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The Girls on Casting in Hollywood

This video is a hard one to watch. I think it pretty much outlines why representation is so important as well as our struggles as aspiring actresses in Los Angeles.

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Thalia
Age 21
Size US 12/14 (really depends on wear I shop)

I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I remember. It’s a constant battle but I’m wayy better now that I was before. Never would I have dressed this way a few years ago but now I give less of a shit what people have to say. I still care sometimes but I’m heading down the path where I’m accepting that this who I am. =]

at twelve

Let’s be twelve again.

It’s October.
The air, dry and bitter,
pinches goosebumps up our arms
as we strip to our trousers.
Our chests are smooth, hairless, milky brown and milky white,
and we haven’t yet noticed
we’re different colors.
We fling our shoes in the creek.

Our lips form
"Silent Night,"
"The Ballad of Diana,"
and the rebel yell.
Your grandfather keeps
his grandfather’s Civil War uniform
in a case.
We’ve seen it.
We rewrite the war and
split the victories in half.

The grass
scratches our soles
as we explore Mt. Olympus and Mt. Sinai;
I am Moses, tablets strapped to my back,
and you are Athena,
flocked by owls.
Your wandering eye
comes from wisdom,
and my twisted, lame foot
from God.

You be Herod.
I’ll be Pontius.
We’ll wipe out the world.
You be Romeo.
I’ll be Juliet.
We’ll run away to Texas.

We see everything
and conquer it twice.
We draw our own maps
in the dirt each morning.
Every night, the rain washes
away our muddy continents,
and we explore the world anew.

This 1964 ad touts the design of the forthcoming WOC Broadcast Center in Davenport, Iowa.  You can read much more about it and see pictures at this WOC tribute site.

B.J. Palmer, founder of the Palmer College of Chiropractic and Davenport, Iowa, radio station WOC, launched WOC-TV in 1949.  It was Iowa’s first TV station and carried programming from all four networks at the time.  It was a primary NBC affiliate due to WOC Radio’s longtime affiliation with NBC.

WOC-TV originally aired on Channel 5, but moved to Channel 6 in 1952 to avoid interference with WOI-TV in Ames, Iowa.  

Palmer Communications sold off the radio stations in 1986, forcing Channel 6 to change its call letters.  It became KWQC-TV.  Broad Street Television purchased the station in 1989.  Young Broadcasting bought it in 1995.  

As of 2014, Media General owns KWQC.  It remains an NBC affiliate.  KWQC-TV’s long-dominant local news operation still leads the Quad Cities TV market.

Here is a 1978 news promo:

Here is a mid-1980s WOC-TV sign-off:

Source: Wikipedia (KWQC-TV)

Still no schedule, still just posting as I get to ‘em. I’ve got North Dakota and Louisiana nearly done, along with a spot Illo mocking recent senate decisions and another mocking terrible Confederate decisions by Texas.

But for now NEW YORK!
I’m trying something with her because of the history of that state. I created the characters based on modern demographics, so she was a WoC; however, back in the colonial days, New York started as a mostly male dutch settlement. So -unless it totally fails to work- I’m going with the idea that these entities can change appearance, sometimes of their own choosing and sometimes based on circumstances.  

That Said:
- She is the state most willing to change to reflect what is current

- One of the most outspoken of the States. You will know what is on her mind if she feels you need to know it. One the other hand, she keeps confidences and secrets very well, and more than one State as gone o her for advice the wouldn’t ask anyone else. 

- Her temper is her weakness. She can be prone to acting rashly if angered or feels pushed into a corner. For example, she lashed out at Uncle during the Civil War because she didn’t feel the “hick” states were worth her people dying for (New York riots over the draft)

- She considers herself the most tolerant of the States, and sometimes others assume she is, but really is more likely to be the rudest of the States. 

- She has a special disdain for the Southern states, often considering them not worth her time, and when they are protesting something she likes, or advocating something she hates, New York complains loudly they they should have just let them go.

- Of all the states, she pays the most attention to World Events, and considers it her duty to provide decent world news to the other States even if they don’t want to hear it. 

- She hates hates HATES the Fox and has threatened to skin it alive if she can ever catch it. 

- She’s a casual dater, but has shown special interest in California, though many states assume they are closer than they really are.

- M to F transgender. Massachusetts was the State most supportive of her desire to be female (though all the states were supportive in one way or another).Only the 13 original colonies + a few states she has told (like Cali) know this. 

- Mass is one of her most frequent romantic partner, and even if they aren’t dating, they are close friends. Though New York has never said as much (never really needed to) Mass’s romantic interest in her means a lot to her, as Mass is a Lesbian. 

- she is also good friends with Maryland- the only Southern State New York is friendly with, Oregon, Cali, Illinois, and has a friendly fashion rivalry with Kentucky.) She also likes New Jersey, but will never admit it. She and NJ have the “I insult you not because I hate you, but out of tradition” thing going on, and he acts like a pestering younger brother. 

- Vermont is her actual younger brother and she is overly protective. 

- She and Penn argue over who was the leader of the Colonies during the Revolution, and he other 13 just let them go at it. 

- She and Mass have epic baseball arguments 

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