Quoting Bible scriptures and just coming to belittle others experiences. We do not believe in God. This is an atheist page. So purposefully coming here to do some type of MANIPULATIVE SHIT. To the lady who tried to convert back to Christainty through direct message FUCK OFF.
Logline: "See the Muppets in their latest classic literary adaptation of "The Great Gatsby." The rich and mysterious Gatsby the Frog seeks help from his narrator neighbor in wooing the heart of Miss Daisy, an old-money socialite."
I OWN THE RIGHTS TO NONE OF THE MUPPET CHARACTERS
For those interested, here is the cast:
Gatsby - Kermit the Frog
Nick Carraway: - Actor [Dream cast - Tom Holland]
Daisy - Miss Piggy
Tom Buchanan - Actor [Dream cast - Taron Egerton]
George Wilson - Fozzie Bear
Myrtle Wilson - Actress [Dream cast - Rebecca Ferguson]
Jordan Baker - Actress paired with Camilla the Chicken [Dream cast below]
Fitz & Gerald - Rizzo & Gonzo (new 4th wall breaking characters paired with Nick)
Meyer Wolfsheim - Pepe the King Prawn (known here as Meyer Wolfprawn)
Klipsrpinger the Pianist - Rowlf the Dog
Owl Eyes - Scooter
Hope y'all enjoy!
EDIT: To clarify, all of the other Muppets make appearances. Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem play at Gatsby's party, Bunsen Honeydew and Beeker crash a car leaving the party (a scene from the novel), the Swedish Chef is Tom and Daisy's personal cook, etc. Even Walter... eventually shows up.
EDIT #2: Jordan Baker was actually my favorite (human) character to write for and I didn't dream cast her because I like the idea of an unknown playing her. She also has the most difficult singing demands of any character so that knocked out a lot of actresses who I know can't sing.
A couple of people have asked so here is who I've considered (in no order):
When I was a college sophomore, we had this professor, Mrs. Wang, in Religion Studies who would act like her subject should be our top priority. Although we came from different majors, Religion Studies is just a filler subject needed for students in this Catholic college.
She wanted us to come every meeting because attendance is a part of her grade (which was fine by me). But she would give us too many research assignments for so little time. This class is a T-TH one. So if she gives us three research assignments on Tuesday, the outputs are expected to be submitted on Thursday same week.
This started a problem on all of us since we also have a lot of things to do from major subjects. But it would be a hassle to fail a subject like this. Retaking a major subject is acceptable. Retaking a filler subject is annoying.
One Tuesday, she gave us an assignment. A 4000-word essay to be submitted on Thursday. 4000 is a lot for us given the timeframe. And that week was the week before midterms, so it gave us a hard time.
But the catch, she wanted it on a single sheet of short bondpaper. Which is literally impossible to fit the 4000-word essay.
A classmate of mine, Nathan, asked Mrs. Wang about the single-page thing. Nathan asked if we could submit multiple pages of the essay to accomodate the 4000-word essay she was asking us.
“You are all stubborn. 4000-word essay in a single page. That simple.”
Mrs. Wang was already in her early-60s that time so I don’t think she had an idea of what a compressed 4000-word in a single page would look like when printed.
In every subject, we have a FB group for announcements, discussions between classmates and note-sharing. In some subjects, the teacher was usually the admin of the group. But since Mrs. Wang is not too fond of FB, one of our classmates volunteered to create a group for us.
The night before the submission, we were having a problem with our outputs. Some classmates who were done with the essay tried to print their outputs. The font was too small, even though the margin was already adjusted.
Here comes the malicious compliance.
Nathan, who was still a little pissed about the whole situation, posted a status on our group.
“Let’s give her what she wants. 4000 words in a single page.”
The comments were blowing up. Some commented they were thinking of the same and others were laughing. That time, the “hahaha” reaction button wasn’t still a thing, so literal “hahaha” were filling up the comments.
The next day,... keep reading on reddit ➡
My initial reaction was to attribute it to the pernicious impact of digitalization and how it's basically eradicated my attention span (which I'm desperately attempting to rebuild by reading and reducing my time imbibing immediately gratifying content online) - however the more I think about it - it's probably also my mild OCD, anxiety, ADHD etc doing it's thing.
Very rarely can I actually get immersed in a book, oftentimes I feel like Ron Burgundy who spoils humorous moments by bluntly remarking 'we are laughing!' - but in the context of reading I'm sitting there scanning the words thinking 'wow would you look at me reading Dostoevsky. Quite the learned individual aren't I.' and I sometimes go into a fuckin weird inner monologue that ends with a David Mitchel rant 'words don't really exist do they, they're just a collection of squiggly lines that someone gave meaning to...look at how stupid that one looks'.
It sounds a bit amusing but it's really fuckin frustrating.
Then there's the ambience of the room and external distractions, the discomfort of holding the book open, my itchy ass, not wanting to crease the spine of the book too much blah blah... I'm just disappointed with myself for struggling so much to read. I went years without much reading, and I was expecting some challenge upon returning to it, but not to this level.
Has anyone had similar experiences?
Well It appears that I'm not alone in this issue... I'm not too sure if this should come as a relief or not...
For the record I wasn't trying to be a pretentious bastard with my writing. If it came across that way it's because I actually went on a crusade to learn every word in the English language over half a decade or so - I've forgotten most of them but occasionally an obscure word will slip into my writing because it's actually the first word that sprung to mind, not because I was looking up rare synonyms on thesaurus.com to prove how intelofgent I am.
I have had a bit of fun calling girls pulchritudinous and watching them got offended before discovering the meaning of it, but overall it's been a waste of time and all it's really done is get me mislabelled as being a pompous prick when I'm not trying to be.
I'm really glad to see how fast Riot corrected this mistake since TheBausffs (in my opinion) is one of the best additions to the League of Legends streaming platform. Not only is he my favorite League of Legends streamer, but he inspires many of us to take the game less seriously and enjoy it as it was designed to be: a game.
After receiving criticism from Rockets legend Calvin Murphy for mentally checking out, James Harden also takes heat from former Rocket and two-time champion Vernon Maxwell who believes the Beard should send a special thank you to all the dancers in Houston's establishments on his way out.
Really an ugly divorce between Houston and its second best player of all time.
As someone who enjoys fantasy storylines, I just cannot fathom why so much of the genre is hung up on long and tiresome characterizations and descriptions about the setting etc. Why do authors think I'm more interested in how a castle looks like or how many generations there are to some lord than the actual plot?
I find that many authors are obsessed with small details that can take up 100+ pages that have no actual bearing on the plot.
Now they'll have to pay him 20% more...
I really work at keeping a relationship with my mom. She’s super loving and has a huge heart. Honestly, I miss her.
Since 2016, like many of you have probably experienced, the relationship has been strained. It’s only ramped up this year with covid, and the election, etc.
Anyway all I’m asking for here is an F in the chat.
She’s deep into the conspiratorial descent and I know I’ve pretty much lost her. I love you mom - I know you’ve been fooled and grifted. I hope someday we can just have a casual conversation without you coming unglued over all the outrage porn and propaganda you’re consuming.
Edit: just want to say thanks for the kind words and for sharing your own personal accounts. I know for many it’s not an option, but if you think there’s hope, don’t give up on your folks. Stay up friends
I feel like a lot of times books that are described as “impossible to put down” are not always the best written or the best examples of literature. So I’m looking for some that are both. Great prose is important to me in a book but I also want it to be engaging from start to finish.
Some examples: The vanishing half Normal people An American marriage Little fires everywhere Water for elephants
I have seen a handful of people, myself included, miss out on cash or heartfelt notes in a gifted book simply because they hadn’t opened it up. Always at least skim through the pages and make sure to give them a thank you when you find what’s hidden in it.
And if there’s no notes, at least you have a new book!
Edit: dang, thank you ladies and gents, didn’t think this would get any attention, thanks for the awards!
Also while I’ve got your attention, if any of you found some extra dough in unopened books you should consider donating it to your local food banks. Lots of people could use the helping hand right now! Feeding America , Global FoodBanking Network
Stay safe and healthy!