Okay, so if you’re wondering “Who is this Asari?” it’s Dr. Lexi T’Perro! If you didn’t know, she was voiced by Natalie Dormer (an actress I absolutely adore), but the developers made her face just look like every other default Asari they put in the game and I found it extremely lazy considering her voice actress is so beautiful! So, as a result I painted a Lexi with Natalie Dormer’s likeness instead. Dunno if I captured it as well as I’d like, but I like it a lot better than her default look, that’s for sure.

Here’s other portraits for the same series: Liara T’Soni , Peebee , Samara , Aria T’Loak , Shiala

More info: I decided I would start a little digital painting project to keep me artistically active for a while, so to celebrate the month of May my theme is:

“May-dens, May-trons, and May-triarchs”

I’ll just be painting a whole buncha beautiful blue (and purple… possibly green) Asari from the Mass Effect series!

not a oncer anymore

not for a couple of weeks already actually. a little bit sorry i ever was at all, but mostly happy about it. it gave me lots of great actors to follow in every sense of the word, an OTP that turned my life upside down and, if you think about it, a really great story, nothing like i’ve ever watched before in my life.

i loved ouat. i haven’t been in the fandom for a very long time, only for about two years, but it took all over my life. i gave my heart, my mind and my soul to this fandom. and it was probably the most destructive fandoms i’ve ever been a part of. like you know those relationships, when everything goes like shit, you’re in pain, you hate your partner, you hate yourself, but you’re just not able to end it. because on the other hand you love your partner and this relationship gives you something you don’t want to give up, and there are always moments that you cherish like nothing else in your life. and this constant battle between love and hate, affection and disgust destroys you. that basically was me and ouat.

the point always was that as long as i love it a tiny little bit more than i hate it, i’m in. and i suffered through every shitty plot-twist A&E gave us, through every time someone called capswan relationship healthy and through all the times the creators acted like other ships and their fans don’t matter.

one day i decided i’m done. my moment of enlightenment happened when i’ve seen what they did to Emma and Regina’s first hug. they basically spitted all the swanqueen fans in the faces with that gesture and well i thought that was unacceptable.

i was completely devastated, heartbroken even. and i changed my mind a billion times that day, told myself that i overreacted and just one hug wasn’t such a big deal to actually stop watching the show. but i didn’t and it was. and i knew that giving up on ouat was actually the best idea i’ve had since i’ve started watching it.

what i love most about not watching the show is that i can see actors apart from it now. like i don’t have to look at everything they say and do through the prism of their characters. more specifically, i don’t have to worry anymore about starting to hate Colin, because i hate Hook, stuff like that. i also don’t have to justify every shitty thing A&E do in each episode, therefore i’m more or less calm about my mental health now, because i’ve been honestly worried lately about losing it.

i miss it, though. i mean i gave my soul to this show, of course i’d miss it. i really love the cast, every single actress and actor, i adore them. Lana and Jennifer, i mean, i literally pray on these women. so it’s a bit sad to know that there’s something they are making and proud of, that i won’t watch. but it’s sometimes a part of a fan’s life, i guess.

so yeah. i’m not a oncer anymore, i’m free and trying to build myself again from the ruins ouat made of me and fill the void it left in my life.

(and yes i totally had to write all this)

p.s. if in the last episode of season 6 there will be a HUGE plot-twist and we’ll find out capswan and everything else that happened in the last two seasons was a lie, i have no idea what would i be more: happy, annoyed or amused.

anonymous asked:

hi! may i have a ship if ur not bombarded?? they are so good omg. im grace- female and hetero. im five foot zero with curly brown hair and green eyes. i work at an art museum and i love it, even though im a writer and actress myself. i also adore books. im loud due to the fact that im half deaf, and i looooove talking to people, esp those i love. i may appear headstrong and guarded but in reality im a gushy hopeless romantic if u just push through my rambles!! tysm ❤️❤️

I ship you with Newt.

He loves your career, and finds the arts quite appealing at times, and wouldn’t mind tagging along to the various functions you’d have. He also thinks your ramblings are cute, and just smiles as you continue on and on. Your headstrong personality also captivates him, because he can admire anyone who is ambitious and sticks up for themselves.

Originally posted by hogwartsfansite


Actresses that I absolutely adore - I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well, she’s too Asian’, or, ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough, so it gets really frustrating.

anonymous asked:

So I was thinking on hating on PLL again in your asks (everyday I remember something new that makes me want to shoot someone), but then I read "Sarah Paulson" and it felt like someone said something behind my back and, without me turning, my head did a 180° turn to stare at that someone. That's how it felt when I saw you name the Goddess herself.

She is my wife, okay????????? That is one actress that I adore??? When she tears up, I start bawling and when she smiles it adds 5 years to my life??????


“I got a cold chill. This girl had something I hadn’t seen since silent pictures. She had a kind of fantastic beauty like Gloria Swanson, when a movie star had to look beautiful, and she got sex on a piece of film like Jean Harlow”.Leon Shamroy, on Marilyn’s 1946 screen test

"I remember she impressed me more off the screen than on…there was something touching and appealing about her.”  - John Huston, director of The Misfits and The Asphalt Jungle

"When you look at Marilyn on the screen, you don’t want anything bad to happen to her. You really care that she should be all right…happy.”
Natalie Wood  

“She had a great natural dignity and was extremely intelligent. She was also exceedingly sensitive.”  - Edith Sitwell, poet

“Marilyn is as near a genius as any actress I ever knew. She is an artist beyond artistry. She is the most completely realized and authentic film actress since Garbo. She has that same unfathomable mysteriousness. She is pure cinema.” - Joshua Logan, director of Bus Stop 

"She was an absolute genius as a comedic actress, with an extraordinary sense for comedic dialogue. It was a God-given gift. Believe me, in the last fifteen years there were ten projects that came to me, and I’d start working on them and I’d think, ‘It’s not going to work, it needs Marilyn Monroe.’ Nobody else is in that orbit; everyone else is earthbound by comparison.” - Billy Wilder, director of Some Like it Hot and The Seven Year Itch

"Marilyn Monroe is the greatest farceuse in the business, a female Chaplin.” - Jerry Wald, producer 

“This is no dumb blonde. She’s got guts. She saw herself drowning in Hollywood in 1955 and told her studio, “I’m not going on just wiggling my behind.” She moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio. I met her there. We developed a brother-sister relationship. She often baby-sat with my kids. Marilyn is not any one thing; she’s multidimenstional - she’s cute, sexy, naive, difficult and insecure. On the set she’s a fun-loving girl, cutting up and joking with the crew… As an actress she has lots of imitators - but only Marilyn survives. Why? Because people sense something real and helpless from her on that screen; they want to protect this girl and she makes them ashamed for having thought any dirty thoughts about her” - Eli Wallach

“She listens, wants, cares. Marilyn has amazing intuition-and her perceptions are razor-sharp. Out of these damned responsive eyes of hers flickers thought after thought. She and I talk a lot about new York, which we both love. Like me, she lives there now between pictures. Hollywood is a world of self-stokers, where sanity depends on a sense of humor. Marilyn has it - in spades. No subtiety of humor escapes her. I catch her laughing across the room and I bust up.Every pore of that lovely translucent skin is alive, open every moment - even though this could make her vulnerable to being hurt. I would rather work with her than any other actress. I adore her.” - Montgomery Clift

“Everything Marilyn does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting…from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso. One thing we have in common is that people look for sexy scenes in my movies, and they certainly expect it from Marilyn. I’ve always liked blondes. And they’re a good combination for me on screen - some of my most successful pictures were opposite blondes: Jean Harlow, Lana Turner, Grace Kelly. Actually there are remarkable physical similarities between Harlow and Monroe, and both made their mark on comedy. But Harlow was always very relaxed; she made no effort to be funny - and often didn’t know she was. This girl is high-strung, and she worries more - about her lines, her appearance, her performance. She’s constantly trying to improve as an actress. I’m convinced that in this picture, Marilyn shows depth that will make people stop thinking of her as just a ‘sexpot’.” - Clark Gable

"I based a lot of Roslyn, the girl in my Misfits screenplay, on Marilyn. Marilyn identifies powerfully with all living things, but her extraordinary embrace of life is intermingled with great sadness. In the picture Roslyn dances in the woods, longing for the stability of a tree, sad that she can’t be at one with Nature’s beauty. Marilyn’s tremendous empathy for people and animals is reflected in the movie too… Frank Taylor, our producer, says ‘Marilyn hates cages for birds, leashes for dogs and halters for herself.’ He’s right. To understand Marilyn best, you have to see her around children. They love her; her whole approach to life has their kind of simplicity and directness. I have not really helped her as an actress. Marilyn has perfected herself. She can imply the world in a look. The thing is, Marilyn has become a sort of fiction for writers; each one seens her through his own set of pleasures and prejudices.” - Arthur Miller

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe (1st June 1926)

Actresses that I absolutely adore - I think people are made uncomfortable by uncensored expressions of emotion. But, you know, that’s my job. I don’t have those fears. I really have never been concerned about being beautiful on-screen. That’s just not my jam. I’m concerned about it if I’m playing a beautiful character. But it’s not relevant for Carrie. I don’t need to worry about that, and I think that’s really great.


Actresses that I absolutely adore -  That’s my job as an actress, to challenge myself and do different things, even though it’s different than what people assume I’m inclined to do. It was exciting for me because it was a challenge to stretch people’s imaginations, and their preconceived notions that I’m a “good girl,” and that I always play very likable, nice characters. And, Shameless and Beautiful Creatures was the start of a new kind of character for me. It’s a little bit edgier, a little bit more indulgent of your dark side. […] I would say that I enjoy material when it’s strong, I enjoy being challenged. I’m drawn to tough roles.. it doesn’t mean I’m tough.


Actresses that I absolutely adore - To put it simply - you know, a lot of people believe that the benefit of this job is fame and fortune. I believe that you pay for the fortune through the fame. I don’t buy into the notion that being famous is somehow a good thing, or an exciting thing, or a wonderful thing. I think it’s more cumbersome and more of a hindrance to your life than it is the other. But the fortune is fantastic. I’ll take it, and I have no complaints. But it’s not - you know, I didn’t become an actress because I wanted to be famous. I didn’t become an actress because this is the ultimate career goal of my life.


Actresses that I absolutely adore - I think it gets so much easier to let things roll off your back. It’s such a business of hurry up and wait, and if you let it get to you it will drive you absolutely insane. Like, ‘Why was I called in at four in the morning and I haven’t been used until one in the afternoon?’ And 'Why are we shooting this a million times when we have five other scenes to shoot?’ But you get to the point where you just say 'This is filmmaking. This is what you get paid for. Everybody is doing the best they can. It’s what you have to live with.

Allison Tolman wrote her own IMDB biography. And it is awesome.

Born in Sugarland, Texas, Allison Tolman earned a BFA in theatrical performance from Baylor University. After graduation, she moved to Dallas where she helped found and foster the independent ensemble based non-profit Second Thought Theatre while also learning that the whole being an adult thing is like, super hard. In 2009, she was accepted into Second City’s Conservatory Training Program and later went on to write and perform sketch and satire with several groups throughout Chicago, most notably the monthly comedy podcast The City Life Supplement.

Throughout her career, Tolman has played a veterinary receptionist, personal assistant, children’s theatre teacher, vocal coach, phone sales associate, client services representative, and dog walker - never on film, but in her actual life in order to pay her rent and be able to afford more tank tops from Target than any human actually needs.

(2014) Tolman lives in Chicago with a portly cat named Annie who enjoys staring at her blankly whenever there is a house centipede in the kitchen.


Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe! 

July 1st 1926 | August 4th 1962.

“She listens, wants, cares. Marilyn has amazing intuition-and her perceptions are razor-sharp. Out of these damned responsive eyes of hers flickers thought after thought. She and I talk a lot about New York, which we both love. Like me, she lives there now between pictures. Hollywood is a world of self-stokers, where sanity depends on a sense of humor. Marilyn has it - in spades. No subtlety of humor escapes her. I catch her laughing across the room and I bust up.Every pore of that lovely translucent skin is alive, open every moment - even though this could make her vulnerable to being hurt. I would rather work with her than any other actress. I adore her.” - Montgomery Clift