a interviewee

The series of interviews conducted by Dr. George Henry with lesbians in the ‘30s illustrates a contentment in the lives of many of these women that would have frazzled the censors had that picture been reflected in the media. Many of his interviewees were self-actualized individuals, living to their full potential in mutually productive relationships. They say things such as:

I’m doing the work [as an editor] I always wanted to do and I’m very, very happy. I’m very much in love with the girl too. We click… She has had the most influence for good in my life.”  — 20-year old white woman

If I were born again I would like to be just as I am. I’m perfectly satisfied being a girl and being as I am. I’ve never had any regrets.”  —  26-year-old black woman

Our relationship is just as sweet now [after eleven years] as in the beginning.”  — 29-year-old white woman

Since we have been living together our lives are fuller and happier. We create things together and we are devoted to our [adopted] baby.”  —  30-year-old white woman

I have a great confidence in the future. I think I’m going to be a very well-known artist… Homosexuality hasn’t interfered with my work. It has made it what it is.”  —  30-year-old white woman

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America, pg. 112 by Lillian Faderman

Call for Interviewees

Hello all!

Once again, I’m low on interviewees. Since I don’t have the time to constantly post calls every single time I’m running low, I’m hoping to use this post as a kind of a reminder:

ASEXUAL ARTISTS IS OPEN FOR INTERVIEWS YEAR-ROUND!

I’m always looking for artists who are on the spectrum to interview. Any and all kinds of artists are welcome.

This is including but not limited to:

WRITERS: all genres and forms are welcome (novelists, short stories, poetry, flash fiction, etc). It doesn’t matter if you’re unpublished, just starting out, a student, a hobbyist, or established. Traditionally published, self-published, small press, etc. You’re all welcome and you all have something to offer.

VISUAL ARTISTS: Self explanatory, any kind of visual art you can imagine (photography, painting, sketching, drawing, sculpture, installation, etc.).

FANARTISTS: Another self-explanatory category. Cosplay, visual, fanfiction, etc. Whatever you do in your fandom (any and all fandoms welcome), you’re an artist.

FILMMAKERS: YouTubers, directors, cinematographers, anything that has to do with making films (short, features, documentaries, etc).

PERFORMANCE ARTS: actors, theater arts, singers, mimes, any sort of performers.

DANCERS: Any kind of dance style you can imagine is welcome here (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, burlesque, belly-dancing, ballroom, etc.)

MUSICIANS: playing instruments, composing, singing, anything involving music

CULINARY: maybe your medium of choice is food. If so, you’re welcome here.

CRAFTS: any sort of craft you can think of (sewing, knitting, crocheting, candle making, jewelry making, etc.)

All levels of artists are welcome: whether you’re a student or a professional, just starting out or already established. If you create, you have something to offer and therefore I want to interview you :)

If you’re still unsure whether or not your art qualifies (there’s a 97.9% chance it will), and your question isn’t answered in the F.A.Q., please contact me at laurenjankowski27@gmail.com

If you want to be interviewed, please email me at the same address (laurenjankowski27@gmail.com)

This site continues because I get requests for interviews. If the interviews run out, this site will remain as a resource :) Updates will continue as long as there are aces out there willing to be interviewed.

Thank you, everybody.

“Before I started my job, I quit my internship and lived in a guesthouse in Jeju-do for about a month as a working guest. I had never had such free time before. I always worked a part-time job when I went to school, so I never had that kind of time. I recharged all of the energy that I had unconsciously consumed, and right after I came back I got a job. Even now, on the weekends, I like coming out and enjoying serenity. There is one thing I definitely felt through that time.”
“What is it?”
“People need a break.”

“취업 전에 인턴을 그만두고 제주도 게스트하우스에서 게스트 겸 스탭으로 한 달 정도 지낸 적이 있어요. 그렇게 여유로웠던 시간이 없었어요. 항상 학교 다니면서도 아르바이트하니까 그런 시간이 없었거든요. 알게 모르게 소비되었던 에너지를 그때 충전하고 올라와서 취업도 바로 했고, 지금도 주말에 이렇게 나와서 조용히 있는 걸 좋아해요. 그때를 거치면서 하나 느낀 게 있어요.”
“그게 뭔데요?”
“사람은 휴식이 필요해요.”

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Searching for previous Humans of Seoul interviewees! What are they doing now? Humans of Seoul is currently in the process of following up with people we have interviewed in the past. If you happen to be one of those people or know of someone who is, please send us a message on Facebook or email us at contact@humansofseoul.com. Thanks!


그 때 그 사람을 찾습니다! 그 때 그 분들은 과연 어떻게 지내고 있을까요? Humans of Seoul에 출연했던 과거 인터뷰 주인공들의 후속 인터뷰를 진행 중입니다. 과거 출연했던 당사자 분이시거나, 출연자를 알고 계신다면 Facebook 메세지 혹은 이메일(contact@humansofseoul.com)로 꼭 연락을 부탁드립니다.

anonymous asked:

I was watching the news and there was a segment on petaluma (I live in the midwest). the interviewee said that the biggest problem with petaluma is "junk houses." confirm/deny/offer thoughts?

Like… meaning they’re dealing heroin? Or it’s a… crappy house? I don’t even know what this would mean.

Juuzou looks so uninterested

Oh wait… hmm?

Let’s go back to see what piqued his interest…

He’s listening now

Hmmm? Looks like he’s hiding something….

I wonder what….. OH

OHHHH

He knew the answer, but didn’t say anything. I wonder why….

Hetalia Fandom Hub November Interview: @qichi!

I’m positive you’ll love this interviewee: the excellent writer, @qichi!


Hello! Can you quickly introduce yourself for everyone? 

Hi, everyone! I’m qichi, a 25 year old with a degree in European History and Art History, and I write fanfiction. I’ve been into Hetalia for nearly a decade, so I love all the characters, but right now I’m most active in the Nordics subfandom! You might also know my sideblog, Hetalia Positivity Project.

Why did you decide to start Hetalia Positivity Project and what’s it like running it?

Why I decided to start it is really as simple as noticing that Hetalia fandom didn’t have a similar blog/project yet, realizing that I had the time and inclination to do it, and going ahead with it! I’m pleasantly surprised, though, that it took off so well and lasted so long. It has nearly 7000 followers and it’s been running for something like 3 or 4 years?! Granted, it’s slowed down some since its heyday, but I’ve yet to see the inbox empty! It’s a great project (that’s more fueled by y'all than by me; all I do is copy-and-paste some text onto a picture) and I’m super happy to still be running it. :)

How long have you been in the fandom and how did you get into it?

Since the late spring of 2008. I saw some fanart that had been posted on an imageboard, and it looked like an interesting concept - I’ve long been a fan of personification/gijinka - with neat character designs, so I looked further into it! From there, I hung around the Hetalia discussion and RP community on LiveJournal, and though the websites we’ve used for fandom have changed, I’ve been with Hetalia ever since.

Has the way you’ve interacted with or contributed to the fandom changed over the years?

Sure! Pretty dramatically, actually. For the first 6 or so years I was into Hetalia, I was mainly interested in Russia and the FACE family. Somehow, right after I graduated college, I quickly and unexpectedly became a Nordics fan instead!! I still love my previous faves, of course, and many characters besides (I have some quiet but constant side-faves, like Egypt and Switzerland), but even I’m kinda shocked and amused by how I switched. Again, that kind of thing really speaks to how accessible Hetalia can stay for years and years - suddenly there was this huge trove of “new” fanwork for me to find and love.

In a different sense, when Hetalia was a bigger fandom overall, I’ll admit that it was a bit easier to get involved in big group discussions and events. Things have cooled off a bit. I find myself connecting to my Hetalia interests as an individual activity somewhat more. Also, at least for me, conversations have switched locales to a degree. We’re not as centralized to big Tumblr reply chunks. I’m more likely to get into a one-on-one chat about Hetalia topics on Twitter these days, which is just great, too!

What is your favourite thing about Hetalia?

The basic premise of Hetalia means that there’s almost limitless ways to approach it; I think that nontraditional aspect of it as a fandom is part of why I’ve been so strongly enthusiastic about it for such a long time. There’s a huge cast, and every character has a huge timeline of available canon. We can imagine any number of possible interactions, historical or otherwise. The nature of the characters is a big draw for me, too! I like that (within reason) there’s a bit of wiggle room for interpretation of their personalities, because there’s just SUCH a long timespan involved. It’s great to see a variety of interpretations from a lot of fans about how such-and-such event might have been! Even for the things explicitly shown in canon, we still have the opportunity to pull in outside knowledge or related trivia. That’s great, and it’s also great because it’s cyclical - Hetalia feeds your interest in history feeds your interest in Hetalia… I think that’s way so many people get “stuck” in this fandom - you can never stop making those connections.

That said, I also love how Himaruya’s handled canon itself. This series could easily have veered too far in the direction of either grimdarkness or slapstick gags, so I’m very happy he found a good, strong balance between serious content and comedy. I love that it provides breadth rather than depth about its real-world topics, too. Partly because, again, canon respectfully avoids getting too serious, and partly because it leaves the door open for fandom exploration, but also because it means we get to see each member of the huge cast shine!

What is your favourite thing about the fandom?

I got into a lot of this in my answer above, but I love the potential for fan creativity! Fans have definitely lived up to it, too. There are so, so many fanworks for Hetalia that are hugely beautiful - some of the best writing and art I’ve seen. Of course, I’m interested in history, cultural geography, etc. on their own as well, so having a chance to engage with those topics through the lens of fandom is so much fun for me. 

Also, having been in the fandom for a very long time, it admittedly has changed and slowed, but I have so much respect for how well we’ve been trucking on nonetheless. People are still taking steps to keep the fandom active! It’s great. Look at things like Hetalia Day, of course the Hetalia Fandom Hub, and the many, many ship- and character-weeks that continue to be run to this day. I love that there are constant pushes of motivation and interactivity - we won’t give up on ourselves. :)

Since you like the historical aspect of Hetalia, which portrayal of a historical event did you like the most and why?

Honestly, it’s an older one, but I’ve always been fond of the Bloody Sunday/1905 strip with Russia and Lithuania. It shows a serious and significant historical event in a way that illuminates part of Russia’s character. It’s respectfully cautious and vague, but still gestures toward some of the conflicts inherent in having a national personification go through that kind of situation. And, I mean, just on the fictional level, it’s also really sad and striking!

Is there anyone in the fandom you look up to?

Although I’m not involved in this end of fandom much myself, I’ve always had so much respect for askbloggers - it’s a ton of effort going into curating a blog like that, and I admiring the level of dedication and motivation needed for something like that! Similarly, I admire anyone still actively working on any kind of project or fanwork, from fic and art to edits, moodboards, playlists/FSTs, cosplay, and on and on and on. As someone who struggles with writing as much as I’d like/as much as I used to, it’s inspiring to know that y'all are out there.


Thank you so much to @qichi for being our interviewee! Everyone, please show this creator your love!

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Interesting that Mister Hiddleston is the only male interviewee with whom Miss Piggy initiates physical contact.  Girl knows her stuff.  

Also, he says “I’m the biggest fan of you,” not “I’m your biggest fan,”  which I find fascinating.  Just sayin’.

tumblrweed-connection  asked:

Any thoughts on David Sheff?

If there’s one major similarity between the 1980 Playboy interview conducted by David Sheff and the 1970 Rolling Stone interview conducted by Jann Wenner, it’s that their recognition and arguably misplaced importance in the shaping of John Lennon’s cultural identity has little to do with the acuity and finesse of the interviewers and practically everything to do with timing (devastating) and the charisma (irrepressible) of the interviewee (consummate). That being said, between an inexperienced journalist with the most objective of intentions but without a grasp of the subtle psychological underpinnings and a harnessed editor with a bald-faced bias who’s shooting for an angle? I think I still prefer the former. 

Now, I say “without a grasp of the subtle psychological underpinnings” in relation to how youngly and unquestioningly Sheff seems to believe John’s more emotionally compromised convictions (not least about Paul’s subconscious sabotage or the authorship of ‘Eleanor Rigby’, where you can audibly hear Sheff whistling lowly in revelatory understanding which is ever so slightly cringe- or sigh-inducing), but what impresses upon me most is how uninformed either David Sheff or the Playboy editor, G. Barry Golson (who occasionally helps out with the interview) seems to be about even the most basic of facts:

JOHN: My mother was alive and lived a fifteen-minute walk away from me all my life. I saw her sporadically off and on all the time. I just didn’t live with her.

PLAYBOY: She’s not alive, is she?

JOHN: No, she got killed by an off-duty cop who was drunk. She was just at the bus stop and he ran her down in a car.

(Eep. Surely, that at least would be common knowledge? ‘My Mummy’s Dead’? ‘Mother’? Surely?)

TL;DR Beatles fan (if a blindsided one), did his job at least serviceably and meant at least well, was young at the time and probably (and very understandably) awestruck by and throughout the assignment. 

It goes without saying that this wholly extemporised, what-first-comes-to-mind criticism of Sheff exists solely within the confines of the 1980 Playboy interview; I have precious little conception or insight into his journalism since then, but I think it’s fair to say that his career as a writer has been distinguished and flourishing. I own Beautiful Boy (about Sheff’s son’s struggles with substance addiction), but have not gotten around to reading it yet; I have, however, read and enjoyed Game Over (about the history of Nintendo). 

(Aso: grovelling apologies to @tumblrweed-connection for such a belated reply. I admittedly sat on it imagining a spool of insight would unfurl effortlessly from my exhausted brain, but apparently not. It has failed me again! 😔 I haven’t dipped into All We Are Saying or the Playboy interview tapes in general except for the most cursory look-throughs in quite a while, so this is all based wholly on what I can dimly recall.) 

Hey ya’ll! So we’re nearing the end of the interview season and I wanted to share a few inside tips about what I have come to see as “good” responses to my questions. I know that this may not be valuable for many people in the current interview season but I hope that people in future cycles will find it useful! Later this cycle, I’ll make another post about “what to do if you didn’t get in”. But it’s still too early to throw in the towel!!

“Tell me about yourself”: I want to hear about the characteristics of your personality not mentioned in depth in your essays. So you can mention your research and volunteering and such, but also tell me about how tenacious, or driven, or kind, or organized you are. I want to hear that the interviewee has a sense of themselves.

“Tell me about your research”: Your opening statement to this better be less than 2 minutes long. I don’t want a presentation on your research, I want to see that you understand what you were doing, and that you can explain a complex topic to me succinctly. Because that’s literally what doctors do all day every day. If I want more details, I’ll ask and then feel free to open up!

“Tell me about a time you failed or made a mistake”: People will often tell me about times they failed a class or test and that’s fine, but not the best answer. I love it when people open up to me about times they made deeper mistakes and learned from them. One applicant told me about a time she seriously messed up coordinating a supply run for her company in Iraq and her soldiers were left without food for 2 days. Everyone was fine but she had to deal with that aftermath for literally years. Now that’s a mistake I want to hear about.

“Where do you see yourself in 15 years?”: I want to see that you’ve put thought into what kind of medicine you want to practice but have not restricted yourself to one field. This is kind of a bonus question. It doesn’t hurt if you mess it up because I didn’t have an answer for this when I applied, but it really helps if you can answer it well. Good answers include the range from: “Practicing community based medicine somewhere and finding a good work-life balance” to “returning to my home country to found a medical school catering to women and fighting corruption in healthcare”.


“Tell me about your support system”: This is a super important question. The two people in my class who have dropped out were both dealing with crazy personal lives (an incredibly messy divorce, and a family that exploded following a death). I want to hear that you have people who you can depend on, and that those people are themselves stable. Resiliency in applicants and in the loved ones’ of applicants matters much more than many other traits. This is part of the reason I love non-traditional applicants. They tend to be so dang resilient!

“What was your most significant volunteering or shadowing experience?”: If your eyes don’t light up when you tell me this, I don’t believe you. Tell about something that actually moved you, not something that you think should have moved you. I want to see passion and love for something.

A few random tidbits: I don’t mind if people tear up, or cry a little, but please try not to full-on sob. It’s hard to redirect an interview following that. Since I’m a younger student, I don’t notice slang and vernacular as often as the older interviewers do but I do notice it if it’s in excess or inappropriate to the situation. I like to hear about people’s faiths, and I feel that is a common theme with most of our interviewers. But don’t feel pressured to tell us if you don’t want to! I like it when people are married/ engaged so please do let me know about that! It shows emotional maturity (most of the time). If you mention a child or pregnancy, I’ll ask about how you will manage but only if you mention it first. There are lots of people (including women) in my class with families so it can def be done!

i love it when you’re transcribing an audio recording of an interview and the interviewee sneezes really loudly when the interviewer asks a super important question making it impossible to understand wtf is going on

anonymous asked:

Do you think that someone being charming/attractive during an interview helps them substantially? Like say an applicant was attractive and fun to interview, but they had a few dark spots on their application. Do you think it's possible for adcoms to overlook those spots? Or are they immune to charm and attractiveness (not like robots but ya know)?

Hi anon!

I can’t speak for every interviewer, because interviewers are humans, too. Although I think that people will enjoy interviewing someone who’s charming or attractive a bit more, we know how hard med school is and if the person can’t answer the question presented to them or the content of their answers are not suggestive of someone who cares about this profession, we’re going to pay attention. It’s not about how much we like the interviewee, it’s about whether this person is going to be a good fit and if they will do well at this particular institution.  No matter how attractive someone may be making themselves out to be, if an interviewer thinks they’re not a good match for the school it’s in the interest in of the candidate that we recommend against their acceptance. 

Drabble #26

“So ya was in Arkham, huh?” J asked the interviewee, leaning back in his seat and scrutinizing them closely. He didn’t look crazy - but then again, who the fuck did? - and he certainly wasn’t in Arkham during the last stay J could remember.

He was average height, average build, with light brown hair, atypical American-Boy-Next-Door blue eyes, and sharp features. Maybe if he was taller he could be the face of the ‘You Don’t Know Who’s Crazy Just By One Look’ societal mandate. As it was though, he just looked… plain. Boring. Cute in a shy way, but not that cute that J would turn this interview in to a seduction. He was far too young anyway for J’s tastes, a mere baby at 30 years old in J’s eyes.

“Five years an’ three months,” came the exact reply. “I was put in for killin’ the baby-sitter.” No shame. Good. “I did the rest at Blackgate. They thought I was ready. Guess I was… or maybe I wasn’t… I dunno. I’m here though, right, that’s not sayin’ anythin’ good!” he laughed. Crooked teeth and a large smile. A twinkle in the eyes. There J saw a flash of crazy which satisfied him.

“The baby-sitter?” J asked, finding that lame. “What’d they do, smother yer kid?”

A shake of the head, a serious expression. “They… well, SHE… she’d also clean for us. Just some sprucin’ up. Laundry. She… she, uhm…”

“C’mon, I’m a busy man,” J urged with a sigh, finding the hesitation a bad mark against this guy.

He closed his eyes and spat it out, hands gripping the armrests. “She found my stash of porn.” His eyes fluttered open. “GAY porn. She threatened to tell my… my wife… if I didn’t pay her college loan off.”

“They put ya in Arkham for that?” J asked in a monotone. It was hardly insanity.

“No,” he shook his head resolutely. “They put me there for killin’ her AN’ my wife. See, my wife… Brooke… Brooke walked in. I KNOW it was stupid of me to do it with her THERE but… I didn’t think. So I had to kill her, you know how it is… she’d never love me after that. I’d rather a funeral than a divorce. I s’pose what didn’t help my case was that I didn’t report it… an’ I insisted on keepin’ them there. I mean… I swore they were alive, I… I HEARD them. Laughin’ at me, talkin’ about the stains on the carpet… I couldn’t BURY them alive, could I?”

“So I’m guessin’ Arkham pegged ya for Schizophrenic.”

“Among other HURTFUL things. I’ve always heard voices… what harm is it? Tell me, Mister Joker, what harm is it when a man hears voices? I’m never lonely this way… they never… they always have my back. So what harm?” he asked angrily, hands now wringing. “It’s that quote from Marlon Brando… I forget the movie… ‘never lonely and sometimes I envy them’.”

“Yer askin’ the wrong guy,” J shrugged, finding the argument valid.

“I mightn’t have loved Brooke as a man should… but I loved her in other ways. Her an’ lil’ Suzie.” He stopped, sighing. “They told me my mother has her now… she won’t let me see her. MY OWN CHILD. The Courts are backin’ her OF COURSE.

“So why not live a wholesome life tryin’ t’get yer baby back? Why come t’me?” J asked swiftly, feeling nothing for the man’s anguish. It was a consequence many faced and it certainly wasn’t J’s problem.

He smiled gently, leaning forward. “Mister Joker, I’m takin’ a leaf outta your book. I’ve… it’s embarrassin’, but I always admired you. Your… philosophy. The things you say. So I’m a new man! No more hidin’ or secrets… I can’t go back to my old life, so… I’m makin’ a new one!”

J looked over the files he had Frost steal and blackmail for. This guy was seriously disturbed by all accounts. Clean though. Before the baby-sitter incident, he was a lawful citizen, wealthy, and well-liked. He had once seen a therapist for the voices, but that had promptly ended when he refused to medicate ‘his friends’ away. So he had a minor record of insanity. He also admired J’s philosophy.

“Ya know how to work a gun? Sure, ya’ve killed an’ been a bad guy, bu’ would ya be prepared t’kill on command? Take orders? Enter a life o’ crime, rather than jus’ dip yer feet?”

He leaned forward even more, a manic look coming over him. “Mister Joker… the only sadness I have about killin’ that bitch baby-sitter an’ Brooke is that I got caught. That I… I hadn’t a real chance to do it again. I’ve always wanted to kill, you see… but until that day… I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did. I can learn about guns. I can kill on command like a good doggy. I been takin’ orders ever since I got a job. Workin’ for you? The one difference is that I’d LOVE workin’ for you.”

J sighed, thinking. No criminal record, just a crazy one. No experience with guns. No connections. No know-how about how the business works. But… he was clearly on board to learn. He followed J’s philosophy. He was determined. Hell, didn’t J himself start out knowing fuck-all? “I’ll give ya a trial-period of… let’s say three months. After that, we’ll make a final decision on yer place. I’m givin’ ya a chance to show me… prove yerself t’me.”

His face lit up. “Oh, gosh! Oh… I… thank you, thank you so much! I promise, you WON’T regret this.”

“Yeah, yeah, look: get yerself a mask. Abandon yer outpatient programme an’ whatever hole they got ya livin’ at. Go shoot yer probation officer or whatever ya got. Then we’ll talk ground rules, a’ight, Farris?”

“Please, I…” He stopped, rummaging around in the gym bag at his feet, producing a plain white mask whose only disruption was the words ‘FUCK’ on the forehead and ‘FACE’ on the chin. “I took the liberty!” he gushed.

J frowned at it. “Plain… so it’d suit ya. Bu’ what’s with the scribbles?”

“It’s what Melissa called me. The baby-sitter. She called me that before I stabbed her in the dirty fat mouth. Whenever I wear it, I think of her,” he sighed fondly, stroking the mask now as though it were a lover’s face.

“Fuck-Face it is then. I like it better anyhow. Easier t’remember,” J nodded with a grin, finding this man growing on him already.

“Yes, that’s exactly what I think. It’s unassumin’… unique… it’s… well, it’s ME, isn’t it?”

“Oh no… it’s the YOU yer gunna learn t’be. An’ yer gunna own that name. It’ll go down in history.”

Fuck-face nodded, rising and shaking J’s hand happily. “Yes, Boss, it surely will!”

I gave a tour today to interviewees for the B.A./M.D. program, and one of the parents tried to recruit me to his residency program.

He was asking me questions during the tour and at one point he said he was the residency director for his program and that if I go there I’ll get in.

Lololol slowww your roll mister, I’m just tryna get through step 1 and I’m trying to recruit you, not the other way around. (But flattered that he liked me enough from my twenty minutes of enthusiasm for our program.)

I thought you like me. You’re just interested and curious. The way you ask me sounds like you doubted my whole personality. You are doubting my way of living. It’s like an interview where you are the interviewer and I am your interviewee. You treated me good just to get closed and ask me things you shouldn’t asked. I don’t know what to do but then I thank God for giving me the wisdom to escape from your words. Now, I want to end this illusion. I want to get away from your shadow. I’ll leave it like this and I hope you let me do what I want. I’m opting out. Bye!

anonymous asked:

If you continue like this, the only thing you can do is to lock the doors for Louis. Helping Steve and Louis need not instigate hatred for a program that only wanted to help him. Louis and Steve were the first interviewees after the Grammy. Imagine how much visibility they will have? Let's not sabotage those who try to help them. Louis is grateful to Steve and Steve. I'm grateful to Louis. Why make this a show?

what the fuck are you even talking about bro

go take a nap and stop sending weird nonsensical anons

anonymous asked:

hi! do big professional ballet companies ever tour their shows? there's a section of my story where this would be convenient but i can't find anything about this apart from one article where the interviewee mentioned being invited to join a company on it's tour around italy. i preferably want my MCs to work with the national ballet of canada but i can't found anything about them touring their shows and most companies seem to keep their performances to their own company buildings. thanks

Hi There!

First of all thank you for your question because I really never stopped to think about touring companies in ballet, only touring etoiles.

As it turns out, there are a lot of ballet companies that are born as touring companies exclusively, while others have specific touring units. Famous ballet companies that regularly go on tours, for example, are the American Ballet Theater and The Royal Ballet (who also has a touring unit). The touring company can be either hired by local theaters, to perform under the supervision of the theater’s choreographers and staff, or directly promote its own shows, even though it seems to me that the more prestigious the company, the higher the chance that they will tour their own shows.  

As for the National Ballet of Canada, I found this article on their official website where they basically say that they’ve been on tour before and plan to do so again in the near future. So I think it’s perfectly realistic for your characters to go on tour with them and their shows around the world.

Hope this helps, let me know if you need anything more specific,

Script Ballerina

Talked down to by an interviewee

So, this is what happened. I was interviewing a programmer to see if he was a good fit for one of my projects. He knows I run the business, he knows I create the product ideas. Basically, he knows I’m the brain of the whole thing, and I’ll be the one handling the paychecks. 

AND he goes and tells me “Girls are usually not interested in programming. It’s good to see someone who is”. 

Wow! Is that your idea of a compliment, Mr. Genius? Insulting the entire female population as a way of complimenting me. 

Looks like guys do this everywhere, not just in romantic situations. I am at least 5 years older than him, I’m more educated than him, and I’m in the position of hiring him, and he thought talking down to me wouldn’t be offensive. 

Shows how our societies are raising them. Smh