I’ve seen a post or two poking fun at Walker’s pink prison. Which, hey, I get. Pink doesn’t tend to be the first color that pops into your mind when you think prison.
But. There may be a reason for it.
May I present to you, Baker-Miller Pink.
Now, this doesn’t seem all that interesting. It’s pink. A nice shade of pink, but still pink. Big whoop. Thing is, this shade’s got an interesting history.
Back in the 1960s, a study was ran by Alexander Schauss to test how various shades of pink could influence a person’s mood and state of mind. This particular shade seemed to have the most calming effect.
Schauss decided to keep digging and found that color can even affect muscle strength. Once again, this pretty pink supposedly had the most profound results, with general energy and strength diminishing after exposure.
Jump ahead to 1979, Schauss and his team of researchers decide to do a larger scale test. They go to a correctional institute in Seattle and collaborate with the directors.
What did they do?
You guessed it. Pink prison cells.
And, more often than not, the same results applied in these situations too, with angry/aggressive inmates calming down after about 15 minutes.
There are modern studies that suggest that the results from prior experiments are unreliable, but regardless, this was- and still is- a common belief, with some prisons still having cells painted in this color.
Is it true? I got no idea, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
I remember learning about this a while back and immediately thinking of Walker’s prison. This obviously isn’t the same shade, but I think that can be chocked up to the show’s saturated color palette.
It certainly makes for an interesting explanation, be it in-world or easter egg.
i feel like Charlie would serenade someone with the song “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber
What I think each poet listen to when they want to chill out
Neil listens to the top 40s, like whatever’s popular at the time, I love him I swear I do but his music taste is shit
Todd listens to lo-fi playlist on YouTube or he goes to Cameron and Charlie’s room and listens to Cameron’s music
Cameron listens to classical and early jazz to calm himself down by the way, Chopin and Gershwin on the same playlist and he also listens to lo-fi if Todd ask but I think his music doesn’t vary far from this area at all (also I feel like he has super strict parents so this is all they allowed other than gospel music growing up and he just adores it and it makes him think of locking himself in his room with his sister and just chilling maybe eating stolen cookies or something) I think he adores Billie Holiday and will listen to Summertime anytime he get even minority stressed
Charlie will listen to anything from goth or punk to pop I feel like eh doesn’t vibe well with the classical music Cameron and Todd listen to but eh gets into the jazz music eh adores it especially anything big band or very horn centric eh also listen to punk and goth as I’ve mentioned before so there’s a lot of post wave music and big band on the same playlist and it drives Cameron a little bit crazy to switch from Peggy King to Bauhaus but it works also all of eir playlist are so chaotic
Pitts and Meeks have the exact same taste in music but it’s very wide like you’ll hear Mccafferty, The Smiths, ABBA, The Cure, Nicole Dollengager, Sinatra, Against Me!, Black Flags, Bikini Kill, Leon Bridges and Amanda Palmer all come out of their playlist in that order and also have a lot of early post wave and harder punk but this is there calm playlist and everyone else in the group hates it
Knox is right there with with Neil having a boring playlist of just whatever’s popular though maybe theres a bit of indie bedroom pop type stuff Pitts got him into that he vibes with about unrequited love cause the boys a simp
Modern dead poets society except the gang flirts with both of Meeks moms as a joke and they find it hilarious
SCRAMBLES IN LIKE AN ANIMAL. THE DP GHOST TRUCE BUT IT'S A WINTERTIME EVENT CELEBRATING THE ORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT OF PARIAH DARK, THE ONE TIME ALL GHOSTS IN THE GHOST ZONE WERE UNITED AGAINST A SINGLE ENTITY
Headcanons: The Afterlife of a Blob Ghost.
The humble Blob Ghost is perhaps the oldest classification of ghost that exists, the first things with basic sentience coalesced from the protoplasmic ectoplasmic…ectoplasm. They have remained largely unchanged for millennia.
Blob ghosts begin as frog-like eggs laid in the hollows of dead or dying trees, in spring. They stay through the bright, hot, inhospitable summer days in that cool dark place.
In fall, as the nights lengthen, they begin to hatch, consuming the ectoplasm from the rubbery shells as their first meal. For a few months, swarms of blob ghosts can be seen at night in the woods around Amity Park.
On the Autumnal Equinox, when the veil between worlds is thin, the Blob Ghosts flock to natural portals, instinctually following an ancient migration route.
In the Ghost Zone, Blob Ghosts consume the ambient ectoplasmic energy from around them. They travel in schools of up to 100, grouping together to appear bigger as a whole. Sometimes they mimic the forms of a larger, more intimidating ghost to ward off predators.
After spending about 10 years in the Zone, Blob Ghosts flock back to the veil to Amity Park, and in the days leading to the Spring Solstice they form ‘Ecto-Runs’, large rivers of densely packed Blob Ghosts. These Ecto Runs are essential for providing energy for larger, more complex ghosts.
On the Vernal Equinox Blob Ghosts push through the veil again, pouring into the material realm. They fly the same paths that their parents took, to the same forest and sometimes even the same tree. They lay their eggs, in the same dark cold places they sheltered in themselves.
And then they disintegrate.
Their only purpose for remaining was to pass on the duty to the next generation, and so they give up their forms and move on, however a Blob Ghost ascends.
Their yearly migration and spawning is essential to the survival of both the Zone and the material world. By bringing vital ectoplasmic energy to the other side, Blob Ghosts tether the two realms together. Without them, the two would drift apart, until no more mortals can reach their afterlife, until no more ghosts can move on. The slow entropy of our reality should be assured.
I genuinely need someone to do the DPS fandom calendar
dps came out in 1989, which was roughly 7 years into the 12 that Remus spent alone.
No thoughts just him watching it and being reminded of their time at hogwarts and the funky fresh emotions that came with that
yes i am aware that it is an american movie and he had no realistic way of watching it. be quiet.
okay another middle name headcanon
we don’t know what neil’s middle initial is but i’ve decided neil’s full name is neil thomas perry
his dads name his tom, and i’m just assuming that’s short for thomas, and neil was named after him
neil thomas perry my beloved<3
If DPS fandom created the script of dead poets society movie:
i think that if todd wore fluffy socks one day he would definitely show everyone excitedly.
Neil and Todd would dance in their kitchen at 3am to their old timey record player in their pyjamas and everything would be happy and good the movie ends after the play :’))