and best lead actor for next year

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Being publicly in the closet means Stiles can’t go to the Academy Awards with who he really wants, but it’s not like he’s going to win so he doesn’t have to worry about slipping up and thanking Derek in his speech… right?

This one is for my OSA (one sentence anon) who keeps cheering me on and motivating me. I wouldn’t have finished this WIP if it wasn’t for you, so thanks dude, whoever you are!

Earlier in his career, Stiles Stilinski had thought that walking one red carpet meant he had walked them all, but this award season had proved that assumption to be totally false. Walking a red carpet when you’ve been nominated for an award at the show was an entirely new experience. Sure, he had been nominated for People’s Choice Awards and more fan-driven ones before, but this year he had finally broken out of the rom-com and buddy comedy genres and into roles that challenged him. And this year, he was walking the red carpet at the Oscar with the chance to win not just one, but two once he entered the building.

Some had called 2016 his breakout year, others had said they knew that he could do it all along, and others still had questioned his ability to take on some of the more serious roles until they saw the films he was starring in. So here he was, at his third Academy Awards, but this time he was nominated instead of just attending. It had been a nerve-wracking award season that had left Stiles with a Golden Globe, a SAG award, and two Critic’s Choice awards, but none of that would hold a candle to this.

“Stiles, you have to move,” Lydia Martin–his agent and manager–said to him, pushing him toward the final reporter along the carpet. “Smile more.”

Stiles resisted the eyeroll that he could feel building; he didn’t want to be on the cover of some trashy tabloid with his eyes rolled back in his head and a caption commenting on his mental instability or an attitude problem. “Stiles! You look great,” Erica Reyes from Access Hollywood said, her voice sweet as syrup and her lips fire-engine red.  

“So do you, Ms. Reyes. Are you sure I can’t convince you to leave your husband and run away with me?” Stiles said with a charming smile. He had gone to UCLA with Erica’s husband Vernon Boyd and they had been, and still were, good friends. Boyd was currently the star wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints and would kick his ass if he were here in that moment.

“Ah ah ah, you know that I’m loyal,” Erica said with a smile. “But what about you? Who are you here with? Have a hot date that you’re hiding somewhere?”

“Of course I do,” Stiles told her. “My dad’s right over there.”

“Oh! Of course he is; he’s your permanent date during award season.” Erica said and then waved. “Hi, Sheriff.”

John Stilinski waved back with a smile, “Aren’t you going to ask me who I’m wearing?”

“I would, but that’s Laura Hale and I need to catch her before she gets inside. She and that hunky artist brother of hers skipped half the reporters already; I can’t let them skip me,” Erica said, giving Stiles a little smile. “It was lovely talking to you Stiles; good luck!”

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Dynamic | pt. v

Originally posted by dazzlingkai

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Scenario: Superhero AU
Pairing: Chen/Reader
Word Count: 5637
Rating: T (warning for language)

Summary: You’re the leading superhero of the city, and you’ve fought Dynamo for years. It’s the way it should be - good vs. evil, hero vs. villain. But what happens when a bigger evil threatens everything?

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Bitter Goodbye

Originally posted by spooole

Pairing: Michael Jones x Reader

Word Count: 2050

Warnings: Swearing, angst

AU: None

A/N: So uh… I’m not the best at writing angst but my friend wanted me to do this so here it is. Please have a read if you have the time:) also I may or may not have written this at 1 am… 

Summary: You have a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship with Michael. You’re in love with each other but things get hard when you have to leave your job at Rooster Teeth to move to England

The thumping of your heart was deafening as you drove to work for the last time. You had given the proper authorities your two weeks notice that you were quitting your Job as the head editor for Rooster Teeth’s live action department. A mix of sadness, joy, fear and anxiety overcame you as you drove to your unofficial official parking spot. You had worked for the company since you were twenty and only a week ago you had just turned twenty-eight. The fans grew to love you over the years as you appeared in many shorts, voiced characters for all their animated series and even appeared in Lazer Team.

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Bonus Bangtan #1 (Jin)

Pairing: Jin x Reader
Genre: Fluffy fluffed fluff
Wordcount: 1466
Warnings: None
Description: Because Jin needs more love can I get an amen?

You need a moment to bolster your nerve, so you pace around the bedroom. The living room. The kitchen. Drink a cup of water. Water the plants. Sweep. Fold laundry. Resume pacing. Pancake watches you wearily from the bed through it all and her face is all scrunched up like she’s completely fed up with you.

It’s just a phone call, her eyes are telling you. A freaking phone call. Get your shit together, ______.

But if you call him, it’ll be the first time you call him first. And you don’t talk much on the phone to begin with. And it’s late. The odds are against you. What if he’s asleep? The worst thing you could do is wake him up during a promotion period. He doesn’t get enough sleep as is.

But it’s been a week since you last talked, three since you saw him in person, and as much as you don’t consider yourself someone who is easily struck by heartsickness, your longing is spiraling into desperation and it’s not a pretty sight.

Hence the pacing. And obsessive cleaning.

You sink back into the mattress and watch as halfhearted moonlight filters in through the open window.

His voice, his voice, his voice. You need to hear it.


Jin’s voice is low and smooth in the darkness, and a light, fluttering feeling spreads through your chest, cutting off your breath. You beat against your sternum once, twice. Breathe, ______, breathe.

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anonymous asked:

I realy liked that "convince me to watch Hannibal" thing you did. Can you do it with True Detective? I actually haven't watched it and my decision to now rests in your hands (no pressure or anything).

first and foremost

you have to go to the mirror 

look yourself right square in the eye and ask yourself: “am i prepared to want to sex up Matthew McConaughey?” – IT SEEMS WEIRD BUT I DON’T WANT YOU TO BE CAUGHT OFF GUARD BY THE MCCONAISSANCE’S BLINDING MAJESTY– and once you have accepted that deep dark part of yourself, just think of all true detective has to offer you!










New Alex Interview with The Independent!

Alexander Skarsgard on Diary of a Teenage Girl underage relationship controversy: ‘That’s what got me excited about the film’

The night before I meet Alexander Skarsgard, he’s guest of honour at the premiere of his new movie, Diary of a Teenage Girl, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. “I can’t hardly believe it,” says the quivering festival programmer, as ripples of excitement run through the female (and some male) members of the audience. Put this largely down to True Blood, the TV show that shot the Swedish-born Skarsgard to fame as the super-buff 1,000-year-old vampire Eric Northman.

Before then, Skarsgard was probably best known for being the eldest son of fellow actor Stellan Skarsgard, a regular face in Hollywood who made his international breakthrough way back in Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves. But arriving slap-bang in the middle of the vampire craze, True Blood saw Skarsgard instantly eclipse his father’s fame in a role that left little to the imagination, leading him to proclaim, “I’m an actor, not a sex symbol.”

Even his Diary co-star, 23 year-old British newcomer Bel Powley, jokes he’s “the king of sex scenes”, something I relay when we meet the next day. “I definitely wouldn’t agree with that title,” he retorts, slouching in a hotel restaurant booth in jeans and T-shirt. So he never gets nervous? “I’ve done gay sex scenes without being gay, which would normally be uncomfortable, but it’s really not. If you’re actually excited about the story you’re telling, and this is a piece of that puzzle and it makes sense to you, I find it exciting.”

It’s just as well, given Diary’s proliferation of intimate sequences between the 38-year-old Skarsgard and Powley. Based on the 2002 graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, it’s a frank and funny coming-of-age tale set in San Francisco in the Seventies. Powley’s 15-year-old Minnie loses her virginity to Skarsgard’s shambling Monroe, the 35 year-old boyfriend to her mother Charlotte (Kristen Wiig). It’s Minnie who does the seducing, sucking his finger in a bar, before embarking on a lusty affair.

While Minnie is very much the instigator, was Skarsgard concerned at the controversy his character’s affair with an under-age girl might stir? “To me that was what got me excited about it,” he enthuses. “Doing it in a way without justifying or condoning what he does. He’s obviously 35 and she’s a teenager and he’s responsible for what happens. But the challenge that I thought would be interesting was: ‘How do you make him real?’ It wouldn’t be interesting if it was him preying on her for an hour and 40 minutes.”

Monroe is no one-dimensional predator; Skarsgard talks about looking for the “real” aspects of him, where he’s weak, confused or like a lost teenager. “I thought it would be more interesting for the audience if you are confused and not sure how you’re supposed to feel about this whole situation. It’s great if there are moments when he actually understands what he’s doing, or there are moments when you think he’s charming, and you get why she’s attracted to him.”

Skarsgard’s own upbringing was almost as bohemian as Minnie’s. The eldest of six, his family lived in an apartment block, close to his grandparents and cousins; every night, there’d be boozy dinners – “a lot of wild hippies and artists and anarchists”. In the day, he’d hang around Stockholm theatres where his father performed. When he was seven, a family friend gave him his first film role. Six years later, he scored the lead in Swedish TV programme Hunden som log (The Dog  That Smiled).

“I wouldn’t say I was famous, but some people recognised me,” he recalls. “And being 13 is fucking weird for anyone! But then it gets [even weirder] if someone recognises you. I got really paranoid and uncomfortable with the attention – I was like: ‘This is what it’s like, I don’t want to do it anymore.’” He quit acting as a result. “As a teenager, I was very against it,” he remembers. At 19, he did a year of national service in the Swedish army, joining a unit that dealt with anti-terrorism and anti-sabotage in the Stockholm archipelago.

Completing his service in 1996, he headed to England, studying English at Leeds Metropolitan University for six months. But he began to think about the profession he’d left. “I missed acting, I missed being on stage, being in front of a camera. I felt like: ‘I’m not 13 anymore. I’m in my twenties – maybe I can deal with it now if it happens again.’” Moving to New York, he studied theatre for six months, then returned to Stockholm, where he began to score acting jobs on stage and screen.

Holidaying back in the States, Skarsgard landed his first American role – the super-dim male-model Meekus in Ben Stiller’s 2001 cult comedy Zoolander (sadly, the character died in a gasoline fight, meaning he won’t be returning for the upcoming sequel). He followed it playing a real-life US marine in Generation Kill, the Iraq War-set HBO mini-series from the creators of The Wire.

From there, he jumped on board True Blood, cementing his pin-up status with one of the raunchiest roles on TV. “Everything changed when True Blood came out,” Skarsgard nods. “The fact that people care and they approach you; you feel they’re affected by it and it meant something to them. That’s a compliment,” he says. “It shouldn’t make you paranoid.”

After seven seasons, the show ended in 2014. “There are moments when I miss playing Eric Northman,” he nods. But on the flip side, he’s relishing the freedom he now has. “I could take a year off if I want. Or if something comes up that I want to do in the Kalahari desert, I control my own schedule.” To date, the films he has made were often shoehorned into the hiatus between True Blood seasons. Some, like the modern take on What Maisie Knew, were decent; others, like the Straw Dogs remake, are best left forgotten.

Now, though, Skarsgard is about to show Hollywood he’s ready for leading-man status. Since completing Diary, he has spent eight months working on Tarzan, a new blockbuster take on the famous jungle tale by Harry Potter director David Yates. Margot Robbie of Wolf of Wall Street plays Jane.“It was very exhausting. It was really intense. But a phenomenal experience. I was so intrigued by that character,” he says. “I didn’t know what it would be like when you do a big movie like that. Are they going to micromanage you? Are they going to be nervous if you want to change one word?”

Skarsgard has worked with his father on screen before. In Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, he played Michael, newlywed husband to Kirsten Dunst’s depressive Justine. Skarsgard Snr. featured as Justine’s boss. “It was just a couple of days – we didn’t have that much stuff together. But it was such a dream.” He’s keen for a re-match. “For so many reasons, obviously. He’s my Dad, I love him. I think he’s a fantastic actor.”

In between dates in New York’s Botanical Garden with Alexa Chung, he has just wrapped War On Everyone, the new “dark comedy” from The Guard’s John Michael McDonagh. “I haven’t done comedy since Zoolander,” he smiles. After True Blood, teenage girls and Tarzan, he’s probably in need of a laugh.

Sources: Article: James Mottram @, Photos: Originals: AlexanderSkarsgardOnline (x)

List of good shit that happened in 2016

Because I think we all need it. 

  • Moana
  • Rogue One
  • Hamilton Mixtape
  • Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 in on Broadway
  • The Tonys for Best Actors in a Musical, may it be lead or supporting, were all won by black actors
  • Fidel Castro died
  • Also, things are getting better between the USA and Cuba
  • Harriet Tubman is going to be on the American 20$ bill
  • Stranger Things
  • Okay, it’s only coming out next year, but A Series of Unfortunate Events getting adapted into a series on Netflix

Feel free to add some!