I just finished rereading Tokyo Babylon (and I’m already halfway through X, ugh), and you know what, that’s still one of my favorite series – it gets better and more poignant every time I read it, although now that I’m 29 and work occasionally around teenagers, I’m even more aware that it isn’t a work that translates that well across generations. I think you have to be pretty familiar with CLAMP and with nineties manga to get past the storytelling conventions and really absorb what the whole piece is about. Or no, that’s not quite right, because it undermines younger fans – maybe it’s more correct to say that there’s a slightly higher bar of entry there. I can picture myself giving it to a friend who has only starting getting into manga and having her stall out because of the art style.
Part of the appeal is how clean the story is. Especially going into X, which is a much busier story, that streamlining is really apparent. There’s such a great balance between the episodic arcs and the overall plot and such a nuanced interplay of themes that I would feel totally comfortable arguing that it’s the strongest thing CLAMP has written (although there is stuff of theirs I haven’t read and stuff I haven’t read in years!). It’s such an effective tragedy.
When Alice was at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, she noticed that no jam was available. She asked for jam and the Mad Hatter said, “Jam is served every other day.”
Alice protested, “But there was no jam yesterday either!”
“That’s right,” said the Mad Hatter. “The rule is: always jam yesterday and jam tomorrow, never jam today… because today is not every other day!”
And that’s how you are living: jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, never jam today. And that’s where jam is! This moment is the only real moment there is. And if you want to have contact with reality, wake up here now!
Vinnette Carroll was born in in New York City on March 11, 1922. She died November 5, 2002. She and her family moved to Jamaica when she was three and she spent much of her childhood there as well as in the West Indies.Carroll’s father encouraged his daughters to become physicians, and as a compromise, she chose psychology.She received a B.A. from Long Island University in 1944; and an M.A. from New York University in 1946, followed by her doctoral work in psychology at Columbia University.Prior to beginning her acting career, Ms Carroll worked as a clinical psychologist with the NYC Bureau of Child Guidance.
She left the field of psychology to study theater, and in 1948, she accepted a scholarship to attend Erwin Piscator’s Dramatic Workshop at the New School for Social Research and studied with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Margaret Barker, and Susan Steele.
She the first African American woman to direct a Broadway Production, is the only African-American woman to receive a Tony nomination for Direction for which she received for the Production of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, which she also wrote.
Her directing Credits include:
But never Jam today
Desire under the Elms
Don't bother me, I cant Cope
The Prodigal Son
She founded the Urban Arts Corps, a non-profit that was a member of the Black Theater Alliance and the Off-Off Broadway Alliance,community theater where, as artistic director, she was able to provide a professional workshop for aspiring young actors. With the help of CBS, she was able to stage productions through the Urban Arts Corps that include Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, and The Flies,
It’s not fine, so don’t tell me that it is. Don’t act like this, what we have - what we had - is nothing. Don’t tell me you don’t still feel your blood racing through your veins when you’re close to me. Because if you do, I think you might break my heart.
y/t/n: Spending quality time with @AaronCarpenter .. tea, movies and lots of cuddles xo
y/t/n: @camerondallas is the cutest, love you lots babe! Thank you xx
y/t/n: About to watch some cute movies with my cute boy @Mr_Carterxr
y/t/n: i was about to read until @hayesgrier came over wanting to cuddle, could never turn that offer down
y/t/n: They’re beautiful @JacobWhitesides thank you for bringing them over, can’t wait to spend the day with you xx
y/t/n: Feeling nice and comfy today, might just stay in bed with @jackgilinsky cuddling and watching some movies :P
y/t/n: Too lazy to go out today @jackjackjohnson
y/t/n: Day in with @MahoganyLOX watching The Carrie Diaries and eating chocolate #girltime
y/t/n: This is too beautiful not to use @TheMattEspinosa thank you for this, you’re amazing xx
y/t/n: @Nashgrier made this for me and a few other snacks before we watch a movie :P what should we watch?
y/t/n: Currently trying to decide what movies to watch for today.. @sammywilk
y/t/n: Day in with @ShawnMendes a little jam sesh can never hurt haha
y/t/n: Todays outfit :P just staying in with @taylorcaniff watching some TV and cuddling
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