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2019 r/Choices Community Survey Results (2 of 3): LIs

2020.01.01 05:05 kungming2 2019 r/Choices Community Survey Results (2 of 3): LIs

This is the second of three posts with responses from our second annual 2019 community survey. This part is on questions and answers about LIs, including popularity, etc.
Please remember that what you're seeing are just opinions! You're free to agree or disagree.
(Note: You can see all the responses here) We had 1601 responses.
Also note: Answers have NOT been edited for spoilers. Please proceed at your own risk.
There are too many free-form answers overall, so what we do is present both aggregate data and a selection of free-form answers as well.

Overall

Favorite LI

I think people who follow the top flairs list that is posted every Saturday probably won't be surprised. For those with first mention, though, it was King Liam (130) and Damien way in the lead with 127, followed by Beckett (77), Jake (76).

Answers

Least Favorite LI

Lots of answers for "All the LIs in PTR" which would probably be the top result, but for individual ones on first mention, we had way in front, "Justin" from StD with 132+! I wonder if anybody has changed their mind since then.
No one else really came close. Ethan and Nate (53), Elliot (49), Drake and Nick (33), Chris (31), Kaitlyn (28), Beckett (27).

Answers

LI You Came to Like/Dislike

Beckett was a frequent topic of discussion, for both ways, and for every LI whom people grew to like, there also seems to have been a good amount the other way.

Approach

On a scale from 1-5, on how would you describe your approach towards going after LIs in stories, with 1 being "chaste" and 5 being "thirsty", the average across all answers was 3.86.

Multiple LIs

On a scale from 1-5, on how would you describe your attitude towards going after multiple LIs, with 1 being "monoamory" and 5 being "polyamory", the average across all answers was 2.51.

Most Wanted Non-official LI

The majority of suggestions here are female characters, possibly as a reflection of the relative dearth of female LIs. As last year, the top character was Olivia at 189+ mentions. No surprise there. Number two was Sienna (70+), way more than the ones after!
Other popular ones included at first mention Bianca (31), Slater (25), Courtney (24), Michelle (22), Dan (21), Everett (19), Aurora (16), Priya (15), Addison (14)

Answers

LIs By Book

Across the Void

Love Interest Respondents
Meridian 302
Sol 285
Kepler 184
Titania 173
Zekei 144

Pax

Love Interest Respondents
Holmes 782
Zaniah 248

Eos

Love Interest Respondents
Lyra 439
Zekei 251
Deimos 205
Oberon 137

America's Most Eligible

Love Interest Respondents
"Adam" 594
"Mackenzie" 386
Jen 183
Derek 159

Which "Adam"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Adam" I (58.4%)
  2. "Adam" III (28.6%)
  3. "Adam" II (13%)

Which "Mackenzie"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Mackenzie" I (42.5%)
  2. "Mackenzie" III (31.1%)
  3. "Mackenzie" II (26.4%)

Bachelorette Party

Love Interest Respondents
Reed 407
Ash 377
Aisha 311

Big Sky Country

Love Interest Respondents
Sawyer 635
Dallas 214
Juliette 212
Asha 103

Bloodbound

Love Interest Respondents
Adrian 678
Kamilah 381
Jax 230
Lily 46

Which Adrian?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Adrian I (63.8%)
  2. Adrian III (30.9%)
  3. Adrian II (5.3%)

A Courtesan of Rome

Love Interest Respondents
Cassius 379
Marc Anthony 355
Sabina 254
Syphax 224

The Crown & The Flame

Kenna

Love Interest Respondents
Dom 531
Raydan 257
Annelyse 140
Diavolos 132
Val 131
Tevan 33

Dom

Love Interest Respondents
Kenna. 570
Sei 496
Will Jackson 111

Desire & Decorum

Love Interest Respondents
Ernest Sinclaire 761
Annabelle Parsons 301
Prince Hamid 172
Luke Harper 54

The Elementalists

Love Interest Respondents
Beckett 791
Shreya 285
Aster 122
Griffin 114

Endless Summer

Love Interest Respondents
Jake 571
Quinn 280
Sean 196
Estela 180

The Freshman Series

Love Interest Respondents
Zig 391
Chris 279
Kaitlyn 220
Becca 209
James 184

The Haunting of Braidwood Manor

Love Interest Respondents
Eleanor 653
Victor 424

Hero

Love Interest Respondents
Kenji 417
Eva 335
Grayson 288

The Heist: Monaco

Love Interest Respondents
Sonia 464
Fabien 354
Eris 139
Rye 123
Tillie 64

High School Story (original)

Love Interest Respondents
Michael 701
Maria 257
Emma 169
Aiden 139
Caleb 72

High School Story: Class Act

Love Interest Respondents
Skye 411
Rory (male) 347
Ajay 283
Rory (female) 142

Which Rory?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Rory II (male) (37.5%)
  2. Rory II (female) (21.4%)
  3. Rory III (female) (13.8%)
  4. Rory I (male) (10.8%)
  5. Rory III (male) (9.6%)
  6. Rory I (female) (6.9%)

Home for the Holidays

Love Interest Respondents
Nick 570
Wyatt 266
Holly 187

It Lives Beneath

Love Interest Respondents
Parker 457
Tom 307
Danni 241
Imogen 127

It Lives in the Woods

Love Interest Respondents
Connor 387
Stacy 211
Lucas 202
Andy 195
Ava 145

LoveHacks

Love Interest Respondents
Ben 503
Mark 487
Leah 140

Mother of the Year

Love Interest Respondents
Thomas 692
Eiko 296
Levi 224

Nightbound

Love Interest Respondents
Nik 529
Cal 313
Katherine 237
Vera 135

Which Nik?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Nik I (51.3%)
  2. Nik III (31.3%)
  3. Nik II (17.4%)

Open Heart

Love Interest Respondents
Ethan 573
Bryce 363
Jackie 244
Rafael 145

Passport to Romance

Love Interest Respondents
Ahmed 362
Elliot 272
Sumire 221
Marisa 201

Perfect Match

Love Interest Respondents
Damien 779
"Hayden" (female) 463
"Hayden" (male) 415
Sloane 198

Which "Hayden"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Hayden" II (male) (27.9%)
  2. "Hayden" II (female) (24.8%)
  3. "Hayden" I (male) (19.7%)
  4. "Hayden" III (female) (16%)
  5. "Hayden" III (male) (10%)
  6. "Hayden" I (female) (1.6%)

Platinum

Love Interest Respondents
Raleigh (male) 615
Avery (female) 229
Avery (male) 187
Raleigh (female) 151
Shane 62

Which Avery?

  1. Male (55.7%)
  2. Female (44.3%)

Which Raleigh?

  1. Male (69.9%)
  2. Female (30.1%)

Red Carpet Diaries

Love Interest Respondents
Hunt 423
Matt 358
Victoria 211
Seth 107
Teja 101

Ride or Die

Love Interest Respondents
Logan 529
Colt 354
Mona 347

Which Logan?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. Logan I (41.3%)
  2. Logan II (35.7%)
  3. Logan III (13%)
  4. Logan IV (10%)

The Royal Romance/Heir

Love Interest Respondents
"Liam" 686
Drake 261
Hana 237
Maxwell 195

Which "Liam"?

This follows the Wikia's numbering.
  1. "Liam" III (48.4%)
  2. "Liam" I (43.8%)
  3. "Liam" II (7.8%)

Rules of Engagement

Love Interest Respondents
"Leo" 706
"Dean" 312
"William" 203

Party Twin

Love Interest Respondents
Blake 800
Mira 231
Carter 181

Save the Date

Love Interest Respondents
Simon 489
Lindsay 278
"Justin" 248

Sunkissed

Love Interest Respondents
Eliana 361
Nate 354
Samson 260

Veil of Secrets

Love Interest Respondents
Flynn 729
Naomi 283
Kate 126
Grant 103

Wishful Thinking

Love Interest Respondents
Jaime 522
Anna 408
Aubrey 250
Surprised at the results? Expecting them? Want to give your own hot take? Comment below!
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2019.07.18 23:23 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? July 18-24

Content Courtesy of Columbia CVB

ON STAGE

White Christmas – July 11-14 at 8 p.m. at the Maplewood Barn. It’s Christmas in July! White Christmas is a family musical based on the 1954 film of the same name. This show was adapted by David Ives and Paul Blake. The music and lyrics written by Irving Berlin features original songs, old favorites, and a Christmas standard.
Ragtime the Musical – July 11-12 at 7 p.m. and July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Rhynsburger Theatre. Set in the ever-changing landscape of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together. – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Show-Me State Games – The Show-Me State Games is an Olympic-style sports festival with more than 40 sports for all ages and skill levels. The 2019 Show-Me State Games will be held July 19-21 and July 26-28. For a full list of sports and dates, please visit us or call 573.882.2101.
Columbia Farmers Market July 20 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Columbia Agriculture Park. Fresh vegetables and fruit, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP (food stamps) are accepted at all markets. Live music, gardening workshops and children’s activities are featured at every market! Join us in rain or shine!
Sunset Goat Yoga Experience in Columbia – Take part in the most unique and memorable experience. Goat Yoga! No yoga experience needed. You can disconnect from day to day stress and experience beautiful farm scenery and these sweet animals. Part Yoga, Part Animal Assisted Therapy. Check off an item on your bucket list by experiencing Goat Yoga of MO. Classes are typically held overlooking a scenic pond, or based on weather, will be held in our rustic barn. Either way, you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience.
Red, White & Homicide: A Peacelovin’ Mystery Dinner Theatre – Come be a master sleuth and meet a happy-go-lucky traveling group of tranquility-seeking, peace-loving, motivational striving hippies, and let them share their message of peace and love…along with their own special vitamins! Unfortunately, one of the happy hippies is also a heartbreaker, and before the evening is through, more than one heart will be broken. You’ll laugh at the antics of this peace-loving group…not to mention some throw-back music from the 60’s & 70’s. Your ticket purchase includes a 3 course buffet meal, tea, theatrical & musical entertainment, and an opportunity for the door prize.
Concerts in the Gardens – July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Shelter Insurance Gardens. The 43rd season of Shelter’s annual Concerts in the Gardens series is officially in session! Come listen to Banana Oil Pan Band. The event evokes nostalgia for a time gone by, when traditional summer outside band concerts were a regular thing in smaller communities. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs for seating.

GALLERIES

Small Works – July 5 - 27 at Sager Braudis Gallery. 200 featured works by represented artists.
Small Art/Big Stories: 17 Miniature Exhibitions – June 8 – July 28 at the Boone County History & Culture Center. When you look at artwork, do you wonder, “What is the story behind this painting?” or “What was the artist’s inspirational source?” The current exhibit at the Montminy Gallery explores how art paired with art of storytelling can add another dimension to an exhibition experience. The new show, Small Art/Big Stories: 17 Miniature Exhibitions, explores the power of this pairing. To add an additional twist, the 17 curated artists were asked to create 3 to 7 pieces of work that were no larger than 8” x 10”. Each artist also wrote one narrative that tells the story of their work and how all of the pieces tie together. From miniature paintings to tiny furniture, this exhibition captures the creative energy of some of our most talented local artists. Although the dimensions may be minute, the exhibited work proves that profound narratives can come in small packages.

SPORTS

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MUSIC

THURSDAY 7/18
Jordan Heckemeyer at The Roof @ 6 p.m.
Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club at Rose Music Hall @ 8 p.m.
FRIDAY 7/19
Friday Happy Hour at Rose Park @ 5 p.m.
Troy at The Blue Note @ 7 p.m.
Pallbearer at Rose Music Hall @ 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 7/20
Compass Music Camp Showcase at Rose Music Hall @ 1:30 p.m.
Subwerk Backyard Bash at Rose Park @ 6 p.m.
Silent Masquerade at The Blue Note @ 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY 7/22
Ghost of Paul Revere at Rose Music Hall @ 7 p.m.
TUESDAY 7/23
Lost Dog Street Band at Rose Music Hall @ 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 7/24
Movies in the Park: Back to the Future at Rose Park @ 7 p.m.

MOVIE GUIDE

ALADDIN - Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie.
ANNABELLE COMES HOME - Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house. But when the doll awakens the room's evil spirits, it soon becomes an unholy night of terror for the couple's 10-year-old daughter, her friends and their young baby sitter.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME - Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
CRAWL - When a massive hurricane hits her Florida town, young Haley ignores the evacuation orders to search for her missing father, Dave. After finding him gravely injured in their family home, the two of them become trapped by the rapidly encroaching floodwaters. With the storm strengthening, Haley and Dave discover an even greater threat than the rising water level -- a relentless attack from a pack of gigantic alligators.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME – Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, SpiderMan must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 – Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses.
STUBER – A quick-tempered cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits a mild-mannered Uber driver to help him catch the heroin dealer who murdered his partner. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they pursue violent criminals through the seedy streets of Los Angeles.
THE LION KING – Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
TOY STORY 4 – Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they're worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.
YESTERDAY – Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.
CHECK EACH THEATER FOR SHOWTIMES
REGAL STADIUM 14 THEATER – 2800 Goodwin Pointe Drive 844-462-7342
GOODRICH FORUM 8 – 1209 Forum Katy Parkway 573-445-7469
RAGTAG CINEMA – 10 Hitt Street 573-443-4359
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2019.02.27 15:17 tombstoneshadows28 What's currently-scheduled to be coming to a theater near you within the next 6 years. (U.S.-centric)

Friday April 26th, 2019
  1. Avengers: Endgame (Marvel/Disney Pictures) (Anthony Russo and Joe Russo)
Friday May 3rd, 2019
  1. The Intruder (Screen Gems/Sony) (Deon Taylor)
  2. UglyDolls (STX Entertainment) (Kelly Asbury)
  3. Bolden (Abramorama) (Dan Pritzker)
  4. Meeting Gorbachev (The Orchard) (Werner Herzog and Andre Singer)
Friday May 10th, 2019
  1. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (PG/Warner Brothers Pictures) (Rob Letterman)
  2. The Hustle (MGM) (PG-13/Chris Addison)
  3. All Is True (Sony Pictures Classics) (2018/PG-13/Biography, Drama, History/1h 41m/Kenneth Branagh)
  4. My Son (Cohen Media Releasing) (Christian Carion)
  5. Wild Rose (NEON) (Tom Harper)
  6. Poms (STX Entertainment) (Zara Hayes)
  7. Tolkien (Fox Searchlight) (Dome Karukoski)
Friday May 17th, 2019
  1. A Dog’s Journey (Universal Pictures) (Gail Mancuso)
  2. John Wick - Chapter III: Parabellum (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate) (Chad Stahelski)
  3. The Sun Is Also a Star (Warner Bros. Pictures) (PG-13/Ry Russo-Young)
  4. The Third Wife (Film Movement) (Ash Mayfair)
  5. The Tomorrow Man (Bleecker Street) (Noble Lincoln Jones)
  6. The Souvenir (A24) (Joanna Hogg)
  7. Trial By Fire (Roadside Attractions) (Edward Zwick)
Friday May 24th, 2019
  1. Ad Astra (20th Century Fox) (James Gray)
  2. Aladdin (Disney Pictures) (Guy Ritchie)
  3. Brightburn (Screen Gems/Sony) (David Yarovesky)
  4. Booksmart (Annapurna) (Olivia Wilde)
  5. Echo In The Canyon (Greenwich) (2018/Unrated/1h 22m/Documentary, Music/Andrew SlateUSA)
Friday May 31st, 2019
  1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner Bros. Pictures) (PG-13/Michael Dougherty)
  2. Ma (Universal Pictures) (Tate Taylor)
  3. Rocketman (Paramount Pictures) (Dexter Fletcher)
Friday June 7th, 2019
  1. The Secret Life of Pets II (Universal Pictures) (PG/Chris Renaud)
  2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Marvel/20th Century Fox) (Simon Kinberg)
  3. Long Shot (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate) (Jonathan Levine)
  4. Late Night (Amazon Studios) (Nisha Ganatra)
Friday June 14th, 2019
  1. Men in Black International (Sony Pictures) (F. Gary Gray)
  2. Shaft (2019) (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Tim Story)
  3. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (A24) (Joe Talbot)
  4. Wild Rose (NEON) (Tom Harper)
Friday June 21st, 2019
  1. Child’s Play (2019) (Orion Releasing) (Lars Klevberg)
  2. Toy Story IV (PixaDisney Pictures) (Josh Cooley)
  3. The Art Of Self-Defense (Bleecker Street) (Riley Stearns)
Friday June 28th, 2019
  1. Annabelle Comes Home (New Line) (Gary Dauberman)
  2. Yesterday (Universal Pictures) (PG-13/Danny Boyle)
  3. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) (Johannes Roberts)
  4. Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics) (Alex Holmes)
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019
  1. Spider-Man: Far from Home (Sony Pictures) (Jon Watts)
Friday July 12th, 2019
  1. 17 Bridges (STX Entertainment) (Brian Kirk)
  2. Stuber (20th Century Fox) (Michael Dowse)
  3. The Farewell (A24) (Lulu Wang)
  4. The Crawl (Paramount Pictures) (Alexandre Aja)
Friday July 19th, 2019
  1. The Lion King (2019) (Disney Pictures) (Jon Favreau)
  2. David Crosby: Remember My Name (Sony Pictures Classics) (A.J. Eaton)
Friday July 26th, 2019
  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony/Columbia) (Quentin Tarantino)
  2. The Boy 2 (STXFilms) (William Brent Bell)
Friday August 2nd, 2019
  1. Dora the Explorer (Paramount Pictures) (James Bobin)
  2. Fast and the Furious presents Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures) (David Leitch)
  3. The New Mutants (Marvel/20th Century Fox) (Josh Boone)
Friday August 9th, 2019
  1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Annapurna) (PG-13/Richard Linklater)
  2. The Kitchen (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Andrea Berloff)
  3. Artemis Fowl (Disney Pictures) (Kenneth Branagh)
  4. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Lionsgate) (André Øvredal)
  5. Midsommar (A24) (Ari Aster)
  6. Brian Banks (Bleecker Street) (Tom Shadyac)
Wednesday August 14th, 2019
  1. Blinded By The Light (Warner Brothers) (Gurinder Chadha)
Friday August 16th, 2019
  1. Good Boys (Universal Pictures) (Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky)
  2. PLAYMOBIL (Global Road) (Lino DiSalvo)
  3. The Informer (Aviron) (Andrea Di Stefano)
  4. Aquarela (Sony Pictures Classics) (Victor Kossakovsky)
Friday August 23rd, 2019
  1. Angel Has Fallen (Lionsgate) (Ric Roman Waugh)
  2. Overcomer (Affirmation) (Alex Kendrick)
Friday August 30th, 2019
  1. My Boyfriend’s Meds (Pantelion) (Diego Kaplan)
Friday September 6th, 2019
  1. The Angry Birds Movie II (Sony/Columbia) (Thurop Van Orman and John Rice)
  2. IT: Chapter II (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Andrés Muschietti)
Friday September 13th, 2019
  1. Spies in Disguise (20th Century Fox) (Nick Bruno, Steve Martino and Troy Quane)
Friday September 20th, 2019
  1. Downton Abbey (Focus Features) (Julian Fellowes)
  2. Black and Blue (Sony/Screen Gems) (Deon Taylor)
  3. Rambo V: Last Blood (Lionsgate) (Adrian Grunberg)
Friday September 27th, 2019
  1. Abominable (Universal Pictures) (Tim Johnson and Todd Wilderman)
  2. The Hunt (Universal Pictures) (Craig Zobel)
  3. Judy (Roadside Attractions) (Rupert Goold)
  4. The Art of Racing In The Rain (PG/20th Century Fox) (Mark Bomback)
Friday October 4th, 2019
  1. Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Todd Phillips)
  2. The Woman in the Window (20th Century Fox) (Joe Wright)
Friday October 11th, 2019
  1. Gemini Man (Paramount Pictures) (Ang Lee)
  2. The Goldfinch (Warner Bros. Pictures) (John Crowley)
  3. The Addams Family (2019) (MGM) (Conrad Vernon)
  4. Zombieland II: Double Tap (Sony/Columbia) (Ruben Fleischer)
Friday October 18th, 2019
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Project (Universal Pictures) (unknown at present)
  2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney) (Joachim Rønning)
Friday October 25th, 2019
  1. Untitled Aviron Horror (Aviron) (unknown at present)
Friday November 1st, 2019
  1. Arctic Dogs (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) (PG/Aaron Woodley)
  2. Motherless Brooklyn (Warner Brothers) (Edward Norton)
  3. Charlie’s Angels (2019) (Sony/Columbia)) (Elizabeth Banks)
  4. Terminator VI (Paramount Pictures) (Tim Miller)
Friday November 8th, 2019
  1. Midway (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate) (Roland Emmerich)
  2. Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” (Warner Bros.) (Mike Flanagan)
  3. Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount Pictures) (Jeff Fowler)
  4. Untitled Will Packer-produced Comedy (Universal Pictures) (unknown at present)
  5. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 15th, 2019
  1. The Good Liar (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Bill Condon)
  2. Last Christmas (Universal Pictures) (Paul Feig)
  3. Ford vs. Ferrari (20th Century Fox) (James Mangold)
Friday November 22nd, 2019
  1. Frozen II (Disney Pictures) (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee)
  2. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (Sony/Columbia) (Marielle Heller)
  3. The Rhythm Section (Paramount Pictures) (Reed Morano)
Friday November 27th, 2019
  1. Knives Out (Lionsgate) (Rian Johnson)
  2. Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures) (Melina Matsoukas)
Friday December 13th, 2019
  1. Jumanji III (Sony Pictures) (Jake Kasdan)
  2. Untitled Blumhouse Project (Universal Pictures) (unknown at present)
Friday December 20th, 2019
  1. Cats (Universal Pictures) (Tom Hooper)
  2. Star Wars: Episode IX (Disney Pictures) (J.J. Abrams)
  3. Untitled Roger Ailes Project (Lionsgate) (Jay Roach)
Friday December 25th, 2019
  1. 1917 (Universal Pictures) (Sam Mendes)
  2. The Call of the Wild (2019) (20th Century Fox) (Chris Sanders)
  3. Little Women (2019) (Sony Pictures) (Greta Gerwig)
  4. Superintelligence (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Ben Falcone)
2020
Friday January 3rd, 2020
  1. The Grudge (2020) (Sony/Columbia) (Nicolas Pesce)
Friday January 10, 2020
  1. Limited Partners (Paramount Pictures) (Miguel Arteta)
  2. Untitled Chris Lord-Phil Miller animated feature (Sony)
Friday January 17th, 2020
  1. Just Mercy (Warner Brothers) (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  2. The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle (Universal) (Stephen Gaghan)
  3. Bad Boys For Life (Sony/Columbia) (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah)
Friday January 24th, 2020
  1. The Turning (Universal) (Floria Sigismondi)
  2. Run (Lionsgate) (Aneesh Chaganty)
Friday February 7, 2020
  1. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Brothers) (Cathy Yan)
Friday February 14th, 2020
  1. Peter Rabbit 2 (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
  2. Disney’s Untitled Live-Action Film (unknown at present)
  3. Nimona (20th Century Fox) (Patrick Osborne)
  4. Untitled Will Packer-produced comedy (Universal) (Unknown At Present)
  5. Kingsman: The Great Game (20th Century Fox) (Matthew Vaughan)
Friday February 21st, 2020
  1. Bloodshot (Sony/Columbia) (Dave Wilson)
Friday February 28th, 2020
  1. Blumhouse Fantasy Island Horror (Sony/Columbia) (Jeff Wadlow)
Friday March 6th, 2020
  1. Onward (Disney) (Dan Scanlon)
  2. The Lovebirds (Paramount) (Michael Showalter)
Friday March 13th, 2020
  1. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Brothers) (Adam Wingard)
  2. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday March 20th, 2020
  1. I Still Believe (Lionsgate) (Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin)
  2. Playing With Fire (Paramount Pictures) (Andy Fickman)
Friday March 27th, 2020
  1. Disney’s ‘Mulan’ (live-action) (Disney) (Niki Caro)
  2. G.I. Joe (Paramount Pictures) (unknown at present)
Friday April 3rd, 2020
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Wednesday April 8th, 2020
  1. Untitled James Bond 25 (MGM) (Cary Fukunaga)
Friday April 17th, 2020
  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal) (Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger)
  2. Escape Room 2 (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
Friday May 1st, 2020
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday May 8th, 2020
  1. Legally Blonde III (MGM) (unknown at present)
  2. Greyhound (Sony/Columbia) (Aaron Schneider)
Friday May 15th, 2020
  1. Untitled “A Quiet Place” Sequel (Paramount Pictures) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled “Scooby-Doo” film (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday May 22th, 2020
  1. Fast and Furious IX (Universal) (Justin Lin)
  2. Spongebob Squarepants: It’s A Wonderful Sponge (Paramount/Nickelodeon) (Paul Tibbitt)
Friday June 5th, 2020
  1. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Brothers) (Patty Jenkins)
Friday June 12th, 2020
  1. Candyman (Universal) (Nia DaCosta)
  2. Red Notice (Universal) (Rawson Marshall Thurber)
Friday June 19th, 2020
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's untitled-at-present (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Comedy (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday June 26th, 2020
  1. In The Heights (Warner Brothers) (John M. Chu)
  2. Top Gun II (Paramount Pictures) (Joseph Kosinski)
Friday July 3rd, 2020
  1. Minions II (Universal) (Kyle Balda and Brad Ableson)
  2. Free Guy (20th Century Fox) (Shawn Levy)
Friday July 10th, 2020
  1. Ghostbusters III (Sony/Columbia) (Jason Reitman)
  2. Untitled Sony/Marvel Project (Sony/Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday July 17th, 2020
  1. Bob’s Burgers (20th Century Fox) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Christopher Nolan Event Film (Warner Brothers) (Christopher Nolan)
  3. Untitled Paramount Animation (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday July 24th, 2020
  1. Jungle Cruise (Disney) (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  2. Green Lantern Corps (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday July 31th, 2020
  1. Morbius (Sony/Marvel) (Daniel Espinosa)
Friday August 7th, 2020
  1. Coming To America II (Paramount Pictures) (Craig Brewer)
Friday September 4, 2020
  1. Monster Hunter (Sony/Screen Gems) (Paul W.S. Anderson)
Friday September 18th, 2020
  1. The Croods II (Universal) (Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders)
  2. Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” (Paramount) (Stefano Sollima)
Friday September 25th, 2020
  1. The Many Saints of Newark (Warner Brothers) (Alan Taylor)
Friday October 2th, 2020
  1. Death On The Nile (20th Century Fox) (Kenneth Branagh)
  2. Bios (Universal) (Miguel Sapochnik)
  3. Untitled Sony/Marvel Sequel (Sony/Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday October 9th, 2020
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (unknown at present)
Friday October 16th, 2020
  1. Micronauts (Paramount Pictures) (unknown at present)
  2. The Witches (2020) (Warner Brothers) (Robert Zemeckis)
Friday November 6th, 2020
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (unknown at present)
Friday November 13, 2020
  1. Clifford The Big Red Dog (Paramount) (Walt Becker)
Friday November 20th, 2020
  1. Ron’s Gone Wrong (20th Century Fox) (Alessandro Carloni and J.P. Vine)
  2. Dune (2020) (Warner Brothers) (Denis Villeneuve)
Friday December 18th, 2020
  1. Avatar II (20th Century Fox) (James Cameron)
  2. Vivo (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
Friday December 23th, 2020
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (unknown at present)
Friday December 25th, 2020
  1. Sing II (Universal) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Warner Brothers Event Film (Warner Brothers Pictures) (unknown at present)
2021
Friday January 8th, 2021
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday January 15th, 2021
  1. Untitled “Sesame Street” movie (Warner Brothers) (Jonathan Krisel)
Friday January 29th, 2021
  1. Rugrats (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday February 12th, 2021
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (unknown at present)
Friday March 5th, 2021
  1. Foster (20th Century Fox) (Karen Disher and Steve Martino)
Friday March 19th, 2021
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday March 26th, 2021
  1. The Boss Baby II (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday April 2nd, 2020
  1. Fast + Furious X (Universal) (Justin Lin)
Friday April 16, 2021
  1. Untitled “Tom and Jerry” movie (live action/animated) (Warner Brothers) (Tim Story)
Friday May 7th, 2021
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday May 21th, 2021
  1. DC Super Pets (Warner Brothers) (Jared Stern and Sam Levene)
Friday May 28th, 2021
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (unknown at present)
Friday June 11th, 2021
  1. Jurassic World III (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday June 18, 2021
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's Currently-untiled (unknown at present)
Friday June 25th, 2021
  1. The Batman (Warner Brothers) (Matt Reeves)
Friday July 9th, 2021
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
  2. Fifth Indiana Jones movie (Disney) (Steven Spielberg)
Friday July 16th, 2021
  1. Space Jam 2 (Warner Brothers) (Terence Nance)
Friday July 23rd, 2021
  1. Mission: Impossible VII (Paramount) (Christopher McQuarrie)
Friday August 6th, 2021
  1. The Suicide Squad (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday August 13th, 2021
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday September 17th, 2021
  1. Spooky Jack (Universal) (Mike Mitchell and Daron Nefcy)
Friday October 1st, 2021
  1. Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event Film (Parmount/Hasbro) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Warner Brothers Event Film (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday October 8th, 2021
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday October 15th, 2021
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday November 5th, 2021
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday November 12, 2021
  1. Untitled WB Event Film (Warner Brothers Pictures) (unknown at present)
Friday November 19th, 2021
  1. Dungeons and Dragons (2021) (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday December 17th, 2021
  1. Avatar III (20th Century Fox) (James Cameron)
Friday December 22nd, 2021
  1. Wicked (Universal) (Stephen Daldry)
  2. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
  3. Hotel Transylvania 4 (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
2022
Friday February 11, 2022
  1. The Tiger's Apprentice (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday March 18th, 2022
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's Untitled (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
Friday April 15th, 2022
  1. DreamWorks Animation’s Untitled (DreamWorks) (unknown at present)
Friday May 6th, 2022
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday May 27th, 2022
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday June 17th, 2022
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's Untitled (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
Friday July 8th, 2022
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday July 29th, 2022
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday August 5th, 2022
  1. Mission: Impossible VIII (Paramount Pictures) (Christopher McQuarrie)
Friday October 7th, 2022
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 4, 2022
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 16, 2022
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday December 16, 2022
  1. Aquaman II (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday December 22, 2022
  1. Sherlock Holmes III (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
2023
Friday February 17th, 2023
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday April 7th, 2023
  1. DreamWorks Animation’s Untitled animated film (DreamWorks)(unknown at present)
2024
Friday December 20th, 2024
  1. Avatar IV (20th Century Fox) (James Cameron)
2025
Friday December 19th, 2025
  1. Avatar V (20th Century Fox) (James Cameron)
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2018.11.28 08:04 kungming2 2018 r/Choices Community Survey Results (1 of 2): Books, Favorites, and LIs, oh my!

Hey everyone!
After a lot of number-crunching and chart-generating, I'm finally ready to post a couple of results posts from our first-ever 2018 community survey! I'm splitting up the results posts into two: One will be about people's book-related responses (including LIs) and the other will be on demographics, comments by Redditors, and the like. (Note: You can see all the responses here)
I've tried to spoiler tag as much as I can, but please consider this a SPOILERS ALL post. If you haven't read all the books, there's a chance you may be spoiled by someone's comment or response.
This post is 1 of 2 and is on books, favorites, and LIs. Post 2 will be posted on Saturday, December 1.

Least Played Books

These are the books for which people answered N/A (I have not played this book). The Haunting of Braidwood Manor was the least-played book with nearly a third not having played it, and America's Most Eligible was the most-played book, with only 1 in 10 not having played it. (Most Wanted wasn't on this list)
Book Title Non-Playing Respondents % Not Played
Across the Void 204 20.32%
America's Most Eligible 115 11.45%
Big Sky Country 196 19.52%
Bloodbound 197 19.62%
The Crown & The Flame 243 24.20%
Desire & Decorum 219 21.81%
Endless Summer 222 22.11%
The Freshman Series 130 12.95%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 330 32.87%
Hero 263 26.20%
High School Story 128 12.75%
Home for the Holidays 311 30.98%
#LoveHacks 257 25.60%
It Lives in the Woods 237 23.61%
Perfect Match 116 11.55%
Red Carpet Diaries 246 24.50%
The Royal Romance 157 15.64%
Rules of Engagement 238 23.71%
Veil of Secrets 191 19.02%

Favorite Books

These are the books that people said were their favorite. The Royal Romance and Endless Summer are the favorites on Choices with around half of respondents calling each their favorite, with Home for the Holidays as the least favorited.
Book Title Respondents % Favorite
Across the Void 71 7.07%
America's Most Eligible 309 30.78%
Big Sky Country 116 11.55%
Bloodbound 387 38.55%
The Crown & The Flame 436 43.43%
Desire & Decorum 417 41.53%
Endless Summer 472 47.01%
The Freshman Series 284 28.29%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 114 11.35%
Hero 263 26.20%
High School Story 365 36.35%
Home for the Holidays 37 3.69%
#LoveHacks 117 11.65%
Most Wanted 249 24.80%
It Lives in the Woods 413 41.14%
Perfect Match 426 42.43%
Red Carpet Diaries 223 22.21%
The Royal Romance 522 51.99%
Rules of Engagement 146 14.54%
Veil of Secrets 283 28.19%

Least Favorite Books

These are the books that people said were their least favorite (not to be confused with "least played" above). Across the Void and Home for the Holidays were the least favorite of the Choices community, while Veil of Secrets was the least least favorite.
Book Title Respondents % Favorite
Across the Void 509 50.70%
America's Most Eligible 121 12.05%
Big Sky Country 207 20.62%
Bloodbound 68 6.77%
The Crown & The Flame 59 5.88%
Desire & Decorum 65 6.47%
Endless Summer 94 9.36%
The Freshman Series 157 15.64%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 130 12.95%
Hero 146 14.54%
High School Story 92 9.16%
Home for the Holidays 467 46.51%
#LoveHacks 298 29.68%
Most Wanted 88 8.76%
It Lives in the Woods 65 6.47%
Perfect Match 68 6.77%
Red Carpet Diaries 101 10.06%
The Royal Romance 77 7.67%
Rules of Engagement 253 25.20%
Veil of Secrets 56 5.58%

Revive Book Series

People really want Endless Summer, The Crown & The Flame, the original cast of High School Story, and Veil of Secrets back.
Book Title Respondents % Favorite
The Crown & The Flame 363 38.5%
Endless Summer 393 41.7%
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor 133 14.1%
High School Story (original cast) 336 35.6%
Home for the Holidays 40 4.2%
#LoveHacks 135 14.3%
Rules of Engagement 117 12.4%
Veil of Secrets 316 33.5%

Future Book Genres

Among the genres offered in the survey, fantasy, crime thrillers, and mystery were the genres of books people would most like to see next.
Genre Respondents
Fantasy 539
Crime thrillers 512
Mystery 492
Historical fiction 447
Horror 420
Science fiction 382
Paranormal 367
Medical drama 350
Comics/graphic novels 286
Western 149
Selected Responses

Non-Pixelberry Books?

People were generally open to the idea of Choices books written by authors not from Pixelberry. I realized I didn't include a space to clarify one's answers to this question so please feel free to talk about it in the comments.
Response Respondents %
Yes 269 28.2%
Maybe 440 46.1%
No 246 25.8%

MC Gender

Generally the gender breakdown of people's choices in gender-selectable books tend to mirror the overall distribution of the subreddit's demographics. Notably, more players than the average chose to play a male MC in It Lives in the Woods and more chose to play a female MC in Big Sky Country.
Book Title Male % Male Female % Female
Across the Void 251 31.38% 549 68.63%
America's Most Eligible 253 28.46% 636 71.54%
Big Sky Country 226 27.97% 582 72.03%
Endless Summer 232 29.67% 550 70.33%
Hero 256 34.55% 485 65.45%
High School Story 286 32.65% 590 67.35%
It Lives in the Woods 278 36.25% 489 63.75%
Perfect Match 263 29.62% 625 70.38%
Perfect Match (Hayden) 540 60.61% 351 39.39%
Veil of Secrets 231 25.93% 582 65.32%
Preference
Chart
Gender Preference Respondents
Female MC with either gender LIs 220
Female MC with female LI(s) 113
Female MC with male LI(s) 327
Male MC with either gender LIs 26
Male MC with female LI(s) 88
Male MC with male LI(s) 91
Male MC with no LI 2
Random / I mix it up depending on the book 137

Other Favorites

Favorite MC
The MC in The Royal Romance is the favorite, followed by the MCs of Endless Summer, Kenna & Dom, Desire & Decorum, and the MC of Bloodbound.
Most Wanted Non-official LI
Olivia (by far, this wasn't even close, over 60 people mentioned her) from The Royal Romance, Alana from Perfect Match, Julian from High School Stories, Addison and Thomas Hunt from Red Carpet Diaries, Brooke from #LoveHacks, Madison from The Freshman Series, Noah and Dan from It Lives in the Woods, Carson and Piper from America's Most Eligible, Poppy from Hero, Priya from Bloodbound were all very popular choices.
Six people chose Dick from Big Sky Country, two people chose Brian from High School Story and two people chose Duke Richards from Desire & Decorum. One person chose Nadia from Perfect Match.
Selected Responses
Least Favorite LI
Sorry Kaitlyn fans, she was the least favorite LI by far. Also up there was Lily from Bloodbound, Audrey from Rules of Engagement, Nick from Home for the Holidays, Drake from The Royal Romance, Nathan, Becca and Chris from The Freshman Series, Mark from #LoveHacks, the entire cast of AME and the LIs for the siblings in ATV.
Selected Responses
Happy Game Moments
Key moments that made many people happy:
Selected Responses
Sad Game Moments
Key moments that made many people sad:
Selected Responses
Guilty Game Moments
Key moments that made many people guilty:
Selected Responses

Names

How do you usually pick your MC's names?
People generally chose random names, with about a quarter choosing to use their real name.
Chart
Answer How do you usually pick your MC's names?
I use my real name 280
I use random names I like 629
I use the names of people I know 49
I use celebrity names / names of well-known people 53
I use the default names 236
Selected Responses
Popular MC Names
The user's own name, Alex(a/ei), Dani, Ella, Elizabeth, Riley, and Vanessa were the most popular names people chose for their own MCs.
How do you usually pick your LI's names? (if selectable)
Half of our respondents either choose random names or the default names. Lots of people wrote that they came up with names based on how they looked.
Chart
Answer How do you usually pick your LI's names? (if selectable)
I use random names I like 523
I use the names of people I know 98
I use celebrity names / names of well-known people 57
I use the default names 520
I use names from a fictional universe 108
Selected Responses

Amour

How would you describe your approach towards going after LIs in stories, on a numerical scale?
People overwhelmingly just want love!
Chart
How would you describe your approach towards going after multiple LIs?
Players on Choices tend towards the monoamorous side of things.
Chart

Books

Female LIs are in shades of red, male LIs are in shades of blue.
Across the Void
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kepler 105
Meridian 178
Sol 155
Titania 85
Zekei 60
No one 172
America's Most Eligible
Overwhelmingly people decided to play the 'Sweetheart' in their Confessionals.
Personality Chart
Adam and Mackenzie were by far the most popular LIs but then again, they also lasted the longest in the show. Ivy actually has the same number of people interested in her as Teagan.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Bianca 130
Derek 193
Han 81
Ivy 62
Jen 213
Lina 42
Returning Contestant (Adam) 481
Ryder 33
Teagan 62
Tough Girl (Mackenzie) 438
Zeke 27
No one 41
Big Sky Country
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Asha 58
Dallas 117
Juliette 133
Sawyer 356
No one 124
Bloodbound
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kamilah 161
Lily 28
Adrian 473
Jax 101
No one 44
The Crown & The Flame
Who is Kenna's LI?
About a third of respondents ship Kenna and Dom.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Annelyse 92
Diavolos 70
Dom 324
Raydan 150
Tevan 27
Val 69
No one 29
Who is Dom's LI?
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kenna 333
Sei 233
Rose 86
Will Jackson 64
No one 51
Desire & Decorum
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Annabelle Parsons 161
Ernest Sinclaire 451
Luke Harper 29
Prince Hamid 121
No one 23
Endless Summer
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Estela 101
Quinn 164
Jake 312
Sean 144
No one 58
The Freshman Series
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Becca 136
Chris 322
James 196
Kaitlyn 281
Nathan 46
Zig 319
No one 28
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
This was the only book where a female LI had the most respondents.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Eleanor 318
Victor 200
No one 23
Hero
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Eva 203
Grayson 195
Kenji 225
No one 94
High School Story
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Emma 112
Aiden 63
No one 14
Caleb 53
Michael 454
Maria 179
Home for the Holidays
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Holly 94
Nick 322
Wyatt 174
No one 103
LoveHacks
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Leah 77
Ben 322
Mark 301
No one 47
It Lives in the Woods
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Ava 76
Andy 102
Connor 229
Lucas 99
Stacy 150
No one 108
Perfect Match
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Damien 499
Hayden 610
Sloane 149
No one 26
Red Carpet Diaries
I forgot to put Thomas Hunt (and potentially Addison) as LIs here; sorry!
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Matt 401
Seth 162
Teja 130
Victoria 187
No one 91
Rules of Engagement
Yeah, staying single isn't exactly an option in this book. This is also the only book with a user-customizable MC that has no female LI for the MC.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Bartender (Dean) 228
Cordonian Prince (Leo) 422
Business Guy (William) 116
The Royal Romance
People really put the "Royal" in "Royal Romance" here.
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Hana 137
Drake 185
Maxwell 105
The Prince/King (Liam) 409
No one 11
Veil of Secrets
Chart
Love Interest Respondents
Kate 96
Naomi 165
Flynn 409
Grant 53
No one 81

Other

Cutest Animals
The corgi from The Royal Romance, Furball from Endless Summer, and Dipper from Perfect Match were the top winners here (please see the full results link for more.)
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2018.11.07 09:53 tombstoneshadows28 (Whether wide or limited) The complete chronological listing of what's currently-scheduled for theatrical exhibition within the next five years. (Updated to the second as of time of posting.)

Friday May 3rd, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. UglyDolls (STX Entertainment) (2019/PG/1h 27m/Animation, Adventure, Comedy/Kelly Asbury/China-Canada-USA)
  2. The Intruder (Screen Gems/Sony) (2019/PG-13/1h 42m/Drama, Horror, Mystery/Deon TayloUSA)
  3. Long Shot (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate) (2019/2h 5m/Comedy, Romance/Jonathan Levine/USA)
  4. El Chicano (Briarcliff) (2018/2h 22m/Drama/Ben Hernandez Brav/USA)
(LIMITED)
  1. Bolden (Abramorama) (2019/Drama/Dan PritzkeUSA)
  2. Meeting Gorbachev (The Orchard) (2018/1h 30m/Documentary/Werner Herzog and Andre SingeUK-USA-Germany)
  3. Ask Dr. Ruth (Magnolia) (2019/1h 40m/Documentary/Ryan White/USA) 
Friday May 10th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019/PG/1h 44m/Action, Adventure, Comedy/Warner Brothers Pictures/Rob Letterman/Japan-USA
  2. The Hustle (MGM) (2019/PG-13/1h 34m/Chris Addison/USA)
  3. Poms (STX Entertainment) (2019/PG-13/Comedy/Zara Hayes/UK-USA)
(LIMITED)
  1. All Is True (Sony Pictures Classics) (2018/PG-13/Biography, Drama, History/1h 41m/Kenneth Branagh)
  2. My Son (Mon garçon) (Cohen Media Releasing) (2017/PG-13/1h 24m/Drama, ThrilleChristian Carion/France-Belgium)
  3. Tolkien (Fox Searchlight) (2019/PG-13/1h 52m/Biography Drama/Dome Karukoski/USA)
  4.  Student of the Year 2 (FIP) (2019/Romance/Punhit Malhotra/India) 
Friday May 17th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. A Dog’s Journey (Universal Pictures) (2019/PG/1h 48m/Family/Gail Mancuso/USA)
  2. The Sun Is Also a Star (Warner Bros. Pictures) (2019/PG-13/Drama, Romance/Ry-Russo-Young/USA)
  3. John Wick - Chapter III: Parabellum (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate) (2019/2h 10m/Action, ThrilleChad Stahelski/USA)
(LIMITED)
  1. The Souvenir (A24) (2019/1h 59m/Drama, Mystery, Romance/Joanna Hogg/UK-USA)
  2. The Third Wife (Film Movement) (2018/1h 36m/Drama/Ash MayfaiVietnam)
  3. Trial By Fire (Roadside Attractions) (2018/2h 7m/Biography, Drama/Edward Zwick/USA)
  4. The Meanest Man In Texas (Ammo Content) (2017/105m/Biography, Drama, History/Justin Ward/USA)
  5.  Aniara (Magnolia) (2018/1h 46m/Drama, Sci-Fi/Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja/Sweden-Denmark) 
  6.  Slaughterhouse Rulez (Sony Pictures) (2018/1h 44m/Action, Comedy, Fantasy, HorroCrispian Mills/UK) 
  7.  The Professor and the Madman (Vertical Entertainment) (2019/2h 4m/Biography, Drama, Mystery/Farhad Safinia/Ireland) 
Wednesday May 22nd, 2019
(LIMITED)
  1. The Tomorrow Man (Bleecker Street) (2019/PG-13/1h 34m/Drama, Romance/Noble Lincoln Jones/USA)
Friday May 24th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Aladdin (Disney Pictures) (2019/PG/Adventure, Comedy, Family/Guy Ritchie/USA)
  2. Ad Astra (20th Century Fox/Disney) (2019/Adventure, Drama, Mystery/James Gray/Brazil-USA) (Still on schedule; expect it not to be for much longer)
  3. Brightburn (Screen Gems/Sony) (2019/1h 30m/Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi/David Yarovesky/USA)
(LIMITED)
  1. Booksmart (Annapurna) (2019/1h 42m/Comedy/Olivia Wilde/USA)
  2. Echo In The Canyon (Greenwich) (2018/Unrated/1h 22m/Documentary, Music/Andrew SlateUSA)
  3. Halston (The Orchard) (2019/2h 0m/Documentary/Frédéric Tcheng/USA)
  4. The Proposal (Oscilloscope Pictures) (2018/1h 26m/Documentary/Jill Magid) 
Friday May 31st, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Warner Bros. Pictures) (2019/PG-13/2h 12m/Action, Adventure, Fantasy/Michael Dougherty/USA)
  2. Ma (Universal Pictures) (2019/Horror, ThrilleTate TayloUSA)
  3. Rocketman (Paramount Pictures) (2019/2h 1m/Biography, Drama, Fantasy/Dexter FletcheUK-USA))
Friday June 7th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. The Secret Life of Pets II (Universal Pictures) (PG/Chris Renaud)
  2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Marvel/20th Century Fox/Disney) (Simon Kinberg)
(LIMITED)
  1. Late Night (Amazon Studios) (Nisha Ganatra)
  2. Nightmare Cinema (Cranked Up/Shudder) (Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura and Alejandro Brugues) 
Wednesday June 12th, 2019
(LIMITED)
  1. The Art Of Self-Defense (Bleecker Street) (Riley Stearns)
  2. The Last Black Man In San Francisco (A24) (Joe Talbot)
Friday June 14th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Men in Black International (Sony Pictures) (F. Gary Gray)
  2. Shaft (2019) (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Tim Story)
(LIMITED)
  1. The Dead Don’t Die (Focus Features) (Jim Jarmusch)
  2. American Woman (Roadside Attractions) (Jake Scott)
  3. Wild Rose (NEON) (Tom Harper)
Friday June 21st, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Toy Story IV (PixaDisney Pictures) (G/Josh Cooley)
  2. Anna (Lionsgate) (Luc Besson)
  3. Child’s Play (2019) (Orion Releasing) (Lars Klevberg)
(LIMITED)
  1. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Magnolia) (Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)
Friday June 28th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Annabelle Comes Home (New Line) (Gary Dauberman)
  2. Yesterday (Universal Pictures) (PG-13/Danny Boyle)
  3. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) (Johannes Roberts)
(LIMITED)
  1. Maiden (Sony Pictures Classics) (PG/Alex Holmes)
Tuesday July 2, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Spider-Man: Far from Home (Sony Pictures) (Jon Watts)
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Midsommar (A24) (Ari Aster)
Friday July 12th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. 21 Bridges (STX Entertainment) (Brian Kirk)
  2. Stuber (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Michael Dowse)
  3. The Crawl (Paramount Pictures) (Alexandre Aja)
(LIMITED)
  1. The Farewell (A24) (PG/Lulu Wang)
Friday July 19th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. The Lion King (2019) (Disney) (Jon Favreau)
(LIMITED)
  1. David Crosby: Remember My Name (Sony Pictures Classics) (A.J. Eaton)
Friday July 26th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony/Columbia) (Quentin Tarantino)
  2. Brahms: The Boy 2 (STX Entertainment) (William Brent Bell)
(LIMITED)
  1. Tel Aviv on Fire (Cohen Media Group) (Sameh Zoabi)
  2.  Mike Wallace Is Here (Magnolia) (Avi Belkin) 
Wednesday July 31, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount Pictures) (James Bobin)
(LIMITED)
  1. Jay Myself (Oscilloscope Pictures) (Stephen Wilkes)
Friday August 2nd, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Fast and the Furious presents Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures) (David Leitch)
  2. The New Mutants (Marvel/20th Century Fox/Disney) (Josh Boone)
(LIMITED)
  1. Luce (NEON) (2019/1h 49m/Drama/Julius Onah/USA)
  2. The Nightingale (IFC) (2018/2h 16m/Adventure, Drama, ThrilleJennifer Kent/Australia-Canada-USA)
Friday August 9th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. The Kitchen (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Andrea Berloff)
  2. Artemis Fowl (Disney) (Kenneth Branagh)
  3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Lionsgate) (André Øvredal)
(LIMITED)
  1. Brian Banks (Bleecker Street) (Tom Shadyac)
Wednesday August 14th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Blinded By The Light (Warner Brothers) (Gurinder Chadha)
  2. The Angry Birds Movie II (Sony/Columbia) (Thurop Van Orman and John Rice)
Friday August 16th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Good Boys (Universal Pictures) (Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky)
  2. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Annapurna) (PG-13/Richard Linklater)
(LIMITED)
  1. The Informer (Aviron) (Andrea Di Stefano)
  2. Aquarela (Sony Pictures Classics) (Victor Kossakovsky)
  3. Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Magnolia) (Mads Brügger)
Friday August 23rd, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Angel Has Fallen (Lionsgate) (Ric Roman Waugh)
(LIMITED)
  1. Overcomer (Affirmation) (PG/Alex Kendrick)
  2. Brittany Runs A Marathon (Amazon) (Paul Downs Colaizzo)
Friday August 30th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. PLAYMOBIL (STX Entertainment) (Lino DiSalvo)
(LIMITED)
  1. My Boyfriend’s Meds (Pantelion) (Diego Kaplan)
Friday September 6th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. IT: Chapter II (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Andrés Muschietti)
Friday September 13th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Spies in Disguise (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Nick Bruno, Steve Martino and Troy Quane)
  2. The Goldfinch (Warner Bros. Pictures) (John Crowley)
  3. Hustlers (STX Entertainment) (Lorene Scafaria)
Wednesday September 18, 2019
  1. Midnight Traveler (Oscilloscope Pictures) (Hassan Fazili)
Friday September 20th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Downton Abbey (Focus Features) (PG/Julian Fellowes)
  2. Black and Blue (Sony/Screen Gems) (Deon Taylor)
  3. Rambo V: Last Blood (Lionsgate) (Adrian Grunberg)
Wednesday September 25th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Praise This (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday September 27th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Abominable (Universal Pictures) (PG/Tim Johnson and Todd Wilderman)
  2. The Hunt (Universal Pictures) (Craig Zobel)
  3. The Art of Racing In The Rain (PG/20th Century Fox/Disney) (Mark Bomback)
  4. Judy (Roadside Attractions) (PG-13/Rupert Goold)
  5. All Rise (Entertainment Studios) (Anthony Mandler)
Friday October 4th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Todd Phillips)
  2. The Woman in the Window (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Joe Wright)
Friday October 11th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Gemini Man (Paramount Pictures) (Ang Lee)
  2. The Addams Family (2019) (MGM) (Conrad Vernon)
  3. Zombieland II: Double Tap (Sony/Columbia) (Ruben Fleischer)
Friday October 18th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Project (Universal Pictures) (unknown at present)
  2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney) (Joachim Rønning)
  3. The Has-Been (tentative title) (Warner Brothers) (Gavin O’Connor)
Friday October 25th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Aviron Horror (Aviron) (unknown at present)
  2. The Last Full Measure (Roadside Attractions) (Todd Robinson)
Friday November 1st, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Arctic Dogs (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) (PG/Aaron Woodley)
  2. Motherless Brooklyn (Warner Brothers) (Edward Norton)
  3. Terminator: Dark Fate (Paramount Pictures) (Tim Miller)
Friday November 8th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Last Christmas (Universal Pictures) (Paul Feig) 
  2. Midway (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate) (Roland Emmerich)
  3. Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” (Warner Bros.) (Mike Flanagan)
  4. Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount Pictures) (Jeff Fowler)
Friday November 15th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Charlie’s Angels (2019) (Sony/Columbia) (Elizabeth Banks)
  2. The Good Liar (Warner Bros. Pictures) (Bill Condon)
  3. Ford vs. Ferrari (20th Century Fox/Disney) (James Mangold)
Friday November 22nd, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Frozen II (Disney Pictures) (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee)
  2. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (Sony/Columbia) (Marielle Heller)
  3. The Rhythm Section (Paramount Pictures) (Reed Morano)
Friday November 27th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Knives Out (Lionsgate) (Rian Johnson)
  2. Queen & Slim (Universal Pictures) (Melina Matsoukas)
Friday December 13th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Jumanji III (Sony Pictures) (Jake Kasdan)
  2. Untitled Blumhouse Project (Universal Pictures) (unknown at present)
Friday December 20th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. Superintelligence (Warner Bros. Pictures) (PG/Ben Falcone)
  2. Cats (Universal Pictures) (Tom Hooper)
  3. Star Wars - Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (LucasFilm/Disney) (J.J. Abrams)
  4. Untitled Roger Ailes Project (Lionsgate) (Jay Roach)
Wednesday December 25th, 2019
(WIDE)
  1. The Call of the Wild (2019) (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Chris Sanders)
  2. Little Women (2019) (Sony Pictures) (Greta Gerwig)
Friday December 27th, 2019
(LIMITED)
  1. Clemency (NEON) (Chinonye Chukwu)
2020
Friday January 3rd, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. The Grudge (2020) (Sony/Columbia) (Nicolas Pesce)
Friday January 10, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. 1917 (Universal Pictures) (Sam Mendes)
  2. Limited Partners (Paramount Pictures) (Miguel Arteta)
Friday January 17th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Just Mercy (Warner Brothers) (Destin Daniel Cretton)
  2. The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle (Universal) (Stephen Gaghan)
  3. Bad Boys For Life (Sony/Columbia) (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah)
Friday January 24th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. The Turning (Universal) (Floria Sigismondi)
  2. Run (Lionsgate) (Aneesh Chaganty)
Friday February 7, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (Warner Brothers) (Cathy Yan)
Friday February 14th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Peter Rabbit 2 (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
  2. Disney’s Untitled Live-Action Film (Disney) (unknown at present)
  3. Nimona (20th Century Fox) (Patrick Osborne)
  4. The Photograph (Universal) (Stella Meghie)
  5. Kingsman: The Great Game (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Matthew Vaughan)
Friday February 21st, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Bloodshot (Sony/Columbia) (Dave Wilson)
Friday February 28th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Blumhouse “Fantasy Island” Horror (Sony/Columbia) (Jeff Wadlow)
Friday March 6th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Onward (Disney/Pixar) (Dan Scanlon)
  2. The Lovebirds (Paramount) (Michael Showalter)
Friday March 13th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Godzilla vs. Kong (Warner Brothers) (Adam Wingard)
  2. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday March 20th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. I Still Believe (Lionsgate) (Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin)
  2. Playing With Fire (Paramount Pictures) (Andy Fickman)
Friday March 27th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s ‘Mulan’ (live-action) (Disney) (Niki Caro)
  2. G.I. Joe (Paramount Pictures) (unknown at present)
Friday April 3rd, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Wednesday April 8th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled James Bond 25 (MGM) (Cary Fukunaga)
Friday April 17th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Trolls World Tour (Universal) (Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger)
  2. Escape Room 2 (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
Friday May 1st, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel/Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday May 8th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Legally Blonde III (MGM) (unknown at present)
  2. Greyhound (Sony/Columbia) (Aaron Schneider)
Friday May 15th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled “A Quiet Place” Sequel (Paramount Pictures) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled “Scooby-Doo” film (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday May 22th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Fast and Furious IX (Universal) (Justin Lin)
  2. Spongebob Squarepants: It’s A Wonderful Sponge (Paramount/Nickelodeon) (Paul Tibbitt)
Friday June 5th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Brothers) (Patty Jenkins)
Friday June 12th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Candyman (Universal) (Nia DaCosta)
  2. Red Notice (Universal) (Rawson Marshall Thurber)
Friday June 19th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's untitled-at-present (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Comedy (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday June 26th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. In The Heights (Warner Brothers) (John M. Chu)
  2. Top Gun II: Maverick (Paramount Pictures) (Joseph Kosinski)
Friday July 3rd, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Minions II (Universal) (Kyle Balda and Brad Ableson)
  2. Free Guy (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Shawn Levy)
Friday July 10th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Ghostbusters III (Sony/Columbia) (Jason Reitman)
  2. Untitled Sony/Marvel Project (Sony/Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday July 17th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Bob’s Burgers (20th Century Fox) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Christopher Nolan Event Film (Warner Brothers) (Christopher Nolan)
  3. Untitled Paramount Animation (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday July 24th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Jungle Cruise (Disney) (Jaume Collet-Serra)
  2. Green Lantern Corps (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday July 31th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Morbius (Sony/Marvel) (Daniel Espinosa)
Friday August 7th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Coming To America II (Paramount Pictures) (Craig Brewer)
Friday August 21st, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Bill & Ted Face The Music (United Artists) (2020/Comedy, Music, Sci-Fi/Dean Parisot/USA)
Friday September 4, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Monster Hunter (Sony/Screen Gems) (Paul W.S. Anderson)
Friday September 11th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. The Conjuring III (New Line) (Michael Chaves)
Friday September 18th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse” (Paramount) (Stefano Sollima)
  2. Untitled Chris Lord-Phil Miller animated feature (Sony)
Friday September 25th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. The Many Saints of Newark (Warner Brothers) (Alan Taylor)
Friday October 2th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Death On The Nile (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Kenneth Branagh)
  2. Bios (Universal) (Miguel Sapochnik)
  3. Untitled Sony/Marvel Sequel (Sony/Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday October 9th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (unknown at present)
Friday October 16th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Micronauts (Paramount Pictures) (unknown at present)
  2. The Witches (2020) (Warner Brothers) (Robert Zemeckis)
Friday November 6th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel/Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 13, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Clifford The Big Red Dog (Paramount) (Walt Becker)
Friday November 20th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Ron’s Gone Wrong (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Alessandro Carloni and J.P. Vine)
  2. Dune (2020) (Warner Brothers) (Denis Villeneuve)
Friday December 18th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Avatar II (20th Century Fox/Disney) (James Cameron)
  2. Vivo (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
Friday December 23th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (unknown at present)
  2. The Croods II (Universal) (Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders)
Friday December 25th, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Warner Brothers Event Film (Warner Brothers Pictures) (unknown at present)
2021
Friday January 8th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday January 15th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled “Sesame Street” movie (Warner Brothers) (Jonathan Krisel)
Friday January 29th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Rugrats (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday February 12th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel/Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday March 5th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Foster (20th Century Fox/Disney) (Karen Disher and Steve Martino)
Friday March 19th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday March 26th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. The Boss Baby II (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday April 2nd, 2020
(WIDE)
  1. Fast + Furious X (Universal) (Justin Lin)
Friday April 16, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled “Tom and Jerry” movie (live action/animated) (Warner Brothers) (Tim Story)
Friday May 7th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel/Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday May 21th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. DC Super Pets (Warner Brothers) (Jared Stern and Sam Levene)
Friday May 28th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday June 11th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Jurassic World III (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday June 18, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's Currently-untiled (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
Friday June 25th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. The Batman (Warner Brothers) (Matt Reeves)
Friday July 2nd, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Sing II (Universal) (unknown at present)
Friday July 9th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
  2. Fifth Indiana Jones movie (Disney) (Steven Spielberg)
Friday July 16th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Space Jam 2 (Warner Brothers) (Terence Nance)
Friday July 23rd, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Mission: Impossible VII (Paramount) (Christopher McQuarrie)
Friday August 6th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. The Suicide Squad (Warner Brothers) (James Gunn)
Friday August 13th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday September 17th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Spooky Jack (Universal) (Mike Mitchell and Daron Nefcy)
Friday October 1st, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Paramount/Hasbro Event Film (Paramount/Hasbro) (unknown at present)
  2. Untitled Warner Brothers Event Film (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday October 8th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday October 15th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project (unknown at present)
Friday November 5th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel/Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 12, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them III (Warner Brothers) (David Yates)
Friday November 19th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Dungeons and Dragons (2021) (Paramount) (unknown at present)
Friday December 17th, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Avatar III (20th Century Fox/Disney) (James Cameron)
Friday December 22nd, 2021
(WIDE)
  1. Wicked (Universal) (Stephen Daldry)
  2. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
  3. Hotel Transylvania 4 (Sony/Columbia) (unknown at present)
2022
Friday February 11th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. The Tiger’s Apprentice (Paramount) (unknown at present) __________________________________________________________________________________
Friday March 4th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Minecraft (Warner Brothers) (Peter Sollett)
Friday March 18th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's Untitled (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
Friday April 15th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. DreamWorks Animation’s Untitled (DreamWorks) (unknown at present)
Friday May 6th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel/Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday May 27th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday June 17th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Pixar Animation Studio's Untitled (PixaDisney) (unknown at present)
Friday July 8th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday July 29th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Marvel’s Untitled (Marvel) (unknown at present)
Friday August 5th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Mission: Impossible 8 (Paramount Pictures) (Christopher McQuarrie)
Friday October 7th, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 4, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday November 16, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday December 16, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Aquaman II (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
Friday December 22, 2022
(WIDE)
  1. Sherlock Holmes III (Warner Brothers) (unknown at present)
2023
Friday February 17th, 2023
(WIDE)
  1. Disney’s Untitled live-action film (Disney) (unknown at present)
Friday April 7th, 2023
(WIDE)
  1. DreamWorks Animation’s Untitled animated film (DreamWorks)(unknown at present)
2024
Friday December 20th, 2024
(WIDE)
  1. Avatar IV (20th Century Fox/Disney) (James Cameron)
2025
Friday December 19th, 2025
(WIDE)
  1. Avatar V (20th Century Fox/Disney) (James Cameron)
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2018.04.08 10:22 clearliquidclearjar TALLAHASSEE EVENTS 4/8 – 4/17

What’s something coming up that you’re looking forward to?
Happening this week: Word of South Festival. “Join us April 13-15 for the fourth annual Word of South Festival in Tallahassee’s award-winning Cascades Park! Word of South is a festival that brings together the world of literature and music, with performances by over 100 internationally known writers and musicians on eight different stages around the park. The festival also offers a wonderful children’s program that introduces kids of all ages into the world of the arts. Gather your friends and family and enjoy a weekend full of live performances at Word of South Festival! Learn more at: www.WordofSouthFestival.com.” The lineup includes Suzanne Vega and Loudon Wainwright III. Check the website for the schedule.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
ALSO:
SUNDAY 4/8
  • Happy Motoring: Tallahassee Coffee Festival. “The first ever Tallahassee Coffee Festival is coming to Happy Motoring (new project off S Adams St) on April 8, 2018. This festival brings together three of Tallahassee's favorite coffee makers, Lucky Goat Coffee, Catalina Café and RedEye Coffee - Midtown. Each coffee shop will be featuring six unique coffee experiences with everything from single origin coffee to coffee infused beers from local breweries and even a Slayer Espresso Machine.” Here is the info. 8am-Noon/$25/$30
  • The Plant: PathFinders Hike. “We will be meeting first thing in the morning at The Plant to arrange carpooling, then begin our trip to the Cathedral of Palms, Wakulla. This will be a 7 mile trek into one of the most beautiful sights the Florida Panhandle has to offer, Shepherd Springs. Upon arrival there will be a short discussion on what to expect and make sure were all on the same track. What to bring: boots (recommended), poncho (chance of rain), snacks, and water.” 9:30am-3pm
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Florida Gopher Tortoise Day. “Included with general admission! Come to the Tallahassee Museum and celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day with us on April 8th from 12pm-4pm. In Florida, gopher tortoises are found in parts of all 67 counties and are frequently encountered in neighborhoods, along roadways, and in many of Florida’s public parks and forests. The goal of Gopher Tortoise Day is to increase awareness and appreciation for these long lived, gentle reptiles. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be at the museum with information about gopher tortoises. There will also be guided tours (included with admission) at 1pm and 3pm on the Nature Trail.” Noon-4pm
  • Proof: MoLab's Science On Tap at Proof. “MoLab has partnered with Proof Brewing Company & MoBi for a FUN afternoon of craft beer and delectabe delights!” 2pm-5pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Janiva Magness CD Release Party. 6pm
  • The Wilbury: Lester Sterling's Skatalites, Trial By Stone, Barefoot Souls. 8pm/$15/18+ unless accompanied by parent or guardian
  • Club Downunder: Larkin Poe W/ Cooper. 8:30pm/GP $12/18+
MONDAY 4/9
  • Izzy Pub and Sushi: Quiz Night Presented by Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions, from pop culture to serious subjects. Always a picture round and a sound round. Each question lovingly hand crafted by local artisans. (Hank. Hank is the artisan.) Add in Izzy's delicious food and drink options and you've got a brand new way to start your week out right.” 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Lofty Pursuits: Game Night. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 7:35pm/21+
  • Finnegan’s Irish Pub: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish and Hospitality Night. “If you're a hospitality worker, don't forget to bring your most recent paystub or work schedule to receive that sweet 25% discount!” 10pm
  • The Bark: Hunting Ground Movie Free Movie Screening and Discussion. “Please join Planned Parenthood and Generation Action for a movie screening of the important Sundance documentary, The Hunting Ground. This screening will be a start of a larger discussion that will be held at Take Back the Night on April 13th on FSU & FAMU’s campuses. Light refreshments will be available at The Bark.” 7pm
  • Club Downunder: Curtis Harding w/ Man Moth. 8:30pm/$12/18+
TUESDAY 4/10
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here until 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Trivia. 7pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Food! Beer! Something random in a bag! 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Wells Brothers: Ten Year Anniversary! Food and drink specials all day. 11am-10pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: RoboCop & Samurai Cop: Trash Cinema Tuesday. 7:30pm
  • The Wilbury: Kal Marks (MA) / SLAC / Joyboy / Pool Kids. 8:30pm/free
WEDNESDAY 4/11
  • Bird's Oyster Shack: Lab Sessions with Jim Crozier featuring Old Porch Swing with David Langston, Dennis Hardin, and Dave Dickle. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Trivia. 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Dungeons & Dragons. “Different adventures every week. Beginners welcome.” 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night, Bingo, and Karaoke. 7pm
  • Hobbit (P’Cola): Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $25/$20/$15.” 7:30pm
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. “Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. They now have the MoBi food truck every week! Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams.” 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • Cancuns: Singo (like Bingo but with music). 8pm
  • Island Wings: Wine Down Wednesday featuring Steve Johnson. 8pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake: Waxy Wednesdays. “Feelin' waxy, Tallahassee? That's probably just because it's Wednesday. At Finnegan's Wake, Waxy Wednesday means DJ Ryze will be hitting our floor again to spin some vinyl and get your feet moving tonight. Feeling a bit sour, girls? Not to worry- we'll also have some fantastic $5 drink specials going for all those Tallahassee ladies looking for a bit of fun. Come out and help us get the party started!” 8pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • Krewe de Gras: DÉJÀ VU Latin Wednesdays. “FREE Salsa/Mambo classes by Barry C. Williams. The duration of the class is 9-10 and having a partner is not necessary. If you've never danced Salsa/Mambo before then don't worry about it. The classes are made to be easy and fun so you can come learn some moves and then stay and dance until 2am to the sounds of DJ Jimmy Suave.” 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Corner Pocket: Karaoke. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • The Bark on All Saints: Karaoke with Nathan. “Nathan has all the songs you could ever want, The Bark is a great space, and there’s a very friendly crowd. If you’re not really into the fratty or country karaoke scene, this may be your spot. They have mixed drinks, bountiful beer options, and amazing vegan/vegetarian food until 2 am – and I say that as a staunch omnivore.” 9:30pm
  • Fire Betty’s: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish. 10pm
  • 926: Dragged Out Wednesday: Can I Get An Attitude Check? “It's Wednesday! What you up to? Come join the KingzKru for Hump Day Dance Therapy! Join us for our Mid-week Dance Party with music with DJ Double G and DJ Izzy B Isabella Berrios from 10:00 pm til 2:00am with a show by the KingzKru at Midnight and on into our regularly scheduled weekend parties with the Friday Night Party, Sanctuary and the Retro Rewind at 926! You won't be disappointed because we aim to deliver!” 10pm
  • The Plant: Take Back the Night Sign Making & Phone Banking. “We are getting together to tell people about the upcoming march for Take Back the Night and make signs for the event too! Come to The Plant at anytime between 5:00pm - 9:00pm to call Tallahassee folks to tell them about the march and to make some art! Planned Parenthood will be providing pizza, sign making supplies, and phone lists&scripts (no cold calling!!). Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions, comments or concerns!” 5pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Chiller Double Feature with Subspecies and Bloodstone: Subspecies II. 7:30pm
  • Club Downunder: San E & Mad Clown w/ Sobae. 8:30pm/GP $20/18+
THURSDAY 4/12
  • The Southern Pub: Trivia Night. 5:30pm
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday featuring The Fried Turkeys. 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Hurricane: Ballistic Bingo. 7pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party. 7pm-10pm
  • Skybox: $10 Cornhole Tourney. 7:30pm
  • La Fiesta: Trivia. 7:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Karaoke and Dance Party. 8pm
  • Warhorse: Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions. A little bit silly, a little bit serious. Hank writes the questions, you win the pizza.” 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Open Mic Night. “Sign-ups will begin at 7:30pm and be on a first come, first serve basis. Each getting around 12-15 minutes to perform. The first artist will begin at 8:30pm. Each artist will receive a FREE beer for their performance.” 8:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $35/$25/$15, and Best Team Name gets a round of shots.” 8pm
  • Island Wings: Bike Night. “A night dedicated just to you! We have a special menu just for those who ride their motorcycles to the restaurant, there is designated up front parking for your bikes, and live music on the patio from 8pm-11pm. There's no better place to eat, hang out with your friends, and show off your ride.” 8pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Junction @ Monroe: Comedy Zone: Frank Del Pizzo & Mark Evans. 9pm
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Brass Tap Midtown: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-Midnight
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke with Nathan. All the songs. $1 Pabst drafts. 10pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: MST3K Thursday featuring I Accuse My Parents and Eegah. 7:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: Kim & George. 8pm/$2
  • Club Downunder: Dory's Jazz Club: The Music of Monk. 8pm/GP $8/18+
  • The Wilbury: Epic Beard Men (Sage Francis+B.Dolan). 9pm/$14
  • Blue Tavern: Blue Comedy. “Free comedy night at Blue Tavern: Come watch some of Tallahassee’s funniest people perform and enjoy a cold one.” 10:30pm
FRIDAY 4/13
  • 926 Lounge: The Friday Night Party. “Tallahassee's premier LGBTQA dance party night is back again! Pregame with Tom in the pub during happy hour from 4PM-9PM. The dance floor kicks into full gear at 10PM so you can rage to your faves as DJ Carben and DJ Brian Gladden keep you dancing all night. The Drag Show starts at midnight when the 926 Ladies join our hostess Sassy Black on the stage to entertain. It's a show you definitely don't want to miss, so arrive early to get a good seat!” 4pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Jimmy and Brooke in the Backstage Garden. 5pm-8pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke with Paul. 8pm-Midnight/all ages
  • Leggetts: Karaoke presented by Galen Goram. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Island Wing Company: Friday Night Unwind. “End your work week on the island with live music on the patio at 9pm. Come enjoy some great food, drinks with your friends, and unwind.” 9pm
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Devin Cywinski. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Geo's Pub & Pool (both locations): Karaoke. 10pm-1am
  • Proof: The People's Party with The Nitro Groundshakers. 4pm
  • Cascades Park: Tedeschi Trucks Band. 6pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: Larry Mitchell and Katie Martin. 7pm
  • The Wilbury: The Lessers, Whiskey In The Pines, Painted Lady. 8pm/free
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Pat Puckett: The Man - The Music. 8pm/$10
  • Blue Tavern: Tao Jonz and the Ontological Elephants. 8pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: The Groove Merchants. 9:30pm
SATURDAY 4/14
  • Downtown: Tallahassee Downtown Market. “Fresh from the garden local produce for fixing up that cool melon bowl. Fresh baked bread with jams and jellies just like granny made. Unique arts and craft gifts for you and yours all hand made by the artist in the booth. Come relax under the majestic oak on Park Ave at Monroe street as you listen to our own singer song writer Paul Harbin across the street from the Doubletree by Hilton. Want to be a vendor please join us! Information is available at www.downtownmarket.com or call the office at 850-224-3252. Thanks.” 10am-2pm
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 10am – 2pm.
  • Gamescape: Game Tally Saturday Board Gaming. “Meeting weekly in Tallahassee, Florida, we seek to promote and offer public opportunities to learn new games and make new friends in a relaxed, fun environment.” Noon
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke presented by Galen Goram. 9pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary: Tallahassee’s Longest Running Goth Night. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Proof: Pints & Poses Yoga in the Beer Garden. “Join us for Pints & Poses yoga in the beer garden every second Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Certified Yoga Instructor, Charissa Jaeger-Sanders, will be guiding you through 90 minutes of flow-style yoga. This class is appropriate for all levels, from beginners to advanced yogis. Cost of the class includes both the class and a pint or flight of Proof's craft beer. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Purchase tickets online at http://www.proofbrewingco.com/store/yoga” 10:30pm/$25
  • Lafayette Heritage Trail Park: Standup Paddle Board and Kayak Demo. 11am-4pm
  • Tallahassee Rock Gym: Tallahassee Rock Gym's 8th Annual Save the South. “Tallahasse Rock Gym is proud to present our 8th Annual SAVE THE SOUTH Competition! Save the South is a benefit competition for the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, an outstanding organization that keeps our crags clean and accessible. So let's give some love to those great outdoors, you know, the real rocks we're training to climb.” Noon-6pm
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Sketching From Life. “In this two hour class you will be introduced to the basics of sketching. Drawing from observation is a rewarding way to experience life. The Tallahassee Museum offers fascinating subjects for anyone from animals to architecture, people to landscape, and beautiful items from our collection. Whatever your skill level, you’ll improve by sketching nature and natural objects. Materials will be provided for this class. If you have your own supplies you would rather use, you are welcome to bring them to the class. *Participants must be at least 16 years of age to register for this class. *Registration deadline April 11th at 12:00pm. (No tickets will be sold after this time.)” 1pm/$15
  • Oakwood Animal Hospital: Oakwood Animal Hospital AAHA Open House. “We would like to invite you to our AAHA Open House! This event will take place on Saturday, April 14th at 3pm! Please come out and enjoy an afternoon filled with free food, client education, giveaways, and much more. So please bring your families and invite your friends to see all that Oakwood has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!” 3pm
  • Ripe City Urban Farm (400 W 6th Ave): Mushroom Cultivation Workshop. “Play of Sunlight Mushrooms is hosting a mushroom cultivation workshop that will cover basic insight into the kingdom of fungi, several methods of mushroom cultivation, and will involve a hands-on demonstration for cultivating oyster mushrooms on pasteurized wheat straw. Participants will take home their own bag of inoculated wheat straw to harvest their own oyster mushrooms at home, and mushroom spawn and tinctures will also be available for purchase following the workshop.” 3pm-5pm
  • Suwannee West (1113 Ox Bottom Road): Annabelle Lyn Album Release Party - Chasing Horizons. “Weather permitting, the show will take place outdoors on the forest stage. Some seating will be provided, but bring chairs, blankets, and instruments! Children and adults of all ages are welcome, and bathrooms are available inside the house. Guests are encouraged to bring instruments for post-show jams. Food trucks will be running throughout the event, but guests are welcome to bring their own edible fare as well. Attendees are encouraged to BYOB, and a cash bar will be available on-site. Come ready to eat, drink, and be merry all evening long!” 5pm
  • Hotel Duval: Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2018 Pageant. “During Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2011, a new tradition began in Tallahassee! An annual drag pageant was formed – an event designed to highlight the immense talent that exists within Tallahassee and North Florida’s drag community. Join us on Saturday, April 14th, as the Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2018 Pageant returns to Hotel Duval’s immaculate Horizons Ballroom! The reigning Miss Tallahassee PRIDEFEST Danity Sanchez will present the crown to a new diva of Tallahassee.” 6pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Freedom FEST 2018: Sowflo, El Dub, Sway Jah Vu +more. “Freedom Fest 2018 is a celebration of local music and culture built to bring people in our community together and help build relationships, while helping to educate people about local cannabis laws, regulations and the availability for healthy living to include medical and as a health and nutritional supplement. There will be vendors with CBD and hemp products, as well as natural supplements like Kava and Kratom, and great local food. This event is sponsored by Tobacco Leaf, Empire Cafe, Natural Life, Puff 4 Less, Trulieve and NORML Tallahassee.” 6pm/$12
  • Junction @ Monroe: Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow/All Strings Considered. “Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow is a live original music playin’ sexy clown show spectacular from the steamy swamps of Gainesville, Florida. Featuring the good Dr. Becky Sinn, her adopted robot brother Mr. Fiddlesticks, and two dancing clowns: the Harlequin of Heat, Jenny Castle & the Titillating Tapper, Sally B. Dash Setting hearts (and other things) on fire with their antics, shenanigans, and general buffoonery. Opening act All Strings Considered is a collaboration between lifelong musicians Jim Crozier & Don Austin.” 7pm/18+/$10
  • Blue Tavern: Frank Lindamood. 8pm/$5
  • Fifth & Thomas: Charley Crockett w/ Devils Kin. 8pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: The Joshua Cossette Trio. 8pm/$5
  • Club Downunder: Stand-Up Downunder presents Josh Johnson. 8:30pm/GP $10/18+
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys. 9pm
SUNDAY 4/15
  • Gaines Street and Railroad Ave: The Souk! “Join us every Sunday afternoon for brunch, drinks, shopping, music, and local vendors! Vendors: set-up is always free and we would love to have you! Contact the Wilbury for a map of available set up areas.” Noon
  • Athena’s Garden: Herb Class. 2pm
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Sunday Afternoon Bingo. “This isn't your grandma's bingo! We have a blast with some very cool folks. Cash prizes.” 5pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Cancuns: Reggae Sunday. 6pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake: Irish Music Session. 7pm
  • 926: Sunday Rewind. “Your favorite songs and videos are back again this Sunday at 926 with no cover before midnight!!! 926 is proud to present another addition of the Sunday Rewind - join us as we revisit some of the best music and videos from the last 40 years. Start your night with happy hour featuring Trivia Rewind with Erik from 7 to 9 in the pub. The club side opens up at 10 when DJ Matthew East and VJ Carben will be spinning all your favorite hits and videos from the 80s, 90s and 2000s even throwing in a few from the 70s as well. Rebecca and Branden will be serving up all your favorite drinks along with our amazing 926 food.” 7pm/No cover if you are in line before 12. After 12, cover is just $5 for 18+
  • Birds: Sunday Night Tea Drag Show. 10pm/$5
  • The Sharing Tree: Opening Party...Finally! “The Sharing Tree has moved 3 times in 6 months. It has been a difficult hardship for this small, volunteer based organization. But!- when one door closes, another opens. A core group Of kick-butt creatives have persevered and not only rebuilt the Tree times Three.... but also added the one and only creative play lab! Come and see what this space Is all about!” 1pm-4pm
  • FSU Flying High Circus: FSU Flying High Circus Home Show Series. 2pm
  • Fire Betty’s: Bar Wars! “We’re having a very special edition of Sunday Funday on April 15th! BAR WARS is a theme competition among different hospitality staffs to see which group is the apex of the service industry in Tallahassee. There’ll be prizes for the best team theme, best team name, most team spirit and a timed team relay along with a few extra surprises;) Jack Daniels and Crown Royal will be here too in order to help keep things lubricated all night long. You can sign-up as a team of your 4 best 21+ representatives of your local business anytime at Fire Betty’s. The deadline for sign-up is by 6PM on Sunday, April 15th.” 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Katie Skene & Friends. 6pm/$15
  • Askew Student Life Cinema: A Conversation w/ Don Hertzfeldt at Student Life Cinema. “Director Don Hertzfeldt is a two-time Academy Award nominee whose animated films include It's Such a Beautiful Day, World of Tomorrow, The Meaning of Life, and Rejected. His work has played around the world, receiving over 250 awards, and made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons in 2014. Eight of his films have screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is the only filmmaker to have won the overall Grand Jury Prize for Short Film twice....” 7:30pm/GP $15/18+
MONDAY 4/16
  • Izzy Pub and Sushi: Quiz Night Presented by Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions, from pop culture to serious subjects. Always a picture round and a sound round. Each question lovingly hand crafted by local artisans. (Hank. Hank is the artisan.) Add in Izzy's delicious food and drink options and you've got a brand new way to start your week out right.” 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Lofty Pursuits: Game Night. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 7:35pm/21+
  • Finnegan’s Irish Pub: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish and Hospitality Night. “If you're a hospitality worker, don't forget to bring your most recent paystub or work schedule to receive that sweet 25% discount!” 10pm
  • Club Downunder: Spring Shimmy Spectacular! “Come and unwind before finals at our annual Spring Shimmy Spectacular! The night will feature solos from the troupe and dances that were taught at our classes and workshops. Oh, and there will be free food and a chance to win a free shirt! The event is free and open to the public.” 7:30pm
TUESDAY 4/17
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here until 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Trivia. 7pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Food! Beer! Something random in a bag! 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee: Glorious! The Story of Us: An Interfaith Service. “Join Tallahassee's open and affirming faith-based congregations for an interfaith service leading up to the kickoff of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST's Pride in the Plaza event! This year's event features stories about by the Tallahassee LGBTQIA community, told by the Tallahassee LGBTQIA community! Share your stories of coming out, coming to or leaving your faith, struggle, and joy. An Interfaith service for pride is an important show of support, to let people know that there are places where they are more than welcome. Alliances of people of many faiths, backgrounds and sexual orientations may spark a spiritual renewal within the LGBTQIA community. Free for everyone, all ages are welcome!” 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Trash Tuesdays featuring Eating Raoul and Chopping Mall. 7:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: Minie Brattain. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: FSU Rock Ensemble: "I Want My MTV!" “You want your MTV? We got you covered! The FSU Rock Ensemble spring concert will be held at Club Downunder this semester, and we've got a splendid mix of some of the top hits from the glory days of MTV to play for you. You seriously don't wanna miss this!” 8:30pm
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2018.03.22 01:57 thehatsmol T is for Terrified

NEW MESSAGE: FFEC 2017 DIRECTOR +4 OTHERS
Hello everyone! I hope all of you make it here to Harrisburg! Tomorrow will be the first day of the 20th Freddy Fazbear Entertainment Convention. You all will be staying at the Hilton Harrisburg near the Convention Center. More information will be provided in the following link...
My mind is completely blank right now. I am on a two-hour flight to Pennsylvania and I am still in shock that my curiosity and mind took me this far.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Yo how are you doing bro, i arrived at the airport.
What have I gotten myself into?? I still can’t believe that a stupid theory and hobby have gotten me this far. I look down at my empty paper and think about what I need to say in my part of the panel.
Freddy’s was the biggest incident that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about this incident such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spok-
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Midway through my writing, I get a text message.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Dude, I think you need to hear this. “New development in the suicide of a 16-year old student; Police uncover deeper meaning.” Just hit the WaPo this morning. It talks about this Tanner Albright kid, who dropped out of school and went into hiding. In a nutshell, I am on to something. Tell you more at the port :)
I remember hearing about that, barely a blip on the newsfeed compared to all that coverage about the solar eclipse. That was an interesting text. Why not tell me now. You know what, screw it, I’ll just continue writing.
I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children went missing at the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the disappearances of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. I am here to clear everything u-
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Damnit Pete!
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Just a small check in on u. I herd the plane was delayed. Tru?
Just then, the pilot made an announcement:

“Hello folks, we are having a rough time here so just sit back for a moment. Put on your seatbelts everybody!”

You serious right now??? Even in 2017 a brutha can't get a break!
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. YOU CAN'T HIDE.
...
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK
Maybe it was just a simple prank. Let me not freak out the person next to me and piss my pants in the actual piss place.
Luckily I am right next to the bathroom.
I open the door and look in the mirror.
Yo, Isiah, chill out dude. It’s good.
I go back to my seat and go back to my music.
Oh shoot
I feel the migraine coming as the cabin rocks under the turbulence. Shit…
Pete's going to be so mad when he finds out… oh well.
Pete's waiting for me past security
“Ayyee, wassup my guy.” Pete greets me.
“Sup,” I reply.
“How long have you been waiting here, P?”
“Four hours. You hungry from that flight?”
“Yeah, let’s get something to eat.”
We walk around the airport looking for something to eat.
“Mickey Ds?”
“Hell yeah.”
We walk to the McDonald's across from us to get what I think is dinner. We wait in line to get our food. Pete orders a Big Mac and I order a normal cheeseburger with a milkshake. We sit down at the dining plaza tables and start eating.
“So how was your flight?” Pete asks.
"Bit rough," I reply.
"No shit, Isiah!" He pauses then asks, "you been taking the percs again?"
"Uhh..."
"Man, you gotta cut that shit out!"
"It's aiight… So… whatchu got?"
Pete pulls up the webpage on his iPad; it's that Washington Post article he mentioned in the text earlier, with a picture showing cops at some backwoods crime scene complete with yellow tape. The page linked to another webpage, this one being a local news site for the St. George Metropolitan Area:
Brushton Township police say that Tanner Albright, a high school student that committed suicide several weeks back, had plans to commit mass murder.
Hurricane Police Chief Clay Burke said in a news conference yesterday that detectives found further writings dated August 8 to August 20, detailing a five-step plan for a major killing spree.
An entry dated Aug. 16 said, "...this will be bigger than anything this country's ever seen, .......I've been planning this for a long time, it's going to be so much fun. They won't expect a thing. It will be a stain on American history unlike anything like it."
The entries also praised William Afton of Afton Robotics and the recently-deceased Henry Fasbach of Fazbear Entertainment, making heavy references to the series of child murders throughout the 1990s, believed to have been committed by someone impersonating a mascot at the pizzeria. An entry dated Aug. 17 said, "I'll look into those scared little bitches eyes before I kill them and watch the life pour out of their bodies like the river Nile ... have followers because I'm so awesome I know someone will follow me just like I followed William Afton's ... me and them want close to the same thing, It's going to be fun......They say oh this is horrible but they don't think like us like me Henry and William...."
Tanner's writings made heavy references to Satanism and the occult, and detectives believe the boy expected to die and then "rise again" on August 21, the day of a major solar eclipse. A memo entry dated Aug. 18 said, ".....I'm going to die doing it, I hate those people, when they interview my parents and ask how they didn't see the signs they should know it's not them it's me and it's because of how I see the world....I'll hurt and destroy something so much bigger and they'll all see....."
He had gone missing a week before his body was found nearby an abandoned bunker that he had apparently been inhabiting for the last few months of his high school attendance before dropping out.
On Thursday, the Washington County Medical Examiner ruled Tanner's death inconclusive.
Investigation into Tanner's home was rendered impossible due to a major break-in soon after the body was discovered, with the intruder stealing most if not all of Tanner's belongings and heavily vandalizing the remainder.
Police say the investigation will continue with additional interviews and review of the boy's other documents.
School counselor Harvey Dunn issued a news release Thursday afternoon, noting increased presence by law enforcement in all district buildings.
Oookay… damn. That was one messed-up kid. One look at this pasty white boy's face and I immediately think "this kid be blastin' on them fools". At least he didn't go down that route...
"And you're showing me this because..."
Pete pulls out a folder from his convention bag and shoves it to me. "Dude, it gets even weirder. This guy on Freddit, OracleIntuition, sent me these" he gestures to the contents of the folder; several photographs of a really crappy cosplay of Freddy that someone tried to make look "oh so sp00py" by wrapping red yarn all over it, dunno why.
"So it's a photo of some cosplayer, what does this have to do with-"
"Bruh, that's what I told him too. But he swears 1000% that this is the real deal, some real spooky shit. Like a real-life version of all those urban legends about the animatronics walkin' around at night? And you know the weirdest part? He says this is what Tanner meant when he said 'rise again'"
"Naw… you saying this kid turn himself into a Freddy??" I stop and think for a second.
“This is on some next level werewolf shit bro, I don’t think it’s real. It could be some really thought out fanfic.” I reply.
“Sure, whatever you say. Don’t start crying and running to me when some satanic ‘I Need Jesus’ Freddy comes for your ass.”
Yo, this is forreal on some other worldly stuff. I don’t think there is that much behind this thing, and I am a theorist who talks about dead children for god’s sake.
“Anyways, you wanna know what happened to me on the plane?” I say.
“Let me guess, the perc. I already told you-”
“No, I got this weird ass stalker level text. Sounded like someone from ISIS or some shit.” I show Pete the text message.
“How many codes have you been cracking my dude, Tanner the spirit school shooter is about to murder your ass.” Pete replies.
“This is not funny. I am hella scared right now. Why me though?”
“In all seriousness, this could be a joke or a wrong number thing. Either way it’s weird.”
“True bu-”
CAN I NOT GET INTERRUPTED FOR THE FIRST TIME.
“Hi guys, mind if I join you?” a familiar posh-accented voice says.
“Well, you could have as……. HOLY SHIT!” I scream, trying not to freak out even more.
To my surprise, it’s Dawko. The Dawko; the gamer and theorist. Is this real right now?
“Excuse my language, hello, of course you can join us.”
Pete and I give each other a glare. It’s the myth, the man, the legend, Dawko!!
“Sorry for my manners, my name is Isiah and this is Pete. I assume you are also here for the convention?”
“Oh yeah, I am. Are you part of a panel or a fan?”
“I am in the panel with my friend over here, we are under the name of ‘TheFreddleSquad’. You've probably seen our video on Freddy's, that is why we are here.”
“Ah yes I have, you are on the panel with me I think, right? I’ll check the schedule the director gave us.” Dawko looks down at his phone. “Yep.”
"So you just got here too? How was the flight?"
"Oh my God, 10 hours of torture all the way from Heathrow I swear," replies Dawko while stretching his back.
"I can't believe FazCon's been around for like 20 years, and 'cause of what? 'cause of some creepy urban legends here or there? I mean, have you seen the place? 'So come on down to mechanical bear pizza and child casino!!!'" we all get a good giggle out of that one.
We finish eating and we get all our luggage from pickup and we call an Uber.
We see our driver and he drives us to our hotel.
“Have a nice day!” Dawko shouts as he waves us off.
We wave back.
Approaching the lobby, it becomes pretty clear that we're not the only Faz-fans holed up in this joint. Already the place is full of enthusiasts and even some cosplayers. A cardboard Freddy sat down reading his tablet while some Foxy chicks (in BOTH senses of the word) hung round the pillars taking selfies. I even saw these two high as fuck guys dressed in black animal suits and I don't mean black like they used ink for the Ice Bucket challenge but like Vantablack shit.
Me and Pete get our room key from the counter and take the elevator up.
“Damn, we met Dawko.” I say.
“Yes, yes we did.” Pete replies
We get to our room and look around.
“I am glad we chose to upgrade to the two-room suite.” Pete says as he savours the moment.
I also savour it, as we examine every feature of the room, from the king-sized bed to the soft floors, everything is so perfect. While Pete flops down on the bed, I pull out my Surface Pro 4 and check the forums.
"Yo Pete check this out"
I'm on OracleIntuition's instagram account; there's a black and white selfie of a professional photographer, with images far superior to the ones Pete showed me at the airport. The caption was what piqued my interest, however:
oracleintuition Just flew into Harrisburg Intl.! Next stop, FazCon 2017!!!! 😊😄 #oracleintuition #ffp #freddy convention #fazcon
He's here?? Oh this might actually be interesting. I wonder what he has to say about the photos. But, time waits for no bruthas. We pack our gear and head off down the 20-minute walk from the Hilton to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where the FazCon is being held. Strolling past the milling tourists and congoers, we behold the massive convention center, the capital of Freddy's Fandom for the next 4 days. We take a quick power nap because we didn't go to sleep, and it's 6:30 AM and we have to arrive in an hour.
Still, that short nap's long enough for me to have this strange dream. I'm a little boy again, barely knee height and I'm at the pizzeria during a birthday party. I try to get closer but I trip and fall, and by the time I get up, the whole place is dark and empty, like in the middle of the night. Suddenly, I hear movement and a little kid struggling as he's being pushed around by this dude in a purple uniform, squealing all the while because his mouth's been covered. They disappear behind the door and I can hear muffled struggling behind it. I walk towards the door, but there's this huge stink and some weird-ass feeling I can't place. I'm scared.
The stage lights up and there's Freddy, except… where's Bonnie and Chica??? Plus, Freddy's facing the wrong way! I have a choice… go to that door or go to Freddy. I also get this tingling pressure and somehow I know that if I take my eyes off of Freddy for even one second…
Suddenly the door bursts open, breaking my concentration. Instinctively I turn to look and… nothing. Just an empty room. Oh fuck... I want, no, need to get to that door because if I don't, it's going to get me. Doesn't matter what "it" is. I break into a run, but the pizzeria seems to stretch out as my heart hammers, but I finally make it through the door, slamming it behind me. I wait for a few moments, straining to hear if what's out there's gone. Then slowly I turn arou-
 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I get up with a start, breathing heavily. just a dream, Isiah, just a dream. Shit… I shouldn't have let them photos get to me… fuck. I turn and look at the clock. Oh, 7:05, still have time. I wake up Pete, we wash our faces, and finally leave the hotel, before hailing a taxi to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex where the FazCon takes place.
And with that, we march headlong into the convention center.

WOW.

It. Was. HUGE.
To any '90s kid who was raised on a healthy diet of Freddy's pizza and Surge, this place was practically heaven. The halls were transformed into a giant Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria/museum with practically everything that would satisfy your inner child for days on end! There were arcades of all kinds, deluxe ball pits we could play in for hours on end, vintage Freddy's memorabilia on display including signs, posters, even some old relics like animatronics that never made it to production, each carefully labeled and presented like fashion mannequins at the mall. But instead of rowdy screaming children, the place was crammed full of excited teens and adults, many of whom were having just as much fun as they would at a Dave & Buster's. Tokens clattered as attendees queued up to play the arcade games as if this was Atlantic City instead of Pennsylvania. A group of highschoolers howled and high-fived as they won a goodstuff Bonnie plush at the claw machine. Not to mention the cosplayers. It was like back at the hotel but magnified a hundred fold, and some of the outfits were so good that it was difficult to tell whether they were just here to have fun or whether they were part of the exhibit! Passing by a Foxy and a Mangle dancing to Gangnam Style while waving around a Nerf gun, we entered a room labeled "CAM 01" just in time to watch a riffed vintage episode of Fredbear and Friends! that had everyone laughing their asses off for nearly the full 20 minutes.
After having my fun, I go to rehearsal for my panel. I see multiple familiar faces from FusionZ to WHAT Stephen King?! STEPHEN KING HOLY SHIT I JUST NOTICED. What the hell is he doing here? Isn't he supposed to be writing a book about a gay guy or something? Now I wish I hadn't sold my 1st edition copy of "Under the Dome" before getting his autograph (ugh!) I am going to go speak with him, and hopefully don't make a nuisance out of myself. “Hey Mr. King, odd seeing you around these parts?” I say. “Please, call me Stephen.” he replies. I JUST GOT PERMISSION TO CALL STEPHEN KING ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS OH MY GOD. “So what panel are you on, Stephen?” I just had to rub it in. “Panel 3.”
“Really? So am I!”
“Great! I don't really tell people this but, I am a huge fan of yours, your theories helped me write my book!”
Did Stephen King just call me one of his inspirations??????
FREDDLE SCREECH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
We stand there for a while.
“Alright then, catch you later!” I say.
Stephen walks away then waves.
"EVERYONE IN PANEL 3 PLEASE APPROACH THE FRONT FOR REHEARSAL” a man says over the speaker system
Alright… it's showtime.
It’s finally time for the biggest moment of my so-called career. I see the other panelists around me, most I met during rehearsal. I settle down in my seat while Pete plops down next to me.
“You ready bro?” Pete asks me.
“Yeah, I guess.”
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST GROUP WITH OVER A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE, THE FREDDLE SQUAD!!!"
Moment of truth time.
I get up to give my speech.
"Thank you! We are The Freddle Squad and it's so good to be back! Shout out to my boy Pete, FusionZ, Dawko, and the one and only Stephen King himself!"
I wait for the applause to die down before continuing. "Now, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria was the biggest scandal that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about the strange phenomena surrounding the restaurant, such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children disappeared from the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the unknown whereabouts of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. Pete and I have been researching this for the past few years and we are now here to clear everything up."
I give Pete a soft kick which means it’s his turn.
“As my partner said, these incidents weren’t accidents. The long running partnership between Afton Robotics and Fazbear Entertainment isn’t as sweet as you think. Rumors have been going around that the company owner William Afton, presumably deceased, and his good friend, the late Fazbear Entertainment owner, Henry Fasbach, who had recently taken his own life this past Spring, had a pretty good, hidden friendship when they weren’t making headlines, almost too good of a friendship. Bonding over the experience of having lost their only daughter, they plotted on getting revenge on their own creations. In Henry’s letter before his passing, he wrote 'I was absolutely infuriated and ashamed of my actions, my daughter had died in the hands of my creations. I wanted for people to know the pain.'
Henry and William's plan was to sabotage their own beloved animatronics, to prevent any future tragedy; though both William and Henry were thought to have had shady connections to various - shall I say it - suspicious suppliers and other companies, they felt confident in their success, that is until William's apparent disappearance about a decade later. Henry himself would soon vanish from public spectacle to devote to his research, shunning everyone, including family and friends. With Henry dead, and his ex-wife and nephew not talking, we can only speculate exactly what he discovered and the rationale behind his actions."
And with that we continue into our Freddle Squad spiel, enumerating the known facts about the tangled case that lay before us and then entertaining the most common theories as to what truly went down back at Freddy's. When we finish, the moderator sets up this round table like on ABC, where we discuss and debate the motives and history of the whole sordid affair. All in all, it's really fun, and we're quite proud of ourselves, now that we're talking on par with all the bigshots of this field!
"Well that was fun!" Pete exclaims in relief once we finish signing autographs and get ready to head out.
"Man Pete, we gon' get a LOT of subs for this."
"I know, right?" He finishes packing his gear and we head off to the next few panels.
As the hours go on, Pete's beginning to act a bit wack. I mean he's cool and all but I can tell something ain't right, or at least he thinks so. Keeps looking over his shoulder as if he just stuffed several iPhones down his pants at Target. And the selfies... never knew Pete to be the selfie type…
Suddenly he taps me on the shoulder. "Hey Isiah, I gotta go for a bit, wanna put these in the back?"
"Sure man! Where you gon' be at?"
"Arcade room. You in?"
"Nah, I wanna get some quality swag, want something?"
"It's cool man."
"Meet you in 30 then?"
"Yeah! Oh and one more thing,"
Without warning he pulls me close and snaps a selfie on his phone before heading off. well that was weird… I mean, really? What's with him and selfies all the sudden?
I walk through the crowd looking for anyone else I know. Oh! The photographer snapping pics of us at the panel! Imma go talk to this brutha.
"Hey, nice camera! Did you enjoy the panel?"
"Yeah, it was really illuminating! I especially liked the part where you discussed what happened to the Toy animatronics and-"
He goes on and on about- wait hol' up. I've seen this face round these parts before.
"wait a sec… aren't you that instagram photographer OracleIntuition?"
"Yup! The one and only!"
"Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy sup!" and we greet each other like bruthas do
"Those forest pics were the BOMB on instagram! Where you take those, Yellowstone?"
"Rockies in fact, heh heh" Isaac replies with a toothy smile
"Run into any bears in the woods?"
shit… me and my big-ass mouth...
For one half of a split-fucking-second he look at me like I stepped on his Nike Air Jordans, then gives a forced giggle.
"No bears, no stairs."
"Aw man wouldn't those be nasty!"
this nigga be tweekin, man! Alright, think man, this is your chance!
"So, uh, what's your favorite animatronic?"
"Mine? Well, normally it'd be a toss-up between Bonnie and Freddy, but now I think I'm more of a Bonnie person-"
"Oh? What happened?"
He looked away for a bit then mused, almost as if to himself,
"Do you really think Henry and William got all of them?" He looks at me, and I feel like he's putting me on the spot.
"Well… " I begin. "Those two made a lot of the guys, who knows if there's one still lying in a dumpster somewhere and we don't even know about it…"
He didn't like that, but cat's out, so time to get direct.
"Why, you think Freddy's comin' for you?"
He bites his lower lip in thought before whispering,
"Utah Museum of Architecture and Robotics… you… you saw the pics, right?
he knows
"Yeah… but don't you think..."
"That it's a load of bear shit? That he's dead and that's it?"
Now he's getting in my face, eyes pleading.
"Listen bro, I don't know what the HELL that was, but what I saw, what I felt... That ain't natural. The more I look, the worse this whole Freddy stuff appears."
I nod, not really understanding what he's getting at.
"Look, I like what you do a lot, hell I've gotten many of my friends to subscribe to Freddle Squad themselves. But if there's one thing to keep in mind, it's-"
Isaac suddenly gasps and turns green before giving me this wide-eyed stare as he stammers; "I-I-gotta go. Catch you up later?" Before I can reply he speedwalks off towards the restrooms. Looking around, I can't see what could have possibl-
NO.
FUCKIN SATAN FREDDY IS HERE???
"Agh you fucking kids, I'll get even with you for this I swear to God!"
Freddy flails around picking out the stuff sticking to his fur… oh. It's just silly string. He catches me staring. "the fuck's so funny?" then he storms off as we watch in confusion.
Well…
What exactly did he want me to keep in mind?
A guy like Isaac? If anything, now I know Isaac ain't fooling around… either he got played, or…
Well he sure as hell believes it.
Whatever…
I had two options to soothe my nerves… percs or merch. Ain't that an easy choice…
 
Upstairs there's this area labeled "PRIZE CORNER" through some huge double doors, Fazbear Security lookalikes checking for badges. And for good reason.
"PRIZE CORNER" my ass.
This area is perhaps THE biggest room in the entire convention center, size of at least two NBA arenas, all covered from wall to wall with booths selling all kinds of merchandise!!!! Funko Pops, McFarlane sets, posters and wall hangings of all kinds. Still don't know why such popular companies would still endorse such a controversial brand though, better for the fans anyways! Plus, half of the room was fanart and fan crafts anyways, including art (all kinds), plushies (all kinds), and a wide variety of cosmetic and cosplay merch including OC fursuits costing at least 3 grand each.
Wait…
Is that what I think I see? LIMITED EDITION SANSHEE FREDBEAR PLUSH? HALF OFF!?! GIMME!! I push through the crowd and run towards it like a person running from a killer (off topic, what a coincidence)
15 singles later I'm hauling this brand new Sanshee Fredbear plush I've always been wanting to have to finish my collection in some gift bag over my shoulder, ready to wave it at his face once I finally catch up to him… aaaand Pete's nowhere to be seen. Well… so much for that I guess. Seriously? Dude can't have just bailed on me so soon.
I push past a gaggle of girls dressed up to look like the slutty versions of the Classic Freddy and Friends™ and find Pete talking with this security guard who clearly wasn't a Fazbear fan, occasionally pointing at his cell to show the guard something. As I'm about to call out to him, he finishes the conversation and bumps right into me. He looks very tense, which doesn't help at all.
"Dude, Pete, what's yo problem? Look, let's go somewhere more private so that we don't look like we're slinging rocks or something."
We walk over to this secluded corner and I confront him. "Dangit, boi! You've been acting all sorts of strange since our panel, taking selfies like 'that thot over there' and lookin' around acting all weird and shit. What the hell?!" Pete raises his hands in a defensive posture as I lay it on him.
"Alright Isiah, calm down, I can explain!"
Let's hear the worst.
"You know during that panel, there was this hoodie boy sitting all the way in the back, listening to his iPod or something?" I rack my brains to recall, but nobody in particular stood out to me-
wait…
"Was it some skinny Unabomber lookin' fella?"
"Yes! Yes it was!" Pete replies excitedly. "I thought he was just some weirdo at the wrong panel but then he started following us. I'd see him out of the corner of my eye but he'd always vanish like some ghost or something."
oh great, a crazed stalker. This day just keeps getting better and better...
Pete pulls out his cell phone to show me. "Here, have a look," he opens up the gallery and clicks on one particular selfie. All I see is his stupid grin, but then he zooms in on a corner, revealing the sunglasses-wearing "hoodie boy" who clearly looked sketchy as all hell. No drug dealer would be that careless to just walk around in broad daylight… right? Instantly, I'm reminded to that text I got from that creep back in the airplane.
"And that's not all… Isiah, look." He opens up a set of new text messages sent just about half an hour ago.
I see you Good talk, by the way Look before you leap You might not like what you find
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Just then, I receive a new text of my own.
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID You can still walk away. Or don't, it's up to you.
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID Remember, the Shadows have ears.
*Oh hell no. *
“Yo Pete, I just got two texts from the same guy……”
“Who, the one from the airplane?”
"Yeah."
"shit."
Someone is clearly fucking with us, shit, shit, shit
“Maybe… maybe this is some creepy mega fan?”
“THAT'S STILL BAD.” Pete cries.
“Hopefully this is just a joke and it's not that important. You know what, let's get something to eat if that makes you feel better. I heard they have a really good place that make pizzas as good as Freddy's not to far from here. We don’t have to be here again until 4:00, that means we have 5 hours to spend.”
“That seems nice.” Pete replies.
We move through the crowd to get to the entrance, guarded by security wearing faux Freddy’s security guard gear. These guards look like they have something better to do.
We go to the front of the convention center near the pickup area.
“Uber?” Pete asks
I nod in agreement. Pete goes on his phone and pays for the ride.
I should invite Dawko to come eat with us.
TO: DAWKO ME AND PETE ARE GOING TO EAT, WANNA JOIN?
I never got to send that text; when I turn around I see an out-of-breath Dawko running from a mob of fangirls.
“HIDE ME!” he pants. We see the uber driver pull up on the curve.
“Hurry, go!” I say, motioning him to get his ass in the car as we follow suit, pulling an OJ Simpson down Main street like a Ford Bronco chased by the po-lice.
“Shit, you good bro?” I ask Dawko during the ride.
“Yeah, I guess.”
I'm now grateful that I'm not as famous as him.
The ride drags along. We talk to our Uber driver and actually have a decent conversation. He looked hella sketchy, though. He looked familiar, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
“Behold, Bacco's!” I say as I get into to an introducing pose.
“Wineries?” Pete says confusingly
“NAME DOESN'T MATTER”
As we enter the building, the savoury scent of pizza fills my nose as I look around. When I look, there's this extremely cute girl, sitting by herself eating.
...
and she T H I C C
Yo brutha, you got this
“Yo dudes, one second.” I tell my party of two. Hopefully no one intervenes and I can talk to her.
“Ay, hold on there buddy-boy. You trying to get some of that, arencha?” Pete says.
It’s always the black man that can’t do anything.
“Yo, what the hell Pete. “
“It’s not my fault that you made it obvious.”
“Well it’s not my fault tha-”
WHY CAN’T I GET A BREAK. STOP INTERRUPTING ME!
“You know what, let's sit over there then.” Dawko says outta nowhere
Who invited this dude to the conversation?
Dawko talks to waiter for awhile and then we somehow get a table next to her.
I settle down in my seat while the others gather around me.
this is my chance!
Ok, to hook this girl I got to start off smooth and then work my way up.
"Whoa… is that a HERO6????"
Nice way to start a conversation, nerd. What’s next, let me guess, ‘You have some nice camera lenses.’ Dafuq were you thinking?
"Yup! Just came out too; well, it's not mine, really, my sister let me borrow it for this trip."
phew! Okay you can still save this
"Really now? Where you heading?"
"Centralia, just past Route 61."
Pete raises an eyebrow. "The ghost town?"
"Yeah! It's for my journalism class up in Penn State."
"Penn State? Where you from?"
"Oh, well, me and my sister lived in Maryland before I got accepted here."
"Sweet! Pete and I came up from Orlando." I clap him on the shoulder.
"Oh! What brings you all the way up north then?"
We give her a wide grin. "Fazcon 2017 baby!" showing our VIP badges.
“oh you mean the Freddy convention? I did see the ads, plus there's quite a few costumed guys running around the place." The lady shrugs. "Oh! where's my manners, I'm Charisma."
Cute name… DAMNIT ISIAH KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
“I'm Isiah, this is Pete. Oh yeah, you probably know him already but this is Dawko, nice to meet you.”
Dawko gives a small wave. I am about to make my move until this guy, who kinda reminds me of that one buffed up jock in a high school movie, shows up and sits right next to Charisma (she still has a cute name- ISIAH KEEP IT TOGETHER.) The guy also puts his arm around her.
Please don't tell me it's her bo-
“Oh, this is Jason, who I'm doing the project with!"
Shit, what kinda project then, chemistry? Seems a bit too close to be a “project partner”
The jock stretches his hand over to me and I shake it. “Nice to meet you.” he says.
“Nice to meet you too.” I reply.
THIS FELLOW HOMOSAPIEN IS DATING THIS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE FEMALE HOMOSAPIEN, IT'S SO FUCKING OBVIOUS SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY DAMNIT.
Okay, I need to chill the fuck down.
“So both of you go to Centralia?” I ask
“Yeah.” Charisma replies, her “project partner” nods in agreement.
"Say, wasn't there a Chica's Party World near that area few decades back?" Dawko pipes up.
“Oh yeah, there was. You all probably already know what happened, since you are fans and stuff."
We shot the shit for a few more while finishing up that delicious gourmet pizza, but before long, Charisma and Jason have to get going. They head out in this blue hatchback that looks like it's from the 90s and barely runs. Soon, it's Dawko's turn to leave, and we wish him the best.
Ah well, now it's just the two of us and this tasty pizza. At least there's that right?
"Um… let's just… let's just go back to the hotel, I could use a hot shower, and hey, perhaps you wanna catch up some sleep and oh maybe cuddle Mr. Fredbear?"
Two for flinching, Pete.
We cross the road and head down Strawberry street to ditch our merch back at our room. We pass by those two vantablack cosplayers again in front of the parking lot-
wait hol up
WHAT
Pete stopped dead cold, no doubt just as spooked as I was. Two lots down, there he was.
CREEPY

ASS

HOODIE BOY.

...
Fuck.
Everything 'bout this guy screams "ghetto neighborhood pusher" and part of me wonders what he got in the waistband of those jeans. Black Air Max sneakers, gray hoodie and red baseball cap leaning on a pillar facing away from us while he's smoking a cig. I see something in the garage mirror-
Double fuck.
Them vantablack niggas are closing in.
"That's the guy from the-"
"I know! Keep movin, we're almost there."
Plan's to make it to the elevator then swipe the keycard before we haul ass upstairs after locking him and his ninja thugs outside. Please Jesus I hope this works…

Hoodie boy's whistling now, great. Maybe he didn't see us?
Shit this is bad. I hope he's just-
… where'd he go???
"Hey homie, you got a light?"
where did-
OH GOD
HE'S FUCKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US
FUCK
This is so fucking bad, man.
I'm about to get mugged by the Unabomber, this rail-thin dude in aviator glasses and a pedo mustache.
I feel cold, like freezer cold…
Heavy breathing…
We're boxed in by his ninja black shadow goons.
fuck, fuck, fuck. We are dead.
"Umm, sorry no, we don't smoke..."
The door is right fucking there… do we run???
“No speak english, mi amigo.” Pete says
Fucking classic Pete. A look at him, he already knows what I am thinking. LET’S NASCAR THIS BIH.
Me and Pete both run from the Vantablacks (I might just call them that now, seems like a good band name) towards the glass enclosure, hoping that we get away in time. One of them, maybe the lead-singer, extends their arms and grabs me. We on some Bendy and the Ink Machine type-shit now WHAT THE FUCK. The other I swear to Lord Almighty fuckin FLASH STEPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF PETE before grabbing him and spinning him round against the glass with a loud THUD. I grab my backpack quick and find my bible.
Momma I'm sorry for throwing this but I need to live.
“LET THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU!” I scream as I through the very expensive bible at the lead-singer of the Vantablacks-no. Not at… through. THIS IS SOME FORREAL DEVIL SHIT. WTF. He just looks down then back before he football tackles me against the glass like Pete. There's something yellow on the gro- oh. Fredbear fell out… hoodie boy gon' rob me of my phone, my wallet, AND Mr. Fredbear. fuuck.
Hoodie boy just leans on one of the pylons and watches us squirm with this shit eating grin as if he 'bout to bust us for possession while he walks over and picks up the Good Book before dusting it off. Lazily he flicks through the pages before he talks reeal low; "If there is a God, He will have to beg for my forgiveness" then he slams the bible shut with an echoing clap.
The Vantablacks are… well I don't know what the fuck but the one holding up Pete looked like Toy Bonnie,... 'cept he's no longer a toy, more like a life-sized Annabelle, but ALLL black. It's like he's just a black space cut out from all reality except for those eyes and those… teeth. That means the other guy's… like Freddy but with one ear missing...
"You two," hoodie boy points at each of us individually, "I am impressed."
THIS IS IT. OH FUCKING HELL, AT LEAST LET ME CALL MY FAMILY AND TELL THEM I LOVE EM.
"You had some really good theories back there. Well, many of them were off, some completely wrong, but for the rest? Close for the most part."
I give a nervous laugh.
“Any suggestions?”
"Two guys, each with a fascination for Fazbear's. Pete… well… doesn't matter why. As for you, Isiah…" Black Freddy turns me around to face hoodie boy. "You wanted to understand something, something that has been nagging at the back of your mind for years." Now his green eyes are inches away from my face. "You were there, weren't you? When it happened. When he took that kid."
Pete looks at me absolutely confused. I never told anyone about that.
"Fascination… obsession… all qualities of a competent journalist, but taken too far, well… you hold onto that and it will tear you apart bit… by bit… by bit…"
"The fuck are you talking about??? What do you want?!" Pete exclaims.
"Always slick on the mouth I see." He then turns to look at me once more.
"You're treading into deep waters, friend. I've seen the end of this road and believe me, it will not be pleasant."
Stepping back, hoodie boy snaps his fingers and before I know it, Vantablack Freddy and Bonnie are back right behind him. Freddy has MY Fredbear plush and is holding it like he holdin' a baby while Bonnie just stares like a damn statue.
"You can still quit while you're ahead, guys. Let the world believe those lies and half-truths about what happened."
He then shrugs. "Or, continue down that rabbit hole… who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky ones. Nobody ever listens to me anyway."
"then why are you-"
"I'm just here to give you a warning, Freddles. A warning and a choice. Go back to your ordinary lives as YouTube celebrities, accepting the popular opinion, or continue at your own risk. What was that, ah… live or die. Make your choice."
We look at each other for just a moment, and by the time we look back, he's gone. Just GONE. Like he pulled some Criss Angel bullshit.
Best we do the same.
Running into the elevators, we rush into our suite and double lock all the chains and latch, then start making our way to the windows. I walk toward the bed and freeze.
Mr. Fredbear is sitting dead center, staring at me shiftily with his black eyes and stupid purple clothes.
Right on top of momma's ol' family bible.
So much for sleeping tonight…
 

TO BE CONTINUED...

 
Submitted in honor of the victims of the 2018 Parkland Shooting
You will not be forgotten.
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2018.03.22 01:49 thehatsmol T is for Terrified

NEW MESSAGE: FFEC 2017 DIRECTOR +4 OTHERS
Hello everyone! I hope all of you make it here to Harrisburg! Tomorrow will be the first day of the 20th Freddy Fazbear Entertainment Convention. You all will be staying at the Hilton Harrisburg near the Convention Center. More information will be provided in the following link...
My mind is completely blank right now. I am on a two-hour flight to Pennsylvania and I am still in shock that my curiosity and mind took me this far.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Yo how are you doing bro, i arrived at the airport.
What have I gotten myself into?? I still can’t believe that a stupid theory and hobby have gotten me this far. I look down at my empty paper and think about what I need to say in my part of the panel.
Freddy’s was the biggest incident that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about this incident such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spok-
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Midway through my writing, I get a text message.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Dude, I think you need to hear this. “New development in the suicide of a 16-year old student; Police uncover deeper meaning.” Just hit the WaPo this morning. It talks about this Tanner Albright kid, who dropped out of school and went into hiding. In a nutshell, I am on to something. Tell you more at the port :)
I remember hearing about that, barely a blip on the newsfeed compared to all that coverage about the solar eclipse. That was an interesting text. Why not tell me now. You know what, screw it, I’ll just continue writing.
I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children went missing at the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the disappearances of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. I am here to clear everything u-
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Damnit Pete!
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Just a small check in on u. I herd the plane was delayed. Tru?
Just then, the pilot made an announcement:

“Hello folks, we are having a rough time here so just sit back for a moment. Put on your seatbelts everybody!”

You serious right now??? Even in 2017 a brutha can't get a break!
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. YOU CAN'T HIDE.
...
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK
Maybe it was just a simple prank. Let me not freak out the person next to me and piss my pants in the actual piss place.
Luckily I am right next to the bathroom.
I open the door and look in the mirror.
Yo, Isiah, chill out dude. It’s good.
I go back to my seat and go back to my music.
Oh shoot
I feel the migraine coming as the cabin rocks under the turbulence. Shit…
Pete's going to be so mad when he finds out… oh well.
Pete's waiting for me past security
“Ayyee, wassup my guy.” Pete greets me.
“Sup,” I reply.
“How long have you been waiting here, P?”
“Four hours. You hungry from that flight?”
“Yeah, let’s get something to eat.”
We walk around the airport looking for something to eat.
“Mickey Ds?”
“Hell yeah.”
We walk to the McDonald's across from us to get what I think is dinner. We wait in line to get our food. Pete orders a Big Mac and I order a normal cheeseburger with a milkshake. We sit down at the dining plaza tables and start eating.
“So how was your flight?” Pete asks.
"Bit rough," I reply.
"No shit, Isiah!" He pauses then asks, "you been taking the percs again?"
"Uhh..."
"Man, you gotta cut that shit out!"
"It's aiight… So… whatchu got?"
Pete pulls up the webpage on his iPad; it's that Washington Post article he mentioned in the text earlier, with a picture showing cops at some backwoods crime scene complete with yellow tape. The page linked to another webpage, this one being a local news site for the St. George Metropolitan Area:
Brushton Township police say that Tanner Albright, a high school student that committed suicide several weeks back, had plans to commit mass murder.
Hurricane Police Chief Clay Burke said in a news conference yesterday that detectives found further writings dated August 8 to August 20, detailing a five-step plan for a major killing spree.
An entry dated Aug. 16 said, "...this will be bigger than anything this country's ever seen, .......I've been planning this for a long time, it's going to be so much fun. They won't expect a thing. It will be a stain on American history unlike anything like it."
The entries also praised William Afton of Afton Robotics and the recently-deceased Henry Fasbach of Fazbear Entertainment, making heavy references to the series of child murders throughout the 1990s, believed to have been committed by someone impersonating a mascot at the pizzeria. An entry dated Aug. 17 said, "I'll look into those scared little bitches eyes before I kill them and watch the life pour out of their bodies like the river Nile ... have followers because I'm so awesome I know someone will follow me just like I followed William Afton's ... me and them want close to the same thing, It's going to be fun......They say oh this is horrible but they don't think like us like me Henry and William...."
Tanner's writings made heavy references to Satanism and the occult, and detectives believe the boy expected to die and then "rise again" on August 21, the day of a major solar eclipse. A memo entry dated Aug. 18 said, ".....I'm going to die doing it, I hate those people, when they interview my parents and ask how they didn't see the signs they should know it's not them it's me and it's because of how I see the world....I'll hurt and destroy something so much bigger and they'll all see....."
He had gone missing a week before his body was found nearby an abandoned bunker that he had apparently been inhabiting for the last few months of his high school attendance before dropping out.
On Thursday, the Washington County Medical Examiner ruled Tanner's death inconclusive.
Investigation into Tanner's home was rendered impossible due to a major break-in soon after the body was discovered, with the intruder stealing most if not all of Tanner's belongings and heavily vandalizing the remainder.
Police say the investigation will continue with additional interviews and review of the boy's other documents.
School counselor Harvey Dunn issued a news release Thursday afternoon, noting increased presence by law enforcement in all district buildings.
Oookay… damn. That was one messed-up kid. One look at this pasty white boy's face and I immediately think "this kid be blastin' on them fools". At least he didn't go down that route...
"And you're showing me this because..."
Pete pulls out a folder from his convention bag and shoves it to me. "Dude, it gets even weirder. This guy on Freddit, OracleIntuition, sent me these" he gestures to the contents of the folder; several photographs of a really crappy cosplay of Freddy that someone tried to make look "oh so sp00py" by wrapping red yarn all over it, dunno why.
"So it's a photo of some cosplayer, what does this have to do with-"
"Bruh, that's what I told him too. But he swears 1000% that this is the real deal, some real spooky shit. Like a real-life version of all those urban legends about the animatronics walkin' around at night? And you know the weirdest part? He says this is what Tanner meant when he said 'rise again'"
"Naw… you saying this kid turn himself into a Freddy??" I stop and think for a second.
“This is on some next level werewolf shit bro, I don’t think it’s real. It could be some really thought out fanfic.” I reply.
“Sure, whatever you say. Don’t start crying and running to me when some satanic ‘I Need Jesus’ Freddy comes for your ass.”
Yo, this is forreal on some other worldly stuff. I don’t think there is that much behind this thing, and I am a theorist who talks about dead children for god’s sake.
“Anyways, you wanna know what happened to me on the plane?” I say.
“Let me guess, the perc. I already told you-”
“No, I got this weird ass stalker level text. Sounded like someone from ISIS or some shit.” I show Pete the text message.
“How many codes have you been cracking my dude, Tanner the spirit school shooter is about to murder your ass.” Pete replies.
“This is not funny. I am hella scared right now. Why me though?”
“In all seriousness, this could be a joke or a wrong number thing. Either way it’s weird.”
“True bu-”
CAN I NOT GET INTERRUPTED FOR THE FIRST TIME.
“Hi guys, mind if I join you?” a familiar posh-accented voice says.
“Well, you could have as……. HOLY SHIT!” I scream, trying not to freak out even more.
To my surprise, it’s Dawko. The Dawko; the gamer and theorist. Is this real right now?
“Excuse my language, hello, of course you can join us.”
Pete and I give each other a glare. It’s the myth, the man, the legend, Dawko!!
“Sorry for my manners, my name is Isiah and this is Pete. I assume you are also here for the convention?”
“Oh yeah, I am. Are you part of a panel or a fan?”
“I am in the panel with my friend over here, we are under the name of ‘TheFreddleSquad’. You've probably seen our video on Freddy's, that is why we are here.”
“Ah yes I have, you are on the panel with me I think, right? I’ll check the schedule the director gave us.” Dawko looks down at his phone. “Yep.”
"So you just got here too? How was the flight?"
"Oh my God, 10 hours of torture all the way from Heathrow I swear," replies Dawko while stretching his back.
"I can't believe FazCon's been around for like 20 years, and 'cause of what? 'cause of some creepy urban legends here or there? I mean, have you seen the place? 'So come on down to mechanical bear pizza and child casino!!!'" we all get a good giggle out of that one.
We finish eating and we get all our luggage from pickup and we call an Uber.
We see our driver and he drives us to our hotel.
“Have a nice day!” Dawko shouts as he waves us off.
We wave back.
Approaching the lobby, it becomes pretty clear that we're not the only Faz-fans holed up in this joint. Already the place is full of enthusiasts and even some cosplayers. A cardboard Freddy sat down reading his tablet while some Foxy chicks (in BOTH senses of the word) hung round the pillars taking selfies. I even saw these two high as fuck guys dressed in black animal suits and I don't mean black like they used ink for the Ice Bucket challenge but like Vantablack shit.
Me and Pete get our room key from the counter and take the elevator up.
“Damn, we met Dawko.” I say.
“Yes, yes we did.” Pete replies
We get to our room and look around.
“I am glad we chose to upgrade to the two-room suite.” Pete says as he savours the moment.
I also savour it, as we examine every feature of the room, from the king-sized bed to the soft floors, everything is so perfect. While Pete flops down on the bed, I pull out my Surface Pro 4 and check the forums.
"Yo Pete check this out"
I'm on OracleIntuition's instagram account; there's a black and white selfie of a professional photographer, with images far superior to the ones Pete showed me at the airport. The caption was what piqued my interest, however:
oracleintuition Just flew into Harrisburg Intl.! Next stop, FazCon 2017!!!! 😊😄 #oracleintuition #ffp #freddy convention #fazcon
He's here?? Oh this might actually be interesting. I wonder what he has to say about the photos. But, time waits for no bruthas. We pack our gear and head off down the 20-minute walk from the Hilton to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where the FazCon is being held. Strolling past the milling tourists and congoers, we behold the massive convention center, the capital of Freddy's Fandom for the next 4 days. We take a quick power nap because we didn't go to sleep, and it's 6:30 AM and we have to arrive in an hour.
Still, that short nap's long enough for me to have this strange dream. I'm a little boy again, barely knee height and I'm at the pizzeria during a birthday party. I try to get closer but I trip and fall, and by the time I get up, the whole place is dark and empty, like in the middle of the night. Suddenly, I hear movement and a little kid struggling as he's being pushed around by this dude in a purple uniform, squealing all the while because his mouth's been covered. They disappear behind the door and I can hear muffled struggling behind it. I walk towards the door, but there's this huge stink and some weird-ass feeling I can't place. I'm scared.
The stage lights up and there's Freddy, except… where's Bonnie and Chica??? Plus, Freddy's facing the wrong way! I have a choice… go to that door or go to Freddy. I also get this tingling pressure and somehow I know that if I take my eyes off of Freddy for even one second…
Suddenly the door bursts open, breaking my concentration. Instinctively I turn to look and… nothing. Just an empty room. Oh fuck... I want, no, need to get to that door because if I don't, it's going to get me. Doesn't matter what "it" is. I break into a run, but the pizzeria seems to stretch out as my heart hammers, but I finally make it through the door, slamming it behind me. I wait for a few moments, straining to hear if what's out there's gone. Then slowly I turn arou-
 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I get up with a start, breathing heavily. just a dream, Isiah, just a dream. Shit… I shouldn't have let them photos get to me… fuck. I turn and look at the clock. Oh, 7:05, still have time. I wake up Pete, we wash our faces, and finally leave the hotel, before hailing a taxi to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex where the FazCon takes place.
And with that, we march headlong into the convention center.

WOW.

It. Was. HUGE.
To any '90s kid who was raised on a healthy diet of Freddy's pizza and Surge, this place was practically heaven. The halls were transformed into a giant Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria/museum with practically everything that would satisfy your inner child for days on end! There were arcades of all kinds, deluxe ball pits we could play in for hours on end, vintage Freddy's memorabilia on display including signs, posters, even some old relics like animatronics that never made it to production, each carefully labeled and presented like fashion mannequins at the mall. But instead of rowdy screaming children, the place was crammed full of excited teens and adults, many of whom were having just as much fun as they would at a Dave & Buster's. Tokens clattered as attendees queued up to play the arcade games as if this was Atlantic City instead of Pennsylvania. A group of highschoolers howled and high-fived as they won a goodstuff Bonnie plush at the claw machine. Not to mention the cosplayers. It was like back at the hotel but magnified a hundred fold, and some of the outfits were so good that it was difficult to tell whether they were just here to have fun or whether they were part of the exhibit! Passing by a Foxy and a Mangle dancing to Gangnam Style while waving around a Nerf gun, we entered a room labeled "CAM 01" just in time to watch a riffed vintage episode of Fredbear and Friends! that had everyone laughing their asses off for nearly the full 20 minutes.
After having my fun, I go to rehearsal for my panel. I see multiple familiar faces from FusionZ to WHAT Stephen King?! STEPHEN KING HOLY SHIT I JUST NOTICED. What the hell is he doing here? Isn't he supposed to be writing a book about a gay guy or something? Now I wish I hadn't sold my 1st edition copy of "Under the Dome" before getting his autograph (ugh!) I am going to go speak with him, and hopefully don't make a nuisance out of myself. “Hey Mr. King, odd seeing you around these parts?” I say. “Please, call me Stephen.” he replies. I JUST GOT PERMISSION TO CALL STEPHEN KING ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS OH MY GOD. “So what panel are you on, Stephen?” I just had to rub it in. “Panel 3.”
“Really? So am I!”
“Great! I don't really tell people this but, I am a huge fan of yours, your theories helped me write my book!”
Did Stephen King just call me one of his inspirations??????
FREDDLE SCREECH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
We stand there for a while.
“Alright then, catch you later!” I say.
Stephen walks away then waves.
"EVERYONE IN PANEL 3 PLEASE APPROACH THE FRONT FOR REHEARSAL” a man says over the speaker system
Alright… it's showtime.
It’s finally time for the biggest moment of my so-called career. I see the other panelists around me, most I met during rehearsal. I settle down in my seat while Pete plops down next to me.
“You ready bro?” Pete asks me.
“Yeah, I guess.”
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST GROUP WITH OVER A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE, THE FREDDLE SQUAD!!!"
Moment of truth time.
I get up to give my speech.
"Thank you! We are The Freddle Squad and it's so good to be back! Shout out to my boy Pete, FusionZ, Dawko, and the one and only Stephen King himself!"
I wait for the applause to die down before continuing. "Now, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria was the biggest scandal that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about the strange phenomena surrounding the restaurant, such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children disappeared from the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the unknown whereabouts of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. Pete and I have been researching this for the past few years and we are now here to clear everything up."
I give Pete a soft kick which means it’s his turn.
“As my partner said, these incidents weren’t accidents. The long running partnership between Afton Robotics and Fazbear Entertainment isn’t as sweet as you think. Rumors have been going around that the company owner William Afton, presumably deceased, and his good friend, the late Fazbear Entertainment owner, Henry Fasbach, who had recently taken his own life this past Spring, had a pretty good, hidden friendship when they weren’t making headlines, almost too good of a friendship. Bonding over the experience of having lost their only daughter, they plotted on getting revenge on their own creations. In Henry’s letter before his passing, he wrote 'I was absolutely infuriated and ashamed of my actions, my daughter had died in the hands of my creations. I wanted for people to know the pain.'
Henry and William's plan was to sabotage their own beloved animatronics, to prevent any future tragedy; though both William and Henry were thought to have had shady connections to various - shall I say it - suspicious suppliers and other companies, they felt confident in their success, that is until William's apparent disappearance about a decade later. Henry himself would soon vanish from public spectacle to devote to his research, shunning everyone, including family and friends. With Henry dead, and his ex-wife and nephew not talking, we can only speculate exactly what he discovered and the rationale behind his actions."
And with that we continue into our Freddle Squad spiel, enumerating the known facts about the tangled case that lay before us and then entertaining the most common theories as to what truly went down back at Freddy's. When we finish, the moderator sets up this round table like on ABC, where we discuss and debate the motives and history of the whole sordid affair. All in all, it's really fun, and we're quite proud of ourselves, now that we're talking on par with all the bigshots of this field!
"Well that was fun!" Pete exclaims in relief once we finish signing autographs and get ready to head out.
"Man Pete, we gon' get a LOT of subs for this."
"I know, right?" He finishes packing his gear and we head off to the next few panels.
As the hours go on, Pete's beginning to act a bit wack. I mean he's cool and all but I can tell something ain't right, or at least he thinks so. Keeps looking over his shoulder as if he just stuffed several iPhones down his pants at Target. And the selfies... never knew Pete to be the selfie type…
Suddenly he taps me on the shoulder. "Hey Isiah, I gotta go for a bit, wanna put these in the back?"
"Sure man! Where you gon' be at?"
"Arcade room. You in?"
"Nah, I wanna get some quality swag, want something?"
"It's cool man."
"Meet you in 30 then?"
"Yeah! Oh and one more thing,"
Without warning he pulls me close and snaps a selfie on his phone before heading off. well that was weird… I mean, really? What's with him and selfies all the sudden?
I walk through the crowd looking for anyone else I know. Oh! The photographer snapping pics of us at the panel! Imma go talk to this brutha.
"Hey, nice camera! Did you enjoy the panel?"
"Yeah, it was really illuminating! I especially liked the part where you discussed what happened to the Toy animatronics and-"
He goes on and on about- wait hol' up. I've seen this face round these parts before.
"wait a sec… aren't you that instagram photographer OracleIntuition?"
"Yup! The one and only!"
"Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy sup!" and we greet each other like bruthas do
"Those forest pics were the BOMB on instagram! Where you take those, Yellowstone?"
"Rockies in fact, heh heh" Isaac replies with a toothy smile
"Run into any bears in the woods?"
shit… me and my big-ass mouth...
For one half of a split-fucking-second he look at me like I stepped on his Nike Air Jordans, then gives a forced giggle.
"No bears, no stairs."
"Aw man wouldn't those be nasty!"
this n!gga be tweekin, man! Alright, think man, this is your chance!
"So, uh, what's your favorite animatronic?"
"Mine? Well, normally it'd be a toss-up between Bonnie and Freddy, but now I think I'm more of a Bonnie person-"
"Oh? What happened?"
He looked away for a bit then mused, almost as if to himself,
"Do you really think Henry and William got all of them?" He looks at me, and I feel like he's putting me on the spot.
"Well… " I begin. "Those two made a lot of the guys, who knows if there's one still lying in a dumpster somewhere and we don't even know about it…"
He didn't like that, but cat's out, so time to get direct.
"Why, you think Freddy's comin' for you?"
He bites his lower lip in thought before whispering,
"Utah Museum of Architecture and Robotics… you… you saw the pics, right?
he knows
"Yeah… but don't you think..."
"That it's a load of bear shit? That he's dead and that's it?"
Now he's getting in my face, eyes pleading.
"Listen bro, I don't know what the HELL that was, but what I saw, what I felt... That ain't natural. The more I look, the worse this whole Freddy stuff appears."
I nod, not really understanding what he's getting at.
"Look, I like what you do a lot, hell I've gotten many of my friends to subscribe to Freddle Squad themselves. But if there's one thing to keep in mind, it's-"
Isaac suddenly gasps and turns green before giving me this wide-eyed stare as he stammers; "I-I-gotta go. Catch you up later?" Before I can reply he speedwalks off towards the restrooms. Looking around, I can't see what could have possibl-
NO.
FUCKIN SATAN FREDDY IS HERE???
"Agh you fucking kids, I'll get even with you for this I swear to God!"
Freddy flails around picking out the stuff sticking to his fur… oh. It's just silly string. He catches me staring. "the fuck's so funny?" then he storms off as we watch in confusion.
Well…
What exactly did he want me to keep in mind?
A guy like Isaac? If anything, now I know Isaac ain't fooling around… either he got played, or…
Well he sure as hell believes it.
Whatever…
I had two options to soothe my nerves… percs or merch. Ain't that an easy choice…
 
Upstairs there's this area labeled "PRIZE CORNER" through some huge double doors, Fazbear Security lookalikes checking for badges. And for good reason.
"PRIZE CORNER" my ass.
This area is perhaps THE biggest room in the entire convention center, size of at least two NBA arenas, all covered from wall to wall with booths selling all kinds of merchandise!!!! Funko Pops, McFarlane sets, posters and wall hangings of all kinds. Still don't know why such popular companies would still endorse such a controversial brand though, better for the fans anyways! Plus, half of the room was fanart and fan crafts anyways, including art (all kinds), plushies (all kinds), and a wide variety of cosmetic and cosplay merch including OC fursuits costing at least 3 grand each.
Wait…
Is that what I think I see? LIMITED EDITION SANSHEE FREDBEAR PLUSH? HALF OFF!?! GIMME!! I push through the crowd and run towards it like a person running from a killer (off topic, what a coincidence)
15 singles later I'm hauling this brand new Sanshee Fredbear plush I've always been wanting to have to finish my collection in some gift bag over my shoulder, ready to wave it at his face once I finally catch up to him… aaaand Pete's nowhere to be seen. Well… so much for that I guess. Seriously? Dude can't have just bailed on me so soon.
I push past a gaggle of girls dressed up to look like the slutty versions of the Classic Freddy and Friends™ and find Pete talking with this security guard who clearly wasn't a Fazbear fan, occasionally pointing at his cell to show the guard something. As I'm about to call out to him, he finishes the conversation and bumps right into me. He looks very tense, which doesn't help at all.
"Dude, Pete, what's yo problem? Look, let's go somewhere more private so that we don't look like we're slinging rocks or something."
We walk over to this secluded corner and I confront him. "Dangit, boi! You've been acting all sorts of strange since our panel, taking selfies like 'that thot over there' and lookin' around acting all weird and shit. What the hell?!" Pete raises his hands in a defensive posture as I lay it on him.
"Alright Isiah, calm down, I can explain!"
Let's hear the worst.
"You know during that panel, there was this hoodie boy sitting all the way in the back, listening to his iPod or something?" I rack my brains to recall, but nobody in particular stood out to me-
wait…
"Was it some skinny Unabomber lookin' fella?"
"Yes! Yes it was!" Pete replies excitedly. "I thought he was just some weirdo at the wrong panel but then he started following us. I'd see him out of the corner of my eye but he'd always vanish like some ghost or something."
oh great, a crazed stalker. This day just keeps getting better and better...
Pete pulls out his cell phone to show me. "Here, have a look," he opens up the gallery and clicks on one particular selfie. All I see is his stupid grin, but then he zooms in on a corner, revealing the sunglasses-wearing "hoodie boy" who clearly looked sketchy as all hell. No drug dealer would be that careless to just walk around in broad daylight… right? Instantly, I'm reminded to that text I got from that creep back in the airplane.
"And that's not all… Isiah, look." He opens up a set of new text messages sent just about half an hour ago.
I see you Good talk, by the way Look before you leap You might not like what you find
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Just then, I receive a new text of my own.
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID You can still walk away. Or don't, it's up to you.
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID Remember, the Shadows have ears.
*Oh hell no. *
“Yo Pete, I just got two texts from the same guy……”
“Who, the one from the airplane?”
"Yeah."
"shit."
Someone is clearly fucking with us, shit, shit, shit
“Maybe… maybe this is some creepy mega fan?”
“THAT'S STILL BAD.” Pete cries.
“Hopefully this is just a joke and it's not that important. You know what, let's get something to eat if that makes you feel better. I heard they have a really good place that make pizzas as good as Freddy's not to far from here. We don’t have to be here again until 4:00, that means we have 5 hours to spend.”
“That seems nice.” Pete replies.
We move through the crowd to get to the entrance, guarded by security wearing faux Freddy’s security guard gear. These guards look like they have something better to do.
We go to the front of the convention center near the pickup area.
“Uber?” Pete asks
I nod in agreement. Pete goes on his phone and pays for the ride.
I should invite Dawko to come eat with us.
TO: DAWKO ME AND PETE ARE GOING TO EAT, WANNA JOIN?
I never got to send that text; when I turn around I see an out-of-breath Dawko running from a mob of fangirls.
“HIDE ME!” he pants. We see the uber driver pull up on the curve.
“Hurry, go!” I say, motioning him to get his ass in the car as we follow suit, pulling an OJ Simpson down Main street like a Ford Bronco chased by the po-lice.
“Shit, you good bro?” I ask Dawko during the ride.
“Yeah, I guess.”
I'm now grateful that I'm not as famous as him.
The ride drags along. We talk to our Uber driver and actually have a decent conversation. He looked hella sketchy, though. He looked familiar, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
“Behold, Bacco's!” I say as I get into to an introducing pose.
“Wineries?” Pete says confusingly
“NAME DOESN'T MATTER”
As we enter the building, the savoury scent of pizza fills my nose as I look around. When I look, there's this extremely cute girl, sitting by herself eating.
...
and she T H I C C
Yo brutha, you got this
“Yo dudes, one second.” I tell my party of two. Hopefully no one intervenes and I can talk to her.
“Ay, hold on there buddy-boy. You trying to get some of that, arencha?” Pete says.
It’s always the black man that can’t do anything.
“Yo, what the hell Pete. “
“It’s not my fault that you made it obvious.”
“Well it’s not my fault tha-”
WHY CAN’T I GET A BREAK. STOP INTERRUPTING ME!
“You know what, let's sit over there then.” Dawko says outta nowhere
Who invited this dude to the conversation?
Dawko talks to waiter for awhile and then we somehow get a table next to her.
I settle down in my seat while the others gather around me.
this is my chance!
Ok, to hook this girl I got to start off smooth and then work my way up.
"Whoa… is that a HERO6????"
Nice way to start a conversation, nerd. What’s next, let me guess, ‘You have some nice camera lenses.’ Dafuq were you thinking?
"Yup! Just came out too; well, it's not mine, really, my sister let me borrow it for this trip."
phew! Okay you can still save this
"Really now? Where you heading?"
"Centralia, just past Route 61."
Pete raises an eyebrow. "The ghost town?"
"Yeah! It's for my journalism class up in Penn State."
"Penn State? Where you from?"
"Oh, well, me and my sister lived in Maryland before I got accepted here."
"Sweet! Pete and I came up from Orlando." I clap him on the shoulder.
"Oh! What brings you all the way up north then?"
We give her a wide grin. "Fazcon 2017 baby!" showing our VIP badges.
“oh you mean the Freddy convention? I did see the ads, plus there's quite a few costumed guys running around the place." The lady shrugs. "Oh! where's my manners, I'm Charisma."
Cute name… DAMNIT ISIAH KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
“I'm Isiah, this is Pete. Oh yeah, you probably know him already but this is Dawko, nice to meet you.”
Dawko gives a small wave. I am about to make my move until this guy, who kinda reminds me of that one buffed up jock in a high school movie, shows up and sits right next to Charisma (she still has a cute name- ISIAH KEEP IT TOGETHER.) The guy also puts his arm around her.
Please don't tell me it's her bo-
“Oh, this is Jason, who I'm doing the project with!"
Shit, what kinda project then, chemistry? Seems a bit too close to be a “project partner”
The jock stretches his hand over to me and I shake it. “Nice to meet you.” he says.
“Nice to meet you too.” I reply.
THIS FELLOW HOMOSAPIEN IS DATING THIS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE FEMALE HOMOSAPIEN, IT'S SO FUCKING OBVIOUS SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY DAMNIT.
Okay, I need to chill the fuck down.
“So both of you go to Centralia?” I ask
“Yeah.” Charisma replies, her “project partner” nods in agreement.
"Say, wasn't there a Chica's Party World near that area few decades back?" Dawko pipes up.
“Oh yeah, there was. You all probably already know what happened, since you are fans and stuff."
We shot the shit for a few more while finishing up that delicious gourmet pizza, but before long, Charisma and Jason have to get going. They head out in this blue hatchback that looks like it's from the 90s and barely runs. Soon, it's Dawko's turn to leave, and we wish him the best.
Ah well, now it's just the two of us and this tasty pizza. At least there's that right?
"Um… let's just… let's just go back to the hotel, I could use a hot shower, and hey, perhaps you wanna catch up some sleep and oh maybe cuddle Mr. Fredbear?"
Two for flinching, Pete.
We cross the road and head down Strawberry street to ditch our merch back at our room. We pass by those two vantablack cosplayers again in front of the parking lot-
wait hol up
WHAT
Pete stopped dead cold, no doubt just as spooked as I was. Two lots down, there he was.
CREEPY

ASS

HOODIE BOY.

...
Fuck.
Everything 'bout this guy screams "ghetto neighborhood pusher" and part of me wonders what he got in the waistband of those jeans. Black Air Max sneakers, gray hoodie and red baseball cap leaning on a pillar facing away from us while he's smoking a cig. I see something in the garage mirror-
Double fuck.
Them vantablack n!ggas are closing in.
"That's the guy from the-"
"I know! Keep movin, we're almost there."
Plan's to make it to the elevator then swipe the keycard before we haul ass upstairs after locking him and his ninja thugs outside. Please Jesus I hope this works…

Hoodie boy's whistling now, great. Maybe he didn't see us?
Shit this is bad. I hope he's just-
… where'd he go???
"Hey homie, you got a light?"
where did-
OH GOD
HE'S FUCKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US
FUCK
This is so fucking bad, man.
I'm about to get mugged by the Unabomber, this rail-thin dude in aviator glasses and a pedo mustache.
I feel cold, like freezer cold…
Heavy breathing…
We're boxed in by his ninja black shadow goons.
fuck, fuck, fuck. We are dead.
"Umm, sorry no, we don't smoke..."
The door is right fucking there… do we run???
“No speak english, mi amigo.” Pete says
Fucking classic Pete. A look at him, he already knows what I am thinking. LET’S NASCAR THIS BIH.
Me and Pete both run from the Vantablacks (I might just call them that now, seems like a good band name) towards the glass enclosure, hoping that we get away in time. One of them, maybe the lead-singer, extends their arms and grabs me. We on some Bendy and the Ink Machine type-shit now WHAT THE FUCK. The other I swear to Lord Almighty fuckin FLASH STEPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF PETE before grabbing him and spinning him round against the glass with a loud THUD. I grab my backpack quick and find my bible.
Momma I'm sorry for throwing this but I need to live.
“LET THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU!” I scream as I through the very expensive bible at the lead-singer of the Vantablacks-no. Not at… through. THIS IS SOME FORREAL DEVIL SHIT. WTF. He just looks down then back before he football tackles me against the glass like Pete. There's something yellow on the gro- oh. Fredbear fell out… hoodie boy gon' rob me of my phone, my wallet, AND Mr. Fredbear. fuuck.
Hoodie boy just leans on one of the pylons and watches us squirm with this shit eating grin as if he 'bout to bust us for possession while he walks over and picks up the Good Book before dusting it off. Lazily he flicks through the pages before he talks reeal low; "If there is a God, He will have to beg for my forgiveness" then he slams the bible shut with an echoing clap.
The Vantablacks are… well I don't know what the fuck but the one holding up Pete looked like Toy Bonnie,... 'cept he's no longer a toy, more like a life-sized Annabelle, but ALLL black. It's like he's just a black space cut out from all reality except for those eyes and those… teeth. That means the other guy's… like Freddy but with one ear missing...
"You two," hoodie boy points at each of us individually, "I am impressed."
THIS IS IT. OH FUCKING HELL, AT LEAST LET ME CALL MY FAMILY AND TELL THEM I LOVE EM.
"You had some really good theories back there. Well, many of them were off, some completely wrong, but for the rest? Close for the most part."
I give a nervous laugh.
“Any suggestions?”
"Two guys, each with a fascination for Fazbear's. Pete… well… doesn't matter why. As for you, Isiah…" Black Freddy turns me around to face hoodie boy. "You wanted to understand something, something that has been nagging at the back of your mind for years." Now his green eyes are inches away from my face. "You were there, weren't you? When it happened. When he took that kid."
Pete looks at me absolutely confused. I never told anyone about that.
"Fascination… obsession… all qualities of a competent journalist, but taken too far, well… you hold onto that and it will tear you apart bit… by bit… by bit…"
"The fuck are you talking about??? What do you want?!" Pete exclaims.
"Always slick on the mouth I see." He then turns to look at me once more.
"You're treading into deep waters, friend. I've seen the end of this road and believe me, it will not be pleasant."
Stepping back, hoodie boy snaps his fingers and before I know it, Vantablack Freddy and Bonnie are back right behind him. Freddy has MY Fredbear plush and is holding it like he holdin' a baby while Bonnie just stares like a damn statue.
"You can still quit while you're ahead, guys. Let the world believe those lies and half-truths about what happened."
He then shrugs. "Or, continue down that rabbit hole… who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky ones. Nobody ever listens to me anyway."
"then why are you-"
"I'm just here to give you a warning, Freddles. A warning and a choice. Go back to your ordinary lives as YouTube celebrities, accepting the popular opinion, or continue at your own risk. What was that, ah… live or die. Make your choice."
We look at each other for just a moment, and by the time we look back, he's gone. Just GONE. Like he pulled some Criss Angel bullshit.
Best we do the same.
Running into the elevators, we rush into our suite and double lock all the chains and latch, then start making our way to the windows. I walk toward the bed and freeze.
Mr. Fredbear is sitting dead center, staring at me shiftily with his black eyes and stupid purple clothes.
Right on top of momma's ol' family bible.
So much for sleeping tonight…
 

TO BE CONTINUED...

 
Submitted in honor of the victims of the 2018 Parkland Shooting
You will not be forgotten.
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2018.03.22 01:43 thehatsmol T is for Terrified

NEW MESSAGE: FFEC 2017 DIRECTOR +4 OTHERS
Hello everyone! I hope all of you make it here to Harrisburg! Tomorrow will be the first day of the 20th Freddy Fazbear Entertainment Convention. You all will be staying at the Hilton Harrisburg near the Convention Center. More information will be provided in the following link...
My mind is completely blank right now. I am on a two-hour flight to Pennsylvania and I am still in shock that my curiosity and mind took me this far.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Yo how are you doing bro, i arrived at the airport.
What have I gotten myself into?? I still can’t believe that a stupid theory and hobby have gotten me this far. I look down at my empty paper and think about what I need to say in my part of the panel.
Freddy’s was the biggest incident that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about this incident such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spok-
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Midway through my writing, I get a text message.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Dude, I think you need to hear this. “New development in the suicide of a 16-year old student; Police uncover deeper meaning.” Just hit the WaPo this morning. It talks about this Tanner Albright kid, who dropped out of school and went into hiding. In a nutshell, I am on to something. Tell you more at the port :)
I remember hearing about that, barely a blip on the newsfeed compared to all that coverage about the solar eclipse. That was an interesting text. Why not tell me now. You know what, screw it, I’ll just continue writing.
I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children went missing at the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the disappearances of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. I am here to clear everything u-
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Damnit Pete!
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Just a small check in on u. I herd the plane was delayed. Tru?
Just then, the pilot made an announcement:

“Hello folks, we are having a rough time here so just sit back for a moment. Put on your seatbelts everybody!”

You serious right now??? Even in 2017 a brutha can't get a break!
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. YOU CAN'T HIDE.
...
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK
Maybe it was just a simple prank. Let me not freak out the person next to me and piss my pants in the actual piss place.
Luckily I am right next to the bathroom.
I open the door and look in the mirror.
Yo, Isiah, chill out dude. It’s good.
I go back to my seat and go back to my music.
Oh shoot
I feel the migraine coming as the cabin rocks under the turbulence. Shit…
Pete's going to be so mad when he finds out… oh well.
Pete's waiting for me past security
“Ayyee, wassup my guy.” Pete greets me.
“Sup,” I reply.
“How long have you been waiting here, P?”
“Four hours. You hungry from that flight?”
“Yeah, let’s get something to eat.”
We walk around the airport looking for something to eat.
“Mickey Ds?”
“Hell yeah.”
We walk to the McDonald's across from us to get what I think is dinner. We wait in line to get our food. Pete orders a Big Mac and I order a normal cheeseburger with a milkshake. We sit down at the dining plaza tables and start eating.
“So how was your flight?” Pete asks.
"Bit rough," I reply.
"No shit, Isiah!" He pauses then asks, "you been taking the percs again?"
"Uhh..."
"Man, you gotta cut that shit out!"
"It's aiight… So… whatchu got?"
Pete pulls up the webpage on his iPad; it's that Washington Post article he mentioned in the text earlier, with a picture showing cops at some backwoods crime scene complete with yellow tape. The page linked to another webpage, this one being a local news site for the St. George Metropolitan Area:
Brushton Township police say that Tanner Albright, a high school student that committed suicide several weeks back, had plans to commit mass murder.
Hurricane Police Chief Clay Burke said in a news conference yesterday that detectives found further writings dated August 8 to August 20, detailing a five-step plan for a major killing spree.
An entry dated Aug. 16 said, "...this will be bigger than anything this country's ever seen, .......I've been planning this for a long time, it's going to be so much fun. They won't expect a thing. It will be a stain on American history unlike anything like it."
The entries also praised William Afton of Afton Robotics and the recently-deceased Henry Fasbach of Fazbear Entertainment, making heavy references to the series of child murders throughout the 1990s, believed to have been committed by someone impersonating a mascot at the pizzeria. An entry dated Aug. 17 said, "I'll look into those scared little bitches eyes before I kill them and watch the life pour out of their bodies like the river Nile ... have followers because I'm so awesome I know someone will follow me just like I followed William Afton's ... me and them want close to the same thing, It's going to be fun......They say oh this is horrible but they don't think like us like me Henry and William...."
Tanner's writings made heavy references to Satanism and the occult, and detectives believe the boy expected to die and then "rise again" on August 21, the day of a major solar eclipse. A memo entry dated Aug. 18 said, ".....I'm going to die doing it, I hate those people, when they interview my parents and ask how they didn't see the signs they should know it's not them it's me and it's because of how I see the world....I'll hurt and destroy something so much bigger and they'll all see....."
He had gone missing a week before his body was found nearby an abandoned bunker that he had apparently been inhabiting for the last few months of his high school attendance before dropping out.
On Thursday, the Washington County Medical Examiner ruled Tanner's death inconclusive.
Investigation into Tanner's home was rendered impossible due to a major break-in soon after the body was discovered, with the intruder stealing most if not all of Tanner's belongings and heavily vandalizing the remainder.
Police say the investigation will continue with additional interviews and review of the boy's other documents.
School counselor Harvey Dunn issued a news release Thursday afternoon, noting increased presence by law enforcement in all district buildings.
Oookay… damn. That was one messed-up kid. One look at this pasty white boy's face and I immediately think "this kid be blastin' on them fools". At least he didn't go down that route...
"And you're showing me this because..."
Pete pulls out a folder from his convention bag and shoves it to me. "Dude, it gets even weirder. This guy on Freddit, OracleIntuition, sent me these" he gestures to the contents of the folder; several photographs of a really crappy cosplay of Freddy that someone tried to make look "oh so sp00py" by wrapping red yarn all over it, dunno why.
"So it's a photo of some cosplayer, what does this have to do with-"
"Bruh, that's what I told him too. But he swears 1000% that this is the real deal, some real spooky shit. Like a real-life version of all those urban legends about the animatronics walkin' around at night? And you know the weirdest part? He says this is what Tanner meant when he said 'rise again'"
"Naw… you saying this kid turn himself into a Freddy??" I stop and think for a second.
“This is on some next level werewolf shit bro, I don’t think it’s real. It could be some really thought out fanfic.” I reply.
“Sure, whatever you say. Don’t start crying and running to me when some satanic ‘I Need Jesus’ Freddy comes for your ass.”
Yo, this is forreal on some other worldly stuff. I don’t think there is that much behind this thing, and I am a theorist who talks about dead children for god’s sake.
“Anyways, you wanna know what happened to me on the plane?” I say.
“Let me guess, the perc. I already told you-”
“No, I got this weird ass stalker level text. Sounded like someone from ISIS or some shit.” I show Pete the text message.
“How many codes have you been cracking my dude, Tanner the spirit school shooter is about to murder your ass.” Pete replies.
“This is not funny. I am hella scared right now. Why me though?”
“In all seriousness, this could be a joke or a wrong number thing. Either way it’s weird.”
“True bu-”
CAN I NOT GET INTERRUPTED FOR THE FIRST TIME.
“Hi guys, mind if I join you?” a familiar posh-accented voice says.
“Well, you could have as……. HOLY SHIT!” I scream, trying not to freak out even more.
To my surprise, it’s Dawko. The Dawko; the gamer and theorist. Is this real right now?
“Excuse my language, hello, of course you can join us.”
Pete and I give each other a glare. It’s the myth, the man, the legend, Dawko!!
“Sorry for my manners, my name is Isiah and this is Pete. I assume you are also here for the convention?”
“Oh yeah, I am. Are you part of a panel or a fan?”
“I am in the panel with my friend over here, we are under the name of ‘TheFreddleSquad’. You've probably seen our video on Freddy's, that is why we are here.”
“Ah yes I have, you are on the panel with me I think, right? I’ll check the schedule the director gave us.” Dawko looks down at his phone. “Yep.”
"So you just got here too? How was the flight?"
"Oh my God, 10 hours of torture all the way from Heathrow I swear," replies Dawko while stretching his back.
"I can't believe FazCon's been around for like 20 years, and 'cause of what? 'cause of some creepy urban legends here or there? I mean, have you seen the place? 'So come on down to mechanical bear pizza and child casino!!!'" we all get a good giggle out of that one.
We finish eating and we get all our luggage from pickup and we call an Uber.
We see our driver and he drives us to our hotel.
“Have a nice day!” Dawko shouts as he waves us off.
We wave back.
Approaching the lobby, it becomes pretty clear that we're not the only Faz-fans holed up in this joint. Already the place is full of enthusiasts and even some cosplayers. A cardboard Freddy sat down reading his tablet while some Foxy chicks (in BOTH senses of the word) hung round the pillars taking selfies. I even saw these two high as fuck guys dressed in black animal suits and I don't mean black like they used ink for the Ice Bucket challenge but like Vantablack shit.
Me and Pete get our room key from the counter and take the elevator up.
“Damn, we met Dawko.” I say.
“Yes, yes we did.” Pete replies
We get to our room and look around.
“I am glad we chose to upgrade to the two-room suite.” Pete says as he savours the moment.
I also savour it, as we examine every feature of the room, from the king-sized bed to the soft floors, everything is so perfect. While Pete flops down on the bed, I pull out my Surface Pro 4 and check the forums.
"Yo Pete check this out"
I'm on OracleIntuition's instagram account; there's a black and white selfie of a professional photographer, with images far superior to the ones Pete showed me at the airport. The caption was what piqued my interest, however:
oracleintuition Just flew into Harrisburg Intl.! Next stop, FazCon 2017!!!! 😊😄 #oracleintuition #ffp #freddy convention #fazcon
He's here?? Oh this might actually be interesting. I wonder what he has to say about the photos. But, time waits for no bruthas. We pack our gear and head off down the 20-minute walk from the Hilton to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where the FazCon is being held. Strolling past the milling tourists and congoers, we behold the massive convention center, the capital of Freddy's Fandom for the next 4 days. We take a quick power nap because we didn't go to sleep, and it's 6:30 AM and we have to arrive in an hour.
Still, that short nap's long enough for me to have this strange dream. I'm a little boy again, barely knee height and I'm at the pizzeria during a birthday party. I try to get closer but I trip and fall, and by the time I get up, the whole place is dark and empty, like in the middle of the night. Suddenly, I hear movement and a little kid struggling as he's being pushed around by this dude in a purple uniform, squealing all the while because his mouth's been covered. They disappear behind the door and I can hear muffled struggling behind it. I walk towards the door, but there's this huge stink and some weird-ass feeling I can't place. I'm scared.
The stage lights up and there's Freddy, except… where's Bonnie and Chica??? Plus, Freddy's facing the wrong way! I have a choice… go to that door or go to Freddy. I also get this tingling pressure and somehow I know that if I take my eyes off of Freddy for even one second…
Suddenly the door bursts open, breaking my concentration. Instinctively I turn to look and… nothing. Just an empty room. Oh fuck... I want, no, need to get to that door because if I don't, it's going to get me. Doesn't matter what "it" is. I break into a run, but the pizzeria seems to stretch out as my heart hammers, but I finally make it through the door, slamming it behind me. I wait for a few moments, straining to hear if what's out there's gone. Then slowly I turn arou-
 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I get up with a start, breathing heavily. just a dream, Isiah, just a dream. Shit… I shouldn't have let them photos get to me… fuck. I turn and look at the clock. Oh, 7:05, still have time. I wake up Pete, we wash our faces, and finally leave the hotel, before hailing a taxi to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex where the FazCon takes place.
And with that, we march headlong into the convention center.

WOW.

It. Was. HUGE.
To any '90s kid who was raised on a healthy diet of Freddy's pizza and Surge, this place was practically heaven. The halls were transformed into a giant Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria/museum with practically everything that would satisfy your inner child for days on end! There were arcades of all kinds, deluxe ball pits we could play in for hours on end, vintage Freddy's memorabilia on display including signs, posters, even some old relics like animatronics that never made it to production, each carefully labeled and presented like fashion mannequins at the mall. But instead of rowdy screaming children, the place was crammed full of excited teens and adults, many of whom were having just as much fun as they would at a Dave & Buster's. Tokens clattered as attendees queued up to play the arcade games as if this was Atlantic City instead of Pennsylvania. A group of highschoolers howled and high-fived as they won a goodstuff Bonnie plush at the claw machine. Not to mention the cosplayers. It was like back at the hotel but magnified a hundred fold, and some of the outfits were so good that it was difficult to tell whether they were just here to have fun or whether they were part of the exhibit! Passing by a Foxy and a Mangle dancing to Gangnam Style while waving around a Nerf gun, we entered a room labeled "CAM 01" just in time to watch a riffed vintage episode of Fredbear and Friends! that had everyone laughing their asses off for nearly the full 20 minutes.
After having my fun, I go to rehearsal for my panel. I see multiple familiar faces from FusionZ to WHAT Stephen King?! STEPHEN KING HOLY SHIT I JUST NOTICED. What the hell is he doing here? Isn't he supposed to be writing a book about a gay guy or something? Now I wish I hadn't sold my 1st edition copy of "Under the Dome" before getting his autograph (ugh!) I am going to go speak with him, and hopefully don't make a nuisance out of myself. “Hey Mr. King, odd seeing you around these parts?” I say. “Please, call me Stephen.” he replies. I JUST GOT PERMISSION TO CALL STEPHEN KING ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS OH MY GOD. “So what panel are you on, Stephen?” I just had to rub it in. “Panel 3.”
“Really? So am I!”
“Great! I don't really tell people this but, I am a huge fan of yours, your theories helped me write my book!”
Did Stephen King just call me one of his inspirations??????
FREDDLE SCREECH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
We stand there for a while.
“Alright then, catch you later!” I say.
Stephen walks away then waves.
"EVERYONE IN PANEL 3 PLEASE APPROACH THE FRONT FOR REHEARSAL” a man says over the speaker system
Alright… it's showtime.
It’s finally time for the biggest moment of my so-called career. I see the other panelists around me, most I met during rehearsal. I settle down in my seat while Pete plops down next to me.
“You ready bro?” Pete asks me.
“Yeah, I guess.”
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST GROUP WITH OVER A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE, THE FREDDLE SQUAD!!!"
Moment of truth time.
I get up to give my speech.
"Thank you! We are The Freddle Squad and it's so good to be back! Shout out to my boy Pete, FusionZ, Dawko, and the one and only Stephen King himself!"
I wait for the applause to die down before continuing. "Now, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria was the biggest scandal that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about the strange phenomena surrounding the restaurant, such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children disappeared from the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the unknown whereabouts of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. Pete and I have been researching this for the past few years and we are now here to clear everything up."
I give Pete a soft kick which means it’s his turn.
“As my partner said, these incidents weren’t accidents. The long running partnership between Afton Robotics and Fazbear Entertainment isn’t as sweet as you think. Rumors have been going around that the company owner William Afton, presumably deceased, and his good friend, the late Fazbear Entertainment owner, Henry Fasbach, who had recently taken his own life this past Spring, had a pretty good, hidden friendship when they weren’t making headlines, almost too good of a friendship. Bonding over the experience of having lost their only daughter, they plotted on getting revenge on their own creations. In Henry’s letter before his passing, he wrote 'I was absolutely infuriated and ashamed of my actions, my daughter had died in the hands of my creations. I wanted for people to know the pain.'
Henry and William's plan was to sabotage their own beloved animatronics, to prevent any future tragedy; though both William and Henry were thought to have had shady connections to various - shall I say it - suspicious suppliers and other companies, they felt confident in their success, that is until William's apparent disappearance about a decade later. Henry himself would soon vanish from public spectacle to devote to his research, shunning everyone, including family and friends. With Henry dead, and his ex-wife and nephew not talking, we can only speculate exactly what he discovered and the rationale behind his actions."
And with that we continue into our Freddle Squad spiel, enumerating the known facts about the tangled case that lay before us and then entertaining the most common theories as to what truly went down back at Freddy's. When we finish, the moderator sets up this round table like on ABC, where we discuss and debate the motives and history of the whole sordid affair. All in all, it's really fun, and we're quite proud of ourselves, now that we're talking on par with all the bigshots of this field!
"Well that was fun!" Pete exclaims in relief once we finish signing autographs and get ready to head out.
"Man Pete, we gon' get a LOT of subs for this."
"I know, right?" He finishes packing his gear and we head off to the next few panels.
As the hours go on, Pete's beginning to act a bit wack. I mean he's cool and all but I can tell something ain't right, or at least he thinks so. Keeps looking over his shoulder as if he just stuffed several iPhones down his pants at Target. And the selfies... never knew Pete to be the selfie type…
Suddenly he taps me on the shoulder. "Hey Isiah, I gotta go for a bit, wanna put these in the back?"
"Sure man! Where you gon' be at?"
"Arcade room. You in?"
"Nah, I wanna get some quality swag, want something?"
"It's cool man."
"Meet you in 30 then?"
"Yeah! Oh and one more thing,"
Without warning he pulls me close and snaps a selfie on his phone before heading off. well that was weird… I mean, really? What's with him and selfies all the sudden?
I walk through the crowd looking for anyone else I know. Oh! The photographer snapping pics of us at the panel! Imma go talk to this brutha.
"Hey, nice camera! Did you enjoy the panel?"
"Yeah, it was really illuminating! I especially liked the part where you discussed what happened to the Toy animatronics and-"
He goes on and on about- wait hol' up. I've seen this face round these parts before.
"wait a sec… aren't you that instagram photographer OracleIntuition?"
"Yup! The one and only!"
"Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy sup!" and we greet each other like bruthas do
"Those forest pics were the BOMB on instagram! Where you take those, Yellowstone?"
"Rockies in fact, heh heh" Isaac replies with a toothy smile
"Run into any bears in the woods?"
shit… me and my big-ass mouth...
For one half of a split-fucking-second he look at me like I stepped on his Nike Air Jordans, then gives a forced giggle.
"No bears, no stairs."
"Aw man wouldn't those be nasty!"
this nigga be tweekin, man! Alright, think man, this is your chance!
"So, uh, what's your favorite animatronic?"
"Mine? Well, normally it'd be a toss-up between Bonnie and Freddy, but now I think I'm more of a Bonnie person-"
"Oh? What happened?"
He looked away for a bit then mused, almost as if to himself,
"Do you really think Henry and William got all of them?" He looks at me, and I feel like he's putting me on the spot.
"Well… " I begin. "Those two made a lot of the guys, who knows if there's one still lying in a dumpster somewhere and we don't even know about it…"
He didn't like that, but cat's out, so time to get direct.
"Why, you think Freddy's comin' for you?"
He bites his lower lip in thought before whispering,
"Utah Museum of Architecture and Robotics… you… you saw the pics, right?
he knows
"Yeah… but don't you think..."
"That it's a load of bear shit? That he's dead and that's it?"
Now he's getting in my face, eyes pleading.
"Listen bro, I don't know what the HELL that was, but what I saw, what I felt... That ain't natural. The more I look, the worse this whole Freddy stuff appears."
I nod, not really understanding what he's getting at.
"Look, I like what you do a lot, hell I've gotten many of my friends to subscribe to Freddle Squad themselves. But if there's one thing to keep in mind, it's-"
Isaac suddenly gasps and turns green before giving me this wide-eyed stare as he stammers; "I-I-gotta go. Catch you up later?" Before I can reply he speedwalks off towards the restrooms. Looking around, I can't see what could have possibl-
NO.
FUCKIN SATAN FREDDY IS HERE???
"Agh you fucking kids, I'll get even with you for this I swear to God!"
Freddy flails around picking out the stuff sticking to his fur… oh. It's just silly string. He catches me staring. "the fuck's so funny?" then he storms off as we watch in confusion.
Well…
What exactly did he want me to keep in mind?
A guy like Isaac? If anything, now I know Isaac ain't fooling around… either he got played, or…
Well he sure as hell believes it.
Whatever…
I had two options to soothe my nerves… percs or merch. Ain't that an easy choice…
 
Upstairs there's this area labeled "PRIZE CORNER" through some huge double doors, Fazbear Security lookalikes checking for badges. And for good reason.
"PRIZE CORNER" my ass.
This area is perhaps THE biggest room in the entire convention center, size of at least two NBA arenas, all covered from wall to wall with booths selling all kinds of merchandise!!!! Funko Pops, McFarlane sets, posters and wall hangings of all kinds. Still don't know why such popular companies would still endorse such a controversial brand though, better for the fans anyways! Plus, half of the room was fanart and fan crafts anyways, including art (all kinds), plushies (all kinds), and a wide variety of cosmetic and cosplay merch including OC fursuits costing at least 3 grand each.
Wait…
Is that what I think I see? LIMITED EDITION SANSHEE FREDBEAR PLUSH? HALF OFF!?! GIMME!! I push through the crowd and run towards it like a person running from a killer (off topic, what a coincidence)
15 singles later I'm hauling this brand new Sanshee Fredbear plush I've always been wanting to have to finish my collection in some gift bag over my shoulder, ready to wave it at his face once I finally catch up to him… aaaand Pete's nowhere to be seen. Well… so much for that I guess. Seriously? Dude can't have just bailed on me so soon.
I push past a gaggle of girls dressed up to look like the slutty versions of the Classic Freddy and Friends™ and find Pete talking with this security guard who clearly wasn't a Fazbear fan, occasionally pointing at his cell to show the guard something. As I'm about to call out to him, he finishes the conversation and bumps right into me. He looks very tense, which doesn't help at all.
"Dude, Pete, what's yo problem? Look, let's go somewhere more private so that we don't look like we're slinging rocks or something."
We walk over to this secluded corner and I confront him. "Dangit, boi! You've been acting all sorts of strange since our panel, taking selfies like 'that thot over there' and lookin' around acting all weird and shit. What the hell?!" Pete raises his hands in a defensive posture as I lay it on him.
"Alright Isiah, calm down, I can explain!"
Let's hear the worst.
"You know during that panel, there was this hoodie boy sitting all the way in the back, listening to his iPod or something?" I rack my brains to recall, but nobody in particular stood out to me-
wait…
"Was it some skinny Unabomber lookin' fella?"
"Yes! Yes it was!" Pete replies excitedly. "I thought he was just some weirdo at the wrong panel but then he started following us. I'd see him out of the corner of my eye but he'd always vanish like some ghost or something."
oh great, a crazed stalker. This day just keeps getting better and better...
Pete pulls out his cell phone to show me. "Here, have a look," he opens up the gallery and clicks on one particular selfie. All I see is his stupid grin, but then he zooms in on a corner, revealing the sunglasses-wearing "hoodie boy" who clearly looked sketchy as all hell. No drug dealer would be that careless to just walk around in broad daylight… right? Instantly, I'm reminded to that text I got from that creep back in the airplane.
"And that's not all… Isiah, look." He opens up a set of new text messages sent just about half an hour ago.
I see you Good talk, by the way Look before you leap You might not like what you find
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Just then, I receive a new text of my own.
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID You can still walk away. Or don't, it's up to you.
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID Remember, the Shadows have ears.
*Oh hell no. *
“Yo Pete, I just got two texts from the same guy……”
“Who, the one from the airplane?”
"Yeah."
"shit."
Someone is clearly fucking with us, shit, shit, shit
“Maybe… maybe this is some creepy mega fan?”
“THAT'S STILL BAD.” Pete cries.
“Hopefully this is just a joke and it's not that important. You know what, let's get something to eat if that makes you feel better. I heard they have a really good place that make pizzas as good as Freddy's not to far from here. We don’t have to be here again until 4:00, that means we have 5 hours to spend.”
“That seems nice.” Pete replies.
We move through the crowd to get to the entrance, guarded by security wearing faux Freddy’s security guard gear. These guards look like they have something better to do.
We go to the front of the convention center near the pickup area.
“Uber?” Pete asks
I nod in agreement. Pete goes on his phone and pays for the ride.
I should invite Dawko to come eat with us.
TO: DAWKO ME AND PETE ARE GOING TO EAT, WANNA JOIN?
I never got to send that text; when I turn around I see an out-of-breath Dawko running from a mob of fangirls.
“HIDE ME!” he pants. We see the uber driver pull up on the curve.
“Hurry, go!” I say, motioning him to get his ass in the car as we follow suit, pulling an OJ Simpson down Main street like a Ford Bronco chased by the po-lice.
“Shit, you good bro?” I ask Dawko during the ride.
“Yeah, I guess.”
I'm now grateful that I'm not as famous as him.
The ride drags along. We talk to our Uber driver and actually have a decent conversation. He looked hella sketchy, though. He looked familiar, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
“Behold, Bacco's!” I say as I get into to an introducing pose.
“Wineries?” Pete says confusingly
“NAME DOESN'T MATTER”
As we enter the building, the savoury scent of pizza fills my nose as I look around. When I look, there's this extremely cute girl, sitting by herself eating.
...
and she T H I C C
Yo brutha, you got this
“Yo dudes, one second.” I tell my party of two. Hopefully no one intervenes and I can talk to her.
“Ay, hold on there buddy-boy. You trying to get some of that, arencha?” Pete says.
It’s always the black man that can’t do anything.
“Yo, what the hell Pete. “
“It’s not my fault that you made it obvious.”
“Well it’s not my fault tha-”
WHY CAN’T I GET A BREAK. STOP INTERRUPTING ME!
“You know what, let's sit over there then.” Dawko says outta nowhere
Who invited this dude to the conversation?
Dawko talks to waiter for awhile and then we somehow get a table next to her.
I settle down in my seat while the others gather around me.
this is my chance!
Ok, to hook this girl I got to start off smooth and then work my way up.
"Whoa… is that a HERO6????"
Nice way to start a conversation, nerd. What’s next, let me guess, ‘You have some nice camera lenses.’ Dafuq were you thinking?
"Yup! Just came out too; well, it's not mine, really, my sister let me borrow it for this trip."
phew! Okay you can still save this
"Really now? Where you heading?"
"Centralia, just past Route 61."
Pete raises an eyebrow. "The ghost town?"
"Yeah! It's for my journalism class up in Penn State."
"Penn State? Where you from?"
"Oh, well, me and my sister lived in Maryland before I got accepted here."
"Sweet! Pete and I came up from Orlando." I clap him on the shoulder.
"Oh! What brings you all the way up north then?"
We give her a wide grin. "Fazcon 2017 baby!" showing our VIP badges.
“oh you mean the Freddy convention? I did see the ads, plus there's quite a few costumed guys running around the place." The lady shrugs. "Oh! where's my manners, I'm Charisma."
Cute name… DAMNIT ISIAH KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
“I'm Isiah, this is Pete. Oh yeah, you probably know him already but this is Dawko, nice to meet you.”
Dawko gives a small wave. I am about to make my move until this guy, who kinda reminds me of that one buffed up jock in a high school movie, shows up and sits right next to Charisma (she still has a cute name- ISIAH KEEP IT TOGETHER.) The guy also puts his arm around her.
Please don't tell me it's her bo-
“Oh, this is Jason, who I'm doing the project with!"
Shit, what kinda project then, chemistry? Seems a bit too close to be a “project partner”
The jock stretches his hand over to me and I shake it. “Nice to meet you.” he says.
“Nice to meet you too.” I reply.
THIS FELLOW HOMOSAPIEN IS DATING THIS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE FEMALE HOMOSAPIEN, IT'S SO FUCKING OBVIOUS SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY DAMNIT.
Okay, I need to chill the fuck down.
“So both of you go to Centralia?” I ask
“Yeah.” Charisma replies, her “project partner” nods in agreement.
"Say, wasn't there a Chica's Party World near that area few decades back?" Dawko pipes up.
“Oh yeah, there was. You all probably already know what happened, since you are fans and stuff."
We shot the shit for a few more while finishing up that delicious gourmet pizza, but before long, Charisma and Jason have to get going. They head out in this blue hatchback that looks like it's from the 90s and barely runs. Soon, it's Dawko's turn to leave, and we wish him the best.
Ah well, now it's just the two of us and this tasty pizza. At least there's that right?
"Um… let's just… let's just go back to the hotel, I could use a hot shower, and hey, perhaps you wanna catch up some sleep and oh maybe cuddle Mr. Fredbear?"
Two for flinching, Pete.
We cross the road and head down Strawberry street to ditch our merch back at our room. We pass by those two vantablack cosplayers again in front of the parking lot-
wait hol up
WHAT
Pete stopped dead cold, no doubt just as spooked as I was. Two lots down, there he was.
CREEPY

ASS

HOODIE BOY.

...
Fuck.
Everything 'bout this guy screams "ghetto neighborhood pusher" and part of me wonders what he got in the waistband of those jeans. Black Air Max sneakers, gray hoodie and red baseball cap leaning on a pillar facing away from us while he's smoking a cig. I see something in the garage mirror-
Double fuck.
Them vantablack niggas are closing in.
"That's the guy from the-"
"I know! Keep movin, we're almost there."
Plan's to make it to the elevator then swipe the keycard before we haul ass upstairs after locking him and his ninja thugs outside. Please Jesus I hope this works…

Hoodie boy's whistling now, great. Maybe he didn't see us?
Shit this is bad. I hope he's just-
… where'd he go???
"Hey homie, you got a light?"
where did-
OH GOD
HE'S FUCKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US
FUCK
This is so fucking bad, man.
I'm about to get mugged by the Unabomber, this rail-thin dude in aviator glasses and a pedo mustache.
I feel cold, like freezer cold…
Heavy breathing…
We're boxed in by his ninja black shadow goons.
fuck, fuck, fuck. We are dead.
"Umm, sorry no, we don't smoke..."
The door is right fucking there… do we run???
“No speak english, mi amigo.” Pete says
Fucking classic Pete. A look at him, he already knows what I am thinking. LET’S NASCAR THIS BIH.
Me and Pete both run from the Vantablacks (I might just call them that now, seems like a good band name) towards the glass enclosure, hoping that we get away in time. One of them, maybe the lead-singer, extends their arms and grabs me. We on some Bendy and the Ink Machine type-shit now WHAT THE FUCK. The other I swear to Lord Almighty fuckin FLASH STEPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF PETE before grabbing him and spinning him round against the glass with a loud THUD. I grab my backpack quick and find my bible.
Momma I'm sorry for throwing this but I need to live.
“LET THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU!” I scream as I through the very expensive bible at the lead-singer of the Vantablacks-no. Not at… through. THIS IS SOME FORREAL DEVIL SHIT. WTF. He just looks down then back before he football tackles me against the glass like Pete. There's something yellow on the gro- oh. Fredbear fell out… hoodie boy gon' rob me of my phone, my wallet, AND Mr. Fredbear. fuuck.
Hoodie boy just leans on one of the pylons and watches us squirm with this shit eating grin as if he 'bout to bust us for possession while he walks over and picks up the Good Book before dusting it off. Lazily he flicks through the pages before he talks reeal low; "If there is a God, He will have to beg for my forgiveness" then he slams the bible shut with an echoing clap.
The Vantablacks are… well I don't know what the fuck but the one holding up Pete looked like Toy Bonnie,... 'cept he's no longer a toy, more like a life-sized Annabelle, but ALLL black. It's like he's just a black space cut out from all reality except for those eyes and those… teeth. That means the other guy's… like Freddy but with one ear missing...
"You two," hoodie boy points at each of us individually, "I am impressed."
THIS IS IT. OH FUCKING HELL, AT LEAST LET ME CALL MY FAMILY AND TELL THEM I LOVE EM.
"You had some really good theories back there. Well, many of them were off, some completely wrong, but for the rest? Close for the most part."
I give a nervous laugh.
“Any suggestions?”
"Two guys, each with a fascination for Fazbear's. Pete… well… doesn't matter why. As for you, Isiah…" Black Freddy turns me around to face hoodie boy. "You wanted to understand something, something that has been nagging at the back of your mind for years." Now his green eyes are inches away from my face. "You were there, weren't you? When it happened. When he took that kid."
Pete looks at me absolutely confused. I never told anyone about that.
"Fascination… obsession… all qualities of a competent journalist, but taken too far, well… you hold onto that and it will tear you apart bit… by bit… by bit…"
"The fuck are you talking about??? What do you want?!" Pete exclaims.
"Always slick on the mouth I see." He then turns to look at me once more.
"You're treading into deep waters, friend. I've seen the end of this road and believe me, it will not be pleasant."
Stepping back, hoodie boy snaps his fingers and before I know it, Vantablack Freddy and Bonnie are back right behind him. Freddy has MY Fredbear plush and is holding it like he holdin' a baby while Bonnie just stares like a damn statue.
"You can still quit while you're ahead, guys. Let the world believe those lies and half-truths about what happened."
He then shrugs. "Or, continue down that rabbit hole… who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky ones. Nobody ever listens to me anyway."
"then why are you-"
"I'm just here to give you a warning, Freddles. A warning and a choice. Go back to your ordinary lives as YouTube celebrities, accepting the popular opinion, or continue at your own risk. What was that, ah… live or die. Make your choice."
We look at each other for just a moment, and by the time we look back, he's gone. Just GONE. Like he pulled some Criss Angel bullshit.
Best we do the same.
Running into the elevators, we rush into our suite and double lock all the chains and latch, then start making our way to the windows. I walk toward the bed and freeze.
Mr. Fredbear is sitting dead center, staring at me shiftily with his black eyes and stupid purple clothes.
Right on top of momma's ol' family bible.
So much for sleeping tonight…
 

TO BE CONTINUED...

 
Submitted in honor of the victims of the 2018 Parkland Shooting
You will not be forgotten.
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2018.03.22 01:33 thehatsmol T is for Terrified

NEW MESSAGE: FFEC 2017 DIRECTOR +4 OTHERS
Hello everyone! I hope all of you make it here to Harrisburg! Tomorrow will be the first day of the 20th Freddy Fazbear Entertainment Convention. You all will be staying at the Hilton Harrisburg near the Convention Center. More information will be provided in the following link...
My mind is completely blank right now. I am on a two-hour flight to Pennsylvania and I am still in shock that my curiosity and mind took me this far.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Yo how are you doing bro, i arrived at the airport.
What have I gotten myself into?? I still can’t believe that a stupid theory and hobby have gotten me this far. I look down at my empty paper and think about what I need to say in my part of the panel.
Freddy’s was the biggest incident that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about this incident such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spok-
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Midway through my writing, I get a text message.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Dude, I think you need to hear this. “New development in the suicide of a 16-year old student; Police uncover deeper meaning.” Just hit the WaPo this morning. It talks about this Tanner Albright kid, who dropped out of school and went into hiding. In a nutshell, I am on to something. Tell you more at the port :)
I remember hearing about that, barely a blip on the newsfeed compared to all that coverage about the solar eclipse. That was an interesting text. Why not tell me now. You know what, screw it, I’ll just continue writing.
I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children went missing at the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the disappearances of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. I am here to clear everything u-
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Damnit Pete!
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Just a small check in on u. I herd the plane was delayed. Tru?
Just then, the pilot made an announcement:

“Hello folks, we are having a rough time here so just sit back for a moment. Put on your seatbelts everybody!”

You serious right now??? Even in 2017 a brutha can't get a break!
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. YOU CAN'T HIDE.
...
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK
Maybe it was just a simple prank. Let me not freak out the person next to me and piss my pants in the actual piss place.
Luckily I am right next to the bathroom.
I open the door and look in the mirror.
Yo, Isiah, chill out dude. It’s good.
I go back to my seat and go back to my music.
Oh shoot
I feel the migraine coming as the cabin rocks under the turbulence. Shit…
Pete's going to be so mad when he finds out… oh well.
Pete's waiting for me past security
“Ayyee, wassup my guy.” Pete greets me.
“Sup,” I reply.
“How long have you been waiting here, P?”
“Four hours. You hungry from that flight?”
“Yeah, let’s get something to eat.”
We walk around the airport looking for something to eat.
“Mickey Ds?”
“Hell yeah.”
We walk to the McDonald's across from us to get what I think is dinner. We wait in line to get our food. Pete orders a Big Mac and I order a normal cheeseburger with a milkshake. We sit down at the dining plaza tables and start eating.
“So how was your flight?” Pete asks.
"Bit rough," I reply.
"No shit, Isiah!" He pauses then asks, "you been taking the percs again?"
"Uhh..."
"Man, you gotta cut that shit out!"
"It's aiight… So… whatchu got?"
Pete pulls up the webpage on his iPad; it's that Washington Post article he mentioned in the text earlier, with a picture showing cops at some backwoods crime scene complete with yellow tape. The page linked to another webpage, this one being a local news site for the St. George Metropolitan Area:
Brushton Township police say that Tanner Albright, a high school student that committed suicide several weeks back, had plans to commit mass murder.
Hurricane Police Chief Clay Burke said in a news conference yesterday that detectives found further writings dated August 8 to August 20, detailing a five-step plan for a major killing spree.
An entry dated Aug. 16 said, "...this will be bigger than anything this country's ever seen, .......I've been planning this for a long time, it's going to be so much fun. They won't expect a thing. It will be a stain on American history unlike anything like it."
The entries also praised William Afton of Afton Robotics and the recently-deceased Henry Fasbach of Fazbear Entertainment, making heavy references to the series of child murders throughout the 1990s, believed to have been committed by someone impersonating a mascot at the pizzeria. An entry dated Aug. 17 said, "I'll look into those scared little bitches eyes before I kill them and watch the life pour out of their bodies like the river Nile ... have followers because I'm so awesome I know someone will follow me just like I followed William Afton's ... me and them want close to the same thing, It's going to be fun......They say oh this is horrible but they don't think like us like me Henry and William...."
Tanner's writings made heavy references to Satanism and the occult, and detectives believe the boy expected to die and then "rise again" on August 21, the day of a major solar eclipse. A memo entry dated Aug. 18 said, ".....I'm going to die doing it, I hate those people, when they interview my parents and ask how they didn't see the signs they should know it's not them it's me and it's because of how I see the world....I'll hurt and destroy something so much bigger and they'll all see....."
He had gone missing a week before his body was found nearby an abandoned bunker that he had apparently been inhabiting for the last few months of his high school attendance before dropping out.
On Thursday, the Washington County Medical Examiner ruled Tanner's death inconclusive.
Investigation into Tanner's home was rendered impossible due to a major break-in soon after the body was discovered, with the intruder stealing most if not all of Tanner's belongings and heavily vandalizing the remainder.
Police say the investigation will continue with additional interviews and review of the boy's other documents.
School counselor Harvey Dunn issued a news release Thursday afternoon, noting increased presence by law enforcement in all district buildings.
Oookay… damn. That was one messed-up kid. One look at this pasty white boy's face and I immediately think "this kid be blastin' on them fools". At least he didn't go down that route...
"And you're showing me this because..."
Pete pulls out a folder from his convention bag and shoves it to me. "Dude, it gets even weirder. This guy on Freddit, OracleIntuition, sent me these" he gestures to the contents of the folder; several photographs of a really crappy cosplay of Freddy that someone tried to make look "oh so sp00py" by wrapping red yarn all over it, dunno why.
"So it's a photo of some cosplayer, what does this have to do with-"
"Bruh, that's what I told him too. But he swears 1000% that this is the real deal, some real spooky shit. Like a real-life version of all those urban legends about the animatronics walkin' around at night? And you know the weirdest part? He says this is what Tanner meant when he said 'rise again'"
"Naw… you saying this kid turn himself into a Freddy??" I stop and think for a second.
“This is on some next level werewolf shit bro, I don’t think it’s real. It could be some really thought out fanfic.” I reply.
“Sure, whatever you say. Don’t start crying and running to me when some satanic ‘I Need Jesus’ Freddy comes for your ass.”
Yo, this is forreal on some other worldly stuff. I don’t think there is that much behind this thing, and I am a theorist who talks about dead children for god’s sake.
“Anyways, you wanna know what happened to me on the plane?” I say.
“Let me guess, the perc. I already told you-”
“No, I got this weird ass stalker level text. Sounded like someone from ISIS or some shit.” I show Pete the text message.
“How many codes have you been cracking my dude, Tanner the spirit school shooter is about to murder your ass.” Pete replies.
“This is not funny. I am hella scared right now. Why me though?”
“In all seriousness, this could be a joke or a wrong number thing. Either way it’s weird.”
“True bu-”
CAN I NOT GET INTERRUPTED FOR THE FIRST TIME.
“Hi guys, mind if I join you?” a familiar posh-accented voice says.
“Well, you could have as……. HOLY SHIT!” I scream, trying not to freak out even more.
To my surprise, it’s Dawko. The Dawko; the gamer and theorist. Is this real right now?
“Excuse my language, hello, of course you can join us.”
Pete and I give each other a glare. It’s the myth, the man, the legend, Dawko!!
“Sorry for my manners, my name is Isiah and this is Pete. I assume you are also here for the convention?”
“Oh yeah, I am. Are you part of a panel or a fan?”
“I am in the panel with my friend over here, we are under the name of ‘TheFreddleSquad’. You've probably seen our video on Freddy's, that is why we are here.”
“Ah yes I have, you are on the panel with me I think, right? I’ll check the schedule the director gave us.” Dawko looks down at his phone. “Yep.”
"So you just got here too? How was the flight?"
"Oh my God, 10 hours of torture all the way from Heathrow I swear," replies Dawko while stretching his back.
"I can't believe FazCon's been around for like 20 years, and 'cause of what? 'cause of some creepy urban legends here or there? I mean, have you seen the place? 'So come on down to mechanical bear pizza and child casino!!!'" we all get a good giggle out of that one.
We finish eating and we get all our luggage from pickup and we call an Uber.
We see our driver and he drives us to our hotel.
“Have a nice day!” Dawko shouts as he waves us off.
We wave back.
Approaching the lobby, it becomes pretty clear that we're not the only Faz-fans holed up in this joint. Already the place is full of enthusiasts and even some cosplayers. A cardboard Freddy sat down reading his tablet while some Foxy chicks (in BOTH senses of the word) hung round the pillars taking selfies. I even saw these two high as fuck guys dressed in black animal suits and I don't mean black like they used ink for the Ice Bucket challenge but like Vantablack shit.
Me and Pete get our room key from the counter and take the elevator up.
“Damn, we met Dawko.” I say.
“Yes, yes we did.” Pete replies
We get to our room and look around.
“I am glad we chose to upgrade to the two-room suite.” Pete says as he savours the moment.
I also savour it, as we examine every feature of the room, from the king-sized bed to the soft floors, everything is so perfect. While Pete flops down on the bed, I pull out my Surface Pro 4 and check the forums.
"Yo Pete check this out"
I'm on OracleIntuition's instagram account; there's a black and white selfie of a professional photographer, with images far superior to the ones Pete showed me at the airport. The caption was what piqued my interest, however:
oracleintuition Just flew into Harrisburg Intl.! Next stop, FazCon 2017!!!! 😊😄 #oracleintuition #ffp #freddy convention #fazcon
He's here?? Oh this might actually be interesting. I wonder what he has to say about the photos. But, time waits for no bruthas. We pack our gear and head off down the 20-minute walk from the Hilton to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where the FazCon is being held. Strolling past the milling tourists and congoers, we behold the massive convention center, the capital of Freddy's Fandom for the next 4 days. We take a quick power nap because we didn't go to sleep, and it's 6:30 AM and we have to arrive in an hour.
Still, that short nap's long enough for me to have this strange dream. I'm a little boy again, barely knee height and I'm at the pizzeria during a birthday party. I try to get closer but I trip and fall, and by the time I get up, the whole place is dark and empty, like in the middle of the night. Suddenly, I hear movement and a little kid struggling as he's being pushed around by this dude in a purple uniform, squealing all the while because his mouth's been covered. They disappear behind the door and I can hear muffled struggling behind it. I walk towards the door, but there's this huge stink and some weird-ass feeling I can't place. I'm scared.
The stage lights up and there's Freddy, except… where's Bonnie and Chica??? Plus, Freddy's facing the wrong way! I have a choice… go to that door or go to Freddy. I also get this tingling pressure and somehow I know that if I take my eyes off of Freddy for even one second…
Suddenly the door bursts open, breaking my concentration. Instinctively I turn to look and… nothing. Just an empty room. Oh fuck... I want, no, need to get to that door because if I don't, it's going to get me. Doesn't matter what "it" is. I break into a run, but the pizzeria seems to stretch out as my heart hammers, but I finally make it through the door, slamming it behind me. I wait for a few moments, straining to hear if what's out there's gone. Then slowly I turn arou-
 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I get up with a start, breathing heavily. just a dream, Isiah, just a dream. Shit… I shouldn't have let them photos get to me… fuck. I turn and look at the clock. Oh, 7:05, still have time. I wake up Pete, we wash our faces, and finally leave the hotel, before hailing a taxi to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex where the FazCon takes place.
And with that, we march headlong into the convention center.

WOW.

It. Was. HUGE.
To any '90s kid who was raised on a healthy diet of Freddy's pizza and Surge, this place was practically heaven. The halls were transformed into a giant Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria/museum with practically everything that would satisfy your inner child for days on end! There were arcades of all kinds, deluxe ball pits we could play in for hours on end, vintage Freddy's memorabilia on display including signs, posters, even some old relics like animatronics that never made it to production, each carefully labeled and presented like fashion mannequins at the mall. But instead of rowdy screaming children, the place was crammed full of excited teens and adults, many of whom were having just as much fun as they would at a Dave & Buster's. Tokens clattered as attendees queued up to play the arcade games as if this was Atlantic City instead of Pennsylvania. A group of highschoolers howled and high-fived as they won a goodstuff Bonnie plush at the claw machine. Not to mention the cosplayers. It was like back at the hotel but magnified a hundred fold, and some of the outfits were so good that it was difficult to tell whether they were just here to have fun or whether they were part of the exhibit! Passing by a Foxy and a Mangle dancing to Gangnam Style while waving around a Nerf gun, we entered a room labeled "CAM 01" just in time to watch a riffed vintage episode of Fredbear and Friends! that had everyone laughing their asses off for nearly the full 20 minutes.
After having my fun, I go to rehearsal for my panel. I see multiple familiar faces from FusionZ to WHAT Stephen King?! STEPHEN KING HOLY SHIT I JUST NOTICED. What the hell is he doing here? Isn't he supposed to be writing a book about a gay guy or something? Now I wish I hadn't sold my 1st edition copy of "Under the Dome" before getting his autograph (ugh!) I am going to go speak with him, and hopefully don't make a nuisance out of myself. “Hey Mr. King, odd seeing you around these parts?” I say. “Please, call me Stephen.” he replies. I JUST GOT PERMISSION TO CALL STEPHEN KING ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS OH MY GOD. “So what panel are you on, Stephen?” I just had to rub it in. “Panel 3.”
“Really? So am I!”
“Great! I don't really tell people this but, I am a huge fan of yours, your theories helped me write my book!”
Did Stephen King just call me one of his inspirations??????
FREDDLE SCREECH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
We stand there for a while.
“Alright then, catch you later!” I say.
Stephen walks away then waves.
"EVERYONE IN PANEL 3 PLEASE APPROACH THE FRONT FOR REHEARSAL” a man says over the speaker system
Alright… it's showtime.
It’s finally time for the biggest moment of my so-called career. I see the other panelists around me, most I met during rehearsal. I settle down in my seat while Pete plops down next to me.
“You ready bro?” Pete asks me.
“Yeah, I guess.”
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST GROUP WITH OVER A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE, THE FREDDLE SQUAD!!!"
Moment of truth time.
I get up to give my speech.
"Thank you! We are The Freddle Squad and it's so good to be back! Shout out to my boy Pete, FusionZ, Dawko, and the one and only Stephen King himself!"
I wait for the applause to die down before continuing. "Now, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria was the biggest scandal that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about the strange phenomena surrounding the restaurant, such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children disappeared from the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the unknown whereabouts of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. Pete and I have been researching this for the past few years and we are now here to clear everything up."
I give Pete a soft kick which means it’s his turn.
“As my partner said, these incidents weren’t accidents. The long running partnership between Afton Robotics and Fazbear Entertainment isn’t as sweet as you think. Rumors have been going around that the company owner William Afton, presumably deceased, and his good friend, the late Fazbear Entertainment owner, Henry Fasbach, who had recently taken his own life this past Spring, had a pretty good, hidden friendship when they weren’t making headlines, almost too good of a friendship. Bonding over the experience of having lost their only daughter, they plotted on getting revenge on their own creations. In Henry’s letter before his passing, he wrote 'I was absolutely infuriated and ashamed of my actions, my daughter had died in the hands of my creations. I wanted for people to know the pain.'
Henry and William's plan was to sabotage their own beloved animatronics, to prevent any future tragedy; though both William and Henry were thought to have had shady connections to various - shall I say it - suspicious suppliers and other companies, they felt confident in their success, that is until William's apparent disappearance about a decade later. Henry himself would soon vanish from public spectacle to devote to his research, shunning everyone, including family and friends. With Henry dead, and his ex-wife and nephew not talking, we can only speculate exactly what he discovered and the rationale behind his actions."
And with that we continue into our Freddle Squad spiel, enumerating the known facts about the tangled case that lay before us and then entertaining the most common theories as to what truly went down back at Freddy's. When we finish, the moderator sets up this round table like on ABC, where we discuss and debate the motives and history of the whole sordid affair. All in all, it's really fun, and we're quite proud of ourselves, now that we're talking on par with all the bigshots of this field!
"Well that was fun!" Pete exclaims in relief once we finish signing autographs and get ready to head out.
"Man Pete, we gon' get a LOT of subs for this."
"I know, right?" He finishes packing his gear and we head off to the next few panels.
As the hours go on, Pete's beginning to act a bit wack. I mean he's cool and all but I can tell something ain't right, or at least he thinks so. Keeps looking over his shoulder as if he just stuffed several iPhones down his pants at Target. And the selfies... never knew Pete to be the selfie type…
Suddenly he taps me on the shoulder. "Hey Isiah, I gotta go for a bit, wanna put these in the back?"
"Sure man! Where you gon' be at?"
"Arcade room. You in?"
"Nah, I wanna get some quality swag, want something?"
"It's cool man."
"Meet you in 30 then?"
"Yeah! Oh and one more thing,"
Without warning he pulls me close and snaps a selfie on his phone before heading off. well that was weird… I mean, really? What's with him and selfies all the sudden?
I walk through the crowd looking for anyone else I know. Oh! The photographer snapping pics of us at the panel! Imma go talk to this brutha.
"Hey, nice camera! Did you enjoy the panel?"
"Yeah, it was really illuminating! I especially liked the part where you discussed what happened to the Toy animatronics and-"
He goes on and on about- wait hol' up. I've seen this face round these parts before.
"wait a sec… aren't you that instagram photographer OracleIntuition?"
"Yup! The one and only!"
"Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy sup!" and we greet each other like bruthas do
"Those forest pics were the BOMB on instagram! Where you take those, Yellowstone?"
"Rockies in fact, heh heh" Isaac replies with a toothy smile
"Run into any bears in the woods?"
shit… me and my big-ass mouth...
For one half of a split-fucking-second he look at me like I stepped on his Nike Air Jordans, then gives a forced giggle.
"No bears, no stairs."
"Aw man wouldn't those be nasty!"
this nigga be tweekin, man! Alright, think man, this is your chance!
"So, uh, what's your favorite animatronic?"
"Mine? Well, normally it'd be a toss-up between Bonnie and Freddy, but now I think I'm more of a Bonnie person-"
"Oh? What happened?"
He looked away for a bit then mused, almost as if to himself,
"Do you really think Henry and William got all of them?" He looks at me, and I feel like he's putting me on the spot.
"Well… " I begin. "Those two made a lot of the guys, who knows if there's one still lying in a dumpster somewhere and we don't even know about it…"
He didn't like that, but cat's out, so time to get direct.
"Why, you think Freddy's comin' for you?"
He bites his lower lip in thought before whispering,
"Utah Museum of Architecture and Robotics… you… you saw the pics, right?
he knows
"Yeah… but don't you think..."
"That it's a load of bear shit? That he's dead and that's it?"
Now he's getting in my face, eyes pleading.
"Listen bro, I don't know what the HELL that was, but what I saw, what I felt... That ain't natural. The more I look, the worse this whole Freddy stuff appears."
I nod, not really understanding what he's getting at.
"Look, I like what you do a lot, hell I've gotten many of my friends to subscribe to Freddle Squad themselves. But if there's one thing to keep in mind, it's-"
Isaac suddenly gasps and turns green before giving me this wide-eyed stare as he stammers; "I-I-gotta go. Catch you up later?" Before I can reply he speedwalks off towards the restrooms. Looking around, I can't see what could have possibl-
NO.
FUCKIN SATAN FREDDY IS HERE???
"Agh you fucking kids, I'll get even with you for this I swear to God!"
Freddy flails around picking out the stuff sticking to his fur… oh. It's just silly string. He catches me staring. "the fuck's so funny?" then he storms off as we watch in confusion.
Well…
What exactly did he want me to keep in mind?
A guy like Isaac? If anything, now I know Isaac ain't fooling around… either he got played, or…
Well he sure as hell believes it.
Whatever…
I had two options to soothe my nerves… percs or merch. Ain't that an easy choice…
 
Upstairs there's this area labeled "PRIZE CORNER" through some huge double doors, Fazbear Security lookalikes checking for badges. And for good reason.
"PRIZE CORNER" my ass.
This area is perhaps THE biggest room in the entire convention center, size of at least two NBA arenas, all covered from wall to wall with booths selling all kinds of merchandise!!!! Funko Pops, McFarlane sets, posters and wall hangings of all kinds. Still don't know why such popular companies would still endorse such a controversial brand though, better for the fans anyways! Plus, half of the room was fanart and fan crafts anyways, including art (all kinds), plushies (all kinds), and a wide variety of cosmetic and cosplay merch including OC fursuits costing at least 3 grand each.
Wait…
Is that what I think I see? LIMITED EDITION SANSHEE FREDBEAR PLUSH? HALF OFF!?! GIMME!! I push through the crowd and run towards it like a person running from a killer (off topic, what a coincidence)
15 singles later I'm hauling this brand new Sanshee Fredbear plush I've always been wanting to have to finish my collection in some gift bag over my shoulder, ready to wave it at his face once I finally catch up to him… aaaand Pete's nowhere to be seen. Well… so much for that I guess. Seriously? Dude can't have just bailed on me so soon.
I push past a gaggle of girls dressed up to look like the slutty versions of the Classic Freddy and Friends™ and find Pete talking with this security guard who clearly wasn't a Fazbear fan, occasionally pointing at his cell to show the guard something. As I'm about to call out to him, he finishes the conversation and bumps right into me. He looks very tense, which doesn't help at all.
"Dude, Pete, what's yo problem? Look, let's go somewhere more private so that we don't look like we're slinging rocks or something."
We walk over to this secluded corner and I confront him. "Dangit, boi! You've been acting all sorts of strange since our panel, taking selfies like 'that thot over there' and lookin' around acting all weird and shit. What the hell?!" Pete raises his hands in a defensive posture as I lay it on him.
"Alright Isiah, calm down, I can explain!"
Let's hear the worst.
"You know during that panel, there was this hoodie boy sitting all the way in the back, listening to his iPod or something?" I rack my brains to recall, but nobody in particular stood out to me-
wait…
"Was it some skinny Unabomber lookin' fella?"
"Yes! Yes it was!" Pete replies excitedly. "I thought he was just some weirdo at the wrong panel but then he started following us. I'd see him out of the corner of my eye but he'd always vanish like some ghost or something."
oh great, a crazed stalker. This day just keeps getting better and better...
Pete pulls out his cell phone to show me. "Here, have a look," he opens up the gallery and clicks on one particular selfie. All I see is his stupid grin, but then he zooms in on a corner, revealing the sunglasses-wearing "hoodie boy" who clearly looked sketchy as all hell. No drug dealer would be that careless to just walk around in broad daylight… right? Instantly, I'm reminded to that text I got from that creep back in the airplane.
"And that's not all… Isiah, look." He opens up a set of new text messages sent just about half an hour ago.
I see you Good talk, by the way Look before you leap You might not like what you find
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Just then, I receive a new text of my own.
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID You can still walk away. Or don't, it's up to you.
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID Remember, the Shadows have ears.
*Oh hell no. *
“Yo Pete, I just got two texts from the same guy……”
“Who, the one from the airplane?”
"Yeah."
"shit."
Someone is clearly fucking with us, shit, shit, shit
“Maybe… maybe this is some creepy mega fan?”
“THAT'S STILL BAD.” Pete cries.
“Hopefully this is just a joke and it's not that important. You know what, let's get something to eat if that makes you feel better. I heard they have a really good place that make pizzas as good as Freddy's not to far from here. We don’t have to be here again until 4:00, that means we have 5 hours to spend.”
“That seems nice.” Pete replies.
We move through the crowd to get to the entrance, guarded by security wearing faux Freddy’s security guard gear. These guards look like they have something better to do.
We go to the front of the convention center near the pickup area.
“Uber?” Pete asks
I nod in agreement. Pete goes on his phone and pays for the ride.
I should invite Dawko to come eat with us.
TO: DAWKO ME AND PETE ARE GOING TO EAT, WANNA JOIN?
I never got to send that text; when I turn around I see an out-of-breath Dawko running from a mob of fangirls.
“HIDE ME!” he pants. We see the uber driver pull up on the curve.
“Hurry, go!” I say, motioning him to get his ass in the car as we follow suit, pulling an OJ Simpson down Main street like a Ford Bronco chased by the po-lice.
“Shit, you good bro?” I ask Dawko during the ride.
“Yeah, I guess.”
I'm now grateful that I'm not as famous as him.
The ride drags along. We talk to our Uber driver and actually have a decent conversation. He looked hella sketchy, though. He looked familiar, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
“Behold, Bacco's!” I say as I get into to an introducing pose.
“Wineries?” Pete says confusingly
“NAME DOESN'T MATTER”
As we enter the building, the savoury scent of pizza fills my nose as I look around. When I look, there's this extremely cute girl, sitting by herself eating.
...
and she T H I C C
Yo brutha, you got this
“Yo dudes, one second.” I tell my party of two. Hopefully no one intervenes and I can talk to her.
“Ay, hold on there buddy-boy. You trying to get some of that, arencha?” Pete says.
It’s always the black man that can’t do anything.
“Yo, what the hell Pete. “
“It’s not my fault that you made it obvious.”
“Well it’s not my fault tha-”
WHY CAN’T I GET A BREAK. STOP INTERRUPTING ME!
“You know what, let's sit over there then.” Dawko says outta nowhere
Who invited this dude to the conversation?
Dawko talks to waiter for awhile and then we somehow get a table next to her.
I settle down in my seat while the others gather around me.
this is my chance!
Ok, to hook this girl I got to start off smooth and then work my way up.
"Whoa… is that a HERO6????"
Nice way to start a conversation, nerd. What’s next, let me guess, ‘You have some nice camera lenses.’ Dafuq were you thinking?
"Yup! Just came out too; well, it's not mine, really, my sister let me borrow it for this trip."
phew! Okay you can still save this
"Really now? Where you heading?"
"Centralia, just past Route 61."
Pete raises an eyebrow. "The ghost town?"
"Yeah! It's for my journalism class up in Penn State."
"Penn State? Where you from?"
"Oh, well, me and my sister lived in Maryland before I got accepted here."
"Sweet! Pete and I came up from Orlando." I clap him on the shoulder.
"Oh! What brings you all the way up north then?"
We give her a wide grin. "Fazcon 2017 baby!" showing our VIP badges.
“oh you mean the Freddy convention? I did see the ads, plus there's quite a few costumed guys running around the place." The lady shrugs. "Oh! where's my manners, I'm Charisma."
Cute name… DAMNIT ISIAH KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
“I'm Isiah, this is Pete. Oh yeah, you probably know him already but this is Dawko, nice to meet you.”
Dawko gives a small wave. I am about to make my move until this guy, who kinda reminds me of that one buffed up jock in a high school movie, shows up and sits right next to Charisma (she still has a cute name- ISIAH KEEP IT TOGETHER.) The guy also puts his arm around her.
Please don't tell me it's her bo-
“Oh, this is Jason, who I'm doing the project with!"
Shit, what kinda project then, chemistry? Seems a bit too close to be a “project partner”
The jock stretches his hand over to me and I shake it. “Nice to meet you.” he says.
“Nice to meet you too.” I reply.
THIS FELLOW HOMOSAPIEN IS DATING THIS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE FEMALE HOMOSAPIEN, IT'S SO FUCKING OBVIOUS SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY DAMNIT.
Okay, I need to chill the fuck down.
“So both of you go to Centralia?” I ask
“Yeah.” Charisma replies, her “project partner” nods in agreement.
"Say, wasn't there a Chica's Party World near that area few decades back?" Dawko pipes up.
“Oh yeah, there was. You all probably already know what happened, since you are fans and stuff."
We shot the shit for a few more while finishing up that delicious gourmet pizza, but before long, Charisma and Jason have to get going. They head out in this blue hatchback that looks like it's from the 90s and barely runs. Soon, it's Dawko's turn to leave, and we wish him the best.
Ah well, now it's just the two of us and this tasty pizza. At least there's that right?
"Um… let's just… let's just go back to the hotel, I could use a hot shower, and hey, perhaps you wanna catch up some sleep and oh maybe cuddle Mr. Fredbear?"
Two for flinching, Pete.
We cross the road and head down Strawberry street to ditch our merch back at our room. We pass by those two vantablack cosplayers again in front of the parking lot-
wait hol up
WHAT
Pete stopped dead cold, no doubt just as spooked as I was. Two lots down, there he was.
CREEPY

ASS

HOODIE BOY.

...
Fuck.
Everything 'bout this guy screams "ghetto neighborhood pusher" and part of me wonders what he got in the waistband of those jeans. Black Air Max sneakers, gray hoodie and red baseball cap leaning on a pillar facing away from us while he's smoking a cig. I see something in the garage mirror-
Double fuck.
Them vantablack niggas are closing in.
"That's the guy from the-"
"I know! Keep movin, we're almost there."
Plan's to make it to the elevator then swipe the keycard before we haul ass upstairs after locking him and his ninja thugs outside. Please Jesus I hope this works…

Hoodie boy's whistling now, great. Maybe he didn't see us?
Shit this is bad. I hope he's just-
… where'd he go???
"Hey homie, you got a light?"
where did-
OH GOD
HE'S FUCKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US
FUCK
This is so fucking bad, man.
I'm about to get mugged by the Unabomber, this rail-thin dude in aviator glasses and a pedo mustache.
I feel cold, like freezer cold…
Heavy breathing…
We're boxed in by his ninja black shadow goons.
fuck, fuck, fuck. We are dead.
"Umm, sorry no, we don't smoke..."
The door is right fucking there… do we run???
“No speak english, mi amigo.” Pete says
Fucking classic Pete. A look at him, he already knows what I am thinking. LET’S NASCAR THIS BIH.
Me and Pete both run from the Vantablacks (I might just call them that now, seems like a good band name) towards the glass enclosure, hoping that we get away in time. One of them, maybe the lead-singer, extends their arms and grabs me. We on some Bendy and the Ink Machine type-shit now WHAT THE FUCK. The other I swear to Lord Almighty fuckin FLASH STEPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF PETE before grabbing him and spinning him round against the glass with a loud THUD. I grab my backpack quick and find my bible.
Momma I'm sorry for throwing this but I need to live.
“LET THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU!” I scream as I through the very expensive bible at the lead-singer of the Vantablacks-no. Not at… through. THIS IS SOME FORREAL DEVIL SHIT. WTF. He just looks down then back before he football tackles me against the glass like Pete. There's something yellow on the gro- oh. Fredbear fell out… hoodie boy gon' rob me of my phone, my wallet, AND Mr. Fredbear. fuuck.
Hoodie boy just leans on one of the pylons and watches us squirm with this shit eating grin as if he 'bout to bust us for possession while he walks over and picks up the Good Book before dusting it off. Lazily he flicks through the pages before he talks reeal low; "If there is a God, He will have to beg for my forgiveness" then he slams the bible shut with an echoing clap.
The Vantablacks are… well I don't know what the fuck but the one holding up Pete looked like Toy Bonnie,... 'cept he's no longer a toy, more like a life-sized Annabelle, but ALLL black. It's like he's just a black space cut out from all reality except for those eyes and those… teeth. That means the other guy's… like Freddy but with one ear missing...
"You two," hoodie boy points at each of us individually, "I am impressed."
THIS IS IT. OH FUCKING HELL, AT LEAST LET ME CALL MY FAMILY AND TELL THEM I LOVE EM.
"You had some really good theories back there. Well, many of them were off, some completely wrong, but for the rest? Close for the most part."
I give a nervous laugh.
“Any suggestions?”
"Two guys, each with a fascination for Fazbear's. Pete… well… doesn't matter why. As for you, Isiah…" Black Freddy turns me around to face hoodie boy. "You wanted to understand something, something that has been nagging at the back of your mind for years." Now his green eyes are inches away from my face. "You were there, weren't you? When it happened. When he took that kid."
Pete looks at me absolutely confused. I never told anyone about that.
"Fascination… obsession… all qualities of a competent journalist, but taken too far, well… you hold onto that and it will tear you apart bit… by bit… by bit…"
"The fuck are you talking about??? What do you want?!" Pete exclaims.
"Always slick on the mouth I see." He then turns to look at me once more.
"You're treading into deep waters, friend. I've seen the end of this road and believe me, it will not be pleasant."
Stepping back, hoodie boy snaps his fingers and before I know it, Vantablack Freddy and Bonnie are back right behind him. Freddy has MY Fredbear plush and is holding it like he holdin' a baby while Bonnie just stares like a damn statue.
"You can still quit while you're ahead, guys. Let the world believe those lies and half-truths about what happened."
He then shrugs. "Or, continue down that rabbit hole… who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky ones. Nobody ever listens to me anyway."
"then why are you-"
"I'm just here to give you a warning, Freddles. A warning and a choice. Go back to your ordinary lives as YouTube celebrities, accepting the popular opinion, or continue at your own risk. What was that, ah… live or die. Make your choice."
We look at each other for just a moment, and by the time we look back, he's gone. Just GONE. Like he pulled some Criss Angel bullshit.
Best we do the same.
Running into the elevators, we rush into our suite and double lock all the chains and latch, then start making our way to the windows. I walk toward the bed and freeze.
Mr. Fredbear is sitting dead center, staring at me shiftily with his black eyes and stupid purple clothes.
Right on top of momma's ol' family bible.
So much for sleeping tonight…
 

TO BE CONTINUED...

 
Submitted in honor of the victims of the 2018 Parkland Shooting
You will not be forgotten.
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2018.03.22 01:32 thehatsmol T is for Terrified

NEW MESSAGE: FFEC 2017 DIRECTOR +4 OTHERS
Hello everyone! I hope all of you make it here to Harrisburg! Tomorrow will be the first day of the 20th Freddy Fazbear Entertainment Convention. You all will be staying at the Hilton Harrisburg near the Convention Center. More information will be provided in the following link...
My mind is completely blank right now. I am on a two-hour flight to Pennsylvania and I am still in shock that my curiosity and mind took me this far.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Yo how are you doing bro, i arrived at the airport.
What have I gotten myself into?? I still can’t believe that a stupid theory and hobby have gotten me this far. I look down at my empty paper and think about what I need to say in my part of the panel.
Freddy’s was the biggest incident that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about this incident such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spok-
BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Midway through my writing, I get a text message.
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Dude, I think you need to hear this. “New development in the suicide of a 16-year old student; Police uncover deeper meaning.” Just hit the WaPo this morning. It talks about this Tanner Albright kid, who dropped out of school and went into hiding. In a nutshell, I am on to something. Tell you more at the port :)
I remember hearing about that, barely a blip on the newsfeed compared to all that coverage about the solar eclipse. That was an interesting text. Why not tell me now. You know what, screw it, I’ll just continue writing.
I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children went missing at the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the disappearances of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. I am here to clear everything u-
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Damnit Pete!
NEW MESSAGE: PETE Just a small check in on u. I herd the plane was delayed. Tru?
Just then, the pilot made an announcement:

“Hello folks, we are having a rough time here so just sit back for a moment. Put on your seatbelts everybody!”

You serious right now??? Even in 2017 a brutha can't get a break!
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE. YOU CAN'T HIDE.
...
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK
Maybe it was just a simple prank. Let me not freak out the person next to me and piss my pants in the actual piss place.
Luckily I am right next to the bathroom.
I open the door and look in the mirror.
Yo, Isiah, chill out dude. It’s good.
I go back to my seat and go back to my music.
Oh shoot
I feel the migraine coming as the cabin rocks under the turbulence. Shit…
Pete's going to be so mad when he finds out… oh well.
Pete's waiting for me past security
“Ayyee, wassup my guy.” Pete greets me.
“Sup,” I reply.
“How long have you been waiting here, P?”
“Four hours. You hungry from that flight?”
“Yeah, let’s get something to eat.”
We walk around the airport looking for something to eat.
“Mickey Ds?”
“Hell yeah.”
We walk to the McDonald's across from us to get what I think is dinner. We wait in line to get our food. Pete orders a Big Mac and I order a normal cheeseburger with a milkshake. We sit down at the dining plaza tables and start eating.
“So how was your flight?” Pete asks.
"Bit rough," I reply.
"No shit, Isiah!" He pauses then asks, "you been taking the percs again?"
"Uhh..."
"Man, you gotta cut that shit out!"
"It's aiight… So… whatchu got?"
Pete pulls up the webpage on his iPad; it's that Washington Post article he mentioned in the text earlier, with a picture showing cops at some backwoods crime scene complete with yellow tape. The page linked to another webpage, this one being a local news site for the St. George Metropolitan Area:
Brushton Township police say that Tanner Albright, a high school student that committed suicide several weeks back, had plans to commit mass murder.
Hurricane Police Chief Clay Burke said in a news conference yesterday that detectives found further writings dated August 8 to August 20, detailing a five-step plan for a major killing spree.
An entry dated Aug. 16 said, "...this will be bigger than anything this country's ever seen, .......I've been planning this for a long time, it's going to be so much fun. They won't expect a thing. It will be a stain on American history unlike anything like it."
The entries also praised William Afton of Afton Robotics and the recently-deceased Henry Fasbach of Fazbear Entertainment, making heavy references to the series of child murders throughout the 1990s, believed to have been committed by someone impersonating a mascot at the pizzeria. An entry dated Aug. 17 said, "I'll look into those scared little bitches eyes before I kill them and watch the life pour out of their bodies like the river Nile ... have followers because I'm so awesome I know someone will follow me just like I followed William Afton's ... me and them want close to the same thing, It's going to be fun......They say oh this is horrible but they don't think like us like me Henry and William...."
Tanner's writings made heavy references to Satanism and the occult, and detectives believe the boy expected to die and then "rise again" on August 21, the day of a major solar eclipse. A memo entry dated Aug. 18 said, ".....I'm going to die doing it, I hate those people, when they interview my parents and ask how they didn't see the signs they should know it's not them it's me and it's because of how I see the world....I'll hurt and destroy something so much bigger and they'll all see....."
He had gone missing a week before his body was found nearby an abandoned bunker that he had apparently been inhabiting for the last few months of his high school attendance before dropping out.
On Thursday, the Washington County Medical Examiner ruled Tanner's death inconclusive.
Investigation into Tanner's home was rendered impossible due to a major break-in soon after the body was discovered, with the intruder stealing most if not all of Tanner's belongings and heavily vandalizing the remainder.
Police say the investigation will continue with additional interviews and review of the boy's other documents.
School counselor Harvey Dunn issued a news release Thursday afternoon, noting increased presence by law enforcement in all district buildings.
Oookay… damn. That was one messed-up kid. One look at this pasty white boy's face and I immediately think "this kid be blastin' on them fools". At least he didn't go down that route...
"And you're showing me this because..."
Pete pulls out a folder from his convention bag and shoves it to me. "Dude, it gets even weirder. This guy on Freddit, OracleIntuition, sent me these" he gestures to the contents of the folder; several photographs of a really crappy cosplay of Freddy that someone tried to make look "oh so sp00py" by wrapping red yarn all over it, dunno why.
"So it's a photo of some cosplayer, what does this have to do with-"
"Bruh, that's what I told him too. But he swears 1000% that this is the real deal, some real spooky shit. Like a real-life version of all those urban legends about the animatronics walkin' around at night? And you know the weirdest part? He says this is what Tanner meant when he said 'rise again'"
"Naw… you saying this kid turn himself into a Freddy??" I stop and think for a second.
“This is on some next level werewolf shit bro, I don’t think it’s real. It could be some really thought out fanfic.” I reply.
“Sure, whatever you say. Don’t start crying and running to me when some satanic ‘I Need Jesus’ Freddy comes for your ass.”
Yo, this is forreal on some other worldly stuff. I don’t think there is that much behind this thing, and I am a theorist who talks about dead children for god’s sake.
“Anyways, you wanna know what happened to me on the plane?” I say.
“Let me guess, the perc. I already told you-”
“No, I got this weird ass stalker level text. Sounded like someone from ISIS or some shit.” I show Pete the text message.
“How many codes have you been cracking my dude, Tanner the spirit school shooter is about to murder your ass.” Pete replies.
“This is not funny. I am hella scared right now. Why me though?”
“In all seriousness, this could be a joke or a wrong number thing. Either way it’s weird.”
“True bu-”
CAN I NOT GET INTERRUPTED FOR THE FIRST TIME.
“Hi guys, mind if I join you?” a familiar posh-accented voice says.
“Well, you could have as……. HOLY SHIT!” I scream, trying not to freak out even more.
To my surprise, it’s Dawko. The Dawko; the gamer and theorist. Is this real right now?
“Excuse my language, hello, of course you can join us.”
Pete and I give each other a glare. It’s the myth, the man, the legend, Dawko!!
“Sorry for my manners, my name is Isiah and this is Pete. I assume you are also here for the convention?”
“Oh yeah, I am. Are you part of a panel or a fan?”
“I am in the panel with my friend over here, we are under the name of ‘TheFreddleSquad’. You've probably seen our video on Freddy's, that is why we are here.”
“Ah yes I have, you are on the panel with me I think, right? I’ll check the schedule the director gave us.” Dawko looks down at his phone. “Yep.”
"So you just got here too? How was the flight?"
"Oh my God, 10 hours of torture all the way from Heathrow I swear," replies Dawko while stretching his back.
"I can't believe FazCon's been around for like 20 years, and 'cause of what? 'cause of some creepy urban legends here or there? I mean, have you seen the place? 'So come on down to mechanical bear pizza and child casino!!!'" we all get a good giggle out of that one.
We finish eating and we get all our luggage from pickup and we call an Uber.
We see our driver and he drives us to our hotel.
“Have a nice day!” Dawko shouts as he waves us off.
We wave back.
Approaching the lobby, it becomes pretty clear that we're not the only Faz-fans holed up in this joint. Already the place is full of enthusiasts and even some cosplayers. A cardboard Freddy sat down reading his tablet while some Foxy chicks (in BOTH senses of the word) hung round the pillars taking selfies. I even saw these two high as fuck guys dressed in black animal suits and I don't mean black like they used ink for the Ice Bucket challenge but like Vantablack shit.
Me and Pete get our room key from the counter and take the elevator up.
“Damn, we met Dawko.” I say.
“Yes, yes we did.” Pete replies
We get to our room and look around.
“I am glad we chose to upgrade to the two-room suite.” Pete says as he savours the moment.
I also savour it, as we examine every feature of the room, from the king-sized bed to the soft floors, everything is so perfect. While Pete flops down on the bed, I pull out my Surface Pro 4 and check the forums.
"Yo Pete check this out"
I'm on OracleIntuition's instagram account; there's a black and white selfie of a professional photographer, with images far superior to the ones Pete showed me at the airport. The caption was what piqued my interest, however:
oracleintuition Just flew into Harrisburg Intl.! Next stop, FazCon 2017!!!! 😊😄 #oracleintuition #ffp #freddy convention #fazcon
He's here?? Oh this might actually be interesting. I wonder what he has to say about the photos. But, time waits for no bruthas. We pack our gear and head off down the 20-minute walk from the Hilton to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, where the FazCon is being held. Strolling past the milling tourists and congoers, we behold the massive convention center, the capital of Freddy's Fandom for the next 4 days. We take a quick power nap because we didn't go to sleep, and it's 6:30 AM and we have to arrive in an hour.
Still, that short nap's long enough for me to have this strange dream. I'm a little boy again, barely knee height and I'm at the pizzeria during a birthday party. I try to get closer but I trip and fall, and by the time I get up, the whole place is dark and empty, like in the middle of the night. Suddenly, I hear movement and a little kid struggling as he's being pushed around by this dude in a purple uniform, squealing all the while because his mouth's been covered. They disappear behind the door and I can hear muffled struggling behind it. I walk towards the door, but there's this huge stink and some weird-ass feeling I can't place. I'm scared.
The stage lights up and there's Freddy, except… where's Bonnie and Chica??? Plus, Freddy's facing the wrong way! I have a choice… go to that door or go to Freddy. I also get this tingling pressure and somehow I know that if I take my eyes off of Freddy for even one second…
Suddenly the door bursts open, breaking my concentration. Instinctively I turn to look and… nothing. Just an empty room. Oh fuck... I want, no, need to get to that door because if I don't, it's going to get me. Doesn't matter what "it" is. I break into a run, but the pizzeria seems to stretch out as my heart hammers, but I finally make it through the door, slamming it behind me. I wait for a few moments, straining to hear if what's out there's gone. Then slowly I turn arou-
 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I get up with a start, breathing heavily. just a dream, Isiah, just a dream. Shit… I shouldn't have let them photos get to me… fuck. I turn and look at the clock. Oh, 7:05, still have time. I wake up Pete, we wash our faces, and finally leave the hotel, before hailing a taxi to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex where the FazCon takes place.
And with that, we march headlong into the convention center.

WOW.

It. Was. HUGE.
To any '90s kid who was raised on a healthy diet of Freddy's pizza and Surge, this place was practically heaven. The halls were transformed into a giant Freddy Fazbear's pizzeria/museum with practically everything that would satisfy your inner child for days on end! There were arcades of all kinds, deluxe ball pits we could play in for hours on end, vintage Freddy's memorabilia on display including signs, posters, even some old relics like animatronics that never made it to production, each carefully labeled and presented like fashion mannequins at the mall. But instead of rowdy screaming children, the place was crammed full of excited teens and adults, many of whom were having just as much fun as they would at a Dave & Buster's. Tokens clattered as attendees queued up to play the arcade games as if this was Atlantic City instead of Pennsylvania. A group of highschoolers howled and high-fived as they won a goodstuff Bonnie plush at the claw machine. Not to mention the cosplayers. It was like back at the hotel but magnified a hundred fold, and some of the outfits were so good that it was difficult to tell whether they were just here to have fun or whether they were part of the exhibit! Passing by a Foxy and a Mangle dancing to Gangnam Style while waving around a Nerf gun, we entered a room labeled "CAM 01" just in time to watch a riffed vintage episode of Fredbear and Friends! that had everyone laughing their asses off for nearly the full 20 minutes.
After having my fun, I go to rehearsal for my panel. I see multiple familiar faces from FusionZ to WHAT Stephen King?! STEPHEN KING HOLY SHIT I JUST NOTICED. What the hell is he doing here? Isn't he supposed to be writing a book about a gay guy or something? Now I wish I hadn't sold my 1st edition copy of "Under the Dome" before getting his autograph (ugh!) I am going to go speak with him, and hopefully don't make a nuisance out of myself. “Hey Mr. King, odd seeing you around these parts?” I say. “Please, call me Stephen.” he replies. I JUST GOT PERMISSION TO CALL STEPHEN KING ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS OH MY GOD. “So what panel are you on, Stephen?” I just had to rub it in. “Panel 3.”
“Really? So am I!”
“Great! I don't really tell people this but, I am a huge fan of yours, your theories helped me write my book!”
Did Stephen King just call me one of his inspirations??????
FREDDLE SCREECH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
We stand there for a while.
“Alright then, catch you later!” I say.
Stephen walks away then waves.
"EVERYONE IN PANEL 3 PLEASE APPROACH THE FRONT FOR REHEARSAL” a man says over the speaker system
Alright… it's showtime.
It’s finally time for the biggest moment of my so-called career. I see the other panelists around me, most I met during rehearsal. I settle down in my seat while Pete plops down next to me.
“You ready bro?” Pete asks me.
“Yeah, I guess.”
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE WELCOME, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST GROUP WITH OVER A MILLION SUBSCRIBERS ON YOUTUBE, THE FREDDLE SQUAD!!!"
Moment of truth time.
I get up to give my speech.
"Thank you! We are The Freddle Squad and it's so good to be back! Shout out to my boy Pete, FusionZ, Dawko, and the one and only Stephen King himself!"
I wait for the applause to die down before continuing. "Now, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria was the biggest scandal that has ever happened involving children at a locale of this nature. Big names have talked about the strange phenomena surrounding the restaurant, such as the likes of Stephen King and James Patterson, and this big tragedy has even garnered a fanbase among the paranormal investigation community. Even though it has been almost 26 years, some families are still affected by what had happened. I have spoken at length about the so-called Missing Children Incident where five children disappeared from the pizzeria back in the early 1990s, the unknown whereabouts of various night staff over the years, and the shady relationship between Fazbear Entertainment and Afton Robotics. Pete and I have been researching this for the past few years and we are now here to clear everything up."
I give Pete a soft kick which means it’s his turn.
“As my partner said, these incidents weren’t accidents. The long running partnership between Afton Robotics and Fazbear Entertainment isn’t as sweet as you think. Rumors have been going around that the company owner William Afton, presumably deceased, and his good friend, the late Fazbear Entertainment owner, Henry Fasbach, who had recently taken his own life this past Spring, had a pretty good, hidden friendship when they weren’t making headlines, almost too good of a friendship. Bonding over the experience of having lost their only daughter, they plotted on getting revenge on their own creations. In Henry’s letter before his passing, he wrote 'I was absolutely infuriated and ashamed of my actions, my daughter had died in the hands of my creations. I wanted for people to know the pain.'
Henry and William's plan was to sabotage their own beloved animatronics, to prevent any future tragedy; though both William and Henry were thought to have had shady connections to various - shall I say it - suspicious suppliers and other companies, they felt confident in their success, that is until William's apparent disappearance about a decade later. Henry himself would soon vanish from public spectacle to devote to his research, shunning everyone, including family and friends. With Henry dead, and his ex-wife and nephew not talking, we can only speculate exactly what he discovered and the rationale behind his actions."
And with that we continue into our Freddle Squad spiel, enumerating the known facts about the tangled case that lay before us and then entertaining the most common theories as to what truly went down back at Freddy's. When we finish, the moderator sets up this round table like on ABC, where we discuss and debate the motives and history of the whole sordid affair. All in all, it's really fun, and we're quite proud of ourselves, now that we're talking on par with all the bigshots of this field!
"Well that was fun!" Pete exclaims in relief once we finish signing autographs and get ready to head out.
"Man Pete, we gon' get a LOT of subs for this."
"I know, right?" He finishes packing his gear and we head off to the next few panels.
As the hours go on, Pete's beginning to act a bit wack. I mean he's cool and all but I can tell something ain't right, or at least he thinks so. Keeps looking over his shoulder as if he just stuffed several iPhones down his pants at Target. And the selfies... never knew Pete to be the selfie type…
Suddenly he taps me on the shoulder. "Hey Isiah, I gotta go for a bit, wanna put these in the back?"
"Sure man! Where you gon' be at?"
"Arcade room. You in?"
"Nah, I wanna get some quality swag, want something?"
"It's cool man."
"Meet you in 30 then?"
"Yeah! Oh and one more thing,"
Without warning he pulls me close and snaps a selfie on his phone before heading off. well that was weird… I mean, really? What's with him and selfies all the sudden?
I walk through the crowd looking for anyone else I know. Oh! The photographer snapping pics of us at the panel! Imma go talk to this brutha.
"Hey, nice camera! Did you enjoy the panel?"
"Yeah, it was really illuminating! I especially liked the part where you discussed what happened to the Toy animatronics and-"
He goes on and on about- wait hol' up. I've seen this face round these parts before.
"wait a sec… aren't you that instagram photographer OracleIntuition?"
"Yup! The one and only!"
"Ayyyyyyyyyyyyy sup!" and we greet each other like bruthas do
"Those forest pics were the BOMB on instagram! Where you take those, Yellowstone?"
"Rockies in fact, heh heh" Isaac replies with a toothy smile
"Run into any bears in the woods?"
shit… me and my big-ass mouth...
For one half of a split-fucking-second he look at me like I stepped on his Nike Air Jordans, then gives a forced giggle.
"No bears, no stairs."
"Aw man wouldn't those be nasty!"
this nigga be tweekin, man! Alright, think man, this is your chance!
"So, uh, what's your favorite animatronic?"
"Mine? Well, normally it'd be a toss-up between Bonnie and Freddy, but now I think I'm more of a Bonnie person-"
"Oh? What happened?"
He looked away for a bit then mused, almost as if to himself,
"Do you really think Henry and William got all of them?" He looks at me, and I feel like he's putting me on the spot.
"Well… " I begin. "Those two made a lot of the guys, who knows if there's one still lying in a dumpster somewhere and we don't even know about it…"
He didn't like that, but cat's out, so time to get direct.
"Why, you think Freddy's comin' for you?"
He bites his lower lip in thought before whispering,
"Utah Museum of Architecture and Robotics… you… you saw the pics, right?
he knows
"Yeah… but don't you think..."
"That it's a load of bear shit? That he's dead and that's it?"
Now he's getting in my face, eyes pleading.
"Listen bro, I don't know what the HELL that was, but what I saw, what I felt... That ain't natural. The more I look, the worse this whole Freddy stuff appears."
I nod, not really understanding what he's getting at.
"Look, I like what you do a lot, hell I've gotten many of my friends to subscribe to Freddle Squad themselves. But if there's one thing to keep in mind, it's-"
Isaac suddenly gasps and turns green before giving me this wide-eyed stare as he stammers; "I-I-gotta go. Catch you up later?" Before I can reply he speedwalks off towards the restrooms. Looking around, I can't see what could have possibl-
NO.
FUCKIN SATAN FREDDY IS HERE???
"Agh you fucking kids, I'll get even with you for this I swear to God!"
Freddy flails around picking out the stuff sticking to his fur… oh. It's just silly string. He catches me staring. "the fuck's so funny?" then he storms off as we watch in confusion.
Well…
What exactly did he want me to keep in mind?
A guy like Isaac? If anything, now I know Isaac ain't fooling around… either he got played, or…
Well he sure as hell believes it.
Whatever…
I had two options to soothe my nerves… percs or merch. Ain't that an easy choice…
 
Upstairs there's this area labeled "PRIZE CORNER" through some huge double doors, Fazbear Security lookalikes checking for badges. And for good reason.
"PRIZE CORNER" my ass.
This area is perhaps THE biggest room in the entire convention center, size of at least two NBA arenas, all covered from wall to wall with booths selling all kinds of merchandise!!!! Funko Pops, McFarlane sets, posters and wall hangings of all kinds. Still don't know why such popular companies would still endorse such a controversial brand though, better for the fans anyways! Plus, half of the room was fanart and fan crafts anyways, including art (all kinds), plushies (all kinds), and a wide variety of cosmetic and cosplay merch including OC fursuits costing at least 3 grand each.
Wait…
Is that what I think I see? LIMITED EDITION SANSHEE FREDBEAR PLUSH? HALF OFF!?! GIMME!! I push through the crowd and run towards it like a person running from a killer (off topic, what a coincidence)
15 singles later I'm hauling this brand new Sanshee Fredbear plush I've always been wanting to have to finish my collection in some gift bag over my shoulder, ready to wave it at his face once I finally catch up to him… aaaand Pete's nowhere to be seen. Well… so much for that I guess. Seriously? Dude can't have just bailed on me so soon.
I push past a gaggle of girls dressed up to look like the slutty versions of the Classic Freddy and Friends™ and find Pete talking with this security guard who clearly wasn't a Fazbear fan, occasionally pointing at his cell to show the guard something. As I'm about to call out to him, he finishes the conversation and bumps right into me. He looks very tense, which doesn't help at all.
"Dude, Pete, what's yo problem? Look, let's go somewhere more private so that we don't look like we're slinging rocks or something."
We walk over to this secluded corner and I confront him. "Dangit, boi! You've been acting all sorts of strange since our panel, taking selfies like 'that thot over there' and lookin' around acting all weird and shit. What the hell?!" Pete raises his hands in a defensive posture as I lay it on him.
"Alright Isiah, calm down, I can explain!"
Let's hear the worst.
"You know during that panel, there was this hoodie boy sitting all the way in the back, listening to his iPod or something?" I rack my brains to recall, but nobody in particular stood out to me-
wait…
"Was it some skinny Unabomber lookin' fella?"
"Yes! Yes it was!" Pete replies excitedly. "I thought he was just some weirdo at the wrong panel but then he started following us. I'd see him out of the corner of my eye but he'd always vanish like some ghost or something."
oh great, a crazed stalker. This day just keeps getting better and better...
Pete pulls out his cell phone to show me. "Here, have a look," he opens up the gallery and clicks on one particular selfie. All I see is his stupid grin, but then he zooms in on a corner, revealing the sunglasses-wearing "hoodie boy" who clearly looked sketchy as all hell. No drug dealer would be that careless to just walk around in broad daylight… right? Instantly, I'm reminded to that text I got from that creep back in the airplane.
"And that's not all… Isiah, look." He opens up a set of new text messages sent just about half an hour ago.
I see you Good talk, by the way Look before you leap You might not like what you find
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
Just then, I receive a new text of my own.
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID You can still walk away. Or don't, it's up to you.
BZZZZZZ BZZZZZZZ
NEW MESSAGE: UNKNOWN ID Remember, the Shadows have ears.
*Oh hell no. *
“Yo Pete, I just got two texts from the same guy……”
“Who, the one from the airplane?”
"Yeah."
"shit."
Someone is clearly fucking with us, shit, shit, shit
“Maybe… maybe this is some creepy mega fan?”
“THAT'S STILL BAD.” Pete cries.
“Hopefully this is just a joke and it's not that important. You know what, let's get something to eat if that makes you feel better. I heard they have a really good place that make pizzas as good as Freddy's not to far from here. We don’t have to be here again until 4:00, that means we have 5 hours to spend.”
“That seems nice.” Pete replies.
We move through the crowd to get to the entrance, guarded by security wearing faux Freddy’s security guard gear. These guards look like they have something better to do.
We go to the front of the convention center near the pickup area.
“Uber?” Pete asks
I nod in agreement. Pete goes on his phone and pays for the ride.
I should invite Dawko to come eat with us.
TO: DAWKO ME AND PETE ARE GOING TO EAT, WANNA JOIN?
I never got to send that text; when I turn around I see an out-of-breath Dawko running from a mob of fangirls.
“HIDE ME!” he pants. We see the uber driver pull up on the curve.
“Hurry, go!” I say, motioning him to get his ass in the car as we follow suit, pulling an OJ Simpson down Main street like a Ford Bronco chased by the po-lice.
“Shit, you good bro?” I ask Dawko during the ride.
“Yeah, I guess.”
I'm now grateful that I'm not as famous as him.
The ride drags along. We talk to our Uber driver and actually have a decent conversation. He looked hella sketchy, though. He looked familiar, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
“Behold, Bacco's!” I say as I get into to an introducing pose.
“Wineries?” Pete says confusingly
“NAME DOESN'T MATTER”
As we enter the building, the savoury scent of pizza fills my nose as I look around. When I look, there's this extremely cute girl, sitting by herself eating.
...
and she T H I C C
Yo brutha, you got this
“Yo dudes, one second.” I tell my party of two. Hopefully no one intervenes and I can talk to her.
“Ay, hold on there buddy-boy. You trying to get some of that, arencha?” Pete says.
It’s always the black man that can’t do anything.
“Yo, what the hell Pete. “
“It’s not my fault that you made it obvious.”
“Well it’s not my fault tha-”
WHY CAN’T I GET A BREAK. STOP INTERRUPTING ME!
“You know what, let's sit over there then.” Dawko says outta nowhere
Who invited this dude to the conversation?
Dawko talks to waiter for awhile and then we somehow get a table next to her.
I settle down in my seat while the others gather around me.
this is my chance!
Ok, to hook this girl I got to start off smooth and then work my way up.
"Whoa… is that a HERO6????"
Nice way to start a conversation, nerd. What’s next, let me guess, ‘You have some nice camera lenses.’ Dafuq were you thinking?
"Yup! Just came out too; well, it's not mine, really, my sister let me borrow it for this trip."
phew! Okay you can still save this
"Really now? Where you heading?"
"Centralia, just past Route 61."
Pete raises an eyebrow. "The ghost town?"
"Yeah! It's for my journalism class up in Penn State."
"Penn State? Where you from?"
"Oh, well, me and my sister lived in Maryland before I got accepted here."
"Sweet! Pete and I came up from Orlando." I clap him on the shoulder.
"Oh! What brings you all the way up north then?"
We give her a wide grin. "Fazcon 2017 baby!" showing our VIP badges.
“oh you mean the Freddy convention? I did see the ads, plus there's quite a few costumed guys running around the place." The lady shrugs. "Oh! where's my manners, I'm Charisma."
Cute name… DAMNIT ISIAH KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
“I'm Isiah, this is Pete. Oh yeah, you probably know him already but this is Dawko, nice to meet you.”
Dawko gives a small wave. I am about to make my move until this guy, who kinda reminds me of that one buffed up jock in a high school movie, shows up and sits right next to Charisma (she still has a cute name- ISIAH KEEP IT TOGETHER.) The guy also puts his arm around her.
Please don't tell me it's her bo-
“Oh, this is Jason, who I'm doing the project with!"
Shit, what kinda project then, chemistry? Seems a bit too close to be a “project partner”
The jock stretches his hand over to me and I shake it. “Nice to meet you.” he says.
“Nice to meet you too.” I reply.
THIS FELLOW HOMOSAPIEN IS DATING THIS EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE FEMALE HOMOSAPIEN, IT'S SO FUCKING OBVIOUS SPILL THE BEANS ALREADY DAMNIT.
Okay, I need to chill the fuck down.
“So both of you go to Centralia?” I ask
“Yeah.” Charisma replies, her “project partner” nods in agreement.
"Say, wasn't there a Chica's Party World near that area few decades back?" Dawko pipes up.
“Oh yeah, there was. You all probably already know what happened, since you are fans and stuff."
We shot the shit for a few more while finishing up that delicious gourmet pizza, but before long, Charisma and Jason have to get going. They head out in this blue hatchback that looks like it's from the 90s and barely runs. Soon, it's Dawko's turn to leave, and we wish him the best.
Ah well, now it's just the two of us and this tasty pizza. At least there's that right?
"Um… let's just… let's just go back to the hotel, I could use a hot shower, and hey, perhaps you wanna catch up some sleep and oh maybe cuddle Mr. Fredbear?"
Two for flinching, Pete.
We cross the road and head down Strawberry street to ditch our merch back at our room. We pass by those two vantablack cosplayers again in front of the parking lot-
wait hol up
WHAT
Pete stopped dead cold, no doubt just as spooked as I was. Two lots down, there he was.
CREEPY

ASS

HOODIE BOY.

...
Fuck.
Everything 'bout this guy screams "ghetto neighborhood pusher" and part of me wonders what he got in the waistband of those jeans. Black Air Max sneakers, gray hoodie and red baseball cap leaning on a pillar facing away from us while he's smoking a cig. I see something in the garage mirror-
Double fuck.
Them vantablack niggas are closing in.
"That's the guy from the-"
"I know! Keep movin, we're almost there."
Plan's to make it to the elevator then swipe the keycard before we haul ass upstairs after locking him and his ninja thugs outside. Please Jesus I hope this works…

Hoodie boy's whistling now, great. Maybe he didn't see us?
Shit this is bad. I hope he's just-
… where'd he go???
"Hey homie, you got a light?"
where did-
OH GOD
HE'S FUCKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF US
FUCK
This is so fucking bad, man.
I'm about to get mugged by the Unabomber, this rail-thin dude in aviator glasses and a pedo mustache.
I feel cold, like freezer cold…
Heavy breathing…
We're boxed in by his ninja black shadow goons.
fuck, fuck, fuck. We are dead.
"Umm, sorry no, we don't smoke..."
The door is right fucking there… do we run???
“No speak english, mi amigo.” Pete says
Fucking classic Pete. A look at him, he already knows what I am thinking. LET’S NASCAR THIS BIH.
Me and Pete both run from the Vantablacks (I might just call them that now, seems like a good band name) towards the glass enclosure, hoping that we get away in time. One of them, maybe the lead-singer, extends their arms and grabs me. We on some Bendy and the Ink Machine type-shit now WHAT THE FUCK. The other I swear to Lord Almighty fuckin FLASH STEPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF PETE before grabbing him and spinning him round against the glass with a loud THUD. I grab my backpack quick and find my bible.
Momma I'm sorry for throwing this but I need to live.
“LET THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPEL YOU!” I scream as I through the very expensive bible at the lead-singer of the Vantablacks-no. Not at… through. THIS IS SOME FORREAL DEVIL SHIT. WTF. He just looks down then back before he football tackles me against the glass like Pete. There's something yellow on the gro- oh. Fredbear fell out… hoodie boy gon' rob me of my phone, my wallet, AND Mr. Fredbear. fuuck.
Hoodie boy just leans on one of the pylons and watches us squirm with this shit eating grin as if he 'bout to bust us for possession while he walks over and picks up the Good Book before dusting it off. Lazily he flicks through the pages before he talks reeal low; "If there is a God, He will have to beg for my forgiveness" then he slams the bible shut with an echoing clap.
The Vantablacks are… well I don't know what the fuck but the one holding up Pete looked like Toy Bonnie,... 'cept he's no longer a toy, more like a life-sized Annabelle, but ALLL black. It's like he's just a black space cut out from all reality except for those eyes and those… teeth. That means the other guy's… like Freddy but with one ear missing...
"You two," hoodie boy points at each of us individually, "I am impressed."
THIS IS IT. OH FUCKING HELL, AT LEAST LET ME CALL MY FAMILY AND TELL THEM I LOVE EM.
"You had some really good theories back there. Well, many of them were off, some completely wrong, but for the rest? Close for the most part."
I give a nervous laugh.
“Any suggestions?”
"Two guys, each with a fascination for Fazbear's. Pete… well… doesn't matter why. As for you, Isiah…" Black Freddy turns me around to face hoodie boy. "You wanted to understand something, something that has been nagging at the back of your mind for years." Now his green eyes are inches away from my face. "You were there, weren't you? When it happened. When he took that kid."
Pete looks at me absolutely confused. I never told anyone about that.
"Fascination… obsession… all qualities of a competent journalist, but taken too far, well… you hold onto that and it will tear you apart bit… by bit… by bit…"
"The fuck are you talking about??? What do you want?!" Pete exclaims.
"Always slick on the mouth I see." He then turns to look at me once more.
"You're treading into deep waters, friend. I've seen the end of this road and believe me, it will not be pleasant."
Stepping back, hoodie boy snaps his fingers and before I know it, Vantablack Freddy and Bonnie are back right behind him. Freddy has MY Fredbear plush and is holding it like he holdin' a baby while Bonnie just stares like a damn statue.
"You can still quit while you're ahead, guys. Let the world believe those lies and half-truths about what happened."
He then shrugs. "Or, continue down that rabbit hole… who knows? Maybe you'll be the lucky ones. Nobody ever listens to me anyway."
"then why are you-"
"I'm just here to give you a warning, Freddles. A warning and a choice. Go back to your ordinary lives as YouTube celebrities, accepting the popular opinion, or continue at your own risk. What was that, ah… live or die. Make your choice."
We look at each other for just a moment, and by the time we look back, he's gone. Just GONE. Like he pulled some Criss Angel bullshit.
Best we do the same.
Running into the elevators, we rush into our suite and double lock all the chains and latch, then start making our way to the windows. I walk toward the bed and freeze.
Mr. Fredbear is sitting dead center, staring at me shiftily with his black eyes and stupid purple clothes.
Right on top of momma's ol' family bible.
So much for sleeping tonight…
 

TO BE CONTINUED...

 
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2017.08.15 16:43 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? ECLIPSE EDITION! August 15th - 21st

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB
 
ON STAGE
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
GALLERY
 
 
SPORTS
 
 
LIVE MUSIC
 
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
 
MOVIE GUIDE
ANNABELLE: CREATION - A group of orphaned girls are taken in by a doll maker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto), who are still grieving the death of their daughter. However, they are soon terrorized by a haunted doll that's lurking within the couple's house.
*ATTACK THE BLOCK * - A scrappy, endearing group of teenagers put up a fight against the shiny-eyed aliens invading their South London neighborhood in this brilliant 2011 sci-fi action-comedy, the first leading role for Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega.
THE BIG SICK - A Pakistani-American standup comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) falls for an American woman (Zoe Kazan), despite the fact that his family wants him to consent to an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture.
THE DARK TOWER - In this adaptation of Stephen King's series of novels, a gunslinger (Idris Elba) and a mysterious villain known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) search for a magical tower.
DETROIT - Director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and screenwriter Mark Boal reteam for this docudrama about the Detroit race riots of July 1967, which engulfed the city for five days after the public were outraged by the brutality of a police raid on an unlicensed bar. The film eventually zeros in on one particular incident at the Algiers Motel, where a group of black men and white women were terrorized (and some killed) by police officers.
DUNKIRK - Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.
THE EMOJI MOVIE - This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that's inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest across various apps to be like everyone else.
GIRLS TRIP - When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish— travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered.
THE GLASS CASTLE - A young woman (Brie Larson) reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents (Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts), which sometimes resulted in the family living in poverty. Now married to a man who works in finance (Max Greenfield) in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values. Based on the memoir of the same name by Jeannette Walls.
THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD - A bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) must protect a hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) who's about to testify against a dictator (Gary Oldman).
KIDNAP - When her six-year-old son (Sage Correa) is abducted from a carnival by a stranger, a desperate mother (Halle Berry) decides to take matters into her own hands rather than wait for law enforcement to help her. Her relentless pursuit eventually leads her to uncover a larger kidnapping ring.
LADY MACBETH - Florence Pugh delivers one of the year's breakthrough performances in Lady Macbeth, a nasty and utterly riveting story about privilege and the patriarchy. Set in 1865, the film studies Lady Katherine (Pugh), a young woman confined to her husband's estate. When her husband is absent, Lady Katherine tests the estate's rules. As Time Out’s Cath Clark puts it, Lady Macbeth “plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of bonnet dramas."
THE LITTLE HOURS - This fun, irreverent sex comedy revolves around three medieval nuns (Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Miccuci) who have long grown sick of monastic life. One day, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) introduces a handsome hired hand, Massetto (Dave Franco), to their lives. To stave off their advances, Massetto pretends to be deaf, but it's not long before he's struggling to keep the act going.
LOGAN LUCKY - Two down-on-their-luck brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver), fed up by their dismal economic prospects, plot an elaborate heist at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. When their plan calls for an explosives expert, they attempt to recruit an eccentric convict named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) -- but securing his help will require breaking him out of prison.
THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE -The evil mayor of Oakton has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING - A young Peter ParkeSpider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS - A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES - A colonel leads his troops in a deadly battle against Caesar and his army of intelligent apes.
WONDER WOMAN - An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace.
 
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2017.06.22 06:45 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2014 (out of the 9,261 films released worldwide that year.)

G
  1. A Magic Christmas (Director: R. Michael Givens)
  2. Agent F.O.X. (Director: Ge Shuiying)
  3. Dognapped (Director: Berenika Maciejewicz)
  4. Frozen In Time (Director: Alex Leung)
  5. Maya The Bee Movie (Director: Alexs Stadermann)
  6. Rio II (Director: Carlos Saldanha)
  7. Space Dogs: Adventures To The Moon (Directors: Inna Evlannikova, Aleksander Khramtsov, Vadim Sotskov + Mike Disa)
  8. The Boxcar Children (Director: Daniel Chuba, Mark A.Z. Dippé + Kyungho Jo)
  9. The Hero Of Color City (Director: Frank Gladstone)
PG
  1. 16 Stones (Director: Brian Brough)
  2. A Belle For Christmas (Director: Jason Dallas)
  3. A Fine Step (Director: Jonathan Meyers)
  4. A Little Game (Director: Evan Oppenheimer)
  5. A Long Way Off (Directors: Michael Davis + John Errington)
  6. A Matter Of Faith (Director: Rich Christiano)
  7. Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (Director: John Robert Moore)
  8. Against The Sun (Director: Brian Falk)
  9. Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Director: Miguel Aerteta)
  10. An Evergreen Christmas (Director: Jeremy Culver)
  11. Annie (Director: Will Gluck)
  12. Antboy: Revenge Of The Red Fury (Director: Ask Hasselbalch)
  13. Ava & Lala (Director: undisclosed)
  14. Axel: The Biggest Little Hero (Director: Leo Lee)
  15. Beyond Beyond (Director: Esben Toft Jacobsen)
  16. Big Hero 6 (Directors: Don Hall + Chris Williams)
  17. Black Coffee (Director: Mark Harris)
  18. Bucky And The Squirrels (Director: Allan Katz)
  19. Cantiflas (Director: Sebastian del Amo)
  20. Christian Mingle (Director: Corbin Bernsen)
  21. Dakota’s Summer (Director: Timothy Armstrong)
  22. Dolphin’s Tale II (Director: Charles Martin Smith)
  23. Dude, Where’s My Dog?! (Director: Stephen Langford)
  24. Dwegons And Leprechauns (Director: Tom Walsh)
  25. Earth To Echo (Director: Dave Green)
  26. East Side Sushi (Director: Anthony Lucero)
  27. Falcon Song (Director: Jason Corgan Brown)
  28. Get Santa (Director: Christopher Smith)
  29. God’s Not Dead (Director: Harold Cronk)
  30. Heaven Is For Real (Director: Randall Wallace)
  31. Henry & Me (Director: Barrett Esposito)
  32. Highway To Dhampus (Director: Rick McFarland)
  33. How To Train Your Dragon II (Director: Dean DeBlois)
  34. Inspired Guns (Director: Adam White)
  35. Into The Woods (Director: Rob Marshall)
  36. Lucky Dog (Director: Michael Feifer)
  37. Maleficent (Director: Robert Stromberg)
  38. Million Dollar Arm (Director: Craig Gillespie)
  39. Missing William (Director: Kenn MacRae)
  40. Moms’ Night Out (Directors: Andrew Erwin + Jon Erwin)
  41. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Director: Rob Minkoff)
  42. Mule-Tide Christmas (Director: Gorka Vázquez)
  43. Mummy, I’m A Zombie (Directors: Beñat Beitia, Ricardo Ramón + MJ Lallo)
  44. Mune: Guardian Of The Moon (Directors: Alexandre Heboyan + Benoît Philippon)
  45. Muppets Most Wanted (Director: James Bobin)
  46. My Dog The Space Traveler (Director: Robin Christian)
  47. Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (Director: Shawn Levy)
  48. Paddington (Director: Paul King)
  49. Penguins Of Madagascar (Directors: Eric Darnell + Simon J. Smith)
  50. Planes: Fire & Rescue (Director: Roberts Gannaway)
  51. Pudsey The Dog: The Movie (Director: Nick Moore)
  52. Ribbit (Director: Chuck Powers)
  53. Road To The Open (Director: Cole Claassen)
  54. Saving Christmas (Director: Darren Doane)
  55. Small Town Santa (Director: Joel Paul Reisig)
  56. Song Of The Sea (Director: Tomm Moore)
  57. The Adventures Of RoboRex (Director: Stephen Shimek)
  58. The Better Angels (Director: A.J. Edwards)
  59. The Book Of Life (Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez)
  60. The Boxtrolls (Director: Graham Annable + Anthony Stacchi)
  61. The Dog Who Saved Easter (Director: Sean Olson)
  62. The Hundred-Foot Journey (Director: Lasse Hallström)
  63. The Identical (Director: Dustin Marcellino)
  64. The Incredible Adventure of Jojo (And His Annoying Little Sister Avila) (Director: Brian Schmidt)
  65. The Journey Home (Directors: Roger Spottiswoode + Brandon Quilici)
  66. The Last Straw (Director: Rob Diamond)
  67. The Legend Of Longwood (Director: Lisa Mulcahy)
  68. The Lego Movie (Directors: Phil Lord + Christopher Miller)
  69. The Letters (Director: William Riead)
  70. The Nut Job (Director: Peter Lepeniotis)
  71. The One I Wrote For You (Director: Andrew Lauer)
  72. The Perfect Wave (Director: Bruce Macdonald)
  73. The Princess And The Magic Mirror (Director: Ernesto Padrón)
  74. The Prophet (Directors: Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar + Michal Socha)
  75. The Seventh Dwarf (Director: Boris Aljinovic + Harald Siepermann)
  76. When Marnie Was There (Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
  77. When The Game Stands Tall (Director: Thomas Carter)
  78. Wings: Sky Force Heroes (Directors: Tony Tang + Mychal Simka)
  79. Yellowbird (Director: Christian De Vita)
PG-13
  1. 23 Blast (Director: Dylan Baker)
  2. 3 Days To Kill (Director: McG)
  3. 3 Hearts (Director: Benoît Jacquot)
  4. 4 Minute Mile (Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud)
  5. 5 Flights Up (Director: Richard Loncraine)
  6. 50 To 1 (Director: Jim Wilson)
  7. 8 Days (Director: Jaco Booyens)
  8. A Brilliant Young Mind (Director: Morgan Matthews)
  9. A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (Director: Tristram Shapeero)
  10. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Director: Roy Andersson)
  11. Alongside Night (Director: J. Neil Schulman)
  12. And So It Goes (Director: Rob Reiner)
  13. Angels In Stardust (Director: William Robert Carey)
  14. Appleseed Alpha (Director: Shinji Aramaki)
  15. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (Director: James Manera)
  16. Authors Anonymous (Director: Ellie Kanner)
  17. Barefoot (Director: Andrew Fleming)
  18. Beauty And The Beast (Director: Christophe Gans)
  19. Before We Go (Director: Chris Evans)
  20. Believe Me (Director: Will Bakke)
  21. Beyond The Lights (Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood)
  22. Big Eyes (Director: Tim Burton)
  23. Big Game (Director: Jalmari Helander)
  24. Big Stone Gap (Director: Adriana Trigiani)
  25. Black Or White (Director: Mike Binder)
  26. Blended (Director: Frank Coraci)
  27. Brick Mansions (Director: Camille Delamarre)
  28. Bullseye (Director: Alex Prister)
  29. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Directors: Anthony Russo + Joe Russo)
  30. Cesar Chavez (Director: Diego Luna)
  31. Coming Home (Director: Yimou Zhang)
  32. Counterclock (Director: Dylan Hoang)
  33. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Director: Matt Reeves)
  34. Desert Dancer (Director: Richard Raymond)
  35. Destiny (Director: Jeremy Whittaker)
  36. Divergent (Director: Neil Burger)
  37. Doc Holliday’s Revenge (Director: David DeCoteau)
  38. Dracula Untold (Director: Gary Shore)
  39. Draft Day (Director: Ivan Reitman)
  40. Dumb And Dumber To (Directors: Bobby Farrelly + Peter Farrelly)
  41. Edge Of Tomorrow (Director: Doug Liman)
  42. Effie Gray (Director: Richard Laxton)
  43. Elsa & Fred (Director: Michael Radford)
  44. Flight 7500 (Director: Takashi Shimizu)
  45. Frontera (Director: Michael Berry)
  46. Garm Wars: The Last Druid (Director: Mamoru Oshii)
  47. Get On Up (Director: Tate Taylor)
  48. Godzilla (Director: Gareth Edwards)
  49. Guardians Of The Galaxy (Director: James Gunn)
  50. Hercules (Director: Brett Ratner)
  51. I, Frankenstein (Director: Stuart Beattie)
  52. If I Stay (Director: R.J. Cutler)
  53. Innocence (Director: Hilary Brougher)
  54. Interstellar (Director: Christopher Nolan)
  55. Into The Storm (Director: Steven Quale)
  56. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Director: Kenneth Branagh)
  57. Jackie & Ryan (Director: Ami Canaan Mann)
  58. Jessabelle (Director: Kevin Greutert)
  59. Jimmy’s Hall (Director: Ken Loach)
  60. Jinn (Director: Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad)
  61. Left Behind (Director: Vic Armstrong)
  62. Light From The Darkroom (Director: Lance McDaniel)
  63. Like A Country Song (Director: Johnny Remo)
  64. Love & Mercy (Director: Bill Pohlad)
  65. Magic In The Moonlight (Director: Woody Allen)
  66. Manglehorn (Director: David Gordon Green)
  67. Miss Julie (Director: Liv Ullmann)
  68. Murder101 (Directors: Michael Phillip Edwards + Sheldon Robins)
  69. My Old Lady (Director: Israel Horovitz)
  70. Need For Speed (Director: Scott Waugh)
  71. No Good Deed (Director: Sam Miller)
  72. Noah (Director: Darren Aronofsky)
  73. Noble (Director: Stephen Bradley)
  74. Non-Stop (Director: Jaume Collet-Serra)
  75. Northern Soul (Director: Elaine Constantine)
  76. Of Mind And Music (Director: Richie Adams)
  77. Old Fashioned (Director: Rik Swartzwelder)
  78. Ouija (Director: Stiles White)
  79. Pawn Sacrifice (Director: Edward Zwick)
  80. Persecuted (Director: Daniel Lusko)
  81. Persistence Of Memory (Director Candace Amiguet)
  82. Phoenix (Director: Christian Petzold)
  83. Pompeii (Director: Paul W.S. Anderson)
  84. Queen Of The Mountains (Director: Sadyk Sher-Niyaz)
  85. Ragamuffin (Director: David Leo Shultz)
  86. Reach Me (Director: John Herzfeld)
  87. Red Sky (Director: Mario Van Peebles)
  88. Ride Along (Director: Tim Story)
  89. RoboCop (Director: José Padilha)
  90. Robot Overlords (Director: Jon Wright)
  91. Rumors Of Wars (Director: Paul Tomborello)
  92. SBK The Movie (Director: Aaron Re)
  93. Saints And Soldiers: The Void (Director: Ryan Little)
  94. Selma (Director: Ava DuVernay)
  95. Seventh Son (Director: Sergei Bodrov)
  96. Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage (Director: Shahin Sean Solimon)
  97. Son Of God (Director: Christopher Spencer)
  98. Song One (Director: Kate Barker-Froyland)
  99. St. Vincent (Director: Theodore Melfi)
  100. Step Up: All In (Director: Trish Sie)
  101. Still Alice (Directors: Richard Glatzer + Wash Westmoreland)
  102. Stonehearst Asylum (Director: Brad Anderson)
  103. Streets Of Hope (Director: Jennifer Tadlock)
  104. Surrender (Director: Danny Rogers)
  105. Taken III (Director: Olivier Megaton)
  106. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Director: Jonathan Liebesman)
  107. Testament Of Youth (Director: James Kent)
  108. The Amazing Spider-Man II (Director: Marc Webb)
  109. The Best Of Me (Director: Michael Hoffman)
  110. The Cobbler (Director: Tom McCarthy)
  111. The Devil’s Hand (Director: Christian E. Christiansen)
  112. The Expendables III (Director: Patrick Hughes)
  113. The Fault In Our Stars (Director: Josh Boone)
  114. The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter (Directors: Manny Rodriguez + Jay Lavender)
  115. The Good Lie (Director: Philippe Falardeau)
  116. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (Director: Peter Jackson)
  117. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Pt. 1) (Director: Francis Lawrence)
  118. The Imitation Game (Director: Morten Tyldum)
  119. The Last Five Years (Director: Richard LaGravenese)
  120. The Legend Of Hercules (Director: Renny Harlin)
  121. The Longest Week (Director: Peter Glanz)
  122. The Maze Runner (Director: Wes Ball)
  123. The Monuments Men (Director: George Clooney)
  124. The Other Woman (Director: Nick Cassavetes)
  125. The Quiet Ones (Director: John Pogues)
  126. The Remaining (Director: Casey La Scala)
  127. The Signal (Director: William Eubank)
  128. The Single Moms Club (Director: Tyler Perry)
  129. The Sisterhood Of Night (Director: Caryn Waechter)
  130. The Song (Director: Richard Ramsey)
  131. The Theory Of Everything (Director: James Marsh)
  132. The Two Faces Of January (Director: Hossein Amini)
  133. The Woman In Black II: Angel Of Death (Director: Tom Harper)
  134. Think Like A Man Too (Director: Tim Story)
  135. Til Death Do Us Part (Director: Marcus J. Mosely)
  136. Timbuktu (Director: Abderrahmane Sissako)
  137. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (Director: Jo Kastner)
  138. Transcendence (Director: Wally Pfister)
  139. Transformers: Age Of Extinction (Director: Michael Bay)
  140. Two Days, One Night (Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne + Luc Dardenne)
  141. Unbroken (Director: Angelina Jolie)
  142. Vampire Academy (Director: Mark Waters)
  143. Veronica Mars (Director: Rob Thomas)
  144. Wayward: The Prodigal Son (Director: Rob Diamond)
  145. What We Did On Our Holiday (Directors: Andy Hamilton + Guy Jenkin)
  146. Where Hope Grows (Director: Chris Dowling)
  147. Winter’s Tale (Director: Akiva Goldsman)
  148. X-Men: Days Of Future Past (Director: Bryan Singer)
R
  1. $50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story (Director: Seth Grossman)
  2. ’71 (Director: Yann Demange)
  3. 10.000 Km (Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet)
  4. 108 Stitches (Director: David Rountree)
  5. 13 Sins (Director: Daniel Stamm)
  6. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Director: Stanley Yung)
  7. 22 Jump Street (Director: Phil Lord + Christopher Miller)
  8. 3 Nights In The Desert (Director: Gabriel Cowan)
  9. 300: Rise Of An Empire (Director: Noam Murro)
  10. 5 To 7 (Director: Victor Levin)
  11. 99 Homes (Director: Ramin Bahrani)
  12. A Fighting Man (Director: Damian Lee)
  13. A Free Bird (Director: Gregg Russell)
  14. A Good Marriage (Director: Peter Askin)
  15. A Haunted House II (Director: Michael Tiddes)
  16. A Little Chaos (Director: Alan Rickman)
  17. A Long Way Down (Director: Pascal Chaumeil)
  18. A Million Ways To Die In The West (Director: Seth MacFarlane)
  19. A Most Violent Year (Director: J.C. Chandor)
  20. A Most Wanted Man (Director: Anton Corbijn)
  21. A Short History Of Decay (Director: Michael Maren)
  22. A Walk Among The Tombstones (Director: Scott Frank)
  23. About Alex (Director: Jesse Zwick)
  24. About Last Night (Director: Steve Pink)
  25. Addicted (Director: Bille Woodruff)
  26. Adult Beginners (Director: Ross Katz)
  27. After (Director: Pieter Gaspersz)
  28. After The Fall (Director: Saar Klein)
  29. Alex Of Venice (Director: Chris Messina)
  30. Aloft (Director: Claudio Llosa)
  31. Altergeist (Director: Tedi Sarafian)
  32. Amapola (Director: Eugenio Zanetti)
  33. American Heist (Director: Sarik Andreasyan)
  34. American Sniper (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  35. An American In Hollywood (Director: Sai Varadan)
  36. Annabelle (Director: John R. Leonetti)
  37. Ardor (Director: Pablo Fendrik)
  38. As Above, So Below (Director: John Erick Dowdle)
  39. As Night Comes (Director: Richard Zelniker)
  40. Asylum (Director: Todor Chapkanov)
  41. Automata (Director: Gabe Ibáñez)
  42. Back In The Day (Director: Michael Rosenbaum)
  43. Backcountry (Director: Adam MacDonald)
  44. Backtrack (Nazi Vengeance) (Director: Tom Sands)
  45. Balls Out (Director: Andrew Disney)
  46. Before I Go To Sleep (Director: Rowan Joffe)
  47. Behaving Badly (Director: Tim Garrick)
  48. Behind The Door (Director: Kevin Hicks)
  49. Beyond The Reach (Director: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti)
  50. Big Muddy (Director: Jefferson Moneo)
  51. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  52. Black Sea (Director: Kevin Macdonald)
  53. Blackbird (Director: Patrik-Ian Polk)
  54. Blood First (Director: Najaa Young)
  55. Born Of War (Director: Vicky Jewson)
  56. Boulevard (Director: Dito Montiel)
  57. Boyhood (Director: Richard Linklater)
  58. Boys Of Abu Ghraib (Director: Luke Moran)
  59. Break Point (Director: Jay Karas)
  60. Burying The Ex (Director: Joe Dante)
  61. By The Gun (Director: James Mottern)
  62. Cake (Director: Daniel Barnz)
  63. California Scheming (Director: Marco Weber)
  64. Calvary (Director: John Michael McDonagh)
  65. Camp X-Ray (Director: Peter Sattler)
  66. Cat Run II (Director: John Stockwell)
  67. Chef (Director: Jon Favreau)
  68. Chemical Peel (Director: Hank Braxtan)
  69. Chrysalis (Director: John Klein)
  70. Clouds Of Sils Maria (Director: Olivier Assayas)
  71. Clown (Director: Jon Watts)
  72. Cold In July (Director: Jim Mickle)
  73. Come Back To Me (Director: Paul Leyden)
  74. Comet (Director: Sam Esmail)
  75. Cooties (Directors: Jonathan Milott + Cary Murnion)
  76. Counterpunch (Director: Kenneth Castillo)
  77. Covert Operation (Director: Mathieu Weschler)
  78. Creep (Director: Patrick Brice)
  79. Cry Now (Director: Alberto Barboza)
  80. Cuban Fury (Director: James Griffiths)
  81. Cut Bank (Director: Matt Shakman)
  82. Cut Snake (Director: Tony Ayres)
  83. Cymbeline (Director: Michael Almereyda)
  84. Dark House (Director: Victor Salva)
  85. Darker Than Night (Director: Henry Bedwell)
  86. Date And Switch (Director: Chris Nelson)
  87. Dead Snow II: Red vs. Dead (Director: Tommy Wirkola)
  88. Dear White People (Director: Justin Simien)
  89. Death Do Us Part (Director: Nicholas Humphries)
  90. Decline Of An Empire (Director: Michael Redwood)
  91. Deliver Us From Evil (Director: Scott Derrickson)
  92. Devil’s Due (Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin + Tyler Gillett)
  93. Disciples (Director: Joe Hollow)
  94. Dying Of The Light (Director: Paul Schrader)
  95. Eden (Director: Shyam Madiraju)
  96. Eden (Director: Mia Hansen-Løve)
  97. Electric Slide (Director: Tristan Patterson)
  98. Endless Love (Director: Shana Feste)
  99. Escobar: Paradise Lost (Director: Andrea Di Stefao)
  100. Everly (Director: Joe Lynch)
  101. Every Little Thing (Director: Amy Berg)
  102. Ex Machina (Director: Alex Garland)
  103. Exanimate (Director: Gavin Presto)
  104. Exists (Director: Eduardo Sánchez)
  105. Exodus: Gods And Kings (Director: Ridley Scott)
  106. Expelled (Director: Alex Goyette)
  107. Falcon Rising (Director: Ernie Barbarash)
  108. Fear Clinic (Director: Robert Hall)
  109. Fishing Without Nets (Director: Cutter Hodierne)
  110. Force Majeure (Director: Ruben Östlund)
  111. Fort Tilden (Directors: Sarah-Violet Bliss + Charles Rogers)
  112. Foxcatcher (Director: Bennett Miller)
  113. Frank (Director: Lenny Abrahamson)
  114. Free Fall (Director: Malek Akkad)
  115. Freedom (Director: Peter Cousens)
  116. Freezer (Director: Mikael Salomon)
  117. Friended To Death (Director: Sarah Smick)
  118. Fury (Director: David Ayer)
  119. Félix & Meira (Director: Maxime Giroux)
  120. Gemma Bovery (Director: Anne Fontaine)
  121. Gloria (Director: Christian Keller)
  122. God’s Pocket (Director: John Slattery)
  123. Gone Girl (Director: David Fincher)
  124. Good Kill (Director: Andrew Niccol)
  125. Good People (Director: Henrik Ruben Genz)
  126. Goodnight, Mommy (Directors: Severin Fiala + Veronika Franz)
  127. Grace: The Possession (Director: Jeff Chan)
  128. Guardian Angel (Director: Vahik Pirhamzei)
  129. Gunshot Straight (Director: Justin Steele)
  130. Happy Christmas (Director: Joe Swanberg)
  131. Haunt (Director: Mac Carter)
  132. Haunting Of Cellblock 11 (Director: Andrew P. Jones)
  133. Healing (Director: Craig Monahan)
  134. Heaven Knows What (Directors: Ben Safdie + Joshua Safdie)
  135. Hector And The Search For Happiness (Director: Peter Chelsom)
  136. Helen Alone (Director: Henrik Bech Poulsen)
  137. Hellion (Director: Kat Chandler)
  138. Hollows Grove (Director: Craig Efros)
  139. Honeymoon (Director: Leigh Janiak)
  140. Horrible Bosses II (Director: Sean Anders)
  141. House At The End Of The Drive (Director: David Worth)
  142. I Origins (Director: Mike Cahill)
  143. Iceman (Director: Wing-Cheong Law)
  144. In Order Of Disappearance (Director: Hans Petter Moland)
  145. In The Blood (Director: John Stockwell)
  146. In The Courtyard (Director: Pierre Salvadori)
  147. In The Name Of My Daughter (Director: André Téchiné)
  148. In The Name Of The King: The Last Job (Director: Uwe Boll)
  149. Indigenous (Director: Alastair Orr)
  150. Infinitely Polar Bear (Director: Maya Forbes)
  151. Inherent Vice (Director: Paul Thomas Anderson)
  152. It Follows (Director: David Robert Mitchell)
  153. Jarhead II: Field Of Fire (Director: Don Michael Paul)
  154. Jersey Boys (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  155. Jersey Shore Massacre (Director: Paul Tarnopol)
  156. John Doe: Vigilante (Director: Kelly Dolen)
  157. John Wick (Director: Chad Stahelski + David Leitch)
  158. Julia (Director: Matthew A. Brown)
  159. Just Before I Go (Director: Courtney Cox)
  160. Kelly & Cal (Director: Jen McGowan)
  161. Kill Me Three Times (Director: Kriv Stenders)
  162. Kill The Messenger (Director: Michael Cuesta)
  163. Kilo Two Bravo (Director: Paul Katis)
  164. Kingsman: The Secret Service (Director: Matthew Vaughn)
  165. Kite (Director: Ralph Ziman)
  166. Kony Montana (Director: Patryk Depa)
  167. Labyrinth Of Lies (Director: Giulio Ricciarelli)
  168. Laggies (Director: Lynn Shelton)
  169. Land Ho! (Directors: Aaron Katz + Martha Stephens)
  170. Lap Dance (Director: Greg Carter)
  171. Last Shift (Director: Anthony DiBlasi)
  172. Learning To Drive (Director: Isabel Coixet)
  173. Leprechaun: Origins (Director: Zach Lipovsky)
  174. Let’s Be Cops (Director: Luke Greenfield)
  175. Leviathan (Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  176. Life After Beth (Director: Jeff Baena)
  177. Life Partners (Director: Susanna Fogel)
  178. Like Sunday, Like Rain (Director: Frank Whaley)
  179. Locker 13 (Directors: Bruce Dellis, Jason Marsden, Matthew Mebane, Adam Montierth + Donovan Montierth)
  180. Lords Of London (Director: Antonio Simoncini)
  181. Lost River (Director: Ryan Gosling)
  182. Love Is Strange (Director: Ira Sachs)
  183. Love, Rosie (Director: Christian Ditter)
  184. Low Down (Director: Jeff Preiss)
  185. Lucy (Director: Luc Besson)
  186. Lullaby (Director: Andrew Levitas)
  187. Madame Bovery (Director: Sophie Barthes)
  188. Making The Rules (Director: Jimbo Lee)
  189. Mall (Director: Joseph Hahn)
  190. Maps To The Stars (Director: David Cronenberg)
  191. Match (Director: Stephen Belber)
  192. Matthew 18 (Director: Roy Belfrey)
  193. Mea Culpa (Director: Fred Cavayé)
  194. Men, Women & Children (Director: Jason Reitman)
  195. Mercy (Director: Peter Cornwell)
  196. Mommy (Director: Xavier Dolan)
  197. Monsters: Dark Continent (Director: Tom Green)
  198. Mr. Turner (Director: Mike Leigh)
  199. Muffin Top: A Love Story (Director: Cathryn Michon)
  200. My Man Is A Loser (Director: Mike Young)
  201. Neighbors (Director: Nicholas Stoller)
  202. NightLights (Director: David Midell)
  203. Nightcrawler (Director: Dan Gilroy)
  204. Northmen - A Viking Saga (Director: Claudio Fäh)
  205. Obvious Child (Director: Gillian Robespierre)
  206. Operation Rogue (Director: Brian Clyde)
  207. Out Of The Dark (Director: Lluís Quílez)
  208. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Director: Christopher Landon)
  209. Parts Per Billion (Director: Brian Horiuchi)
  210. Phantom Halo (Director: Antonia Bogdanovich)
  211. Plastic (Director: Julian Gilbey)
  212. Playing It Cool (Director: Justin Reardon)
  213. Predestination (Directors: Michael Spierig + Peter Spierig)
  214. Premature (Director: Dan Beer)
  215. Pride (Director: Matthew Warchus)
  216. Private Number (Director: LazRael Lison)
  217. Puncture Wounds (Director: Giorgio Serafini + James Coyne)
  218. Reasonable Doubt (Director: Peter Howitt)
  219. [rec.] 4: Apocalypse (Director: Jaume Balagueró)
  220. Reclaim (Director: Alan White)
  221. Revenge Of The Green Dragons (Directors: Wai-Keung Lau + Andrew Loo)
  222. Ride (Director: Helen Hunt)
  223. Rio, I Love You (Directors: Vicente Amorim, Guillermo Arriaga, Stephan Elliott, Sang-soo Im, Nadine Labaki, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Carlos Saldanha, Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro, Andrucha Waddington + César Charlone)
  224. Road To Paloma (Director: Jason Momoa)
  225. Rob The Mob (Director: Raymond De Felitta)
  226. Rosewater (Director: Jon Stewart)
  227. Rudderless (Director: William H. Macy)
  228. Runoff (Director: Kimberly Levin)
  229. SEAL Patrol (Director: Nicholas Aaron Mezzanatto)
  230. Sabotage (Director: David Ayer)
  231. Saint Laurent (Director: Bertrand Bonello)
  232. Samba (Directors: Olivier Nakache + Eric Toledano)
  233. School Dance (Director: Nick Cannon)
  234. Search Party (Director: Scot Armstrong)
  235. Sector 4: Extraction (Director: Olivier Gruner)
  236. See No Evil II (Director: Jen Soska + Sylvia Soska)
  237. Serena (Director: Susanne Bier)
  238. Sex Tape (Director: Jake Kasdan)
  239. She’s Funny That Way (Director: Peter Bogdanovich)
  240. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Directors: Frank Miller + Robert Rodriguez)
  241. Sins Of Our Youth (Director: Gary Entin)
  242. Skin Trade (Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham)
  243. Small Time (Director: Joel Surnow)
  244. Some Kind Of Beautiful (Director: Tom Vaughan)
  245. Something Wicked (Director: Darin Scott)
  246. Son Of A Gun (Director: Julius Avery)
  247. Space Station 76 (Director: Jack Plotnick)
  248. Stage Fright (Director: Jerome Sable)
  249. Stretch (Director: Joe Carnahan)
  250. Suburban Gothic (Director: Richard Bates, Jr.)
  251. Swelter (Director: Keith Parmer)
  252. T-Rex (Director: Mickey Reece)
  253. Tammy (Director: Ben Falcone)
  254. Tapped Out (Director: Allan Ungar)
  255. Teen Lust (Director: Blaine Thurier)
  256. Tell (Director: J.M.R. Luna)
  257. That Awkward Moment (Director: Tom Gormican)
  258. The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (Director: Phil Alden Robinson)
  259. The Appearing (Director: Daric Gates)
  260. The Bag Man (Director: David Grovic)
  261. The Barber (Director: Basel Owies)
  262. The Blackout (Then There Was) (Director: Louis Mandylor)
  263. The Blood Lands (Director: Simeon Halligan)
  264. The Blue Room (Director: Mathieu Amalric)
  265. The Calling (Director: Jason Stone)
  266. The Captive (Director: Atom Egoyan)
  267. The Connection (Director: Cédric Jimenez)
  268. The Dark Horse (Director: James Napier Robertson)
  269. The Dead Lands (Director: Toa Fraser)
  270. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (Director: Ned Benson)
  271. The Drop (Director: Michaël R. Roskam)
  272. The End Of Something (Director: Colin Rivera)
  273. The Equalizer (Director: Antoine Fuqua)
  274. The Forger (Director: Philip Martin)
  275. The Four 3 (Director: Gordon Chan)
  276. The Gambler (Director: Rupert Wyatt)
  277. The Giver (Director: Phillip Noyce)
  278. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Director: Wes Anderson)
  279. The Guest (Director: Adam Wingard)
  280. The Homesman (Director: Tommy Lee Jones)
  281. The Humbling (Director: Barry Levinson)
  282. The Hungover Games (Director: Josh Stolberg)
  283. The Interview (Directors: Evan Goldberg + Seth Rogen)
  284. The Judge (Director: David Dobkin)
  285. The Keeping Room (Director: Daniel Barber)
  286. The Last Diamond (137 Karat) (Director: Eric Barbier)
  287. The Living (Director: Jack Bryan)
  288. The Loft (Director: Erik Van Looy)
  289. The Lost Legion (Director: David Kocar + Petr Kubik)
  290. The M Word (Director: Henry Jaglom)
  291. The New Girlfriend (Director: François Ozon)
  292. The November Man (Director: Roger Donaldson)
  293. The One I Love (Director: Charlie McDowell)
  294. The Popcorn Chronicles (Director: Emilio Portes)
  295. The Possession Of Michael King (Director: David Jung)
  296. The Prince (Director: Brian A. Miller)
  297. The Purge: Anarchy (Director: James DeMonaco)
  298. The Pyramid (Director: Grégory Levasseu)
  299. The Raid II (Director: Gareth Evans)
  300. The Reckoning (Director: John V. Soto)
  301. The Riot Club (Director: Lone Scherfig)
  302. The Road Within (Director: Gren Wells)
  303. The Rover (Director: David Michôd)
  304. The Salvation (Director: Kristian Levring)
  305. The Scribbler (Director: John Suits)
  306. The Silent Storm (Director: Corinna McFarlane)
  307. The Skeleton Twins (Director Craig Johnson)
  308. The Sound And The Shadow (Director: Justin Paul Miller)
  309. The Suicide Theory (Director: Dru Brown)
  310. The Taking Of Deborah Logan (Director: Adam Robitel)
  311. The Target (Director: Chang)
  312. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)
  313. The Toy Soldiers (Director: Erik Peter Carlson)
  314. The Voices (Director: Marjane Satrapi)
  315. The Water Diviner (Director: Russell Crowe)
  316. The Young Kieslowski (Director: Kerem Sanga)
  317. They Came Together (Director: David Wain)
  318. They Exist (Director: BuAli Shah)
  319. This Is Where I Leave You (Director: Shawn Levy)
  320. Throwdown (Director: Timothy Woodward, Jr.)
  321. Top Five (Director: Chris Rock)
  322. Trash (Directors: Stephen Daldry + Christian Duurvoort)
  323. Tusk (Director: Kevin Smith)
  324. Two Men I Town (Director: Rachid Bouchareb)
  325. Two Night Stand (Director: Max Nichols)
  326. Two-Bit Waltz (Director: Clara Mamet)
  327. Unfriended (Director: Levan Gabriadze)
  328. Unsullied (Director: Simeon Rice)
  329. V/H/S Viral (Directors: Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Todd Lincoln, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento + Nacho Vigalondo)
  330. Walk Of Shame (Director: Steven Brill)
  331. Warrior Princess (Director: Shuuertsetseg Baatarsuren)
  332. We’ll Never Have Paris (Directors: Simon Helberg + Jocelyn Towne)
  333. Welcome To Me (Director: Shira Piven)
  334. Welcome To New York (Director: Abel Ferrara)
  335. What We Do In The Shadows (Directors: Jemaine Clement + Taika Waititi)
  336. Wheels (Directors: Tim Gagliardo + Donavon Warren)
  337. While We’re Young (Director: Noah Baumbach)
  338. Whiplash (Director: Damien Chazelle)
  339. White Bird In A Blizzard (Director: Gregg Araki)
  340. White God (Director: Kornél Mundruczó)
  341. Wild (Director: Jean-Marc Vallée)
  342. Wild Tales (Director: Damián Szifron)
  343. Wish I Was Here (Director: Zach Braff)
  344. Wolves (Director: David Hayter)
  345. Wrong Turn VI: Last Resort (Director: Valeri Milev)
  346. You’re Not You (Director: George C. Wolfe)
  347. Young Ones (Director: Jake Paltrow)
  348. Yves Saint Laurent (Director: Jalil Lespert)
  349. Zarra’s Law (Director: Juha Wuolijoki)
  350. Zombeavers (Director: Jordan Rubin)
NC-17
  1. Lucky Bastard (Director: Robert Nathan)
  2. Swearnet: The Movie (Director: Warren P. Sonoda)
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2017.06.11 17:11 feedreddit BREAKING: TRUMP to delay UK trip -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Aug. recess in jeopardy -- ISENSTADT: MITT shows signs of political revival -- SPOTTED at Mike Shields/Katie Walsh engagement party -- B’DAY: Greta van Susteren

BREAKING: TRUMP to delay UK trip -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Aug. recess in jeopardy -- ISENSTADT: MITT shows signs of political revival -- SPOTTED at Mike Shields/Katie Walsh engagement party -- B’DAY: Greta van Susteren
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2rP8bod
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- WE HEAR … There is a chance Congress will stay in session for part of August. There has been political pressure from some members of the House and Senate to stay in town and try to get some things done instead of take a five-week recess. The pressure will only increase if the Obamacare repeal and replace isn’t done in the next few weeks. Congress has just 27 days in session until the summer break. Maybe it's a blessing in disguise: many lawmakers have had to face angry constituents on trips home.
STATEMENTS FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP from Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey -- at 8:22 a.m.: “The #FakeNews MSM doesn’t report the great economic news since Election Day. #DOW up 16%. #NASDAQ up 19.5%. Drilling & energy sector......way up. Regulations way down. 600,000+ new jobs added. Unemployment down to 4.3%. Business and economic enthusiasm way up- record levels!” … at 8:29 a.m.: “I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very ‘cowardly!’” … at 8:49 a.m.: “The Democrats have no message, not on economics, not on taxes, not on jobs, not on failing #Obamacare. They are only OBSTRUCTIONISTS!”
-- TWO QUICK THINGS: Many Democrats will privately agree with Trump that they oftentimes lack a coherent message. But Trump’s presidency has unified Democrats for the first time in a long time … Trump has majorities in the House and Senate, and he’s blaming Democrats for obstructing him.
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BREAKING OVERSEAS -- TRUMP PUTS OFF U.K. VISIT -- THE GUARDIAN: “Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain put on hold: U.S. president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests”: “Donald Trump has told Theresa May in a phone call he does not want to go ahead with a state visit to Britain until the British public supports him coming. The U.S. president said he did not want to come if there were large-scale protests and his remarks in effect put the visit on hold for some time. The call was made in recent weeks, according to a Downing Street adviser who was in the room. The statement surprised May, according to those present.” http://bit.ly/2reskVQ
Good Sunday morning. Jake will be on Steve Hilton’s new Fox News show “The Next Revolution” live from Los Angeles tonight at 9 p.m. East Coast time.
TRUMP stopped by a wedding at his country club in New Jersey last night. http://bit.ly/2t98Uhy
YOU’LL HEAR THIS QUOTE A LOT -- Donald Trump Jr. on Fox News, via the Washington Post: “‘When he tells you to do something, guess what? There’s no ambiguity in it, there’s no, ‘Hey, I’m hoping,'’ Trump said. ‘You and I are friends: ‘Hey, I hope this happens, but you’ve got to do your job.’ That’s what he told Comey. And for this guy as a politician to then go back and write a memo: ‘Oh, I felt threatened.’ He felt so threatened -- but he didn’t do anything.’ Trump also said that Comey’s testimony ‘vindicated’ the president and that everything in it was ‘basically ridiculous.’” http://wapo.st/2t9eJf5
ALEX ISENSTADT in DEER VALLEY, UTAH -- “Romney stokes speculation he’s weighing another political run: The 2012 GOP nominee is plotting how to help Republicans in the midterms, and he’s being coy about his own political future”: “Mitt Romney is once again testing his political power — critiquing President Donald Trump, raising money and campaigning for fellow Republicans, and not ruling out another run for office for himself. The 2012 GOP nominee is returning to the spotlight, six months after Trump -- the man Romney once savaged as unfit for the presidency -- nearly picked him to be secretary of state. …
“Spencer Zwick, a longtime Romney adviser and political gatekeeper, said he’d been inundated with appeals from Republican candidates asking the former GOP nominee to help them. Last week, Romney held his first fundraiser for a 2018 hopeful, an event benefiting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican who has been fiercely critical of the president. Over the coming days, Romney is also expected to release a robo-call boosting Georgia Republican Karen Handel, who has been losing ground in a high-stakes June 20 special House election she had once been favored to win.
“‘All I can tell you is that the number of requests that Mitt has gotten in the last month to come to a district or to come to a state for a sitting senator — it’s like he’s a presidential candidate again, which I was surprised by,’ said Zwick, who doubles as a top political aide to House Speaker Paul Ryan. ‘There are only so many people in the party that can headline these things.’” http://politi.co/2rZkZ9X
-- THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE between Republicans wanting to take advantage of Romney’s fundraising prowess, and his running for office and garnering the support he needs to win.
SUNDAY BEST -- JOHN DICKERSON speaks with SEN. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OKLA.) on CBS’S “FACE THE NATION” -- DICKERSON: “On the question of influencing the investigation, again, thinking about the scale, on the one hand the president might have done something that was a little bit crossing a line but he’s a new guy to the job all the way to this question of obstruction of justice. Where do you put, knowing what you know about the president’s behavior, where do you put what he did on that scale?” LANKFORD: “I would say it’s very inappropriate. As Jim Comey said, it’s awkward to be able to have the president of the United States sitting down with someone in the F.B.I., the leadership of the F.B.I., to be able to have direct questions. And for the issue to come up about the Michael Flynn investigations, inappropriate. But the way that it was handled, with no follow-up, with no other press, with no other return to that topic, it looks like what I called a pretty light touch. If this is trying to interfere in a process of any investigation, it doesn’t seem like it was number one, very effective, and number two, came up more than once in a conversation. So this looks more like an inappropriate conversation than obstruction.”
-- SEN. JACK REED (D-R.I.) tells CHRIS WALLACE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” that Trump needs to be deposed on all Russia-related questions -- “[T]he deposition is not just about his conversations with Mr. Comey. There are issues with respect to his conversation with director of national intelligence Dan Coats, Admiral Rogers, the NSA director, his relationships with Manafort. By the time the special prosecutor Mr. Mueller is ready to depose or ask the president to speak under oath, there are a myriad of questions. So what I don’t want to see is simply, we’ll I just said I talk about Comey, I’m not talking about anything else. To resolve this situation he has to be prepared to speak on all these matters.”
-- PREET BHARARA speaks to GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS on ABC’S “THIS WEEK” -- STEPHANOPOULOS: “The president’s defenders, like Alan Dershowitz, say there’s no grounds for obstruction. You talked about that. And he, in fact, says that presidents have the constitutional right to fire FBI directors and investigations as much as they want. One of the president’s attorneys, Jay Sekulow, is coming up next. He says there’s no there there, no basis for obstruction. You’re a former prosecutor. Are -- is there evidence there ... to begin a case for obstruction?” BHARARA: “I think there’s absolutely evidence to begin a case. I think it’s very important for all sorts of armchair speculators in the law to be clear that no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction. It’s also true I think from based on what I see as a third party and out of government that there’s no basis to say there’s no obstruction.”
-- SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-Maine) talks to BRIANNA KEILAR on CNN’s “STATE OF THE UNION” -- KEILAR: “I want to ask you about something the president has been cagey about, and that is these tapes, of course. So, I wonder if you would support issuing a subpoena to the White House. Right now, it’s just a request coming from Congress. Would you support issuing a subpoena for the recordings or any documents that might come from that?” COLLINS: “This is an issue that the president should have cleared up in his press conference. He should give a straight yes or no to the answer -- to the question of whether or not the tapes exist. And he should voluntarily turn them over not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel. So, I don’t think a subpoena should be necessary. And I don’t understand why the president just doesn’t clear this matter up once and for all.”
THE NEXT MAIN EVENT -- “Sessions will testify before Senate in Russia investigation,” by Kyle Cheney and John Bresnahan: “In a letter to his former colleagues in the House and Senate, Sessions canceled a planned appearance before Congress’ appropriations committees. Sessions said he instead plans to appear on Tuesday before the Intelligence panel to respond to questions stemming from FBI director James Comey’s bombshell testimony last Thursday. …
“If this is an open session ... Sessions will likely face a barrage of questions over his role in Comey’s dismissal, his independence from President Donald Trump, and allegations of additional unreported meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Sessions has already recused himself from the Russia probe after failing to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation of two meetings with Kislyak, and there have been reports of additional sessions.” http://politi.co/2rOVc5P
-- SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CALIF.) told Brianna Keilar on “State of the Union” that she didn’t know if the hearing will be open.
INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW -- “What’s next for Comey? Maybe law, corporate work, politics,” by AP’s Eric Tucker: “So what’s next for James Comey? The former FBI director boldly challenged the president who fired him, accused the Trump administration of lying and supplied material that could be used to build a case against President Donald Trump. But after stepping away from the Capitol Hill spotlight, where he’s always seemed comfortable, the 56-year-old veteran lawman now confronts the same question long faced by Washington officials after their government service.
“His dry quip at a riveting Senate hearing that he was ‘between opportunities’ vastly understates the career prospects now available to him — not to mention potential benefits from the public’s fascination with a man who has commanded respect while drawing outrage from both political parties.” http://apne.ws/2sQlkMb
EYE-POPPING NUMBERS FROM WAPO’S KAREN TUMULTY in SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA -- “Trump looms over Georgia special election, a proxy battle for 2018”: “It is an arms race of money and organization. The latest fundraising report, filed Thursday, showed Ossoff raising an additional $15 million in the past two months, nearly quadruple what Handel brought in. With outside groups weighing in, the race has thus far cost more than $40 million -- far outpacing the previous record for a congressional race of nearly $30 million for a Florida contest in 2012.
“Polls indicate there are few voters still undecided. ‘The next 10 days are about turning out the base. There are more of us than them in the district. The more people who vote, the better,’ said Corry Bliss, who heads the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC affiliated with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.). That organization alone plans to spend about $7 million in the race.” http://wapo.st/2rjhPM4
FASCINATING READ -- “Palantir goes from Pentagon outsider to Mattis’ inner circle,” by Jacqueline Klimas and Bryan Bender: “The Trump era has brought a change of fortune for a Silicon Valley software company founded by presidential adviser Peter Thiel — turning it from a Pentagon outcast to a player with three allies in Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' inner circle. At least three Pentagon officials close to Mattis, including his deputy chief of staff and a longtime confidante, either worked, lobbied or consulted for Palantir Technologies, according to ethics disclosures obtained by POLITICO. That’s an unusually high number of people from one company to have such daily contact with the Pentagon leader, some analysts say.
“It also represents a sharp rise in prominence for the company, which just months ago could barely get a meeting in the Pentagon. Last year, Palantir even had to go to court to force its way into a competition for a lucrative Army contract. Thiel was one of the only Silicon Valley titans to openly support Trump during the campaign, a role that gave him a prime speaking slot at last summer’s Republican convention. He has since acted as a key adviser arranging meetings among the president and other tech executives. While there's no evidence he had a direct hand in these specific Pentagon hires, analysts say they absolutely show his growing influence in the administration, where he holds no formal role.” http://politi.co/2sqMdbS
DEMOCRATS’ NEW PLAYBOOK -- “Democrats bet on Trump in Virginia governor’s race,” by Kevin Robillard: “Virginia’s Democratic primary on Tuesday is shaping up to be the first real test of liberalism in the Trump era, with both candidates lurching for increasingly leftward policies to position themselves in contrast with President Donald Trump. …
“Virginia’s gubernatorial elections often develop into contrasts with a new president, but there’s a stark difference between now and how Republican candidate Bob McDonnell handled then-President Barack Obama in 2009. While critical of the Obama's economic record, the future governor also regularly praised Obama for supporting school choice, straddling the partisan divide. The Democrats have felt no need to do the same with the less popular Trump, whose approval rating was at 36 percent in a recent Washington Post-George Mason University poll of Virginia.” http://politi.co/2rjHzYJ
THE LATEST ON HEALTH CARE -- “Fate of Planned Parenthood funding tied to Senate moderates,” by Jen Haberkorn: “Two female Senate Republicans could stop the anti-abortion movement from achieving its most significant win against Planned Parenthood in decades. Most Republicans want to eliminate the group’s $555 million in federal funding as part of their bill to repeal Obamacare. But as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to solve the legislative Rubik’s Cube of finding 50 votes for repeal, he may have to drop the Planned Parenthood cut to win the support of the two Republican moderates, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.” http://politi.co/2sbbpTf
WHAT SILICON VALLEY IS READING -- “Uber Board to Discuss CEO Travis Kalanick’s Possible Leave of Absence: Board also set to vote on recommendations from a report of an investigation into workplace issues,” by WSJ’s Greg Bensinger: “Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Travis Kalanick will discuss taking a possible leave of absence when the board of directors of the embattled ride-hailing company meets Sunday morning, according to a person familiar with the matter.
“Also on the agenda when the seven-person board convenes is a vote on a series of recommendations from a report prepared by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding its workplace. It was uncertain whether Mr. Kalanick would ultimately take the leave or whether the board would approve of such a measure, which would require finding a temporary replacement in short order.” http://on.wsj.com/2r7Ram8
THE JUICE …
-- SPOTTED at Mitt Romney’s E2 Summit in Deer Valley, Utah: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, Spencer Zwick, Matt Waldrip, Corry Bliss, Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kristen Soltis Anderson, Ron Kaufman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Anthony Scaramucci, Bianna Golodryga, Will Ritter, Mary Bono Mack, Lanhee Chen, Leah Malone and Andrew Liveris.
RIP -- @SecondLady: “Rest in peace Oreo. You touched a lot of hearts in your little life. Our family will miss you very much.” http://bit.ly/2sgQOxR
‘WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WEEK’ AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- “Donald and Ivanka Trump head to Wisconsin for jobs push,” by ABC News’ Jordyn Phelps: “President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump are set to travel to Wisconsin Tuesday to join Gov. Scott Walker to tour a technical college, as the administration puts a renewed focus on its goal of job creation. The trip is just one event in a week full of activities built around promoting technical skills training and apprenticeships. [They are d]ubbing it ‘workforce development week’ ...
“The president is expected to make what the administration is billing as a ‘major policy speech’ at the Department of Labor on Wednesday, in which he’ll lay out steps the administration will take to encourage workforce development and also call for Congressional action. Ivanka Trump will also lead a roundtable with some 15 CEOs. On Thursday, the president will also host a roundtable discussion, where he will welcome eight governors from states with successful workforce development programs to the White House.” http://abcn.ws/2r7tOwT
THE NEW U.K. POLITICAL REALITY -- “For Britain, Political Stability Is a Quaint Relic,” by NYT’s Steven Erlanger in London: “In a little more than two years, Britain has had two general elections and a nationwide referendum. Each time, the politicians, pollsters, betting markets, political scientists and commentators have got it wrong.
“Once considered one of the most politically stable countries in the world, regularly turning out majority governments, Britain is increasingly confusing and unpredictable, both to its allies and itself. Far from settling the fierce divisions exposed by last year’s referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit, the election on Thursday only made them worse.” http://nyti.ms/2shhy1i
-- THE POLITICO EUROPE TICK TOCK: “How Theresa May lost it: A reluctance to delegate, hubris and campaigning ineptitude ruined British prime minister’s grand plan to secure a mandate,” by Tom McTague, Charlie Cooper and Annabelle Dickson in London: “Halfway through Britain’s seven-week snap election campaign, some in Theresa May’s team came to the conclusion that they had a problem — the candidate. At a gathering of senior staff in Conservative campaign headquarters in central London, one of May’s top operatives told the sitting prime minister that she risked crashing and burning like Sarah Palin did in 2008. ... To the operative, May was overly controlling and her inexperience would tell during a short, intense campaign. May listened with good grace ... [but] changed nothing.” http://politi.co/2t8VuSG
ACTUAL FAKE NEWS – NYT A22, “A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story,” by Jeremy Peters: “A pro-Trump activist notorious for his amateur sleuthing into red herrings like the ‘Pizzagate’ hoax and a conspiracy theory involving the murder of a Democratic aide, Mr. Posobiec wrote on May 17 that Mr. Comey, the recently ousted F.B.I. director, had ‘said under oath that Trump did not ask him to halt any investigation.’ …
“But as the journey of that one tweet shows, misinformed, distorted and false stories are gaining traction far beyond the fringes of the internet. Just 14 words from Mr. Posobiec’s Twitter account would spread far enough to provide grist for a prime-time Fox News commentary and a Rush Limbaugh monologue that reached millions of listeners, forging an alternative first draft of history in corners of the conservative media where President Trump’s troubles are often explained away as fabrications by his journalist enemies.
“In this fragmented media environment, the spread of false information is accelerated and amplified by a web of allied activist-journalists with large online followings, a White House that grants them access and, occasionally, a president who validates their work. The right-wing media machine that President Bill Clinton’s aides once referred to as ‘conspiracy commerce’ is now far more mature, extensive and, in the internet age, tough to counter.” http://nyti.ms/2sbduPm
DEEP DIVES -- NYT A1, “Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail: Anonymous online sales are surging, and people are dying. Despite dozens of arrests, new merchants — many based in Asia — quickly pop up,” by Nathaniel Popper (print headline: “Drug Trade Rises in Dark Corners of the Internet”): “As the nation’s opioid crisis worsens, the authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels. The internet. In a growing number of arrests and overdoses, law enforcement officials say, the drugs are being bought online. Internet sales have allowed powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — the fastest-growing cause of overdoses nationwide — to reach living rooms in nearly every region of the country, as they arrive in small packages in the mail.” http://nyti.ms/2t91CdL
--“China’s New Bridges: Rising High, but Buried in Debt: China has built hundreds of dazzling new bridges, including the longest and highest, but many have fostered debt and corruption,” by NYT’s Chris Buckley: “The eye-popping structures have slashed travel times in some areas, made business easier and generated a sizable slice of the country’s economy, laying a foundation, in theory at least, for decades of future growth. But as the bridges and the expressways they span keep rising, critics say construction has become an end unto itself. Fueled by government-backed loans and urged on by the big construction companies and officials who profit from them, many of the projects are piling up debt and breeding corruption while producing questionable transportation benefits.” http://nyti.ms/2t9er7I
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
--“Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture”: “Some of these same things have happened to you. You too have had drugs dropped into your wine. You too have shared a bed with the wrong woman. You too have been spellbound by sweet voices with strange melodies. You too have come so far and have been so far blown back.” http://bit.ly/2rULMnO
--“How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned” – in the August 1944 issue of Popular Mechanics: “Every one of the thousands of men landed in France required about 10 ship tons of overall equipment, and an additional ship ton every 30 days. The number of separate items needed was about a million. Some of these million items had to be accumulated in millions, resulting in astronomical totals.” http://bit.ly/2smaY97
--“Eternal Champions,” by Sam Borden in ESPN: “Seven months ago, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.” http://es.pn/2r9Y3aB (h/t Longform.org)
--“Inside Trump’s secretive immigration court: far from scrutiny and legal aid,” by The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland in Jena, Louisiana: “[T]he remote LaSalle detention facility is part of Trump’s attempt to fast-track deportations. A visit reveals a hastily arranged setup beset by flaws.” http://bit.ly/2scNvHQ
--“Rolling Stone at 50: How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend,” by Patrick Doyle in Rolling Stone – per The Browser’s description: “Sports Illustrated asked Hunter S. Thompson for 250 words about a Las Vegas motorbike race. He gave them 2,500 words — and when they spiked the piece he took it to Rolling Stone, which wanted more. The result was Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, published in 1971. Thompson’s coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign ‘reshaped what it meant to write about politics’. But ‘getting work out of him was becoming difficult”. Editing him ‘was a bit like being a cornerman for Ali.’” http://rol.st/2smiHEk
--“Weddings of the 0.01 Percent,” by Julia Rubin in Racked: “Cristal! Caviar! Chris Martin! How the rich (and sometimes famous) get married.” http://bit.ly/2smtvCz
--“The truth about tarot,” by James McConnachie in Aeon Magazine: “Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis.” http://bit.ly/2sL1XDY (h/t ALDaily.com)
--“The Worst Ever First Day on the Job -- Punching In: My Life as a Long Haul Trucker,” by Finn Murphy in Literary Hub: “Moving companies perform four categories of moving work: local, commercial, long-distance, and international. Callahan’s work was mostly local moving, loading up someone’s house in the morning and then unloading in the afternoon at the new house. It takes the greatest toll on the body because you are handling stuff every working day. It’s the local stuff that eventually kills you or drives you to drink; more commonly, both.” http://bit.ly/2s4Nuoy
--“There Were Once Jews Here,” by Lucette Lagnado, author of “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World,” in Tablet Magazine: “During the Six-Day War, some of the Arab countries at war with Israel -- Egypt, Tunisia, Libya -- treated their Jewish populations terribly, causing them to leave en masse.” http://bit.ly/2t92OOk ... $10.01 on Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2sbmAeT
--“Dear Brazilian Government, Thanks for the Contracts,” by Michael Smith, Sabrina Valle, and Blake Schmidt on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek: “There’s graft, and then there’s the graft machine perfected by Odebrecht, one of the world's biggest construction companies.” https://bloom.bg/2rOEHqr … The coverhttp://bit.ly/2rjKL6H
--“‘Kill them, kill them, kill them’: the volunteer army plotting to wipe out Britain’s grey squirrels,” by Patrick Barkham in The Guardian: “The red squirrel is under threat of extinction across Britain. Their supporters believe the only way to save them is to exterminate their enemy: the greys. But are they just prejudiced against non-native species?” http://bit.ly/2re8OE6
--“This County Switched From Backing Obama to Trump. Here’s What Happened,” by Josh Siegel in The Daily Signal: “In 1980, manufacturing jobs comprised 38 percent of all jobs in Coos [New Hampshire]. In 2014, only 7 percent of jobs in the county were in manufacturing. Payroll wages from manufacturing have dropped from 49 percent to 9 percent since the mid-1980s.” http://bit.ly/2sL2A0v
SPOTTED: Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly enjoying “DHS Night” Friday night at the Nats game along with members of DHS’ workforce – pic http://bit.ly/2rjyfUM... Anson Kaye, partner at GMMB, in New Orleans last night, accepting a Gold ADDY award (and also a Mosaic Award) for the ad “Mirrors” (http://bit.ly/2sbAIEM) he created for Hillary for America
SPOTTED at State Department senior White House adviser Matt Mowers’ birthday party at Wet Dog Tavern last night (which coincidentally also hosted RNC alum Anna Epstein’s birthday party at the same time): Cassie Spodak, Ryan Williams, Zeke Miller, Ben Sparks, Jill Barclay, Phil Elliott, Ethan Zorfas, Ben DeMarzo, Maren Kasper, Michael Kratsios, Kailani Koenig, Tom Dickens, Elise Dietsch Dickens, Eric Jones, Alan He, Andy Polesovsky, Corey Ershow, Kelly Klass, Britt Carter.
SHIELDS/WALSH ENGAGEMENT PARTY -- THE BRITISH EMBASSY hosted an engagement party last night for Mike Shields, former RNC chief of staff and founder and partner at Convergence Media and Katie Walsh, former WH deputy chief of staff and former RNC chief of staff who is now senior advisor at America First Policies. Amb. Kim Darroch toasted the pair and called them the “ultimate political couple” and told the crowd how the couple got engaged in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street, where the prime minister has met with his or her cabinet every week for 250 years. He also needled Mike, who has a British mother and is a big soccer fan, for supporting Ipswich, who he cast as much inferior to Chelsea in the Premier League. The food at the party included: herb-crusted fillet of lamb, goat’s cheese and beetroot, terrine of pork, and chili shrimp while desserts included mini Bakewell tart, strawberry tartlet and passion fruit mousse. Pics of the couplehttp://bit.ly/2sbk3Bphttp://bit.ly/2saWbhk … Reince Priebus taking a pic of the couple as they thanked friends for coming http://bit.ly/2rOGmfz … The crowdhttp://bit.ly/2rOzjDs
SPOTTED: Reince and Sally Priebus, Sean and Rebecca Spicer, Steven Mnuchin and his chief of staff Eli Miller chatting on a walk around the gardens of the embassy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rob and Cindy Simms, Cara Mason, Jessica Ditto, Sarah and Dave Armstrong, Tim Pataki, Richard Walters, Rob Jesmer chatting with Sean Cairncross (Sean and Rob have been friends since they were 5 years old growing up in Minnesota), Brian O. Walsh, Josh Pitcock, Mike’s 15-year-old son Aidan Shields-Eads, Molly Donlin, Steven Law, Sam Feist, Mike Allen, Andrew Bremberg, Lew Eisenberg, Madeleine Westerhout, Johnny DeStefano, Renee Hudson, Michael Hoare, Lindsay Walters, Vanessa Morrone and Mike Ambrosini, Zach and Mallory Hunter.
ENGAGED --Andrew Feldman, principal of the progressive communications firm Feldman Strategies, proposed to his longtime girlfriend Megan Salzman Saturday night during Country Music Fest in Nashville. Megan is a communications manager at the early education advocacy group The First Five Years Fund. “Andrew and Megan met on OKCupid nearly four and a half years ago. Andrew points out that the ring has extra significant because the center stone was Megan’s mother’s engagement stone and she is no longer with us.” Pics http://bit.ly/2r7KrIZ ... http://bit.ly/2rOFJTb … The ringhttp://bit.ly/2rjzLGh
-- Jessica Huff, social media director for McClatchy in Dallas and a Politico alum, and Spenser Walters, an area sales rep for Duvel USA, got engaged on Friday night in Austin, Texas. She emails us: “We met in college at UT-Austin after he came back from Afghanistan. He was serving in the Marines. We had the same group of friends but I hadn’t met him yet since he was overseas. Once he was back, one of our first dates was at a restaurant in the hill country in Texas overlooking the lake, and so while visiting Austin he took me back there and proposed during sunset. It’s a very special place to us so it was perfect!” Picshttp://bit.ly/2shqCmX … The ringhttp://bit.ly/2t9rnKO
WEEKEND WEDDINGS -- Travis Considine, communications manager at Uber Texas and a John McCain and Rick Perry alum, married Morgan Smith, a reporter with The Texas Tribune, on Saturday evening at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Guests enjoyed a bluegrass band and flawless weather at the outdoor ceremony and reception. Pichttp://bit.ly/2t9jc1c … Travis’ speechhttp://bit.ly/2sQLqi2
SPOTTED: Tucker and Alexia Bounds, Brittany Bramell, Trevor Theunissen, Chris Miller, Allie Brandenburger and Ryan Mahoney, Kevin Benacci, Emily Ramshaw, Matt and Jen Hirsch, Evan Smith, Perrylanders Rob Johnson, Mark Miner, and Andy Hemming.
OBAMA ALUMNI – Meredith Carden, head of partnerships at Sidewire, got married this weekend to Micah Fergenson, law clerk at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a small ceremony at Four Follies Farm in Tiverton, Rhode Island. The couple first met in 2009 when they were working for President Obama. Micah worked in the WH Counsel’s Office, and Meredith worked for FLOTUS in the East Wing. They lost touch, but were reintroduced by a mutual friend in 2015. Pichttp://bit.ly/2sb3PIq
--“Lily Rothman, Elihu Dietz” – N.Y. Times: “Ms. Rothman, 31, is the history and archives editor at Time magazine, overseeing its history coverage, Life.com and the magazine’s digital archive. She also wrote ‘Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook.’ She graduated magna cum laude from Yale and received a master’s degree in journalism from the City University of New York. ... Mr. Dietz, 32, is a candidate for a master’s degree in environmental management at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke, where he studies the integration of renewable energy into the grid. He graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. ... The groom is a great-great-grandson and a namesake of Elihu Root, who was President Theodore Roosevelt’s secretary of state and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He is also a direct descendant of President Ulysses S. Grant. The couple met on a blind date arranged by friends in Brooklyn in 2011.” With pic http://nyti.ms/2rZpO2N
--“Alison Kenworthy, Michael Koenigs”: “The bride and groom work at ABC News in New York, where they met. She is a news producer for ‘Good Morning America.’ He is a senior coordinating producer, creating content that is used on-air and on the website. He was also the host of ‘Election Cycle,’ a series in 2016 that featured him bicycling through swing states and interviewing voters along the way. The bride, 33, graduated from Rutgers. ... Mr. Koenigs, 30, graduated cum laude from Harvard.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2t8GB2L
--“Julia Pudlin, David Wishnick”: “Ms. Pudlin, 32, worked until earlier this year at the United States Treasury Department as a deputy executive secretary in the chief of staff’s office and a senior adviser to the general counsel. On July 10 she is to begin working as the assistant deputy general counsel for government investigations at Comcast in Philadelphia. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale, and received a law degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. ... Mr. Wishnick, also 32, was until recently an associate in the Washington office of Jenner & Block, a Chicago law firm. On July 12 he is to begin a fellowship, conducting research in contract law, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown, and received a law degree from Yale. ... The couple met in April 2013 through the dating app Hinge.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2rOZSIV
--“Victoria St. Martin, Richard G. Jones”: “The bride, 36, is a general assignment reporter on the local desk of The Washington Post. She graduated from Rutgers and received a master’s degree in journalism from American University. ... The groom, 46, is to become the director of the journalism program at Notre Dame. Until recently, he was an associate editor in news administration for The New York Times, as well as the director of the newspaper’s Student Journalism Institute. He graduated from the University of Delaware and has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia. ... The couple were introduced in 2006 by a mutual friend in Yardley, Pa.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2rOtYMA
BIRTHDAYS: Greta Van Susteren, the pride of Appleton, Wisconsin (hat tip: Tammy Haddad) ... Tad Devine, the pride of Providence who lives on Block Island, is 62 ... Kim Oates of the House Radio/TV gallery … Carrie Budoff Brown’s older sister, Jennifer Budoff, budget director for the D.C. City Council ... former Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is 87 … Lindsey Williams Drath ... Jennifer Rubin ... Michael Timmeny, SVP for government and community relations at Cisco ... Jeremy Ben-Ami, president at J Street (h/ts Jon Haber) ... POLITICO’s Reid Pillifant, Emily Dobler and Juliette Medina ... South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is 64 ... Treasury alum David Cohen ... TJ Adams-Falconer, associate director of external affairs at Axios ... Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Tex.) is 69 ... Cesar Gonzalez, COS for Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart ... former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) is 59 ... DNC comms staffer and former HRC campaign media booker Lucas Acosta (h/t Crystal Carson) ...
... Will Rahn, managing editor for politics at CBS News digital, is 3-0 ... Jessica Franks, gov’t affairs representative for Halliburton ... Politico Europe’s Tanit Parada Tur ... Chris Campbell, Republican staff director at Senate Finance ... Kristina Edmunson ... Rachel Ruskin ... Obama alum Jonathan McBride, now a managing director at BlackRock … Mike Schoenfeld, the Blue Devils’ master of public affairs/Duke’s other Mike … Betsy Gotbaum, former NYC public advocate, is 79 ... Matt Chaban, policy director at Center for an Urban Future ... Mary Kate Cunningham ... Salesforce’s Tom Gavin, an Obama WH OMB alum … Michael Froehlich ... Caroline Barker ... Matthew Campbell ... Vanessa Chan, corporate comms. at Facebook ... Kelly Danielka Peirson ... Google’s Ramya Raghavan ... Tom Alexander, COO at 1871 Chicago and a Rahm alum ... Jacque Vilmain, the pride of Eagle Grove, Iowa(h/t Teresa) ... animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk is 68 ... Power Playbooker Dr. Oz is 57 ... actor Hugh Laurie is 58 ... Shia LaBeouf is 31 (h/ts AP)
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