Cringe Trigger Warning: This story made me cringe up and down. I suppose that’s fitting since it is from Sub-Reddit r/sadcringe. Imagine becoming so obsessed with an attractive twitch streamer. (And she is a knockout, no denying it) That you over time donate 13k to her and an incredible amount of your time, in hopes of meeting her and what? This woman has 1.2 million Instagram followers dude, she’s not going to be into you. I cannot stress what a pie in the sky hope that is. This is not a movie, this is real life.
Then imagine getting so incredibly butthurt that your pie in the sky plan can’t go forward because… wait for it… This incredibly attractive woman is MARRIED! That you throw a temper tantrum that then gets aired out on the internet.
Oh, and you are so pathetic you try to get your money back as well.
What does that me being there on an emotional level? Isn’t that just treating someone like a human being and not a sex object? Do you want a medal for this shaunt?
“I sent you a picture of my bored but tired face on Snapchat…And you said I looked cute” – This one sent chills down my spine.
“I was gonna fly out to TwitchCon this year” – Fuck dude, add that cost to the 13k now we’re talking more like 17K! You got off light.
“I don’t need you” – After 2 years of telling yourself, you do need her when you thought she wasn’t married.
The entire final paragraph is almost too much. This idiot hasn’t even learned his lesson! He’s hopeless.
STPeach you now have a “nice guy” stalker congrats!!!
Something tells me this guy will be left hanging by STPeach as well…
Amouranth vs STPeach: Who ya got?
I’m going with Amouranth, she is more atrain style.
My already high expectations were actually surpassed by the first episode. One of my big questions and something I was excited about is the music they would use in the episode. Music is a big part of Deadly Class. There are countless musical references including an entire panel about the B52’s in the comic. The cycles themselves are named mostly after songs e.g. Reagan Youth, Kids of the Black Hole, A Love like Blood, The Snake Pit etc.
So how important would the music be on the show? Could it match the comic books awareness? Would the music set the tone? Would they pussy out and use basic 80’s songs that everyone knows or would they find the appropriately deeper cuts that the show would call for? These are some of the questions I would have going in.
They would set the tone immediately with a PERFECT choice to open the show. This is going to be a theme for this Blog because on several occasion they will pick the perfect song for the situation.
Depeche Mode: Behind the Wheel
The long rhythmic opening thumps like a racing and irregular heartbeat. There’s the perfect amount of time before the lyrics kick in for Marcus to tell us his situation in voice-over. He’s living on the streets and wanted for multiple murders. The police think he’s burned down his boy’s home killing everyone inside. The song’s lyrics:
I’m in the hands of fate
I hand myself
Over on a plate
are quite literal to what Marcus is about to go through. As fate would have it the police are not the only ones looking for Marcus. A school for assassins called King’s Dominion has also heard of the boy wanted for multiple murders and they are looking to recruit him.
Marcus accidentally smokes some angel dust and wanders into The Day of the Dead Parade. He’s made by the police but assisted by his future classmates. We get
Agent Orange: Too Young to Die
The frantic pace of this song matches the frantic pace of the chase and Marcus narrowly evades capture by the cops. The song’s lyrics:
I didn’t expect them to know my name
Surrounding me like a black steel frame
are like Marcus not expecting all these King’s Dominion Kids to know who he is…but they do and they have him surrounded after he escapes the police.
I’m too young to die
We’re all too young to die
is a very literal reminder that we are dealing with teenagers here. Marcus initially declines a spot a King’s Dominion but he doesn’t have many options and Saya convinces him to go with her. Our initial arrival is met with
The Cure: The Holy Hour
It was only a matter of time until The Cure showed up. The Holy Hour is the perfect entrance song for King’s Dominion The deep and ominous bass echoes as the lyrics
Kiss the ground and slip away.
Tell us that Marcus is about to slip away to a completely different world and he doesn’t really know what he’s getting into.
Marcus formally is accepted into King’s Dominion and we get a montage of him showering and putting on his King’s Dominion uniform.
Echo and the Bunnymen: The Killing Moon
Up against your will
Through thick and thin
He will wait until
You give yourself to him
Marcus is selling his soul to Master Lin and King’s Dominion. He knows he didn’t burn down the boys home, but he’s going to join anyway. And is it really his choice? Or was Master Lin not going to be denied. Was it fate? It’s fascinating how when you look at the lyrics to each song you can make very specific connections to the narrative. Also, this is just another fucking rad song from the eighties.
The montage ends and we are getting acquainted with what class is like in a school for assassins as Marcus makes his way through a day at King’s Dominion. When we get to the obligatory cafeteria scene where all the cliques and affiliations are explained to him by his new pal Billy.
This is where the music breaks from more sullen tones to remind us exactly where this is taking place in case you don’t already know we’re in the eighties.
Killing Joke: Eighties
I don’t need to dive into the lyrics here. We’re living in the 80’s.
From the Cafeteria, we go to the “graveyard” which is the nickname for the rooftop that the students go to party. In the comics, it’s an actual graveyard. On the rooftop with Marcus and Billy are Petra and Lex. The boom-box is playing, presumably Petra’s tape:
Sister’s of Mercy: Dominion / Mother Russia
This is another song that just carries the banner for the sounds of the decade and the fact that it’s Petra’s tape give us some insight into her taste. Billy doesn’t really care for her taste and takes out her tape and puts in Milo Goes to College.
The Descendants: Bikeage
How very punk rock of you Billy.
In the Graveyard Marcus reveals the answer to Master Lin’s question of who would you kill. Marcus wants to kill Ronald Reagan, which just gets him laughed at.
I’ve seen a couple other postings about the music from the pilot episode. Mostly they were just lists of the songs and they ALL are left one song featured off the list. I wonder if that is because it was the only rap song? For some reason none of the song-lists mention
Too $hort: Freaky Tales
This is playing in Willie’s car at around the 38-minute mark of the episode and it’s perfectly fitting for the character and scene. Too $hort being from Oakland and rapping about fucking is exactly what a 1987 brother in San Fran like Willie WOULD be listening too. Especially given the nature of the conversation where Willie admits he “knocked boots” with the ultra-racist Brandy, but their teacher Miss Deluca is his “white whale.”
Willie and Marcus have an assignment for class…kill somebody who deserves it. Marcus knows just the person and after the killing is done while disposing of the body, we get another song that fits the narrative and the time period like a puzzle piece.
New Order: Elegia
In many ways, New Order is the most 80’s sounding band in existence. Elegia is an instrumental written in memory of Ian Curtis. It was featured in Pretty in Pink and Stranger Things but given the sound of the song and the nature of the scene, I think it’s most apropos here. Ominous and forlorn are the word’s I’d use to describe Elegia, the perfect song to play while disposing of your first murder victim.
The last song of the episode plays us out of the show to perfection
The Damned: Melody Lee
You get the piano opening and Marcus’s voice optimistic voice-over as he locks eyes with the lovely Saya, then the song changes to an ultra-fast pace as we fade out to the credits. If you have read the comics the story moves at breakneck speed and this song should indicate a lot of action yet to come. Also, the audience knows that Saya isn’t necessarily sincere in her intentions towards Marcus, whatever they may be. We have seen that she is Master Lin’s pet and he has a plan for Marcus. So the false beginning of this song echoes the false intentions of Saya. Just another totally rad song and perfect selection.
This show is going to be a hit, that’s my prediction and I just hope that future episodes can feature music close to this level going forward. Watch Deadly Class.
Where I was Nostradamus: Coaches fired in Tampa Bay, Miami, Arizona, Cincinnati. Also, I was 100% correct about Oakland (obv I made that pick pre-Khalil Mack trade), and Buffalo finished strong but they were trash all season.
Where I was mostly correct: Miami and Washington: neither team made the playoffs but Miami was better than I thought they would be. The Dolphins still fired Gase so that’s a win for the A-Train. Washington I faded because I just thought Philly was going to run away with that Division…which brings us to my big miss.
Where I was wrong: Dallas was the non-contender pick that I was most hesitant about. They have a good O-line and the fade of Dallas was basically an anti-Jason Garrett pro Eagles pick. Early on it looked like nobody in the NFC East was good, but both Dallas and Philly found some footing and made the playoffs. Trading for Amari Cooper helped.
Right about being wrong: Being wrong about Dallas highlighted what I was saying about predictions. Everyone thought the Jags were a contender and look at them now. Dez wanted to go to the Jags, that was one of his “contenders.” Jacksonville contended for the #1 overall draft choice but not much else. Dez Bryant never did find the contender that he was looking for, the Chiefs when they needed a WR signed Kelvin Benjamin. I think that means Dez is probably done.
The first coach fired this season probably never should have been coaching at all. It’s unprecedented for a coach to go (0-16) and keep his job the next year but Hue managed it. This year he took a roster loaded with talent and mismanaged it to a degree I never thought possible. Then after he gets fired by one of God’s miracles the Bengals hire him on. But Hue is a mush and the Bengals season went down the toilet, they lost twice to the Browns, who showed the rest of the NFL that they didn’t stink, they were just weighed down by the cement shoes of a head coach they had.
New QBs in San Fran and KC:
Major Takeaways from the regular season.
Mahomes is the new alpha QB in the NFL from a statistical perspective and he’s just a joy to watch.
Having a good defense is more important than ever. You saw down the stretch teams that played consistent defense fared very well. Dallas, Baltimore, and Chicago all finished strong behind great defensive units.
Saquon Barkley is incredible but so are a lot of NFL running backs right now. We have seen a resurgence in the value of the RB position. The RB as a valuable pass catcher in modern offenses can’t be understated. Zeke Elliot showed that he’s more than just a ground and pound runner. Kamara creates all kinds of matchup problems for defenses and Todd Gurley is still a nightmare. The RB position feels as strong as it’s ever been.
That’s gonna do it for this blog, enjoy the games this weekend folks. GO BEARS!