This short student film is “the story of two escaped demons looking for redemption. Join Waffles and Syrup on the ride of their after lives as they set out on an epic journey through the 9 circles of Hell.”
Recently Mallory Ortberg (one of the editors at The Toast) pointed out on Twitter how fictional characters are always turning down offers that in real life people would probably jump at. This led to a long and entertaining Twitter exchange which makes a strong case for saying, “Queen of the Goblins is a pretty sweet title and that baby was annoying anyway.” I also like her suggested solution to this problem.
movies and books are bullshit bc whenever a character is offered the chance to become Consort of a Dark King/Queen they always turn it down
‘Running the Gammatar’ is an award-winning indie comedy about a group of self-centered 20-somethings trying to navigate their way through relationships in a city that’s under constant attack from a giant, fire-breathing Japanese monster.
You gotta admit, that’d make dating more interesting.
The Worst Muse (@WorstMuse) is the alter ego of writer Rachel Edidin (@RaeBeta). With the tagline, “No, seriously, go for it. It’ll be a bestseller,” she’s clearly the Muse that Terpsichore and the rest tried to pretend they weren’t related to.
Although to be fair I would read the hell out of a book about werecorgis.
I like how the first instruction of “stop drop and roll” is “stop.” Like you might have just kept doing what you were doing, but in flames
raccoons are just dogs that have learned witchcraft
periods help you learn how to get blood off of things which is probably why you hear more stories of men caught with murder
For $5 I will go to the funeral of someone you hate and start a slow clap.
if you’re ever feeling lazy just remember that the ancient greeks believed their gods lived on top of a very climbable hill but no one even bothered to check
Your hair turns white when you get old for evolutionary reasons. Predators leave you alone if they think you’re a wizard
A banjo is just a guitar that wants to show you a dead body.
what if the coins you find randomly at the bottom of drawers and in between couch cushions are actually from spiders trying to pay rent
I’m guessing the ‘element of surprise’ is probably arsenic
I also want a vampire movie where everyone hasn’t grown weary of LIFE after a measly 300 years, vampires thrilled by toothbrushes & planes
Like Spikes monologue in season 3 but they feel that way all the time and go to museums and love 3D movies
A friend pointed me to this video of a prank involving an animatronic “demonic” baby, scooting around in a remote-controlled carriage and startling people. My initial thoughts were: A) That is a remarkably realistic-looking baby, and B) I hope they’ve got lawyers on hand for when a kindly little old lady goes over to coo at the baby and has a massive heart attack.
The next thing that struck me, though, was this: After the initial startle most people just go, “Huh” and keep walking. It seems as though encountering a carriage moving of its own volition and then having a clearly-possessed baby pop up out of it should have more of an impact. Nobody calls the police or even looks around for a priest. It could be that the animatronic doesn’t look as realistic in real life. It could be that this takes place in New York, where they pride themselves on refusing to impressed.* It may also have something to do with the location: Being surrounded by crowds of people might lessen the perceived threat (and also might explain why nobody calls the authorities; they all expect some other bystander will do it).
Regardless of the cause it’s an interesting reaction, and it sort of calls into question the way that crowds react to monsters in horror movies. In the movies, a demonic baby tooling around in a self-propelled carriage would cause widespread panic; in reality it seems that it causes more of a collective shrug. It’s possible that when zombies invade or a doorway to Hell opens up nobody will even notice.
*This is why Cloverfield was so unrealistic. If an actual kaiju showed up in New York everybody would go, “Pfft. I’ve seen bigger” and then studiously ignore it.