Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear!

The Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC America and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.

Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.

Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!”

Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, says: “Frost at Christmas - it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.” (x)

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SECRET’s Jieun will be releasing her new solo song, and TS Entertainment has now revealed that B.A.P’s Bang Yongguk will be featured on her title song!

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anonymous said:

I am a Jehovah's witness and I'll like to correct you. We do not believe in hell, we don't believe it exists. Why would God create a place to torture people for an eternity? come on, it's cruel and twisted and God is the opposite of that. Just want to clear this out :>

That’s really great to know. 

But I’ve still had numerous Jehovah’s Witnesses come to my door and talk about the non-Jehovah’s Witnesses and ‘practising homosexuals’ being killed off in some almighty disaster while Jehovah’s lil gang get spared all this and go off to live in paradise, presumably on the corpses of the rest of us.

There are definitely going to be good Jehovah’s Witnesses out there, and maybe the religion gets misrepresented, but so far all the ones that have come to my doorstep to bother me have been rotten. Smiley, soft-spoken, but still spouting off offensive bigotry. 

I would rather they didn’t come to my home to tell me I am going to be killed off, thanks. If they could keep it to their own lil meetings that would be grand. 

xxx

We wtorek w polskim zespole byli zawodnicy, którzy odgrywali rolę Spiridonowa. Mecz z Polakami zostawił gorzki smak w naszych ustach. Nie tylo przegraliśmy, ale też niektórzy z rywali okazali nam brak szacunku. Numer 13 na przykład. Takie rzeczy się zapamiętuje. Jeśli przyjdzie nam grać z Polakami raz jeszcze nasza motywacja będzie przez to tylko większa
—  Leandro Vissotto
'Worth It' (SNK; JeanMarco) NSFW

Okie dokie, so after the warm reception Number Seven received, I had numerous requests for a sequel, most of which were asking for some NSFW. So since my birthday is tomorrow, I figured I’d post this as a little gift back to you guys, as a thank you for all the love & support. :)

Notes: Let’s just say both boys are 18 here, since seniors CAN technically be adults, and since this is really NSFW.

Title: 'Worth It' (Sequel to ‘Number Seven’) SNK; JeanMarco - NSFW

Summary

"Let’s go, number seven," he said between messy kisses. "We’re on a tight schedule, remember?"

In which cheerleader!Jean & jock!Marco enjoy some locker room alone time.

Warning(?) - This is a little rougher than I usually write, but OH WELL WHY NOT? 

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also something that bugs me, while i’m on the subject…

sometimes i get these weird passive-aggressive asks from anons asking things like ‘why are you so obsessed with korrasami? why not just choose another femslash ship from something where it is canon/likely to be canon?’ or something along those lines. or just anything in general that is like ‘explain to me what makes this particular femslash ship so special’

like um…the chances of me replying to those are slim to none, because the whole ‘you must defend yourself to be allowed to ship this thing!!’ is kind of a fucking rude attitude to take with anyone, and especially with a queer person and the particular queer ship they prefer

trust me there are reasons - sometimes very personal, sometimes too numerous and complicated to even get into - but i don’t owe those to you. i might (and do!) get into it if i’m in the mood - hell my blog in general should give plenty of reasons - just fucking look at the things i post and the things i say! not hard!, but if you’re going to ask me in this passive-aggressive way for me to ‘defend’ my shipping preferences, i’m probably just gonna roll my eyes and ignore cause i don’t owe you shit :D

…just sayin. carry on~

Hi! The name’s Alyson, or Aly, and I’m currently located in Missouri and going to college for English. I love to travel, most likely because I grew up as a military kid.

Because of my major I’m sure you can gather that I love stories, so I love reading, writing, so many different TV shows and just numerous amounts of nerdy things. 

I could use some friends so drop me a line!

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The BBC have announced that Nick Frost, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton will guest star in the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The full BBC press release follows:

Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.

Nick Frost, actor and screenwriter, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles, including Spaced, The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Cuban Fury and Paul, which he also wrote.

Nick comments: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas Special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan-boy squeals!”

Michael Troughton (Breathless, The New Statesman), who has recently returned to acting, will follow in his father’s footsteps by appearing in Doctor Who. His father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.

They will be joined by Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street, Ideal, Strictly Come Dancing), Faye Marsay (Pride, The White Queen, Fresh Meat) and Nathan McMullen (Misfits, Casualty).

Steven Moffat said: “Frost at Christmas - it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”

The Doctor Who Christmas Special will air on BBC One. Written by Steven Moffat and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Strike Back, Combat Kids), it will be shot in Cardiff at BBC Wales Roath Lock Studios.

Sebastião Salgado talks to educators during a tour of the exhibition, which is now open. Our Community Programs team offer numerous #artseducation resources for every exhibition. #SSalgadoGenesis (at ICP - International Center of Photography)

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A Conversation with Mark Landis: America’s Best Art Forger

What would you do if you could perfectly replicate any famous piece of art? Mark Landis has made a reputation for himself as America’s best art forger, replicating works from Picasso to Walt Disney in mind-boggling similarities. The disparity between his forgeries and the actual art pieces are near non-existent as numerous museums have already displayed his works to the public. Instead of incurring monetary compensation for his works, Landis freely donates the forged pieces, reveling in his success at duping high museum officials rather than collecting a fee. Check out the above clip on his creative process with the full story here and be wary of the next museum you visit; it could be a Mark Landis masterpiece.

anonymous said:

Are there rumours that Michael is dating Chrissy? If so, do you think they're true?

There’s always rumours that Michael and Chrissy are dating but they’ve both said numerous times on social media that they’re just friends…and like…regardless…I mean *shrug* Apparently she’s a cool girl and I want him to hang out with cool people and have fun and whatever so ! idk I’m not really thinking about it

(and before I get asked, Chrissy Costanza is a friend of Michael’s and a musician in the band Against the Current!)

i wrote a short story for class and most of the critique i got back was really thought out and valid and cool but then one white woman at the back was like “no i’m sorry i don’t understand why is she a filipino mermaid? what is a kataw? i don’t understand why you had to use filipino myth because mermaids aren’t filipino why did you have to do that”

i was like ugh ok but i explained to her that i had purposefully included an aspect of my own culture because i never, and i mean never, see it represented in mainstream media and if i only ever publish like seven short stories or something in my lifetime they’re all going to have filipino characters

i didn’t even want to start the battle about how there have been stories about sea-dwelling finned creatures of numerous descriptions and abilities across the globe and mermaids either never were or are no longer strictly european

then she started getting really annoyed and irritated and just kept saying “i don’t understand why you had to do that like i thought mermaids were European and it really confused me because i didn’t know what she was and i didn’t understand the ending”

it just got to the point where the whole class was yelling about it and two other girls were like “she put all the explanation you needed right in the story why were you even confused” and the tutor literally yelled “GOOGLE” across the classroom at her and she was still really all huffy about me putting a SEAsian character and culture aspect in my short story like how dare i grrr white woman gettin all riled up and ready to fight

it kept coming back to “why did you have to do that” and all i got from her was basically that representing and exploring my own culture was unnecessary and made my work confusing to Western audiences who couldn’t be bothered getting up off their arse and learning about other cultures unless those cultures were pushed into their space

so my question then is if I’m not allowed to push my culture into Western space because it’s “too confusing” then how is it ever going to become not confusing

TL;DR - I write a short story involving a Kataw, white classmate gets pissed at me for confusing her with Filipino culture

Journalism or Voyeurism?! “@deepikapadukone: Supposedly India’s ‘LEADING’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!??

An entertainment news portal tweeted a screenshot of Padukone in the film “Finding Fanny” along with the comment “Deepika’s cleavage show.” The actress and numerous others hit back on Twitter.

Bollywood Actress Deepika Padukone: ‘Yes! I Am a Woman. I Have Breasts and a Cleavage! You Got a Problem?!’

Ten Tracks for People Who Know Nothing About John Coltrane

This is a great idea: ten John Coltrane tracks for people who don’t know anything about John Coltrane. It is an interesting collection because there are few obvious tracks in the batch and numerous examples of Trane with everyone from Miles to Kenny Burrell to Duke Ellington to Johnny Hartman, as well his recordings as a leader. It would be easy to quibble with the choices and pick other selections, but why? This is a wonderful sampling for people that know a hell of a lot about Coltrane as well. It is amazing the wonderful, vast recorded legacy he left in just 12 years of recording.

-Michael Cuscuna
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anonymous said:

[TF/Graves] TF is careful to avoid bars he knows Graves frequents... usually. He decides to try his luck this time and Graves is too far into his beer to be anything more than annoyed. Disgruntled reminiscing & maybe a drunken confession? Maybe TF already knew, maybe he didn't-- either way, he's got the best bluff in the game.

If Graves were to split his life into its most important stages, he’d probably split it two ways: Before Twisted Fate, and After Twisted Fate.

Perhaps—if he happens to feel particularly numeral that day—he might even add a third stage: With Twisted Fate.

But no matter how hard he tries to, Graves will never be able to deny the fact that his life—both his past and his present—has ever not revolved around that man.

And so, it comes as no surprise that—when Twisted Fate returns to him, face apologetic and rough with understanding—he simply can’t find it in himself to mind. Or, perhaps, he’s just too many glasses in to truly care as much as he should.

“May I sit here?” Fate’s voice inquires softly, gesturing to the stool beside him.

Graves grimaces. “I hate you,” he grumbles by way of reply, but Fate sits down anyway.

The man shuffles beside him as Graves orders himself another beer, quietly refusing the bartender’s offer for one of his own. Fate’s words are as silky smooth as ever, and Graves finds himself

He doesn’t want to chat—really, he doesn’t—yet Graves still finds words to spare for the other man. And after every beer, Graves finds himself loosening—the jokes are coming faster, the old sense of partnership returning to their very beings as if, Graves thinks, it had never even left. They speak in low tones as the bustle of of the bar slowly dwindles into a pleasant hum, their words occasionally punctured by a bark of understanding laughter.

It’s three drinks on Graves’ part later—and still none yet on Fate’s—that Graves finally lets out a nearly resentful sigh.

“I still hate you,” he says again, more for his own benefit than for Fate’s. His finds tighten around his once again empty glass. “Yet sometimes, I still find myself wanting us to try again,” Graves sighs, and his face twisting into a soft grimace. He barely registers the fact that Twisted Fate is holding his breath, his own face morphed into one of guarded nervousness. “To try us, again.”

There’s a soft pause as Fate registers his meaning—the true weight behind his words—and Graves watches varying emotions flit across the man’s face.

"Us," Fate repeats, the word rolling off his tongue like a long forgotten melody. His eyes shine bright in the darkness of the Bilgewater Tavern—just like they had the first time they had met—and his gaze settles into one that Graves has trouble holding. He quickly looks away.

The gunman knows a denial when he sees one, and the soft wonder that shines through Fate’s face is a very far cry from that. Fate always had been terrible at hiding his emotions from him, and for the first time in a long time, Graves is truly grateful. There’s nothing more to be said on the matter, and—finishing off the last of his drink—Graves gestures for the bartender’s quick return.

This time, Twisted Fate orders himself a round, too.

It’s with this subtle shift that both men continue to speak together well into the night. The alcohol burns heavy down the both of their throats, but Graves’ heart feels somehow lighter than ever before.

And it is, without a doubt, the beginning of yet another chapter in Graves’ Fate-centric life.

LA Cops Kill A Person Every Week, And 82% Of The Dead Are Black Or Latino

LA Cops Kill A Person Every Week, And 82% Of The Dead Are Black Or Latino

Los Angeles law enforcement officers have killed 600 predominantly black and latino citizens since 2000, averaging a person a week, finds a hard-hitting report by the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition.

As Huffington Post reports:

The report, titled “Don’t Shoot to Kill,” examines homicide data from the Los Angeles County coroner’s department and incorporates details from numerous media reports…

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Doctor Who Christmas confirms Nick Frost, Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen, Michael Troughton

#DoctorWho Christmas special confirm @nickjfrost @NatalieGumede @FayeMarsay @Nathan_McMullen @mwtroughton

Production on 2014’s Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun, with a host of British acting talent set to appear. The Doctor Who Christmas special, a cracker of a highlight in the festive season’s schedule, will air this Christmas on BBC One and promises to be an action-packed, unmissable adventure.

Nick Frost, actor and screen writer, has starred in numerous hit film and television roles,…

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winkyface-emoji said:

the fact that you are calling people out for trying to support Ferguson is ridiculous. yes Australians made mistakes by taking land from the aboriginals but don't forget that we have a whole day in which me commemorate the lives lost and the children that had been taken away from their families. we also have numerous charities dedicated to helping the indigenous and we them to teach us about their culture. please do your fucking homework before you try to accuse us for raising awareness.

lol i was waiting for something like this

"the indigenous" "charities" "teach us about their culture" i am just laughing

one WHOLE DAY in the year !!!! i am just. lol

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