The Second ‘Star’ to the Right

An interesting fact about Peter Pan is that the phrase “Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning” never appears in the original play or novel. In fact, it never appears in anything J.M. Barrie wrote. The phrase was “Second to the right and straight on till morning”. It wasn’t until the Disney adaptation in 1953 (about 50 years after the original premiered) that the famous line was added. Now almost every adaptation uses it and it is often misquoted to Barrie. Even the Finding Neverland musical about Barrie writing Peter Pan uses that phrase (which makes zero sense, but whatevs). 

The reason why this distinction is so important, however, is that in the novel Peter is stated to have made the directions up on the spot to impress Wendy. He doesn’t know how to get to Neverland - he just flies around for three days until he gets there. The closest adaption that has come to capturing this was P.J. Hogan’s 2003 Peter Pan. Peter is a child - children hardly ever pay attention to directions. It’s stated that they only found the island because the island was looking for them

But other than that, it also supports the idea that Neverland is not a real place - it’s not a destination one can plot on a map - it’s an ideal, a concept. It exists in the minds of the children who visit it. It’s not something people or animals can just go to, not without Peter, not without a reason to find it. It’s stated in the novel that all the children recognize it immediately when they get there and all of the children see it differently. John saw  “a lagoon with flamingos flying over it” while Michael saw  “a flamingo with lagoons flying over it”. Neverland is meant to be the inside of a child’s mind, a place of fantasy and freedom. Putting specific directions to it, no matter how fantastical those directions may be, puts it in reality and provides a clarity to both Peter and the island that was never originally intended. 

anonymous asked:

is it "bad" to bring up shipping at a con? I mean, don't they want you to ask questions about the show and the relationships that develop. people say its disrespectful but I don't see how it is as long as its not anything sexual.

Shipping questions put the actor in an impossible position. They have no control over who their character ends up with, they don’t even know where the plot is headed until a week before an episode is filmed. A couple years ago at JIB Jensen answered a question about Destiel by saying he and Misha don’t currently play the characters that way. He didn’t say he was opposed to playing them differently in the future he just stated a fact about how the actors are currently playing the roles. The audience reacted unkindly to him and within an hour rumors were running rampant on social media claiming Jensen had made anti-gay comments. He hadn’t, but the videos weren’t on-line yet and fans were willing to believe the people claiming to be eye witnesses. Once the videos came out I saw that he’d been misquoted but many fans never bothered to check the video and I still occasionally see posts from people who believe Jensen is anti-gay because of that incident. 

If an actors says they’re pro a certain ship rumors often get started claiming the actor confirmed the ship is going canon. Rumors like that can get an actor fined or fired. This is why it’s not a good idea to ask shipping questions, no matter how the actors answer rumors can get started. Most of the actors are okay with jokes and fun comments about shipping, in fact at a recent con Richard Speight Jr made a joke about being a prophet who was there to spread the gospel of Destiel. But when it comes to shipping don’t ask them anything that they’d have to give a serious answer to, they have no control over these things and any rumors that get started can cause problems for them. 

We have this expression, Christy and I: ‘’ We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day. ‘’

Spoken in Vogue (1990) to Jonathan Van Meter, talking about money and how she and a few other models were calling the shots and changing the game:

Often misquoted as: “We don’t get out of bed for less than…” or “I don’t get out of bed for less than…”

‘’ I feel like those words are going to be engraved on my tombstone. It was brought up every single time I did an interview. I apologized for it; I acknowledged it; I said it was true; I said it was a joke. Do I regret it? I used to regret. Not anymore. I don’t regret anything anymore.’’