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PSA: You should be watching Pitch

Seriously.  This is a show about A WOMAN OF COLOR PITCHING IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.  Like, you know how with all the election talk, women are saying how when they were little girls, they never thought they could be President because of representation?  So I haven’t been identifying with that cause I never really thought about that as a kid (I didn’t want to be President, but I also just kinda figured I could if I wanted to).  But you know what I sure as hell thought I could never do?  Play baseball.  I played tee ball and was the only girl on the team.  Even now, when I’ve been following MLB for years, I just assumed that I would never see a woman play.  Even now, little girls aren’t playing baseball (my husband coached the ONLY girl in his league this summer).  They’re giving up, or else they’re switching to softball because the league tells them they can’t play.  I’d still like to see a real, live woman play in the real, live major leagues, but this is a hell of a step as far as letting little girls out there see some representation.  So please, give this show more ratings, it debuted to only 4 million viewers because it was competing with Thursday Night Football.  I’m begging you, give Pitch a chance!

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Of course, every soldier is prepared to die. But these people aren’t just pawns on a chessboard. They all have names, families and feelings in their hearts too. They are all humans who live and bleed. You have the responsibility to ensure their death will not be in vain. No matter what may come, remember this in your naive heart, and be ready to die to fulfill that duty.

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Arthur came back to life without any warning or whatsoever. He just one day popped up behind Merlin and took him by surprise, aka the merthur au no one needed

the truth about the zodiac signs

aries:  you’re not always angry. you’re a very dependable person and are very easy to talk to. you’re also very sweet on the inside, but you just don’t know how to show it. let your true colors shine!

taurus: you’re not needy. what the hell are those zodiac posts talking about? you’re great at making people feel great about themselves and amazing in relationships. don’t let those stupid stereotypes get you down!

gemini: you’re not annoying. you’re hilarious and very easy to be friends with. you’re also very generous but people don’t notice. be more confident with that amazing personality!

cancer: you’re not super sensitive. you’re good with people and know how to treat someone right. even if you have your faults, people should forgive you, and if they don’t, they’re losing a great friend. value yourself!

leo: you’re not self-absorbed. you’re funny and chill as hell and probably voted the most likeable in your high school yearbook. don’t let other people judge you; you do love yourself, and thats great! keep on truckin’.

virgo: you’re not stuck up. you’re great at keeping secrets and people always come to you for advice. you’re organized and still real as hell. how does anyone do that? anyone would value you as a friend. love yourself!

libra: you’re not selfish. you may not always be about balance and harmony, but you’re a great listener. you give great advice and even if you fall down, you get back up in the most badass way. stay fashionable!

scorpio: you’re not a bitch. people take you for granted and that’s not what they should do. you’re a great friend; you always stand up for what’s right and you’re badass as hell. don’t let anything get you down. keep it real!

sagittarius: you’re not an emotionless robot. you’re quite funny and a very good listener. you’re super chill and people love to hang out with you. keep rockin’ that carefree attitude.

capricorn: you’re not a nerd. you use your intelligence to its full capacity and do it very well. you are also very funny and a great friend. keep your attitude, people love you for who you are!

aquarius: you’re not a loner. you’re hilarious and can make anybody laugh. you’re unbelievably sweet and anybody would be lucky to have you. even if you need your alone time, you’re still extroverted as hell. be confident!

pisces: you’re not a pushover. you say what you need to and it’s always the truth! don’t let people tell you otherwise. you’re sweet and can make a person’s day. stay fresh!

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i ’ l l   b e   r i g h t   h e r e

absence, hear thou my protestation
Against thy strength, Distance and length
Do what thou canst for alteration
For hearts of truest mettle
Absence doth join and Time doth settle.

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j e   s u i s   p r e s t.  i  a m   r e a d y.

c: “jesus h. roosevelt christ!”
j: “no, sassenech, just me.”

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just two guys….bonding… i can’t believe this is my first contribution to this amazing show…

In much the same way Clueless remains the best onscreen adaptation of Emma because it gets the essence of the story right if not its period setting, Hamilton works because it throws nitpicking accuracy out the window in favor of depicting the spirit of history. After all, it’s hard to look at portraits of the stoic founding fathers in their wigs and powder without seeing an image of the establishment. But in their own time, Washington, Jefferson, and Hamilton were scrappy revolutionaries hell bent on blowing up the status quo and sticking it to the far-away island that wanted to take their money without listening to their voices. As Miranda puts it, “[Our show takes] it as a given that hip-hop music is the music of the Revolution.”

In its casting choices—which aren’t colorblind but explicitly written for people of color—Hamilton argues that this American narrative belongs to all Americans, not just the ones that happen to look like the founding fathers. That means Hamilton also provides actors of color the opportunity to play figures they’d never otherwise be able to. And audiences, in turn, are gifted with Miranda’s tenacious Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr.’s heartbreaking Aaron Burr, Christopher Jackson’s regal George Washington, and Daveed Diggs’ hilariously ostentatious Thomas Jefferson.

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Created by artists of color and cast almost exclusively with them, Allegiance and Hamilton are providing two very different answers to the question of how to explore the patriarchal past without focusing exclusively on white men. Hollywood—which has long struggled with that question—would be wise to listen up. To quote Hamilton: “History is happening in Manhattan.”

I was working on a brochure for a hair dye company. The client wanted a photo of a woman with grey hair for the brochure. I showed him some stock photos, but he didn’t like any of them. Instead, he sent me a photo of a young woman.

Client: Can you make her hair grey?

Me: I could, but it would be a lot of unnecessary work. Are you sure I can’t just pick a photo that naturally has grey hair?

Client: Yes, I like this one.

I changed the hair color.

Client: She looks too young to have the grey hair. Can you make her look older?

Me: I can try, but I promise it won’t look great. Can’t you just use a photo of an older woman?

Client: No, I like this one.

I altered the photo to make her look older. Honestly, I even surprised myself with the job I did – it didn’t look half bad. I assumed the client would be happy with it now.

Client: Can you turn her face a little? She’s looking away from the camera

Me: This time, that’s impossible. It’s a 2D image and I can’t produce a side to her head that’s not already there.

Client: I thought you said you were good at editing? Fine, if you can’t make this simple request we’ll pick another photo.

The worst part about this story?

The client was my dad.

Louis saying in a recorded interview that his favorite signs are the YOU MAKE ME STRONG signs and waving at fans with rainbow hearts/signs, Liam saying there’s some beautiful colorful YOU MAKE ME STRONG sign over there, Niall showing public support for the marriage equality vote for Ireland with a rainbow clover and HARRY… and Harry grabbing every single opportunity to study and wear rainbows.

These signs might make YOU uncomfortable but sure as hell not the boys.