by someone close to the production

a CP ficlet, as promised

(idea courtesy of @echoing-artemis, who said CAPTIVE PRINCE BACHELOR AU which then turned into UNREAL AU in my head because let’s face it, in any situation like this, laurent will still be full of machinations.)

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When Damen laces his hands together, the left thumb is on top. Laurent fixes this detail with a look that is, as it were, a warm-up for the look he’s about to direct at Damen’s face. Damen is perched on the edge of the plush, over-quilted, impeccably white satin bedspread, elbows resting on his spread knees. He is crushing some of the red rose petals. Laurent makes a mental note to send a production assistant in here with fresh ones before they film the individual segments after the cocktail party.

Someone knocks at the closed door and says, “Um, I think–”

No,” snarls Laurent, wasting the first and most icily searing few seconds of his expression on the door. Silence follows.

“All right, what is it?” Laurent demands of Damen. “Is it drugs? Do I need to send someone out for some cocaine? Do you have a fucking headache? Has a soft-hearted AD whom I will summarily fire snuck you your phone, and you’ve found out that your cat’s died?”

“No,” Damen says, apparently to all of the above. After a moment he adds, in a tone that Laurent can’t parse, “I don’t have a cat.”

“Then what the fuck is wrong with you? I’ve seen potato salad with more vivacity than you’re showing out there.”

“It’s all so–staged,” Damen says, with distaste.

Laurent manages not to roll his eyes, but the violence with which he wishes he were rolling his eyes causes dull pain to gather behind them like a stormcloud.

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While a lot of people think it is a curse or a neutral thing to live in a refugee city, I have always thought it was a blessing. But especially last night. I had a 5 hour Christmas shift at Ulta yesterday. It was a constant never ending flow of people, I don’t think there was a single purchase under $50 outside of the occasional little girl buying some candy scented body wash. Most of the totals were $100+ spent on cosmetics and beauty products. About an hour before closing it was really slow, we were starting to clean up already when a refugee and her guide came into the store (one of our centers gives refugees someone to guide them and help them adjust for a few weeks). He gives her a thumbs up and she makes a beeline for the nail polish. After 45 minutes of looking she comes up to the counter with 2 colors and a huge smile on her face. I have never seen someone look so happy in my entire life. She eagerly signs up for a rewards card and when I tell her the total she takes out a wallet and looks over her shoulder at the man, he nods, and she is glowing with pride and happiness as she hands me all the money in her wallet and says, “This is my money, my very own money! And I get to buy something for me.”  I help her sort her money and then she asks if she can swap the “American coins” for the “paper ones” simply because the “paper ones look better and make me feel good”. After the transaction, she skips over to the guide and shows him what she got. He told her good job and she just looked so happy. She left the store with more pure joy than the lady who spent almost $600 on Urban Decay and all she had was $5 and 2 nail colors. I read the news regularly. I do extemp and debate, I’m also an international affairs major. I know what is happening in Syria. I watch the videos and see the pictures. But seeing this woman last night brought me to tears faster than any news story because I got to see someone who came from that. If there is anyway you know of that you can personally help with the crisis in Syria or with refugees in your own town, please make sure you do it. Every human deserves the chance to have the same joy this woman had, but if they can’t have small moments like that they at the very least should have the chance to live

Renegade Life: No time for haircuts

Story Time

So my house is haunted.
This all started as a joke a few years ago, to explain things, like why a door closed, what a noise was.
You know the usual.
And ever since the beginning we have called my ghost George.
I don’t know why, it was just the first name that felt right.
Recently, my friend and I have decided that my ghost is King George III.
Now I know what you’re saying, why the fuck would the ghost of a king from Great Britain be haunting my house?(I live in bumfuck of Kansas) I would like to know that as well.
We decided that is was him however, whilst listening to the Hamilton soundtrack.
We connected my phone via Bluetooth to my Beats Boombox (Look at that product placement) and started the album.
Everything was going good, and we made it through the whole soundtrack once with no problems.
And then the songs would skip words, or speed up in the beginning.
Things that don’t normally happen.
And then it began skipping songs completely.
To the point where the only songs that would play in full, would be all of King George’s songs.
And so that how we decided that my ghost, whom I conveniently named George, was actually King George III.
And he’s a gigantic asshole.
Carry on.

There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.
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Ben Affleck

I’m totally not freaking out. This sounds like he honestly is just trying to do his best and as a Communication Major I know how demanding it would be to produce/direct/act in a film… he’d risk quality decreasing too much. I’m sure he’ll still be closely working with the rest of the production, but this will give him a breather and someone to lean on. 

No Body But You

Or, “Even Heroes Need Some Body Positivity”

Cut is for length. Some innuendo but mostly boyfriends being good boyfriends. And Garou being Garou.

‘Is Metal Bat Becoming Metal Fat?’

That was what it said in the tabloid, in large dramatic letters next to quite possibly the most unflattering picture of himself that Badd had ever seen. And ‘unflattering pictures’ included every baby album at home, photos from a hospital when a monster had essentially crushed half of his body, even his senior yearbook portrait that had been taken after an unfortunate incident with a hair product boasting “big sexy hair” (come on, he was seventeen at the time). No, this one was worse than any of them. Where the hell had someone even taken it?

“Big Bro?”

Snapping the magazine closed and stuffing it back into the rack facing the opposite direction, he turned a wide smile to Zenko, who had appeared with two boxes of Pocky. It was their tradition to go grocery shopping together Sunday morning, and Garou always stayed at home, giving them some sibling bonding time.

“What was that?” she asked, nodding at the crumpled magazine.

“Nothin.’ Just some garbage. What’s up?”

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Drabble in which Seto is a stubborn ass and Yugi would like his boyfriend to start acting like an adult


Whoever had made this screen was an incompetent. Seto turned his chair away from his computer with an annoyed huff, grimacing as he closed his eyes. They were starting to sting, and the letters of the reports he had been reading had gradually become blurrier and blurrier, to the point he had had to squint to read.

Kaiba Corp products were meant to be accessible, dammit. He hadn’t been working for two hours, and yet he already had had to take a break.

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EYELINER MASTERPOST

Alot of my babies have been asking me to recommend eyeliner to them, so i figured i would make a masterpost of the best of every type of liner out there.

CLASSIC LIQUID

These liners are great for people who like using a brush as opposed to a rod, felt tip, or crayon. If you are new to eyeliner, i suggest starting in the next category, as bristles can have a mind of their own and can ruin a look faster than you can blink.

L’oreal Lineur Intense Brush Tip liner: $8. This is the less glossy/shiny of the two shown above. the component has SO much product and lasts about 2 months. Keep in mind that the brush is super long and if you want your hand to be able to get really up close to your eye for detail, this is not the liner for you. As far as pigment goes, it’s super black. this is a great liner for someone experienced with liquid liners.

Maybelline Ultra Liner: $6. Lasts forever, and has a vinyl consistency, almost rubbery. it lasts no joke 24 hours and has a stopper in the nozzle of the bottle to make sure you’ll never grab too much product.

FELT TIP LIQUID

These liners really are Easy to use. maximum control, maximum application speed, just an all around win.

L’oreal Lineur Intense Felt tip liner: $8. My tried and true. Never runs, flakes chips, or rubs off, yet very easy to remove. This liner is probably the best felt liner out of these 3.

Revlon ColorStay liquid liner: $6. Very matte, very black, but can be drying, or may crumble. I’m not sure if this one is all too waterproof but the applicator and the liner as a pair can achieve the most beautiful winged liner you’ve ever seen.

Physicians Formula Sexy Booster liquid liner: $10. Smells like vanilla!! This applicator can have a bit of a learning curve but overall its very beautiful. fully matte. NOT WATERPROOF BY ANY MEANS. It’s best to not wear this one in the rain. Brush guides the hand to a more elongated wing.

HIGH END FELT LINERS

Lancome Art Liner: $30. Higher quality, better applying version of the felt tip Lineur Intense mentioned above. you can’t fail with this liner. I promise.

Lancome Grandiose Liner: $32. Matte, bendable applicator. This liner is pretty neat if you’re looking for EXTREME precision. it stays all day as well.

PERSONAL HOLY GRAILS

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner: $42. The most beautiful liquid liner. hands down. Its everything you want in a liner. also, lasts ages.

Tarte Clay Paint Liner: $20. My everyday liner, the liner seen in the photo of me above. This eyeliner is NOT FOR BEGINNERS. This is pretty much equally as good as the Guerlain liner, maybe even better. Lasts 3 months.

KAJAL LINER

Spotlight of the Arabic look, thick, dark, and a perfect frame for the eyes.

Black Radiance Eye Appeal Kajal liner: $3 Honestly, this liner is thick and black but it runs like HELL, and is definitely not transferproof. It needs to be set with powder.

Guerlain Khol Me Kajal: $41. If you’re going to invest in the kajal style, just get this one. It’s everything you want. it stays, lasts all day, no touch-ups, lasts forever, no constant wiping, if you really want it to be 72 hour staying power, blot it with a tissue.

LOOSE KHOL

Ceremonial, almost shadow like.

Covergirl Powder Liner: $9. This powder has a lot of fallout and can get a little dull, but its a good cheap alternative to Guerlain.

Guerlain Terracotta Loose Kohl Liner: $41. flawless, no fallout, black, and wears the way powder liner should, it will fade and cloud perfectly after the second day and is beautiful the whole time.

FELT PEN

Great for speed, travel, and beginners.

Marc Jacobs Magic (Marc)er: $41. Precise, and will actually cover eyeshadow, Doesn’t fray.

Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen: $70 Not worth the price but can survive a day of anything. Goes over eyeshadow, doesn’t dry out, and lasts like a year.

PENCIL

Waterline, Lashline.

Diorshow Pro liner: $32. Slat tip, PERFECT FOR TIGHTLINING. goes on creamy and looks elegant.

Marc Jacobs Highliner: $25 Goes on so creamy that it feels like lotion, but dries down like a liquid liner would. The color range is immense.

RECAP ON THE STATUS OF THE REVIVAL:

I know someone may have already posted the info about how it’s gonna go for later this year, but I’ll post it here again:

Q&A from SAMURAI JACK Crew on Reddit:

1) Is the art style going to differ, or are we going to see the same Jack style we are used to?

The art style will be as close to the original as possible. Jack is slightly taller and just a bit older but basically the same. The backgrounds for the original series were hand painted but now we’re forced to paint them digitally due to the overseas production pipeline. I’m trying my best to match the original look. This 5th season is a continuation NOT a reboot so we want it to look and feel like the original show.

2) How much of the recent IDW comic run do you guys consider canon?

The IDW comics are NOT canon! They are completely separate from the animated series.

3) Will the opening theme song stay the same as always, or will we get a new one?

There are no plans to record a new theme song. There will be a new opening sequence but it’s not clear how the original song will be incorporated. It’s too early to say anything definite about the opening yet.

4) Seeing as the series is now going to be shown on adult swim, does that possibly mean that we are going to see a more dark and violent art style?
5) How do you plan to approach this next season? Is it the final one?

4) & 5) The studio doesn’t want me to say too much at this point but off the record I’ll say this…. Genndy’s goal with this 5th season is to give a proper ending to the series. Naturally the intensity and drama will be higher this time around due to the story reaching it’s conclusion. Being on Adult Swim will make it easier to push things dramatically and visually.

6) Are there any returning characters that you are excited to work on again besides Jack and Aku? (Like the Scotsman?)

Can’t say anything about returning characters, sorry.

7) Do you know if the original team/people who helped compose music for the show will return?

Genndy has been working with Tyler Bates since Sym-Bionic Titan and I think he’ll be doing the music for Jack.

8) Where you guys surprised to see Samurai Jack get so much traction and respect so many years after its cancellation/abrupt ending?

Yes, we were all very surprised by the reaction! We realized that there’s a whole generation that grew up with Jack and they have a huge amount of love and nostalgia for the show. I suppose it was also kept alive on Boomerang, Netflix and of course Youtube. It’s wonderful to see so much excitement for the return of Jack and we really want to deliver something truly amazing.

9) Unfortunately the Mako Iwamatsu who famously played Aku is no longer with us, however have you casted the new actor who will play Aku?

The voice of Aku hasn’t been cast yet. There are several ideas floating around and Genndy is starting auditions next week.

10) And finally, What would you like to say to the fans of Samurai Jack, and how best can we support the show besides watching of course?

Obviously promoting the show on Facebook, Instagram, or any social media is always great. I also really love Youtube episode reviews or talkback videos. It’s a nice way to interact and support the show.

We really appreciate all the fan love for Jack and we’re working to create something surprising, intense, moving and funny but still remaining true to the spirit of the original series.

snowingiron replied to your postsometimes I think about how the only guy’s dick…

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asdmabel replied to your post “sometimes I think about how the only guy’s dick I’ve really properly…”

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It wasn’t like it was just me and him there were a lot of people there. No, wait. That sounds worse. Look, me and my parents were– oh god. Look. 

It was Shakespeare okay

It was a production of King Lear with Sir Ian playing said King. During one of Lear’s fits of madness he tore off his trousers anddddd the rest is history. He was wearing a shirt but believe me nothing was covered and that is coming from someone who wasn’t sitting that close. I’m not sure I should describe the dick itself; only that it was nice but you know dicks are inherently kind of weird looking so the bar is fairly low. As for the play, it was very good, Mckellen was pretty goddamn heartbreaking and some of the staging (especially the eye-gouging scene) was brilliant 

Now my only problem is: should I avoid seeing any more dicks just so I can keep saying that I’ve only ever seen Gandalf’s. 

anonymous asked:

Damn, you are a mind reader. That's exactly what I was going to ask you. There are people on twitter who claim to have "sources" that GG and Josh are definitely leaving. And I was wondering how the hell would they know something like that? They all seem to be hearing from the same "source" whoever that is. And I don't know if I this is all based on gossip and rumors (that usually comes from projection or wishful thinking) or someone close to them is leaking info.

So what I think is going on is that some low level crew… production assistants and maybe set security guards–people with access to call sheets so people who have been able to tell people who is filming and on what locations–are gossiping to the usual sorts of people they pass on filming information.  It’s understandable.  We’re talking about people who are hired weekly and who are making south of 20k a year.  Maybe one of them is the person who gave a quote to OK Magazine about Ginny being “creepy”.  But these are people who aren’t privy to plans for next season or who is staying or if ABC is likely to pick them up or not.  And they’re talking because gossip is all they have for if they have work next year and because they have an audience willing to listen to them and make them feel important.

GG and Josh have a stalker.  A known stalker who has driven them off social media and harassed their extended family.  They don’t like paps.  How do you know that… because Ginny has been pulling a Radcliff around LA (wearing similar or the same clothing all the time so as to reduce the value of pap photographs because you can’t tell they’re new–hers is a black and white striped shirt).  I think you’d have to be stupid around the Once set not to know the kinds of crew members who leak the cast’s travel movements to the world and she and Josh aren’t likely talking to those people.  And so they become “aloof” and “unfriendly” and “over the show” when what they’re over is the paps and the people who talk to paps.

And without much evidence at all rumors are generated that they’re leaving the show.

Library Distractions

Happy Birthday to @cherieann-2001!  Enjoy some fluffy Sam in the library.

You got your stuff together to go work in the library, hoping to be productive and get a lot of stuff done for the afternoon.  The walk to the library was quick, and you soon found yourself sitting at a table in the quiet section.

The library was close to the local college campus, so there were lots of students around you studying.  It helped you concentrate to have other productive people around you, so you put your earbuds in and got busy.

After just a few minutes of working, the hairs on the back of your head started tickling you - someone was watching you.  

You looked up to see if you noticed anyone you knew or if anyone was looking your way, but no luck.  There were only a handful of people near you, and you didn’t know any of them.

You went back to your work.

The feeling didn’t go away, but you tried to ignore it.  You were reading your favorite book, having chosen it to write a paper on for your pop culture class.  Even your favorite book couldn’t keep you from the eerie feeling that someone was watching.

Finally, you looked around again, trying to catch someone looking at you.

Your eyes met with a handsome guy who was sitting two tables away from you. His long brown hair was tucked behind his ears, and he was shuffling papers in front of him, but his eyes weren’t on the papers - they were on you.

When he noticed you looking his way, he gave you a half-smile, making one of his dimples show on his cheek.

Not knowing what to do, you smiled back, then ducked your head back down to your book, blushing at the attention.

Not two minutes went by before the man was walking up to your table, setting his things down near you.  “Hey, um… Can I join you?” he asked softly, and your chest constricted at the sound of his honey-sweet voice.

You nodded, watching as he settled himself on the other side of your table.  He was even more handsome up close.

There was no way you were going to get any work done with this distraction sitting across from you, but you couldn’t find it in yourself to care about work anymore.

Happy Birthday from @just-another-busy-fangirl

Hangovers and Potential Regret

Pairing: Harry Osborn x reader

Request: we drunk-kissed but you forgot about it and i don’t know how to act around you anymore wtf with Harry Osborn (because I always read the tags)

Word Count: 2,521 (aka why the fuck can i do this with no problem but still struggle to write a 1,000 word essay for school)

Warnings: Terrible hangovers and the things that come with them (i.e. nausea and headaches.) and a lot of cussing because i no longer have any self control.

A/N: I’m SOOOOO happy someone requested this bc im in actual love with Harry Osborn. Also, this is the longest fic i’ve ever written let’s celebrate my productivity (actually dont bc the only reason i finished this today is bc im avoiding homework)


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The Houses and the perfect gifts to give them (holiday or bday):

Gryffindor: new sports equipment, their favorite foods, apparel that supports their favorite teams, new shoes because they are always destroying theirs, a book/movie/video game that includes adventure and drive, tickets to a game or activity they enjoy, a special gift from their parents/lover they wanted but never expected to receive, warm socks because they love them

Hufflepuff: their favorite sweets or candies, warm clothing for cooler months, a scrap book either made by someone close to them or a blank one for them to fill, a journal, books or documentaries about their favorite animals/plants/any subject really, hand-made anything -it means so much to them, that special expensive something they’ve saved money for for months

Ravenclaw: a special edition version of their favorite book or book series (leather bound), a dream/research journal, traveling books for their next adventure or research-venture, orginal and spunky clothing or other products, a book franchise gift card, unique trinkets that have to do with something they’re obsessed with

Slytherin: fancy and fashion-forward but classic articles of clothing, best selling books for achieving, fresh and crisk notebooks, shiny sophisticated pens and/or stationary, gift cards to their favorite stores/franchises, a nice scarf or gloves, new shoes just beause they like them, a sweatshirt with their dream/current school’s label

shin-red-dear  asked:

Acto AU: Vermouth's actress is american of russian descent. She chose to work for japanese productions because she was fed up with Hollywood's toxic environment. But at the same time she loves playing a stereotypical femme fatale. She has learned japanese for the role and is close firend with Ran and Shinichi's actors. ^^

AAHHHHHHH I love all of these! I think it’s the first time someone sends me headcanons about Vermouth? And these are really good! 

((Side note: Of course she’ll love Ran and Shin hahaha so in line with her character, she can’t help liking those two sweeties <3))

20 Interesting Facts About Libra (Part 3)

1. When feeling irritable, a Libra may pull away instead of sticking around and becoming offensive.

2. Libra shows love by taking care of you, protecting you, and showing physical affection.

3. Libras know immediately when someone has foul intent or is using them, but may wait to see how far they go.

4. Libras like bouncing ideas off those we’re close with, but the final say is completely up to us!

5. No one understands Libra, because…

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Why aren’t I at all likeable or popular? The fuck are the things about me that lead *everyone* not to want to spend time with me, even people who are a little offbeat like I am? There are whole groups of people who don’t consider themselves particularly popular or likeable but are very cool people and at one time or another I found various of these groups and thought I had found a family or something but even THEY don’t want to hang out with me. adhafsgshkxhxlxhxhxkysgxbx noises of extreme frustration!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a fucking nice person! How the fuck is everyone forming close connections where they go over to someone’s place and hang out or talk on the phone for an hour and when I ASK PEOPLE TO HANG OUT THEY ARE ALWAYS SAYING NO??? No one fucking likes my personality because my personality is Bad and it’s like I’m shackled to selling a shitty product no one wants!!! Fuck this!