Category: thoughts

#6: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – A review …

akastoryholic:

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Hey, I’m Tulip. Every once in a while, when I can get rid of Jesse and Cassidy and just fucking stop thinking about this messed up world, I like to grab a beer, settle down and watch a movie. An old one, you know. The kind that reminds me of movie nights with Jesse when we were kids, running around in our pajamas, pretending to be lawful cowboys. Huh. Things change, shit happens. It still warms my heart, though.

One of my favorite movies is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I remember Jesse saying Blondie’s lines while we were watching it. Now we’re driving around, looking for God. I’d rather be chasing a bag of money. I feel like this movie ended up being a little to close to my reality. Hell, now that Cassidy has joined us, we even became the Unholy Trinity. I wonder who’s who.

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What I like about this movie is the lonely spirit of the characters, teaming up only because of a common goal, but perfectly understanding each other’s personality. That’s what makes the best teammates, in my opinion. I think the message of the story is “never fucking trust anybody” and “keep your damn mouth shut”. Of course, you also can’t help but enjoy the dirt of the desert sand, the burning sun, the gleam of the guns, the cliché outfits, and those awesome lines. “You see, in this world, there is two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.” Always be the one with the loaded gun, that’s my rule.

Also, young Clint Eastwood is hot.

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Keep your mouth shut and kick ass.
Tulip­—

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 feature film by Sergio Leone.
Tulip O’Hare is a character from the TV show Preacher, based on the comic book series of the same name.

also. Angel Eyes :) :) :)

also. Angel Eyes 🙂 🙂 🙂

First impressions: …aw what a nice dude eating the soup. (I knew there was a Bad! I didn’t know it was him!)

Impressions now: Lee Van Cleef is way cool y’all.

Favourite moment: the whole “a golden haired angel” bit, both cos of what it says about his prior partnership and the one he’ll have…

Idea for a story: I suppose I Could tell a story about how he learned weird blood magic for Animal Magnetism.

Unpopular Opinion: …do I have any? Hmm. I do figure he’s lying through his teeth about believing Blondie wouldn’t talk under pressure, but attracting flies works better with honey.

Favourite relationship: …no wait THIS is the unpopular opinion, which is to say if he’s shagging anybody I figure it’s Wallace. Er. See, this is why I figure fic and canon should be gently detached, cos my strict movie read and what I’m willing to write are so different here!

Anyway in fic it’s the Trio. Bless.

Favourite headcanon: …soup. 

Ooh Tuco.

Ooh Tuco.

First impression

He’s cute and has his funny moments but I’m also tired of westerns portraying poc in particular as comic relief/sidekicks

Impression now

Once again, thank god for this fandom and their storytelling skills

Favorite moment

I like how open and real and truthful he got in that whole scene with his brother. I think in the whole movie, aside from him running around the cemetery, that was my favorite part

Idea for a story

I think I would like to see someones take on his backstory

Unpopular opinion

I??? Don’t think I have one??

Favorite relationship

This is gonna sound super corny but I like his relationship with himself if that makes any sense. With Blondie it’s like a love-hate (I’m referring to canon here) and with Angel he doesn’t really have one? But with himself he’s so comfortable in who he is and how he carries himself it’s really….I can stan

Favorite headcanon

I saw a comic (it’s was also 70s au) someone drew of him in a v colorful shirt and I can stand behind this

Blondie!

Blondie!

First impression

He seems kind of quiet and in his own world, I can appreciate that. I think I like him.

Impression now

Hello 70s au, character headcanons, fics, in depth analyses, and backstories 💕💕💕

Favorite moment

It’s two moments that….okay three moments. The one where he’s leaning through that (ladder?) thing, nodding in encouragement at Tuco to assure him he has his back when they’re in that abandoned town place. The second is when he gives that soldier his cigar. The third is the scene where he lights the canon. I lied, there’s a fourth. Sharing his cigar with Tuco after the latter’s fall out with his brother.

Idea for a story

I think @bleak-nomads had a photoset/moodboard I absolutely fell in love with that was hinting at a vampire au and I secretly wanted to write that

Unpopular opinion

He’s not all that good! The kitten scene doesn’t count! Kittens bring out the best in people no matter what!! If I handed you a kitten in a cowboy hat you will coo over it and pet its lil head too! I demand the irb committee to review this study and i propose a new one without baby animals bc that’s basically cheating

Favorite relationship

I find his relationship with angel eyes very……interesting. I could probably write an entire dissertation on it but I will refrain

Favorite headcanon

Someone said his name was Daniel and I basically ran with it

Angel Eyes!

Angel Eyes!

And I will tell you my:

  • First impression

….this man is hot

  • Impression now

Some combination of (for canon/Tweechik angel):

  1. hnngh ugh Angel Eyes hot
  2. “you moron, you fucking narcissistic idiot, I should throw you off a cliff”
  3. this is my comfort trash can character and I will protect his horrible ass at all costs

For 70s Angel “this is sweet murderous sweaterboy, I want to hug him at all times”

  • Favorite moment

Hmm, when he strong-arms Blondie into partnership with him. What a powerbottom bastard move. I love him!

  • Idea for a story

OH BUDDY OH BOY smdh I should not be allowed to answer this quesiton. I’ve answered it already so many times and I’m still uh. answering it.

Fic to come?

  • Unpopular opinion

I don’t think this is an unpopular opinion at all, but bastard got what was coming to him in the finale. V. satisfying death. 

  • Favorite relationship

Oh god. Again, contractually obliged to answer Blondeyes, but Tucoeyes gives me so many feelings. Also the trio? 

I think I just like ships if Angel is involved, tbqh. 

  • Favorite headcanon

Latin bullshit 🙂 I’m. so damn proud. 

Tuco for the asks!

Tuco for the asks!

First impressions: …the moment when he’s frantically trying to mount the horse and Blondie helps him up, was that when I realised I liked him?

Impressions now: white dudes playing POC is a fraught question but dang I needed this story in my life, so.

Favorite moment: for the sake of variety, let’s say “that bit when Eli is veering to avoid Surprise Dog” in the cemetery. Lols.

Idea for a story: having given way to the inevitable and given him a goodish number of cousins for the 70s AU, I kinda wanna do a post canon story where Blondie tags along with him for Christmas and everything is v. Catholic and Mexican and Blondie is. Awkward. 

Unpopular opinion: …yeah ok so it’s valid to say “he says he’s married, he is” but I’d. Rather think he’s saying that to piss off Pablo.

Favourite relationship: ….yeah Blonco no question. Can’t say Angel Eyes, despite intriguing backstory implications and soup sharing, cos Blondie might play mind games but at least he doesn’t lose teeth in that relationship. Christ.

Favourite headcanon: oranges? Oranges.

BLONDIIIIIEEEEEE

BLONDIIIIIEEEEEE

And I will tell you my:

  • First impression

“Clint Eastwood is overrated”

  • Impression now

SADBOY IS MY SON. I LOVE HIM. 

  • Favorite moment

When he squints at Angel Eyes with such undisguised loathing in the end mexican standoff. unf. 

  • Idea for a story

Buddy, BUDDY, B U D D Y. 

nah but I’m writing about 70s Blondie right now! he’s in an art gallery with his assassin boyfriend and is feeling both religiously conflicted and a little sad about his absent hustler boyfriend. 

  • Unpopular opinion

He’s not a good guy at all, he just occasionally and clumsily does good-ish things. Does a hell of a lot more bad ones. 

  • Favorite relationship

Fuck. I’m contractually obliged to say Blondeyes, but also like. The Trio I’m so goddamn fond of might actually be equal now. 

blondeyes had my heart first though <3

  • Favorite headcanon

I’m really really happy with the whole “I don’t think it’s possible for me to be good, so I’m just going to half-heartedly be bad and then clumsily do good and feel guilty about it” complex. Like giving Blondie poor relationship to his own narrative is just a good thing in general, and I love the different and complex ways @thatdeepandlovelydark has done it as well. 

Regular

bleak-nomads:

I will probably never be over the aesthetic of Angel begrudgingly taking care of a drunk Blondie who is all fucked up because of something Angel did or thinking that Angel was hurt or dead somehow

Regular

thatdeepandlovelydark:

bloncos:

Ok, so, what is the thing Tuco wears around his neck?

This started bugging me recently. I figured it was probably something with religious significance, since a couple times when he crosses himself compulsively, he also kisses it and holds it over each shoulder for a second. So I just googled to see if anyone else knew, and fortunately someone else was way ahead of me on this question!

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replying to two year old posts, I am daft- but that’s a scapular. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and there’s a notion that if you die wearing one, you won’t go to hell. 

Which is a very important thing to know, if you’re a cheerful murder-happy bandit who nevertheless crosses himself in graveyards. 

Ah, thank you! I feel like I should have known that term. Reading the wikipedia article on it now though, it doesn’t seem like it is always necessarily dedicated to Mary, as opposed to other saints, since it can depict other saints, martyrs, or even just verses from scripture. I would believe that there is probably a link to her regardless, though. (In Fatima, she was described as appearing with a rosary in one hand and a scapular in the other).

Interesting to know of that specific belief about being saved from hell though! Definitely something Tuco would be happy to have then.

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seainspace:

That’s a kitten. In his hat. He was just sitting there in a room full of gunslingers he doesn’t trust, playing with a kitten.