GALE HANSEN as CHARLIE DALTON in DEAD POETS SOCIETY (1989) dir. Peter Weir.
have a stick pic
thank you! i love stick <333
I woke up expecting many things today, but seeing dylan kussman use the word ‘slay’ was not one of them
wow I didn’t know I needed this
i saw this when it was posted and had to blink just to see if i was dreaming
The fact that i think the context was him running onto a surfboard to ride a wave makes him slay harder
Okay I have something to point out. So, after Knox ruins Chris’ life at her school he takes a piece of toast from the kitchen right. Knox biked to Chris’ school, meaning he got on his bike to go back to Welton.
What happened to the piece of toast during the time Knox was biking? Did he just hold it in his hands? Put it in his pocket? Hold it with his mouth like an anime girl?
The obvious answer is that Knox just ate the piece of toast before getting on his bike and riding back to Welton. And that makes complete sense and is an incredibly logical solution to this Knox’s piece of toast dilemma.
But Knox is still eating the piece of toast when he gets to Welton.
Why did Knox fucking WAIT TO FINISH THE TOAST AT WELTON?? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EAT A PIECE OF TOAST MR OVERSTREET? DID KNOX GET ON HIS BIKE AND JUST WAIT TO GET TO WELTON SO THAT HE COULD EAT THE TOAST IN FRONT OF HIS FRIENDS? ARE ALL THE POETS BESIDES KNOX GLUTEN INTOLERANT AND HE WAS RUBBING IT IN?
We’re all wrong. The weirdest thing about Knox isn’t his simpery over Chris. It’s his choice to wait to finish a piece of toast after biking back to school.
Though I LOVE the idea of Knox just keeping the piece of bread on his mouth the whole bike ride like an anime school girl…
XD I think the kitchen was from Welton haha
I think those are Welton logos/insignias
Welton has that old brown paneling kind of architecture and the public school has more “modern” architecture of the time
I just don’t think they had time to film him biking back to Welton after his time at Chris’ school.
Though, petition to see Knox eating bread like an anime school girl
(will draw this maybe hahah someone ask me lmao)
ALSO, Knox and Pitts CONFIRMED bread enthusiasts
oh my i love this!!! also in the first picture the chef is making what looks to be pasta and i’m pretty sure that’s what they had that night? i’m not sure if it was earlier or not but i do remember them having pasta :P
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
college anderperry - the first big grown-up fight
I CAN SEE IT, HEAR IT, FEEL IT, SENSE IT–
“That’s just you,” Neil said as he popped a few snacks into his mouth nonchalantly.
Todd looks at him with an exasperated sigh. He thinks that Neil is being insensitive at that moment and yet he couldn’t bring it to himself to scold him.
They’ve been having this sort of “cold war” between them ever since Todd decided to stay in more often in college. They were unfortunately in a long distance relationship at that time and these were one of the few instances they could see each other. Yeah, late night phone calls usually did the trick but driving a couple of hours to see each other has become a detriment on Todd’s focus and stamina. Now it seems, Todd’s stress has manifested and let itself be known to Neil, he himself who’s been having a lot of his own issues being alone at an Acting school much to his parents’ distaste. Todd told Neil that they should spend less time driving up to see each other at least for the current semester but Neil was being too stubborn since he thinks Todd isn’t taking their relationship as seriously as he was.
“Todd,” he breaks the silence, rolling his eyes. “You can’t act like you’re the only one stressed right now-”
“I am stressed Neil! I have to– I drive up here every Friday and the only thing we do is just fight now– I’m starting to think you don’t want any of this!” Todd shouts, his tears starting to flood his eyes.
Neil for a second thought this was another typical fight they could get over in a few hugs or talks but the expression on Todd’s face struck something in him.
“W-wait,” He looked up at Todd worriedly. “Todd–”
“You think that I want to be like this?! That I like making it a big deal? Sometimes I feel like you forget that I’m constantly worried about you.”
“S-So, you think it’s burden being in a relationship with me?” Neil said, not intending for it to sound brash but it did to Todd’s ears.
“Are— Are you kidding me right now??” Todd shot his eyes up at Neil, ears red, his eyes finally crying.
“Well, I don’t know! You sound like you hate being around me.” Neil wipes his face, his back sweating, preparing for the worst as he tensed up his shoulders. “Ever since we started having these fights, I kept noticing it- That’s–”
Todd wasn’t sure if he was angry but he wasn’t thinking a clearly. “Neil! If you were ever a burden to me, I would have TOLD you by now– I’m not a martyr for being your boyfriend-”
“But you just complained about coming over every week. You sound like you’re looking for a fucking reason to leave me!”
“Why the fuck would you think that-” Todd rarely swears and Neil’s fight or flight senses turned on and he buckled his shoulders even more.
“You- you sound like you’re about to break up with me! That’s why I keep asking you to come over! We can’t end this- not now.”
So that’s why Neil’s been asking him to come over more often.
“Neil…” Todd looks up at Neil, whose eyes are just as red and wet from crying as his were. Neil was making his way towards Todd now, grabbing him in for a desperate hug.
This hug seems familiar, but it was the other way around. When Neil came back after his attempt, Todd was the one clinging to him with this much desperation. This must’ve been how it was like on the receiving end of his hug. “Todd– I’m sorry, please, I’m so sorry-”
“Neil…” Todd was crying too, not caring if they were out in the open. Parks out here don’t general have a lot of crowds anyway.
“Todd, please- Don’t leave me, I– We can work this out, please.” Todd looks at Neil’s buried face on his shoulder, he was slouched over him this time. Todd hugged his taller boyfriend tightly.
“Neil… I’m sorry…” Todd gently stroked Neil’s back. “Hey… I’m not breaking up with you, I promise.”
These words made Neil hug Todd even tighter like a scared kid who’d been lost in a mall for several minutes. They rarely ever fight like this, they’d never fought this badly that it reached them doubting their relationship. But as Todd and Neil held each other, Todd remembered why he was stressed in the first place.
Neil was his anchor, his stability during college. Neil kept Todd sane and safe whenever they were at Welton and he wasn’t used to the lack of routine during this first year at college. He thought lessening their meetings would solve his dependency but it turned out to have made him more irritable and unused to Neil’s presence because it felt too short to make an impact. Todd realized that the real cure to his pain was to make their shorter moments count more. He had to make use of whatever short amount of time they have together because God knows he didn’t before.
Neil on the other hand felt stupid, he felt dumb to ever put Todd through this feeling. He’s been forcing Todd to meet him, he’s been unusually possessive when he knows Todd wouldn’t leave him without a reason. Just like when he felt he was unwanted back then. His paranoia, the creeping doubt in his mind telling him he was toxic for wanting to be with Todd was what made him act so irrationally, so entitled to Todd. He wasn’t used to small doses of Todd’s hugs, but God when they hugged it felt so right.
In that hug, both of them expressed their pains so vividly, words didn’t need to be told.
Though, they still wanted to communicate them of course.
“Look, sweetie, I’ll try to drive out to you too this semester, I know you wanna focus on your assignments–” Neil cradled Todd’s head gently.
“I’ll also make sure we can actually hang out in private for once… I missed hugging you, hugging like this.” Todd mentioned, despite a few passerby’s looked at them.
Neil pressed a chaste kiss onto Todd’s lips. “Sounds like a plan.”
They made better agreements from then on. This might have been their first “grown up” fight, and this might’ve not been their last, but this was the last time they ever thought they’d leave each other.
Look, I have weirdly a lot of time on my hands to make drabbles than to finish my on-going fics, alright? But yes, comment on my fics to motivate me lmaooo
I loved it thank you
Neil would always have petnames/ nicknames for Todd ;u;; because he likes so many words on Todd.
Sweetie, Love, pumpkin, sugar, honey, flour, egg, baking soda. Mix until well incorporated. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes on 350 degrees, bake for 30 mins and you get a Todd so flustered you’d have to resuscitate him.
that was so smooth lmaooo
PUMPKIN!? EXCUSE ME WHILE I SCREAM
“Hey, Pumpkin.” Neil said to Todd as he arrived at his dorm that week. Todd tried to dismiss the new pet name Neil had given him for that week so he wouldn’t blush again.
“Hey, dummy.” Todd gave him a quick hug before letting him in.
“Sweetie, mind if I place the beers here?” Neil calls from the mini fridge.
Todd tried not to audibly scoff at Neil’s audacious choice of words. “S-sure!”
That’s it. Todd marched his way to Neil and wrapped his arms around his neck to pull him down for a passionate kiss. The kiss was energetic enough that it nearly depleted Neil’s ability to stand up straight. He’d return the enthusiasm but Todd pulled away quickly. “L-less nicknames for now, okay? You’re here to help me with my Gen Ed homework, not make me blush.”
Neil, now the one blushing, slowly nodded at Todd’s request.
He wonders how many more nicknames he could come up with that night.
this. is. so. good.
Charlie would be Neil’s best man at Neil and Todd’s wedding
Charlie could be the type to get an online ordainship thing so he can marry them himself askdjlkasjdl
“NEIL DO YOU TAKE TODD AS YOUR HUSBAND”
“Ch-Charlie you don’t have to shout– But, yes, yes I do.”
“AND DO YOU TODD–”
“Yes, I do– please stop yelling–
"MY THE POWER INVESTED BY ME BY AN ONLINE COURSE, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU MARRIED!!” Charlie squeals
Charlie would be Neil’s best man at Neil and Todd’s wedding
TimeLapse Video of “Rumor Has It”
Took me a while to get Meeks
, the Bussy Slayer, correctly
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I’ll keep reblogging your guys’ tags from now on asjdhasjkdhaskd THANK YOU :(((sjahdjkashdk
friends to lovers never had a bad track. “scared i’ll ruin what we have” SLAPS. “friendship cuddles while secretly dying inside” BANGER. “teasing each other and holding eye contact for a little too long” KILLS ME. and don’t even get me STARTED on “screaming i love you in the middle of a heated argument.”
Neil and Todd would be the best boyfriends to each other and that’s a fact
Pitts and Meeks are totally the guys who watch anime and reference the anime they are currently watching and everyone is like ??
Brutal by Olivia Rodrigo x Dead Poets Society
I’m so insecure, I think
That I’ll die before I drink
And I’m so caught up in the news of who likes me and who hates you
I’m so tired that I might quit my job and start a new life
And they’d be so disappointed cause who am I if not exploited
And I’m so sick of 17, where’s my fucking teenage dream
If someone tells me one more time to “enjoy my youth” I’m gonna cry
And I don’t stick up for myself
And I’m anxious and nothing can help I wish I’d done this before
And I wish people liked me more
jo march in little women (2019) was like [you’ll be bored of him in two years and we’ll be interesting forever] [i love my liberty too well to give it up anytime soon] [can i call you teddy] [but i’m so lonely] [i want to be loved] [i can’t believe childhood is over]
Charlie: oo looks like someone has a crush
Neil: I just think Todd is cool
Neil: it’s like I stay up at night thinking about him
Neil, later that night: uh oh
idk if anyone’s already done this but here’s some of my personal hcs,,,
pitts at yale !!
• meeks was the first person he told when he got in & he was SO PROUD
• pitts studies science & astronomy,, he loves space
• he writes to the other poets every week, a personalised letter for each of them
• he also buys gifts for meeks, like books, cuddly toys & baked goods :’)
• he’s super reserved at first but once he opens up everyone loves him
• he’s totally the class clown
• his class are all really impressed when he tells them about the radio, he feels really proud of himself :)
• the poets come to visit him over the summer, charlie insists on driving bc he’S ThE BeSt aT It
• but without pitts to give him directions he gets them totally lost
• “PITTSIE WE’RE LOST COME SAVE US”
• pitts is SO HAPPY to see everyone & gives them really big hugs
• he lends meeks his yale sweater,,, it drowns him but meeks still wears it every day
tagging some mutuals but pls lmk if u want to be untagged <3