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Congratulations to Viola Davis on her Oscar win for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ as Rose Maxson in the film ‘Fences’ (2016) directed by Denzel Washington at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

Thank you to the Academy. You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost. I became an artist—and thank God I did—because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. So, here’s to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people. 

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Damn y’all, if you’re not watching Frontier yet, lemme tell you why you should:

  • Jason Momoa living his best badass life
  • A sizable supporting cast of Native American actors who aren’t stereotyped or forced to talk in accents
  • Complex female characters (1 standout so far, but I’ve only seen 2 episodes)
  • Jason Momoa
  • Bechdel and sexy lamp tests passed
  • Native American characters with agency, fighting for their livelihood and rightful land (which the show recognizes from the very beginning)
  • beautiful Scottish & Irish accents everywhere
  • Main villain is basically the human embodiment of capitalist colonialism
  • Late 18th-century drama that’s not about the revolutionary war at all, thank canada
  • Have I mentioned Jason Momoa yet?
THATS.IT.

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ALL YOU MOTHERFUCKERS [❤not my sweet beautiful kind amazing people keep doing what you’re doing we love you and are glad your here❤] THAT ARE TREATING THE SHADOWHUNTERS CAST AND SHOW LIKE SHIT YOU BETTER FUCKING STOP. NOW DOM DOESN’T WANNA GO ON TWITTER BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT NOT EVERYONE LIKE JACE AND MAIA AND YOU GO AS FAR AS TO SEND HIM HATE
WHAT THE FUCK GUYS??!!
You know what? Harry deserves best actor, Shadowhunters deserves best drama series but we don’t deserve best fandom, you guys are so lucky that @abloodneed @sonias-world-of-fandom
 @freckledmomfriend @shadowhuntersandmalec and others exist because if it weren’t for them I would be fighting for us to win 😠

Also, while we’re on the subject,
All you book people saying that malec should break up, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU??!! ITS NOT OUR FAULT YOU SOBBED OVER PAGE 511 AND YOU WANNA RUIN SHADOWHUNTERS BY BRINGING THAT INTO IT! SHUT TF UP! NOBODY I MEAN N O B O D Y   THAT IS A FAN OF THE SHOW WANTS THAT 

Again all you amazing nice sweet people this isn’t directed towards you, your sweet and beautiful and we’re lucky to have you love urself and I hope you have an amazing day ❤

All you hate sending motherfuckers I hope you die a slow and painful death and Satan uses your body as a fucking baseball bat 

~mod pidge

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Magnus Bane/Harry Shum Jr. Instagram Story || November 2, 2017

Harry as Magnus accepts the 2017 Bisexual Representation award for Best Supporting Character

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Racism is not dead. It’s not. And that’s why this film is so important. To understand American society today, it starts with these kinds of stories, and the fact that they haven’t been dealt with yet. There’s work to be done. There are apologies that need to be sought and apologies that need to be offered. And that’s on a political level and a social level and an individual level and a communal level

                     -Lupita Nyong'o

- we finally got some teasers for season 4 of the flash

- candice won a saturn award y’all

- candice slayed that red carpet & we got pictures of her being a queen!!!

it’s been a blessed night, im sosososos proud of her, she rly deserved this !!!!

anonymous asked:

Do you have a favorite character? Do you have a favorite non-pov character?

Thanks for the question!

Favorite POV character: Sansa Stark. No contest. I love her characterization, her genre archetype, her chapters’ themes, her inner monologue and her fascinating journey throughout the books. 

I love her characterization and, hell, I even appreciate it in A Game of Thrones. Yes, she was a snob and a brat who wanted things to be nice, the knights to be chivalrous, the queens to be graceful and the princes to be sweet, but she’s eleven at that time and all that idealism and naivety only made Ned’s execution all the more heartbreaking, opening the trapdoor underneath Sansa and causing her to fall into that horrific reality of King’s Landing.

Also, it’s really nice to have a classic princess that still has substance. In fact, I think Sansa was my first of the archetype to be given a rich density of character. I know, by now, Sansa’s genre archetype is old hat and has been done time and time again, given a more deconstruction-conscious fantasy market, but Sansa still calls to an inherent part of me that I’ll get to later on below.

Her chapters’ themes? Internal resistance, idealism, abuse, survival, story-and-song thinking, lies, knighthood, femininity, navigating the rules of high society and patriarchy, empathy, romanticism, the eventual disillusionment from reality and kindness-under-pressure… they’re universal (and even relevant to this day) and I can always return to them whenever I reread a book.

Her internal monologue is super crucial to the heart of Sansa’s characterization because A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords constantly play in her head. Passages and pages can turn as her mind whirls and the gears in her mind start to work. Anyone who tells you that Sansa is just a passive pawn clearly doesn’t read hard enough because she’s making active resistance in her mind against the Lannisters and thinking over the political implications of letters sent to her, trying to figure out if they can be trusted and which one she can take up while being safe.

She has an amazing character arc that takes her from a naive, head-in-the-clouds girl to an abused political prisoner actively resisting her captors in her mind to a woman taking control of a castle’s household under the guise of being bastard-born, all while trying to hold onto her humanity and retain a measure of kindness when she’s exposed to more and more horrors in the upper class of society.

Also, I personally think she has one of the best supporting casts in the story, all of the characters in her story pertaining to and enriching her narrative going from Cersei, Loras, Jeyne, Margaery, Olenna, Tyrion, Dontos, Littlefinger, Lysa, Myranda, Mya and Sandor, all of them challenging, adding, compounding upon her worldview, complicating her ideals and turning into her a fascinating person who’s increasingly seeing the strings of political theater and is going to start utilizing them with purpose.

Lastly, her want for there to be true knights? Breaks my heart because I constantly struggle with my ideals like that too. There are good values worth standing up for, but not everyone’s going to live up to them… but that doesn’t make the effort itself worthless. If the world fails us, then we should endeavor to live up to those ideals ourselves. There are monsters, abusers and indifferent people in the world, but the best we can do is hope to outlive them, hope to do it while being better than them.

In short, I will always be here for “He was no true knight.” and “If I am ever a queen, I’ll make them love me.”

Favorite non-POV character: Stannis Baratheon. Let’s see, grumpy, pragmatic, bitter, deadpan, grim, strict, yet fair, meritocratic-leaning with an inferiority complex towards his older brother who he thinks outdoes him everywhere that matters? GEEZ, STANNIS, I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE PRETTY MUCH ME IN ASOIAF. 

But yeah, I love Stannis’ characterization so much. It’s such a multi-faceted portrait ranging from his strength (meritocratic ideology, drive towards justice, willingness to commit to good kingship) to his weaknesses (pettiness, willingness to commit to past grudges, bitterness and tactless manner of speech) and it’s such a rush to see him when his weaknesses outweigh his strengths in A Clash of Kings to later have the pendulum turned around nearing the end of A Storm of Swords.

And his character archetype is actually what I’d consider some of GRRM’s most subversive genre work. On the surface, he looks the Evil Overlord, complete with living at a grim island full of gargoyles, housing pirates, sellswords and a mysterious sorceress. He looks like the Evil Uncle because he’s rebelling against his “nephew’s rightful crown.” But the truth is far more complex, Stannis himself actually being the Cape, the man who wants to right the wrongs of Westeros, who wants to deal justice against the Lannister’s incestuous reign, who only came upon Dragonstone because he was doing his duty to his older brother.

His chapters’ themes… oh boy, they hit at me. Justice, duty, wounded pride, bitterness, past grudges, mockery from empathy, choosing from lawful or good, meritocracy, good kingship, the choice between valuing the individual or the many and complicated relationships with religion and gods… Stannis just hurts to read.

It is legitimately fist-pumping to read his character arc because it’s a rush. From a bitter, resentful, petty lord sitting at a dreary rock to a man who’s lost one of his central battles as claimant and who is torn between careening further into the abyss or committing to rising above the loss to a savior protecting the realm in truth rather than in title to a truly fascinating and worthy king who’s learning from the past, willing to take advice from all wells of knowledge and take charge to fight against the “only enemy that matters.”

And I tend to love Stannis’ supporting cast. I know we all love Davos, but I even love Melisandre because she brings an interesting facet to the philosophical/theological dialogue between the Dragonstone trio. Davos and Melisandre are constantly in conflict, externalizing the duality raging in Stannis’ heart and how he wants to conduct himself as king. And Stannis’ court also helps, being a bunch of (mostly) unlikeable, fanatic, squabbling lords and knights… who nevertheless help protect the Wall, ordered by their king, from the Free Folk attacking it.

There’s a lot of Stannis I keep coming back to, to be honest. It’s just inspiring that, amid all the destruction, death, rot and chaos of Westeros… there’s one man who’ll stand steadfast and fight for Westeros’ best interests because he’s the man you want against the Others when they come to bring the night that never ends. My One True King.

In short, I’ll always be here for "Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS!“ and "Then we will make new lords.”

Hope this satisfies!

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Best Marvel Netflix Supporting Cast:

Not the entire cast depicted but definitely my favorites and a little rant to boot…

Billy Russo: If there’s one thing this series made sure of it was that they made you hate every bad guy and truly none more than Billy Russo. What’s worst is a character you love becoming one you hate and then they still give you those feels of endearment by their personality and wishing they could just be good. With Billy Marvel gave us someone to really dig into on an emotional rollercoaster loving the persona, cherishing his comrade, falling sympathetic to his story, hating his alliances, hating his decisions, hating his face. And the flashback of them at the park at the end tie it all off was one of the most heart wrenching scenes to date.

Curtis Hoyle: Honorable, loyal, and brave. Curtis is probably the greatest example of a hero on the series. Even at his worst-a lie to a friend that he ultimately reveals when asked. In turn when Frank discloses the truth on history between them, Curtis is quick to forgive. He doesn’t pity himself, and shows compassion to everyone including a friend who betrays his trust or especially to a troubled individual who continually spits on it. While being a badass in his own right he withholds from the violent solutions and when it counts he was always dependable.

Dinah Madani: Talk about tough. A middle eastern woman coming over from working in Afghanistan to Homeland Security Agent in Charge-instantly faced with racism and sexism to her stature and then a reincarnated serial killer and and CIA investigation under her watch. Madani called the shots and then got in there whether car chase, firefight, or disconnecting from her personal life. She demonstrated strength of emotion which is highly underrated, including being vulnerable and true to herself. She didn’t just do the job, but she did what was right in a morally blurred world of good and bad or justice and revenge.

David and Sarah Lieberman: I couple the couple not because they don’t deserve they’re own individual praise but because they need each other to truly explain who they are. David was a brilliant but desperate man who’s only true motivation was always his family. On the opposite end you had a woman who was simply as Frank said “being human” and trying her best each day to be strong and the understand to which both of these qualities prove undeniable. David was one of the greatest people doing incredible things-impossible things in his and Frank’s campaign including getting the Punisher to trust him and work alongside him and eventually to even befriend him. These two aren’t complete with Leo who we should all rally to protect-that sweet, brilliant angel. And of course the young man of the house, Zach who is still just a son in need of a hero.

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The Strange Case of Starship Iris (Podcast) - TV Tropes
The Strange Case of Starship Iris is a sci fi/mystery/comedy/thriller radio drama set in the year 2189, after Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials. It follows biologist Violet Liu, the only surviving crewmember of the science vessel …

HEY so starship iris has a TV tropes page now, which automatically makes us a thousand times more legit than we were 24 hours ago, when we did not have a TV tropes page. i may have done a happy flailing dance. you should definitely check it out.

(also, and i’m not suggesting anything, but there’s lots of room to add to it. you know. if you needed a reason to give the show a re-listen.)

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Chloe deserves character development and redemption and analysis and I won’t let anyone tell me otherwise.

I’ve found it hard to express why Chloe is one of my favorite characters, but I’ve had a habit of picking characters that seem to be vindictive without true motivation.

Side characters, especially ones that tend to not receive development, gather my attention because of my love of creation and headcannons. With ChloNathWeek2K17 starting, something in me decided to finally post this thing I sent a friend forever ago.

Miraculous Ladybug has a lot of things that are notable — unique passions in characters, typical comical wit, amazing best friends/supporting cast, different superpowers, childish but captivating plot, and side character development. I admire that. But for all the episodes where Chloe’s the cause of the akuma, an unsaid ally to Hawkmoth, she’s gain barely any (if at all) development in the series.

Isn’t it important to note that Chloe’s mom has been just as absent as Adrien’s? There’s supposed to be more revealed come the future, according to the wiki, but it’s otherwise blank.

Adrien’s clearly suffering from a neglectful father, and who’s to say, in some way, that Chloe isn’t, as well? Adrien’s living a much more controlled life, leaving him to be more submissive and seeking freedom. Chloe’s been given anything she wants because her dad’s mayor — busy, occupied, public figure… giving his daughter anything she desires just to get her out of the way for a little bit might be substantial.

And even if she wasn’t neglected, I’ll never stop believing she was at least a little attention deprived.

Adrien could be more than her supposed best friend and crush; he could be the only one she could somewhat relate to.

I get that this isn’t entirely accurate, by from what I’ve noticed and gathered of my time watching MLB months ago, this was what I took to believing.

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Season 3 of Outlander is so perfect. I have truly thought this since I viewed the season premiere. I don’t know about anyone else but I find the first half of Voyager boring as batshit at best and hideously controversial at worst. Whenever I re-read Voyager I skip straight to the Print Shop. The reunion is glorious while realistic. The shenanigans that follow are entertaining to say the least.

So far, season 3 has been all of this. Bonus: the writers have even changed controversial storylines such as dual-rape at Helwater and Mr. Willoughby’s characterisation. Is the season perfect? No. But overall, for me, this season has been spot on. The first 5 episodes were hard to enjoy but they have made Claire and Jamie reuniting so much sweeter.

Last, but not least, the acting has been amazing. Sam and Cait have been providing their best work and the supporting cast have been spectacular. With a cast like that the show just can’t go wrong. More than anything I want to see Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe be recognised for their latest work. They are just incredible. I’m already excited for season 4.

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Yona is so badass!~
So fun to draw too.

If you haven’t read Akatsuki no Yona yet go right now! It’s amazing!
Epic story with the best main character and the best love interest and the best cast of supporting characters!

 Also the manga’s first volume is coming out in english officially this august!