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Science never looked cooler.

By Erica Gonzales for Harper’s Bazaar

In a turn of events no one saw coming but we absolutely won’t argue, Bill Nye and Buzz Aldrin just made their runway debut. The two unlikely models made an appearance at the Nick Graham Fall 2017 show at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. 

Though unexpected newbies in the world of fashion, Nye, 61, and Aldrin, 87, were a perfect fit for the presentation, since the theme was “Life on Mars: Fall-Winter 2035.” With motifs of space and the future, why wouldn’t you want a Science Guy and former astronaut in your model lineup?

Nye narrated the show, which we know he does so well, but he walked the runway at the end too, with a signature bowtie and a tailored gunmetal suit. (Look at those finger guns!)

Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon (after Neil Armstrong) was the last to grace the catwalk. Afterwards, he said that walking the show “was as easy as walking on the moon,” which he did in 1969. That metallic bomber is a sleek upgrade from a bulky spacesuit, though.

He even got the “candid model backstage” look down.

After the show, both newly-inducted models had a moment with the designer, where they all did their best alien poses, obviously.

Mr. Nye and Mr. Aldrin, we better see you on the runway again next season.

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Actor Fujimura Shunji, known by fans as “O-Hyoi-san”, passed away on Jan 25, 2017 due to heart failure at the age of 82.

He was both the model and the voice of Tanaka of Kuroshitsuji.

(this is him in the recording room for Kuroshitsuji, which happens to be the only anime he has ever worked on since the character is modeled after himself)

Toboso Yana expressed her condolences on Twitter.

Tanaka is a character I modeled after Fujimura Shunji-san, an old gentleman I have admired since childhood. Having Fujimura-san himself voice the character in the anime has been my utmost honor.

Without Fujimura-san, there would not be Black Butler today. Thank you very much. May he rest in peace.

Anonymous said to buckykingofmemes: Ok but talking about salsa and swing I gotta ask if Steve’s done any dance sketches, it is in my contract as a social dance nerd

steve actually has a ton of dance sketches. he used to come with me when i wanted to go dancing and use it as life drawing practice. said it helped him get the unusual poses better. 

anyway, this sketch  is a really old one, from back before the war. that lovely lady im dancing with is my baby sister becca. becca and i used to do swing competitions together, and we were an unstoppable team, since we’d been dancing together since before she could walk. we danced with other people a lot, but when it came to competitions becca and i were pure magic. i was a pretty big guy and she was always tiny, so i could whip her through steps and lifts like lightning. and she always trusted me to catch her, since id been tossing her in the air for as long as she could remember, and never once let her drop. the two of us would invent lifts nobody else in brooklyn would dare to try. 

sometimes we roped stevie into helping, because he wasnt much bigger than becca, and we didnt have mirrors to practice with. so if we wanted to see how a move looked, we’d teach stevie becca’s lift and she’d watch and figure out what needed changing. steve had no rhythm at all, but he was usually game for the lifts. later, in the star spangled show, they tried to make use of some of those, but he still didnt have the steps down, so it never worked out.

after i got drafted, becca kept dancing. by the time she was thirty, she held the title of brooklyns longest-running swing queen, with fifteen consecutive wins. 

Re: asks about art jobs, improving your work, etc. 

1. Try to make art that helps you reach your goals. Make art that you would want to do professionally. If you want to be a background painter, make a background painting portfolio; no employer will just assume you can do something.

2. Put your work online, and update frequently. Most of the jobs i’ve gotten have been people finding my portfolio website or even instagram and reaching out via email. Keep your (professional) contact info easily available. Make a website/portfolio site.

3. Branch out. Show a few different styles, moods, and methods you can do. This advice might be a little tricky because you do still want to have enough consistency that the employer could have an expectation of what you could deliver, but also more types of work shown = more possible jobs.

4. For super young/beginner artists - don’t worry too much about employment yet! Focus on learning the fundamentals, observing, and practicing.

5. Put your voice into things you make and really think about your own interests, beliefs, and even just aesthetic choices. Style is just a collection of things you like and gravitate towards built up over time.

6. Find some role models/inspirations – both doing the kind of things you want to do, and outside of your desired field. Look for inspiration in them, and everywhere you can find

Thanks for sending me asks, I hope this is slightly helpful!

After Viktor and Yuuri retire from competitive figure skating, it becomes notoriously difficult to get an interview with even one of them unless they’re at a skating competition as Yura’s coaches.

It’s even more difficult to get them to agree to a photoshoot.

So when both Yuuri and Viktor, miraculously, agree to answer some questions for one particularly popular figure skating magazine, it’s like a dream come true.

They even agree to pose for a bunch of photos.

But only on one condition.

No photoshop.

The magazine editors are quick to agree. That’s not exactly much of a concession to make, when both models already look like they’ve stepped out of a magazine.

(In hindsight, Yura’s slightly queasy, but ultimately amused expression and muffled snickering probably should have alerted them that something was up.)

Then, the day of the shoot arrives, and Yuuri shows up with hickies scattered all over his neck and collarbones.

They’re supposed to be modelling shirtless.

The photographer faints.

Then, Viktor takes off his shirt, and there are bright red scratches all down his back.

While everyone runs around panicking, trying to figure out what to do, Viktor and Yuuri just stand to the side, casually sipping their Starbucks and watching the goings on with amusement.

There are many negotiations, and the couple is offered triple their original price in exchange for photoshopping the scratches and hickies off.

Viktor and Yuuri already have more than enough money, and it’s more amusing this way, so they refuse.

After another hour or two of arguing back and forth, they decide that finding more models at this time would be too much trouble, and that the prestige of actually having had Yuuri and Viktor pose for them was worth the risk of running the pictures.

When all their friends see the photos, Yuuri and Viktor get several amused (and a few scandalized) texts and phonecalls from basically everyone they know.

The entire figure skating fandom explodes and dies.

That issue of the magazine ends up being the most popular issue ever.

Viktor and Yuuri are impressed that they actually went through with it - that magazine has managed to gain their respect.

In the future, they agree to many more interviews and photoshoots with that magazine. They usually cooperate, but every once in awhile they do manage to find a way to cause trouble for the poor employees.

The couple is the most difficult people that magazine has ever had to work with. But all the money they bring is more than worth the frustration.


I love the fact you can take ANYTHING and use it as a reference with Haikyuu!! stuff. I swear this is the most versatile series ever. Anyway, I saw this >> this afternoon and immediately thought of this. College is rough, you eat what you gotta when you can lol Also, Kuroo is totally sitting at the counter wrapped in his blanket. And his messy just-rolled-out-of-bed look is super important. 

College AU stuff because it’s fun and everyone is doin’ it lol It’s okay, Bo. Your curves are perfect, Eat that cold pizza that probably has pineapple on it. Why else would Kuroo be making that face.? Pineapple on pizza, honestly…


Did anyone else know about Ten’s childhood friend Primmy? It’s a really cool story actually. In the first pic, Ten and Primmy drew on their phone cases what their dream was. Ten wanted to be an Idol and Primmy a model. Now both of them were able to achieve their dreams years later! Don’t let your dreams be dreams fandom!

Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.

Netflix has taken world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie Cargo, in what is understood to be a multi-million dollar deal.

The film, from the producers of The Babadook, will be the first Australian film to sit under Netflix’s Originals banner.

The SVoD giant, which declined to comment on the acquisition, swooped on the film after seeing a three-minute promo.

CAA, UTA and Bankside Films represented the filmmakers in the deal with Ian Bricke negotiating on behalf of Netflix.

Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling’s debut, based on their short film which garnered 12 millions views online, charts the story of a father, played by The Hobbit and Sherlock star Freeman, who is stranded in rural Australia with only 48 hours to find a new home for his baby daughter, after being infected in the wake of a violent pandemic.

Freeman, who will be seen in the forthcoming Marvel film, The Black Panther, stars alongside Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Caren Pistorius, David Gulpilil and newcomer Simone Landers who completes the cast.

Screenplay was also written by Ramke.

Currently in post-production, the film is produced by The Babadook producers Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings of Australia’s Causeway Films, together with Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures and Mark Patterson.

Executive producers include Ian Kirk, Jeff Harrison, Fergus Grady, Craig Deeker, Ian Dawson, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross.

Umbrella Entertainment will handle rights outside of the Netflix SVoD window in Australia.

The film is financed by Screen Australia in association with South Australian Film Corporation, Screen NSW and Head Gear Films/Metrol Technology with Bankside Films handling international sales.

Filmmakers Ramke and Howling commented: “I think the great hope of all filmmakers is that their film will find an audience. More than that, the right audience. Netflix’s distribution model is both global in scale whilst also being incredibly innovative and viewer-specific. It’s quite an honour to be launching our first feature under this highly respected banner, and to be the first Australian Netflix Original feature.”

20+ Jealous Louis Fics:

In a twisted turn of events, Louis finds himself posing as the brother of his fiancé, Harry, for an annual company retreat.

Did he sign up for this? No.

Is he doing it anyway? Yes.

Can they actually pull this off? Probably not.

Louis isn’t someone who Harry thought he could ever be with, and Louis never thought he’d break his rules for anyone.

Sometimes being wrong isn’t so bad after all.

AU. In which Louis is a solicitor at one of London’s most prestigious law firms and Harry happens to apply for the position as his trainee. And everyone else is around, too.

AU in which Louis hates his job and loves Harry, Harry just wants a distraction, everyone else wants them to get their shit together, and Louis learns the hard way that new beginnings are only possible when something ends.

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nearina  asked:

So you think that now Bum is in love with Sangwoo for what he really is (he's literally in love with a killer) and not like at first when he loved the illusion of the kind, perfect Sangwoo?

Well, it’s complicated. I think Bum fell in love with Sangwoo for two reasons: first, because Sangwoo seemed like a kind, loving person, and second, because Bum wishes he were like Sangwoo: attractive and charismatic and with tons of friends. There’s a bit of hero worship going on. For someone like Bum, who has probably gone his whole life without real love or affection, Sangwoo seems like both an ideal role model and an ideal companion. 

Of course, then he makes his way down to the murder basement, and he finds out that the Sangwoo he knew was a sham, and the real Sangwoo is a monster.

But the thing is, the kind Sangwoo is not completely fake. Yes, he is a monster, but he’s also capable of affection. After he starts growing attached to Bum, he shows Bum the affection Bum has always been desperate for.

Bum says it’s like living with twins who have different personalities. I think Bum loves the good twin (the one who acts lovingly towards him) and hates/fears the bad twin (the abuser and murderer.) But he’s so desperate for love that he’s willing to tolerate the bad twin if it means he can have the good twin.  

In recent chapters, his hero worship is just as strong as it’s ever been. 

Sangwoo is fulfilling an emotional need for Bum. A need so profound that leaving it unfulfilled would cause unbearable pain. From Bum’s point of view, the occasional physical or psychological trauma is a small price to pay to have that need fulfilled. 

Next up on the list of old CC to be revamped is the ruffled dress from RGS, now with actual shading and definition where the previous version was flat as a sad pancake. (Ignore the part where both models are pulling the same pose. I was too lazy to retake the shots once I realised.)

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  • 28 standard swatches + 4 bonus duotone swatches, all with custom thumbanils (first swatch only on male version)
  • Enabled for Everyday, Party, and Formal, also enabled for random
  • Does not replace the old version of this recolour, if you still have that one you should delete it

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Why I stand with Planned Parenthood

Multiple gynos refused me an IUD because  “oh, it hurts so much to put in when you’ve not had kids! We don’t want to put you in pain!!”

I was at a 7-9 on the pain scale regularly for my periods, and the docs were determined to make me run the gauntlet.

“But what about the pill?”


“Have you thought about depo?”

“Mood drop.”

“And the patch?”

“Family history of breaking out in rashes.”

“Well, what about the nuva ring?”

“How will that NOT give me the same symptom-swap issues?”


“Look, I’m in pain so bad I wake up in the middle of the night. I’m in pain so bad I didn’t know I had appendecitis. I need SOMETHING.”

“Have you tried an ibuprofen protocol?”


“There are yoga poses that help with cramping.”

“I can’t uncurl from the ball of pain I’m in. How the hell am I supposed to hold position?”

“Well, how much caffeine do you drink? That could be a factor.”

“I have three cups of coffee a day and drink lots of water.”

And so on.

Then, one day, I made an appointment and went to Planned Parenthood.

“Yeah. Hi. I have incredibly painful periods that are fucking crippling me, and I need an IUD.”

“Okay. Do you have a chart of your periods I can look at?”


“Okay. Looks like you have regular, heavy periods where the pain is worsening. Is that right?”

“Yup. And the fatigue. And the mood swings. And all of it.”

“Fatigue and mood swings, too?”


“…is there any history of endometriosis in your family?”

“Yup. I’ve never been diagnosed, though. They say it takes a biopsy.”

“The biopsy can confirm tissue, but if you don’t have excess tissue, it doesn’t really help. You can have endo without excess tissue.”

“Okay. So, what are my options?”

“I suggest Mirena. Paraguard can make period symptoms worse even though it’s got no hormones while Mirena has a low-dose hormone that should help with all your pain and other issues. Here’s all the info on both of them. Here are models of both of them. Why don’t you take everything with you, read through it, then call if you have any questions? We can go ahead and schedule for insertion before you leave, and you can just call and say which type you want after you’ve read up. Is that okay?”

“…Yeah. That’s. That’s fine.”

“Do you have any questions right now?”

“Um, I got told a bunch I shouldn’t get an IUD because the insertion will hurt too much because I haven’t had kids.”

“Looking at the pain you’re usually in, I think you can handle it. It will definitely hurt, but it should only last about twenty seconds.”

“Twenty seconds?”


“I’ve been refused the best option for dealing with my symptoms because of TWENTY SECONDS?!”

“Sadly, we hear that a lot.”

Planned Parenthood treated me like a PERSON who was in pain, not a walking uterus bitching and moaning about womanly things. Planned Parenthood showed me respect and kindness and respected the knowledge I brought of my own medical history to the conversation. Planned Parenthood respected my autonomy where other doctors rarely had and paid attention when I explained why I felt the IUD was the best choice. Planned Parenthood showed me I mattered, and I want to show how much they matter to me.