backstory + will parry

Will  was the son of John Parry, an explorer, and of Elaine Parry, a woman who suffered from apparent mental problems including obsessive-compulsive disorder and paranoia. Will failed to remember his father, a former Royal Marine, who had not been heard of since he vanished on an expedition to the Arctic, and who we later learn had wandered into another world and was unable to find his way back.

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Charmed (Racebend)

Teyonah Parris as Prue Halliwell

Danielle Brooks as Piper Halliwell

Tika Sumpter as Phoebe Halliwell

Aja Naomi King as Paige Matthews

Jesse Williams as Leo Wyatt

Jesse Metcalfe as Darryl Morris

Alfre Woodard as Penny Halliwell

Aunjanue Ellis as Patty Halliwell

Idris Elba as Victor Bennett

Charles Michael Davis as Cole Turner

Aldis Hodge as Adult Wyatt Halliwell

Alfred Enoch as Adult Chris Halliwell

Tristin Mays as Billie Jenkins

Ricky Whittle as Dan Gordon

Lance Gross as Andy Trudeau

Character aesthetics
His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman [2/?]: Will Parry

“You said I was a warrior. You told me that was my nature, and I shouldn’t argue with it. Father, you were wrong. I fought because I had to. I can’t choose my nature, but I can choose what I do. And I will choose, because now I’m free.”


Big River at the Wells Fargo Pavillion

Starring Ben Fankhauser, Phillip Boykin, Rich Herbert, Lizzie Klemperer, James Michael Lambert, Mary Jo Mecca, William Parry, Angelina Sark, Jeff Skowron, Jennifer Leigh Warren, and others.


CL with friends. part two.

A$AP rocky, will smith, jaden smith, joe jonas, jeremy scott, kevin jonas, kat graham, pharrell williams, jared leto, parris goebel, diplo, skrillex, ferige, M.i.A, skylar grey, natalia kills. 

part one

Stephen Sondheim - YouTube Pro-Shots

A Little Night Music  (New York City Opera 1990 with George Lee Andrews, Sally Ann Howes, Maureen Moore, Michael Maguire, Regina Resnick, Kevin Anderson, Beverly Lambert, Susan Terry and Danielle Fredland)

Full show


Company (2011 New York Philharmonic Concert Pro-Shot with Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Katie Finneran, Patti LuPone and Jon Cryer

Full show


Into the Woods (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleeson and Kim Crosby)

Full show


Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Mako (in the lead role as the Reciter), Soon-Teck Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Isao Sato, Alvin Ing, Ernest Harada, James Dybas, Mark Hsu Syers, Patrick Kinser-Lau, Ernest Abuba, Larry Hama, Jae Woo Lee, Freddy Mao, Tom Matsusaka, Conrad Yama, Timm Fujii, Haruki Fujimoto, Freda Foh Shen and Gedde Watanabe)

Full show


Passion (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Marin Mazzie, Jere Shea, Gregg Edelman, Tom Aldredge, Francis Ruivivar, Marcus Olson, William Parry, T. J. Meyer, John Antony, Donna Murphy, Andy Umberger, Linda Balgord, Christopher Peccaro and Colleen Fitzpatrick

Full show

Full show with commentary


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In Concert (2001 Pro-Shot with George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Timothy Nolen, Davis Gaines, Lisa Vroman, Victoria Clark , John Aler and Stanford Olsen)

Full show


Sunday In The Park With George (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Bryne, Judith Moore, Brent Spiner, Charles Kimbrough, Dana Ivey, Robert Westenberg, William Parry, Cris Groenendaal, Nancy Opel, Mary D'Arcy, Danielle Ferland, Melanie Vaughan, John Jellison, Kurt Knudson, Sue Anne Gershenson and Michele Rigan)

Full show


Sondheim at 80 - BBC Proms (2010 with Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell)

Full show


Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010 with Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Marin Mazzie, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Michael Cerveris, David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Gleason and Victoria Clark)

Full show


Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1992 with Kevin Anderson, George Lee Andrews, Ron Baker, BETTY, Harolyn Blackwell, Peter Blanchet, Boys Choir of Harlem, Betty Buckley, Patrick Cassidy, Glenn Close, Daisy Egan, Victor Garber, Jerry Hadley, Bill Irwin, Mark Jacoby, Michael Jeter, Madeline Kahn, Beverly Lambert, Jeanne Lehman, Dorothy Loudon, Patti LuPone, Carol Meyer, Liza Minnelli, Maureen Moore, Richard Munez, James Naughton, Caroline Page, Eugene Perry, Herbert Perry, Bernadette Peters, Billy Stritch, Susan Terry, Bronwyn Thomas, The Tonics, Blythe Walker and Karen Ziemba)

Full show


If I find any more I will add them to the list!


Happy birthday, Daniel Craig. Happy #mcm, everyone else.

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grumpyfaceurn  asked:

Is there any indication from a modern day perspective to what the girls' problems actually may have been? Psychosomatic issues or physical illness, anything like that?

Ok, long post time!

I’m a bit surprised no one’s written a book just on that subject, to be honest. There are dozens of ideas and theories, and in reality there were probably multiple causes working together and feeding off of each other (at least later, when dozens of people were involved).

At the time of the witchcraft diagnosis, the adults who were watching Betty and Abigail were firm in their belief that there was no medical cause - Reverend Hale specifically said that there was no chance either of them was epileptic, for instance, and it seems like there were probably a lot of medical treatments for various ailments being thrown around the parsonage early on. There were, of course, plenty of diseases that cause neurological symptoms that didn’t have real medical definitions yet or weren’t understood. The most common ones talked about are encephalitis, lyme disease, and ergot poisoning. Any of these could cause some of the symptoms, but not all, and they tend to get thrown around as quick and easy answers while ignoring the complexity of the situation (much like what happened during the trials, actually). 

Ergot in particular gets talked about a lot because it’s sort of the “fun” diagnosis. It’s a type of fungus that grows on certain types of grain, and can produce a terrible kind of food poisoning called convulsive ergotism, which effects the central nervous system as well as the stomach. It’s a powerful hallucinogenic and is actually the main ingredient in LSD. This does explain many of the girls’ symptoms. The problem is that this disease would have been widespread (because everyone was eating the same food) and deadly, and it was not. There is no medical reason why, for instance, the girls tended to be well-behaved and calm until adults came to watch them. Disease doesn’t need an audience.

Back then, if you couldn’t find a medical diagnosis for a disease, the ultimate answer was witchcraft. Nowadays when doctors can’t figure out what is happening to a group of sick people, the diagnosis is mass psychogenic disease, or mass hysteria, which is just as vague and frustrating. Essentially it’s psychosomatic - people who are emotionally vulnerable, often stressed and isolated teenage girls, become convinced that something terrible is going to happen to them, and then they react as if the threat were real. It’s like when someone mentions lice around you and then suddenly you get itchy and start to freak out. The last diagnosed case was last year, when a bunch of kids in South America thought they were possessed by the devil after playing that Charlie Charlie game. 

So you can combine that with the obvious stress these “bewitched” people were in, and it’s easy to see how someone could believe they were bewitched and start acting like it. First, just about everyone believed in witches. Even the people who thought the trials were a complete sham still believed in evil spirits and magical powers - to doubt the existence of witches implied that you doubted the existence of Satan, and therefore doubted the existence of God. So everyone involved (at the beginning) believed that possession and bewitchment was a real phenomenon that could happen to anyone, and that if, for instance, you tried fortune telling, you were asking for it.

Most of the bewitched people were also young-ish girls, who were isolated physically from the "modern” world back in England, and emotionally isolated because of their sex. Women and children were meant to be entirely submissive, and had no outlet to vent their frustration and anger with their bleak lives. Many of them were orphans, and others were refugees fleeing the Indian wars in Maine. Mercy Lewis, one of the most outspoken of the girls, was both, and it is entirely plausible that she and several others were suffering from PTSD, as they dragged visions of Indian devil worship into the mix. The ever-present threat of the war travelling down to Salem, and the presence of Indian slaves in town, would have exacerbated their issues. Mercy was also a servant, and she and the others often hinted at abuse at home as well. 

Also on the medical side, many of the complaints against witches featured bewitched people waking up in the middle of the night to witches sitting on top of them and preventing them from fighting back or crying for help. This is pretty classic sleep paralysis, and if you combine that kind of frightening experience with widespread hysteria, it’s easy to see how so many of these experiences happened.

Lastly, there were people involved who were deliberately acting. We know this because at least one girl admitted to throwing around accusations for “sport”, and because of the various signs of bewitchment that have no other explanation, like bite marks, pins stuck in the body, and people being found tied up. Some have suggested that a few of the girls may have been self-harming and using it to their advantage. I suppose some of the fraud could have been done subconsciously, but for the most part it seems clear that there was some very shady business happening as the trials progressed.

At the very beginning though, most people just think that the girls were stressed beyond belief and, thinking that their souls were in danger and that they could be bewitched at any time, they started to believe that it was actually happening. 


Dear white people, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, but your weed man Tyrone does not count.

Movies (8/???) | Dear White People (2014)


Dear White People (2014) - dir. Justin Simien

Satire is one of the toughest genres to tackle across any medium. Simien, as a first-time feature writer/director, proves up to the challenge. Dear White People is razor sharp, provocative in the right ways, and you can’t do much besides applaud the effort. Sure, the ending is a bit much, which is unfortunate since the film’s finale packs a sucker punch with each stereotype tossed on screen, and is cut a little short with the tongue-in-cheek. The film offers itself as a mirror, and it uses its four main characters - all walking contradictions - beautifully.

But why four? It may seem an odd complaint, but the film is held back in much the same way it’s propelled forward. Simien seems unsure of himself, cramming all of his ideas into one film, when it could have been so much better had he just worked one idea to completion. You can feel halfway through that Simien is too loyal to his leads, really only able to offer interesting character arcs for two (Lionel and Sam) while the other two get lost in the fray. It’s a bold film, but without one central character to latch onto, the film ends up being a beautiful collection of ideas, with moments of taut irony, forced into a structure that allows for too much downtime.