“I wouldn’t want to share the small screen with anyone else for 7 years other than these people. We just had our last panel as a teen wolf cast at comic con. Comic con has always been such a staple for teen wolf. It was the first time we realized how successful our little show was. So it was perfect to end it this way. More tears to come, but they’re happy tears. I love you all so much. Thank you for loving our bizarre little tv show and helping to turn it into what it’s become today. Whatever that is. Best, weirdest, hardest, greatest 7 years of my life.” - Tyler Posey.
Might regret posting this here, but it comes up in my ask a lot, so here’s where I stand politically at the moment.
About a month ago, I bought 200 shares of GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) at $10.81 each. I read countless articles beforehand forewarning investors of a plateau in the price; that GoPro was a dead stock with little hope for a profitable future. I instead took the more bullish approach, citing its entrance into the drone industry with the much-anticipated release of “Karma,” the inevitable release of the revamped Hero 5, and holiday sales as reasons why GoPro should have a profitable second half of 2016. Yesterday, I was up about 6%. Hardly Jordan Belfort numbers, but I was content and on the path to my hope and prediction.
Yesterday, after the closing bell, GoPro released their earnings report. It was known that this was going to happen and it was known that this was going to be bad. Many expected the loss to have a negative effect on the stock price. Naturally, I got greedy. I saw selling before the report, watching the numbers fall, and retaking the same position at a lower price as a financially savvy path to taking advantage of after- and pre-market fluctuations.
As expected, GoPro reported a loss, but it was not as bad a loss as anticipated. Subsequently, prices soared today, and GoPro closed up 12.53%. In short, my roughly 6% profit could have been roughly 16%. Because I tried to take advantage of what was expected to be a hiccup on my financial path, I am now out of GoPro and cannot afford to take the same position I held just over 24 hours ago without incurring a loss greater than the profits I earned.
In short, I lost sight of the big picture.
The above phrase seems to be a recurrent theme in recent weeks, particularly in the political realm. I see a lot of my friends losing sight of the big picture. They preferred Bernie. They’re Republican. They aren’t registered to vote. They don’t think that their vote will matter. I have news for you - it does.
I understand the notion that some of you may be feeling dejected by your political options. It is far more fun to throw 100% of yourself - heart and soul - behind a candidate than to feel like you are choosing between the lesser of two “evils,” if you will. As the member of a party who has recently nominated a man who makes fun of disabled reporters who suffer from chronic muscular diseases as its candidate for the most powerful office in the world, I understand whole heartedly how one can feel a little discouraged by his or her options. However, this is not a reason not to vote.
Vote, and don’t vote for fear. Vote for experience. Vote for intelligence. Vote, not because you agree with Hillary Clinton on every issue - I know I don’t, but because you cannot vote for a man who invites foreign nations to conduct espionage on his opponent. Vote because you cannot not vote.
To quote the former Republican, former Democrat, current Independent, and Brother of Phi Kappa Psi (sorry - had to), Michael Bloomberg, “Now, I know Hillary Clinton is not flawless; no candidate is. But she is the right choice — and the responsible choice — in this election. No matter what you may think about her politics or her record, Hillary Clinton understands that this is not reality television; this is reality. She understands the job of president. It involves finding solutions, not pointing fingers, and offering hope, not stoking fear.”
The only thing this nation - the greatest on Earth - has to be afraid of is a Trump presidency. Now, if you’ve made it this far, I apologize for interrupting your usual influx of sandy photos of me in front of offroad vehicles with a political post, but I felt it was time to weigh in. I thank you for reading, and I respect any and all opposing views.
Last November, I cast my first vote ever for my mother, The Honorable Paula A. Roscioli, and this November, I’ll cast my next vote for Hillary Clinton. I’m a Republican, and #ImWithHer. Don’t lose sight of the big picture.
Orphan Black premiered on BBC AMERICA exactly one year ago today.
We remember sitting in BBC AMERICA HQ, glued to the internet, hoping everyone would watch the show and love it as much as we did.
You guys showed up. You watched. You came back the next week. And the next week. And the next. You tweeted. You made fan art. Created gifs. Dressed up. You wrote songs. Fan fiction. Critical essays. Recaps. Puns. You made OB t-shirts. Skateboards. Posters. Pillow cases. Pumpkins. Christmas tree ornaments. You came to ComicCon. You went to fan meetups. You threw OB binge parties. You watched every episode again. And again. And AGAIN. You couldn’t pick a favorite clone. You wanted your own personal Felix. You obsessed over Delphine’s hair. You declared Tatiana a star. You demanded she win every award. You celebrated when she won. You said next year when she didn’t. You told your family to watch. You told your friends to watch. You told the coffee barista, the grocery bagger, the dude sitting next to you on the train… you told anyone who would listen, “Hey, have you seen Orphan Black? You should WATCH.”
You did us proud.
It has been a wild and wonderful year, #CloneClub, and that is because of you. #CloneClub is what makes Orphan Black so special.
Thank you for every single thing you’ve done to support the show. Tatiana, Jordan, Graeme, John, the entire cast and crew… everyone working on Orphan Black is grateful for all the love you’ve shown this past year.
So #CloneClub, here’s to another awesome year. We cannot wait for you to see Season Two.
If you need us on premiere night, we’ll be back at BBC AMERICA HQ, glued to the internet, watching our favorite show with the greatest fandom around.
Just as our very first issue opened up by incorporating the TV show’s opening credits and then introduced the cast, our very last one opens up with a riff on the TV show’s ending credits, and then we get to introduce our old friends once more before we say goodbye.
Chris Hastings and Zachary Sterling take over in January, with issue 36. I’ve seen the issue. You’re gonna love it. But before they do, be sure to pick up this very special, totally insane, super sweet stand-alone issue.
It is a great day to be a Chris Colfer/Kurt Hummel fan. It makes me so proud of Chris to see that so many media outlets are talking about the impact that Kurt (not Klaine) has had on the world. I am glad that they remember Kurt as an individual, and not just part of a couple that he became in the later seasons of the series. I am glad that they remember how much of an impact Kurt has had on people, and how much he has influenced people, and made a difference in people’s lives.
And the main reason why Kurt is so amazing is because of Chris’ acting. He put so much into making Kurt a character that made the audience care about him. Chris put so much emotion into Kurt that the audience rooted for Kurt and wanted to see him succeed. It is because of Chris’ amazing acting that the audience cry when Kurt was hurting, hope when Kurt was struggling, and experience joy when Kurt excelled.
I always say that a good actor makes you believe a character, and a great actor makes you feel for the character. There are a lot of good actors in Hollywood and in the cast of Glee, but there aren’t many great actors out there.
Thank you, Chris, for all you have done to make Kurt one of the greatest characters on TV.
sorry to bother u again with this, but cas is now 2nd in the digital spy poll by quite a bit. I still believe that if we all come together he can still win. the poll has been up for a week tomorrow so I don't think there is much time left. so could u vote and help spread the word. thank you.
You’re not a bother and thanks for letting me know. I voted a few times but how did Cas went from having a big advantage to second place and having only 13k votes and Doctor Who 20k?!