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Do something. Do something. You phony prick fraudulent motherfucker. Do something! Come on! Prove it! Fuck faith! Earn it! Show me something real! I need it now. Not later. Now! Show me and I’ll believe in you until the day I die. I swear. I’m calling on you. I’m calling on you!

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Deaf West Carrie

Carrie White/Voice of Carrie: Amelia Hensley/Allie Trimm
Margaret White/Voice of Margaret: Marlee Matlin/Bernadette Peters
Chris Hargensen/Voice of Chris: Whitney Meyer/Ali Stroker
Sue Snell/Voice of Sue: Sandra Mae Frank/Barrett Wilbert Weed
Billy Nolan/Voice of Billy: Ryan Lane/Adam Chanler-Berat
Tommy Ross/Voice of Tommy: Joshua Castille/Ben Fankhauser
Miss Gardner/Voice of Miss Gardner: Deanne Bray/Tracie Thoms
Mr. Stephens/Voice of Mr. Stephens: Russell Harvard/Anthony Rapp
ENSEMBLE
Frieda: Treshelle Edmond
Norma: Andrea Ferrell
Helen: Ren
George: Miles Barbee
Stokes: Daniel Durant
Freddy: Sean Berdy

McFarland

McFarland is one of those feel good movies from Disney that makes you want to do something more with your life. Kevin Costner plays Coach Jim White aka Blanco who sees the potential in a group of kids from one of the poorest towns in America. He notices that these kids seem to be able to run forever - from the picking farms to school and back to the farms after school. So he decides to create a cross-country team. This is their story. It’s a beautifully shot film about resilience and self-discovery. And some of the jokes aren’t half bad either. Like I said, Disney always knows how to create films that make you feel like you’ve wasted your entire life. So here’s a list of 10 ways the boys of McFarland made me feel completely inadequate.

1) When I found out that this movie was based on a true story.
“Based on a true story” usually always means that this person’s life was amazing and yours will never live up to it. Great.

2) When the boys’ alarm clocks go off at the ass crack of dawn.
They literally wake up at satan o’clock to go pick on the farms to make some extra money for their families. Makes me feel incredibly blessed to have the life I have.

3) They go to a full day of school after spending all morning picking cotton.
Damn these are some hard workers. I am seriously slacking.

4) They run 8-10 miles a day.
“They about that #fitlife,” I write while sitting on my couch after eating ice cream out of the tub.

5) They return to the farms after school to pick some more cotton.
They’ve probably been up for about 16 hours by this point or something. They only thing I can do in 16 hours is marathon tv shows.

6) No matter how bad their day was, they all sit down together to eat dinner as a family.
My family can watch tv together for about 30 minutes before everyone decides they’re sick of breathing the same air.

7) Not only do they all eat dinner together, they eat delicious home cooked Mexican food.
The rest of us can just give up now because none of us have enchiladas waiting for us at home.

8) They can get the entire town to rally together to support their cross-country team.
This one time I got 94 RTs on a tweet about Kristen Stewart. So I guess that’s kind of the same thing.

9) Did I mention they run 8-10 miles a day?
With hill training. And they don’t even have good running shoes or even real hills! 

10) Their coach really believes in them and actually wants them to succeed.
Last night my mother accidentally locked me out of the house.

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Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2.15 “Fellowship of the Spear”
IT’S WAR — The Legends must devise a plan to retrieve the last remaining fragments of the Spear of Destiny from the Legion of Doom.  They find themselves in France at the height of World War I faced with the knowledge that they must destroy the mystical object.  They enlist the help of a soldier by the name of John Ronald Reuel Tolkin (guest star Jack Turner) and find that the Spear is leading them into the heart of the war.  Meanwhile, the team must all resist the temptation of the Spear, and the return of a former teammate. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Ben Bray directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Matthew Maala (#215).  Original airdate 3/21/2017.

Supergirl 2.20 - City of Lost Children press release

“THIS IS US” STAR LONNIE CHAVIS GUEST STARS – When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) gets a lead on the Phorian’s address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus (guest star Lonnie Chavis). Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea’s (Teri Hatcher) plan escalates. Ben Bray directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn (#220). Original airdate 5/8/2017.

James centric episode: 2x20

THIS IS US” STAR LONNIE CHAVIS GUEST STARS – When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian, an otherwise peaceful race with telekinetic powers. Guardian (Mehcad Brooks) gets a lead on the Phorian’s address but instead of finding the culprit, he finds a very scared boy named Marcus (guest star Lonnie Chavis). Marcus will only trust James so it is up to Guardian to stop the attacks on the city. Rhea’s (Teri Hatcher) plan escalates. Ben Bray directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Gabriel Llanas & Anna Musky-Goldwyn (#220). Original airdate 5/8/2017.

OLIVER RETURNS TO RUSSIA — A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star Carly Pope) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene (guest star Rick Gonzalez) to help keep things on track. Ben Bray directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#512).  Original airdate 2/8/2017.

When Ben Learned Charles Has a Heart

Just a little something for Katzun, who has been wanting Ben for a while. Sinners au :)


Sometimes, Ben forgot there were just as much demons on Earth as there was in hell.

Demons had the ability to travel between the two realms freely. Thomas wasn’t as controlling as they were in heaven, where only key people could travel between the two realms. However, Thomas didn’t like when Ben went alone. Benny was just so small and helpless. Thomas couldn’t protect Ben on Earth if he was in hell. So, Ben made an effort to try to stay in hell while Thomas was working. However, there were some instances where it was necessary for Ben to go there without Thomas’s protection.

See, recently Thomas started to notice that Ben was unhappy. Ever since Alex came into his life, he had been taking up most of his time to care for Alex instead of Ben. Ben would never say it, but he was upset because Alex took up so much of Thomas’s time. So, Thomas decided to give Ben a job to keep him busy and feel less lonely. Ben’s job was to handle lower level demon affairs. Ben loved his job. Everyday he would go out and meet different people and tell Thomas about what he did that day. Thomas was happy that Ben was happy and everything was good.

Ben had gotten the call about a lower level demon problem about an hour after Thomas left for work. Normally, lower level demons would stay in hell since they weren’t as protected from the predatory demons on Earth. However, this transmission was coming from Earth, which Ben was confused about. But at the same time, Ben wasn’t going to turn his back away from his job just because he was a little scared. James and Charles went out everyday despite the dangers of their jobs. Ben was determined to do the same and make Thomas proud of him. Thus, Ben made his way to Earth and followed the distress signal in the city.

When Ben reached the source of the signal, he was shocked to what he saw. A lower level bunny was tied up with the signal tied to his chest. Ben smiled at him and promised to get him out. As he was untying the bunny, he heard soft chuckling coming from the alley.

“Well, well, well, look who it is. Just the demon we’ve been looking for.” Ben’s voice hitched and he struggled to get the ropes off of the bunny. He knew that voice. It was the voice of Dameon, the current leader of the largest and most powerful wolf pack in hell. By all standards, Charles was clearly supposed to be the leader of the pack. However, he spent too much time with Thomas to properly run a pack. Thus, through empty promises and sly deals, Dameon rose to power and became the pack leader. Charles couldn’t give two shits about it. “Lucifer’s little pet, all alone and helpless.” He smirked. “Get him. He’s mine.”

Ben shivered. Dameon said that like he wanted to make Ben his pet rather than eat him. A goat demon and a wolf demon could never work out. He had seen James and Charles go through all of that and knew it would never work. However, Dameon always strived to be like Charles. If Charles had a goat pet, Dameon wanted one too. Ben started to hear growling coming from all sides and he swore under his breath. He needed to get him and the bunny out of here before the wolves ate them both. He took out a knife and cut the rope freeing the bunny who ran for the nearest portal to hell. Ben turned into a goat as well and started to run into a crowded street with the wolf demons hot on his trail. He heard people scream and jump out of the way as the demons nipped at his heels causing Ben to bray in fear. Ben tripped and tumbled over slowing down his pace. A demon caught up with him and grabbed him by his fluff holding him by his teeth and walking back towards the alley. Ben brayed in protest and prayed to God someone would find him before it was too late.


Charles yawned and walked into wolf territory without a second thought in his mind. Normally, people would need to check in before they just strolled into another demons territory, but Charles gave them no regard. He had founded the first wolf pack of hell. Around here, he was a living legend. A couple of guard dogs looked at Charles and bowed down. It was a sign of respect in the wolf community. Charles was just glad they respected him with the new pack leader.

Charles liked the new leader, but he had to admit, Dameon was still a child. Every time Charles would visit, Dameon would follow Charles around like a lost puppy. Honestly, the kid annoyed him, but he had a lot to learn and Charles had a lot to teach. But, today was different. Instead of meeting him at the entrance like normal, Dameon was nowhere in sight. Charles rose an eyebrow and folded his arms. Did he forget?

“Charles! Long time no see you sexy bastard! How have you been?!” Charles smiled softly hearing the voice of his friend, Miles. Miles had helped Charles raise the founding pack to the most powerful demon group in hell. He had saved Charles’s life countless times and he was a great worrier. Now, things were different. He was enjoying his retirement with his mate. Sometimes, he would sit around the fire late at night and tell the wolf pups exaggerated tales of his glory days full of valor, honor, and adventure. Charles would laugh at these make believe stories. Especially since the size of the lion demons they fought seemed to double in size every time he told it.  Charles hugged him and purred,

“Been good. How about you? I see you’re still ugly.” He joked. Miles groaned. He wasn’t an ugly man by any standards, but compared to the other members of the pack, he was extraordinarily average looking.

“Whatever,” He muttered but smiled at Charles. “I’m always good to see you here.”

Charles smiled and looked around. “Where’s the kid?”

“You mean the chief? He’s back at his den. Supposably, he got a new pet. He’s been playing with it all day.”

Charles’s eyes widened. “Is that so? I better check up on him.” He said.

Miles laughed. “Just be careful, Charles. He’s been on edge lately.”


Ben brayed in annoyance as Dameon purred and nuzzled into him whispering soft words of praise about his new pet. Ben had learned a little while ago that Dameon was still very much a kid by wolf standards. Luckily, the kid didn’t really have a concrete idea of what a pet was supposed to be versus what he expected Ben to be. Dameon wanted Ben, because he was under the impression that Charles still had James. If he was to be just like Charles, he should have the same kind of pet as well. He purred and nuzzled into Ben paying special attention to Ben’s neck.

“You’re such a good pet. Such a pretty pet. You’re gonna be mine now, okay? I promise that I’ll take really really good care of you, my sweet Benny.” He muttered against his skin. Ben felt sick to his stomach. He was Thomas’s pet! Nobody else was supposed to have him! But, Ben couldn’t move with Dameon on top of him like this.

Dameon didn’t even notice how distressed Ben was because he gave Ben’s neck a small experimental lick. Ben whimpered and tried to push away from him. “My pet deserves a mark don’t you think?” He asked grazing his teeth against Ben’s skin. Ben shook his head and whimpered as Dameon held onto him tightly. He started to put his teeth into Ben’s markless skin when he heard a loud growl coming from the doorway. Before either of them had time to react, Dameon was pinned on the ground by another large wolf. Dameon growled and thrashed against him until he realized who it was exactly.

“C-Charles?” He whimpered.

“What the hell are you doing?!” Charles screamed at him and pinned his arms down so that he couldn’t move anymore. The last thing Charles expected to see here was Ben. Ben sighed in relief and stood up, ready to run in case the young wolf challenged Charles. Fortunately, Dameon wasn’t that stupid and bared his neck to Charles, a sign of defeat and submission.

“I-I wanted a pet just like yours! Please, don’t kill me Charles!” He begged crying loudly. Charles growled and let him go grabbing Ben’s arm to leave.

“Ben, let’s go.”

“Charles, please I didn’t mean-”
“Kid, I’m sick of this!” Charles yelled at the other wolf obviously not wanting to be bothered. Dameon whined and looked down in shame. “If you want to be like me, forge your own path. Make the pack strong. Stop with these delusions and become a pack leader before I take it away from you! Understand?!” Dameon whimpered and nodded before Charles pulled Ben out. Ben had never seen Charles like this, especially around him. Usually, Charles liked to make fun of him. Ben was a lot bigger than most demons and he definitely wasn’t as strong as them. Charles would pick on Ben every opportunity he could, which often caused Ben to cry in his room because of the insults. But now, he could see that Charles really did care about him.

“Thank you.” Ben squeaked. “How can I pay you back for this?”

Charles chuckled and shook his head. “Nothing, just don’t be spreading rumors about Charles Lee having some kind of heart.”  

Ben smiled. He could tell from now on things were going to be different in a good way.

This beautiful lady, Lisa Berry, will be playing Cleophas Graymark aka Luke Garroway’s mother, in season 2 of Shadowhunters. I already love her. Looks like good looks run in the Graymark family.

UPDATE: I made a mistake! I thought that she was playing Amatis, Luke’s sister. But she is actually playing Cleophas, Luke’s mother.

Source: Ben Hernandez Bray was the director of episode 7! Todd has mentioned that episode 7 will be a heavy Luke Garroway background episode (x) Sorry for the misinformation! I’ll do better next time.

Her Demo Reel if you want to see her talent:


 http://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi3206129177?ref_=nm_rvd_vi_1

“Bratva” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

OLIVER RETURNS TO RUSSIA — A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star Carly Pope) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene (guest star Rick Gonzalez) to help keep things on track. Ben Bray directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#512).  Original airdate 2/8/2017.

—  Arrow 5x12:  Bratva Episode Description
OLVIER RETURNS TO RUSSIA — A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl). Meanwhile, fresh out of rehab, Lance (Paul Blackthorne) returns to the mayor’s office ready to get back to work. However, when Susan (guest star Carly Pope) asks for an interview with Lance to discuss his addiction, he balks and it’s up to Rene (guest star Rick Gonzalez) to help keep things on track. Ben Bray directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#512). Original airdate 2/8/2017.
—  Arrow 5x12 ‘Bratva’ Episode Synopsis

OLVIER RETURNS TO RUSSIA — A mission takes Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and team to Russia where they meet up with Oliver’s old friend, Anatoly (guest star David Nykl).

Ben Bray directed the episode written by Oscar Balderrama & Emilio Ortega Aldrich (#512). Original airdate 2/8/2017.

Originally posted by fponthedl