LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?
Did you guess yet?
If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.
Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…
Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?
Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!
This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.
I don’t get how some people in the MCU Fandom claim that Steve must have a crap ton of money
I think the logic is “military back pay + 70 years interes + licensing his image for film/television/merch, as arranged by Howard Stark and Margaret Carter, way back when they founded S.H.I.E.L.D.”?
But I don’t get it because I’m pretty sure that Cap was officially declared dead?
I don’t think that dead people still get backpay? Unless they decided to give him backpay when he turned out to be alive, although I don’t see the US government being that generous.
People writing Steve having a lot of money, I presume, are working on the assumption that he was declared MIA, and then treated like a returned MIA/POW when he was found alive. Returned POWs - regardless of whether they were declared dead while missing - are entitled to all their back pay, including extra hazardous duty pay and living allowances.
It’s possible Cap wouldn’t even have been declared dead; the military is very hesitant to declare MIAs - which is pretty much any active duty soldier whose body was never recovered - dead without proof, unless there’s pressure from the family, and Cap doesn’t have any family left. So whether he was declared dead or still officially MIA is a probably a balancing act between political forces who wanted closure for mythmaking purposes, and Howard Stark who’s still searching for him.
(This is mildly iffy, given that the US military doesn’t have procedures in place for “MIA, later found in suspended animation in the Arctic ice”, but given that it’s Captain America, I don’t think they would fight too hard over treating him as a returned POW. And Bucky had *better* count as a POW, so he’d get his accumulated back pay too, although it would be somewhat less, since he was a noncom rather than a captain.)
I went through historical military pay tables, and using this list of POW/MIA entitlements calculated that he would have something around $2,000,000 in back pay waiting for him (probably more - I assumed he hadn’t been promoted beyond Captain, which is fairly unlikely since MIAs are eligible for promotion and it’s Captain America, and whenever I was unsure how to calculate something, I went for the lesser value. Also it’s entirely likely the Commandos were getting some kind of extra special duty pay, which I didn’t factor in beyond standard hazardous duty/hostile fire pay.)
I didn’t look up Bucky’s in any detail, but as a Sergeant he’d be making about half what a Captain made, so he probably has at least $1,000,000. (He would likely have been MIA as well, since no body was recovered, unless his surviving family pushed for him to be declared dead - the US Military is *really passionate* about recovering all the bodies, and leaving people MIA until they find them.)
That’s assuming they were given just base pay, without interest. I am not sure how the interest is handled for returned POWs who were declared dead, but a POW-not-declared-dead has his pay either go to his dependents/power-of-attorney, or put in an interest-bearing account handled by the Secretary of the Treasury. Steve has no dependents, so it would likely either have been handled by the Secretary of the Treasury or Howard Stark would have managed to get it put in a privately-managed trust (because let’s face it, Howard Stark can do anything he wants.)
Interest could be tricky, but since it was relatively simple to calculate and it’s probably what he would have done if he was alive, I assumed it was all invested in $1,000 US savings bonds (and then not reinvested after maturity.) Which, again, is pretty much a minimum - any actively-managed investment account would probably have made substantially more than that, and Howard Stark would facepalm forever at the idea of investing solely in US Savings Bonds - if it was all put in, say, Stark Industries stock it could be arbitrarily higher.
But assuming U.S. Savings Bonds interest rates, his $2,000,000 *minimum* back pay would have increased to about $7,500,000 by 2011. (Bucky’s, again, would probably be something like half that - say $4,000,000.) I wouldn’t be surprised if a less conservative and more accurate accounting put him well into eight digits.
So he’s not going to be competing with Tony Stark in the big bucks competition, but he can easily do stuff like buy people new SUVs or take a couple years off to travel the world searching for Bucky just on his MIA back pay, without having to look at other income sources.
Bless that one person in every group that is like “keep going, I’m listening” and encourages you to finish your story even when everyone else is talking over you.
*strangled hissing noises*
Ulmo can make himself very very small and swim up rivers and creeks all the way to the mountains and then he just enjoys the ride down like it’s a roller coaster. Also sometimes, when he is in need of an adrenaline rush he skydives in rain drops.
where scott mccall is a movie star and derek is the ultimate fan. srsly you know derek would have a scott mccall movie poster and like cosplay at comic con
imagine derek hyperventilating in line about to meet the scott mccall
and he ends up saying something weird or just stares
or he sees scott mccall in line at a starbucks with stiles and builds up the nerve to go ask for a photo
and like meanwhile stiles is like, omg there’s a hot guy staring at me
and like when derek is so sincerely asking stiles if he can take a picture with him and scott - stiles is speechless
Stiles is completely used to Scott’s fame by now that he can usually spot a fan of his a mile away. It’s not that hard honestly. Scott does a lot of comic book movies so there’s something to be said for his fans being a certain… type or acting a certain way.
Not that they all act the same. Of course not.
There’s the macho fanboys who try to challenge Scott to see if he knows as much about the universe as they do, always acting like Scott wouldn’t be the type of person who’d spent hours huddled up under blankets with Stiles, reading comics by torch light. He’s always so proud when he takes these douche’s down a peg.
There’s the fan of the movies but not the actual comics. The guys who like the explosions on the big screen and the way they can take their girlfriends so they can swoon over the actors while they can still get away with watching a so called ‘manly’ movie. The women who love how he looks in tights but could care less about the overall arching of the storyline.
There’s the people who like both the comics and the movies. Sometimes it’s hit and miss with how they’ll react to Scott. Sometimes they’ll act like the macho fanboys and be jerks, other times they’ll be super awesome. If he didn’t know Scott personally, he’d like to think he’d be this kind of fan.
Then there’s the kind of creepy, want to get into Scott’s pants and call him by his character name, and or try to get him to invite his male costar so they can join in type of fan. The less said about those types the better.
But this guy staring at them in Starbucks, he doesn’t seem to fall into any of these categories just by looking at him. Which is why he assumes that he’s staring at him.
"Hot guy checking me out, 3 o’clock." He mutters to Scott, using his cup to hide his lips. Scott, bless his not subtle heart, spins in his chair to get a look at him. This makes the guy blush in the most adorable an utterly unpredictable way and slide down in his seat, obviously realizing that Stiles pointed him out to his buddy.
"Aw, he’s shy. That’s cute." Scott says with a grin when he turns back. "You should get his number. Maybe that will lead to a day when you can stop being single where you always bitch to me about how you’re not being laid. And lay out every single way you can think of that you’d like to be getting laid." He teases. Stiles scoffs, sending a smile Gorgeous Guy’s way.
"Please. We both know that wouldn’t stop me." He points out, making Scott grin ruefully and shake his head.
They both know that he’s actually worse with that stuff when he is in a relationship.
"Well, if you don’t get his number, I’ll do it." Scott threatens, making a motion to get out of his seat. Stiles chokes on nothing and dives across the table to stop him.
"Stop it, you’ll scare him away." He pleads. Scott rolls his eyes but stays seated. He does turn to Gorgeous Guy and give him an encouraging smile though and that actually seems to do it.
Gorgeous Guy seems to steel himself and gets out of his chair, walking determinedly over towards them. He seems to loose steam as he gets closer though and when he actually arrives he looks flustered and nervous and embarrassed.
"Um, sorry to interrupt you when you’re obviously busy…" He trails off, looking at their nearly empty cups. "I swear I don’t do this. I would never usually do this but… I’m a huge fan." He says, giving Scott this almost besotted look.
Wait, you guys get that Eames doesn’t just pull on his clothes in the dark right? You know everything he wears has been chosen and it’s a certain kind of eccentric, expat style that is a big British two fingers up to convention, to propriety and function. His shirts are silk and his suits are the best linen, he is one expensive bitch. His shirts pull across his chest just so and his single vent tailored jackets hang gracefully from his broad shoulders.
And you’ve seen his cufflinks, right?
And his wallet chain?
The two tone Derby brogues and the RED SOCKS
And that goddamn ruinous red leather belt?
His fucking pocket square even has a two point fold.
He’s part whimsy, part old school elegance, he’s an enigma and a mad man. Nothing he wears matches but it all goes. Every day he creates himself from the bottom up. You won’t catch him in jeans and a t-shirt because if you did you’d probably start uncovering things like his lack of formal education, his real accent, his past, his future. A thief and a con man can’t let that happen.
He spelled Mombasa wrong on that forged gambling chip. He lives there and he can’t spell it. Do you not see who he is? There’s not much characterisation at work in the film, how can there be when it’s a finite space and he’s a minor character? But we get his clothes and we get ‘Mombassa’ and the way his face flickers like a goddamn undercranked horror movie ghost when he says, “The relationship with the father”.
I believe his clothes are a disguise, that every morning he puts on his personality along with his clothes. Like Hawthorne in Graham Greene’s Our Man In Havana, "He said, ‘I fell asleep and then I heard you moving around.’ It was as though he had been caught without his slang, he hadn’t yet had time to put it on with his clothes."