OH GOD I want all the AUs where they lost touch with each other when they were still kids and then meet up again now, because maybe one of them comes to the other for legal help, or because of a school reunion, or going up against each other in court, or ANYTHING ANY REASON ANY REASON that they meet again and remember suddenly how their WHOLE LIFE IS AN EMPTY LIE AND THEY HAVE WASTED ALL THEIR YEARS. (I know it feels like the picture is not related to this, but Jared’s wearing his school supply teacher suit, so he could totally have come to Peter for legal help probably without even realising Peter is Peter and now they are just being NEAR each other and judging each other tiny bits for how they’ve changed and loving each other catastrophically.)
(they so look like they’re sizing each other up and Peter’s like ‘what’s with that suit, it doesn’t fit, your tie isn’t even done up enough, what’s happened’ and Jared’s all ‘you got so tall, and skinny, and you’re a lawyer, what’s up with that’.)
(I’ve been having a lot of feels about Jared never really wanting to be a lawyer, but doing it for Peter, who so wanted to be a lawyer because he saw how successful Jared’s dad was and kind of wanted to be just like him (and Jared was like ‘but he’s a dick’ and Peter’s like ‘yeah, well, he’s a dick who’s around at least’ because his dad put up drywall at his friends rich kid high school and left him and his mom and Peter feels like a rich, successful dad who’s around, if inattentive or whatever, is better than a blue collar, family abandoner) and Jared wanted to be with Peter so he went to college and law school, but he didn’t want to be at a big law firm, but Peter did (which how did that even work out, was Jared just lawyering on his own, or was he at the law firm with Peter, but it seemed like he wasn’t) and Jared’s fine with being a lawyer when he’s with Peter and when he’s helping people and not being like Leonard, but he’s also gotten roped into being at, and now running, a big law firm, and, idk, I think this is where a lot of his jealousy around Peter (and Swatello) comes from, like he kind of gave up doing what ever he might have really wanted to do so that he could be with Peter, and he never really gets what he wants (or what he think he wants the way he wants it)… and, umm… this sort of got away from me, but it’s like, you know, if he hadn’t gone with Peter, he could have totally ended up as some low rent teacher, living in some ratty apartment, alone probably, while Peter maybe managed to make it work with Janie and they’re, like, this lawyer power couple, but not really happy even though it matches with Peter’s idea of what “happy” is supposed to look like.)
James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.
This looks really cool, and I love that one of the kickstarter rewards is an animation class!
Holy shit, this sounds amazing and important in every way.
I’m sorry but isn’t it when you just have no attraction or desire to anyone? Because (Unless I’m WRONG) isn’t asexuality the ability to reproduce by yourself. Which is impossible if your a human being. Correct me if I’m wrong
You’re partially wrong. Asexuality is a sexual orientation where a person does not experience sexual attraction towards any gender. What you’re thinking of in the second and third sentences is asexual reproduction. Context (and the use of the word “reproduction”) will almost always help you in determining which is being discussed.
Because last week we got this and I love that our show loves us so much.
And that just before Jared grabbed Peter’s giant head and planted one on him and they couldn’t decide which way to tilt, Peter said “Usually I.”
I like how they both totally tilted the appropriate way to kiss each other to start with, and then had to have an argue about it just because. And I was sort of hearing it as ‘you usually…’ but I’m prepared to believe that’s wishful thinking.
I’ve changed my mind. It was absolutely ‘you usually’. Of course in my head this is promptly followed by Jared on his knees and lovely restaurant lady getting a little bit more than she bargained for…
Where Jared’s like ‘yeah, I usually follow it up with this…’ as he goes down and Peter’s just like ‘oh god, I’m not drunk enough for afternoon blowjobs in front of a girl we just met.’
(I’m also totally imagining Breckin and Mark-Paul planning how to stage awkward kissing… like ‘okay, we’re gonna tilt our heads the same way, no not that way, the same… no not… ergh… Ryan Phillippe was a lot easier to work with, Mark-Paul.’ and then a whole lot of giggling going on)