a life called fresh

So there’s those stages of grief and all. Last night I went straight to anger. This morning I woke up and I’m still at anger. I’m still really effing angry with JB and whoever else was behind the decision to can Enrique Murciano and the character of Julian Gale. But, the outpouring of fan support on Twitter to him and his response has been amazing. That man has class. But, I will stick to my assessment regardless of whatever reasoning they come up with. This was a terrible call. A fresh face was needed. New life was needed. Way to screw it up .

Typhus runs the following course:
     As he lies in remote, feverish dreams, lost in their heat, the patient is called back to life by an unmistakable, cheering voice.  That clear, fresh voice reaches his spirit wandering along strange, hot paths and leads it back to cooling shade and peace.  The patient listens to that bright, cheering voice, hears its slightly derisive admonishment to turn back, to return to the regions from which it calls, to places that the patient has left so far behind and has already forgotten.  And then, if there wells up within him something like a sense of duties neglected, a sense of shame, of renewed energy, of courage, joy, and love, a feeling that he still belongs to that curious, colorful, and brutal hubbub that he has left behind – then, however far he may have strayed down that strange, hot path, he will turn back and live.  But if he hears the voice of life and shies from it, fearful and reticent, if the memories awakened by its lusty challenge only make him shake his head and stretch out his hand to ward them off, if he flees farther down the path that opens before him now as a route of escape – no, it is clear, he will die.
—  Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks (John E. Woods, Trans.)

George Takei became famous for his role in Star Trek as Mr. Sulu, but in the last decade, he’s drawn followers who admire him because of who he is–not just who he has played. The new documentary about his life is called To Be Takei.

He joins Fresh Air to talk about growing up in a Japanese internment camp, avoiding stereotypical roles, and coming out as gay at 68. 

Here he explains why he was closeted for most of his life: 

The thing that affected me in the early part of my career was … there was a very popular box office movie star – blonde, good-looking, good actor – named Tab Hunter. He was in almost every other movie that came out. He was stunningly good-looking and all-American in looks. And then one of the scandals sheets of that time – sort of like The Inquirertoday – exposed him as gay. And suddenly and abruptly, his career came to a stop.

That was, to me, chilling and stunning. I was a young no-name actor, aspiring to build this career – and I knew that [if] it were known that I was gay, then there would be no point to my pursuing that career. I desperately and passionately wanted a career as an actor, so I chose to be in the closet. I lived a double life. And that means you always have your guard up. And it’s a very, very difficult and challenging way to live a life.

Photo by Kevin Scanlon via LA Weekly 

anonymous asked:

Do you know any shows similar to skins?

-Casualty

- Being Human

- Misfits

- The Inbetweeners

- Bad Education

-  Freaks and Geeks

- My So Called Life

- Party of Five

- Fresh Meat

- Queer as Folk

anonymous asked:

ive just finished watching skins, do you know any shows that are similar that i should watch next?

Perhaps try:

-Bad Education

-Slide

-Shameless

-Freaks and Geeks

-My So Called Life

-Party of Five

-Fresh Meat

If anyone else know of any please let us know x