a circumference of 8 inches, that last measurement is quite impressive.”
“Should I take your word for it?”
“Under what premise would you have to assume that I would lie? Also, why did you ask for Ken’s, huh?” Emily grinned.
John rolled his eyes.
“I don’t know, he’s been missing from school for the past week, guess it was just on my mind.”
The atmosphere shifted completely. Something had changed. Emily became uncharacteristically quiet. She placed her journal and water bottle to the far side of John’s bound leg. Clearing her throat, she suppressed a smile. Seductively, slowly, she bent closer and closer to John’s cock. She placed her fingers on his thighs, clawing them gently. There was a primal hunger in her eyes.
“I’m going to start, are you ready?” Emily asked.
Before John could give an answer, she began to pleasure him. She pressed her nose on the wet tip of his penis. John instinctively jolted up, sliding his cock to the side of her button nose. Emily exhaled, her warm breath wrapping around John’s slippery cock.
“Oh, Em, you’re so good.” John moaned, overcome with raw pleasure.
“I know.” Emily said, simultaneously wrapping her pink tongue around John’s shaft.
She lapped his wide penis, tickling his sensitive glans, causing him to squirm. Next, she incorporated her hands. Gripping his lower shaft, she lathered the tip of his dick using her tongue as a propeller. Her free hand began to work his swelling testicles. Focusing one at a time, she lightly pinched his right and left; John produced several squeaks as a result. Taking it as positive feedback, Emily increased her overall intensity. Her hot mouth enveloped the top portion of his members. She squeezed his shaft simultaneously.
Gradually, but roughly, Emily increased the grip she had on John’s pulsating testicles. Toying with them as she saw fit. They were completely at her mercy; all John could do was wallow in the pleasure she was producing for him. Emerging from that pleasure, came a twinge of pain, emanating from his stomach. It caused him a minor discomfort, but he didn’t care. He bucked his hips rapidly, thrusting his penis into Emily’s mouth. In response, the busty girl pulled on John’s scrotum. Her index and thumb constricted his nut cords, relegating his testicles to the bottom of his elastic sack. The creamy rug added an extra level of stimulus as she yanked them to the carpet.
John barely noticed; the intense head-polish Emily was giving in the back of her throat was the only thing he could reasonably comprehend.
“Em, I’m really close.” John moaned.
Emily took John’s words at face value, preparing for his imminent explosion. She increased her cadence, taking his entire length back and forth. John let out a high pitch groan as his testicles attempted to retract. Held firm by Emily, they weren't going anywhere. In a circular motion, she ground John’s testicles into the carpet.
“Emily, I’m cumming!” John exclaimed.
John came, his seed spilling out of his throbbing slit. Overcome with pure pleasure, he threw his head back. His thick white milk nearly pierced the back of Emily’s throat; ropes and ropes spewed out. Emily didn’t stop. She continued to suck him off, tugging his testicles further and further down.
“Hey, Emily, stop.” John pleaded, thrashing.
Voraciously she consumed him. Flipping his softening penis with her tongue. At the same time, she hunkered down on his precious orbs, flattening them against the floor with her encompassing palm.
“Please stop.” Strained John.
Emily showed no signs of slowing down. His words seemed to encourage her. Running the risk of tearing his member, he rotated his hips side to side, hoping to escape Emily’s brutal suction. All at once, Emily released herself from John, letting his strained testicles slap against his pelvis. Sticky strings of cum dripped down from her mouth onto her carpet. John’s withering cock twitched slightly; his nuts nearly sucked up into his abdomen. He pulled against his restraints, curling from the pain emanating from his lower stomach. He groaned.
Emily seemed to take a sort of pleasure from it all. She leaned back, letting the strings of white cum fall onto her smooth breasts. John tilted his head back, staring at the warm glow of the light saturating the pastel room.
“John. Look.” Emily smiled.
The bound boy, still in his daze, tilted his head down, not quite able to meet her eyes. However, her hanging breasts were still well in view. If his penis hadn’t just been put through the metaphorical ringer of Em’s mouth, the reaction would have been instant. Emily reached out to John with her sticky fingers, pressing on his chin, she forced his eyes up to hers.
“Did you like it?” Emily asked, licking her lips.
“Yes.” John said.
Despite his discomfort in the current moment, he couldn't deny the euphoric experience he had undergone in Emily’s room. A feeling he wouldn't forget as long as he lived. While it was the first time he had ever received a blowjob, he understood the skill required to evoke such a powerful orgasm.
“Glad you enjoyed it.” Emily smiled.
She wiped the rest of John’s cum on her yoga pants and stood. John tilted his head back again, purely to marvel at her looming breasts. He was also given an ample helping of her general shape. Up close, her abnormal proportions deviated further. Her smooth, exposed navel contrasted heavily with her firm, yet supple bosom. Against her polished skin, her pink yoga pants gouged into her fleshy hips. She stretched, accentuating her rounded breasts. John, despite his daze, craved her bare-skin. He embraced the idea of her naked body rubbing against his own, the things he would do for that were beyond the scope of words.
“I’m going to clean up.” She yawned. “But don’t worry, I’ll be right back.” She winked, turning to her side.
With the same hop in her step, she exited to the left, through a lime-green door, leaving John alone with his thoughts. He sighed, relaxing his entire lower half. As his euphoria faded, the twinge within his stomach grew. John groaned out, unable to sate the urge of crumpling up into a ball.
During his legendary blowjob, Emily hadn’t gone easy on him. In its current state, his penis felt like mush, he found the idea of an erection in the moment impossible. He focused slightly lower, to his taught testicles. They were still throbbing slightly, as if they were still under the same pressure Emily had been exerting. John groaned again, the ever-present discomfort fully manifesting.
“Emily must like it rough." John chuckled to himself, somehow trying to rectify his discomfort, as well as Emily’s actions.
“I’m back!” Emily cooed.
She sauntered back to John, a white hand towel on her shoulder. Her face was free of any fluids, she had cleaned herself. Besides several stains on her pink pants, and a conspicuous wet spot between her legs, she was just as she was 30 minutes ago, when she led John into her room.
In most months, everything was either frozen, or covered in snow; there wasn’t much of a distinction. With the low temperature, came the need for appropriate attire. John was biting his tongue, invoking some form of punishment on himself. All that time, he hadn’t considered what lay beneath Emily's many layers. Her body was drop dead gorgeous. Even her face was something to be lost in. Was it an issue with his subconscious, not recognizing Emily for the true woman she was? John found it self-evident; it took her to offer a blowjob on the way back from school for him to truly notice it. But with that blunt invitation, came the rapid ripples of lust and desire. He wanted to touch her more; he wasn’t against the idea of even dating her.
“That was fun John, I’ve never had a dick that big in my mouth before. To think I would find it attached to my closest friend.” Emily giggled. “But like I said, your balls are lacking a little something.”
John’s face became flushed in a deep red, hearing Emily’s critical words. It also struck him as odd, being caught up in how she perceived him. Any time before, he would have shrugged it off as playful banter, but her tone was unlike anything he had heard before. It was as if she blamed him for something.
“Can you untie me Em?” John said, clearing his throat.
Silently, Emily strode over to one the kettlebells tying John down. Instead of unfastening the strap, she picked up her water bottle. Slowly, she walked back to her backpack, placing it with care.
“Hey John, why did you want me to suck your dick?” Emily asked bluntly.
John hadn’t considered the reason.
“Well, you’re very pretty, I guess.” John stuttered
“Because I’m pretty, huh? Do you like me then?”
“I mean... Why did you want to give me a blowjob?”
Emily chuckled, her rotund breasts reciprocating the motion.
“Somehow, I don’t think you would understand, John.”
“I mean, why now? Do you like me?” John asked.
The bound boy’s heart rate increased. He hoped the answer would be yes. Given all the evidence of affection, he was blindly guided to that conclusion.
“I’ll answer that question in just a second.” Emily cooed, her white teeth on display. “But for you, it may feel a pinch longer.”
Pressing her back bare foot into the fuzzy floor, she bolted at John. Her eyes had an unstoppable, determined look. While she was clearly speeding, her movements became lagged to the boy. Her pronounced mounds of flesh swayed in a mesmerizing way. However brief the moment, John fell under a spell, hyper-examining every inch of her body. Emily planted her petite foot into the floor, winding her other behind her. In a single fluid motion, she launched a kick, her entire body working to complete the one action.
Emily’s narrow foot blasted John’s descending balls. Her nimble toes caressed his danglers at first, then dug into them, punting them upwards. His nuts flew into his soggy cock, sending his bodily liquids spraying out. Droplets fell on his stomach, the carpet, and Emily’s pink shin. She laughed outright, her body heaving from her hysteria, but over John’s manic scream, it was incomparable.
John thrashed as hard as he could, attempting to undo the restraints holding his arms and legs in place. While his arms were too tightly bound, his legs attempted to unite.
“Wait John.” Emily said, firmly placing one of her feet on John’s sliding shin.
She slid her other foot out, keeping John’s legs parted. His reddening testicles were on full display for her to admire.
John tilted his thighs inwards, obscuring Emily’s view from his precious jewels.
“Emily, what the fuck is wrong with you?” John coughed.
The tortured boy wailed in pain. The straps welding him to the foot board; the more he struggled, the deeper they dug into his skin. However powerful his will, he was unable to fold his body; his only conceivable action was to cry. Through watery eyes, John attempted to appeal to Emily’s emotions. He looked into her hazel eyes, pleading.
“John, you little bitch.” She growled. “Spread your legs right now, or you’re going to regret it so much.”
Her gaze was peerless, devoid of remorse. John had never seen her so angry, not in the 11 years they had known each other. Still, he wouldn’t budge.
“Stay right there.” Emily said.
Swiftly, she trotted to her bright orange cabinet on the other side of the room, humming. She retrieved something particular from the bottom drawer. Purposefully, she stuck her rear out, hoping to arouse John. She pulled out two winding loops of silky rope. When she returned to John, she couldn’t help but laugh at his pathetic state. His entire body was covered in a cold sweat. While it was the appropriate response after receiving a direct punt to the testicles, Emily found his reaction extremely amusing.
“Emily, please let me go, this isn’t funny.” John whimpered.
Still humming to herself, Emily crouched next to John, ignoring his pleads for her to stop. Gently, she placed one of her petite hands on John’s straining thigh. She slid the rope between his clamped legs.
“You’re just going to make things worse on yourself, you know John.”
“Stop, stop.” John huffed, hyperventilating.
“Almost done.”
Emily tied a strong knot after wrapping the rope around John’s thigh several times.
“See? This isn’t so bad!” Emily smiled, pulling the silk taunt.
Only then did Emily's actions sink into John; she was trying to open his legs. He thrashed against her pulling force, turning his body in the direction she was trying to pull his leg.
“Hold still.” She grunted.
Emily thrusted her foot into John’s squishy thigh, while simultaneously prying apart the other one. The bound boy was unable to resist against Emily’s abnormal strength. John had always known Emily to be robust, but she was completely overpowering him! Still struggling with the pain of her foot defiling his manhood, he was helpless. Emily tied the other end of the silk rope to the foot of the bed.
“Time for the other one.” Emily cooed.
Emily took the other rope and wrapped it around John’s loose thigh, repeating the process. Now, completely bound, John’s hot testicles were completely exposed.
“I really like you like this, John.” Emily giggled.
She stood between John’s pried legs; her hazel eyes trained on his sagging jewels. She licked her lips. Without hesitation, she launched her arched foot into John’s tormented testicles. The results were immediate. John’s entire body spasmed, overcome with unfathomable pain. Emily shuddered with pleasure, her wet spot growing. She felt his squishy, yet simultaneously hard testicles slide and scrunch against her polished foot, bringing her to near-orgasmic levels of euphoria.
“Emily, please stop it!” John cried.
“Nope!”
Emily shot another direct, compromising kick into John’s swelling testicles and ravaged penis. His leathery sack and vulnerable balls split between her foot, compressing against his pelvis. Before he could even attempt to recover or compose himself, she brought her heel down, slamming his orbs into the carpet. Wide mouthed, John lost all sense of himself, as well as Emily, that was, besides her invasive foot. She ground the ball of her foot in a circular motion, before using his precious bits as a spring.
She was relentless, treating herself in lieu of John’s pain, indulging in her pleasure. She stepped back, before launching another furious strike into his danglers. Seeing John on the brink of unconsciousness, Emily abruptly stopped her strikes. Her heart was in her head, the constant thumping nearly drowning out John’s desperate cries. Emily caressed her breasts, the overwhelming flesh and fabric overwhelming her relatively small hands.
She lost her patience, John’s agonizing pain tickling the sadist within. Emily propelled her arched foot again, and again, and again. John’s orbs twisted within his red scrotum. No matter how chaotic their movements were, Emily’s tyrannical foot and curled toes ravaged his sensitive nerves, bludgeoning each of them equally. John was a mess; having lost all strength, his arms and legs were motionless, limp like his penis. His tears rolled over his scrunched face, combining with the dried pre-cum on his stomach.
Emily continued to pound John’s nuts, her cadence becoming predictable. Less than a second after a strike, another would succeed it. John couldn’t fathom it any longer; he pleaded with himself to lose consciousness. But simply, his body wouldn’t allow it, forcing him to savor Emily’s heartless testicle torture. Emily let out a feminine grunt every time her arch devastated John’s swelling nuts. It was completely disproportionate to the true striking force. Each time John’s crying testicles were bullied into his pelvis, his body would shake as a whole. Emily’s entire queen-sized bed shook with her precise kicks, funneled through John’s precious organs.
Emily smiled down at John, mostly at his swollen nut-sack, admiring her footwork. She fell to her knees, then her stomach, her sticky breasts creating a ramp, keeping her head level with John’s shriveled penis.
“Holy fuck John, that was incredible.” Emily panted.
The aroused Emily’s sensual breath caressed John’s genitals. Even that caused him to wince, her clutching exhale gripping his pulsating testicles.
“Your balls sagged so much after I gave you that blowjob, I couldn’t help but go extra hard on them.”
Emily lightly caressed the bottom of John’s tormented testicles with her shaky hand. Unable to hear his groans and screams over her own beating heart.
“Emily, let me go.” John wailed.
Emily smirked, and slapped John’s danglers. John let out another pint of tears.
“John, your balls are so hot, so beautiful. Look at how large they’re becoming.”
John’s childhood friend snatched his nuts with one hand, squeezing as if she was trying to fuse them into one. John thrashed again, pure pain radiating through his body. His raw nut meat bulged between Emily’s fingers. With her second hand, Emily prodded his exposed meat, where her other fingers wouldn’t reach.
“Look at this little guy too.” Emily giggled.
The busty girl pinched John’s flabby foreskin with her thumb and index, lifting the flaccid penis off her handiwork.
“He kept getting in the way of my kicks, maybe he wants some action too?”
Emily invaded John’s foreskin again, sifting her fingers around and under his sensitive glans. John groaned and instinctively bucked. Emily pulled her finger out, examining her find.
“Look, I found white gold!” she snickered, lapping John’s semen from her finger.
Her hand returned to his member, stroking his tip. John continued to convulse. After the insurmountable amounts of pain his exposed genitals had received from Emily’s kicks, the waves of rolling pleasure felt like a completely new experience, one he had never had before. Emily hunkered down on John’s jewels, pulling them lower and lower. Simultaneously, she increased the cadence of her strokes, her hand appearing as a blur.
Despite his gut and nut-busting pain, he managed to hold an erection, Emily skillful hand surpassing the limits of his defined bliss. He was full mast, his member towering over Emily’s shiny face, casting a long shadow. On the horizon, John could see pods of whales. That, or it was the spots blotting his vision. Either way, they were close, their blowholes primed. John tilted his head down to Emily, her ferocious swells rocking his craft. John was so close to seeing the blowhole gush, the surge was within his scope. Emily pulled down on his anchor, flattening his orbs on the carpet, securing his position. John groaned, hope of blowing his load fading into oblivion.
Emily wiggled her ass, laughing as she continued to smother John’s testicles into her now sticky carpet. She had found a sweet spot, where she could stroke his bulging cock as fast as she wanted, without the worry of him spurting his seed unannounced. John had run out of tears, now, in pure hysteria, he thumped his head against the hickory foot board, begging for unconsciousness.
Emily stopped everything, taking her hands off John’s cock and balls. John yelped and bucked at the same time. Half of him wanted to be pushed over the edge by Emily’s hand, while the other wanted to curl up forever. He bucked his hips, trying to acquire enough stimulus from the air. His testicles slapped against his taint as he furiously fucked the air. Overall, it brought him more pain than pleasure, his sore nuts slapping against himself.
“Here, let me help you John.” Emily cooed.
The ball-busting beast blew along the underside of John’s upright cock, sending lube dribbling out of his slit. Emily’s eyes tracked the slow crawl of the clear liquid down to John’s swaying testicles, reigniting her passion for them.
“John, this has been the best 7 minutes of my life. The blowjob was a nice challenge, taking something that long. But the thrashing I gave you, the motions and screams you made, it was on an entirely different level.”
John’s eyes bulged out of his head. It had only been 7 minutes? Had Emily really kept track? If pressed, John wouldn’t have been able to construct a sentence conveying the time he had perceived.
“I’m not finished though, and neither are you.”
Emily gripped John’s cock as if her life depended on it. A clear stream of pre-cum ejected from John’s red tip, as she slid her constricting hand up his shaft. On the downstroke, Emily struck John’s balls. She held her welled fist in that position, relishing in John’s pained screams. She continued to stroke, over and over, making sure her fist struck her prisoner’s swelling nuts.
John ignored the pain to the best of his ability, focusing on Emily’s diligent hand bringing him waves of pleasure. John, through the blood rushing in his ears, heard a high pitch squeal. He couldn’t discern if it came from him or his torturer. All he could fathom was the monstrous load spewing from his sore penis. Rope after rope arced over Emily’s head, landing on her curvy, pink butt.
“You’re so lively!”
Emily didn’t stop stroking. It was as if she hadn’t realized John had already unloaded all of his testicle's contents. John’s mind broke. His eyes rolled into the back of his head, as pleasure turned into pain, adding another layer to his deep nut-ache. It took Emily a moment to realize that John was unresponsive, and even when she did, she continued to milk his withering cock, until his slippery penis was ungraspable. She inhaled John’s musk, licking bits of cum off her hand.
“Wakey wakey!”
Emily slammed the back of her sticky hand into John’s balls. His entire body twitched, encouraging Emily to continue. She batted them about like a curious cat with a ball of yarn, treating it like her prey. Given the limited amount of space she had, her uppercuts lacked impact, instead, she focused on pressing them deeper into his pelvis, as well as smashing the sticky scrotum into John’s spayed thighs. Over time, her amusement dwindled; John hadn’t responded for the past 3 minutes. She pursed her lips, and stood.
“I guess even if I do this with you John, it isn’t fun when you don’t make a sound.” Emily shot a glance at the analog clock to her right, biting her lip. “I guess I should clean you up, after I do one more thing.”
Emily reached around John’s limp leg, where her blue ribbon was. She placed her hands under John’s slumped sack, caressing his testicles. Lightly, she felt around the contents within; her heart leapt out of her chest when she realized they were both still intact. She wanted to kiss John right there. Surely, she thought his bits wouldn’t have been able to survive her onslaught. Pulling his still intact testicles to the bottom of his scrotum, Emily wrapped the tape measure around the meatiest portion; she gasped when she saw the number. She wrote it down, still shaking.
“I need to take a picture.” Emily heaved, scrambling over to her phone.
Returning to John, she prodded his kiwi sized testicles. She snapped tens of photos, each accentuating a certain angle each time. Near the end of her spree, Emily snapped a selfie with the re-emerging John. The bound boy blinked several times, watching Emily take pictures of his shriveled cock.
“Em.” John moaned.
“Oh John, you’re awake again? How do your balls feel? Are they hot? I know I am. Are they sore yet?” Emily giggled. She retrieved a photo from her phone, eager to show John her handiwork up close. “See look, there’s a little bruising! But don’t worry, I checked, they’re not broken.”
John let out a long groan, his voice crackling like dry firewood. Emily let out her same giggle, triggering something within John. It was the same high pitch sound she produced when tenderizing his nuts. The same sound when John would tell her jokes at school, it was the same as it had been for the past 11 years; they were identical. Emily bit her bottom lip, her hunger displaying itself again. She wrapped her slender, warm arms around John's neck, pressing her tremendous breasts against her prisoner's muscular chest.
“I had a great time today.” Emily said, licking John’s neck. “You know, when I was batting your balls around, I was worried I was going to break you. But I never wanted to do that, you’re different from the other boys, I knew it. When Ken Culver got his balls broken, I was afraid of doing it again, but you gave me confidence.”
Emily brought one of her arms down to John’s nether regions, tenderly fondling John’s aching orbs, bringing him gut-tearing pain; all John could do was let Emily violate him, unable to take any initiative.
“Your testicular circumference is 9 inches. When I worked Ken, while his testicles were ruptured, it was 12 inches. And as far as I’m concerned, you have a much higher potential.”
Emily gently pinched John’s epididymis, like she had done at the start. She smiled, landing a kiss on John’s chin, before standing.
“The truth might be John, I do like you. I put my entire back into that blowjob, and my kicks.”
Emily pulled her raven hair to the side, picking out strands of semen from it, flicking it to the carpet. She crouched down, her breasts providing a cushion as she pressed herself against her own knees. Slowly, she unstrapped John from his confines.
“I hope you get better John, better soon. I can’t wait for it.” Emily grinned.
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Thanks for reading my story! I would really appreciate feedback/criticism. I’ve just started getting into the ballbusting writing world, mainly I’ve written about what engages me in particular, without taking into account other people's interests.
Not sure if I'll extend this particular narrative in the future, but it's always possible! (I have many ideas) I would really like to know if the overall tempo is enjoyable! I tried aiming at a good mix between pain, pleasure, and narrative; also, flavorful descriptions.
If anyone feels like I could improve on any of those points, I would love to hear! I want to create interesting, fappable, cohesive stories centered around females beat’n balls :) Thanks!
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2020.05.24 18:09 derApfel44 [Hiring] Site Reliability Engineer - Omaze · Los Angeles, CA

Who We Are:
Omaze raises funds and awareness for charities by offering the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and dream-come-true prizes. We've offered everything from a double date with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, to a walk-on role in Star Wars, to a brand new customized Mercedes Benz sprinter van. We've given over $130M to charities around the world, from donors in 180 countries. Our vision is to be the first for-profit company to give $1B to charity in a single year, and we’re building our team of dedicated and passionate people to help us get there. That’s where you come in!
Who we are Seeking:
As a Site Reliability Engineer you will collaborate with the engineering organization to develop and manage infrastructure used in building and deploying Omaze’s various products and services. You will develop, document and implement automated development infrastructures for our customers (build automation, deployment automation, test environments, development environments). You will be a champion of best practices of implementing well-documented, tested and organized systems.
What You’ll Do
Skills and Qualifications
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2020.05.10 18:40 SimonSays18 IJW: A Quiet Place (2018)

Link to original review: https://simonsaysfilm.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-quiet-place-2018-modern-silent-film.html
The lasting image of John Krasinski that lingers in the minds of the majority of people, I would venture to say, is as the charming, clean-shaven goofball Jim Halpert, the beloved character he portrayed on the small screen for the better part of a decade as part of the ensemble cast of the American version of The Office. Episode after episode, Krasinski provided viewers the necessary normalcy to counteract the deranged antics of his more nutty co-stars. He was, undoubtedly, a symbol of sanity.
That was all thrown out the window once Krasinski zeroed in on the concept that would ultimately evolve into his directorial debut, A Quiet Place, one of the most effective mainstream horror flicks of recent years. And it is about as unnerving a thriller as they come. The late Roger Ebert used to talk about "Bruised Forearm Movies", which he so labeled because if you watched one with a date, you would cling to each other so tightly that, by the end, you'd both be black and blue.
A Quiet Place is a proper Bruised Forearm Movie. The tension is palpable from the opening scene, and truly does not let up until the credits roll roughly 90 minutes later.
The film is as suspenseful as it is in large part due to really excellent work by the production's brilliant sound designers. As the title of the movie implies, Krasinski and company utilize silence as much as anything in order to establish the unsettling timbre of the film. There are long stretches of time that feature little or no sound at all, and dialogue is extraordinarily sparse.
In fact, the first word is not heard until about 24 minutes in, and it's not even a character who talks, but rather a song that plays. The characters do not audibly speak until the 38-minute mark...of a 90 minute movie. How is this possible?
Again, the sound design of A Quiet Place is masterful, and ensures that the film remains engaging even when nothing is being said and little is being heard. It was nominated for Best Sound Editing at the Academy Awards, and for very good reason.
Even beyond the dazzling audio work, the film works so well because of very smart direction from the rookie Krasinski. He showcases his talents as a visual storyteller throughout A Quiet Place, using tenets of the Silent Film Era to clue the audience in as to what exactly is happening at all times without heaps of verbal exposition, an aspect of far too many movies nowadays and one that I find particularly off-putting.
The screenplay never stops the momentum of the story to explain what's going on or how the characters are feeling. We understand intuitively the dangers that exist in this world because they are clearly established. And we grasp the emotional state of these people due to that aforementioned visual storytelling and some really fine work from the cast, which includes Krasinski, his talented wife Emily Blunt, and two capable child performers.
It is signaled to the viewer very early on in the proceedings that sounds of any and all kinds pose a serious threat to the characters. A lethal threat. As such, the audience is suspended in a constant state of unease. As movie watchers, we are conditioned to use two senses: sight and hearing. The filmmakers take advantage of this by thoroughly subverting our expectations and delivering something that is wholly different than what we are used to, and therefore not at all what we are anticipating. Each agonizing second of silence has earned that tension we feel in our gut.
A Quiet Place has more on its mind than just white knuckle thrills, though. There's a beating heart at its core that stems from the dynamics of the characters, particularly between Krasinski's paternal figure and his daughter, and the poignant story arc that very subtly progresses throughout the movie, culminating in an emotionally effective finale that is fully earned, even if you were too busy clutching your date to notice.
In the realm of modern Hollywood blockbusters, A Quiet Place is certainly one of the good ones. It's a thrilling piece of mainstream horror filmmaking that is definitely quite scary, but also very touching. Not without its minor flaws and peripheral blemishes, but all around a very solid movie and a wildly successful debut for the multi-talented man at the helm.
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2020.04.21 19:33 derApfel44 [Hiring] Sr. Backend Software Engineer - Omaze · Los Angeles, CA

Who We Are:
Omaze raises funds and awareness for charities by offering the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and dream-come-true prizes. We've offered everything from a double date with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, to a walk-on role in Star Wars, to a brand new customized Mercedes Benz sprinter van. We've given over $130M to charities around the world, from donors in 180 countries. Our vision is to be the first for-profit company to give $1B to charity in a single year, and we’re building our team of dedicated and passionate people to help us get there. That’s where you come in!
Omaze has raised more than $130 million for causes to date, and was recently named one of “The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company.
Who we are Seeking:
As a Sr Backend Software Engineer on the engineering team, you are an experienced software engineer. The language of choice will be Golang, but we are open to people with enterprise level experience in another enterprise language such as Java or C#. As a Backend Engineer, you are the champion of best practices for writing well-tested, well-organized, scalable code.
What You’ll Do
Learn more about this role and apply here
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2020.04.13 19:15 Luna389 Emily Milton - The Daughter of Circe

[Info]
Name: Emily Milton
Nicknames: Emma, Em
Age: 14
Sexuality: Bisexual
Hometown: Burlington, Vermont
Family:
[Skills]
[Appearance]
Faceclaim
Height: 5’5
Physique: While somewhat short, Emma has been blessed with exceptional physical capabilities through her love of gymnastics, soccer, and fencing.
[Personality]
Emma can be very hard to get to know, and for some even harder to like. Her demeanor can be very blunt, often pointing out issues or making judgements out loud with no thought to the consequences. She thinks very highly of her own intelligence, and states as such even if it doesn’t usually come off specifically as bragging. One could almost see her as a child, cluelessly navigating through life socially yet well off physically and mentally.
[Powers]
Passive
Alchemy Expertise: While she hasn’t learned much of the art yet, due to her heritage Emily will excel at brewing potions
Active Powers
Fire Elemental Magic: Emily is barely able to light a candle now, but she believes that with proper training she may one day be able to fully utilize her fire powers for combat purposes
Summoning Magic: The only power Emily has done alright with even before entering Camp; she routinely summons small snacks and water during training, and sometimes things like books for her boredom
[Backstory]
Born to the hard working son of a self made eccentric, Emily’s life was already destined to be one of oddity. She has never asked why Circe would choose her father, who strove out to make a name for himself outside of his own father’s money. Upon being born, her father decided he needed help raising her and went back to Emily’s grandfather for help. The old man took on the task of raising a half god with surprising grace, taking on the tyke as his student; teaching her not only the necessary subjects for a child, but also combat and tactics. When her aunt and uncle were killed in a botched home invasion, she was the one who advocated adopting her younger cousin as her brother, treating him as well as she could given her other tasks and social ineptitude. Drilled like a soldier, she soon found herself feeling like one, and though she loved her grandfather she looked for an escape in asking to visit Camp Half Blood.
[Now]
“Are you sure you want to drop Em in a camp with a bunch of magic people?!” Her brother Glen called from the backseat for the hundredth time, still grumpy that he wasn’t supposed to use his phone with his sister right next to him. Apparently monsters used technology to sense her, it was utterly fascinating.
“Have a bit more faith in your sister,” Her father John was exasperated, and out one hand on the wheel of his car as he turned to face his daughter in the passenger's seat. “You’ll be fine, right Emily?”
Emma turned to him, blinking as she held a knife in her left hand. “Of course. I will not be eaten by monsters Glen.”
Her brother groaned. “I meant, are you going to be okay hanging out with human beings, especially unpredictable ones? There’s a reason Grandpa homeschooled you.”
She frowned, thinking. “I am quite sure that through investigation they will no longer be unpredictable. Yes brother, I believe I will be fine. I am a demigod as well, remember?”
“That’s why I think they’ll be weird…” Glen muttered as the car came to a stop at the base of a hill.
She tilted her head, “Why would myself being a demigod mean that demigods are weird-?”
“You have everything?” John rushed to change the subject. “Clothes, your books, toiletries-“
“Father,” Emma cut him off. “Due to your own forgetfulness, I find myself trusting in my own abilities more than yours in this department.”
John almost seemed to sweat drop. “A-ah, right. You’re fine walking to the barrier?”
Emma nodded. “Yes, it is not far. Good luck on your science exam brother. Good luck finding a spouse father.”
She stepped out as a bomb went off, closing the door to her brother yelling, “HAVE YOU BEEN DATING AGAIN YOU OLD-?!”
Upon calming down, Glen watched his sister go. “Ten dollars says she lasts a week.”
“Please have more faith in your sister Glen.” There was a short pause. “I’ll match you, one month.”
Emma walked towards the boundary of camp happily, curious as to what was to happen to her upon entering camp. She strapped her fine saber to her waist, and hoisted her suitcase. A whole new world was now open for her to explore.
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2020.02.08 17:20 UmbrusNightshade Mr. and Mrs. Fantastic (Rethinking the Fancast)

Everyone knows that a popular fancast for Sue and Reed Richard's AKA Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic is Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
Now I get that not everyone is on board with that but I personally think John as Reed actually has potential for greatness. And he has said recently that he'd be on board to do this if MS and Feige wanted to go that route. However, I read something recently where Blunt had said she's not interested in doing superhero films (something I believe she's said on more than one occasion).
So ... for the sake of this discussion let's say Sarah Halley Finn and Feige decide to go with Krasinski for Reed. Here's my question: Which actress/actresses do you think could A) have good chemistry with Krasinski and B) play Sue well?
Also, if you don't like Krasinski for the part I'd love to hear legitimate reasons because to date the sole reasons I've ever seen offered up boil down to personal opinion rather than actual arguments against this casting.
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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)
Darren Aronofsky
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)
Gemma Arterton
I’m not really into superheroes and stuff like that. But you never know. (HeyUGuys, 2015)
Olivier Assayas
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)
Ari Aster
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)
Michael Bay
I wouldn’t want to, it’s not my thing, it’s just not my gig. (Collider, 2016)
Orlando Bloom
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)
Emily Blunt
Not particularly. (Variety, 2018)
Bong Joon-ho
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)
John Boyega
I sat down with Marvel years ago, but that’s not the direction I want to go at all. (ComicBook, 2019)
Danny Boyle
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)
Alison Brie
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)
James Cameron
I’m not the slightest bit interested in laboring in someone else’s house. (Daily Beast, 2017)
Timothée Chalamet
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)
Toni Collette
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)
Olivia Colman
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)
Sofia Coppola
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)
Bryan Cranston
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)
Tom Cruise
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)
Leonardo DiCaprio
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)
Zac Efron
I would do it in a second. I’m just waiting for the right opportunity. (Elle, 2017)
Taron Egerton
I love Marvel and I love the movies and I’d love the excuse to get in shape. (Variety, 2019)
Robert Eggers
Absolutely not. (Bloody Disgusting, 2019)
Cynthia Erivo
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)
Giancarlo Esposito
I love those guys at Marvel. We’ve been trying to figure out how to collaborate on something. (ComicBook, 2016)
Rebecca Ferguson
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)
David Fincher
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)
Jodie Foster
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)
Cary Fukunaga
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)
Greta Gerwig
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)
Hugh Grant
[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)
James Gray
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)
Eva Green
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)
Jon Hamm
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)
Armie Hammer
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)
Ethan Hawke
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)
Lucas Hedges
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)
Ron Howard
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)
Glenn Howerton
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)
Charlie Hunnam
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.
Peter Jackson
I’m not a superhero guy. (Empire, 2019)
Lily James
I want to do more action. I want to be a superhero. (Refinery29, 2016)
Barry Jenkins
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)
Charlie Kaufman
Of course. But — no one wants me to do that. (IndieWire, 2016)
Jennifer Kent
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)
John Krasinski
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)
Mila Kunis
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)
David Lowery
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)
Rooney Mara
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)
Matthew McConaughey
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)
Adam McKay
We’re always kind of talking. I think Feige is just the greatest, and what they’re doing is amazing. (Happy Sad Confused, 2018)
Christopher McQuarrie
I must tell you, the possibility of my doing a superhero movie is remote in the extreme. (Twitter, 2019)
Sam Mendes
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)
Sienna Miller
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)
Helen Mirren
Oh yes! ... I’d probably have to be the baddie. You know, because I’m British. (CineMovie, 2013)
Viggo Mortensen
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)
Elisabeth Moss
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)
Carey Mulligan
I don’t think I would be very good in something like that. (The Resident, 2018)
Eddie Murphy
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)
David Oyelowo
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)
Al Pacino
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)
Dev Patel
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)
Jordan Peele
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)
Sean Penn
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)
Brad Pitt
I don’t think so. I think there’s enough. I don’t think I have anything to add. (24 Oras, 2019)
Daniel Radcliffe
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)
Lynne Ramsay
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)
Eddie Redmayne
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)
Kelly Reichardt
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)
Boots Riley
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)
Guy Ritchie
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)
Gina Rodriguez
I would love to be a superhero—that’s all I want to do is play a superhero. (E! Online, 2015)
Saoirse Ronan
If a script came along that was strong, interesting, original, I would take it. A good script is a good script. (Vogue, 2018)
Winona Ryder
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)
Josh Safdie
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)
Andrew Scott
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)
Amanda Seyfried
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)
Alexander Skarsgård
If you do it with the right tone, then sure. (The Guardian, 2015)
Steven Soderbergh
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)
Aaron Sorkin
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)
Lakeith Stanfield
I would love to play the Joker. That’d be beautiful. (Jimmy Kimmel Live, 2020)
Kristen Stewart
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)
Justin Theroux
There are younger guys than me that are better at it than I am. I’ll leave it up to them. (Vulture, 2014)
Jean-Marc Vallée
If the script is great, yeah. But so far, it’s not my cup of tea. (Hollywood Reporter, 2016)
Paul Verhoeven
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)
Denis Villeneuve
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)
Mark Wahlberg
I’m not leaving my trailer in a cape. (American Film Market, 2016)
Lulu Wang
[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)
Denzel Washington
I haven’t been approached. You know, we’ll see what happens. (Joe.ie, 2018)
Ben Wheatley
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)
Olivia Wilde
Totally, yeah. Absolutely. (MTV, 2019)
Evan Rachel Wood
I would love to be a superhero or something. (Cinephiled, 2014)
Steven Yeun
I’d like to do anything, if it comes my way and moves me I’m into it. (South China Morning Post, 2020)
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2020.01.03 16:37 sconce2600 The List: 2020

Edit 4/9/20: The lineup potentially leaked on the official website, bold names denote the names leaked (this may change upon an official release).
This is a list of acts that are potentially playing OSLs 2020. I intend to update this list via edit from now until the lineup drop. If you want to add someone to this list just comment below and I will modify the list and credit your handle next to the edit. If you want to find someone in particular quickly I suggest you use ctrl F.
POTENTIAL HEADLINERS
POTENTIAL UNDERCARD:
Playing five tracked festivals
Playing four tracked festivals
Playing three tracked festivals
Playing two tracked festivals
Playing one tracked festival
Added by users, not currently playing any heavy crossover festivals so far
The following have appeared at OSLs once before but have not released new material since their first stint and are therefore less likely to appear in 2019 (To date only Beck and Vance Joy have returned WITHOUT new material, making the following acts much less likely)
The following is a list of bands that have played OSLs more than once and the gaps between return performances, considering only five acts have ever played OSLs three times, all acts in this section should be considered less likely than acts that have played OSLs once or never. Note that no act has ever returned quicker than a three year gap, Givers, Fantastic Negrito, and Big Boi were all makeup performances for prior year cancellations.
Headliners
Threepeaters
Three year gap
Four year gap
Five year gap
Six year gap
Seven year gap
Eight year gap
Ten year gap
The following are past lineup drop dates, all lineup drops from 2012 to 2019 have occurred on a Tuesday:
ACTS CONFIRMED PRIOR TO LINEUP DROP:
Clement Marfo: cracked via bigpavelski35 from a Twitter clue video posted by OSLs Twitter.
Orville Peck
Zhu
Tyler, The Creator
Brittany Howard
The Hu
The 1975
Below are names on the potential lineup leak that occurred on 4/9/20 on the official Outsidelands website that were not included on either list:
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2019.12.23 23:18 CuriousCatNYC777 MEN KNOW! Celebrity men discuss how they knew their wives were “The One” Almost Immediately

How and when make celebrities knew she was the one:
NICK JONAS ON PRIYANKA CHOPRA - “think I got to know her so well as a friend first, which then made it really easy when we started dating to say, 'Wow this is the person and I know, right off the bat.' So it happened very fast, within days of us diving in. I told [my brothers] a week after our first date, 'I'm going to propose later this year.' “
PRINCE HARRY ON MEGHAN MARKLE - "The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life, I fell into her life." When asked when he knew she was the one, Harry said with a smile: “The very first time we met.”
JOE MANGANIELLO ON SOFIA VERGARA - "I knew [she was the one] like right away. She was in New Orleans shooting this movie so I was flying back and forth to date her.”
STEPHEN COLBERT ON EVELYN MCGEE-COLBERT "I walk in [to a theater lobby] and I see across the lobby this woman —I think for the first time, not girl, woman — beautiful woman in a black linen dress, and I think 'Her.' Honest to God, I thought 'There's your wife, you're going to marry her.' And I thought, 'That's crazy …' "
KANYE WEST ON KIM KARDASHIAN "Our love story's a love story for the ages. I felt like when we first got together, it was like a Romeo and Juliet kinda thing where it's like she's a reality star and I'm a rapper."
DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM - David Beckham knew Victoria was the one for him the very first time he saw her, and that was before he even met her. While watching a Spice Girls video, the soccer stud reportedly pointed out Posh Spice and told his friend that he was going to marry her. After they did finally meet, she agreed and said it was “completely love at first sight.”
GEORGE AND AMAL CLOONEY “I think it was about three days in I knew she was the one,” he said.
TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL In 1996, they went on tour together, and that’s when the sparks really flew. Several months later, they walked down the aisle.
DAVID BOWIE ON IMAN "My attraction to her was immediate and all-encompassing. I couldn't sleep for the excitement of our first date," Bowie told HELLO! . "That she would be my wife, in my head, was a done deal. I'd never gone after anything in my life with such passion in all my life. I just knew she was the one."
TOM HANKS AND RITA WILSON- When they starred in the movie "Volunteers" together in 1985, Tom knew Rita was the one. "Rita and I just looked at each other and - kaboing - that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied," Tom said to GQ, per Good Housekeeping.
DENZEL WASHINGTON ON PAULETTA WASHINGTON - Denzel Washington says he proposed to Pauletta Washington three times before she accepted. "You heard it here first," Denzel said on the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of his film, "2 Guns," per E Online. "She turned me down, she said no. And since it was three times, that means she turned me down twice."
HUGH JACKMAN ON DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS “I knew two weeks into meeting Deb that we were going to be together for the rest of our lives,” the actor told Today in 2018.
JOHN KRASINSKI ON EMILY BLUNT It didn't take long John to fall head-over-heels for her. He told Ellen DeGeneres he wasn't looking for a relationship at the time, "But I met her, and I was so nervous and I was like, ‘Oh no I’m going to fall in love with her.’"
CHRIS HEMSWORTH ON ELSA PATAKY Chris revealed he met Elsa on a blind date set up by their reps and immediately knew she was the one. They started dating in 2010. Chris told Elle, "From the first time we met, we just made sense. She's fun. She's outgoing, and she has a sense of humor and a passionate attitude toward life, which is nice to try to keep up with."
ALEX RODRIGUEZ ON JENNIFER LOPEZ Friends of the baseball player would later tell Page Six that Rodriguez spent months trying to find the exact perfect ring. “He wanted to get it right,” the source said. “The proposal has been a long time coming. Alex knew she was the one and has been painstakingly planning everything.”
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ON CAMILA ALVES On that first date, "I knew then. I said the next night after that, I want to go out on another date. The next night after that, I wanted to go another date. And I've been wanting to go on a date with her for the last nine years. And not with anybody else."
CHRIS O’DONNELL & CAROLINE FENTRESS Scent of a Woman and Batman franchise star Chris O’Donnell met Caroline Fentress via his sister, who was her college roommate. For O’Donnell, it was love at first kiss, or as he likes to say, “As soon as I kissed her, I knew she was the one.”
JASON MOMOA ON LISA BONET When Jason Momoa, 39, and Lisa Bonet, 51, first met in 2005 at a jazz club in New York City through mutual friends, the Aquaman actor was immediately smitten. “We just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” he told James Corden on the Late Late Show last year about their first meeting. “I actually had dreaded my hair for her. I had dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around and I see her and she goes, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I turned around to my friend and I [pretended to scream]. I had f—ing fireworks going off inside, man. I convinced her to take me home, because I was living in a hotel.” His love for Bonet began when he was 8 and he saw her on TV. “I was like, ‘Mommy, I want that one,’” Momoa told Corden. “I’m like, ‘I’m going to stalk you for the rest of my life and I’m going to get you.”
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2019.12.22 23:43 Jonah_Cade My 2020 Horror Watchlist

This is the 2020 version of my horror watchlist, which I'll consistently update with release dates and trailer links for easy access - Each movie's IMDb page is also linked. I'm going to pin this to my profile page for my own convenience and anyone else that wants to follow along.
These are movies that I'm planning on seeing for sure, but my anticipation levels vary (Note: Movies listed in order of US release dates).
Let me know of any others you think I may have overlooked and I'll add if it looks like something I'd want to watch, thanks.
 
My Letterboxd 2020 Horror Movies Seen/Ranked List so far
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Malignant (Aug. 14-theaters DELAYED-DATE TBA): Another James Wan horror movie. No other specifics yet.
    Trailer to come:
 
  • The Reckoning (Release date TBA): Latest horror movie from Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers , The Descent), starring Sean Pertwee and Joe Anderson. Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Great Plague and amidst the subsequent witch-hunts against women, a young widow grapples with the tragic death of her husband in a society completely consumed by fear and death.
    Trailer to come:
 
 
  • The Collected (Release date TBA): Third film in The Collector series.
    Trailer to come:
 
2021 Reschedules:
 
 
  • Last Night in Soho (RESCHEDULED FOR APR 23, 2021): Directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split).
    Trailer to come:
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Army of the Dead (2021 Release date TBA-Netflix): Written/directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead 2004).
    Trailer to come:
 
  • Sacrifice (2021 Release date TBA): Lovecraft adaptation (working-titled The Colour of Madness) starring Barbara Crampton. According to Co-director Andy Collier, "We are using 100% practical effects, with some disgusting looking robotic tentacles for a few body horror shocks, together with a very dark, creepy story".
    Trailer to come:
 
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2019.10.18 06:56 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: movies top posts from 2018-10-16 to 2019-10-15 23:17 PDT

Period: 364.06 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 461313
Rate (per day) 2.75 1261.54
Unique Redditors 451 167257
Combined Score 26105321 47180420

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 6304789 points, 243 submissions: BunyipPouch
    1. ‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski (120555 points, 10131 comments)
    2. Netflix's Upcoming 'Black Mirror' Film Will be a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure With 5+ Hours of Footage (83702 points, 2185 comments)
    3. Ryan Reynolds’ 'Free Guy' Receives July 3, 2020 Release Date - About a bank teller stuck in his routine that discovers he’s an NPC character in brutal open world game. (81434 points, 1895 comments)
    4. Channing Tatum Joins the Cast of Ryan Reynolds’ Action-Comedy ‘Free Guy’ - About a bank teller stuck in his routine that discovers he’s an NPC character in brutal open world game. (76849 points, 1354 comments)
    5. Lord of the Ring's 'Battle of Helm's Deep' battle scene took over 3 and a half months of night shoots to finish. Computer software was created specifically for the scene due to the massive crowds needed. Clocking in at 39 minutes long with a full narrative arc, it is almost a movie within a movie. (69926 points, 3957 comments)
    6. Documentary 'Only Don't Tell Anyone' has sparked outrage against the Catholic Church in Poland after being viewed by 18 million people. Secret camera footage of victims confronting priests about their alleged abuse will now result in 30-year jail terms after confessions were caught on tape. (66385 points, 2438 comments)
    7. First Poster for Horror-Western 'The Pale Door' - Follows a gang of cowboys who seek shelter in a ghost town after a disastrous train robbery. They soon discover that the town is home to a coven of witches and blood-thirsty wolves. (64935 points, 1857 comments)
    8. Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski Teaming Up for Fantasy-Comedy 'Imaginary Friends' - A man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends, befriending those that have been forgotten or discarded. Some imaginary friends turn to the dark side and they must save the world from those that become evil. (64629 points, 1999 comments)
    9. Dave Bautista to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Killer’s Game’ - About a veteran hitman informed that he has months to live, so he puts out an open contract on himself, only to discover that the lab made a mistake and he’s in perfect health — forcing him to battle an army of assassins out to kill him. (62871 points, 2499 comments)
    10. Warner Bros Has Begun Developing Sequel to Sci-Fi Hit ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ (62757 points, 2811 comments)
  2. 931648 points, 29 submissions: thomasp003
    1. First poster for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (105859 points, 4935 comments)
    2. Sony, Marvel Make Up: Companies Will Produce Third ‘Spider-Man’ Film (88427 points, 4366 comments)
    3. Danny DeVito Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Jumanji’ Sequel (59298 points, 1297 comments)
    4. First poster for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ (58449 points, 2110 comments)
    5. Dave Bautista Joins ‘Dune’ Reboot (54518 points, 2816 comments)
    6. First poster for ‘Shazam’ (45417 points, 2677 comments)
    7. Andy Serkis Closes Deal to Direct 'Venom 2' (44179 points, 2052 comments)
    8. Oreo the Raccoon, Model for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character Rocket, Dies at 10 (43971 points, 844 comments)
    9. New poster for ‘Pet Semetary’ (43358 points, 2190 comments)
    10. Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks officially titled “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” (41170 points, 818 comments)
  3. 671539 points, 26 submissions: impeccabletim
    1. Us - Official Trailer [HD] (53245 points, 4272 comments)
    2. First Image of Stealth Suit Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (50376 points, 1799 comments)
    3. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer #2 (49549 points, 5105 comments)
    4. New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (49364 points, 2393 comments)
    5. New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (46324 points, 1709 comments)
    6. Toy Story 4 Official Trailer (39376 points, 4028 comments)
    7. New Poster for CaptainMarvel (37860 points, 2714 comments)
    8. The Lighthouse Official Trailer HD A24 (37250 points, 2767 comments)
    9. ‘IT Chapter 2’ Wraps Filming; Bill Hader Says Sequel Is Surprisingly Emotional (31939 points, 1322 comments)
    10. IT CHAPTER TWO - Official Trailer [HD] (30594 points, 3083 comments)
  4. 365393 points, 10 submissions: benjwilliams98
    1. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - Official Teaser Trailer (77937 points, 9379 comments)
    2. Ivan Drago and his son in ‘Creed II’ (56194 points, 2448 comments)
    3. Star Wars Episode IX – Teaser (53578 points, 14524 comments)
    4. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - Official Trailer (38660 points, 7183 comments)
    5. MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL - Official Trailer (33625 points, 5442 comments)
    6. The Lion King Official Trailer (32334 points, 5659 comments)
    7. Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Trailer 2 (31905 points, 4346 comments)
    8. The King's Man Official Teaser Trailer [HD] 20th Century FOX (26005 points, 1861 comments)
    9. Dolittle - Official Trailer (10132 points, 2346 comments)
    10. Jordan Peele's 'Us' Trailer [A new nightmare. Welcome to monkeypawproductions.] (5023 points, 402 comments)
  5. 364093 points, 17 submissions: Sisiwakanamaru
    1. ‘Solo’ Score Disqualified From the Oscars Because Someone Forgot to Submit It (57717 points, 2306 comments)
    2. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards (41676 points, 1183 comments)
    3. MoviePass Changed Some Users’ Passwords on Purpose So They Couldn’t Use the Service (41136 points, 1501 comments)
    4. Paul Rudd Joins Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters 2020’ (38202 points, 2735 comments)
    5. Bruce Willis film 'Air Strike' canceled after co-star Fan Bingbing disappears (34575 points, 2882 comments)
    6. Detective Pikachu (2019) Official Chinese Poster (24132 points, 1402 comments)
    7. Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds will reprise their roles as, the hitman, his wife and the bodyguard, respectively, in 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Sequel (20069 points, 643 comments)
    8. 2019 Oscars: Nominations List (19010 points, 10206 comments)
    9. Dick Van Dyke Paid Walt Disney $4,000 For 'Mary Poppins' Banker Role (14017 points, 484 comments)
    10. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Official Poster (12086 points, 578 comments)
  6. 357310 points, 14 submissions: RokuKyoshiAang
    1. New Look at Naomi Scott's Princess Jasmine in Disney's 'Aladdin' Remake (59517 points, 5309 comments)
    2. Ryan Reynolds shares behind the scenes image of him doing motion capture for 'Detective Pìkachu' (51331 points, 1350 comments)
    3. ‘Child’s Play’: Mark Hamill Will Be The Voice Of Chucky In Killer Remake (45488 points, 1541 comments)
    4. First photo of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista in the action-comedy Stuber (33320 points, 1073 comments)
    5. International Poster for Toy Story 4 (30657 points, 1661 comments)
    6. 'Glass' Will Feature Previously Unseen Footage From 'Unbreakable' (27364 points, 781 comments)
    7. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Has Officially Wrapped Its Production (23913 points, 1511 comments)
    8. Disney Assumes Full Control of Hulu in Deal With Comcast (20900 points, 2032 comments)
    9. Godzilla: King of the Monsters Poster (20179 points, 767 comments)
    10. New image of Taron Egerton as Elton John in the musical fantasy 'Rocketman' (13444 points, 645 comments)
  7. 355924 points, 10 submissions: filmfanatic5
    1. First Official Image from "Zombieland: Double Tap" (83066 points, 2497 comments)
    2. First Official Image from "Bad Boys for Life" (50245 points, 2449 comments)
    3. 'Free Guy' Official Poster (Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi) (47192 points, 1479 comments)
    4. 'Ford v Ferrari' Official Poster (Matt Damon, Christian Bale) (39293 points, 1462 comments)
    5. "The Addams Family" Official Poster (30281 points, 1681 comments)
    6. First Official Image from "Rambo V: Last Blood" (29630 points, 1792 comments)
    7. 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Official Poster (27696 points, 3225 comments)
    8. 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Character Posters (23035 points, 1188 comments)
    9. First Official Images from Pixar's 'Onward' (Chris Pratt, Tom Holland) (15398 points, 1028 comments)
    10. "Hobbs & Shaw" Official Poster (10088 points, 1067 comments)
  8. 333160 points, 12 submissions: SanderSo47
    1. ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP - Official Trailer (HD) (60717 points, 3339 comments)
    2. Rutger Hauer Dead: ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star Was 75 (57284 points, 2869 comments)
    3. All Oscar Categories to Air Live After Hollywood Protest (50848 points, 2624 comments)
    4. First poster for ‘Doctor Sleep’ (40911 points, 2070 comments)
    5. Warner Bros. Moves Denis Villeneuve’s 'Dune' to December 18, 2020 (28880 points, 1936 comments)
    6. FORD v FERRARI Official Trailer [HD] 20th Century FOX (23489 points, 1759 comments)
    7. The King's Man Official Trailer 2 [HD] 20th Century FOX (16781 points, 1152 comments)
    8. Stellan Skarsgård to Play Villain in Legendary's 'Dune' (15876 points, 1227 comments)
    9. Legendary’s ‘Dune’ Film Adds David Dastmalchian (14308 points, 1017 comments)
    10. 'Jojo Rabbit' Wins Audience Award at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival (9002 points, 498 comments)
  9. 302527 points, 10 submissions: Bennett1984
    1. Lucasfilm confirms the Boba Fett Star Wars movie is 100% dead (58279 points, 4645 comments)
    2. Gal Gadot to voice Wonder Woman in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (49790 points, 1249 comments)
    3. Jake Gyllenhaal officially confirms Mysterio role in Spider-Man: Far From Home (48918 points, 1950 comments)
    4. Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill returning for sequel (38581 points, 1601 comments)
    5. The LEGO Batman Movie sequel in development (22521 points, 534 comments)
    6. Kevin Smith announces start of production on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, confirms return of Jason Lee's Brodie Bruce (21634 points, 1335 comments)
    7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters director announces that the movie is complete (18856 points, 652 comments)
    8. Oldboy - Official 4K Restoration Re-Release Trailer (17514 points, 1156 comments)
    9. Ernie Hudson confirms Winston Zeddemore return in Ghostbusters 2020 (17080 points, 836 comments)
    10. Jason Momoa's Aquaman joins The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (9354 points, 438 comments)
  10. 289967 points, 4 submissions: GovSchwarzenegger
    1. Finally filming Kung Fury 2 (92594 points, 1296 comments)
    2. An original storyboard from The Terminator by Jim Cameron (67512 points, 1050 comments)
    3. We’re back. Here’s your Terminator: Dark Fate trailer that doesn’t give the movie away. (67196 points, 7098 comments)
    4. My character poster for Terminator: Dark Fate (62665 points, 2035 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. BunyipPouch (985623 points, 1201 comments)
  2. GovSchwarzenegger (253463 points, 68 comments)
  3. Niyazali_Haneef (155256 points, 148 comments)
  4. TooShiftyForYou (102954 points, 85 comments)
  5. mi-16evil (99273 points, 154 comments)
  6. radbrad7 (81948 points, 162 comments)
  7. ForeverMozart (80201 points, 217 comments)
  8. TheDudeWithNoName_ (78526 points, 273 comments)
  9. shy247er (77924 points, 93 comments)
  10. Ari_Aster (76312 points, 31 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’ by avengerxyz (155340 points, 11209 comments)
  2. Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95 by clampie (121064 points, 3000 comments)
  3. ‘Matrix 4’ Officially a Go With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Lana Wachowski by BunyipPouch (120555 points, 10131 comments)
  4. The World Unites on One Thing: No One Wants a Princess Bride Remake by fsckeith (116118 points, 3452 comments)
  5. Peter Mayhew, actor of Chewbacca from 'Star Wars', has passed away by ninjyte (109179 points, 1959 comments)
  6. First poster for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ by thomasp003 (105859 points, 4935 comments)
  7. Golden Globes: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Wins Best Animated Feature by magikarpcatcher (101307 points, 3492 comments)
  8. James Cameron congratulates Avengers: Endgame on becoming the biggest film of all time by chanma50 (95740 points, 4683 comments)
  9. Finally filming Kung Fury 2 by GovSchwarzenegger (92594 points, 1296 comments)
  10. Sony, Marvel Make Up: Companies Will Produce Third ‘Spider-Man’ Film by thomasp003 (88427 points, 4366 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 35573 points: SmallAsianChick's comment in First official picture of the cast of Aladdin
  2. 31614 points: deleted's comment in ‘Solo’ Score Disqualified From the Oscars Because Someone Forgot to Submit It
  3. 29284 points: WorseThanSocialMedia's comment in First official picture of the cast of Aladdin
  4. 28117 points: ecb3's comment in Ivan Drago and his son in ‘Creed II’
  5. 27940 points: Jfklikeskfc's comment in Ryan Reynolds’ 'Free Guy' Receives July 3, 2020 Release Date - About a bank teller stuck in his routine that discovers he’s an NPC character in brutal open world game.
  6. 27693 points: RansomGoddard's comment in Will Smith Exits ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel
  7. 27557 points: hungergamesofthronez's comment in Disney live-action 'Little Mermaid' has cast singer Halle Bailey as Ariel
  8. 27034 points: AngelicOnyx's comment in Netflix lost $39 million sacking Kevin Spacey and scrapping his last movie 'Gore'
  9. 26453 points: ShortFuse's comment in Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’
  10. 26117 points: ForgetfulLucy28's comment in MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL - Official Trailer
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2019.10.05 18:07 jackramz Marvel Phase 5 Predictions

February 2022: Blade
I thought this date would have been Black Panther 2 which is now May. This still works with February being Black History month and all. I also thought Captain Marvel 2 would fit in that slot but we have nothing on that besides it's coming. I would love for Jordan Peele to direct this but I think he already shot down that he doesn't want to. Who ever Marvel hire to direct it will be great. Mahershala Ali is perfect casting, I think it would be great if Wesley Snipes came on as and Executive Producer.
May 2022: Black Panther II:
All we know about this one is when it comes out and Ryan Coogler will return to direct it. I think it is pretty safe to say Namor will be the villian. He will flood Wakanda. Martin Freeman is said to return of Agent Ross. I think a sub plot of this movie can be Nakia realizing she has Mutant powers and becoming Storm. I think Lupita Nyongo would be prefect for the role and be the first of the OG X Men in the MCU. This can either be in the film it's self or a post credits scene. I think that Keanu Reeves should play Namor. Atm he is rumored for an X Men role (I'd say Beast) but I think that T'Challa should face a clearly older and more experienced king. Instead of Namor being from Atlantis, I think they should change it to Lemura (Deviants under water city) not to correlate with Aquaman and DC.
July/August: Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3
The reason I think August is :one to give James Gunn a little more time and two: because the first GOTG came out in August and this is the last one of this roster of characters. I think that Quill and Nebula will be focused on finding 2014 Gamora. Adam Warlock and The High Evolutionary will be the villains of the movies with Adam Warlock eventually turning good and turning on Ayesha and the Sovereign. Lylla, an Otter similar to Rocket will join the team. Depending on if Thor Love and Thunder introduces Beta Rey Bill, if he isn't introduced there he will be here and will be a Guardian moving forward. I don't see any Guardians really dying because most died in IW. The Only two could be Nebula and Rocket. a even possibly Drax. Groot will be adult Groot tho.
November 2022 Captain Marvel 2.
I think this is where it will likely come out. The only thing we have on this movie is possibly the post credits of Far From Home. I think this movie will feature Nick Fury and Talos establishing S.W.O.R.D and possibly setting up the Ultimates for Captain Marvel 3. I think they need to get different writers from the ones in the first one. I think Marvel really need to win here if they want to set up captain Marvel as a pillar character moving forward. This movie should include Spectrum (Monica Rambeau) who will be introduced in Wandavision.
March 2023 Fantastic 4
I think that either Brad Bird, Jon Favreau, or Matthew Vaughn would be prefect to direct this. I don't care if they set it in the 60s and then go to the present day or just present day just as long as it's good and they can interact with the rest of the MCU in the future. The Only cast I really want is John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as Mr and Ms. Fantastic. I think their chemistry as a real life couple would be terrific on screen. If I had to chose who to play Thing and Human Torch it would be John Cena and Zac Efron. If they do go with Doom as the villain which I doubt because it's been done way too often. If they did go with doom I would want Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
May 2023 Avengers 5
I don't care who the villain is and who is on the team really. Just get the Joss Whedon back to direct this. Give him a roster of 8-13 characters and let him do his magic. Give him Marcus and McFeely to help write it.
July 2023 Ant Man 3
For me this is where we wrap up Ant Man's story. Give him and Wasp a decent role in Avengers 5. Make this whole movie about a journey into the Quantum Realm. A road trip to the Quantum Realm with Hank, Janet, Hope, Scott, Cassie, Ghost and ofc Luis and co. I think it woud be great and at the end have Scott retire. Wasp continue on with Cassie either as Stature or Stinger (In comics)
November 2023: Either Nova or Wolverine
I don't really know which one to pick here. I think it's a prefect time for a Wolverine movie with Tarron Edgerton but the MCU is going more Cosmic and there isn;t really a full on Cosmic movie for 2023.
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2019.07.10 21:26 leftoverbrine From the Brine-y Depths and onto your TBR: June 2019 New Releases

Last time on Brine-y Depths: May 2019

June 2019 Anticipated Releases

**This is soooo behind, but work just has not let up lately. I considered just skipping June and adding them occasionally as backlist titles, but there is just too much good stuff to not warrant it's own post. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep stealing time and quickly follow up with July releases!
Unraveling by Karen Lord, 4-Jun
In this standalone novel, Forensic therapist Dr. Miranda Ecouvo has helped put away a horrific serial killer enacting ritualistic murders, Walter Grey. Unfortunately, her work isn’t done, she learns the murders and Grey's acts, were driven by a supernatural entity when the angel of death recruits her to find the real evil behind the killings. Now she must go on a hunt through a shadowland with the help of some minor gods.
The Outside by Ada Hoffmann, 11-Jun
AI superintelligences have taken over the galaxy, ruling as gods, with cybernetically enhanced angels. Yasira is an autistic genius scientist, creates a new form of energy, but in the process warps reality and is branded a heretic. Space opera meets cosmic horrors.
A Sword Named Truth by Sherwood Smith, 11-Jun
A new series in the far future of the world setting of Smith's Inda series. This novel sets up following a cast of children it will grow with into adulthood over the course of the series, as queens and kings of wide ranging realms with varied cultures. This novel serves as a hefty set up for what is likely to be a broad ranging, and politically driven epic fantasy.
The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey, 11-Jun
Lower Proszawa is caught up in a downward spiral of hedonistic excess, both in celebration of peace and as a distraction from the horrors of the war that's just ended leaving their land and people ravaged. People are directionless, without hope as automatons have encroached into the workforce, however Largo, a lowly bike messenger has dreams of making something of himself but is caught in a cycle of no opportunity. A dark, eastern European inspired, steampunk, dystopian standalone.
Stronger than A Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan, 11-Jun
A standalone, steampunk fantasy with a Qing dynasty China inspired setting. A small village under attack must promise the Viceroy a treasured pearl and betrothal to a village girl of his choice in return for protection. His choice is Anlei, a blunt talking, young acrobat who dreams of being a warrior. However, the pearl is stolen, in order to salvage the protection agreement Anlei must chase down the thief, a mysterious half-human half-spirit boy called Tai.
Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, 13-Jun
Gretel Mudd has been told her whole life to stay away from the Darkwood, as it is inhabited by monsters and witches. Until one day, she is declared a witch for enjoying math, and banished to the Darkwood herself. Once there she realizes perhaps the stories of evil beings who are different may not be quite the truth when she meets other witches, and realizes she just might fit in. A mid-grade comedic fantasy.
The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V. Snyder, 17-Jun - Aus/NZ Only, pending UK/US dates.
Treasure hunting adventure in a middle eastern setting. Deep within an underground city in the desert, a researcher and artifact hunter, Shyla, is trapped into proving the innocence of her archaeologist friend, Banqui, by working to locate missing jewels known as The Eyes of Tamburah rumored to carry power over the great city.
The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull, 18-Jun
In this debut work, the U.S. Virgin Islands have found themselves annexed by the Ynaa, alien researchers whose ship looms off shore. A philosophical exploration of colonialism, we see first contact and settlement, but focus in on the disruption to families and society in the wake of murder at the hands of the aliens.
Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall, 18-Jun
Apprentice gravedigger Volke, dreams of being like the heroic arcanists he's grown up reading about. Arcanists bond themselves to magical creatures in order to channel their magic, Volke and his fellow apprentice figure out a way to train with the masters, and meet their heroes. Unfortunately for Volke, he winds up bonded to a Knightmare, an extremely volatile and dark creature that may put him in over his head.
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry, 18-Jun
A Red Riding Hood re-imagining, in which Red is a college student with a prosthetic leg, who is at a disadvantage when there is a sudden epidemic outbreak that sends her fleeing to her isolated grandmother's house to escape. Building the story through flashbacks to show how she has wound up alone, surviving, and protecting herself with an axe.
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall, 18-Jun
Loosely inspired high fantasy take on Sherlock Holmes. Captain John Wyndham is returning from war, taking a job as an alchemist, stuck seeking out the least expensive rental he can find leaves him boarding with a debaucherous sorceress, Shaharazad Hass. One of her (many) former lovers shows up seeking help with a mysterious blackmail letter that sets them on a wild hunt about the city of Khelathra-Ven - a cosmic nexus, with dimensional portals, time travel, vampires, lovecraftian horrors, among other things. Full of diverse rep, with trans and pan protagonists, in a world where gender and sexuality are not particularly binary.
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh, 18-Jun
A green man myth inspired novella, featuring an MM romance, in which Henry is a skeptic who has recently moved into the house on the edge of the woods, he becomes curious to know about the woods and it's magic through it's protector Tobias.
FKA USA by Reed King, 18-Jun
This irreverent dystopian road trip debut novel, takes place in what would be middle america, except that the USA has dissolved after political and natural disasters tore it apart, creating several new countries in its place. A trio comprised of a young factory worker, an android, and a lobotomized convict are tasked with the critical mission of getting a talking goat across borders.
What the heck is this?
This is an attempt at a new release spotlight on primarily non-major, non-sequel releases that seem interesting TO ME. These are books I have not read, so I apologize in advance for any misleading info, however I have put in a bunch of effort to trawl the depths of the internets in order to break down the info available from blurbs and early reviews into something quick and dirty that might tell you if you want to look at them more for yourself.
I have made every effort to include only releases that I was able to verify release dates at multiple sources, however keep in mind that pre-release info for non-major releases is often a moving target, so some dates very well may change.
Why didn't you include MY most anticipated book?!
I might not have heard of it, this list is by no means comprehensive. Also, if it has already been talked about heavily as determined entirely by my personal opinion... I've left it off.
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2019.04.26 19:52 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: movies top posts from 2018-04-24 to 2019-04-23 16:25 PDT

Period: 363.81 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 464914
Rate (per day) 2.75 1268.26
Unique Redditors 451 169779
Combined Score 26588436 50371314

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 6367113 points, 248 submissions: BunyipPouch
    1. Ryan Reynolds to Produce 'Stoned Alone' - R-Rated Re-imagining of Classic 'Home Alone' (99316 points, 2129 comments)
    2. Netflix's Upcoming 'Black Mirror' Film Will be a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure With 5+ Hours of Footage (83613 points, 2200 comments)
    3. Ryan Reynolds’ 'Free Guy' Receives July 3, 2020 Release Date - About a bank teller stuck in his routine that discovers he’s an NPC character in brutal open world game. (81205 points, 1907 comments)
    4. First Poster for 'Holmes & Watson' - Comedy-Mystery Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Noah Jupe, and Kelly Macdonald (72252 points, 1814 comments)
    5. Netflix Has a Page Where You Can Request TV Shows and Movies To Be Added (67239 points, 2871 comments)
    6. First Image of Shia Labeouf as Shia Labeouf's Father in Shia Labeouf Biopic 'Honey Boy' (66805 points, 2213 comments)
    7. Warner Bros Has Begun Developing Sequel to Sci-Fi Hit ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ (62679 points, 2834 comments)
    8. Dave Bautista to Star in Action-Thriller ‘Killer’s Game’ - About a veteran hitman informed that he has months to live, so he puts out an open contract on himself, only to discover that the lab made a mistake and he’s in perfect health — forcing him to battle an army of assassins out to kill him. (62647 points, 2521 comments)
    9. First Image of Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly in Comedy-Mystery 'Holmes & Watson' - Also Starring Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall, Noah Jupe, and Kelly Macdonald (60431 points, 1378 comments)
    10. First Image of James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough in 'IT: Chapter Two' (60349 points, 1728 comments)
  2. 855661 points, 29 submissions: thomasp003
    1. Danny DeVito Joins Dwayne Johnson in ‘Jumanji’ Sequel (59281 points, 1304 comments)
    2. First poster for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ (58411 points, 2124 comments)
    3. Dave Bautista Joins ‘Dune’ Reboot (54499 points, 2850 comments)
    4. First official look at Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’ (52413 points, 3844 comments)
    5. First poster for ‘Shazam’ (45417 points, 2690 comments)
    6. Oreo the Raccoon, Model for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Character Rocket, Dies at 10 (43956 points, 848 comments)
    7. New poster for ‘Pet Semetary’ (43361 points, 2215 comments)
    8. New Venom poster released (42381 points, 1770 comments)
    9. Mr. Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks officially titled “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” (41162 points, 825 comments)
    10. New poster released for ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ (39861 points, 1963 comments)
  3. 725851 points, 25 submissions: impeccabletim
    1. Us - Official Trailer [HD] (53251 points, 4298 comments)
    2. First Image of Stealth Suit Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (50366 points, 1805 comments)
    3. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer #2 (49500 points, 5131 comments)
    4. New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (49359 points, 2403 comments)
    5. New Poster for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ (46294 points, 1723 comments)
    6. First Image of Natalie Portman as Lucy Cola from Noah Hawley's 'Pale Blue Dot' (39863 points, 1542 comments)
    7. Toy Story 4 Official Trailer (39339 points, 4050 comments)
    8. New Poster for CaptainMarvel (37858 points, 2728 comments)
    9. First Image of Jack Dylan Grazer & Zachary Levi as Freddy Freeman & Shazam in 'Shazam!' (36990 points, 2626 comments)
    10. First Image of Gal Gadot's Character Shank from Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet' (36528 points, 2070 comments)
  4. 662982 points, 27 submissions: Johnny_W94
    1. 'Zombieland' Sequel a Go With Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin (101399 points, 2831 comments)
    2. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer #1 (59740 points, 5968 comments)
    3. How to Train Your Dragon 3 - Official Poster (53692 points, 3127 comments)
    4. 'The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time' - Official Poster (42446 points, 2301 comments)
    5. Venom - Official Trailer #2 (34278 points, 7052 comments)
    6. VICE - Official Trailer (31898 points, 2837 comments)
    7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Official Trailer (30598 points, 2115 comments)
    8. Halloween - Official Trailer (26447 points, 3859 comments)
    9. Bohemian Rhapsody - Official Trailer (26241 points, 1963 comments)
    10. First Image of Felicity Jones & Eddie Redmayne in Amazon's 'The Aeronauts' (25208 points, 614 comments)
  5. 576118 points, 24 submissions: Sisiwakanamaru
    1. ‘Solo’ Score Disqualified From the Oscars Because Someone Forgot to Submit It (57714 points, 2317 comments)
    2. Albus Dumbledore and Young Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (55261 points, 2209 comments)
    3. ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards (41652 points, 1192 comments)
    4. 'Incredibles 2' Hits $1 Billion at Box Office Faster Than Any Animated Film (40553 points, 1248 comments)
    5. In Firing James Gunn, Disney Hurts All of Hollywood (39618 points, 11117 comments)
    6. Tom Holland Reveals Next 'Spider-Man' Movie Is Called 'Far From Home' (34733 points, 2558 comments)
    7. Bruce Willis film 'Air Strike' canceled after co-star Fan Bingbing disappears (34573 points, 2895 comments)
    8. Kumail Nanjiani Joins Men In Black Reboot (32013 points, 2473 comments)
    9. Detective Pikachu (2019) Official Chinese Poster (24074 points, 1403 comments)
    10. MoviePass Goes Back to Offering Movie-A-Day Monthly Plan (24008 points, 2787 comments)
  6. 339332 points, 11 submissions: Bennett1984
    1. Lucasfilm confirms the Boba Fett Star Wars movie is 100% dead (58281 points, 4666 comments)
    2. Ryan Reynolds to battle Sharks, Vikings and Nazis in Sam Raimi's Bermuda Triangle (54775 points, 1356 comments)
    3. Gal Gadot to voice Wonder Woman in The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (49777 points, 1257 comments)
    4. Jake Gyllenhaal officially confirms Mysterio role in Spider-Man: Far From Home (48909 points, 1971 comments)
    5. Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill returning for sequel (38568 points, 1611 comments)
    6. The LEGO Batman Movie sequel in development (22518 points, 536 comments)
    7. Kevin Smith announces start of production on Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, confirms return of Jason Lee's Brodie Bruce (21621 points, 1345 comments)
    8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters director announces that the movie is complete (18861 points, 654 comments)
    9. Denis Villeneuve confirms that his Dune adaptation will be two films (11215 points, 1071 comments)
    10. Jason Momoa's Aquaman joins The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (9349 points, 440 comments)
  7. 336100 points, 13 submissions: RokuKyoshiAang
    1. New Look at Naomi Scott's Princess Jasmine in Disney's 'Aladdin' Remake (59430 points, 5344 comments)
    2. Ryan Reynolds shares behind the scenes image of him doing motion capture for 'Detective Pìkachu' (51297 points, 1353 comments)
    3. ‘Child’s Play’: Mark Hamill Will Be The Voice Of Chucky In Killer Remake (45471 points, 1559 comments)
    4. First photo of Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista in the action-comedy Stuber (33305 points, 1077 comments)
    5. International Poster for Toy Story 4 (30646 points, 1670 comments)
    6. 'Glass' Will Feature Previously Unseen Footage From 'Unbreakable' (27362 points, 784 comments)
    7. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Has Officially Wrapped Its Production (23898 points, 1523 comments)
    8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters Poster (20151 points, 769 comments)
    9. New image of Taron Egerton as Elton John in the musical fantasy 'Rocketman' (13374 points, 647 comments)
    10. New photo of Timothy Olyphant as Seth Bullock in the 'Deadwood' movie (13275 points, 892 comments)
  8. 335268 points, 10 submissions: josesimon09
    1. 50,000 sign petition for Disney to rehire James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (77917 points, 12858 comments)
    2. Disney Severs Ties With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Over Old Offensive Tweets (50070 points, 15113 comments)
    3. Still taken of Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men In Black International (42724 points, 2184 comments)
    4. Scott Wilson, Actor in 'The Walking Dead' and 'In Cold Blood,' Dies at 76 (37099 points, 978 comments)
    5. Once Upon a Deadpool Official Poster (34570 points, 1293 comments)
    6. Scarlett Johansson Lands $15 Million Payday for Black Widow Movie (28715 points, 3089 comments)
    7. James Cameron: The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Have Wrapped Production (26718 points, 2667 comments)
    8. ‘Shrek,’ ‘Puss ’n’ Boots’ Getting Rebooted (18155 points, 1668 comments)
    9. 'The Dark Knight’ Set for 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-release (14063 points, 774 comments)
    10. Director Nicolas Roeg, whose films include Don't Look Now and Performance, has died aged 90, his family says (5237 points, 147 comments)
  9. 329195 points, 12 submissions: filmfanatic5
    1. First Official Image from "Zombieland: Double Tap" (82844 points, 2514 comments)
    2. First Official Image from "Bad Boys for Life" (50239 points, 2462 comments)
    3. "The Addams Family" Official Poster (30257 points, 1690 comments)
    4. First Official Image from "Rambo V: Last Blood" (29627 points, 1798 comments)
    5. 'Creed 2' Official Poster (26853 points, 1397 comments)
    6. 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' Character Posters (23023 points, 1191 comments)
    7. New Official 'Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2' Images (21796 points, 1389 comments)
    8. 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout" Official Poster (21300 points, 2259 comments)
    9. 'The Predator' Official Poster (17884 points, 1256 comments)
    10. "Hobbs & Shaw" Official Poster (10082 points, 1075 comments)
  10. 290287 points, 7 submissions: benjwilliams98
    1. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - Official Teaser Trailer (77810 points, 9433 comments)
    2. Ivan Drago and his son in ‘Creed II’ (56196 points, 2451 comments)
    3. Star Wars Episode IX – Teaser (53470 points, 14767 comments)
    4. MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL - Official Trailer (33606 points, 5466 comments)
    5. The Lion King Official Trailer (32289 points, 5726 comments)
    6. Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Trailer 2 (31904 points, 4363 comments)
    7. Jordan Peele's 'Us' Trailer [A new nightmare. Welcome to monkeypawproductions.] (5012 points, 403 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. BunyipPouch (1064023 points, 1293 comments)
  2. TooShiftyForYou (219693 points, 142 comments)
  3. Sisiwakanamaru (137663 points, 109 comments)
  4. TommyGregBestFriends (102395 points, 77 comments)
  5. benjwilliams98 (98847 points, 43 comments)
  6. mi-16evil (93068 points, 156 comments)
  7. TheDudeWithNoName_ (78750 points, 327 comments)
  8. Thatoneasian9600 (76599 points, 80 comments)
  9. Worthyness (76045 points, 492 comments)
  10. shy247er (70843 points, 104 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’ by avengerxyz (153200 points, 11363 comments)
  2. Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95 by clampie (120904 points, 3020 comments)
  3. Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers on the set of 'You Are My Friend' by Melanismdotcom (112722 points, 2443 comments)
  4. 'Zombieland' Sequel a Go With Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin by Johnny_W94 (101399 points, 2831 comments)
  5. Golden Globes: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Wins Best Animated Feature by magikarpcatcher (100936 points, 3503 comments)
  6. Ryan Reynolds to Produce 'Stoned Alone' - R-Rated Re-imagining of Classic 'Home Alone' by BunyipPouch (99316 points, 2129 comments)
  7. Ryan Reynolds starring in movie about a man who realizes he's a background character in a video game. Stranger Things' producer Shawn Levy to direct by sorrysnail (94562 points, 2625 comments)
  8. New picture of John Wick 3 by jokerbyreddit (89001 points, 2263 comments)
  9. The movie "The Princess Bride" meant so much to Andre the Giant that he made his wrestling friends watch an advanced copy of the VHS with him over, and over, and over again. He'd supply dinner, drinks and sweetly asking them each time, “What did you think of the movie? Did you like my performance?” by broken_beat (87757 points, 2025 comments)
  10. How Disney changed Lilo & Stich after 9/11 by Raqped (85996 points, 2257 comments)

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  4. 29282 points: WorseThanSocialMedia's comment in First official picture of the cast of Aladdin
  5. 28122 points: ecb3's comment in Ivan Drago and his son in ‘Creed II’
  6. 27909 points: Jfklikeskfc's comment in Ryan Reynolds’ 'Free Guy' Receives July 3, 2020 Release Date - About a bank teller stuck in his routine that discovers he’s an NPC character in brutal open world game.
  7. 27665 points: RansomGoddard's comment in Will Smith Exits ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel
  8. 27034 points: AngelicOnyx's comment in Netflix lost $39 million sacking Kevin Spacey and scrapping his last movie 'Gore'
  9. 26989 points: drewsus64's comment in New poster for "Little Italy" starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen
  10. 26231 points: ShortFuse's comment in Disney Reinstates Director James Gunn For ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 3’
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2019.04.08 13:44 ukpolbot Subreddit stats: Top posts from March 31 to April 7

Period: 6.97 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 60742
Rate (per day) 143.29 8559.31
Unique Redditors 395 7554
Combined Score 118696 401447

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 9169 points, 48 submissions: mmmmmm-_-
    1. David Miliband: There’s nothing “left wing” about any kind of Brexit. It invites an unyielding job-cutting, standard-shredding, equality-reducing, regulation-shaving race to the bottom. No thanks. (1739 points, 414 comments)
    2. As the Sultan of Brunei introduces stoning for homosexuals, Richard Pendlebury asks… Why is a crack battalion of British Royal Gurkha Rifles still protecting this gold-plated bigot? (1135 points, 303 comments)
    3. EU slaps down Jacob Rees-Mogg for suggesting UK should deliberately cause chaos if Brexit is delayed (661 points, 287 comments)
    4. Pro-Europeans must unite around the opportunity of the EU elections - Brexit has created in the UK the biggest pro-EU movement in the bloc: let’s fight together (539 points, 109 comments)
    5. As it stands NO British food products or animals could be exported to the EU in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to EU officials. It's because the UK still hasn't passed enough legislation for the EU to recognise it as a third country. (469 points, 183 comments)
    6. Just out of court on a case where the Home Office wants to remove a 78 year old woman with Advanced Alzheimer’s Dementia. They say she can be put in a care home in her own country for the time she has left. This is what Theresa May’s 2012 immigration rules mean. (454 points, 167 comments)
    7. Six in 10 Britons say Brexit uncertainty bad for mental health (404 points, 153 comments)
    8. Greens warn Labour will ‘never be forgiven’ if they usher in Brexit (299 points, 292 comments)
    9. Far-right activist Tommy Robinson banned from Snapchat (276 points, 405 comments)
    10. Third of Labour MPs pile pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to secure second referendum (273 points, 67 comments)
  2. 8797 points, 19 submissions: chowieuk
    1. A history of the BBC's abject failure to report on Vote Leave's cheating during the referendum campaign [Thread] (2316 points, 244 comments)
    2. Anna Turley MP - "Very amused by Rt Hon Lord Peter Lilley, Life Peer, member of the Privy Council, holder of 4 senior ministerial roles under Tory governments, Thatcher loyalist, former chair of the Bow Group, anti-climate change petroleum lobbyist, raging about the ‘establishment’ on my telly 😂" (1761 points, 231 comments)
    3. Projection on the white cliffs of dover (1237 points, 333 comments)
    4. Why is Britain turning blind eye to Leave side’s lawbreaking? Illegal fund activity linked to Brexit being ignored in belief ‘the people have spoken’ (819 points, 235 comments)
    5. 🇩🇪Germany’s Deputy Foreign Minister: 🥊“Brexit is a big shitshow, I say that now very undiplomatically” 🥊“90%” cabinet “no idea how workers think, live, work and behave” 🥊Politicians “born with silver spoons in their mouths, who went to private schools” that will not suffer (727 points, 169 comments)
    6. John Springford - "A reminder that a customs union is not soft Brexit. It only eliminates some tariff costs. The biggest costs of Brexit come from leaving the single market." (414 points, 192 comments)
    7. David Allen Green "In 2016 the "will of the people" via a referendum was for UK to leave EU. In 2017 the "will of the people" via a general election was for this to be done through a hung parliament. That parliament now failed. Difficult to argue against matter now being referred back to voters." (314 points, 169 comments)
    8. Michel Barnier recounts asking Nigel Farage about his vision for the future UK-EU relationship. Farage's response - "Mr Barnier. After Brexit the EU won't exist" (309 points, 193 comments)
    9. Rees-Mogg on Today programme this morning. Host asks him to clarify whether he supports any AFD policies. He then launches a tirade against the 'typical', 'lefty' BBC, refusing to answer the question. (210 points, 103 comments)
    10. Krishnan Guru-Murthy - "Sir Keir Starmer says : "So far, the Government isn't proposing any changes to the deal. In particular it's not countenancing any changes to the actual wording of the political declaration." WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING??" (188 points, 52 comments)
  3. 7046 points, 24 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Nick Boles: I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise. (2457 points, 371 comments)
    2. BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party' (1811 points, 534 comments)
    3. Blimey by ONE VOTE cooper Letwin Bill passes Commons stages - mandating PM to ask for extension. Backbenchers legislating against Government wishes... Ayes 313 Noes 312 (550 points, 434 comments)
    4. Boles says the PM has 'mismanaged and misunderstood' Brexit by only trying please the Tory party, never trying to construct a plan for the whole country, but party is gripped in combination of 'cowardice' from Remainers and 'dogma' from the Brexiteers that is 'not pretty' (387 points, 25 comments)
    5. 15 Tory MPs including government whip Mike Freer voted for a second referendum (258 points, 62 comments)
    6. Chris Heaton-Harris: After much contemplation, I have decided to leave Theresa May's Government. I'm grateful to the PM for giving me the opportunity to serve the UK and I will continue to represent my constituents as the MP for Daventry. (176 points, 117 comments)
    7. Quite incredible that after seven hours of a Cabinet discussion her only move forward is that she will talk to @jeremycorbyn In other words the Cabinet still cannot face up to the basic decisions - Corbyn has real power now. (176 points, 54 comments)
    8. Newport West result: LAB: 39.6% (-12.7) CON: 31.3% (-8.0) UKIP: 8.6% (+6.1) PC: 5.0% (+2.6) LDEM: 4.6% (+2.4) GRN: 3.9% (+2.8) RNW: 3.7% (+3.7) ATWA: 0.9% (+0.9) SDP: 0.9% (+0.9) D&V: 0.8% (+0.8) FBM: 0.7% (+0.7) Labour HOLD. (157 points, 202 comments)
    9. Extinction Rebellion: BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion activists strip off in House of Commons public gallery to call attention to the ‘elephant in the room’ — Climate and Ecological Crisis #ExtinctionRebellion #TellTheTruth (140 points, 37 comments)
    10. NEW: Channel 4 News can exclusively reveal a 16-fold rise in the use of Section 60 Stop and Search powers by the Metropolitan Police in just two years - while the number of stabbings has risen. (118 points, 19 comments)
  4. 5294 points, 18 submissions: zakkyb
    1. Private Eye on Daniel Hannan rewriting history (2189 points, 213 comments)
    2. In tonight’s Evening Standard, George Osborne responds to a letter from a Brexiter asking why Parliament does not have an answer to Brexit after 2 years (1143 points, 273 comments)
    3. Election Maps UK - How a General Election would look if 18-24's only were allowed to vote: Seats Votes LAB: 541 55.0% SNP: 56 4.5% LDM: 25 14.0% SF: 10 0.9% PLC: 4 0.7% DUP: 4 0.4% CON: 3 14.5% IND: 2 GRN: 1 2.0% UUP: 1 0.4% ALL: 1 0.4% SDLP: 1 0.3% (369 points, 516 comments)
    4. Britain Elects - Britain leaving the European Union without any deal would be... A good outcome: 25% An acceptable compromise: 13% A bad outcome: 50% via @YouGov , 31 Mar - 01 Apr (287 points, 89 comments)
    5. The Adventures of Pinocchio (270 points, 7 comments)
    6. Matt on the European elections (261 points, 5 comments)
    7. Zambian resident how Brexit is being viewed by Sub-Saharan Africa (184 points, 24 comments)
    8. Nick Boles is a rare hero in a Parliament full of cowards (183 points, 43 comments)
    9. Election Maps UK - Would you support the British public having the final vote on Brexit, whatever the outcome of negotiations – whether a deal is reached or not? Support: 52% Oppose: 24% Don't Know: 24% Via @BMGResearch, 2-5 April. (138 points, 49 comments)
    10. Lisa Nandy MP - Take a look at where the Revoke Article 50 petition has got the fewest and most signatures. These are two Englands with differences in experience and outlook that run much deeper than the current divisions over Brexit (72 points, 64 comments)
  5. 3750 points, 23 submissions: OldTenner
    1. EU says it would not open talks with UK after no-deal Brexit until it agrees to divorce bill and Irish backstop (806 points, 625 comments)
    2. Rosie Cooper: "I was to be murdered to send a message to this place. Members of this House are regularly abused and attacked. Our freedoms, our way of life, our democracy is under threat" - MPs applaud as Labour's Rosie Cooper speaks out about neo-Nazi murder plot [video] (686 points, 383 comments)
    3. NEW - shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry writes to Labour MPs, insisting JC mustn't agree to any deal without a referendum attached. "Yes, any deal agreed by Parliament must be subject to a confirmatory public vote, and yes, the other option on the ballot must be Remain." (328 points, 54 comments)
    4. Alex Sobel: I’ve submitted this Parliamentary Question to @GavinWilliamson ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to investigate a video circulating on social media that depicts British soldiers using a picture of the Leader of the Opposition as target practice.’ (325 points, 184 comments)
    5. BREAKING: Labour confirms it WILL be backing Common Market 2.0. (294 points, 385 comments)
    6. Nigel Adams: Following yesterday’s cabinet, this morning I’ve been to Downing Street & resigned my position as UK Govt Minister for Wales & Govt Whip. I’m grateful to the PM for the opportunity to serve as a Minister since 2017 & will continue to serve my constituents from the backbenches. (274 points, 98 comments)
    7. Laura Kuenssberg: Just been sent this - said to be circulating now in Commons- motion that would censure the Prime Minister and some ministers and even dock their pay - not sure if this will pick up much support, but shows some Tories are very very angry this morning (151 points, 42 comments)
    8. Laura Kuenssberg: Whispers this morning that clerks in Commons have made it clear to govt that Bercow would not allow them to bring back the deal for another vote - one source says this is a 'BIG PROBLEM' - with capital letters - BUT Speaker's office says not decided yet - let's see (135 points, 73 comments)
    9. Philip Hammond refuses to rule out second Brexit referendum the Chancellor said the government had "no red lines" during its Brexit discussions with Labour (105 points, 38 comments)
    10. The Govt are defeated in their attempt to block #IndicativeVotes2 today. 322/277 a majority of 45. The debate will last until 8pm with votes between 8-830pm on 📝 (102 points, 31 comments)
  6. 2996 points, 27 submissions: BothBawlz
    1. April Fool's jokes banned amid fear of panic buying over Brexit (845 points, 74 comments)
    2. Guillaume Chaslot (@gchaslot) Tweeted: The Philippines is the country in the world with the highest use of social media per day. From 2015 to 2018, the belief that vaccines are important decreased there from 93% to 32%. This country is a canary in the coal mine. (414 points, 58 comments)
    3. Pippa Crerar Tweeted: All eyes on PMQs later. Worth remembering that just SEVEN days ago Theresa May declared: "The biggest threat to our standing in the world, to our defence and to our economy is sitting on the Labour front bench.” Suspect she won't be repeating that today (h/t @JBeattieMirror) (323 points, 40 comments)
    4. Tim Farron (@timfarron) Tweeted: @NickBoles tells me that he’s voted for a people’s vote in the indicative votes. So have I (of course), and in the spirit of compromise and finding common ground, I have also voted for Common Market 2.0 (209 points, 30 comments)
    5. House of Lords -- Business of the House; European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill AKA Cooper-Letwin Extension Bill; beginning at approximately Thursday 4 April 2019 at 11.30am BST (177 points, 1259 comments)
    6. The options for tomorrow's (Monday, 2019-04-01) indicative votes: (169 points, 392 comments)
    7. Claire Perry Tweeted: @Telegraph I don’t ever comment on Cabinet meetings but must do now because your headline is based on totally inaccurate leaks from a colleague behaving reprehensibly. There were only FOUR cabinet members who spoke explicitly today in favour of no extension and no deal. (120 points, 29 comments)
    8. May: My deal? Commons: No. May: My deal? Commons: No. May: 30th of June? European Council: No. May: My deal? Commons: No. May: 30th of June? European Council: (TBD -- No). (120 points, 38 comments)
    9. Today Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake MP, will present a bill which would require the Prime Minister to resign should the House of Commons pass a motion of no confidence in her. (112 points, 58 comments)
    10. Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) Tweeted: Theresa May has been “very clear” the Tory party will not let Dominic Grieve be deselected despite Friday’s no confidence vote claims Victoria Atkins (98 points, 36 comments)
  7. 2811 points, 11 submissions: bottish
    1. Der Englische Patient (1798 points, 111 comments)
    2. Guy Verhofstadt on Twitter: We cannot risk giving the keys of the EU’s future to a Boris Johnson, or a Michael Gove, the architects of this #Brexit disaster. A long extension would do exactly that. (281 points, 86 comments)
    3. Brexit is turning Britain into a laughing stock, says Siemens UK boss (247 points, 108 comments)
    4. Nicola Sturgeon tells EU citizens in Scotland: ‘You are welcome here’. Support package launched amid concerns many in rural areas do not know they must apply for settled status. (152 points, 111 comments)
    5. No.10 statement: Look out for Theresa May's no-deal trap. It all sounded so reasonable and open. And that was probably the first indication that something could be wrong. Theresa May's statement in Downing Street today, just like all her Brexit commentary, was extremely murky and unclear. (112 points, 18 comments)
    6. Tory members back no-deal Brexit and Johnson as Prime Minister. Three quarters of Tory members want to leave the EU without a deal, a new survey has revealed, in a further indication a hardline Brexiteer such as Boris Johnson is their preferred successor to Theresa May. (86 points, 62 comments)
    7. Opinion: Amid the chaos of Brexit, Scotland is a beacon of sense in a sea of madness. (56 points, 15 comments)
    8. "Until no deal is off the table - and May should have taken it off the table a long time ago - we can't be certain that certain medicines might not run out" - Dr Kirsty Hughes. (33 points, 26 comments)
    9. German economy will grow 0.7 percent this year if Brexit is disorderly: BDI (19 points, 1 comment)
    10. Two devices left on rail lines in suspected pro-Brexit sabotage plot. Police investigate ‘malicious obstructions’ that were meant to disrupt train services (16 points, 9 comments)
  8. 2679 points, 21 submissions: jaydenkieran
    1. Ian Blackford: "In all eventualities, there must be a people's vote" SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, Greens and the Independent Group issue joint statement saying they will push for a public vote to be included in #Brexit legislation (512 points, 204 comments)
    2. BREAKING: BBC News understands HMP Birmingham is being permanently brought back into public ownership. The jail has been operated by G4S since 2011 and had 7 more years of the contract to run. Prison Service has been managing the jail since last August after a damning inspection. (405 points, 110 comments)
    3. JRM: If a long extension leaves us stuck in the EU we should be as difficult as possible. We could veto any increase in the budget, obstruct the putative EU army and block Mr Macron’s integrationist schemes. (307 points, 321 comments)
    4. “You are sounding like a member of the ERG, it’s your duty to be probing” Ken Clarke to Andrew Neil during Politics Live (302 points, 139 comments)
    5. Krishnan Guru-Murthy: A male MP we asked to come on for this discussion about the abusive language and behaviour around Brexit told our producer to get stuffed and shove the programme up his ****. There have always been a few thickies in parliament but they were generally polite. No more. (276 points, 117 comments)
    6. Peston: So @CiceroGlobal have crunched the numbers and have @NickBoles's Common Market 2.0 motion winning by 307 to 253, now that Labour are whipping in favour of it. As the least Brexity of all the Brexit options, that would put an enormous predatory cat among the Tory pigeons... (180 points, 173 comments)
    7. Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK needs an extension to Article 50 which is "as short as possible" in order to leave the EU with a deal (109 points, 148 comments)
    8. Chris Leslie MP: "Seven hours for that?! Two main political parties to carve up a deal agreeing #Brexit and then fudge some words in the non-binding ‘political declaration’? No thanks! At @TheIndGroup we believe British public must have chance to think again and stay in EU with #PeoplesVote" (90 points, 64 comments)
    9. NEW - Downing Street sources confirm whipping for tonight - Tory MPs will be instructed to vote against the business motion, setting up indicative votes; given free votes on the Brexit options; but cabinet ministers will (again) be ordered to abstain. (90 points, 32 comments)
    10. NEW: PM’s spokesman bats away Chancellor’s claim on #peston that second referendum is a “perfectly credible proposition”. No 10 says it has been rejected in Parliament 3 times. But not totally ruling out a People’s Vote being discussed during talks with Corbyn. (64 points, 30 comments)
  9. 2087 points, 4 submissions: JohnJohnKennedy
    1. The United Kingdom Has Gone Mad - The problem with holding out for a perfect Brexit plan is that you can’t fix stupid. (1436 points, 620 comments)
    2. Funny business at work in the voting lobbies? A minister was counted by Tory whips and then nipped back in to try and be counted twice. Eagle-eyed Labour whip Nick Smith spotted him and he was caught out, source tells me. (411 points, 132 comments)
    3. No Deal Brexit: "It's as serious as it gets". Please watch this clip in which a Consultant doctor risks his career by ignoring a legal gag to bring you the truth about No Deal. (230 points, 49 comments)
    4. Ford Europe’s Steven Armstrong warns jobs could be at risk in the event of a no deal Brexit. (10 points, 7 comments)
  10. 1966 points, 18 submissions: Pro4TLZZ
    1. Barnier today stressing that no deal isn't the end of the process. If/when the UK comes back to table after several months of turmoil, £39bn citizens rights and Irish backstop will be price of admission. Back to where we started, in an even weaker negotiating position. (588 points, 447 comments)
    2. The House of Commons printer has broken down so they can't print the Cooper Bill. So now MPs are not sure what they are now debating. (530 points, 157 comments)
    3. Tories Graham Brady overturns Grieve confidence vote saying no Conservative MP will be subject to de selection and grass root members cannot have a say in this as it is down to parliamentary party to decide issues like this .So Grieve STAYS (166 points, 106 comments)
    4. . @normanlamb who was behind two of tonight‘s motions is furious. Tells me “i am ashamed to be a member of this parliament “ and accuses colleagues including fellow libdems of “posturing and not being prepared to compromise “ (134 points, 92 comments)
    5. Full DUP reaction to the PM’s offer. (89 points, 51 comments)
    6. Lib Dems will NOT back Common Market 2.0, I’m told. Their problem is because @NickBoles said it could go ahead with a May 22 Brexit date, which gives no time for a People’s Vote (84 points, 114 comments)
    7. Leave Alliance: Brexiteers didn't want a plan and they cry betrayal. They voted down an exit deal three times and now they complain at an extension. They're going to wail about anything that isn't a completely non-existent perfection which is unobtainable since they keep shifting the goalposts. (81 points, 24 comments)
    8. Real anger. among Common Market 2.0 Lab MPs that 33 Peoples Vote colleagues abstained on the Boles motion. (78 points, 54 comments)
    9. I’ve had MPs of all sides saying they’re “holding out” in the hope their preferred option will emerge as the last minute fallback. The UK leaves the EU in 11 days unless an extension is requested or another option is agreed. (46 points, 12 comments)
    10. Children in low-income families suffer 'shame and social exclusion' Society (28 points, 6 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. ITried2 (4462 points, 411 comments)
  2. potpan0 (3297 points, 197 comments)
  3. JohnJohnKennedy (2242 points, 247 comments)
  4. Jim-Plank (2032 points, 57 comments)
  5. Maximus-city (1984 points, 113 comments)
  6. BothBawlz (1833 points, 539 comments)
  7. pickled-egg (1737 points, 179 comments)
  8. thatawkwarddanguy (1681 points, 49 comments)
  9. feshfegner (1678 points, 182 comments)
  10. Pauln512 (1673 points, 116 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Nick Boles: I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise. by LeftWingScot (2457 points, 371 comments)
  2. A history of the BBC's abject failure to report on Vote Leave's cheating during the referendum campaign [Thread] by chowieuk (2316 points, 244 comments)
  3. Private Eye on Daniel Hannan rewriting history by zakkyb (2189 points, 213 comments)
  4. [Math (er, maths)] Graph theory indicates that there does exist a consensus winner among all 13 options voted on in Parliament: Kyle's Motion E for a Confirmatory Public Vote. by Kwarizmi (1822 points, 332 comments)
  5. BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party' by LeftWingScot (1811 points, 534 comments)
  6. Der Englische Patient by bottish (1798 points, 111 comments)
  7. Anna Turley MP - "Very amused by Rt Hon Lord Peter Lilley, Life Peer, member of the Privy Council, holder of 4 senior ministerial roles under Tory governments, Thatcher loyalist, former chair of the Bow Group, anti-climate change petroleum lobbyist, raging about the ‘establishment’ on my telly 😂" by chowieuk (1761 points, 231 comments)
  8. David Miliband: There’s nothing “left wing” about any kind of Brexit. It invites an unyielding job-cutting, standard-shredding, equality-reducing, regulation-shaving race to the bottom. No thanks. by mmmmmm-_- (1739 points, 414 comments)
  9. Petition to change the voting system to one of proportional representation by smithy51 (1579 points, 619 comments)
  10. So... this week's Sky data poll showed the public backed a second referendum by 40% vs 35% against. They also reject no deal by 9% and May's deal by 16%. So how did the BBC choose to present the data on Marr today with one single graphic... ? (image attached) by Pauln512 (1578 points, 263 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 828 points: ldn6's comment in Nick Boles: I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise.
  2. 743 points: prettybunbun's comment in BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party'
  3. 665 points: RosemaryFocaccia's comment in Petition to change the voting system to one of proportional representation
  4. 650 points: potpan0's comment in This is @theresa_may and Cabinet trying to shift to Labour responsibility for a no-deal Brexit on 12 April. PM says it is no deal unless Labour negotiates responsibly
  5. 608 points: wanado144's comment in BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party'
  6. 591 points: LastCatStanding_'s comment in May asks EU for Brexit extension until 30 June
  7. 510 points: fanglord's comment in This is @theresa_may and Cabinet trying to shift to Labour responsibility for a no-deal Brexit on 12 April. PM says it is no deal unless Labour negotiates responsibly
  8. 497 points: bobbykjack's comment in [Math (er, maths)] Graph theory indicates that there does exist a consensus winner among all 13 options voted on in Parliament: Kyle's Motion E for a Confirmatory Public Vote.
  9. 454 points: Nouse4livE's comment in EU says it would not open talks with UK after no-deal Brexit until it agrees to divorce bill and Irish backstop
  10. 454 points: ShufflingToGlory's comment in Just talked to two ERG MPs. Angry doesn’t quite cut it. “This is serious stuff. She has fucked our party. She is fucking brexit. She is fucking the country.”
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2019.04.07 16:39 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: ukpolitics top posts from 2019-03-31 to 2019-04-07 11:29 PDT

Period: 6.97 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 60742
Rate (per day) 143.29 8559.31
Unique Redditors 395 7554
Combined Score 118696 401447

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 9169 points, 48 submissions: mmmmmm-_-
    1. David Miliband: There’s nothing “left wing” about any kind of Brexit. It invites an unyielding job-cutting, standard-shredding, equality-reducing, regulation-shaving race to the bottom. No thanks. (1739 points, 414 comments)
    2. As the Sultan of Brunei introduces stoning for homosexuals, Richard Pendlebury asks… Why is a crack battalion of British Royal Gurkha Rifles still protecting this gold-plated bigot? (1135 points, 303 comments)
    3. EU slaps down Jacob Rees-Mogg for suggesting UK should deliberately cause chaos if Brexit is delayed (661 points, 287 comments)
    4. Pro-Europeans must unite around the opportunity of the EU elections - Brexit has created in the UK the biggest pro-EU movement in the bloc: let’s fight together (539 points, 109 comments)
    5. As it stands NO British food products or animals could be exported to the EU in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to EU officials. It's because the UK still hasn't passed enough legislation for the EU to recognise it as a third country. (469 points, 183 comments)
    6. Just out of court on a case where the Home Office wants to remove a 78 year old woman with Advanced Alzheimer’s Dementia. They say she can be put in a care home in her own country for the time she has left. This is what Theresa May’s 2012 immigration rules mean. (454 points, 167 comments)
    7. Six in 10 Britons say Brexit uncertainty bad for mental health (404 points, 153 comments)
    8. Greens warn Labour will ‘never be forgiven’ if they usher in Brexit (299 points, 292 comments)
    9. Far-right activist Tommy Robinson banned from Snapchat (276 points, 405 comments)
    10. Third of Labour MPs pile pressure on Jeremy Corbyn to secure second referendum (273 points, 67 comments)
  2. 8797 points, 19 submissions: chowieuk
    1. A history of the BBC's abject failure to report on Vote Leave's cheating during the referendum campaign [Thread] (2316 points, 244 comments)
    2. Anna Turley MP - "Very amused by Rt Hon Lord Peter Lilley, Life Peer, member of the Privy Council, holder of 4 senior ministerial roles under Tory governments, Thatcher loyalist, former chair of the Bow Group, anti-climate change petroleum lobbyist, raging about the ‘establishment’ on my telly 😂" (1761 points, 231 comments)
    3. Projection on the white cliffs of dover (1237 points, 333 comments)
    4. Why is Britain turning blind eye to Leave side’s lawbreaking? Illegal fund activity linked to Brexit being ignored in belief ‘the people have spoken’ (819 points, 235 comments)
    5. 🇩🇪Germany’s Deputy Foreign Minister: 🥊“Brexit is a big shitshow, I say that now very undiplomatically” 🥊“90%” cabinet “no idea how workers think, live, work and behave” 🥊Politicians “born with silver spoons in their mouths, who went to private schools” that will not suffer (727 points, 169 comments)
    6. John Springford - "A reminder that a customs union is not soft Brexit. It only eliminates some tariff costs. The biggest costs of Brexit come from leaving the single market." (414 points, 192 comments)
    7. David Allen Green "In 2016 the "will of the people" via a referendum was for UK to leave EU. In 2017 the "will of the people" via a general election was for this to be done through a hung parliament. That parliament now failed. Difficult to argue against matter now being referred back to voters." (314 points, 169 comments)
    8. Michel Barnier recounts asking Nigel Farage about his vision for the future UK-EU relationship. Farage's response - "Mr Barnier. After Brexit the EU won't exist" (309 points, 193 comments)
    9. Rees-Mogg on Today programme this morning. Host asks him to clarify whether he supports any AFD policies. He then launches a tirade against the 'typical', 'lefty' BBC, refusing to answer the question. (210 points, 103 comments)
    10. Krishnan Guru-Murthy - "Sir Keir Starmer says : "So far, the Government isn't proposing any changes to the deal. In particular it's not countenancing any changes to the actual wording of the political declaration." WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING??" (188 points, 52 comments)
  3. 7046 points, 24 submissions: LeftWingScot
    1. Nick Boles: I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise. (2457 points, 371 comments)
    2. BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party' (1811 points, 534 comments)
    3. Blimey by ONE VOTE cooper Letwin Bill passes Commons stages - mandating PM to ask for extension. Backbenchers legislating against Government wishes... Ayes 313 Noes 312 (550 points, 434 comments)
    4. Boles says the PM has 'mismanaged and misunderstood' Brexit by only trying please the Tory party, never trying to construct a plan for the whole country, but party is gripped in combination of 'cowardice' from Remainers and 'dogma' from the Brexiteers that is 'not pretty' (387 points, 25 comments)
    5. 15 Tory MPs including government whip Mike Freer voted for a second referendum (258 points, 62 comments)
    6. Chris Heaton-Harris: After much contemplation, I have decided to leave Theresa May's Government. I'm grateful to the PM for giving me the opportunity to serve the UK and I will continue to represent my constituents as the MP for Daventry. (176 points, 117 comments)
    7. Quite incredible that after seven hours of a Cabinet discussion her only move forward is that she will talk to @jeremycorbyn In other words the Cabinet still cannot face up to the basic decisions - Corbyn has real power now. (176 points, 54 comments)
    8. Newport West result: LAB: 39.6% (-12.7) CON: 31.3% (-8.0) UKIP: 8.6% (+6.1) PC: 5.0% (+2.6) LDEM: 4.6% (+2.4) GRN: 3.9% (+2.8) RNW: 3.7% (+3.7) ATWA: 0.9% (+0.9) SDP: 0.9% (+0.9) D&V: 0.8% (+0.8) FBM: 0.7% (+0.7) Labour HOLD. (157 points, 202 comments)
    9. Extinction Rebellion: BREAKING: Extinction Rebellion activists strip off in House of Commons public gallery to call attention to the ‘elephant in the room’ — Climate and Ecological Crisis #ExtinctionRebellion #TellTheTruth (140 points, 37 comments)
    10. NEW: Channel 4 News can exclusively reveal a 16-fold rise in the use of Section 60 Stop and Search powers by the Metropolitan Police in just two years - while the number of stabbings has risen. (118 points, 19 comments)
  4. 5294 points, 18 submissions: zakkyb
    1. Private Eye on Daniel Hannan rewriting history (2189 points, 213 comments)
    2. In tonight’s Evening Standard, George Osborne responds to a letter from a Brexiter asking why Parliament does not have an answer to Brexit after 2 years (1143 points, 273 comments)
    3. Election Maps UK - How a General Election would look if 18-24's only were allowed to vote: Seats Votes LAB: 541 55.0% SNP: 56 4.5% LDM: 25 14.0% SF: 10 0.9% PLC: 4 0.7% DUP: 4 0.4% CON: 3 14.5% IND: 2 GRN: 1 2.0% UUP: 1 0.4% ALL: 1 0.4% SDLP: 1 0.3% (369 points, 516 comments)
    4. Britain Elects - Britain leaving the European Union without any deal would be... A good outcome: 25% An acceptable compromise: 13% A bad outcome: 50% via @YouGov , 31 Mar - 01 Apr (287 points, 89 comments)
    5. The Adventures of Pinocchio (270 points, 7 comments)
    6. Matt on the European elections (261 points, 5 comments)
    7. Zambian resident how Brexit is being viewed by Sub-Saharan Africa (184 points, 24 comments)
    8. Nick Boles is a rare hero in a Parliament full of cowards (183 points, 43 comments)
    9. Election Maps UK - Would you support the British public having the final vote on Brexit, whatever the outcome of negotiations – whether a deal is reached or not? Support: 52% Oppose: 24% Don't Know: 24% Via @BMGResearch, 2-5 April. (138 points, 49 comments)
    10. Lisa Nandy MP - Take a look at where the Revoke Article 50 petition has got the fewest and most signatures. These are two Englands with differences in experience and outlook that run much deeper than the current divisions over Brexit (72 points, 64 comments)
  5. 3750 points, 23 submissions: OldTenner
    1. EU says it would not open talks with UK after no-deal Brexit until it agrees to divorce bill and Irish backstop (806 points, 625 comments)
    2. Rosie Cooper: "I was to be murdered to send a message to this place. Members of this House are regularly abused and attacked. Our freedoms, our way of life, our democracy is under threat" - MPs applaud as Labour's Rosie Cooper speaks out about neo-Nazi murder plot [video] (686 points, 383 comments)
    3. NEW - shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry writes to Labour MPs, insisting JC mustn't agree to any deal without a referendum attached. "Yes, any deal agreed by Parliament must be subject to a confirmatory public vote, and yes, the other option on the ballot must be Remain." (328 points, 54 comments)
    4. Alex Sobel: I’ve submitted this Parliamentary Question to @GavinWilliamson ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to investigate a video circulating on social media that depicts British soldiers using a picture of the Leader of the Opposition as target practice.’ (325 points, 184 comments)
    5. BREAKING: Labour confirms it WILL be backing Common Market 2.0. (294 points, 385 comments)
    6. Nigel Adams: Following yesterday’s cabinet, this morning I’ve been to Downing Street & resigned my position as UK Govt Minister for Wales & Govt Whip. I’m grateful to the PM for the opportunity to serve as a Minister since 2017 & will continue to serve my constituents from the backbenches. (274 points, 98 comments)
    7. Laura Kuenssberg: Just been sent this - said to be circulating now in Commons- motion that would censure the Prime Minister and some ministers and even dock their pay - not sure if this will pick up much support, but shows some Tories are very very angry this morning (151 points, 42 comments)
    8. Laura Kuenssberg: Whispers this morning that clerks in Commons have made it clear to govt that Bercow would not allow them to bring back the deal for another vote - one source says this is a 'BIG PROBLEM' - with capital letters - BUT Speaker's office says not decided yet - let's see (135 points, 73 comments)
    9. Philip Hammond refuses to rule out second Brexit referendum the Chancellor said the government had "no red lines" during its Brexit discussions with Labour (105 points, 38 comments)
    10. The Govt are defeated in their attempt to block #IndicativeVotes2 today. 322/277 a majority of 45. The debate will last until 8pm with votes between 8-830pm on 📝 (102 points, 31 comments)
  6. 2996 points, 27 submissions: BothBawlz
    1. April Fool's jokes banned amid fear of panic buying over Brexit (845 points, 74 comments)
    2. Guillaume Chaslot (@gchaslot) Tweeted: The Philippines is the country in the world with the highest use of social media per day. From 2015 to 2018, the belief that vaccines are important decreased there from 93% to 32%. This country is a canary in the coal mine. (414 points, 58 comments)
    3. Pippa Crerar Tweeted: All eyes on PMQs later. Worth remembering that just SEVEN days ago Theresa May declared: "The biggest threat to our standing in the world, to our defence and to our economy is sitting on the Labour front bench.” Suspect she won't be repeating that today (h/t @JBeattieMirror) (323 points, 40 comments)
    4. Tim Farron (@timfarron) Tweeted: @NickBoles tells me that he’s voted for a people’s vote in the indicative votes. So have I (of course), and in the spirit of compromise and finding common ground, I have also voted for Common Market 2.0 (209 points, 30 comments)
    5. House of Lords -- Business of the House; European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill AKA Cooper-Letwin Extension Bill; beginning at approximately Thursday 4 April 2019 at 11.30am BST (177 points, 1259 comments)
    6. The options for tomorrow's (Monday, 2019-04-01) indicative votes: (169 points, 392 comments)
    7. Claire Perry Tweeted: @Telegraph I don’t ever comment on Cabinet meetings but must do now because your headline is based on totally inaccurate leaks from a colleague behaving reprehensibly. There were only FOUR cabinet members who spoke explicitly today in favour of no extension and no deal. (120 points, 29 comments)
    8. May: My deal? Commons: No. May: My deal? Commons: No. May: 30th of June? European Council: No. May: My deal? Commons: No. May: 30th of June? European Council: (TBD -- No). (120 points, 38 comments)
    9. Today Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, Tom Brake MP, will present a bill which would require the Prime Minister to resign should the House of Commons pass a motion of no confidence in her. (112 points, 58 comments)
    10. Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) Tweeted: Theresa May has been “very clear” the Tory party will not let Dominic Grieve be deselected despite Friday’s no confidence vote claims Victoria Atkins (98 points, 36 comments)
  7. 2811 points, 11 submissions: bottish
    1. Der Englische Patient (1798 points, 111 comments)
    2. Guy Verhofstadt on Twitter: We cannot risk giving the keys of the EU’s future to a Boris Johnson, or a Michael Gove, the architects of this #Brexit disaster. A long extension would do exactly that. (281 points, 86 comments)
    3. Brexit is turning Britain into a laughing stock, says Siemens UK boss (247 points, 108 comments)
    4. Nicola Sturgeon tells EU citizens in Scotland: ‘You are welcome here’. Support package launched amid concerns many in rural areas do not know they must apply for settled status. (152 points, 111 comments)
    5. No.10 statement: Look out for Theresa May's no-deal trap. It all sounded so reasonable and open. And that was probably the first indication that something could be wrong. Theresa May's statement in Downing Street today, just like all her Brexit commentary, was extremely murky and unclear. (112 points, 18 comments)
    6. Tory members back no-deal Brexit and Johnson as Prime Minister. Three quarters of Tory members want to leave the EU without a deal, a new survey has revealed, in a further indication a hardline Brexiteer such as Boris Johnson is their preferred successor to Theresa May. (86 points, 62 comments)
    7. Opinion: Amid the chaos of Brexit, Scotland is a beacon of sense in a sea of madness. (56 points, 15 comments)
    8. "Until no deal is off the table - and May should have taken it off the table a long time ago - we can't be certain that certain medicines might not run out" - Dr Kirsty Hughes. (33 points, 26 comments)
    9. German economy will grow 0.7 percent this year if Brexit is disorderly: BDI (19 points, 1 comment)
    10. Two devices left on rail lines in suspected pro-Brexit sabotage plot. Police investigate ‘malicious obstructions’ that were meant to disrupt train services (16 points, 9 comments)
  8. 2679 points, 21 submissions: jaydenkieran
    1. Ian Blackford: "In all eventualities, there must be a people's vote" SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru, Greens and the Independent Group issue joint statement saying they will push for a public vote to be included in #Brexit legislation (512 points, 204 comments)
    2. BREAKING: BBC News understands HMP Birmingham is being permanently brought back into public ownership. The jail has been operated by G4S since 2011 and had 7 more years of the contract to run. Prison Service has been managing the jail since last August after a damning inspection. (405 points, 110 comments)
    3. JRM: If a long extension leaves us stuck in the EU we should be as difficult as possible. We could veto any increase in the budget, obstruct the putative EU army and block Mr Macron’s integrationist schemes. (307 points, 321 comments)
    4. “You are sounding like a member of the ERG, it’s your duty to be probing” Ken Clarke to Andrew Neil during Politics Live (302 points, 139 comments)
    5. Krishnan Guru-Murthy: A male MP we asked to come on for this discussion about the abusive language and behaviour around Brexit told our producer to get stuffed and shove the programme up his ****. There have always been a few thickies in parliament but they were generally polite. No more. (276 points, 117 comments)
    6. Peston: So @CiceroGlobal have crunched the numbers and have @NickBoles's Common Market 2.0 motion winning by 307 to 253, now that Labour are whipping in favour of it. As the least Brexity of all the Brexit options, that would put an enormous predatory cat among the Tory pigeons... (180 points, 173 comments)
    7. Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK needs an extension to Article 50 which is "as short as possible" in order to leave the EU with a deal (109 points, 148 comments)
    8. Chris Leslie MP: "Seven hours for that?! Two main political parties to carve up a deal agreeing #Brexit and then fudge some words in the non-binding ‘political declaration’? No thanks! At @TheIndGroup we believe British public must have chance to think again and stay in EU with #PeoplesVote" (90 points, 64 comments)
    9. NEW - Downing Street sources confirm whipping for tonight - Tory MPs will be instructed to vote against the business motion, setting up indicative votes; given free votes on the Brexit options; but cabinet ministers will (again) be ordered to abstain. (90 points, 32 comments)
    10. NEW: PM’s spokesman bats away Chancellor’s claim on #peston that second referendum is a “perfectly credible proposition”. No 10 says it has been rejected in Parliament 3 times. But not totally ruling out a People’s Vote being discussed during talks with Corbyn. (64 points, 30 comments)
  9. 2087 points, 4 submissions: JohnJohnKennedy
    1. The United Kingdom Has Gone Mad - The problem with holding out for a perfect Brexit plan is that you can’t fix stupid. (1436 points, 620 comments)
    2. Funny business at work in the voting lobbies? A minister was counted by Tory whips and then nipped back in to try and be counted twice. Eagle-eyed Labour whip Nick Smith spotted him and he was caught out, source tells me. (411 points, 132 comments)
    3. No Deal Brexit: "It's as serious as it gets". Please watch this clip in which a Consultant doctor risks his career by ignoring a legal gag to bring you the truth about No Deal. (230 points, 49 comments)
    4. Ford Europe’s Steven Armstrong warns jobs could be at risk in the event of a no deal Brexit. (10 points, 7 comments)
  10. 1966 points, 18 submissions: Pro4TLZZ
    1. Barnier today stressing that no deal isn't the end of the process. If/when the UK comes back to table after several months of turmoil, £39bn citizens rights and Irish backstop will be price of admission. Back to where we started, in an even weaker negotiating position. (588 points, 447 comments)
    2. The House of Commons printer has broken down so they can't print the Cooper Bill. So now MPs are not sure what they are now debating. (530 points, 157 comments)
    3. Tories Graham Brady overturns Grieve confidence vote saying no Conservative MP will be subject to de selection and grass root members cannot have a say in this as it is down to parliamentary party to decide issues like this .So Grieve STAYS (166 points, 106 comments)
    4. . @normanlamb who was behind two of tonight‘s motions is furious. Tells me “i am ashamed to be a member of this parliament “ and accuses colleagues including fellow libdems of “posturing and not being prepared to compromise “ (134 points, 92 comments)
    5. Full DUP reaction to the PM’s offer. (89 points, 51 comments)
    6. Lib Dems will NOT back Common Market 2.0, I’m told. Their problem is because @NickBoles said it could go ahead with a May 22 Brexit date, which gives no time for a People’s Vote (84 points, 114 comments)
    7. Leave Alliance: Brexiteers didn't want a plan and they cry betrayal. They voted down an exit deal three times and now they complain at an extension. They're going to wail about anything that isn't a completely non-existent perfection which is unobtainable since they keep shifting the goalposts. (81 points, 24 comments)
    8. Real anger. among Common Market 2.0 Lab MPs that 33 Peoples Vote colleagues abstained on the Boles motion. (78 points, 54 comments)
    9. I’ve had MPs of all sides saying they’re “holding out” in the hope their preferred option will emerge as the last minute fallback. The UK leaves the EU in 11 days unless an extension is requested or another option is agreed. (46 points, 12 comments)
    10. Children in low-income families suffer 'shame and social exclusion' Society (28 points, 6 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. ITried2 (4462 points, 411 comments)
  2. potpan0 (3297 points, 197 comments)
  3. JohnJohnKennedy (2242 points, 247 comments)
  4. Jim-Plank (2032 points, 57 comments)
  5. Maximus-city (1984 points, 113 comments)
  6. BothBawlz (1833 points, 539 comments)
  7. pickled-egg (1737 points, 179 comments)
  8. thatawkwarddanguy (1681 points, 49 comments)
  9. feshfegner (1678 points, 182 comments)
  10. Pauln512 (1673 points, 116 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Nick Boles: I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise. by LeftWingScot (2457 points, 371 comments)
  2. A history of the BBC's abject failure to report on Vote Leave's cheating during the referendum campaign [Thread] by chowieuk (2316 points, 244 comments)
  3. Private Eye on Daniel Hannan rewriting history by zakkyb (2189 points, 213 comments)
  4. [Math (er, maths)] Graph theory indicates that there does exist a consensus winner among all 13 options voted on in Parliament: Kyle's Motion E for a Confirmatory Public Vote. by Kwarizmi (1822 points, 332 comments)
  5. BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party' by LeftWingScot (1811 points, 534 comments)
  6. Der Englische Patient by bottish (1798 points, 111 comments)
  7. Anna Turley MP - "Very amused by Rt Hon Lord Peter Lilley, Life Peer, member of the Privy Council, holder of 4 senior ministerial roles under Tory governments, Thatcher loyalist, former chair of the Bow Group, anti-climate change petroleum lobbyist, raging about the ‘establishment’ on my telly 😂" by chowieuk (1761 points, 231 comments)
  8. David Miliband: There’s nothing “left wing” about any kind of Brexit. It invites an unyielding job-cutting, standard-shredding, equality-reducing, regulation-shaving race to the bottom. No thanks. by mmmmmm-_- (1739 points, 414 comments)
  9. Petition to change the voting system to one of proportional representation by smithy51 (1579 points, 619 comments)
  10. So... this week's Sky data poll showed the public backed a second referendum by 40% vs 35% against. They also reject no deal by 9% and May's deal by 16%. So how did the BBC choose to present the data on Marr today with one single graphic... ? (image attached) by Pauln512 (1578 points, 263 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 828 points: ldn6's comment in Nick Boles: I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. So I can be blunt where previously I might have been discreet. The PM’s head of communications Robbie Gibb is a hard Brexiter who wants to destroy the PM’s new search for a cross party compromise.
  2. 743 points: prettybunbun's comment in BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party'
  3. 665 points: RosemaryFocaccia's comment in Petition to change the voting system to one of proportional representation
  4. 650 points: potpan0's comment in This is @theresa_may and Cabinet trying to shift to Labour responsibility for a no-deal Brexit on 12 April. PM says it is no deal unless Labour negotiates responsibly
  5. 608 points: wanado144's comment in BREAKING Nick Boles resigns from the Conservative Party 'I accept I have failed. I have failed chiefly because my party has failed to compromise 'I regret that I have therefore resigned from this party'
  6. 591 points: LastCatStanding_'s comment in May asks EU for Brexit extension until 30 June
  7. 510 points: fanglord's comment in This is @theresa_may and Cabinet trying to shift to Labour responsibility for a no-deal Brexit on 12 April. PM says it is no deal unless Labour negotiates responsibly
  8. 497 points: bobbykjack's comment in [Math (er, maths)] Graph theory indicates that there does exist a consensus winner among all 13 options voted on in Parliament: Kyle's Motion E for a Confirmatory Public Vote.
  9. 454 points: Nouse4livE's comment in EU says it would not open talks with UK after no-deal Brexit until it agrees to divorce bill and Irish backstop
  10. 454 points: ShufflingToGlory's comment in Just talked to two ERG MPs. Angry doesn’t quite cut it. “This is serious stuff. She has fucked our party. She is fucking brexit. She is fucking the country.”
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2019.03.26 22:32 dankstreetboys John Krasinski is a fraud.

Krasinski is a fraud. It's time people become aware of this. His level of celebrity far suppresses his resume. He was fantastic in the Office as the lovable goofy Jim, but his reputation is as if he is an A list actor. I loved him in the Office, but he gets far more press and reputation than he deserves.
His association with other high profile Boston actors and such as Damon and the Afflecks, as well as his more accomplished wife, Blunt, make it easy for people to unknowingly or subconsciously assume he has similar merits to his friends or family. Look through his iMDB page. You will be shocked how little is actually there. The avg person would assume he is in tons of big movies but he's not, and it's not surprising that people do, given how much he is at award shows and talk shows. Way more exposure than people with similar repertoires.
He has been in very few movies, and the majority not very good movies. He is in many cartoon shows, animated movies, and badly received movies.
His wife, Emily Blunt did the Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon in 2011, and ever since he has been mooching off Damon and the Afflecks celebrity status. Now people believe Krasinski is one of the Boston crew and would have you believe he alway has been.
John and Matt make "The Promised Land" in 2012, to mixed reviews.
2015 comes and he stars in "Aloha", a movie absolutely trashed by critics.
Then in 2016 probably his most high profile movie was "13 Hours" from Michael Bay. Another mixed reviewed movie with John giving a performance which was nothing to write home about. For months all we heard about was how good of shape he was in for the role and no one ever acknowledges his average at absolute best performance.
And, like many other actors, they get it in their heads that they can direct and make a good movie, so he comes out with his directorial debut, The Hollars, garnering overwhelming bad reviews. 6.5 iMDB and 43% on RT.
Then most recently in 2016 what does he do: He directs a live reading of "Good Will Hunting". The quintessential Matt and Ben Boston movie, which he had nothing to do with. He comes in drags Matt and Ben to be apart of it, gets his wife to play Skylar and puts his name on something he had no business being on. A perfect example of how he grubs off of Matt and Ben.
And then "Manchester by the Sea" for which he somehow finagled his way to an executive producing credit. A Matt Damon, Casey Affleck and Kenneth Lonnerghan film, and John once again finds himself undeservingly attached to their accomplishment. Manchester was universally critically praised, and John deserves none of the credit. Executive producing is one of the least involved positions in any film.
This is basically his resume to date. Mediocre at best. Other than the Office, where he was great as Jim, he has done nothing else of value. Just mixed review movie after mixed review movie, never a huge main A list actor like his reputation has inflated too.
What is coming up in his future. We'll he landed the role of Jack Ryan, an Amazon produced show. Not exactly the platform for an A-List actor. This year he is in the upcoming "Animal Crackers" animated film, starring Emily Blunt, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone. I wonder how he got the role, I'm sure it had nothing to do with his wife. He is in a Kathryn Bigelow movie upcoming, but not enough is known about the film or his role for me to comment.
Now this news. Another under accomplished actor again thinks he has what it takes to direct. After failing in his first attempt. Who does he get to star but his better half Emily Blunt. This man has been riding the coat tails of his more talented friends and family and fooling everyone else as he goes. I loved him for what he is, and hate him for what he has become.
His resume is barely any different than other popular comedy TV show actors like Ted Mosby from HIMYM or Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory. Accomplished TV comedy actors, good at what they did. Yet, you don't see Josh Radnor or Jim Parsons being crammed down your throat. Josh Radnor isn't presenting at award shows, or David Schwimmer (Ross from Freinds) isn't on morning shows or late night talk shows.
TLDR: I know this is the most fucking ridiculous thing to care about. It's irrational but I think its accurate. All I'm asking is everyone take into account his resume. What he has actually done. Make the decision for yourself, make the assessment yourself, don't take it from me. Next time you see him ask yourself if he deserves the exposure? There are countless other actors who have accomplished far more and don't get a sliver of the credit that Krasinski does
John grubbing into the Matt Ben Bromance
Grubbing all over Good Will Hunting
A Jimmy Kimmel Deflate Gate skit, does Krasinksi really belong with the other three?
This isn't about hate it's about the truth.
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2019.03.23 19:38 Mullane35 K is for Kombucha

I’m awake in my bed, staring at a replica of the Excalibur sword mounted over my dresser. This replica was the only thing that my father gave me on my eighteenth birthday, and the next day I made a framed mount for it out of wood. I stretched black velvet over a durable backer board, strong enough to support the galvanized steel and heavy brass handle. The frame around it is made out of a beautiful walnut wood that I put so much shellac on that it looks like it was dipped in liquid glass. When I was finished, the sword gleamed inside the frame with as much pride as I had building it.
I was your typical creative introvert as a kid, a hobbyist, always looking for new ways to entertain myself. I suppose writing was my first love, followed by an amateur obsession with electrical crafts. Later, I relished in my father’s basement, learning his woodworking craft.
I was twelve or so when I taught myself how to play guitar, which I’d play for hours on end throughout my teens and into my twenties. When I was 15 I took over that woodworking space, papered the walls with Playboy centerfolds and guitar legend posters while my guitar and amplifier combo took place of the drill press. Once, when I was 16, I made a guitar amplifier out of a speaker from an old telephone receiver and a discarded cigarette pack. It was only one watt but still, I thought it was a cool novelty.
I was obsessed with music and bending my imagination through a variety of techniques woven through a colorful array of effects equipment. Some of it ended up being pretty complicated for a kid without any actual education, aside from crash courses in Guitar World magazines and emulating rock n’ roll innovators like Jimi Hendrix and Ween. So much mishandled and uneducated guitar playing that I gave myself a pretty severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome by the time I was 18.
My parents are two baby boomers almost identical in perfect contrast. They would, and still do, constantly argue and then agree in these sort of hypnotic waves. Like being side barred on a 15-year-long sonic boat ride, I’d find myself wondering, are they bipolar or is this just what marriage does? Although they had their quirks, they also had an unwavering kindness, albeit a rigid belief in a strong work ethic. I’m pretty sure that’s the common denominator that kept them together all these years.
When I was 17, I was hired into my first modest job at a small factory that I worked before and after school. Due to this show of responsibility, I was given the guesthouse to live in for the simple task of maintaining a high academic average and 75 dollars a month. It was across the yard and had one-bedroom, running water, full bath, living room. It really wasn’t bad at all and, aside from the Sunday dinners my parents made me attend, I felt all-around independent. I bought my groceries. I had heat, TV, my guitar; an absolute paradise for a young man.
Still, their kindness would also be a form of enabling because, let's face it, if I get evicted out of a guest house, I’m going back to a bedroom. I’m not losing anything. This new independence gave me free rein over life, especially after I graduated high school.
I was planning on going to college but why rush, you know? After all, I just graduated. It’s not like I dropped out and did nothing. I wasn’t lazy. I was playing the guitar for hours, headstrong and eager to hone my craft with relentless tenacity. Music had been my state of Zen since I was 8 years old, and by the time I was 20, I became lost in the world of playing gigs. One main perk and killer of being a performer are the free drinks and parting, a lot of partying, drugs offered by everyone, sex. Well, a lot of sex seemed to be going on around me, anyway. I teetered a little more toward experimental drug use with those substances that, lift the veil of reality, like LSD. And yeah, all of that naturally just led to,
“living on the road, man!” One morning while I was freewheeling and living the high life on public transportation, I woke up on a greyhound at around five in the morning to the shouting of a short, bald, and pissed off bus driver who looked like a giant garbanzo bean that just escaped from an anger management session.
“I ain’t driving a motel for vagabonds, fuck face!” I moved the hard guitar case from between my legs, stood up with needles stabbing at me from my thighs to my toes, and hobbled off the bus. Directly across the street from the bus stop, I saw a small crowd of people setting up a marketplace. I wondered if this could be an open opportunity. I staggered across the road scanning the layout for any coffee area. I not only desperately needed caffeine in my veins, but I knew that was generally where the markets head organizers were.
A hardened elderly woman with long white hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing a green cardigan sweater was behind a stack of paper cups next to a full coffee pot. She poured me a tall cup of hot black coffee. I asked her if there’s any possibility of me playing for these people without a busking license. She pointed me to a large man and told me his name is Thaddeus, and to check with him.
“Excuse me, Thaddeus?” A tall, heavy-set man with a bald scalp and a wild silver beard turned to face me with two large eyes magnified by thick frames. Although his presence was warm, his demeanor was stern and rooted in this foreign place that suddenly gave my distance from home an intimidating perspective. Thaddeus answered with a light mid-western accent.
“Yes. Who are you? What can I do for ya?”
“Hi, my name is Colin. Can I get your permission to play my guitar here? I can play all styles and --
-- You’re in Utah, boy. Can you play western jazz or country?”
“Ah, yes sir. You got it.”
Thaddeus set me up in the middle of the farmer’s market and asked me to play for him. I took out my acoustic and played ‘Jam Man’ by Chet Atkins. Thaddeus softened his eyebrows from sincere to generally impressed. He gave an approving chuckle and told me to play on.
Thaddeus graced me with a two-hour time slot. I played my coffee bar setlist that I played regularly in New York. By a quarter after nine all the tendons in my hand would start to burn while at the same time, my fingers would grow icy cold. That initial feeling would be followed by a painful tingling sensation and then numbness. Between each song, I had to shake blood into my fingers and roll my wrists.
I continued against intensifying pain and made it through my entire set while gathering a substantial heap of tips in my guitar case. I took a large drink of water from a bottle and thanked the patrons for the small round of applause earned by my closing song, “Sweet and Lowdown.” I was counting and arranging my patronage when Thaddeus approached me.
“You sounded terrific, kid. It looks like ya made out nicely too.”
“Yeah, thank you. It was enjoyable.” I responded with a twinge of discomfort. Thaddeus then stepped in closer to me and lowered his voice an octave.
“Look, kid. I have to admit you saved our asses today. Typically we have entertainment but today our scheduled performer canceled on us. I thought we were screwed, but with luck be drawn, you showed up and did a great job. Thanks again. Any chance you can do this again next week?” Before I could reply he added,
“Are you alright? You seem to be hurting.”
“Yeah, I am. Carpal tunnel syndrome. My fingers are dead right now.” Thaddeus had an air of genuine understanding like a seasoned physician.
“Ah, yes. When you are finished counting your money, meet me over at my office over there.”
The marketplace deflated of customers while every vendor was busy loading their trucks and trailers like a band of produce and home good gypsies on the run. I did as the boss said, and upon my arrival at the coffee tent, Thaddeus was beside his wife, packing up their area into boxes. Thaddeus made eye contact with me as I was approaching when he spoke to his wife.
“Joan, can you grab me two bottles of tea from the truck, dear?” “Colin, this is my wife, Joan.” Joan gave me a pleasant smile and nodded kindly before she retrieved her husband's request. While Joan was on her given quest, Thaddeus repeated his question.
“So, Colin. Ya think ya can make it out again next week?”
“I’m sorry to say that I won't be. I’m only passing through and trying to make my way back home to New York. I’ve been gone for months and frankly, I’m more than a little homesick.” Thaddeus looked slightly put out and grunted a response.
“Ah, all the great ones are always leaving town.” Joan returned with two bottles of murky liquid. She handed them to me and Thaddeus continued.
“Alright, drink one now, drink the other one later on. It’s not an instant cure mind you, but it might alleviate that hand.”
“What’s this?”
“Kombucha. It’s an age-old medicinal tea. Been known to help with many conditions, including what’s hurting ya.”
“Is there pot in this?” I asked, hopefully. Thaddeus answered bluntly followed by a sigh.
“Tss, No.”
The bottle snapped open with a hard effervesce. It was harshly carbonated and tasted boldly like blueberry tea with a fermented tang. Although it had a medicinal zing, it wasn’t bad. My suspicion of this unmarked tea squandering any pain that I was in, stood corrected within fifteen minutes when all the pain subsided. Not the typical lingering, almost gone- It was just gone. I couldn’t believe it.
I busied myself helping Thaddeus and his Joan pack their belongings, mostly because I had absolutely no idea where to go after this is over. I was in Utah with a guitar case and a bottle of medicinal tea which may or may not even be legal and theoretically I was homeless. I’ve heard about what some states do to vagabonds and I wasn’t at all familiar with state laws. My concern was interrupted when Thaddeus picked up the last box filled with coffee supplies that I had finished packing.
“So, ya got nowhere to go, huh, kid?”
“Well, not really. Train station I guess.”
“How’s your hand feeling?”
“Like new, I can’t believe it. Seriously, thank you. This stuff is amazing.”
“Well, the nearest train station is about twenty miles away from here, and I can’t in good mind just leave a kid out here. Tell ya what. How about you come home with us, I’ll show you how to make that tea then drive you to the station?”
“What? I can’t accept that, I don’t want to obligate you to drive me any--”
“--Obligate? Nonsense. You’re music today made me triple what I would have made without it. People can buy peaches and apple pie anywhere, they came because there was a guitarist front and center. Besides, you played through pain. That deserves a reward in my book.”
He made a pretty strong point and without this, I would likely be dicking around in a lobby somewhere before sleeping on another bus. So, I took the man’s offer.
“Sure, Thanks a million.”
We arrived at their house, and Thaddeus led me directly into his plaid wallpapered kitchen and told me to have a seat. I sat on a wooden chair for a moment before he set a pad of paper and a pen in front of me.
“You’re gonna wanna take some notes.”
After we settled in, the medicine man started by giving me some history about Kombucha and how the word itself is traced back to ancient Sumeria, meaning “The Elixir of Life.” This led to an explanation about setting the right mood to create a loving brew. Thaddeus had a philosophy that because it was a living, breathing, eating, and reproducing organism that we’re birthing, the vibrational frequencies that fill the birthing space is a major factor. I recall Thaddeus saying,
“Happy surroundings promote peace and health, hostile surroundings promote over brewing and ruining your tea.”
I was then educated about the vague extraterrestrial roots this drink has. See, to create Kombucha, an entirely produced Kombucha must be added to the mixture. Much like the chicken and the egg enigma, how did the first complete product ever come to be? This answer is still unknown today. Even more outstanding, this tonic dates back to the very start of the Mongol Empire when Genghis Khan allegedly fueled his army with this tea recipe.
I was given step by step instructions and walked through the process. While the water was boiling and reaching the perfect brewing temperature, Thaddeus opened up a wooden pantry that was devoted to this stuff. When the pantry door opened, it looked almost clinical with shelves lined with glass jars and stainless steel cylinders. The top row was of large gallon jars full of bagged teas, sugars, some empty, some whole. The shelf underneath it held jars full of liquids, dried fruit, and powders. Stainless steel cylinders were full of loose teas labeled with full names like oolong white tea, Jasmine Pearls, and Darjeeling. Each jar was labeled with either one or two letters, CS for Cane Sugar, DP for Dried Peaches, BT for black tea, and so on.
He grabbed the third jar in, labeled with the letter M, and set it on the table. I looked at what was inside of it. A viscous stack of quarter-inch slabs, flesh white and lined with brown strands swimming in some sort of dark-colored brine. Thaddeus explained this jar as his “SCOBY motel.” Hence, the letter M.
SCOBY is an acronym meaning Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast. This mushroom type colony is the main additive for turning sweet tea into Kombucha.
The last jar revealed was covered with a piece of stained cloth secured with a rubber band, labeled with the letter K. He set it patiently on his kitchen table.
“K is for Kombucha," Thaddeus announced as he moved to the sink to rinse his hands. He returned and removed the cloth revealing one of the same slimy blobs that were in the “Motel” jar. Thaddeus stuck the tips of his large fingers inside the jar and gingerly lifted the jelly disk out and set it in the “motel” jar on top of the stack of the same. At first sight, I was slightly grossed out by it.
“What is that?”
“The SCOBY... With every batch, a new one grows on top of the one of it. These babies grow fast, and with enough heat, they can grow really thick as well.”
From there he “harvested” the Kombucha by spooning the liquid out into bottles and garnished each one with pressed lemon juice and ginger root.
Thaddeus overall was a humbled, kind, and generous man. Not only he took time to show me, a total stranger this recipe and system out of pure charity. The man also gave me six bottles of his finished product, along with a SCOBY in its exclusive heat regulating envelope. He also sent me off with a bag of sugar, a tin canister of tea and a jar — the whole set up. I thanked him several times, to which he replied.
“It’s no trouble at all, young traveler. I was a traveler much like you once, and one thing the roads taught me is that there just ain’t enough kindness.” And he was right. Up until I met him I almost lost all faith in any kindness left in humanity.
Two weeks later and I was back at my parents’ guest house in New York, making my first successful batch of Kombucha. With what Thaddeus gave me and the extensive note taking during my lesson, I followed the instructions precisely.
I waited the seven days for the brew in my now temperature controlled closet. It was resting on a heating pad that I had set on medium. Finally, the batch was complete.
The finished product was a warm amber liquid that looked like a craft ale, the SCOBY on top of it doubled in thickness with another vibrant, healthy bone white generation above it. The gelatinous mass was slimy, wet, but not squishy at all. It was robust and durable. The best way to describe it is to say that the center seemed to be made of cartilage. That’s how dense it was. I took both generations and let them rest in their jar, lightly submerged a full spoon of the finished product, “The SCOBY motel.” Which yes, I labeled with a single letter, ‘M.’
I proceeded to spoon the contents of the jar into glass bottles that I had saved for a few weeks and added Lemon juice to each one. After another three days, I snapped open a container with a satisfying hiss of natural carbonation. The first batch was good, far beyond my expectations. After having such satisfactory results, my pride had developed into a full-blown passion for brewing Kombucha. After a few months, I felt like a brewmaster.
It was right around this time when I started working alongside my dad’s friend, Carl, the master carpenter. Starting I did grunt work, moving wheelbarrows full of trash, hauling lumber, holding large beams in place that were vibrating while sawed, everything that would typically antagonize the nerves in my wrists, but zero pain resulted from it. And I played my guitar at a little tavern in town once in a while on top of it. My days of waking up in excruciating agony were behind me. All I did was drink two bottles of my homemade tonic daily.
Believe it or not, being a newbie in the carpentry field by day, and an exotic mushroom tea brewer by night doesn’t make you a lady magnet. I believe it to be quite the contrary in fact. In all honesty, I have never been a “ladies man” nor have I ever pretended to be. Far from a “player,” hell, I wasn’t even scouted for a team. My adolescence was a lonely waiting ground for the day when it finally happens. My late teens were more of the same. I know that it’s a lack of self-confidence. I’m not an idiot. Simply put, I didn’t see myself as, well... Acceptable.
This seemingly unbeatable self-image led to time being drug-addled and polluted with alcohol-induced grogginess. I’d think “Well, I play guitar! And by no means was I amateur! I even have a small fan base. How wasn’t there a rushing tide of women engulfing me at all times?” I asked women out. I talked to them, I, unlike every other asshole playboy out there, I actually took the time to listen to what women have to say.
It’s true. Women only fall for assholes and dickheads that don’t treat them right, while a small family of so-called rejects like myself have permanent residence in the all-too-well-known, friend zone. I’ve had a few, don’t get me wrong, I’m not a virgin. A few, but not many. I prefer to think of my low number as a result of being a gentleman.
Over time, between sad mismatches on dating sites and handling these fleshy, warm, wet Kombucha mushrooms, a rather promiscuous thought entered my mind. We all have a perverse side that we unleash once in a while, right? Sex toys, escorts, hell, Ashley Madison for Christ’s sake. A whole business based on man's filth and or boredom that their very own wives can’t or won’t satisfy. What I was thinking wasn’t hurting anyone. It didn’t even cost me anything.
It was on an evening in mid- June, after another date that I set up with a woman that ended with a new low. The conversation was less than perfect as it was but I held hope. She was very attractive, and I did have a few good jokes that killed any awkward pauses. Still, our chemistry wasn’t mixing.
Whatever chance I did have with this woman that was already easily five digits out of my league came to a crashing halt when the check arrived. I handed the waitress my debit card, only for her to return moments later and tell me that it was declined. I made up some bullshit about having cashed a check recently and a waiting period- my date didn’t buy it.
She let out an exhausted sigh of disappointment and covered the bill followed with, “Well, it’s been fun, we should do this again.” Proceeding to run out of the restaurant without any further conversation. I hung around the bar by myself for a little while, with the twenty-five dollars and fourteen cents I did have, then decidedly thought, fuck it. I’ll just solo it out again.
I was driving home with a slight buzz that only intensified the pangs of loneliness gnawing at my ego. Seven months since I’ve last been with a woman, and the last one was in the midst of a drunken stupor, hardly remembered. The flood gate of self-pity was open when a neon sign called my attention. Recessed further away than all the other storefronts like a dealer reading a crowd during happy hour.
Fuck it, I thought again, why that’s just tonight's mantra now isn’t it? I slowed down, pulled a quick U-turn into the adult film store and came out with not only a movie but a self-loathing realization that I can’t even afford an adult toy. I sat in my car in the parking lot and smoked the life out of a beat roach that had been in my ashtray for a day while flipping through the cheap truck stop smut magazine that came with a free DVD.
I laughed at myself that this low budget, poorly photographed pictorial took the last of my money. Then my thought from before ran over my mind igniting my excitement, similar to a testosterone-fueled inmate that just got out on parole. I made a goal to go home, and out of my jar of SCOBY make the most unbelievable fuck toy ever.
After a few trials, I finally decided to designate a jar for this. Wide-mouthed and slightly larger than my length, wide enough for the colony lined walls to home my girth comfortably. I then popped in my new feature presentation. Between the movie and this rather gross looking jar that looked like a full glass of flabby chicken skins, I just- went to town.
The slurping and sloshing that came from the jar while I drove into it mimicked the oral performance on the DVD almost flawlessly. The orgasm that I gave myself was indeed, epic. I even rewarded myself with an old cigarette that I had in my nightstands drawer. I capped up my new prize possession, cleaned up and fell into a great night’s rest.
The next day at work was hectic. I was learning how to build cabinets. I must have sanded wood for a solid four hours and lifted 200 pounds of finished lumber overhead to fasten them to the kitchen walls, eight times. After a nine-hour long day, my body motioned like a lifeless doll hanging from strings handled by a drunk puppeteer. All I wanted was a beer, and maybe another night with my... CLEARS THROAT Misses, dare I say? That’s precisely what I did. I ran to the store on my way home and got a six-pack of IPA and a fresh pack of cigarettes, drove home and eagerly settled in.
This time, I found a feature on the DVD’s setup bar that allowed for a ‘point of view’ camera angle on my favorite porn star, Lexus. My God... Why bother with a real woman? I was in my glory. This homemade toy is so realistic, so gratifying that I began to grow a type of romantic connection with the SCOBY itself. Was my conscience engulfed in lust and guilt?
In a way, I felt like I was abusing these organisms. Thaddeus spoke of SCOBY as if it was sentient, with all the talk of them being daughters that grew from mothers, and the breathing and eating and reproducing. I can’t deny that there was a lingering thought - a smog of guilt, an ill reflection of myself as being some sick, sex-deprived deviant. And afterward, after the jar dropped to the floor with its insides mangled and used, and that cigarette was lit; I admit that I felt a smoldering pang of sadness. Still, this indulgence became a regular unwinding ritual that became the trophy line at the end of my days.
I found myself thinking about the starlet, and her perfect porcelain complexion contrasted with her dark flowing hair, cascading over her gentle curves that were flawlessly punctuated by her wonderfully feminine movements. That arch in her back opposite her tender, supple breasts mixed with the pale substance of my jar- I began mentally infusing the two into one exhilarating fascination that was solely mine. The two combined were like a real NSA relationship and more specifically, with the girl of my dreams.
I’d excuse myself into the porta-john on the work site after lunch, and fantasize about Lexus, and the last position she was in as we climaxed together. Albeit relieved, I’d come out only partially satisfied, nothing compared to what I intended on doing later that night. It was after about a month when I thought that I should freshen up my lady and change out the content. It was on a Saturday evening after a nicely earned pizza paired with a cozy classic cult movie I’ve seen a hundred times. I retrieved my jar, and I noticed that the worn insides had darkened to a brownish gray color as it was smashed against the walls of the vessel.
Upon opening, a new smell poured out of it — a meaty olfactory, like a raw steak that had been left out to ripen. I peeled the visceral, thin, tacky sheets aside and noticed a slight pulse movement in the bottom of the jar. It was unexpected, frightening really, I nearly dropped my beloved “vajarnia.” (LAUGHS) Well, judge all you want, it made me laugh.
I peeled a little more back, revealing a small straw-like valve that was flapping as if it was breathing. I rushed the jar beneath the lamp on my desk and moved more of the folds over with a pair of tweezers that I had in my pen holder. It looked like a tiny, pale pair of lungs and a heart starting to grow. I couldn’t help but yell with excitement.
“Lexi, Were pregnant!”
I couldn’t wrap my perverse, porn-sickened brain around what had happened here. I brought the jar back into the closet, added a small amount of sweet tea over it to keep it from drying, covered it with cheesecloth so it could breathe, and placed it onto the heating pad, my private little incubator. Then I spent the next hour building a new prosthetic for that night’s celebration with Lexus.
The following work day was preoccupied with my mind slipping into the anticipations of being responsible for a new life. I kept getting distracted with thoughts like,
“What will become of this? Will it survive? If it does survive, what the hell am I going to tell my parents? It’s not a big deal, mom. I’ve just been ejaculating inside this homemade sex toy I made out of mushrooms and I didn't consider this possible, by the way, can I bum money for diapers? Is this even moral? Has this been done before?”
I, of course, Googled it. Nope. No Kombucha babies. But you would be amazed how many guys have injected their semen inside chicken, ostrich and lizard eggs to make some pretty grotesque embryo’s, albeit with no survivors. That relieved and worried me.
I arrived home from work around 5:30 that night. I made a simple soup and sandwich dinner, sided with a pickle and half a bag of chips. My bottled Kombucha in the cabinet had been fermenting for three days. I pulled one out, cracked it open with a nice LOUD FIZZ. It’s ready for refrigeration. I grabbed the first two of the bottles when my eyes were widened by the ‘buch baby’s’ progress.
“What the fuh-” fell out of my mouth, astounded by the sight of it. Pressed against the glass, veins were now forming, though white and semi-translucent. One sizeable blue vessel was starting to grow in the middle of it. Like a swollen organ ready to explode out of the jar, pulsating and gyrating with verve. For reasons beyond myself, I quickly assumed that it needed nutrients. I poured a small amount of Kombucha into it, with the logic of it still being a SCOBY. Immediately after, almost on contact, the liquid was absorbed, and the pulsating calmed to the rate of a normal heartbeat. I didn’t know whether to be happy or terrified.
I sat down with the jar and studied it through the glass. I tapped on the container, and it moved, after a while of playing with it I realized that it was responsive. I set it back in the cabinet undecided on whether or not I should discard this thing, call a team of scientists or what. My eyes began to burn with the dry sting of fatigue. I checked the clock to see that it was already quarter to midnight. I stashed the jar back in the closet, added a bit more tea to it and locked it away before I took a shower and then retired to bed.
I was jolted awake by a LOUD CRASH of glass followed by a heavy wooded THUD, bolting me upright in my bed. My mind was a spinning traffic jam of worry and confusion while several more thudding BANGS vibrated the floor beneath me. I glanced at my alarm clock reading 3:35 in glowing blue. Instinctively, I sat still, breathless and tuning my attention on movement while I considered my options for protection.
I briskly moved from my bed and retrieved the Excalibur replica, careful not to make a sound. Just as I removed the ties securing the sword to the open frame, I heard another BANG followed by an inhuman wheezy, high pitch squeal.
I crept towards the door with the weapon, crouched like a knight approaching a warrior with apprehension. I peered out of the crack between the wall and the door. Within the darkness of the living room, I could see the silhouette of the Kombucha cabinet door was opened, then the lamp on top of the small table next to the sofa suddenly wobbled and CRASHED to the floor.
I gathered all my courage and came bursting out of my room, guarding myself with the sword. I halted just before the end of the sofa and surveyed the room. I flicked a nearby light switch on. The instant the room was lit, a hideous, guttural scream rang off the walls. I looked at the open cabinet and noticed that it was empty, save for the' Motel jar, broken glass and liquid covering the wooden floor below. The only thing missing on the floor was the “buch baby.” I slowly neared myself towards the front of the sofa shaking with adrenaline.
At first, I saw nothing, then the rounded edge of the jar behind the leg of the coffee table drew my attention. I moved the table forward with the tip of the sword's blade. What I uncovered was curled up like a small dog-sized, tanned, pinkish slug. Three feet long would be my guess, with its head buried into its stomach and the jar stuck around the knobby protrusions that would be the knees. I could make out a slender shoulder and a weak bony arm wrapped around its head. The back and shoulders were expanding and contracting rapidly.
Faintness was teetering on the edge of my mind for a timeless moment. The next thought that blasted forward was how did this thing grow this large? I inched over the slimy creature and poked it with the edge of the Excalibur. It pulled its head out and screamed, looking directly at me. Its face was a grotesque, skeletal version of my own. The creatures’ eyes were large and bulging out of its sockets but seemed to be covered with a thin curtain of translucent skin. Flapping, incomplete nostrils were lining the edge of an otherwise skeletal nose. The jar tightly enclosing its legs, flailing around, leaving dents in the wooden floor with every forceful landing.
Shallow, deep grunts were made by the creature’s exertion of straightening itself and extending both of its arms to brace its upper body. Its long webbed fingers sprawled out beneath it. While stretching out its neck, its nostrils flared and contracted with every small congested inhale. Long strands of mucus and brown threads of yeast dripping from its head like liquid hair, into a thick puddle that pooled beneath it. The Creature took lazy, heavy slaps on the floor while it slowly crawled near the broken bottles at the base of the cabinet. With one long rattled inhale, it smelled the spilled Kombucha and moved excitedly to the puddle while maintaining attention on me.
A long, fat, gray tongue webbed with blue veins slithered out of its mouth and started licking up the mess with starved eagerness. I could feel my eyelids stretching with shock and sheer disbelief of what I was watching. As it slurped and drank with hard swallows, its muscles were visibly growing. This thing must have grown another foot and a half right before my very eyes within a couple of minutes.
I stood planted in awe and dizzy with shock. The jar around its knees then shattered as two milky wet tendrils about two feet in length kicked wildly off the ends of the bulbous knees. It cleaned the floor of Kombucha along with a fair amount of glass shards, then turned its dripping skull face toward me with a rictus grin.
A growl escalated into another gurgled scream as it crawled quickly towards me, followed by a rapid succession of wet slaps on the floor. It began gnashing its thick meaty lipless mouth full of teeth at me. Tubular veins emerged from its neck and across its head while it stomped in a graceless prowl. Its gross little tendril legs whipped against the floor, throwing its gooey discharge like sparse thick raindrops across my face. Out of pure instinct, I swung the sword and hit the growing beast in the neck, but the blade reflected off with a wet slap as if I struck a tree trunk made of rubber.
It growled and hissed while it made its approach more persistent. Quickly being backed into a corner, I continued to defend myself. It lurched forward and filled out with even more strength before me, almost twice the size as it was from when I first found the small monster. My back hit the wall, and the creature poised itself like a dog staking its territory.
A horrid scream, louder than before was sounded as it took a stance to lunge for a full out attack. I swiftly kicked the creature under its jaw, which backed it off just enough to allow myself room to swing the sword overhead and down across the anomalies bony cranium with all my force. With a small pop under a thick wet splat, the creature collapsed and fell silent. Only its white tendrils quivered for a few moments before it was utterly still.
I took a deep breath of relief and let the sword drop to the floor. I then grabbed a garbage bag from the kitchen and wrapped the beast up with the newer vajarnia as well, and buried them both in the wooded thicket that lined the backyard. I put the shovel back in the shed and cleaned up all the broken glass and residue the creature left. I scrubbed the floor with every cleaning agent I could find but still, some of the odor remained in the wood. I Gathered the three bottles that didn’t break and set them with the original “M” jar in the closet.
A few months later at my favorite coffee shop that I frequent on my work breaks, I finally met a real girl. The Barista, Emily accepted my invitation to dinner, and afterward, she hung around to talk. No running out! Another date was set, and eventually, we fell for each other. After six months, we moved uptown into an apartment together. Emily and I were moved in for a little over a month when I received a text from my mother, inviting us to their house for one of her Sunday dinners.
The usual plates of spaghetti and meatballs were filled. The center of the table invaded by a loaf of Italian bread drizzled with heated olive oil and powdered with parsley, pepper, and oregano. We finished our meals and were enjoying a glass of wine when my mother told us about my father being startled out of bed for the past four nights.
We looked at my father and asked him why mom was telling us this. My father took a drink of his wine then told us.
“Oh, it’s nothing just some animal, I’m sure. But it is strange. I woke up around three in the morning to a, oh, I don’t know, it sounded like single high pitched scream or something. The other night after being woke up, I filled a glass of water and took a drink. As I looked out of the kitchen window, I could swear I saw something that looked like it had broken hind legs, sniffing the door of the guest house.”
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2019.03.16 07:33 simon_thekillerewok Future Marvel Studios movies and shows: what we know and speculation

Now that Gunn is back with Marvel, I'm finally back to feeling excited about what's coming next and to start speculating again. Now with the Fox acquisition in 5 days, and Engame coming out in less than two months, a lot could change, but as far as we can tell, this is what's coming up for Marvel Studios (the dates are my best guess):

Cinema

Confirmed

Likely

Possibilites

Fox-Marvel rights

With Fox-Marvel rights returning on March 20th, here's a look at what some of the movies most-likely to be fast-tracked could be:

Streaming

Confirmed

Rumoured

Further Speculation

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2019.02.24 07:40 Ani_Sin A Quiet Place 2 release date confirmed by John Krasinski, Emily Blunt to return - Mirror

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2018.09.16 14:08 Anonymous_1-2-3-4-5 MCU Movies Behind the Scenes Facts *Wanted to do this for fun* Day 5: Captain America: The First Avenger

So i'm going to go on IMDB and look at each MCU movies behind the scenes facts and POST THE MOST INTERESTING ONES here, I will post each movie a day instead of what I did before where I did 10 posts, I will start with the first Iron Man and each day will be the next MCU movie after it, ending with Guardians 3, I will also do the Netflix Shows, Agents of Shield and Agent Carter

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

1. (At around 37 mins) Hayley Atwell surprisingly touching Chris Evans' chest, as he emerged from the pod upon turning into Captain America, was very much improvised, and the surprise on her face is genuine, as she admitted in interviews she was very taken by Chris' physique and nearly broke character and ruined the take that made it into the film, as a result.

2. Chris Evans declined the role three times before accepting the part. Not out of dislike for the role, but because he feared what the effects of the sudden increase of fame would be on his private life. Then Robert Downey, Jr. convinced him to take the part, and thus gain the freedom to sign on any other role he'd want afterwards. After that, he had a meeting with director Joe Johnston and the producers, who convinced him to take the role.

3. Most of the shots were done by a Los Angeles company called LOLA, that specializes in digital "plastic surgery". The technique involved shrinking Chris Evans in all dimensions. They shot each "skinny Steve" scene at least four times. Once like a normal scene with Evans and his fellow actors and actresses in the scene, once with Evans alone in front of a greenscreen, so his element could be reduced digitally, again with everyone in the scene but with Evans absent, so that the shrunken Steve could be re-inserted into the scene, and finally, with a body double mimicking Evans' actions in case the second technique was required. When Evans had to interact with other characters in the scene, they had to either lower him or raise the other actors and actresses on apple boxes, or elevated walkways to make "skinny Steve" shorter in comparison. For close-ups, Evans' fellow actors and actresses had to look at marks on his chin that represented where his eyes would be after the shrinking process, and Evans had to look at marks on the tops of the actor's head to represent their eyes. The second technique involved grafting Evans' head onto the body double. This technique was used mostly when Evans was sitting or lying down, or when a minimum of physical acting was required.

4. Originally, cameo appearances were planned in the film for James "Logan" Howlett (Wolverine) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), who were present during World War II (Logan was a soldier and Lehnsherr was in an internment camp). These cameos were scrapped due to rights issues.

5. Stanley Tucci took the role of Dr. Erskine because the role enabled him to use a German accent, which he always wanted to do.

6. The comic book that appears in the film bears the cover of the first issue of the actual Captain America Comics, cover-dated March 1941. The cover in this movie is modified from the original version to remove its depiction of Bucky, due to the movie version of the character differing from his (considerably younger) comic counterpart.

7. (At around six minutes) The wall art hiding the Tesseract at the beginning of the film shows the World Tree, the same concept design that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) shared with Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) in Thor (2011).

8. Hayley Atwell based her performance as Peggy Carter on Ginger Rogers: "She can do everything Captain America can do, but backwards, and in high heels."

9. (At around eleven minutes) In the exhibition, there is a mannequin in a red jumpsuit under a glass dome. That is a reference to the android, the original Human Torch, the first superhero created by Timely Comics (October 1939), which eventually became Marvel Comics. He was also part of The Invaders, along with Namor and Captain America.

10. Even though the vial of serum stolen by the H.Y.D.R.A. agent is broken, another showed up in The Incredible Hulk (2008) to be injected into Emil Blonsky (making him the Abomination). You can even see "Vita-Ray" written on the refrigerated storage container. In Captain America: Civil War (2016), it is revealed that several other super soldiers were eventually created during the Cold War (with a similar-looking serum stolen from Howard Stark), but the process left them aggressive and impossible to control. According to canon, many attempts were made to replicate the super-soldier experiment, but for a yet-unexplained reason, it only ever worked on Steve Rogers.

11. Howard Stark finds the lost Tesseract at the end, which leads him to creating blueprint designs about the cube's structure and overall power, which can be seen in a case of paperwork that Howard's son Tony looks through in the middle of Iron Man 2 (2010).

12. Red Skull's deformed appearance is explained by his body's rejection of the serum, and because he was not worthy, the serum drives him even madder. This is exactly what happened in The Incredible Hulk (2008) to Emil Blonsky when he's injected with the serum, which leads to his transformation into the Abomination.

13. Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan are about the same height. A camera trick (not CGI) made Captain America look much taller than Bucky Barnes.

14. (At around eight minutes) Summary of patient health issues (for skinny Steve Rogers): Asthma, Scarlet fever, Rheumatic fever, Epilepsy, Sinusitis, Chronic or frequent colds, High blood pressure, Palpitations or pounding in heart, Easy fatiguability, Heart Trouble, Nervous trouble of any sort, Has had household contact with tuberculosis patient, Parent/Sibling with diabetes, cancer, stroke or (?).

15. This is Chris Evans' sixth comic book movie after Fantastic Four (2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Push (2009), The Losers (2010), and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). He also voiced Casey Jones in TMNT (2007), also based on a comic book.

16. To prepare for his role as Bucky, Sebastian Stan watched many World War II films and documentaries, and drew inspiration from Band of Brothers (2001).

17. Chris Evans was paid three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) to play the title role.

18. (At around one hour and two minutes) During the escape from the H.Y.D.R.A. facility, Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan (Neal McDonough) and Gabe Jones (Derek Luke) steal a tank. As they drive away, you hear Dugan exclaim "Wahoo!" In the comics, this is the battle cry of the Howling Commandos, of which both men are members.

19. The comic book version of Captain America's shield is most commonly said to be a mixture of Vibranium and Adamantium. Vibranium = the shield's ability to absorb vibrations; Adamantium = the shield's (near) invincibility. However, because Adamantium is part of the X-Men/Wolverine mythos, which film rights are owned by Twentieth Century Fox, the Adamantium part had to be left out of this version.

20. Shields made of different materials were used depending on what was needed for the shot. Rubber shields were used for when Captain America punches people with it. For scenes where he put the shield on his back, magnets were used to keep it in place. In many of the scenes where he is seen throwing the shield, Chris Evans would mime out the actions of catching and throwing the shield, with the shield being added later, using CGI.

21. Despite being "The First Avenger", Captain America was not the first avenger in the comics. In the comics, Ant-Man, The Wasp, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor were the first ones. Only after The Incredible Hulk left the team, Captain America joined The Avengers. Nor is Captain America the oldest, as Thor is several centuries older.

22. Joe Simon, who created the "Captain America" comic book in 1941 (before Stan Lee revived it in 1964), was approached to make a cameo appearance in the film.

23. Hugo Weaving has gone on record stating that he is indifferent to the film. He said that he was happy for the experience, but it was not the type of film that he normally preferred. He indicated to have very little interest in reprising his role as the Red Skull, also due to the difficulty of the make-up process involved.

24. After Joss Whedon was hired to direct The Avengers (2012), he was given a copy of this movie's script, and made a few re-writes to tie it more closely to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

25. (At around forty-two minutes) The scene where the submarine fills up with water, was only filmed in three takes, due to Richard Armitage's aquaphobia.

26. Hugo Weaving based the Red Skull's accent on renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog and Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer.

27. (At around forty-three minutes) Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) is only called the "Red Skull" twice in the movie. First, when the Fuhrer's representatives come to shut down H.Y.D.R.A., and second, in the letter that is read by the German S.S. Officer from Adolf Hitler.

28. Johann Schmidt/Red Skull's (Hugo Weaving's) car was built from scratch over a modified truck chassis. It was twenty-five feet long and eight feet wide. Its design was inspired by the Mercedes 540K and the Mercedes G4, and included an exposed "supercharger" between the front wheels. The car had a 700 horsepower Drexler engine just to move it. Director Joe Johnston actually took it for a drive: "I drove it myself and it has about a thirty-eight-foot turning radius. So it's not a lot of fun to drive. But it looked fantastic. Just a beautiful car."

29. Unlike some of his other fellow actors and actresses, who play parts in the film, Chris Evans didn't have to audition for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America, since the filmmakers were desperate to have him play the part.

30. Stan Lee's cameo appearance in this film is an exception in the tradition of him appearing in films featuring Marvel Comics superheroes. In this case, Lee had nothing to do with the initial creation of Captain America, but his first story he ever wrote was "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" in Captain America Comics #3 in 1941, which also had the first appearance of Captain America throwing his shield as a weapon. In addition, he, along with Jack Kirby, was responsible for successfully reviving the character in 1964 in The Avengers #4 and reestablishing him as a major figure in the Marvel Universe.

31. There are several references to Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), which Director Joe Johnston worked on as Art Director: -Red Skull's consumption at the hands of the Tesseract is very similar to how the Ark of the Covenent killed the Nazis. -Captain America throws a H.Y.D.R.A. bad guy into a fighter plane's propeller. -After he holds the Cosmic Cube in his hands, Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull makes a comment about how Adolf Hitler "searches for trinkets in the desert."

32. Throughout the film, Steve uses a side arm, while fighting Skull's forces. In the comics, he used a side arm until realizing that his new shield (that President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives him) could be used as a weapon, by throwing it, and it subsequently replaces the side arm.

33. Chris Evans was attracted to the role of Captain America by its character: "Even if it wasn't a comic book. I think the story of Steve Rogers is great. He's a great guy. Even if it was just a script about anybody, I would probably want to do it. It wasn't necessarily about the comic itself. He's a great character to play. He just happens to be a comic book character."

34. (At around one hour and eighteen minutes) When Steve discovers the gunmetal circular shield in the development office of Howard Stark, he asks what it's made from. Vibranium is a fictional element in the Marvel universe that comes from the country of Wakanda, the land where The Black Panther, another Marvel superhero, lives. Before starring in Black Panther (2018), Black Panther made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War (2016), where he is the only one who can damage Steve's shield, since his Panther suit is also made from vibranium.

35. The final Paramount Pictures film produced with Marvel Studios. Disney bought the rights to The Avengers (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013).

36. Captain America's special forces unit that he assembles and leads, is an amalgamation of the characters of Marvel Comics' World War II period titles. These are the 1960s war title, "Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos", about an elite special forces infantry unit, and the 1970s "The Invaders", about a superhero team operating during the war, under the command of Captain America. The contributions of the former title include most of the soldier characters, while the latter includes Captain America, Bucky, and James Montgomery Falsworth, who appears in the comic book as the British superhero, Union Jack.

37. The first Captain America comic book makes a cameo in the film. In real-life, this movie was inspired by the comic book, while in the movie, the comic book was inspired by "real-life".

38. In the beginning of the movie, Johann Schmidt, while gazing at the tesseract, says "...And the Führer digs for trinkets in the desert." This is reference to another Paramount Pictures movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Director Joe Johnston was part of the Academy Award winning visual effects team from Industrial Light & Magic on that film.

39. Louis Leterrier viewed some of the concept art for this movie, and was impressed enough to offer his services, but Marvel Studios turned him down. However, his film (The Incredible Hulk (2008)) features a small appearance by Captain America: a deleted scene set in the Arctic, features his body hidden in a slab of ice.

40. While Abraham Erskine is still a German defector, the movie adds the additional twist that before defecting, he was forced to test the serum in Germany on Johann Schmidt.

41. Chapter Five of Phase One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

42. This is the fifth live-action adaptation of the superhero. The first, was the serial Captain America (1944); the second, was the television movie Captain America (1979), and its sequel Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979); and the fourth, was the theatrical film Captain America (1990).

43. CAMEO: Stan Lee: (At around one hour and twelve minutes) Military dignitary at a medal ceremony for Captain America. He is also the older gentleman saying: "I thought he'd be taller", when Captain America fails to show up at Senator Brandt's ceremony. This is Lee's only cameo in a feature film adaptation of a Marvel Comics superhero character where he was not an original creator. However, he did create the element of Captain America using his shield as a returning throwing weapon in an early text story in Captain America Comics #3, "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge". Furthermore, he was responsible for reviving the character in the 1960s, first as a member of The Avengers, and then in a solo series which focused on the hero being a troubled man out of his time after years of being in suspended animation.

44. Reb Brown and Matt Salinger, who portrayed Captain America in previous adaptations, separately contacted producers for the opportunity to make cameos in the film.

45. CAMEO: Reb Brown, who played the title character in Captain America (1979) and Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979). cameos as an Officer sitting next to Stan Lee

46. Samuel L. Jackson filmed a scene for this movie in New York City's Time Square, which served as a prelude to The Avengers (2012).

47. Sebastian Stan was considered for the role of Captain America, but got the role of Bucky instead.

48. It is the last Marvel movie to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

49. Sam Worthington and Will Smith were in early talks for the role of Captain America. Later on, Garrett Hedlund, Channing Tatum, Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, Wilson Bethel, John Krasinski, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Cassidy, Chace Crawford, Derek Theler, and Jensen Ackles were on the final shortlist for the role. Kellan Lutz, Ryan Phillippe, and Alexander Skarsgård carried out auditions, but ultimately, the role went to Evans. Stan eventually secured the role of Bucky Barnes. Murray, Theler, and Bethel were cast in television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Murray as Jack Thompson in Agent Carter (2015), Theler as Craig Hollis/Mr. Immortal in New Warriors, and Bethel as Benjamin 'Dex' PoindexteBullseye in season three of Daredevil (2015).

50. Joe Johnston was chosen as the film's director because of his previous work on the period films The Rocketeer (1991) and October Sky (1999).

51. (At around fifty minutes) Laura Haddock played an autograph seeker. She played Peter "Star-Lord" Quill's mother Meredith Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

52. Howard Stark's flying car made an appearance on Agent Carter (2015), finally in perfect working order. The vehicles were also used by S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents in the Marvel Comics Universe (made by Tony Stark), and appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013).

53. Paul Warren (an experienced film double and actor, mostly known for roles wearing prosthetics) was used in pre-production to help develop the "skinny Steve Rogers" effect by CGI Supervisor Christopher Townsend, as well as one of the "skinny Steve" on-set stand-ins. English Shakespearean trained stage actor, Leander Deeny, was used on-set as the "skinny Steve" double when Chris Evans was sitting or lying down, or when a minimum of physical movement was required.

54. Edgar Wright had been rumored to have secretly re-written the film, but he publicly denied this. Wright wrote his own Marvel Studios film, Ant-Man (2015), but left the film before it was finished, due to a falling out with Marvel.

55. To prepare for her role as Peggy Carter, Hayley Atwell trained six days a week.

56. Despite being "The First Avenger", it is the last solo Avenger film to be released before the team-up film, The Avengers (2012).

57. The film takes place from March 1942 to May 1945, and in 2012.

58. Joe Johnston also directed The Rocketeer (1991). In that film, the hero, Cliff Secord, finds a rocket pack created by Howard Hughes, thus becoming The Rocketeer. In this film, Captain America obtains his iconic shield from Howard Stark, a character closely based on Howard Hughes.

59. Alice Eve, Gemma Arterton, and Keira Knightley were considered for the role of Peggy Carter. Emily Blunt turned down the role.

60. Originally, cameo appearances were planned in the film for Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Prince of Atlantis, but this was scrapped.

61. In the comics, Captain America was frozen for only two decades and revived in the 1960s. Since this movie came out in 2011, they had to change the story so that he was frozen closer to seventy years.

62. Scarlett Johansson was rumored to be reprising her role as Black Widow in this movie, but this never came to be. It would have been most likely that her role would have been Amanda Righetti's role as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent pretending to be Steve's nurse at the end of the movie.

63. The film takes place seventy years before The Avengers (2012).

64. Jon Favreau was originally chosen by Marvel Studios to direct this film (which he intended to make as a buddy comedy), but he chose to direct Iron Man (2008). Nick Cassavetes, was also considered to direct this film, and had been set as a director for Iron Man (2008) in December 2004.

65. David Bradley and Toby Jones appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), along with Sir Kenneth Branagh, the director of Thor (2011).

66. Three actors in this film played characters on Doctor Who (2005) alongside Matt Smith. Toby Jones (Dr. Zola) as the Dream Lord, David Bradley (Tower Keeper) as Solomon, and Jenna Coleman (Connie) as Clara Oswald.

67. Dane Cook, Kevin Jonas, and Joe Jonas auditioned for the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America.

68. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Rosamund Pike and Alexa Davalos screentested for the role of Peggy Carter.

69. All three Captain America movies involve Captain America falling into a body of water: the Arctic Ocean in this movie, the Potomac River in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and possibly the River Spree in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

70. Captain America does not possess any supernatural powers. The Super-Soldier serum that was used to transform him brought him to the absolute upper limits of a human's potential. Any chance of replicating this effect was lost with him, making him the only Super Soldier in history.

71. Hugo Weaving's second consecutive collaboration with Joe Johnston, having worked with him previously on The Wolfman (2010).

72. The date that this movie came out in 2011, July 22, is the same date that Captain America (1990) premiered on home video in the U.S. in 1992.

73. Captain America was the last solo Avenger who hadn't appeared in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film before his own solo film until Ant-Man (2015).

74. Chris Evans is the fourth actor to play Captain America. Following Matt Salinger in Captain America (1990), Reb Brown in Captain America (1979) and Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979), and Dick Purcell in Captain America (1944).

75. The only MCU film directed by an Oscar winner.

76. When Captain America attacks the base and finds the prisoners, he finds Bucky strapped to a table and very out of it. Later, Bucky falls to his apparent doom into the frozen river. In the comic books, Bucky becomes the Winter Soldier, so these events set up his return in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, speaking together with some crosstalk, Joe Johnston, Shelly Johnson, and Jeffrey Ford said on the audio commentary, that the experiments performed by Zola, enabled Barnes to survive the fall shown in the film.

77. Baron Zemo and Baron von Strucker originally appeared as side villains working with the Red Skull, but the writers cut them from the script due to fears that they would be wasted in such small roles. Strucker ended up being used in the post-credits sequence of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), as well as a brief role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), while Zemo became a villain in Captain America: Civil War (2016) (although not as a H.Y.D.R.A. agent).

78. (At around seventeen minutes) Arnim Zola's first appearance, in the form of his face as an image on a television screen, is evocative of the "classic" comic book Zola, whose body was a headless hulk containing his preserved consciousness with a viewscreen on its chest displaying an image of his face. When Zola is gathering his papers before the Red Skull self-destructs the base (at around one hour and three minutes), the schematic for that robot body is visible as he packs it, establishing the possibility of him reappearing in modern times (which is what happened in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)).
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