Books-2011

Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode to lead A Discovery of Witches series. Photo: Looper.com

The trilogy kicked off with A Discovery of Witches, the 2011 book from which the series will draw its name. The book followed Diana Bishop (Palmer), an Oxford professor who has been struggling to keep her magical powers suppressed. However, when her research leads her to a mysterious missing manuscript, she ends up setting off a series of events that result in a time-traveling adventure to learn the origin of magical beings. On the way, she meets and falls in love with the vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont (Goode), who is hiding secrets of his own.

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Sebastian Stan and the Tshirt™ for the Beauty Book (2011) (x)

Let's talk about the "Drop the T" movement.

So, the last couple years y'all may have noticed a movement taking hold on both conservative and radical exclusionist gay circles called “Drop the T.” This movement, started possits that the LGBTQ movement is only the Gay movement and everything else is “appropriation” of Gay History.

This is, of course, total horse shit for a large number of reasons, so I’m going to go in point by point deconstructing this shit:

1) These people say, “It was gay people, not BTQ, that were targeted.” This is false even on it’s face. Even if you want to say trans people weren’t there because Stonewall happened in a time when the term trans wasn’t in popular usage (more on that in point 4), there were sure as shit crossdressers there, and they were ALWAYS the first ones targeted and carted off. The night of Stonewall, Storm DeLaverie, who wasn’t trans, was “Crossdressing” and the first arrested, so we’re Marsha Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, who were trans. And guess what? Those three were the first to fight back. We owe this movement to them, and how dare you revise and erase our history for your ideology.

2) They point to Sodomy laws as proof it was gay people specifically targeted, while forgetting the existence of Crossdressing Laws, which were on the books LONGER THAN SODOMY LAWS. In New York, y'know where Stonewall happened, there were Anti Crossdressing Laws on the books until 2011 while they eliminated sodomy laws in the 1970’s! There was a federal ban on sodomy laws in 2003, Lawrence v Texas, but still none for Anti-Crossdressing laws.

3) “People were arrested because they were homosexual, not bi or trans.“ No, they just didn’t care if were apart of the L, G, B, or T, we were Queers that had to be Taken Care Of. Why do you think we banded together in the first place?

4) The Nazis’ first target for book burnings was Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, which was the first medical institute to perform Sex Reassignment Surgery in the 1930s and the works of Magnus Hirchfeld, who coined the term “Transsexual.” The reason “trans people didn’t exist” in the time of Stonewall is because it took us almost half a century for us to recover. You’ll notice quite a few of Stonewall Veterans who were “crossdressers” back in the day, ID’d as trans later in life when the language became available again. The Nazis were the first to try this, and they wiped us off the face of the Earth for decades.

5) Divide and Conquer. We are strong together, and weak apart. It is an attempt to weaken our movement now that it isn’t specifically focused on helping topass legislation benefit only cis gay people. We fought for your rights, and now you got yours so screw us? Fuck that. It’s ENDA, when Barney Frank and the HRC pushed to exclude trans people so they could have it for themselves, all over again.

6) It’s apart of a larger transphobic movement in which conservatives and radical exclusionists teamed up. Remember when the Reagan administration banned funding for trans healthcare? Yeah, they used writings of Janice Reymond as supporting evidence. These groups wrote to the fucking UN to have trans rights removed from International Human Rights laws. They team up for bathroom legislation, including sending cis men into women’s bathrooms to scare cis women into supporting bathroom legilsation. ENDA. What did we do that’s equivalent to that? Why do you despise us so much?

You have no basis for your movement, not histrocial, not political, not anything other than pure hatred. Go fuck yourselves. We’ll eliminate exclusionist before trans people.

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: during 'man up' from the book of mormon 2011, elder price sings "heavenly father why do you let bad things happen, more to the point, why do you let bad things happen to me? i'm sure you don't think i'm a flake because you clearly made a mistake!" and immediately the elders pop up singing 'turn it off', a song about bottling up the feelings that were not okay for a mormon to feel, a song starred by elder mckinley, a man that confesses to have 'gay thoughts' since he was in fifth grade but claims they have passed now, at the end of the musical, mckinley decides to finally 'turn his feelings on' and beat his internalised homophobia after a new vision of religion, but most importantly, why did they choose to reference 'turn it off' when kevin price is convinced god made a mistake with him? is he suggesting there are something Wrong with him apart from leaving his companion alone? maybe not, but then why elder mckinley has a place in price's 'spooky mormon hell dream', a scene that represents all the sins price has committed through the years? does thi-
Hello and Welcome to the Book of Mormon (2011) fandom

just a few reminders before you dive into this great abyss of a musical;

- please no hitler jokes of any kind
- no book-related jokes about kevin price…..please let him live…. he suffered enough
- we respect ships of any kind but please note that arnaba is to be recognized as canon
- dont forget to give love to all the characters and cast
- equal love to the ugandans as much as all the elders,,, Jesus says to love all your neighbors
- dont pick fights with other fandoms,, please,,, we are chill….. and no harassment of any kind in this good mormon house
- especially no harassment of real mormons…. please for the love of Heavenly Father
- give love and support to all the artists and writers!!
- andrew is leg boy
- nic rouleau is a vampire who feeds on young arnold cunninghams
- just dont be a dick. Jesus does not like that.

- if you’ve joined the fandom then you’re already a part of this small family!!!

- you can never leave 

- have fun!!

Pls don’t start with the whole “awards shows don’t matter”thing

Because, you know what, damn right they do. Especially for Broadway.

One major tony award can mean a show closes or not because this is not the grammys or the oscars, people don’t follow musicals, musicals aren’t easy to access to, and if someone goes to see a show, they want to make sure it’s good. Now, if you knew absolutely nothing about Broadway and you had to choose a show to go to, of course you would go with the one with the “best musical of the season” sign over its title. That’s why the tonys are full of politics and that’s why the producers are so desperate to convince the voters that their show will make people come to Broadway. 

Now, you know what happens to those shows that don’t have the pretty little “best musical winner” sign over its title? They close. Unless they have a major public campaign, the “little shows”, the shows that cost a lot to run or the shows with no well known actors, they all close. 

In 2011 Book of mormon swept the tonys, you know what happened to the other best musical nominees? They all closed within the year.

You know how many original productions of Sondheim musicals have recouped? None. Sunday didn’t win best musical, and it didn’t recoup. Into the woods didn’t win best musical, and it didn’t recoup. West side story didn’t win best musical, and it didn’t recoup. Yes, they have all enjoyed a wonderful life outside of Broadway, but that’s because we have all been able to appreciate the genius in them after they closed, but what about those that didn’t have the same luck? The point is: if you want your show to run and make a profit, you have to win tonys.

So of course I care, because it’s not only about the recognition and the celebration of theater, it’s about people keeping their jobs and a story being told, and that if said story stops being told, a piece of theater dies with it.

Jay Z and Beyoncé, photographed for their “On The Run Tour” commemorative book by Mason Poole in 2014.

Hov is wearing a BLK DNM “In the Dust of this Planet” leather jacket ($499), created in collaboration with Icelandic artist Gardar Eide Einarsonn. The wording on the jacket comes from the title of the 2011 book In the Dust of this Planet by professor Eugene Thacker. In it, Thacker explores the idea of the “unthinkable world” as represented in the horror fiction genre, the philosophies of pessimism and nihilism, and the apophatic (“darkness”) mysticism traditions. On choosing the jacket for Hov, his personal stylist June Ambrose would tell NPR’s “Radiolab” that a costume “is like a conversation.” That conversation, as visualized on Hov’s back, was that this man, a “sovereign,” had the world on his back and acted as if he was completely unaware or “didn’t care.” This unbothered attitude is in line with the philosophy of nihilism, which is the belief that life is meaningless and one therefore can reject all moral and religious principles.

anonymous asked:

Hello! So I am going through your blog trying to find key things that make you believe larry and im a bit overwhelmed. Could you maybe explain a bit more? Im starting to think larry is a thing but im not sure yet. I need more evidence you know?

Okay. Let’s do this. I am going to link you to masterposts and analysis over the years. You can see for yourself then. :)

X Factor

July-August 2010 Timeline by worshippedlove
X Factor: July-September 2010 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
September-October 2010 Timeline by worshippedlove
X Factor: Week 5 Larry Timeline by bulletproofhalo
X Factor: October-December 2010 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
November-December 2010 Timeline by worshippedlove

Twitter

Louis Twitter Analysis 2011 by bulletproofhalo
Louis Twitter Analysis 2012 by bulletproofhalo
Louis Twitter Analysis: Comparative Notes by bulletproofhalo
WTF: Jay, Twitter & Elounor by bulletproofhalo
Jay’s Tweets: Harry & Family vs. The Other Boys by bulletproofhalo
Louis Talking About 1D Management and Tweets by gloubear
Harry’s Lyrical Twitter Warnings by whatiwishicould

Tattoos

Larry Timeline: Tattoos To Date by bulletproofhalo
Harry & Louis’ HQ Tattoos Masterpost by too-old-for-this-ship

Confirmations/Denials/Outings

Louis is a Lying Liar Who Lied: MuchMusic Interview Analysis by epicmischief
Denials and Management by theharrylouistreatise
Outings by theharrylouistreatise
Not Denying/Lying Analysis by stylinhome
Outing by lhrry

Tours

Up All Night Tour by louis-little-strawberry
Top 112 LouisandHarry Moments During the TMH Tour by bromanceshmomance
Larry Moments - TMH Tour edition by larryfeelings
WWA Tour Larry moments video & video
OTRA Larry by lhrry
OTRA Larry 2 by lhrry
Harry and Louis Touching in M&G Photos Masterpost by legohousedea 

Timelines  (after TXF, chronological)
January 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
February 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
March 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
Forever Young Book Signings: March 2011 by bulletproofhalo
Larry April 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
April 2011 TImeline by worshippedlove
May 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
June 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
Larry and Leeds Masterpost by what-love-means
Leeds Masterpost by leedshappened
Larry September 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry October 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry October 2011 Timeline (An Addendum) by bulletproofhalo
#welivetogetherdealwithit: Harry’s Living Situation (Oct. 2012- Nov. 2013) by cumatmepants
Larry November 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry December 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
December 23, 2011 Masterpost by bulletproofhalo
Larry January 2012 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry in Paris 2012 Timeline by likecharity
Larry’s Valentine 2012 Timeline by thisismyoneluckyprize
Larry February 2012 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry March 2012 Timeline by likecharity
Oct. 2012- Oct. 2013 by ashavahishta
Larry Oct/Nov 2012 Timeline by what-love-mean
Larry January 2013 Timeline by what-love-means
H/L Movie Date by friendly-larry-reminders
Jan 23-26 2013 by thestylinsoncrew
Larry February 2013 Timeline by what-love-means
Larry March 2013 Timeline by sillyghosts
Larry April 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Larry May 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Larry June 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Larry July 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Short Recap: August-December 2013 by theboyfriends
January 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
February 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
March 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
April 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
Larry Stylinson 2014 Timeline by thelarrydocuments
Babygate by lhrry 

Matching clothes   

Harry and Louis dressing alike: Masterpost by thefangirlextraordinaire 

 Lyric changes/singing to each other
video analysis of lyric changes
Louis sings “Cause you’ve got a big dick” by bromanceshmomance
Louis sings “top at home” by queerturtle
Louis sings “I can’t compete with my boyfriend…” by teenytomlin
Harry mouths “Love you” in Louis’ direction by tommos-cupcake
Harry mouths “Love them endlessly” in Louis’ direction by bromanceshmomance
Harry sings “They could never shut us down” to Louis a lot by tracedust 

Staring at each other   
Larry Stylinson Heart Eyes by hazzalovesboo 

Larry moments 
Top 100 H/L Tour 2013 Moments by bulletproofhalo
Favourite Larry Moments by bromanceshmomance
A Video Compilation of Moments: Won’t Stop ‘Til We Surrender aka “The Larry Bible” by monitchka2
Top 30 Iconic Larry Stylinson Moments part 1/part 2/part 3 by freddieismyqueen

Management

“I’d like to thank everyone at Modest!” by larryandstiles
Modest! gives Harry permission to shake Louis’ hand gifset by motelstyles
Harry says he has a boyfriend, and it is said that has to be taken out of the interview by oh-shenanigans, text fixed by stylinsweet
Louis disses Harry Magee, a head of Modest! Management gifset by thisismyoneluckyprize
The Difference Between Real Privacy and Forced Closeting by thisiskatsblog and honeycaller
Larry Stylinson and the Photo Ban by foldablelouis

Body language
Larry Stylinson Public Affection by hazzalovesboo
Larry Stylinson: Jealousy and Possessiveness by hazzalovesboo
The Difference Between Platonic and Romantic Touches by foldablelouis
Body Language Analysis by stylinhome
Harry and Louis: Body Language by jetpacksjumpingjacks
Platonic Best Mates by larrycoincidences
They Are Really Good At Flirting And Really Bad At Hiding by theharrylouistreatise
They Have Sex by theharrylouistreatise
Mirroring by lhrry
whether you believe larry is real or not, you can’t deny they have sex by laddyharry

Other

chicken stuffed with mozzarella wrapped in parmaham with a side of homemade mash by cocoalou
Harry Knows Louis’ Alarm Tone gifset by fadingwings (youtube link)
1D Day: Louis moves away from Harry after looking off screen by braverytattoos
1D Day: Harry’s bed is unmade on both sides and has bottles on both night stands by cuppateaseandthingsicanchangethingsicant
“Hand on the Butt” by stylinnuendo
Things About Elounor that Don’t Add Up by gloubear
How Loud Can You Scream Publicity Stunt? by whatiwishicouldWhy I Believe Haylor Is 100% Fake And For Publicity by larryisstylin
234 Reasons to Believe in Larry by louis-smiles

heathenprince  asked:

hi! what are some of your favorite period drama pieces?

Emma (2009): God-tier. The best Austen adaptation. The best Austen hero. I die every time.

Pride and Prejudice (2005): Obviously. I prefer the movie to the series, but if you’re looking for straight up accuracy and exhaustive detail, BBC is the way to go

Room With a View (1985): Good vibes af. EM Forster is a gem. (I haven’t seen Maurice, yet, but if you like this check out that movie. Also Maurice is Gay, so.)

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (2015): Regency era magic English history AU. Kinda different from the book, but still very good.

A Little Princess (1995): Alfonso Cuaron directed this movie. I haven’t seen it for a while, but I remember doing some interesting things with race and colonialism. It’s really sweet, though I remember the end departing from the book somewhat.

Wuthering Heights (2011): Okay, so I have a Lot of opinions on the failure of the film/TV industry to adapt Wuthering Heights properly, but this movie at least makes Heathcliff a person of color (FINALLY) and captures the tone perfectly. If you’re looking for an adaptation of the complete novel, the 1992 movie isn’t too bad.

Jane Eyre (2011): It’s Jane Eyre. The movie is really pretty. The 2006 version is pretty popular, but I’ve never seen it.

Marie Antoinette (2006): The French Revolution with a rad soundtrack 

North & South (2004): Pride and Prejudice but with northern accents and a lot more death.

Atonement (2007): I saw this movie when it came out and I’ve been fucked up ever since

Belle (2013): Admittedly, I haven’t seen this but I know I’m gonna like it

Turn (2014): Pretty white, but if you’re at all into the American Revolution, this is a good series. Ben Tallmadge is h*t. 

Death Comes to Pemberley (2013): Jane Austen fanfic; murder mystery AU. Fun but don’t take it too seriously.

Mansfield Park (1999): Okay, I actually do Not like Mansfield Park At All, but Jonny Lee Miller is in this and I think it’s the one adaptation that actually makes Austen’s discussion of race and Empire in the novel explicit. 

Shakespeare in Love (1998): Is cheesy af, but fun especially if you’re into Shakespeare

I’ve heard relatively good things about Fingersmith and The Handmaiden (which is based off the Sarah Waters book), but I haven’t seen either yet.

Heroin landed purring at the base of his skull, and wrapped itself darkly around his nervous system, like a black cat curling up on its favourite cushion. It was as soft and rich as the throat of a wood pigeon, or the splash of sealing wax onto a page, or a handful of gems slipping from palm to palm.
The way other people felt about love, he felt about heroin, and he felt about love the way other people felt about heroin: that it was a dangerous and incomprehensible waste of time.
—  Some Hope by Edward St Aubyn