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The year is 1995, congress member Bernie Sanders stands in opposition of a homophobic statement said by Duke Cunningham. Cunningham derisively refers to “homos in the military” to support his argument while (strangely) discussing the Clean Water Act. Sanders, having none of it, quickly rises to the defense of thousands of men and women everywhere. Sanders ire is such that he repeatedly disrespects the Chairman by speaking over him in order to say his piece. [Video Source]


What does this say for Sanders? Well, that’s for you to decide. But to me, it says that for 20+ years strong he has shown his public support for LGBT+ persons everywhere, even in the face of ridicule and disrespect. Unlike some, Sanders has always been vocal about his beliefs concerning the LGBT+ community, and he has always held them. Key word always, and not just when doing so might garner him support for his campaigns. 


BONUS:

Pictures of the Eros costume popped up again on my twitter tl and I scream a bit every time I see it BC LIKE

VIKTOR DOES HELP YUURI WITH ALL PREPARATIONS AFTER ALL and it’s so funny to see these tiny details because it shows JUST HOW MUCH TIME THEY SPEND TOGETHER BEHIND THE SCENES BUILDING THEIR RELATIONSHIP 

ALSO HOW CUTE IS IT THAT VIKTOR ALSO DOES YUURI’S HAIR FOR HIM NOW

Yuuri could obviously fix his hair on his own without problems but it’s so sweet that Viktor just takes over all of these things AND THEY OBVIOUSLY LOVE IT AS WELL and tons of people already discussed it but the act of brushing someone’s hair has a much more intimate history in Japanese culture as well

THESE TWO ARE SO PURE THEY CARE SO MUCH FOR EACH OTHER ON EVERY LEVEL AND OBVIOUSLY ENJOY ALL OF THESE SMALL THINGS THEY DO TOGETHER A GREAT DEAL I love how their relationship blossoms so seamlessly in the moments we don’t get to see in the show

13 reasons why is bad: a summary

- romanticises mental illness 
- incredibly triggering
- no compelling story
- boring main character
- 9000 bike riding scenes honestly what the hell
- main girl wrecks main guys life for no apparent reason
- feels like a john green book, and not in a good way
- just, Yikes

Behind the Scenes AU

-Behind the scenes of BNHA, there are just a bunch of actors and actresses attempting to look like they have superpowers and sometimes failing miserably at their own stunts. Their love for each other is still the same though. c:

-Every time Izuku disappears in the makeup artist’s room, a small crowd of the other actors and crew form outside. After sometimes an hour or two (prob more tbh), Izuku will stumble out with exaggerated limping and show off his “mangled” body parts. He’s had to break his bones so many times in this series, he’s used to the amount of makeup they have to put on him. The others always laugh and suggest ways he might’ve hurt himself this badly in real life.

-Izuku: “I dunno, it’s gotta be hard to hurt myself like this without a power. …maybe get hit by a train. Five times.”

-Kiri gets made fun of because his sharp teeth are actually real. The first time they met him to read through the first script, he smiled all wide and five people gasped.

-Ochako asked him if he filed them that way or if he has a hard time brushing his teeth. Izuku wanted to know allllll about his crazy dentist experiences. And Denki just walked up, stuck his fingers in Kiri’s mouth and went “HOLY SHIT THEY’RE SHARPER THAN I THOUGHT!”
Kiri: “DENKI STOP–MMMMPH!”

-When he’s not playing his explosive, angry character, Katsuki is actually one of the most loved actors in the whole group. He’s super friendly and playful, and helps everyone a lot. (He’s still an overachiever and he still swears like a sailor though)

-The oddest thing for them to watch is the transition from a bullying scene to when Izuku and Katsuki fall out of character. The minute a scene is over, Izuku will laugh and say something like “you had me scared for a second, Kacchan!” or “great job, I really thought you were gonna kill me for a minute.” Katsuki always grins and ruffles Izuku’s hair, before asking for water because “i am going to destroy my fucking voice if i have to shout at someone one more time.”

-As actors, Izuku and Katsuki are best friends, and they meet to read scripts a lot, or discuss ways to act through scenes. They get along really well and aren’t above hugging each other or showing up in each other’s clothes on set. (Not that they’re like dating or anything lol theytotallyare ANYWAY) There have been times when Izuku had to comfort Katsuki after a particularly harsh scene, because it hurts Katsuki sometimes to say such awful things to Izuku.

-Out of character, Shinsou is basically Aizawa, minus the sleeping bag. He has shown up near-late to read-throughs, in pajama bottoms, with a blanket, coffee, and muttering, “when can i sleep again” He naps all the time. He can fall asleep on anything, anywhere. He doesn’t know how to explain why he likes it so much, they’ve just accepted that if you can’t find Shinsou anywhere, he’s probably hiding in a place where he can sleep.

-Places Shinsou has fallen asleep: slumped over his dressing room table, in a chair, during read-throughs, on car rides, in Izuku’s lap, on Katsuki’s back while he was being carried, leaning against a wall, on the floor. The boy has no shame.

-As an actor, Shouto is the quiet one of the group. But he still strangely doesn’t mind getting into any of the ridiculous pranks or funny situations with the other actors at all. And he can be hilarious too. He is accidentally sarcastic with people. He doesn’t mean to be, but it comes out that way.

-“Shouto, Kiri told me I look ugly in this, but I think he’s wrong.”
“……what do you want from me”
“Tell me how it looks!”
“Oh. …..I thought Kiri already did.”

-Shouto also has a strange way of not practicing too much, but then going out, winging it, and acting like he’s freaking become the character. He’s made the other actors and actresses cry while watching his more emotional scenes. It’s very adorable to praise him after this, because his quiet mask breaks into a little smile and he just mumbles “thank you.”

-He has a not-so-tiny crush on the Wonder Duo, but refuses to tell anyone or admit it out loud. But he always hangs around them and when Izuku and Katsuki started talking to him, he lit up. He isn’t nearly as quiet or cold with them, he loves talking to them. Izuku and Katsuki love it too; Shouto will talk a lot with them, but his voice is still soft and it is the most endearing thing. Shouto blushes like a fool whenever they compliment him and could spend hours discussing the intricate details of Izuku’s eyes or Katsuki’s hair.

-Kiri: “Okay, new challenge! Everybody trade characters with someone else and be that character for the rest of the day! You can’t break character! Winner gets this chocolate bar I stole from Aizawa. Got it?”

Katsuki: “You wanna trade, Izuku?”

Shouto: “Can Izuku even become that mean?”

Izuku: “FUCK YES, OUT OF MY WAY HALF-AND-HALF BASTARD, I WILL FUCKING DESTROY YOU ALL.”

Shouto: “….oh my god.”

More KatsuDeku Thoughts/Ramblings

The other day I was seeing a lot of people complaining about hate in both the ‘Katsudeku’ and ‘Bakudeku’ tags, but to be honest, I didn’t see it. I suppose I must have the right people blocked.

But, it did get me thinking about things that people love to bring up when discussing the “p r o b l e m a t i c” elements of this ship. Two big ones in particular come to mind.

One has already been discussed to death, and I hope to jeezus I never have to talk about it myself. Yes, Bakugo told Deku to jump off a building. It’s horrible and despicable and I would never defend such awful behavior. It was simple shorthand for Horikoshi to establish Bakugo as an unremorseful jerk. Congrats, dude. It worked.

The second thing, however, is something I could talk about at length.

So I will.

Let’s talk about THIS.

Warning: this is a goddamn long post. Pour yourself a drink.

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So we had this joke. Meri and I would like to see the girls that you would come back with to the house. That was always what we enjoyed, because we’d be in bed like an old couple. We’d have our spot cream on our faces and we’d be in our pajamas and the door would go off. The stairwell was right outside our door, so we’d wait to see if Harry was coming home alone or with people. It was exciting seeing the array of A-listers that would come up and sleep in the attic. Or he’d come and lounge with us. We’d never discuss business. He would act as if he hadn’t come back from playing to 80,000 people three nights in a row in Rio de Janeiro.
—  Ben Winston

maxwell sweet honey child did you forget that i, the apple queen, named you my court jester like four seconds ago good grief this is why bertrand won’t let you have nice things

A frustrating thing about Tungle Ace Discourse is how whenever someone presents a critique of concepts like “demisexual” etc as they are defined and executed etc in these discussions, people act like they are attacking individuals’ experiences of libido, love, etc. “I don’t know how useful a term like this is, especially in this context” is inevitably met with “But DEMISEXUALS EXIST AND ARE VALID!” and it’s like… we’re not saying that people who feel that way don’t exist! Neither I nor anyone I engage with on this subject is telling you you don’t feel the way you feel. What’s being critiqued here is not the legitimacy of your individual interpretation of desire and so forth, but rather the language and specific baggage that this specific framing of that interpretation carries within discussions of sexuality and identity, especially the ways that this framing positions those experiences and interpretations as inherently other and inherently in opposition to “allosexual” sexualities. 

It’s frustrating because it’s impossible to have a respectful and illuminating conversation if when you present a concern regarding a specific manifestation of a specific cultural thing, it constantly gets spun as you telling someone they’re lying about their own feelings. I have no interest in telling someone else whether or not they fit any definition of the term “demisexual” or whatever, because that’s not my goddamn business, but I DO wish that more people would ask themselves WHAT practical purpose that serves in their life, and whether that purpose holds up if they accept that they aren’t entitled to intimate knowledge about how other people experience and feel about sex, desire, specific cultural obsessions with sex and sexualizing (and desexualizing) certain people… and that making assumptions about this is usually a pretty shitty thing to do. Simply asking people to think about these issues in the context of racism, homophobia, misogyny, transphobia, and on is not an attack on the legitimacy of your individual feelings. To say that it is sounds to me a lot like the “how can I have privilege if sometimes I’m sad?” argument, and that’s boring to me, sorry.

There’s a line from the episode that pierces right through my soul and is delivered so on point. “You paid attention to me.” Because that’s all Jughead craves; the attention. The feeling that somebody is out there looking out for him, caring about him, knowing that he does exist. He’s been invisible all his life; by his parents, his peers, the girl he always loved. And the day comes that one of the most important people in his life, his father, finally sees him, actually sees the real him. He cleans his act, he discusses his problems with him, he wants to be involved in his life, takes an interest in his long-time passion and praises his talent. Jughead seeks validation, seeks the feeling that somebody is listening to what he expresses as a human being. And that’s the biggest betrayal he experiences. Sure, he can’t even grasp the fact that his dad is a killer but deep down that’s what pains him the most; the fact that he was a passer by once again, somebody not worthy enough for people, even his parents, to actully stop and stare. When Cheryl starts hitting him with venom he doesn’t stand there to endure it all for the sake of his father and what’s the right thing to do. He wants to feel the physical pain too, he wants to punish himself for being so foolish as to believe that he would be happy this time. That’s why he lets her pull him and drag him and punch him and he all but flinches but never makes any move to stop her. He is beating himself up for believing in his dad, for believing that Fred actually did care for him, for believing that Betty would always be with someone as pathetic as he is. And that’s the sad mentality that is Jughead Jones, a brilliant and unique kid that wrongfully so needs to work for even a small piece of validation in his life, even from his own damn parents.

On B.A.P’s “Blue” and what makes a good album cover

So the album cover for Blue was released last night, and while I have my doubts about the design I’m not all that surprised that this is what we got. K-pop in general has a lot of album covers of questionable quality, due to the incredibly high amount of album/single releases the industry has every year. However, that doesn’t mean that we’re not allowed to criticise them rather than ignoring them.

Still, instead of making more memes about the unmotivated album covers TS has given us in the past year, I thought I’d make a quick post on what makes a good album cover, and why TS’ album covers are worth criticising.

All general rules of graphic design aside, there are some key qualities an album’s cover art should have in order to do an artist justice, and here they are:

  1. The cover art should be easily discernible/stand out.
  2. The cover art should be memorable.
  3. The cover art should describe the artist or the album in some way (either the sound or the message promoted).
  4. The cover art should be minimalistic/uncluttered (this is not so much a rule as it is a tendency found in good modern examples. Minimalism has become highly favoured in media today and it’s easier to make a piece of album art that has the previous qualities using the minimalist approach).

So with that in mind, let’s have a look at the cover art TS Entertainment released for Blue, and keep the desired qualities in mind:

Now, on a personal level I actually don’t mind these designs. I think they’re quite pretty and soothing to look at. From a design perspective, however, these have flaws. So let’s look at how they pertain to the points I mentioned earlier.

The cover art should be easily discernible/stand out. Imagine if you were in a record shop and you were scanning the new releases for something to listen to (already I’ve dated myself, but bear with me). Would this design pop? If you were standing 10 meters (or 30 feet) away from this cover would you be able to see what it was? It’d probably just look like a vague blue blob, and unless the other albums were completely devoid of colour and blue happened to be your favourite colour, you probably wouldn’t pay this cover art much attention. 

The cover art should be memorable. If the cover art has caught someone’s eye in the first place it needs to have some part that is visually memorable.Some part that sticks with them so that they’ll have an image in their mind when they think of the album. Personally and on a wider scale, I don’t think there’s anything in this cover that has that ability, but for individual people it might be different.

The cover art should describe the artist or the album in some way. This is what this album cover does best. We can’t assume anything entirely until the album has been released and we’ve heard the songs, but from the teasers and descriptions we’ve gotten it seems like the album resonates quite well with the cover art. The fresh and breezy blue works with the summer-y feel of the album and the sky matches the message about freedom that we’ve heard this album will be about. Additionally, the crescent moon/eclipse theme works with the title song’s name, Honeymoon, and the release date of the teaser.

The cover art should be minimalistic/uncluttered. The art is definitely minimalistic, which is what I think a lot of people like about it. It’s got that relaxing summer aesthetic feel going for it which is nice, but this point was more of a means to an end, and I don’t think the design reached the end.

So why do I think this design is disappointing? 

The purpose of any album cover is to advertise the album in question, it’s a part of an artist’s marketing scheme. We know that TS Entertainment fumbles a lot when it comes to marketing their artists and this is no different. Good cover art will stand out and become imprinted in people’s minds, making them more likely to buy the album or share it with friends, which is why I dislike the fact that TS has given us very little as far as cover art goes in the last year.

This is not something that is B.A.P’s fault, or even the people hired to design the album cover. It is completely to blame on TS. We know TS has more than enough money to promote and invest in B.A.P, because B.A.P is a famous group that makes a lot of money for their company. But the truth is that TS aren’t willing to invest more than the bare minimum in B.A.P (this isn’t really a good business strategy for them, but they’ve always been bad at running a company). Pointing out and reflecting on what we dislike about the album design is just another part of being willing to criticise things we think aren’t good.

If someone got through this post and is interested, I’d be happy to add onto it and talk about some examples of album cover art done well (both from B.A.P and other groups), because I think it’s a fun opportunity to learn and discuss it.

Templar recruit voice in the Gallows: I can’t WAIT ‘till I’ve trained enough to meet a REAL MAGE!
Jayden: Suddenly I think you would have actually made a pretty good Templar, brother.
Carver: Ugh, give it a rest.
Jayden: No, I’m serious. You at least have met real mages. The Order couldn’t just fill your head with whatever nonsense they’re stuffing into these people.
Carver: … Thanks. I guess.
Jayden: I’m still glad you’re not a Templar, though.
Carver: I figured as much. So am I.

(I heard this bit of dialogue in the Gallows today that went kind of like the templar recruit line here? I didn’t see the speech bubble and didn’t catch all the words but that’s what it sounded like. And oviously it’s something that I kinda KNEW already, but it hit home this time - there are actual real templar recruits who have never ever met a mage, and they’re not allowed to. From the Order’s perspective it undoubtedly makes a whole lot of sense; this sort of recruits can’t really build personal sympathy for the mages. :S It’s horrifying.)

((oh and Carver and Jay have previously had a talk about what Carver would have done if the whole Warden thing hadn’t happened. It was a Talk. They’re all right. xD)

anonymous asked:

Didn't Pearl say she wanted to be a female James Bond? Cause I feel like she'd do amazingly and also half the male fans would cry.

Yes, she did: “If I can be called Bill, I can be called James!

And she’d do amazing as just about anything.

anonymous asked:

If you or another Dean fan gets a chance, could you please ask Jensen what he'd like to see for Dean next season? Season 12 was such a disappointment. A lot of Dean fans I know are struggling to find a reason to keep tuning in next season, esp if Dabb is still in charge. We miss our badass Dean who was part of the storylines, not relegated to the sidelines for episodes on end.

Hello dear anon!

I am sorry for only replying now after JIB. Even though I can’t recall anyone asking a similar question during one of Jensen’s panels, I personally think that Jensen let shine through quite a bit how he felt about S12 as I had the impression he was criticising the writing of the latest season quite a bit, but in very measured, subtle and polite manners.

For example I think with how highly he talked about “Regarding Dean” and how much he enjoyed being given the possibility to really breach out and challenge himself in that episode showed that he wishes to get more opportunities to stretch his legs creatively speaking.

And also, when he talked about reading the script for 12x22 and revealed his own “headcanon” about how he personally made sense of Amara’s “I am going to give you what you need most”  he also pointed out rather directly how much he struggled with large portions of the season as they didn’t make “sense” to him, because he couldn’t really pin point what they did with Mary, etc. and therefore had ~issues with the “portrayal” of the relationship between the brothers and their mom.

SPN has always been a show in which the audience or the actors need to fill in the gaps, but I personally think in arcs as big as this one the creatve writing team should be giving directions to the main characters on what’s to come and what’s the point, because apparently they failed to deliver making clear what the plan is quite drastically. Plus: While Jensen managed to make sense of the season for himself by putting 12x22 in relation to Amara deciding to bring Mary back, Jensen also made it pretty clear that when he shared his headcanon with Robert Berens, Berens didn’t really budge or confirm that any of that truly was his intention in writing. So…

As much as I actually liked 12x22 and Jensen’s acting in it and his headcanon and trying to make sense of the season, I personally think if indeed Jensen’s headcanon matches loosely with the intention of the writers they did a pretty horrible job at executing this storyline, because catharsis for Dean certainly looks different imo and healing as well. What this season achieved was killing the myth of Mary and making her a real life person with very real issues and horrible behaviour - and I have no problems with that, I have a great deal of issues with the fact that everything Dean suffered and did and fought for this season that in the end Mary didn’t even wrap Dean into a hug ffs!!!!!!, cause that’s just phew…. Let’s just say I am really really angry - because well, yeah Dean saves her (while the show in that moment also grossly ignores all of Dean’s own traumas, but only had him focus on Sam - seriously, fuck you Dabb! Dean didn’t suffer in Hell? Or in purgatory? Or the MoC? Only Sam had traumas and a bad life after Mary’s death?) and who gets hugged? Sam. Thank god he at least pulls Dean into a hug. But yeah Mary… Just grrrrrr, writers fail. But gladly I am able to just ignore that all for now when thinking back to my JIB 8 experiences. ;)

100% agree

we were talking about act 6 and the parts that disappointed us… i brought up how rachel, who used to lead whatpumpkin, got involved in an act 6 discussion and posted a chart on storybuilding that looked a lot like this artistic rendition:

which as you can tell is utter rubbish. the spike was meant to represent cascade. the climax in the middle of the story. i still cant get over how she posted it.

anyway here’s our version of how a long story should look:

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Harry discusses acting and his grandfather on the ‘Dunkirk’ red carpet

Kinda Funny

Kinda funny how all of a sudden folks wanna boycott Runaways.

The comic has been around for years, the fandom, while not huge, has existed for a while and the comic itself is pretty popular.

So why all of sudden are people screaming racism now? If it was always such big issue, why am I only now just seeing it now when the live-action adaption is about to air?

Any ideas, guys, ‘cause I’m stumped.